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July 2019

Rhythm & Rhyme

Ages 3 & Under This interactive program includes rhymes, songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more for children and their fellow caregivers! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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Video Game Club

For incoming 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 at 201-343-4169 x14 or…

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CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

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CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 4 @ 12:01 am - 11:59 pm
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Yoga for Kids

For incoming grades K-2. Have a calming morning by joining us for some fun yoga! Kids will learn breathing techniques and the fundamentals of kids yoga as well as different poses and more. Online registration is required for each session.…

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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 the JPL Children's Room, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14, hackjuv@hackensack.bccls.org

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Mommy & Me Music

For children below age 3 and their caregivers. Join us for a musical time singing and dancing! This class is taught by Ms. Dina, who also incorporates instruments, imaginative play, puppets, parachute and bubble time! Online registration is required for…

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Lego League

For incoming grades 2-6. Whether you have a million pieces of legos at home or none at all, this is the league to join! Work with other lego lovers and build planes, spaceships, houses, or anything you can dream up!…

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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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Salsa Line Dance Class

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come enjoy a taste of salsa (dance) with Donay-dancer, choreographer, instructor. No parters needed Two left feet? Who cares! Dance is good for the body and mind. Everyone is welcome. Let's dance! Registration is suggested, not required. Questions? Email cathy@johnsonlib.org…

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Sunset Yoga

July 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunset Yoga is completely FREE and good for yoga enthusiasts of all ages! Whether you have never been to a yoga studio or are a yoga pro; you will thoroughly enjoy this class! Taught by licensed yoga instructor Jennifer Dorney.

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Morning Star Crafts

For incoming grades 3-6. Who doesn’t love a good make-and-take? We will be exploring different crafts every week! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: UNO Tournament

Join us for our Teen Summer Reading Kick Off. We'll be hosting an UNO tournament. Play against your friends to see who can score the most points. The winner at the end of the program will receive a $10 gift…

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Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: UNO Tournament

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our Teen Summer Reading Kick Off. We'll be hosting an UNO tournament. Play against your friends to see who can score the most points. The winner at the end of the program will receive a $10 gift…

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World Explorers

For incoming grades K-2. We’ll explore different countries each week, make a craft and sample delicious traditional dishes in this new and exciting program! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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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

Ages 3 & Under This interactive program includes rhymes, songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more for children and their fellow caregivers! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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Video Game Club

For incoming 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 at 201-343-4169 x14 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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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! Online registration is required…

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Inspect Your Gadget

July 11 @ 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/ Por 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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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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8 Player Smash Bros.

Join us for a game of 8 Player Smash Bros. up on our big screen! Play against your friends to see who will win. Earn summer reading points by attending and more for winning the game. Teen Summer Reading Events…

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8 Player Smash Bros.

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a game of 8 Player Smash Bros. up on our big screen! Play against your friends to see who will win. Earn summer reading points by attending and more for winning the game. Teen Summer Reading Events…

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Go Go Gadget Club

For incoming grades 3-6. Every week we will engage in a different hands-on activity that explores the wonder of space and incorporates STEAM. Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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Teen Book Club: Booked by Kwame Alexander

We'll be discussing Booked by Kwame Alexander. A small snack will be served. Please read the book in advanceso you will be able to participate in the discussion. You can check out a copy at the Circulation Desk, in the…

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Yoga for Kids

For incoming grades K-2. Have a calming morning by joining us for some fun yoga! Kids will learn breathing techniques and the fundamentals of kids yoga as well as different poses and more. Online registration is required for each session.…

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(R) Teen Escape Room

Can you solve the clues and escape the room? In Person Registration is required for this event. When you register, you will receive a specific time slot to attend this event. In order to give regular summer reading attendees the…

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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 the JPL Children's Room, (201) 343-4169 ext. 14, hackjuv@hackensack.bccls.org

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JPL After Dark

For incoming grades 3-6. Join us for games, a movie, refreshments and tons of fun at our annual after-hours event just for kids! Online registration is required with a signed permission slip from a parent. Children must be picked up…

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Barks & 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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Barks & Books: Read with Brady

For grades K-6 Meet Rodney and his little sister, Baby Ruth, who love to read books with you! Rodney is an award-winning, cuddly dog who has nothing but patience and love for all children. No registration is required. Questions? Contact…

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“The Greats” Book Club – The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

We will be discussing The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club is itself a joyful study in luck. An intricately patterned novel whose author thought she was writing a short-story collection, it is also…

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Summer Concert Series

For the second concert in our series please enjoy the Navesink Brass Quintet. Songs will include a tribute to Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody), Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars, Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin and the 300th anniverary for the founding of New…

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The Suggestion Box: An Improvised Game Show

Sketchprov Comedy presents “The Suggestion Box: An Improvised Game Show,” the only improv show where YOU have a chance to win a grand prize just by being an audience member!Live from the beautiful Hackensack Performing Arts Center in Hackensack, NJ,…

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Mommy & Me Music

For children below age 3 and their caregivers. Join us for a musical time singing and dancing! This class is taught by Ms. Dina, who also incorporates instruments, imaginative play, puppets, parachute and bubble time! Online registration is required for…

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(R) Hackensack Creates…Bath Bombs

Make your own scented (or not) bath bombs in the latest edition of our monthly craft/DIY program series. Registration is required as supplies are limited. Please register by July 13. Questions? Email cathy@johnsonlib.org or call 201-343-4169 x22

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Lego League

For incoming grades 2-6. Whether you have a million pieces of legos at home or none at all, this is the league to join! Work with other lego lovers and build planes, spaceships, houses, or anything you can dream up!…

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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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Food for Thought: A Cookbook Book Club

Every month we pick a new cookbook and you select, make, and bring the recipe of your choice. After sampling an array of delicious treats, we sit down to discuss the process. This month’s selection is Simple Thai food :…

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Food for Thought: A Cookbook Book Club

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every month we pick a new cookbook and you select, make, and bring the recipe of your choice. After sampling an array of delicious treats, we sit down to discuss the process. This month’s selection is Simple Thai food :…

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Sunset Yoga

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunset Yoga is completely FREE and good for yoga enthusiasts of all ages! Whether you have never been to a yoga studio or are a yoga pro; you will thoroughly enjoy this class! Taught by licensed yoga instructor Jennifer Dorney.

Find out more »

Morning Star Crafts

For incoming grades 3-6. Who doesn’t love a good make-and-take? We will be exploring different crafts every week! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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YA Game Show Triathlon

Test your knowledge, speed and agility as you participate in this wacky team challenge. Answer questions, run relays, and work together to win! If you like Kahoot trivia or Minute to Win It Games, you won't want to miss this…

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World Explorers

For incoming grades K-2. We’ll explore different countries each week, make a craft and sample delicious traditional dishes in this new and exciting program! Online registration is required for each session. Questions? Contact Mari at 201-343-4169 x14 or mari.zigas@hackensack.bccls.org.

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Pub Trivia: WWE

Join us for WWE Trivia. Held at the Poitin Still – 774 Main St., Hackensack. Like us on Facebook at: JPL Pub Trivia to let us know you're coming! Trivia game is free to play, but the library does not…

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