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September 2021 West Orange Public Library Programs


Library News and Events

September 2021



 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

10:00-9:00 PM

 Tuesdays, Fridays

10:00-5:30 PM


9:00-5:00 PM

Sundays ( starting Sept. 19)

1:00-5:00 PM

 Masks are still required.

Summer hours: 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.




Great Decisions

Foreign Policy Association

Monday, September 13, 7-8pm

Meeting Room

Great Decisions is a national, grassroots, foreign policy discussion program. Join facilitator Jane Gaertner, formerly with the Foreign Policy Association, in viewing two half hour documentaries, each tackling a crucial foreign policy challenge facing the U.S.

A series of six discussions will follow on Mondays, 7-8:30 PM, starting September 27 to November 1.

Brooklyn Bridge

Tuesday, September 14, 7-8 PM

Zoom Event

In 1883, the East River was a substantial barrier for citizens to commute to the City of Brooklyn and the City of New York. John Roebling was hired to build the world’s largest suspension bridge. The Roeblings were heroic figures in getting this structure built but also added a transit innovation to the structure. Being in the manufacturing of wire rope, Roebling had planned to open the span with a cable railway from two terminals. The bridge crossing would become a tremendous success, but the cable railway would become the major convenience for fast travel between both cities. This presentation will illustrate these innovations.


The Importance of Sleep

Monday, September 20, 2021, 7 PM

Zoom Event

Sleep is something we all need and is being increasingly studied for its health benefits for better mental health, disease prevention and overall well-being. This workshop will discuss how sleep benefits us and offer ideas that may help you to get a better night's sleep. Presented by Jennifer Shukaitis, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.


Secrets Wall Street Does Not Want You To Know

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7-8PM

Zoom Event

Have you just come into some money or have some money to invest? This lively, fact packed seminar is a must for those who want to learn from Richard Nathan, a consumer advocate. Mr. Nathan has been teaching consumer education workshops for more than 30 years in high schools, colleges, and libraries in CT, NJ, MA and NY. Since he is not a salesman and has nothing to sell you, he will be blunt and straightforward about things that you should know and were never taught in high school or college. Learn how not to be ripped off when buying or leasing cars, buying insurance, investigating long term care insurance, investing with or without financial planners, etc.




Sunday, September 26, 1:30-4 pm

Encore Presentation:

Thursday, September 30, 6-8:30pm

 Meeting Room

MANHATTAN SHORT is a celebration of short films and was established in 1998 on the streets of New York City. Today, it has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. MANHATTAN SHORT screens 9 compelling shorts in 500+ cinemas simultaneously during the week of September 23 to October 3, 2021.

MANHATTAN SHORT doesn’t have judges award the short films. Instead, they allow the audience (i.e. You) to be the judge. The audience votes for their choice of Best Film and Best Actor. Then on the last day of the festival, the short films with the most votes are announced as the winners. Manhattan Short is for film lovers who want to experience unique and riveting stories from all around the world. This year's films are from Afghanistan, Canada, Italy, France, Northern Ireland, Norway, the UK and USA.




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, September 3, 10, 17, and 24, 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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