February Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 2 pm

February 15th – Judy
Rennee Zellweger & Rufus Sewell
Biog/Drama/Romance (Rated PG-13) 1 hr 58 mins

 

February 19th – The Goldfinch
Nicole Kidman & Finn Wolfhard
Drama (Rated R) 2 hrs 29 mins

 

Great Books Program

February 12th and 26th at 1:30pm
Title TBA

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, February 6 at 7 pm

The Satapur Moonstone by Sajuta Massey

 Events

 

Garden Arts for Adults: Succulent Fairy Garden

Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm

Create a fun, whimsical Fairy Garden full of succulents and an array of natural materials for an extremely easy-to-care-for planter. 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!

 

Dietitians Of ShopRite Class

Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm

During this FREE weight management class, the Dietitians of ShopRite of Emerson, New Milford and Hillsdale will cover topics such as label reading, portion control, fruit/vegetable intake, fiber intake, and goal setting, as well as the option to weigh in and track your progress. Coupons for Dietitian approved items, recipe cards, and brochures will also be available.
*Please register at the Emerson, New Milford and Hillsdale locations.*

Class Dates: February 13th and March 12th

 Register Here!

 

Garden Arts for Adults: String Art

Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 pm

String art is making a comeback! Let’s try our hand on a pre-nailed board with colorful yarn to find and wind our way into a beautiful circular pattern. Grab a friend and enjoy the time out! 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!

 

Fortune Puleo from AFEA’s (American Financial Education Alliance) Wyckoff, NJ Chapter will present a FREE educational workshop covering one of the most relevant and challenging financial topics Americans face today. You will learn important rules that affect the amount of retirement benefits you collect, as well as strategies for coordinating social security with other sources of retirement income!
Registration required here: https://myafea.org/chapterevent/4513

*This event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Emerson Public Library*

Workshop dates:

Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday,  February 27th at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday, February 29th at 10:30am-12:30pm

February 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 animals

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

Valentine’s Day Craft & Story Time, Ages 2 – 5

Wednesday, February 12th at 10:30 am

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

Register Here!

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, February 19th at 11:30 am *NEW TIME*

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.

Register Here!

Sensory Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, February 26th 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 February class!

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

 

Thursday

Valentine’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, February 6th 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 Valentine’s Day 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 Diamond Art, Grades K-6

Thursday, February 13th at 3:30 pm

During this unique after school craft children will make an art piece with diamond rhinestones. Registration required

Register Here!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday, February 20th at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, February 21st 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, February 21st at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

 

Saturday

Video Game History, Grades 3 – 8

Saturday, February 15th at 2:00pm

Calling all gamers! Interested in everything video games? Like classic, retro and today’s systems? Discover the history behind video games during this presentation full of facts, plus retro games and systems will be on display! Suitable for children and their families in grades 3rd-8th. Registration Required

Register Here!

March 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:
March 2nd
March 9th
March 16th
March 23rd
March 30th
April 6th
April 13th
April 20th
April 27th

 

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

St Patrick’s Craft and Story time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, March 11th at 10:30am

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a themed craft and storytime with your little one(s). Ages 2-5. Registration required

Register Here!

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, March 18th 11:30 am

*New Time at 11:30am* 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.

Register Here!

Sensory Story Time, Ages 2-5

Wednesday, March 25th 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 March class!

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

 

 

Thursday

St Patrick’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, March 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 St Patrick’s Day 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 Mandala Fuse Beads, Grades K-6

Thursday, March 12th at 3:30 pm

During this unique craft, kids will create their own mandalas using fuse beads and peg boards. Registration Required.

Register Here!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday, March 19th at 3:30 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “Frozen 2“! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, March 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, March 20th at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

 

Saturday

Classy Animals, Grades PreK-3rd

Saturday, March 21st at 2:00pm

Children will discover how to classify animals into groups such as Kingdoms, Species and Family with a visit from a zoo friend! Suitable for grades Pre-K to 3rd. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration Required

Register Here!

 

March Adult Programs

 

New Movie Matinee

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

March 4thThe Good Liar
Hellen Mirren & Ian McKellen
Drama/Mystery (Rated R) 1 hr. 49 mins.

March 18thKnives Out
Daniel Craig & Jamie Lee Curtis
Comedy/Drama (Rated PG-13) 2 hrs. 10 mins.

Great Books Program

March 11th & 25th at 1:30 pm

Titles TBA


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, March 5th at 7 pm

The Tale Teller by Anne Hillerman

 Events

 

Garden Arts For Adults: Zentangle

Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00 pm

Relax your mind and discover your inner artist while doodling away with a pre-drawn nature template! 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!

 

Dietitians Of ShopRite Class

Thursday, March 12th at 6:00 pm

During this FREE weight management class, the Dietitians of ShopRite of Emerson, New Milford and Hillsdale will cover topics such as label reading, portion control, fruit/vegetable intake, fiber intake, and goal setting, as well as the option to weigh in and track your progress. Coupons for Dietitian approved items, recipe cards, and brochures will also be available.
*Please register at the Emerson, New Milford and Hillsdale locations.*

Class Dates: February 13th and March 12th

 Register Here!

 

Garden Arts For Adults: Creative Canvas Paint Party

Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 pm

Follow along with Robin as she guides you step by step through this painting process. It’s painting made easy, no experience required! 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!

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.