April Kids Events

Mondays

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, 6 classes at a time. Free to Emerson patrons! *NEW* Out-of-town patrons will be charged $20 for every 6 classes. Payment is required in advanced.

Dates:
March 4th
March 11th
April 1st
April 8th
April 22nd
April 29th

 

 

Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9

Monday, April 1st at 3:30 pm

Come and make your own peacock fan while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.

Register Here!

Tie-Dye Teddy Bear Workshop, Grades PreK-6

Monday, April 15th at 2:00 pm

During this Spring Break event, after storytime kids will hand stuff a teddy bear friend and then use a unique bottled paint system which when applied, seeps and flows, creating a tie-dye effect without the mess! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.
Bonus: The Color Burst Teddy comes with a birth certificate, wishing star, and tote!

Register Here!

Tuesdays

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.

 

Superhero Craft & Storytime, PreK-3

Tuesday, April 16th at 2:00 pm

During this special Spring Break event, after storytime kids will create and design their own superhero cape! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.

Register Here!

No Bake Creations, Grades K-6

Thursday, April 23rd at 3:30 pm

Create healthy snacks with ShopRite of Emerson’s Dietitian Rita. Registration required.

Register Here!

Wednesdays

Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Wednesday, April 3rd at 10:30am

Fairy Tales! Mysteries! Adventures! Drop-in for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5.

Spring Craft, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, April 10th at 10:30 am

Let’s welcome spring with a craft and storytime for your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required.

Register Here!

Bendy Bookwork Yoga Storytime, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, April 17th 10:30 am

A twist to traditional storytime, 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!

Harry Potter Bingo, Grades 3-6

Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00 pm

During this special Spring Break event, kids will play for prizes during this Harry Potter inspired Bingo game! Space is limited. Open to the Children of Emerson only. Registration required.

Register Here!

DIY Crystal Sun Catcher, K-6

Wednesday, April 24th at 3:30 pm

Kids will create their own crystal sun catcher during this unquie DIY craft. Registration required.

 Register Here!

Thursdays

Spring Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, April 4th at 3:30 pm

Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint rocks with inspirational messages or designs with a Spring theme promoting kindness and courage spread throughout the community. When you find a rock place it somewhere else to brighten someone’s day, for a random act of kindness goes a long way! For participation, kids will earn SwagTags 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!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday, April 18th at 2:00 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “Mary Poppins Returns” during Spring Break! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 Story Time with Mayor DiPaola, Grades PreK-6th

Thursday, April 25th at 3:30 pm

Join us at Emerson Library on April 25th after school for a guest story time reading by Emerson Mayor DiPaola of the book We Are The Gardeners by Joanna Gaines. Drop in!

Fridays

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, April 12th 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!

 

 

Saturdays

Little Dude Puppet Storytime: The Friendship Book , Grades PreK-2nd

Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 pm

Little Dude returns to the Emerson Library with an all new book and puppet storytime! During a reading of The Friendship Book, Little Dude Puppet, along with the real Little Dude (dog), will teach kids how to make a new friend, how to be a good friend, the importance in being an includer, and how to navigate relationships. Craft included. Suitable for kids in grades Prek to 2nd. This special event is presented by Big World of Little Dude and the Kindness Education Cirriculum.https://www.worldoflittledude.com/

Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

 

May Kids Events

Mondays

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, 5 classes at a time. Free to Emerson patrons! *NEW* Out-of-town patrons will be charged $20 for every 5 classes. Payment is required in advanced.

Dates:

May 6th
May 13th
May 20th
June 3rd
June 10th
June 17th
June 24th

Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9

Monday May 6 at 3:30 pm

Come and make your own Koi Fish Kite while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.

Register Here!

Tuesdays

 

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.

No Bake Creations, Grades K-6

Tuesday May 14 at 3:30 pm

Create healthy snacks with ShopRite of Emerson’s Dietitian Rita. Registration required.

Register Here!

Tuesday May 28th at 7:00 pm

This summer the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing! With the nationwide theme of, “A Universe of Stories”, families of Emerson with children entering grades PreK-6th are invited to probe the wonders of space with Mad Science: Reach for the Moon show!
This special event is only open to Emerson residents. Registration required

Register Here!

Wednesdays

 

Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Wednesday May 1 at 10:30am

Fairy Tales! Mysteries! Adventures! Drop-in for storytime geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5.

 

Mother’s Day Craft, Ages 2-5

Wednesday May 8 at 10:30 am

Celebrate mom with a craft and storytime with your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

DIY Bath Fizzies, K-6

Wednesday May 22 at 3:30 pm

Kids will create their own bath fizzies using homemade ingredients, including essential oils under supervision, during this unique DIY craft. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Bendy Bookwork Yoga Storytime, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, May 29th 10:30 am

A twist to traditional storytime, 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!

Thursdays

Mother’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday May 2 at 3:30 pm

Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint rocks with inspirational messages or designs with a Mother’s Day theme promoting kindness and courage spread throughout the community. When you find a rock place it somewhere else to brighten someone’s day, for a random act of kindness goes a long way! For participation, kids will earn SwagTags 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!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday May 16 at 3:30 pm

We will be showing a newly released family movie “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”. Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

 

Fridays

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday May 24 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!

Saturdays

 

Fancy Nancy Mother’s Day Tea Party, PreK-4

Saturday May 11 at 12:00 pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Fancy Nancy themed tea party! Lunch, desserts, and yes, real tea, will be served. Crafts, storytime, and face painting included. Fancy attire welcomed! Open to Emerson patrons only, ages 3-10. Registration required for each guest, adults and children.

Register Here!

 

April Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

April 3– The Front Runner
Hugh Jackman & Vera Fermiga
Drama (R) 1 hr. 53 mins.

 

April 17Ben is Back
Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges
Drama (R) 1 hr. 43 mins.

Great Literature Program

Wednesday, April 10th at 1:30 pm

Marx- Alienated Labour

Wednesday, April 24th at 1:30 pm

Bible- Genesis

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, April 4th at 7 pm

The Dark Vineyard by Martin Walker

Adult Events

Beaded Mason Jars w/ Moroccan Design

Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm

Lighten & brighten any room with your special touch of sparkling beads and a Moroccan painted design on a wide mouthed mason jar. These easy-to-do bohemian treasures are great for candles, flowers, gifts, party utensil holders & more!

 Register Here!

Succulent Rock Gardens

Tuesday April 23rd at 7:00 pm

Join us in making eye catching Rock Gardens using various types of  succulents such as Aloes, Jade, Panda Plant, Snake Plant & Rosettes.  Succulents require minimal care & water perfect…for the absent minded gardener!

Register Here!

 

May Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

 

May 1st– The Mercy
Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz
Drama/Adventure (N/R)  1hrs. 52 mins.

May 15th– On The Basis Of Sex
Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer
Drama (PG-13)  2hrs.

 

 

Great Books Program

Wednesday, May 8th at 1:30 pm

Freud- Civilization & Discontent

Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:30 pm

Rousseau– Social Contract

 

 

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, May 2nd at 7 pm

Island of the Mad by Laurie King

 

Adult Events

Jamie Novak: Spring Into An Organized Home

Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 pm

Join Organizing Humorst and bestselling author Jamie Novak for this not to be missed program! She’ll share her laugh-out-loud funny approach for how to finally get that winter stuff put away. You’ll learn simple strategies to get things together after the holidays. And of course, she’ll cover how to clear the closets, get the top of your table back, and so much more. After all the winter fun get back on track for a more organized spring! Emerson residents have priorty to register. Registration Required.

Register Here!

Garden Arts for Adults: Homemade Flower Seed Paper

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 pm

Flowers and papers in all colors of the rainbow! Let’s stir up some paper pulp, add seeds of wildflowers, herbs, and veggies, then press them into pretty little molded shapes of flowers and balls. Simply drop them into your garden, planter, or give them as gifts, for a blooming surprise every will love! Emerson Residents have priority to register. Registration required.

Register Here!

Garden Arts for Adults: Flower-n-Herb Planters

Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm

Put a smile on your face and welcome in Spring by creating a colorful, happy and edible planter! Herbs grow so nicely among pansies, portulaca, alyssum, marigolds, and other Spring time favorites. Perfect for your patio or front entrance! Emerson Residents have priority to register. Registration required.

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.