Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Ridgewood Public Library!
 Limit by event type:
Monday, Sep. 21, 7:00 pm
Enjoy writing outside of school! This month's prompt: Start of Something New - story starter prompts that revolve around being in a new environment, different genres.

Registration required. For teens in 6-12 grade ONLY. (Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of program). Sponsored by Friends of the Ridgewood Library.
Monday, Sep. 21, 10:30am
Join us for a five week session: Virtual for songs, stories and fingerplay to enjoy with your baby
Open to Ridgewood Library/KidsCard holders ages birth-18 months

 
RPL Pub Trivia: Scru
Monday, Sep. 21, 7:00pm
Well, I know what you've been told.  You gotta work to feed the soul. But you can't do this all on your own...so we welcome you to join us virtually for our next pub trivia, Scrubs (TV Show).  The event will be held on Monday September 21st at 7pm.  Register at www.ridgewoodlibrary.org, ages 18+.  The RPL Pub Trivia team will send you the Zoom details closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please email rplpubtrivia@gmail.com
Monday, Sep. 21, 7:00pm
Dr. Kevin Giangrasso, clinical psychologist, will discuss managing new school street.
For Middle School Parents
A Zoom link will be sent to registered patrons the day of the event
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 9:30-11:00am
Join us for casual conversational English. All levels welcome.
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am
September 8, 15, 22, 29
Questions:  Please contact Victoria Schnure at vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org
*Registration is required for each session in order to receive Zoom link.
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 10:30am (Tuesdays, Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 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

 
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 1:00 - 2:15 pm
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

September 22 - October 27
November 10 - December 15

*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, Sep. 22, 3:00pm
Have you been searching in vain for Great-Aunt Edna's obituary? Curious if your Dad scored as many touchdowns as he said he did for the Ridgewood Maroons back in the 60's? Well now you can by searching the Ridgewood News from 1891-present day on Newspapers.com. Learn how to find that obituary, news on sports, or the headlines from different time periods.

This class will be held via Zoom. Details will be sent closer to the date of the class.

Registration required.

Contact Sarah Kiefer with questions, 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Tuesday, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 22, 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, Sep. 23, 10:30am
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, Sep. 23, 4-5pm (June 10, 17, & 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29, August 5, 12, 19, & 26, September 2, 16, 23, & 30 4-5pm)

Registration required. Want to practice your Spanish conversational skills? Join fellow Spanish-language students in this World Languagé 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.

Wednesday, Sep. 23, 7pm
Pick up a kit with all necessary materials to make needle felted strawberries. Then join us for a Zoom meeting to make the strawberries together.

Free Ridgewood/$5 Visitors.

Registration is required for Zoom link.

Kits available at the Reference Desk starting September 14.

Questions? Elizabeth: egaidimas@ridgewoodlibrary.org

 
Thursday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
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Thursday, Sep. 24, 10:30am
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Great Decisions Disc
Thursday, Sep. 24, 12:30-2pm (2/27/2020, 3/26/2020, 9/24/2020, 10/22/2020, 11/19/2020, 12/17/2020)
Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Group, a monthly member led discussion group.
Thursday, September 24, 12:30-2:00pm
Registration is required for Zoom invitation.

Watch the FPA film before the discussion - U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
For additional information, please contact Victoria Hilditch - vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org

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 2020 Great Decisions Briefing book. Registration & purchase of 2020 Briefing Book is required.
Thursday, Sep. 24, 4:00 pm (Thursdays, September 12 & 24, October 1, 15 & 29, November 5 & 19, December 3 & 17, @ 4 pm)
Check out our Did You Know Instagram posts and learn something new that happened this day. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Thursday, Sep. 24, 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.)
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