Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Ridgewood Public Library.
 Limit by event type:
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 10:00 am (Wednesdays, Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 13 & 20, 10 am)
Join us via Zoom for Toddler Time 5 week session. Stories, songs and fingerplay designed to help you and your Toddler develop pre-reading skills.
Please register for on Toddler Time (on-site or virtual) for each session. Registration required. 
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 1:00-2:00pm (Wednesdays, Sept 8 & 22; Oct 6 & 20; Nov 17; Dec 1 & 15,1-2pm)
Want to practice your Italian conversational skills? Join fellow Italian-language students in this World Language Café series led by a certified Italian teacher with years of experience. 

For more information, please email: ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org.
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 4:00pm
Conduct a science experiment with Ms Victoria
All children (and adults) must wear masks.
The World of Tea (Vi
Wednesday, Sep. 22, 7pm
*Virtual Event* 
Tealightful Tea ambassador Nina Androski shares an overview of tea's history, types of tea and wellness benefits. There will be a quiz and raffle prizes! (Prizes can be picked up at the library after the event.)

Topic: The World of Tea
Time: Sep 22, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82010218865?pwd=NmxsN3Arb3JRaW9DcHduNUo5RW9WUT09

Meeting ID: 820 1021 8865
Passcode: 002870


 
Thursday, Sep. 23, 9:30-11:00am (Thursdays, Sep 9, 16, 23, 30)
Practice your English speaking skills while discussing timely topics. All levels welcome.
Attend as many classes as you choose. 
Thursdays, 9:30-11:00am
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
*Registration is required for each session.
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Schnure, ESL Assistant Coordinator & Instructor
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Thursday, Sep. 23, 10:30 am (Thursdays, Sept 9, 23, 30, Oct 14, 28, Nov 4, Dec 9, 23, 30, 10:30am)
Join us for stories and songs. 
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders. Children must be superived by an adult.
All adults and children over 2 yrs must wear masks and mantain social distancing.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 12:30-2pm
About Great Decisions
Member-led world affairs discussion group sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.  The group meets once a month to discuss readings from the 2021 Great Decisions Briefing book.
  • Registration for 2021 onsite group is full
  • All are welcome to join on Zoom at the link below:
Topic: Great Decisions
Time: Sep 23, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
          Oct 28, 2021 12:30 PM
          Nov 18, 2021 12:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81289640370?pwd=NjJOaUlKdUZ6M1pkVFVWNXYvWFIrUT09
Meeting ID: 812 8964 0370
Passcode: 074597

Questions?
Contact Victoria: vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600 ext. 133
Thursday, Sep. 23, 2-3pm (Sept 9, 23, Oct 7, 21, Nov 4, 18, Dec 2 & 16)
Class is currently full. To be added to the waitlist, please email ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Want to practice your French conversational skills? Join fellow French-language students in this World Language Café series led by an French-speaking volunteer.
For more information, please email: ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 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. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to event.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 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. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to event.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 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. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to event.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 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. A Zoom link will be emailed prior to event.
Internet Genealogy
Thursday, Sep. 23, 6:30-8pm
Genealogy Tech Class
Thursday September 23 from 6:30-8

Internet Genealogy, using the Internet to find records, family information and known and unknown relatives.  Instructor Steven Gabai of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will begin this program with a short slide show explaining the records that are important to your family history research.  He will then go onto the Internet and show you how to find those records, family information and known and unknown relatives.

Laptop or tablet is not necessary, but be prepared to take notes.

Registration required.  Class fee is $5 for Ridgewood residents and GSBC members; $10 for visitors.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org Sponsored by Genealogical Society of Bergen County.
Be a Maker: Closed S
Thursday, Sep. 23, 7pm
Join us for an all ages workshop to make a closed system terrarium that you can take home. What is a closed system terrarium? It's basically a decorative garden in a jar. Once it's set up there's very little maintence, as it has its own rain system.

Anyone under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult. $5/participant.

Please contact Elizabeth (egaidimas@ridgewoodlibrary.org) or Elias (erosner@ridgewoodlibrary.org) with any questions.
Thursday, Sep. 23, 7:00pm
A  Zoom Link will be sent the morning of the program
Please Join Dave Evans, CFP, CRPS, RICP, Senior Director of Team & Total as he presents a basic guide to Social Security and information everyone needs to know
Please note: This is a Ridgewood Library/Age Friendly Event. This program is for informational purposes only.
Friday, Sep. 24, 10:00 am (Fridays, Sept 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 10 a.m.)
Join us onsite for Baby & Me 5 week session. Stories, songs and fingerplay designed to help you and your baby develop pre-reading skills.
Registration required. Please register for one Baby Class/session.
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders
Friday, Sep. 24, 1:00-2:00pm
Connect with fellow ESL students in small groups of 3-4 people for casual conversation.
Icebreaker activities will be provided.
All levels welcome. 
Registration is required for each session.
Fridays, Sep 24, Oct 8, Nov 19, Dec 17, 1-2pm
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Schnure, ESL Assistant Coordinator
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Friday, Sep. 24, 4-5 pm
Learn how to become a Collection Specialist and about our Teen Volunteer Opportunities. Orientations are mandatory and an hour long for NEW applicants. Returning volunteers, please email the Teen Department at teens@ridgewoodlibrary.org. Applications and forms will be available after orientations. Visit our website for descriptions and registration. For grades 6-12 ONLY.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Costume Swap (Sustai
Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:00am-12:00pm
Help cut our consumer footprint by swapping unneeded Halloween costumes for ones you can use. You can participate without contributing a costume, but the swap needs contributions to work!

Collection: From Monday, September 13, to Wednesday, September 22, drop off your gently used, clean, and complete costume or costumes in any size.

Swap: Return on Saturday, September 25 to pick up "new" costumes. No registration required.

Questions: Email Larissa or call (201) 670-5600 x137

We will limit attendance to maintain social distancing.

A Sustainability Series, Jr. Edition program. Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgewood Public Library.
Saturday, Sep. 25, 10:30am (Saturdays, May 22, June 12, August 7, August 21, Sept 11 & 18, 25 10:30am)
Join Auntie Claudia, RPL Staff and our friends from SHARE house at 104 Cottage Place for stories, songs and fun.
Register with Ridgewood Library Card - Space is limited and social distancing will be strictly enforced
Please note:
Bring chairs or a blanket
No access to restroom facilities
Storytime will be cancelled due to inclement weather
Limited parking on Cottage Place. No parking north of the SHARE house on Cottage Place (unfortunately, cars will be ticketed)
Separate registration for each date

 
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