December Kids Events

Monday

pile of colorful musical instrumentsMagical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments, followed by a trombone parade with Mr. Chris! Children ages 2-4. Registration required for each date. Free to Emerson patrons!
*Out-of-town* patrons will be charged $5 each class per family. See Mr. Chris.

Fall/Winter dates include:
November 4th
November 11th
November 18th
December 9th
December 16th
December 23rd
December 30th

Monday December 16 at 7:00 pm

Families of Emerson are invited to decorate cookies with a holiday theme!
Open to Families of Emerson only. Space is limited.
*Registration required for each family member, adults and children.

Register Here!

Tuesday

Baby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

An introduction to songs, dance and finger plays with stuffed animals and rhymes. Newborn to age 2. Drop-in.
This class practices cognitive and gross motor skills important for early development in a group setting with peers. Perfect for parents and guardians (grandparents too!) to social in a supporting atmosphere.

 

Wednesday

Holiday Craft and Story time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, December 4 at 10:30am

Celebrate the holidays with a craft and story time with your little one(s) for ages 2-5. No preschool experience necessary! Registration required.

Register Here!

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, December 11th 10:30 am

A twist to traditional story time, weaving traditional yoga poses and energy exercises together with story books and rhymes that will bring a new physical element to literacy; teaching focus, attention, and body awareness/control. Suitable for ages 2-5. Registration required.

*Yoga mats are not required, but patrons may bring one if preferred.*

Register Here!

Sensory Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30am

Sensory Story time is an interactive, pre-reading class for children of all abilities through sensory play. This sensory enhanced class includes stories, songs and play with a focus on social skills and developmental benefits. Space is limited to welcome those who have a hard time in large groups. Registration is required for each class per child.

Register Here for December class!

Dates of classes:
September 25th – Colors
October 23rd – Numbers
November 27th- Animals
December 18th – Alphabet

 

 

Thursday

Holiday Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, December 5th at 3:30 pm

Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint Kindness Rocks with a Holiday theme to take home and place throughout the community. For participation, kids will earn Patch Tags incentives! The more they earn the more they add to their collection!

When you find a rock, take a picture and use the hashtags #thekindnessrocksproject and #emersonlibrarynjrocks and post on your social media account(s). This will help track how far the rocks can travel!

Register Here!

 

  DIY Holiday Ornament, Grades K-6

Thursday, December 12th at 3:30 pm

Create your Holiday ornament! Registration Required.

Register Here!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday, December 19th at 3:30 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “The Lion King (2019)“! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, December 13th at 10:30 am

Jiggly Wiggly is an introduction to music and movement where families will sing, dance, play, and shake instruments while making musical memories with their little one(s)! Registration required.

Register Here!

No Bake Creations, Grades K-6

Friday, December 20th at 3:30 pm

Create healthy holiday themed snacks with ShopRite of Emerson’s Dietitian Barbara! Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Saturday

Winter Magic Show: The Dining Car Mystery, All ages

Friday, December 14th at 2:00pm

Join Steve the Magic Conductor aboard a dining car to help search for clues and solve a mystery! Volunteers will become Junior Train Engineers as they help make magic happen with spoons, a pitcher of milk, and build a snowman. This train-themed family magic show will get everybody excited about winter… ALL ABOARD! Registration required for each family.

Register Here!

 

December Adult Programs

 

New Movie Matinee

First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 2 pm
Refreshments Included

December 4thThe Farewell
Awkwafina and Tzi Ma
Comedy/Drama (Rated PG) 1 hr. 38 mins.

December 18thThe Art of Racing in the Rain
Milo Ventimiglia and Kevin Costner
Comedy/Drama (Rated PG) 1 hr. 49 mins.

Great Books Program

December 11th at 1:30 pm

Titles TBA


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, December 5th at 7 pm

Deck The Hounds by David Rosenfelt

 Events

 

Garden Arts For Adults: Winter Wreaths

Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 pm

Winter is coming! Create a showstopping entrance piece with faux florals of greens, whites, shimmering silvers, pinecones, berries and more, to warmly welcome family and friends into your home!
Registration required. Emerson Residents have priority to register.
**Out-of-town patrons must call to be placed on the wait list.

 Register Here!

January Adult Events

 

New Movie Matinee

First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 2 pm

January 15th – Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt & Matthew Goode
Drama (Rated PG) 2 hrs

Great Books Program

January 8th & 22nd at 1:30 pm

Titles TBA

 

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, January 2 at 7 pm

Death In Provence by Serena Kent

 Events

 

Garden Arts for Adults: Paper Quilling

Tuesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm

Paper Quilling is the art of twisting shapes of paper and turning them into unique pieces of decorative art that can be used on cards, boxes, gift bags, or even into 3D stand-alone art pieces! Space is limited. Registration required.
*Emerson residents have priority to register first. Please call to be placed on the wait list if from out of town: 201-261-5604.

 Register Here!

Garden Arts for Adults: Fresh Flower Mandalas

Tuesday, January 21st at 7:00 pm

Learn about the different parts of flowers while we dissect them and turn them into beautiful, one of a kind, framed kaleidoscope works of art! Space is limited. Registration required.
*Emerson residents have priority to register first. Please call to be placed on the wait list if from out of town: 201-261-5604.

 Register Here!

January Kids Events

Monday

 

pile of colorful musical instrumentsMagical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments, followed by a trombone parade with Mr. Chris! Children ages 2-4. Registration required for each date. Free to Emerson patrons!
*Out-of-town* patrons will be charged $5 each class per family. See Mr. Chris.

Winter dates include:
January 6th
January 13th
January 27th
February 3rd
February 10th
February 24th

*Closed 1/20 (MLK Day)
*Closed 2/17 (President’s Day)

 

 

Tuesday

 

kids playing with stuffed animalsBaby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

An introduction to songs, dance and finger plays with stuffed animals and rhymes. Newborn to age 2. Drop-in.
This class practices cognitive and gross motor skills important for early development in a group setting with peers. Perfect for parents and guardians (grandparents too!) to social in a supporting atmosphere.

 

Wednesday

 

Winter Craft and Storytime, Ages 2 – 5

Wednesday January 8 at 10:30 am

Children and their families are invited to participate in this Winter themed craft and storytime with their peers. Ages 2-5. Registration required.

Register Here!

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, January 15th 10:30 am

A twist to traditional story time, weaving traditional yoga poses and energy exercises together with story books and rhymes that will bring a new physical element to literacy; teaching focus, attention, and body awareness/control. Suitable for ages 2-5. Registration required.

*Yoga mats are not required, but patrons may bring one if preferred.*

Register Here!

Sensory Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, January 22nd at 10:30am

Sensory Story time is an interactive, pre-reading class for children of all abilities through sensory play. This sensory enhanced class includes stories, songs and play with a focus on social skills and developmental benefits. Space is limited to welcome those who have a hard time in large groups. Registration is required for each class per child.

Register Here for January class!

Dates of classes:
January 22nd – Seasons
February 26th – Shapes
March 25th – Size
April 29th – Touch

Thursday

Winter Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, January 9th at 3:30 pm

Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint Kindness Rocks with a Winter theme to take home and place throughout the community. For participation, kids will earn Patch Tags incentives! The more they earn the more they add to their collection!

When you find a rock, take a picture and use the hashtags #thekindnessrocksproject and #emersonlibrarynjrocks and post on your social media account(s). This will help track how far the rocks can travel!

Register Here!

  DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Hospitalized Kids, Grades K-6

Thursday, January 16th at 3:30 pm

During this unique after school craft children will make Valentine’s Day cards for kids in special care. Registration required.

Register Here!

After School New Movie

Thursday, January 23rd at 3:30 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “Abominable“! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, January 31st at 10:30 am

Jiggly Wiggly is an introduction to music and movement where families will sing, dance, play, and shake instruments while making musical memories with their little one(s)! Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Saturday

 

Snowman Breakfast, All Ages

Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 am

Storytime! Activities! Photo-ops! Face Painting! Bagels, pastries, and hot beverages served.
*Open to the Families of Emerson only. Space is limited. Registration required for each guest

Register Here!

 

Librarian for a Day

Each month  a winner will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Library.  An entry form can be found in the children’s room. Complete the form  for your chance to win. Open to kids ages 8 to 12.

Parents, please note that filling out the entry form grants permission for your child to visit the Library after school.librarian for a day winners display

ABCmouse.com Free @ the Library

We now offer free access to ABCmouse.com!

abcmouse logo

This subscription-based site is free to Library users on the computers in the Children’s Room.

ABCmouse features online educational activities for kids ages 2 to 6. It uses games, videos, ebooks and interactive worksheets to teach reading, math, and science concepts. Complete assignments to earn points. Use your points to “buy” toys and pets. Let kids surf in safety because ABCmouse does not include any external links or in-game purchases.

Visit the Children’s Room to try ABCmouse today!

screenshot of hampster play area of abcmouse site

 

Be an ESL Tutor through Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley

logo of Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley

Meet new people from around the world, become involved in bettering your local community, and hone your teaching skills by becoming a literacy volunteer!

Volunteers:

  • Receive 12 hours of free training.
  • Assist individuals who need English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction or help English speaking adults improve their reading and writing skills.
  • Meet with their assigned student for 1 to 1.5 hours per week at the Emerson Public Library at a mutually convenient time.

For more information, visit the website of Literacy Volunteers of Pascack Valley.

ESL Classes

The Emerson Public Library hosts one-on-one ESL classes taught by local volunteers. To sign up for classes, please visit the library and fill out an application card with your name, contact information, and what days/times you are available. We will give this card to the ESL coordinator, Fran Ianora, who contacts students directly to arrange classes.