Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Virtual Programs at the West Orange Public Library January 2021

Library News and Events

 

Patrons may now request materials system-wide via BCCLS and Inter-Library Loan (ILL). Please note all requests MUST be picked up at your home library per BCCLS. Curbside remains available. New library hours and rules have been implemented for COVID-19. We are currently only serving West Orange cardholders and West Orange residents. The first hour of each day is designated for seniors (65 and up per CDC guidelines) and the medically vulnerable.

 Covid-19 Hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

10:00-7:00 PM

Walk-in and curbside

(10-11 AM Seniors and medically vulnerable only)

Tuesdays, Fridays

10:00-5:30 PM

Walk-in and curbside

(10-11 AM Seniors and medically vulnerable only)

Saturdays

9:00-1:00 PM

Walk-in and curbside

(9-10 AM Seniors and medically vulnerable only)

1:00-5:00 PM

Curbside only

 Sundays

1:00-5:00 PM

Walk-in and curbside

(1-2 PM Seniors and medically vulnerable only)

 Please contact us with any questions or concerns at (973) 736-0198.

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Adult Events

Email ref@westorangelibrary.org for Zoom links and any additional information on events or sign-up through the library calendar when available.

ESL with Maryann - Ongoing (No meeting Monday, January 4, 2021)

Mondays, 6:00 PM via Zoom

Maryann Poris, an experienced, certified instructor of English as a Second Language, will offer an online--Zoom--course in Basic English for non-native speakers who want to develop their spoken and written English skills. Classes will be held online Mondays from 6-7pm. Zoom can be accessed on the computer, laptop, I-Pad, or cell phone from home.

Introduction to Spanish with Pilar - Ongoing

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM via Zoom

Spanish I is designed as an introductory course for absolute beginners, and as such, will establish a strong foundation and promote future success in Spanish learning for years of study to come.

Feng-Shui: The Bagua

Tuesday, January 5, at 10:00 AM - Descendants

Tuesday, January 12, at 10:00 AM - Health

Areas in the home will be defined and explored.

The Bagua zone of “Descendants” (also known as Children) includes Creativity and Legacy. The Bagua zone of Health represents your physical health, mental health, spiritual health and wholeness. Both areas in your home will be identified. Participants will acquire a better idea of how items placed in these sections of their homes may influence their lives. Question/Answer period.

Home Downsizing: 25 Categorizes Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Your Stuff

Wednesday, January 13, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Are you looking to throw out some old, in hopes of bringing in the new? Worried that you might throw out something of value without even knowing it?

Michael Ivankovich, an Appraisal Institute certified appraiser and host of the radio show "What's It Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser", is here to help you learn what to throw out and what to sell in 2021.

A Conversation with Leonard Lopate

Thursday, January 21, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Former WNYC radio host Leonard Lopate will be entertaining us with stories of past interviews with US presidents, Nobel laureates, authors, the stars of stage and screen, and more! He will also be letting us know what he has been up to recently at WBAI.

After the interview, Lopate will be open for a Q& A session with the audience.


Artist Nupur Nishith Presents Mithila Painting (Folk Art from India)

"Nupur Nishith is a USA based artist, born in Madhubani district of Mithila region in India. Growing up in the environment famous for a unique ancient folk art of Mithila / Madhubani Paintings she took up the art at an early age from her mother. Even during education and profession in marketing and banking her passion for art continued through participation in exhibitions and conducting workshops in India. Since moving to US she has tried to explore new avenues such as paper, cloth, wood, ceramic, terracotta, glass, everyday products etc. along with the traditional mural paintings on walls and floors."

(website, accessed 11/25/20)


 

Youth Events

Email youth@westorangelibrary.org with questions, to register, and for Zoom log in or sign up through the library calendar when available.

It's Story Time! - ongoing (Suggested audience ages six and under)

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 11:00 AM via FaceBook Live

Picture book read-alouds, finger-play fun, and silliness. Watch LIVE or access recording on Facebook at any time.

Virtual Talent and Music Jam (Open to anyone in grades 5 - 12)

Sunday, January 10, at 1:00 PM

Log in to collaborate, perform, and chat with other young people! It's cold outside so this is YOUR virtual space to share your talent (music, writing, art and beyond) and express yourself at this relaxed jam. You'll have the chance to perform, talk about the creative process, and team up for a group production.

Super Science! - ongoing (All ages)

Mondays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25, at 4:30 PM via Facebook Live

Demos of interactive science experiments you can try at home! Catch the event live on the West Orange Public Library Facebook page or watch it any time afterwards.

Yakety Yak Book Club (Grades 1-3)

Tuesday, January 19, at 4:00 PM via Zoom

Dessert First by Hallie Durand, illus. Christine Davenier

Third grader Dessert Schneider is determined to walk to the beat of her own drum which sometimes leads to trouble. Pick up a gently used paperback at the Children's desk or request curbside pick up.

Secret Building Challenge (school age)

Wednesday, January 20, at 4:00 PM via Zoom

We are building together with LEGO. When you register you will receive instructions in an email. Shhhh! Do not share your secret instructions with anyone (except an adult or sibling).

Speaking of Stories (Grades 4-6)

Tuesday, January 29, at 4:30 PM via Zoom

Unite with other readers in grades 4 - 6 for an interactive book discussion! Members voted and decided in January we'll read Three Keys by Kelly Yang- copies are available at the library for in person or curbside pick up. New members welcome, especially anyone who loved Front Desk by Kelly Yang. 

Reading and Math Buddies

Sunday, January 24, at 1;00 PM

Wednesday, January 27, at 3:00 PM via Zoom

Students in grades K - 6: Sign up for a Zoom appointment with a high school reading or math mentor for a chance to build your skills and ask questions in a relaxed environment. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/hZPXUuUnhmdL2E7e9

Tween Scene

ages 9-12

Email youth@westorangelibrary.org for Zoom log in and more information.

Saturdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 2:00 PM via Zoom

Talk. Share. Create

NEW theme every Saturday. Enjoy virtual conversation and a craft with other tweens while it is cold outside.

Virtual Talent and Music Jam (Open to anyone in grades 5 - 12)

Sunday, January 10, at 1:00 PM

Log in to collaborate, perform, and chat with other young people! It's cold outside so this is YOUR virtual space to share your talent (music, writing, art and beyond) and express yourself at this relaxed jam. You'll have the chance to perform, talk about the creative process, and team up for a group production.

Teen Events

Email teens@westorangelibrary.org for ZOOM log in and additional information on events or sign up through the library calendar when available.

Virtual Teen Advisory Group Virtual New Year's Party!

Wednesday, January 6, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Ring in 2021 with a virtual party on Zoom- bring your own pizza! 

9th - 12th graders are welcome to join us to relax, have fun, and celebrate making it through 2020. Participants earn volunteer hours for logging in- we will discuss ways to help the community in the new year. New members welcome!

Virtual Talent and Music Jam (Open to anyone in grades 5 - 12.)

Sunday, January 10, at 1:00 PM

Log in to collaborate, perform, and chat with other young people! It's cold outside so this is YOUR virtual space to share your talent (music, writing, art and beyond) and express yourself at this relaxed jam. You'll have the chance to perform, talk about the creative process, and team up for a group production.

Virtual Reading and Math Buddies Orientation

Wednesday, January 13, at 3:00 PM via Zoom

High school students in grades 9 - 12: learn more about how you can earn volunteer hours by serving as a buddy to help kids build their reading or math skills. Email teens@westorangelibrary.org for login information for this orientation training.

Teen Science Hangout

Wednesday, January 13, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Are you in grades 5 - 12? Do you like animals? Explosions? Nature? Experiments? Ignite your interest in Science and join for an informal virtual chat about your favorite elements of science- we'll do an interactive demo of an experiment you can try at home. Open to anyone in grades 5 - 12 who lives in West Orange.

Virtual Drawing and Comic Book Club

Wednesday, January 20, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Join your friends and create together in real time! Email youth@westorangelibrary.org for more information and link to join. Open to 5th - 12th graders living in West Orange.

Teen Book Review Kickoff

Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Do you love to read? Are you constantly telling friends what books they might enjoy? The library is restarting its teen book reviewers program- readers in grades 6 - 12 can earn volunteer hours for telling other teens about the books you have read!

Log in for our virtual orientation to learn how to participate- email teens@westorangelibrary.org for login information. 

 

Weekly Teen Programs

Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29 (no meeting January 1, 2021) 

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

3:15-5:15 PM

Dungeons and Dragons group for 7th through 12th graders meets online using the Discord website.

Beginners welcome! Please email teens@westorangelibrary.org for more information. Epic quests await teens who join our D&D club at the library! D&D features role playing, storytelling, on-the-spot strategic thinking, math skills, problem solving, and teamwork all rolled into one!

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