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September 2019

(R) Learn to Play the Guitar

These introductory guitar classes are open to children & teens ages 8 to 18. Priority is given to Hackensack residents. There is a non-refundable materials fee of $50.00 per participant. Register at the JPL Children's Department. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira,…

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Howdy Stranger Sketch Comedy Show

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Hackensack’s resident improv team—and recent champion of the NYC Tournament of Improvisers—are bringing their original scripted material to HACPAC in their annual Sketch Comedy Show! For one night only, Howdy Stranger will brave that final frontier of writing, acting, and……

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Crafternoon

For grades 3-6 Who doesn’t love a good make-and-take? We will be exploring different crafts every week! No registration is required but supplies are limited on a first come, first served basis. Questions? Contact Mari, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14 or…

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Citizenship Class

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Topics discussed in citizenship class: Civics questions, reading vocabulary, writing vocabulary. Classes are free to all and no registration required. Must have some literacy skills to take the class. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira, (201) 343-4169 ext. 34, michelle.ferreira@hackensack.bccls.org

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Citizenship Class

Topics discussed in citizenship class: Civics questions, reading vocabulary, writing vocabulary. Classes are free to all and no registration required. Must have some literacy skills to take the class. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira, (201) 343-4169 ext. 34, michelle.ferreira@hackensack.bccls.org

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(R) Acting for Beginners Workshop

8-Session Series: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 15, 21, 28 You are invited to join actor Teddy Coluca and Johnson Public Library's own Tony Lombardi for an 8-week acting workshop for beginners. Week 8 will be the finale…

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Sensory Free Play

For ages 0-5 and their caregivers Join us for this free, unstructured play time! Sensory activities are not only super fun but they also support language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.…

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(R) Fall Yoga Workshop

Yoga can be soothing yet invigorating. What a great way to recharge your day! This open level yoga class will help you breathe deeper, get stronger, and feel more relaxed. Registration is for all 6 sessions: September 17, 24, October…

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Teen Tuesday: UNO Tournament

This week's Teen Tuesday event is: UNO Tournament Join us for a round of this fun card game. A small prize will be awarded to the winner. Teen Tuesday events are FREE and open to all students in Grades 7-12.…

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Homework Helper

For grades K-6 If you need a little extra help with homework, stop by for this program designed for high school volunteers to assist students one-on-one. No registration is required but spots will be given out on a first come,…

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Tiny Tots Story Time

For ages 3-5 Join us for a weekly themed program for children featuring colorful fun stories, a short video and an always entertaining craft! This is a great program for kids to start socializing with other kids before they get…

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ESL Conversation Class

ESL conversation classes are offered to those who are in a high intermediate to advanced English level. This class is designed to help get comfortable speaking English in a social setting by learning new vocabulary and pronunciation. Questions? Contact Michelle…

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Rhythm & Rhyme

For children under age 3 This interactive program includes rhymes, songs, instruments, dancing, and much more for children and their fellow caregivers! No registration is required but due to space and safety restrictions spots will be given to the first…

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Video Game Club

For grades 3-6 Get your game on! Drop in to play with our Wii and Xbox and get creative with Minecraft and Roblox with fellow video game lovers! No registration is required. Questions? Contact Mari, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14 or…

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Music & Movement

For ages 3-5 Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children and their caregivers! Our movement time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun! No registration is required…

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Citizenship Class

Topics discussed in citizenship class: Civics questions, reading vocabulary, writing vocabulary. Classes are free to all and no registration required. Must have some literacy skills to take the class. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira, (201) 343-4169 ext. 34, michelle.ferreira@hackensack.bccls.org

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Inspect Your Gadget

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Need help figuring out your new phone, tablet, e-reader, or laptop? Want to find out about the free e-resources available to you with your library card? Bring your charged-up device & we will answer all your questions! Questions? Contact Genesis…

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Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuentos en Ingles y Espanol

For Ages 3-5 /Para Edades de 3-5 Listen to stories in both English and Spanish, watch a short movie and end with a craft! No registration is required. ¡Escuche cuentos en Espanol y en Inglés! ¡Vea una corta película y…

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Social Work Intern

Please welcome our new Social Work Intern, Harry. Anyone is welcome to come in and speak with him about: Linking to/finding community resources Resume building and job search College information and resources Career or life planning Time management Assisting with…

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ESL Conversation Class

ESL conversation classes are offered to those who are in a high intermediate to advanced English level. This class is designed to help get comfortable speaking English in a social setting by learning new vocabulary and pronunciation. Questions? Contact Michelle…

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Girls Who Code

For grades 3-5 Girls Who Code is a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Together they will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals and functions that form the basis for all programming languages and work…

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Open Mic Night Featuring the We3 Band

The last (usually) Thursday of every month come out to showcase YOUR TALENT and enjoy top notch featured performers. Show up for one or both parts of the night and enjoy! Parental discretion advised. Light refreshments available. The We3 Band…

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Social Work Intern

Please welcome our new Social Work Intern, Harry. Anyone is welcome to come in and speak with him about: Linking to/finding community resources Resume building and job search College information and resources Career or life planning Time management Assisting with…

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(R) LEAP iPad Basic Class

Do you know someone with a change in vision? If you are 55 or older with a vision change, free assistive technology classes are available. iPad Class – Basics: Have you heard about the iPad but are not sure what…

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Veteran Benefits Information

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and find out about your VA Benefits! Vet Center services include: Readjustment Counseling, Marital and Family Counseling Substance abuse information and referral, Group readjustment counseling Sexual trauma counseling and referral, Referral for benefits assistance Job counseling and referral ,…

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Veteran Benefits Information

Come and find out about your VA Benefits! Vet Center services include: Readjustment Counseling, Marital and Family Counseling Substance abuse information and referral, Group readjustment counseling Sexual trauma counseling and referral, Referral for benefits assistance Job counseling and referral ,…

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Movie Fridays

For all ages Celebrate the end of the week with a movie! Parents and children are welcome and no registration is required. Questions? Contact Mari, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org

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Back to School Dance

No one needs an actual reason to listen to good music and have a great time, so come to our fourth annual BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE in the auditorium! There will be music, delicious snacks, a backdrop photo booth, and…

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A Night of Music with Dreena and Cat London

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

She’s back! Returning to the HACPAC stage is the New Jersey based soulstress Dreena. Drawing inspiration from the queens of jazz and soul, Dreena mixes soaring vocals with a modern, vibrant style all her own. Influenced by artists that range…

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Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club – The Conquerors by Michael R. Beschloss

This month we will discuss: The Conquerors : Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945 by Michael R. Beschloss From one of America's most respected historians comes one of the last untold stories of World War II: how…

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(R) Learn to Play the Guitar

These introductory guitar classes are open to children & teens ages 8 to 18. Priority is given to Hackensack residents. There is a non-refundable materials fee of $50.00 per participant. Register at the JPL Children's Department. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira,…

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Barks and Books: Read with Brady

For grades K-6 Come welcome our newest therapy dog, Brady! A lovable yellow lab, Brady enjoys picture books and the occasional early reader. Stop by, read a book, and hang out! No registration is required. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169…

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YA Books for Adult Readers Book Club: Lovely War by Julie Berry

We'll be reading Lovely War by Julie Berry. New Members are always welcome! No commitment required - come whenever you're free or the book sounds interesting to you. Questions? Contact Keri Adams, (201) 343-4169 ext. 30, keri.adams@hackensack.bccls.org

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Valerie Simpson – PAC the House Series

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One half of the songwriting-performing-producing entity formerly known as Ashford and Simpson, R&B legend Valerie Simpson defined an era of soul music like no other. Teaming with her late husband, Nick Ashford, the duo has written, produced, and performed hits…

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Autumn Leaves Jazz Sunday Afternoon Friendraiser

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Crafternoon

For grades 3-6 Who doesn’t love a good make-and-take? We will be exploring different crafts every week! No registration is required but supplies are limited on a first come, first served basis. Questions? Contact Mari, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14 or…

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Citizenship Class

Topics discussed in citizenship class: Civics questions, reading vocabulary, writing vocabulary. Classes are free to all and no registration required. Must have some literacy skills to take the class. Questions? Contact Michelle Ferreira, (201) 343-4169 ext. 34, michelle.ferreira@hackensack.bccls.org

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Starry Night Story Time

For ages 3-5 Don’t miss our new evening story time, featuring stories, songs, and crafts. Feel free to come in your pajamas! No registration is required. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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(R) Acting for Beginners Workshop

8-Session Series: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 15, 21, 28 You are invited to join actor Teddy Coluca and Johnson Public Library's own Tony Lombardi for an 8-week acting workshop for beginners. Week 8 will be the finale…

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October 2019

Sensory Free Play

For ages 0-5 and their caregivers Join us for this free, unstructured play time! Sensory activities are not only super fun but they also support language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction.…

Find out more »

Teen Tuesday: Video Games / Board Games / Laptops

This week's Teen Tuesday event is: Video Games / Board Games / Laptops Play with our Wii or XBOX 360, use a laptop, or play board games with friends. Teen Tuesday events are FREE and open to all students in…

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Homework Helper

For grades K-6 If you need a little extra help with homework, stop by for this program designed for high school volunteers to assist students one-on-one. No registration is required but spots will be given out on a first come,…

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Tiny Tots Story Time

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For ages 3-5 Join us for a weekly themed program for children featuring colorful fun stories, a short video and an always entertaining craft! This is a great program for kids to start socializing with other kids before they get…

Find out more »

Tiny Tots Story Time

For ages 3-5 Join us for a weekly themed program for children featuring colorful fun stories, a short video and an always entertaining craft! This is a great program for kids to start socializing with other kids before they get…

Find out more »

ESL Conversation Class

ESL conversation classes are offered to those who are in a high intermediate to advanced English level. This class is designed to help get comfortable speaking English in a social setting by learning new vocabulary and pronunciation. Questions? Contact Michelle…

Find out more »

Rhythm & Rhyme

For children under age 3 This interactive program includes rhymes, songs, instruments, dancing, and much more for children and their fellow caregivers! No registration is required but due to space and safety restrictions spots will be given to the first…

Find out more »

Redefining Retirement

Redefine YOUR retirement: Contribute your unique skills to a Bergen County nonprofit. Make a meaningful difference in your community. Ready to engage again Eager to pursue a passion Tempted to try new endeavors Intrigued by learning new skills Repurpose your…

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Video Game Club

For grades 3-6 Get your game on! Drop in to play with our Wii and Xbox and get creative with Minecraft and Roblox with fellow video game lovers! No registration is required. Questions? Contact Mari, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14 or…

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Music & Movement

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

For ages 3-5 Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children and their caregivers! Our movement time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun! No registration is required…

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Music & Movement

For ages 3-5 Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children and their caregivers! Our movement time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun! No registration is required…

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