Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Ridgewood Public Library.
 Limit by event type:
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9:30-11:00AM (January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, February 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 24, March 2, 4, 9:30-11:00am)

This class concentrates on the essentials of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Advanced beginner/low intermediate level
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-11:00am
January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, February 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25, March 2, 4
Questions:  Please contact Victoria Schnure at vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org 
*Classes open ONLY to students currently registered in the 2020-21 ESL program.
**Registration is required for Zoom invitation.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30am
What’s different about Jewish Genealogy?  This class will focus on Jewish naming patterns, how to find the elusive ancestral town, identifying if vital records for your ancestral town exist and where they can be located.  Many on-line resources including JewishGen.org will be covered.  Basic genealogical research methods will be covered briefly.
Instructor:  Barbara Ellman
Registration required through GSBC: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4028805629899400720

Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org Sponsored by Genealogical Society of Bergen County.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 10:30am (Jan 5, 12, 19, 26 & Feb 2, 10:30am)
Join us for a five week session: Virtual for songs, stories and fingerplay to enjoy with your Toddler
Open to Ridgewood Library/KidsCard holders ages 18 months-2.5 years
 
Virtual Meditation f
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 11:00 am
Start the year off right with meditation. Meditation is opened for all levels. Space is limited and you must register for each individual session which will be held on Zoom. Priority will be given to Ridgewood residents. 

For more information, please email Kerri, kwallace@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 201-670-5600 x 103.

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Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1:00-2:15PM (Tuesdays, January 5,12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 1:00-2:15pm)
Would you like to read a book together? Join us for a weekly discussion. This is for intermediate/advanced-level students.*
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:15pm
January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2
*Registration is open to currently enrolled ESL students.
**Registration is required for Zoom invitation.
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Hilditch, ESL Coordinator
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4-5pm
Grades 3-9. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. Get help from top RHS student volunteers. Register for a (1) one hour appointment with a volunteer on days offered. Please specify grade and subject upon registration. Questions? Contact Justin Kontonicolaou, YA Librarian, 201-670-5600, ext. 112 or jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4-5pm
Grades 3-9. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. Get help from top RHS student volunteers. Register for a (1) one hour appointment with a volunteer on days offered. Please specify grade and subject upon registration. Questions? Contact Justin Kontonicolaou, YA Librarian, 201-670-5600, ext. 112 or jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4-5pm
Grades 3-9. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. Get help from top RHS student volunteers. Register for a (1) one hour appointment with a volunteer on days offered. Please specify grade and subject upon registration. Questions? Contact Justin Kontonicolaou, YA Librarian, 201-670-5600, ext. 112 or jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4-5pm
Grades 3-9. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. Get help from top RHS student volunteers. Register for a (1) one hour appointment with a volunteer on days offered. Please specify grade and subject upon registration. Questions? Contact Justin Kontonicolaou, YA Librarian, 201-670-5600, ext. 112 or jkontonicolaou@ridgewoodlibrary.org. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4-5pm (Nov 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, & Jan 5, 12, 19, & 26 2021)

NEW DAY OF THE WEEK. NOW ON TUESDAYS AT 4PM 

Registration required. Want to practice your Spanish conversational skills? Join fellow Spanish-language students in this World Languag
é Cafe series led by a Spanish-speaking volunteer. Our volunteer will guide participants in an hour of casual, basic, and engaging conversational Spanish for adults.

Contact Elias for more information: erosner@ridgewoodlibrary.org.


If you are new to the group, please email as well as register here so we can add you to the zoom link list.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:00pm
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable therapy dog. Pre-readers must be able to explain the events happening in a story book, even if they are unable to read the words. The child will have a 15 minute virtual private sitting with the animal.
Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details will be emailed prior to event.)
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:15pm
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable therapy dog. Pre-readers must be able to explain the events happening in a story book, even if they are unable to read the words. The child will have a 15 minute virtual private sitting with the animal.
Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details will be emailed prior to event.)
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:30pm
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable therapy dog. Pre-readers must be able to explain the events happening in a story book, even if they are unable to read the words. The child will have a 15 minute virtual private sitting with the animal.
Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details will be emailed prior to event.)
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 4:45pm
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable therapy dog. Pre-readers must be able to explain the events happening in a story book, even if they are unable to read the words. The child will have a 15 minute virtual private sitting with the animal.
Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details will be emailed prior to event.)
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:00-8:30PM (Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 7:00-8:30PM)

This class explores creative expression through various cultural lenses.
Intermediate/advanced level
Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3,10, 24, March 3
Questions:  Please contact Victoria Schnure at vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org 
*Classes open ONLY to students currently registered in the 2020-21 ESL program.
**Registration is required for Zoom invitation.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 10:30am (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 1030.m.)
Join us for a five week session: Virtual for Stories, songs and fingerplay to enjoy with your Tyke
Open to Ridgewood Library/KidsCard holders ages 2.5-4 years
 
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1:30-2:30PM (Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 1:30-2:30PM)

Have a blast with this weekly group & get hooked on conversation.
All levels welcome.
Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm
January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3
Questions:  Please contact Victoria Hilditch at vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org 
*Classes open ONLY to students currently registered in the 2020-21 ESL program.
**Registration is required for Zoom invitation.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:00 pm (Wednesdays, January 6,13, 20 & 27, 4 pm )

Tech guru, Mr. Charles presents weekly STEAM classes to expand your mind. This month's topic: Procreate (Digital Illustration App). iPads will be available for tech lending.
Registration required. For teens in 6-12 grade ONLY. (Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of program).

Sponsored by The Friends of the Ridgewood Library.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:00 pm
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. An RPL staff member will monitor a 30 minute reading session. Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 4:30 pm
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. An RPL staff member will monitor a 30 minute reading session. Please note: parents will receive a Zoom link to access the session. (Details and Zoom meeting link will be emailed after registration and the day of program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
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