Friday, July 1, 2011


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Funding provided by the Estelle Citrin Memorial Fund


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Around the World in 80 Days
Monday, July 11, at 4:30 PM

Join History's Alive on a whirlwind adventure around the world.  Patrick Garner incorporates dance, music, magic and juggling in this interactive performance of "Around the World in 80 Days." Advance registration is required for this free program. Suitable for children in grades K-5. Click here to sign up.  

No Worries: Worry Doll Craft
Monday, July 18, at 10 AM Or Wednesday, July 20, at 3 PM

Worry dolls are tiny figures to tell your troubles to. In Guatemala, kids tuck them under their pillows at night. Make your own worry doll to take home with you in this free workshop. Advance registration is required for this free program. Space is limited. Click here to sign up. Suitable for pre-K through grade 5.

World Tales
Monday, July 25, at 4:30 PM

The Act!vated Story Theatre presents two folktales for your entertainment.  The Hat Seller and the Monkey is an African tale about observation and creative thinking.  The Egyptian Cinderella is thought to be the oldest version of the Cinderella story. This tale features a falcon instead of a fairy godmother.  The free show incorporates physical comedy, audience participation and American Sign Language. Advance registration is required.  Click here to sign up. This 45-minute program is suitable for pre-K through grade 5.

Drop-In Storytimes at the Library

  • Books and Babies (up to age 2) Fridays, 10 AM
  • Tribal Toddlers (age 2-3 1/2) Tuesdays, 10 AM
  • Peaceful Preschoolers (age 3 1/2 - 5)  Tuesdays at 2:30 PM
  • Elementary Earthlings (age 5 and up) Tuesdays at 4 PM
  • Grandpals (Senior Volunteers) read to children, all ages. Saturdays, 11 AM
  • Teen Book Guides read to children, all ages. Mondays, 3 PM
  •  Poolside Storytimes at the Ginny Duenkel Pool for all ages Thursdays, 2:30 PM
  • Marketplace Craft and Stories at the Farmer's Market for all ages. Fridays, 3 PM

West Orange Public Library                   Hours: M, W, Th 9-9
46 Mt. Pleasant Ave.                                        Tu, Fri 9-5:30
West Orange, NJ 07052                                    Sat 9-5
973.736.0198                                                    Sun 1-5                                         (Closed Sundays 5/29 - 9/11)