Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Ridgewood Public Library.
 Limit by event type:
Saturday, May 21, 10:30am (Saturdays, May 14, May 21, 10:30am)
Join us at the library for stories, songs, and fun. 
Register with Ridgewood Library Card - Space is limited and social distancing will be strictly enforced.
 
POSTPONED Dining wit
Saturday, May 21, 2:00pm
POSTPONED - New date TBD

Guest speaker Phil Jaeger's talk will focus on many restaurants, mostly in New Jersey but several in neighboring states, that began life as long ago as the 1700s. In every case the building itself is an important part of New Jersey's heritage whether it originally was a stagecoach stop, railroad station, school, castle, private residence or other historic structure. The program includes not only the origins of many of New Jersey's notable dining establishments but also views of the restaurant as it appears today. Additionally, nearby attractions of interest are also highlighted.

Program will be held in the Library Auditorium.  Due to space limitations, registration is required.

Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Girls Who Code (Virt
Monday, May 23, 5:00pm-6:00pm (Mondays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28 April 4, 18 & 25, May 9, 16, & 23, 5:00pm-6:00pm)
Use Computer Science to change the world! Join a sisterhood of supportive peers and together we will learn fun and simple online coding.
Registration required for all sessions. For teen girls in 6-8 grade ONLY. (ZOOM meeting link will be provided after registration and the day of the program). Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Monday, May 23, 4:00pm-4:30pm (Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm)
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. Please specify age, and virtual or onsite appointment upon registration. Zoom meeting link will be emailed the morning of appointment.
Registration required. For readers and pre-readers ONLY.


Closed: April 11 & 13

Closed: May 2 & 30

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Monday, May 23, 4:30pm-5:00pm (Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm)
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. Please specify age, and virtual or onsite appointment upon registration. Zoom meeting link will be emailed the morning of appointment.
Registration required. For readers and pre-readers ONLY.


Closed: April 11 & 13

Closed: May 2 & 30

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Monday, May 23, 4:00pm
Explore the art, history and culture of Spain
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders ages 5-8.
Tuesday, May 24, 9:30-11:00AM (Tuesdays, March 29, April 5, 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 9:30-11:00AM)
Work on essentials of reading, writing, speaking & listening while learning about American traditions & history.
Advanced beginner/low intermediate 
Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am
March 29, April 5, 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 24 (No class on April 12)
*Registration is required.
Fee: $15/RW; $40/out of town per 8-week session
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Schnure, ESL Assistant Coordinator & Instructor
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Tuesday, May 24, 10:00am (Tuesdays, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 10:00am)
Join us for Toddler Time 5 week session. 
Registration required.
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders
Masks must be worn by all ages 2 & up 
In-Person Tech Labs
Tuesday, May 24, 11am-1pm
Answering your burning questions about most things tech related. Need help with zoom? Want a quick primer on streaming? Looking to clean your iphone's photos but don't know where to start? Our intrepid team of tech whisperers (aka our lovely staff and teen volunteers) are here to help every Tuesday and Friday. Questions are limited to those that can be answered in under 20 minutes. If you have need for more time and would like one-on-one help, email ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org or call 201-670-5600x130 to schedule.

Please note: due to capacity limits, we may ask you to wait outside the room if you are not being actively helped. We thank you for your understanding and patience.
Tuesday, May 24, 1:00-2:15PM (Tuesdays, March 29, April 5, 19 & 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 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
March 29 - May 24 (No class April 12)
*Registration is required
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Hilditch, ESL Coordinator
vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Tuesday, May 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. Zoom details will be emailed prior to the appointment.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 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. Zoom details will be emailed prior to the appointment.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 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. Zoom details will be emailed prior to the appointment.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 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. Zoom details will be emailed prior to the appointment.
 
Tuesday, May 24, 6-7pm (Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31 at 6-7pm)
WLC Spanish is TUESDAYS AT 6PM for the Spring season and will be taking a summer break starting June 1. We plan to return in September in person.
Registration required. Want to practice your Spanish conversational skills? Join fellow Spanish-language students in this World Language Café 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, May 25, 7:00-8:30PM (Wednesdays, March 30, April 6, 20 & 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 7:00-8:30PM)
Explore American literature, film, art, and more via ZOOM. Link provided prior to first class..
Intermediate/Advanced. 
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
March 30 - May 25 (No class on April 13)
*Registration is required.
Fee: $15/RW; $40/out of town per 8-week session
Questions, please contact:
Victoria Schnure, ESL Assistant Coordinator & Instructor
vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Wednesday, May 25, 10:00-11:15AM (Wednesdays March 30, April 6, 20 & 27, May 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:00-11:15AM)
Get hooked on conversation with this fun and engaging weekly drop-in class. All levels welcome.
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:15am
March 30 - May 25 (No class April 13)
*Registration is required
Questions, please contact:
Janine Lanzisera, ESL Assistant & Instructor
jlanzisera@ridgewoodlibrary.org
Wednesday, May 25, 4:00pm
Conduct a science experiment with Miss Victoria
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders ages 3-7.
Masks are encouraged.
Wednesday, May 25, 4:00pm-4:30pm (Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm)
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. Please specify age, and virtual or onsite appointment upon registration. Zoom meeting link will be emailed the morning of appointment.
Registration required. For readers and pre-readers ONLY.


Closed: April 11 & 13

Closed: May 2 & 30

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
Wednesday, May 25, 4:30pm-5:00pm (Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-4:30pm, 4:30pm-5:00pm)
For readers and pre-readers, schedule a one-to-one reading session with one of our teen volunteers. Please specify age, and virtual or onsite appointment upon registration. Zoom meeting link will be emailed the morning of appointment.
Registration required. For readers and pre-readers ONLY.


Closed: April 11 & 13

Closed: May 2 & 30

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library .
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