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Hackensack Library

July 2019

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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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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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

July 18 @ 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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Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt

Like Pokemon Go? Test your scavenger hunt skills in this interactive teen challenge. No device required. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2019. You must register…

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Field Day

For incoming grades 1-6. Field Day is back! Join us for another round of friendly competition with the relay race, three-legged race, potato sack race, tug-of-war and many more! Online registration and a permission slip signed by a parent required.…

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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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Free for All Fridays

In this laid back event, you choose what you want to do. We have video games, gaming laptops, board games, perler beads, and coloring sheets available. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all…

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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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Bowler City Trip

We'll be taking a trip to Bowler City. Bowling is free, but you may bring money to purchase food or play in the arcade. Advanced registration is required. In order to give regular summer reading attendees the first shot at…

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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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Booktalks, Snacks and Skype with Author Lamar Giles

Join us for an afternoon of amazing books and conversation. Our Teen Librarian, Keri, will booktalk a ton of books which you will have the opportunity to check out. Then we'll have a Skype Visit with Author Lamar Giles. You…

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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…

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

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.

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

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

July 25 @ 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…

Find out more »

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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Retro Video Games

Play our NES classic, Sega Genesis, Rock Band and emulated classics on our laptops. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall 2019. You must register for the…

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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: Spin by Lamar Giles

We'll be discussing Spin by Lamar Giles. A small snack will be served. Please read the book in advance so you will be able to participate in the discussion. You can check out a copy at the Circulation Desk, in…

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Open Mic Night Featuring Flavian

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. Flavian has appeared…

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

Find out more »

Free for All Fridays

In this laid back event, you choose what you want to do. We have video games, gaming laptops, board games, perler beads, and coloring sheets available. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all…

Find out more »

Barks & Books: Read with Rodney & Baby Ruth

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. Online registration is required. Questions? Contact…

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Just the Facts: the Nonfiction Only Book Club

This month we will discuss: American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over…

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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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YA Books for Adult Readers Book Club: The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

We'll be reading The Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds. 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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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…

Find out more »

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!…

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

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.

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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Robot Coding Workshop

In this two day workshop, you'll work as a team to build a maze and teach a robot to go through it using code. You must attend both days to participate. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are…

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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.

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 »

Robot Coding Workshop

In this two day workshop, you'll work as a team to build a maze and teach a robot to go through it using code. You must attend both days to participate. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are…

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

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.

Find out more »

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…

Find out more »

August 2019

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…

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

Inspect Your Gadget

August 1 @ 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…

Find out more »

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…

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 »

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.

Find out more »

Moonlight Sky Painting with LED Lights Day One

In this two day workshop, you'll create a Moonlight Sky Painting in a workshop led by art teacher, Barbara Freiberg. On the second day, you'll take the painting and add an LED light circuit to it to light up 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.…

Find out more »

Moonlight Sky Painting with LED Lights Day Two

In the second part of the workshop, you'll add an LED light circuit to the painting that you created on Thursday. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all students entering Grades 7-12 in…

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Summer Reading Club Party

Those who are registered and have read at least 10 books by July 30th are invited to our awesome Summer Reading Club Party on Friday, August 2nd, at 3pm! This year the party will feature Turtle Dance Music’s “Space! The…

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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…

Find out more »

(R) Hackensack Creates…Watercolor Pencil Art

Learn how to create your own painting of a bird in a tree using watercolor pencils. Artist Barbarba Freiberg will lead this class. Please only register if you can make it on the day of the class. Registration is limited…

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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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Teen Yoga/Spa Day

Enjoy a day of relaxation at JPL! Make a bath bomb, design your own lip gloss, and take a Yoga Class featuring Danielle Fisher, librarian and yoga teacher. Bring a towel or yoga mat with you and a bottle of…

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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…

Find out more »

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

Find out more »

Inspect Your Gadget

August 8 @ 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…

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 »

Crime Scene: Murder Mystery

Check out the clues and see if you can guess the killer. Earn summer reading points for the correct answer. Teen Summer Reading Events at Johnson Public Library are FREE and open to all students entering Grades 7-12 in Fall…

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Teen Book Club: The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

We'll be reading The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta. A small snack will be served. Please read the book in advance so you will be able to participate in the discussion. You can check out a copy at the Circulation…

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