Library News and Events
Summer hours are here! The Library will be CLOSED Sundays through September 8, 2019.
The Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 for the holiday.

Summer is finally here and the air conditioner is on! Heading to the beach? Why not take a fun photo-op of you reading your favorite book on the beach? On the way there, listen to an audio book on the drive down...just don't miss your exit!

This month is the first full month of "A Universe of Stories" summer programming. The library is hosting events for all ages, from Babies and Books story time to a historical program about The Lunar Landing 1969. Stop or give us a call for more information. Registration for children and teen events is available online at . In addition to story times, the Youth Services Department is hosting a Universe of Music by City Winds Trio, an alien adventure show, Tales of the Night Sky, and a presentation by the Morris Museum Astronomy Society about the planets. Creature Comforts and Lego Club are also scheduled for the first Monday and Tuesday of the month respectively. The Teen Department continues to save the world with the Teen Advisory Group monthly meetings. Teens also have an open mic night, a gaming tournament, spelling bee, comic book club, and Harry Potter program. Raise the Grade is returning to help teens prep for the upcoming school year.

The Adult Department is offering programs on ways to help achieve your best self with presentations on de-cluttering, gravity and planetary motion (open to all ages), the history of the lunar landing in 1969, and astrology. The monthly Film and Dessert continues on the first and third Fridays of each month as well as Monday night ESL Conversation classes.

Last month the library kicked-off the summer reading program with a family program with music, dancing, face-painting and more. The teens celebrated the start of the program, and summer, with Eric Dasher's Game Show to test their knowledge of all things intergalactic. The library also hosted a retirement party for long-time Reference Department Manager Mary-Jean Gurzenda, who retired after 17 years of service. Mary-Jean has been replaced with Brian Plank. Please look for an introduction to Brian posted by the library in the next few days.

Did you know? Ast ronaut Scott Kelly spent one year in space which is longer than it takes to get from Earth to Mars. How long do you think it takes to travel from planet to planet?

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A Note from the Friends of the West Orange Public Library:
Our Fall Book Sale is October 4th through October 6th, 2019. For more information visit us online: .

We are starting to collect books for the sale. We accept books, DVDs, CDs, and even activity books, like coloring books. Please make sure they are in Like New condition. We especially need children and young adult books! Books can be brought into the library in bags that are easy for the staff and volunteers to carry downstairs. Any questions about donations can be emailed to
Upcoming Events for Adults
 by Katherine Heiny
Monday, July 1| 1:30-2:30 PM
July book discussion: Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

Wednesday, July 10 | 11:00-1:00 PM
Learn about adopting healthy eating habits and behaviors.
Sponsored by the West Orange Department of Health and West Orange Library

Saturday, July 13 | 1:00-3:00 PM
Learn about gravity and planetary motion; includes a discussion of Newton and Einstein's theories. All ages welcome

Monday, July 15 | 7:00-8:00 PM
Learn about some of the lesser known influences in your horoscope.

Thursday, July 18 | 6:30-8:30 PM
Diane Thomson discusses the patterns and behaviors that lead to clutter and alternative perspectives and logistical solutions to facilitate the de-cluttering process.

Monday, July 22 | 6:00-8:00 PM
A discussion of the moon landing on July 20, 1969. Hear about the mission and how Neil Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first human beings to walk on the moon.

Wednesday, July 24 | 11:00-1:00 PM
Learn about adopting healthy habits and behaviors.
Sponsored by the West Orange Department of Health and West Orange Library
Friday, July 5 | 2:00-5:00 PM
Rated PG
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury
Friday, July 19 | 2:00-5:00 PM
Rated PG-13
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark, Ciaran Hinds
Upcoming Events for Children
Monday, July 1 | 4:30 PM | Grades K-5

Saturday, July 13 | 1:00-3:00 PM | all ages
Monday, July 15 |
4:00-5:00 PM

Monday, July 22 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Monday, July 29 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Clubs! Clubs! Clubs!

 Tuesday, July 2 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Grades K-5

Thursdays | 4:00-5:00 PM | Grades 2-8
Story Times

Reading Buddies| 3:00-4:00 PM | k+
Terrific Toddlers | 10:00-10:30 AM |~2-3
Preschool Story Time | 11:30-12:00 PM | 3.5-5
Cuentos en espanol | 4:00-4:30 PM | all ages
Babies and Books | 10:30-11:00 AM |
Pool Story Time | 2:30-3:00 PM
Speaking of Stories and Yakety Yak Book Clubs are on summer break.
Upcoming Events for Teens
Wednesday, July 3
7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10
7:00-8:30 PM
Thursday, July 11
6:30-7:30 PM
Wednesday, July 17
6:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24
7:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24
7:00-8:30 PM
Meets Fridays, July 12, 19, and 26
(July 5 cancelled).
Teen Volunteer Opportunities

To become a teen volunteer,  CLICK HERE  to access the volunteer application. To learn more, call 973-736-0198 x216 or visit the Children's Room and ask to speak with either Jane or Faith. Join the Teen Advisory Group !  
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