Monday, September 1, 2014



Created Equal:  the Abolitionists
WHEN: Sunday, September 21, at 2 PM
West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange

The Abolitionists vividly brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.  Join your community for a discussion on how civil rights history matters to us today in the third of our four part series.

Dr. Stephanie Steplight Johnson of Essex County College will introduce the film and moderate the discussion.

Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  This event is locally sponsored by the West Orange African Heritage Organization.

Creative Connection
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, at 7 PM
Drop by and join the discussion on the creative process.  Receive constructive feedback on your work.  Presented in partnership with the West Orange Arts Council.  

West Orange Writers Group 
WHEN: Thursday, September 11, at 7 PM
Are you a writer interested in meeting other writers for gentle critiquing of one another's work?  Join an open, informal forum for anyone interested in any kind of writing—fiction, nonfiction, children's poetry, etc.  Bring a sample of your work.    

Poetry Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 9:30-11:30 AM
Share your poems or work on a new one. Bring paper and pencil. Peg Vassallo leads this casual roundtable. Bring ten copies if you have a poem to share.   Presented in partnership with the West Orange Arts Council.  

ESL Classes
WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 3-4:30 PM
Beginning in September, the Library will offer an ESL Class for West Orange residents. Classes will be held on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. The teacher is an accredited ESL Instructor with many years of experience. 

business_ppl4.jpgBusiness Law for the Small Business Owner
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM
This free SCORE seminar will help the small business owner protect his or her business, know when to seek help from a legal professional, and understand the day to day legal issues. 

Film & Dessert  

Winter's Tale
WHEN: Friday, September 5, 2 PM





To Kill A Mockingbird
WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2 PM

teen logoVolunteer Opportunities for Teens 
WHEN: Wednesday, September 3, from 7-8 PM
Teens will learn about what local community service opportunities are available.  Presented by the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life.

Read 'n Chat Book Discussion Group
Grades 6-8 
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10, from 7:30-8:15 PM
The group will discuss When You Reach Me  by Rebecca Stead.  Stop by to pick up a copy of the book.

Teen Game Night 
Grades 6-12
WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, at 7-8:30 PM
Hangout and play a board game, bring your DS or come play against other West Orange teens on the big screen Wii!
No registration required!

Anime Club 
Grades 6-12
WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, at 7-8 PM
Do you like Manga Comics and Anime films? Do you want to interact with other teens that share your passion, make crafts, play games and watch movies? Then this is the club for you!
No registration required. Bring your friends and make new ones.

About Us

West Orange Public Library                   Hours: M, W, Th 10-9
46 Mt. Pleasant Ave.                                        Tu, Fri 10-5:30
West Orange, NJ 07052                                    Sat 9-5
973-736-0198                                                    Sun 1-5*

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