Monday, June 28, 2021


On Monday, June 14, 2021

the library resumed its normal business hours:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

10:00-9:00 PM

Tuesdays, Fridays

10:00-5:30 PM


9:00-5:00 PM

 Masks are still required.

 Senior hour and curbside pick up are no longer offered.

 Materials may be returned to inside the library.

Summer hours resume, the Library will be closed Sundays through September 12, 2021.

 Please contact the library with any questions, 973.736.0198.

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





Playwright/Dramaturgo: Federico García Lorca
Presented by/Presentado por: Cruzando Caminos Grupo Teatral
Director/Directora: Linda Gould Levine

Thursday, July 15th, 2021, at 7PM via YouTube

Yerma is the tragic story of a woman who lives in 1930s rural Spain and who longs to have a child. As time progresses, without result, her desperation grows as does her husband's lack of interest in having a child. Lorca masterfully captures the anguish of his protagonist who feels out of place in her social sphere and the dramatic decision she makes at the end of the play. 

Yerma es la historia trágica de una mujer que vive en la España rural de los 1930s y que ansía tener un hijo. A medida que pasa el tiempo, sin resultado, su desesperación va creciendo así como la falta de interés de su esposo en tener un hijo. Lorca capta con maestría la angustia de su protagonista que se siente fuera de lugar en su entorno social y la decisión dramática que toma al final de la obra.


Thanks for the Pink Slip: The Upside of Being Downsized, Fired, Let Go, Laid Off, Eliminated, Terminated, Etc.

Monday, July 19th, 2021, at 7PM via Zoom

This webinar prepares you for success even if you have “lost” your job. The topics covered include understanding the nature of being passionate about what you know and what you do and developing your passion into a money-making venture, whether that be as a business owner or an employed person.

Constance Hallinan Lagan brings information and insight, humor and hope, to the platform every time she speaks. Listed in Who’s Who, The World’s Who’s Who of Women and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, Connie has presented for hundreds of colleges, universities, government agencies, corporations, labor unions, churches, hospitals, health care agencies and associations nationwide. She presents in the areas of business development, career advancement and personal enrichment.


“Music from the Big Apple” Featuring Randy’s Special Cello Arrangements of Music relating to New York City

Friday, July 23rd, 2021, at 3PM

This event will be held outside next to the BOOK DROP

This concert is entitled “Music from the Big Apple” featuring Randy’s special cello arrangements of music relating to New York City. Songs by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Antonin Dvorak, Billy Joel, and plenty of Broadway hits. Randy will use a microphone looper to play duets with himself. And he’ll give you the inside scoop on all the music with some fascinating stories and little-known facts.

Randy is the principal cellist of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, plays in several local pit orchestras and chamber groups, and created the Synergismus Duo with his wife Millie. He was previously principal cellist of the Penfield Symphony Orchestra and the Finger Lakes Symphony Orchestra in upstate New York.


Have You Been Denied Housing Opportunities?

Monday, July 26th, 2021, at 7PM via Zoom

The Fair Housing Council is here to ensure that all who seek housing have an equal opportunity to rent, purchase, finance and insure the property that they choose. Fair housing means that you may freely choose a place to live without facing discrimination because of your race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability or because you have children. It is your right to be treated in an equal and non-discriminatory manner.


Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

Book Talk by Jose D. Romero

Tuesday, July 27th at 6PM via Zoom

Klobuchar—the much-admired former candidate for President of the United States—argues for swift, sweeping reform in economic, legislative, social welfare, and human rights policies, and describes plans, ideas, and legislative proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement


Rangoli and Mandanas Workshop

Wednesday, July 28th, at 7PM via Zoom

Rangolis are elaborate floor drawings created to decorate a home’s entrance or to bring good luck and joy at family events and festivals. We begin your journey into the world of dazzling color and simple geometry through our rangoli demonstration and then teach you to make them too! Anyone can enjoy making rangolis using the simple grid system so we encourage you to explore your creativity through this ancient art of decoration!

All Ages / Family Style

Seema Moondra is an educator, innovator, entrepreneur and builder who loves sharing her ideas and in her spare time loves to read and travel the world. Visit Seema at "Enjoy Explore India."


Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program

Join us at the West Orange Public Library for exciting events, challenges, crafts, and a reading game this summer.





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










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









Weekly Teen Programs


Virtual Dungeons and Dragons

Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 3:15-5:15 PM

Dungeons and Dragons group for 7th through 12th graders meets online using the Discord website. Beginners welcome! Please email 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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