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Ridgewood Library | Events and Programs

Events & Programs

 
 

Public Meetings

All welcome

Library Board of Trustees meeting, Tuesday, June 23, 7:30pm
Click here for 2020 meeting dates.

 

Friends of the Ridgewood Library (FOL), 2nd Wednesday of the month, September-June, 9am
Join us in supporting the Library's collections and programs. Email friends@ridgewoodlibrary.org for more information. All welcome.  

Sunday Concerts

All welcome. Donations greatly appreciated. 

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

*POSTPONEDGuthrie Brothers, Sunday, May 31. Scarborough Fair: Simon & Garfunkel tribute.

Movies

Friday Matinee @ 1pm; World Cinema, every month @ 7pm

Friday Matinee*POSTPONED*

Marriage Story (2019; R; 2h17m), Friday, March 20

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019; PG; 1h49m), Friday, March 27

World Cinema*POSTPONED* 
Discussion to follow with Library Director Nancy Greene.
Parasite (in Korean; 2019; R; 2h12m), Thursday, April 2

Multimedia Lectures & Adult Programs

All welcome

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

VIRTUAL programs:

Women & Finance, Thursday, June 11, 7pm. Basic strategies to boost finances. With Kathy Entwistle, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. All welcome. Please register here. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants. Questions? Jin at jlee@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 

Working from Home and Dealing with the Stress, Friday, June 19, 2pm. Practical skills and tips to build resilience and manage job stress. Speaker: Patricia Diesel. All welcome. Please register here. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Valley Hospital Partnership

Educational wellness programs for the whole family

Programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

*POSTPONEDMaking Healthy Choices, Tuesday, May 5, 10am. Preventative health, nutrition, fitness and mindfulness. Karola Prinz, MD, internal medicine.

Children's and Young Adult

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Please click here for upcoming Young Adult programs.

VIRTUAL programs:  ​ 

Please check our Teen page for weekly line-up of new programming. Tune in each day at 4pm.

Game Review, Tuesday, June 9, 4pm. Ms. Julia shares her latest adventures in the gaming world. Game Review available on Teen Reads page @ 4pm. 

Teen Tech Club @ Home: Laser Engraving Workshops, Wednesday, June 10, 4pm. Learn the science behind a CO2 laser. Then design an image using Inkscape and create your very own wooden bookmark. Bookmarks available for pick up when library resumes operational hours. Registration required. Register here.

Jackbox Games, Thursday, June 11, 4pm. Spend an afternoon with your favorite librarians and challenge us to some fun Jackbox Games. Registration required. Register here.

Art Class with Julia, Friday, June 12, 4pm. Learn how to paint a summer silhouette in this easy-to-follow video tutorial. Available on Teen page @ 4pm. 

Cooking with Calvin: Falafels, Monday, June 15, 4pm. Tune in and watch cooking tutorials by Mr. Calvin. Video tutorial available on Teen page @ 4pm.

Virtual Teen & Parent Program: You CAN Take a Gap Year this Fall, Monday, June 15, 7-8pm. Wondering about the benefits of a gap year and realistic options amidst Covid? Join us for a presentation and Q&A about many available domestic programs, local activities, and new options offering social connection and mentoring to students. Speaker: Katherine Stievater, founder, Gap Year Solutions. Registration required. Register here.  


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Please click here for upcoming Childrens programs.

VIRTUAL programs: 

Please check our Children’s page for 

1) Storytimes

2) Craft videos with Ms. Amy and Ms. Marcia

3) Little Scientist videos with Ms Victoria

3) A pdf with clickable links to Online Storytimes, Digital Reading and Helpful Resources. Note: PDF is being continually updated.

4) At-home and outdoor activities

 

Storytimes

We are posting 2 Storytimes a day on our Children’s page at 11am and 3pm and hosting a Bedtime story Monday-Thursday, 7pm, on Instagram Live.

 

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for easy access to all our recorded Storytimes

 

Virtual Read to a Dog/Pet (Pre-readers through grade 5), Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm. Register online for a 15-minute appointment.

Local History & Genealogy

At the Bolger Heritage Center. For info/registration, please contact Sarah Kiefer at Heritagecenter@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600, ext. 135. 

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

VIRTUAL programs:

Bergen Roots, part two: Church & Cemetery Records, Probate & Wills, Website Resources, Monday, June 15, 2pm.  Join us as we talk about all things Bergen County with the experts, historians, and genealogists who know Bergen County best. Visit here to register.

Genealogy consultants provide assistance via Zoom. Please visit here for weekly schedule and procedure to reserve a time.

Stories Shared: Read the first stories from your neighbors about living in real-time history here. And submit your own recollections here or send an email to heritagecenter@ridgewoodlibrary.org.

The collections held at the Bolger Heritage Center cover resources relevant to genealogy, New Jersey history, Bergen County and the Village of Ridgewood. The Heritage Center collections contain documents and memories of peoples, communities, institutions, and individuals, scientific and cultural heritage, and products through time. The mission is to support the creation of the heritage of the future, and provide information, education, culture and inspiration to the patrons.​ Click here to access the Heritage CATalog.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Ridgewood Education Foundation

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Visit Reel Voices webpage for registration, film trailers and details. 

Info, please contact Roberta Panjwani: RPanjwani@ridgewoodlibrary.org or (201) 670-5600, ext. 132.

Honeyland (2019; Macedonia; NR; 1h29m), Wednesday, April 15, 7pm  

One of Europe's last wild beekeepers tries to save her colonies. Speaker: Frank Mortimer, beekeeper.

Book Groups with a Twist

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

VIRTUAL Cookbook Club with Lisa, Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm

Next meeting: Fruits & Vegetables: June 17. No need to be a gourmet chef to participate. 
To register: please email Lisa at LTrent@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 

*POSTPONED* Knit One Read Too with Victoria, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
May 5, instructional; May 19, practice

To register: please call 201-670-5600, ext. 133 or email VHilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org.

ESL

ESL Coordinator: Victoria Hilditch, VHilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org; (201) 670-5600, ext. 131; ESL Assistant Coordinator: Victoria Schnure, vschnure@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600, ext. 141.

Our ESL program is *currently FULL.*
Ridgewood residents, please contact Victoria Hilditch if you would like to be placed on a wait list. 

Great Decisions

Member-led world affairs discussion group. Thursdays, 12:30-2pm. Registration and readings required. Please contact Victoria Hilditch at vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Virtual Great Decisions Discussion Group: India & Pakistan, Thursday, June 25, 12:30-1:30pm. Registration required for Zoom invitation. Please contact Victoria Hilditch at vhilditch@ridgewoodlibrary.org. 

World Language Cafes

Brush up on your foreign language speaking skills. Please register with Kerri at askridgewood@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600, ext. 130.

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Advanced French: select Thursdays, 2-3pm *FULL*
Beginner French: select Thursdays, 2-3pm *FULL*

Italian: Wednesdays, 1-2pm *FULL*

Virtual Spanish Conversation: Wednesdays, 4-5pm. Want to practice your Spanish conversational skills? Join fellow Spanish language students led by a Spanish-speaking volunteer in an hour of casual, basic, and engaging conversational Spanish for adults. Registration required. Please register here by choosing your preferred date. If you are new to the group, please register AND email Elias at erosner@ridgewoodlibrary.org to be added to the Zoom link list.

Writing Clubs

No writing experience needed. Registration required. Please contact Kerri at kwallace@ridgewoodlibrary.org.

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Creative Writing *FULL, wait list only*

Career Services

Please call 201-670-5600, ext. 130 for more information.

On-site programs *POSTPONED* until further notice.

Please check back for updates on re-opening date. Thank you.

Small Business Mentoring, Weekdays, 9:30am-2:30pm (one-hour time slots)
FREE business mentoring for planning, testing ideas and social media strategies. Open to Ridgewood residents. Sponsored by SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground. 

To sign up for a 60-minute session: please visit northeastnj.score.org and follow these registration instructions:  

  • Click "Find a Mentor" on upper left

  • Use "Find a SCORE Branch" on right. Input "07450" and click "Go"

  • Click "Request a Mentor" under Ridgewood Library

  • Fill out form and submit

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Library Hours

When we reopen:

Monday - Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

9am - 9pm

9am - 6pm

9am - 5pm

1pm - 5pm

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