October Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 2 pm

October 2The Aftermath
Kiera Knightly & Alexander Skarsgard
Drama/Romance (Rated R) 1hr 48 mins.

October 16thRed Joan
Judy Dench & Sophie Cookson
Drama (Rated R) 1 hr 41 mins

 

Great Books Program

October 9th and 23rd at 1:30pm
Title TBA

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

 Events

 

Garden Arts for Adults: Decoupage Glass Serving Plates

Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00pm

Wow your company with hor’dourves looking their finest sitting atop a beautifully crafted plate designed by you! Decoupage a glass plate with an array of color and flowered Japanese papers for a one of a kind creation! Space is limited. Registration required

Register Here!

Garden Arts for Adults: Aboriginal Dot Painting

Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00pm

Forget the paint brush and paint like the Aboriginal Australians have been doing for decades. This art form of painted dots are easy to achieve through step by step instructions and a simple stick. Space is limited. Registration Required.

Register Here!

November Adult Events

 

New Movie Matinee

First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 2 pm

November 6thThe Professor and The Madman
Mel Gibson & Sean Penn
Drama/Mystery (Not Rated) 2 hrs 4 mins.

November 20thMary Magdalene
Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix
Drama (Rated R) 2 hrs

 

Great Books Program

November 13th at 1:30 pm

Titles TBA

 

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, November 7 at 7 pm

Murder In An English Village by Jessica Ellicott

 

 

October 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 dates include:
September 9th
September 16th
September 23rd
September 30th
October 7th
October 21st
October 28th

 

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

Fall Craft & Story Time, Ages 2 – 5

Wednesday, October 9th at 10:30 am

Celebrate fall 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, October 16th 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, October 23rd 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 October class!

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

 

Thursday

Halloween Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, October 10th 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 Halloween 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 Wax Art Candles, Grades K-6

Thursday, October 17th at 3:30 pm

Create your own wax art candles! Registration Required.

Register Here!

After School New Movie

Thursday, October 24th at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, October 11th 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

Halloween Stuffed Friends & Story Time, Grades PreK – 2nd

Saturday, October 19th at 2:00pm

Halloween tales and a build-a-stuffed-animal activity! Each animal comes with a wishing star, birth certificate and a tote.
*Open to the families of Emerson only. Space is limited. Registration required for each child

Register Here!

November Kids Events

Monday

pile of colorful musical instruments

Magical 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

 

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

 

Thanksgiving Craft and Storytime, Ages 2 – 5

Wednesday November 13 at 10:30 am

Celebrate Thanksgiving 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, November 20th 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, November 27th 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 November class!

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

Thursday

Thanksgiving Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday, November 7th 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 Thanksgiving 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 Bristlebots, Grades K-6

Thursday, November 14th at 3:30 pm

Create your own bristlebots with everyday household items! Registration Required.

Register Here!

After School New Movie

Thursday, November 21st at 3:30 pm

We will be showing the newly released family film, “Toy Story 4“! Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

 

Friday

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday, November 15th 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, November 22nd at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

Saturday

 

Thanksgiving Family Fun Day, All Ages

Saturday, November 16th at 2:00 pm

Crafts! Games! Pies! Including cards of appreciation to our Troops and Veterans via Operation Gratitude.
Open to the families of Emerson only. Space is limited. Registration required for each child and adult.

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.