Monday, May 7, 2012



West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange                
Hours: M, W, Th 9-9; Tu, Fri 9-5:30; Sat 9-5; Sun 1-5*

*Closed Sundays from the last Sunday in May to the Sunday after Labor Day.


May Programs for Adults  


West Orange in the 1930's & 1940's
WHEN: Thursday, May 17, at 7 PM

West Orange icon, John Healy, will discuss the Great Depression, the Works Project Administration (WPA), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the WO home front during World War II. This interesting program is part of the WO Sesquicentennial Lecture Series. Sign up online

John Healy is the author of A Time Remembered: West Orange During the Depression and War Years. He was a principal in the Bloomfield school system and is the co-founder of West Orange Old Timer's Day.

Creative Workshop for Seniors: "Living Out Loud"
WHEN: Fridays, May 18-June 15, at 2 PM

Luna Stage, West Orange's professional theater company, partners with the Library to present an exciting series of experiential workshops for older adults.  Storytelling, free-writing, and creative improvisational activities will sharpen your memory while you have fun. The workshops will be facilitated by award-winning director and master teacher, Robin Irwin. Come play with us! Sign up online or by calling 973.736.0198.

Bernard Ducoff Lecture Series: The Castles of New Jersey 
WHEN: Sunday, May 20, at 2 PM

A surprising number of castles were built in New Jersey a century ago. Phil Jaeger will take you on a virtual tour of both well-known and lesser-known castles throughout the state. Jaeger often makes presentations at historical societies, libraries and civic groups. He has also frequently consulted on historical matters in northern New Jersey and is known for his large archive of postcards, maps and New Jerseyana.

Funding for the Bernard Ducoff Lecture Series in the Arts and Humanities is provided in memory of Dr. Bernard Ducoff by the his family.  Advance registration is recommended. Sign up online or by calling the Library.

Sensational Senior Socials
WHEN: Friday, May 4 & May 11 at 2 PM

Drop by the Library to play Wii Sports with other senior citizens!

A Day in the Life of West Orange: Photodocumentary Exhibit

On display in the Library throughout the month of May!