Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Ridgewood Public Library.
 Limit by event type:
Friday, Jul. 23, 9:00am (June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 9am)
This year's Summer Reading Club is "Tails & Tales" and we think the summer is the perfect time to read for fun and have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participate in this year's Summer Reading Club to enter raffles, win prizes, and attend some onsite & virtual events. Ridgewood Residents in Grades PreK-Grade 5.

Register online to stay in the loop of upcoming events. There is no fee to participate in RPL's 2020 Summer Reading Club.
After you read for 30 minutes for 5 days, complete your reading log (found on our website)
Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/src for more information.
Friday, Jul. 23, 10:00 am
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 .
Friday, Jul. 23, 10:30 am
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 .
Friday, Jul. 23, 2:00-3:00PM
Connect with fellow ESL students in small groups of 3-4 people for casual conversation. Icebreaker activities will be provided. All levels are welcome. Registrants may participate either in person or virtually.

Fridays, June 18, July 9 & 23, August 27

Masks and social distancing will be required for in person registrants.
Zoom information will be sent to virtual participants prior to session.

Questions to Victoria Schnure, vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 
 
Friday, Jul. 23, 4-5pm
Let your creativity flow. Join Miss Julia as we watch an episode of Bob Ross’s, The Joy of Painting and then we’ll try to create happy trees together. Registration is required to reserve supplies.
Registration required. For teens in 6-12 grade ONLY. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Saturday, Jul. 24, 9:00am (June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 9am)
This year's Summer Reading Club is "Tails & Tales" and we think the summer is the perfect time to read for fun and have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participate in this year's Summer Reading Club to enter raffles, win prizes, and attend some onsite & virtual events. Ridgewood Residents in Grades PreK-Grade 5.

Register online to stay in the loop of upcoming events. There is no fee to participate in RPL's 2020 Summer Reading Club.
After you read for 30 minutes for 5 days, complete your reading log (found on our website)
Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/src for more information.
Saturday, Jul. 24, 10:30am (June 19, July 24, July 31, Aug 14, 10:30am)
Join Musical Munchkins for this fun, interactive event
A Zoom link will be sent to registered patrons the morning of the event
WHAT TO HAVE ON HAND:  shakers, xylophone with mallet and/or 8 blocks, a scarf and a drum or plastic container to use as a drum.
Sunday, Jul. 25, 9:00am (June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 9am)
This year's Summer Reading Club is "Tails & Tales" and we think the summer is the perfect time to read for fun and have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participate in this year's Summer Reading Club to enter raffles, win prizes, and attend some onsite & virtual events. Ridgewood Residents in Grades PreK-Grade 5.

Register online to stay in the loop of upcoming events. There is no fee to participate in RPL's 2020 Summer Reading Club.
After you read for 30 minutes for 5 days, complete your reading log (found on our website)
Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/src for more information.
In-Person Sunday Con
Sunday, Jul. 25, 2pm
A tribute to the music of Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Each person attending must register in order to come to the program. Registration is limited to 40 people. Masks must be worn throughout the concert.
Questions? ask@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600 ext. 130.
Monday, Jul. 26, 9:00am (June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 9am)
This year's Summer Reading Club is "Tails & Tales" and we think the summer is the perfect time to read for fun and have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participate in this year's Summer Reading Club to enter raffles, win prizes, and attend some onsite & virtual events. Ridgewood Residents in Grades PreK-Grade 5.

Register online to stay in the loop of upcoming events. There is no fee to participate in RPL's 2020 Summer Reading Club.
After you read for 30 minutes for 5 days, complete your reading log (found on our website)
Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/src for more information.
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:00am
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable pet. 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 the appointment.
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:15am
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable pet. 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 the appointment.
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:30am
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable pet. 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 the appointment.
Monday, Jul. 26, 10:45am
For readers and pre-readers in Pre-K through grade 5 who wish to practice their reading skills by reading to a lovable pet. 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 the appointment.
Monday, Jul. 26, 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 .
Monday, Jul. 26, 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 .
Lutherpalians & Pres
Monday, Jul. 26, 7:00pm
GSBC General Meeting
Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma’s Church Go?
Presentation by Dr. David McDonald
Monday, 26 July & 7pm
Online and free—all are welcome. 

Lutherpalians & Presbygationalists: Where Did Grandma’s Church Go?

Did Grandma play cards? Was alcohol banned in the household? Is Jell-O a food group in your family’s culinary record? Did they start out Catholic, pass through Episcopalianism, and wind up Disciples of Christ? We’ll consider cultural clues for determining a family’s religious heritage, and strategies for finding records of various churches and denominations, locally and a wider basis.

Registration required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7481536026162675212

Questions?  Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org Sponsored by Genealogical Society of Bergen County.
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 9:00am (June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 9am)
This year's Summer Reading Club is "Tails & Tales" and we think the summer is the perfect time to read for fun and have the chance to win some awesome prizes! Participate in this year's Summer Reading Club to enter raffles, win prizes, and attend some onsite & virtual events. Ridgewood Residents in Grades PreK-Grade 5.

Register online to stay in the loop of upcoming events. There is no fee to participate in RPL's 2020 Summer Reading Club.
After you read for 30 minutes for 5 days, complete your reading log (found on our website)
Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/src for more information.
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 10-11 am (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:00 am -11:00 am)
Join Professional Dungeon Master, Erik Cheski in learning about the world’s most popular Role-Playing Game.  Players will create their own character, choosing their strengths and weaknesses and determining just how they’ll be interacting with the world.  They’ll then take that character and work together to discover the secret behind a rash of attacks on a small farming village that has nowhere else to turn.  Will they have the skills to unravel the mystery?  Will they have the strength to combat what lay at the heart of all the trouble? Will they blunder into trees and fall down, looking like fools?  The last is the most likely. The group will be writing its own story in how they handle the quest, it will have ups, downs, and plenty of laughs. So suit up, conquer your fears, and roll the dice; It's Game Time!

Registration required. For teens in 5-12 grade ONLY. (Zoom meeting link will be provided after registration and the day of the program) Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, Jul. 27, 11:00am
Learn about local art and create a Fijian craft with Marcia Matthews. 
Open to Ridgewood Library Cardholders ages 4 & up. Children must be accompanied by an adult
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