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Someday these “days of coronavirus” will be part of history.  What we’re going through now will be studied and written about and have movies made about it.    Ridgewood will have its stories, and your family will have its stories, and we’d like to be able to document those—now, as they’re happening. 

If you live or work in Ridgewood, the...

As I sat with 25 other library enthusiasts for 3.5 hours on Sunday, July 15 for a Reel Voices screening of EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library, I was inspired—practically giddy—about the career change that I made in 1998 to become a public librarian. It was a long and winding road but became the culmination of my previous careers as a museum editor, elem...

I am a fiction lover.  I throw some nonfiction onto my TBR pile once in a while just to give the impression that I am well-rounded, but given my preference I’d turn to fiction almost every time.  Sometimes, though, I suffer from fiction burn-out, a kind of been-there, read-that ennui that can only be remedied by a dose of memoir.Technically, memoir is non-f...

Summer is the perfect time to head to the movies, and coming to a theater near you are plenty of book adaptations. But before you buy those movie tickets, get yourself on the waiting list for these great novels:

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan  

Release Date Aug. 17

“Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chin...

Librarians, Kerri and Lorri, are back again to share their weekend reading plans. Add these titles to your reading lists and let us know what you think in the comments.

From Lorri:

Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht-- Cold War espionage novel with a queer female spy?  Yes, please.  Knecht was inspired by her grandfather's stories of his days in the CIA, ana...

Stories need to have a beginning, middle, and an end, right?  Not always.  Whether the writers below chose letters, white space, drawings, or verse the medium is very much a part of the message.

The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Lacking the words to describe love, Levithan writes the dictionary of a relationship, one entry at a time.  A perfect va...

School’s out, pools are open, and it is time to start catching up on our TBR (to be read) piles this summer. Librarians Kerri and Lorri share what they plan on reading this weekend. Tell us what you're reading in the comments.

From Kerri:

I’m just finishing up The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd, a psychological thriller about a woman named Samantha who moves from...

Did you ever pass the display case on the first floor of the Ridgewood Public Library (near the periodicals) and wonder what it was all about?  Ridgewood-born Anne Donovan, who donated the photographs, medals and autographed basketball included in the display, was a trailblazer in women’s sports.  Her storied basketball career started at Paramus Cathol...

July 20, 2016

Welcome to the Pokémon Go Lure Module Event at the Library! Lure Module are turned on during the specific time slots. Come catch 'em ALL! 

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