February Adult Events

New Movie Matinee

February 6– The Bookshop
Emily Mortimer & Bill Nighy
Drama (PG) 1 hr. 53 mins.

 

February 20The Wife
Glenn Close & Jonathan Pryce
Drama (R) 1 hr. 40 mins.

Great Literature Program

Wednesday, February 13 at 1:30 pm

Wednesday, February 27 at 1:30 pm

To Be Announced

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm

Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander

Adult Events


 

 

February 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 include:
January 7th, January 14th, January 28th
February 11th, February 25th

Click The Date To Register:
January 7
January 14
January 28
February 11
February 25

Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4-9

Monday February 4 at 3:30 pm

Come and make your own Pop-up Tulip Card 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.

 

Wednesdays

 

Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Wednesday February 6 at 10:30am

Join Miss Victoria for story time geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.

Valentine’s Day Craft, Ages 2-5

Wednesday February 13 at 10:30 am

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a simple themed craft with your little one, ages 2-5. Registration required.

Register Here!

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Storytime, Ages 3-5

Wednesday February 20 at 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 3-5. Registration required.

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

Register Here!

DIY Emoji Fuse Beads, K-6

Wednesday February 27 at 3:30 pm

During this unique craft, kids will create their own classic Emojis using fuse beads and peg boards. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Thursdays

Valentine’s Day Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday February 7 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 Valentine’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!

No Bake Creations, Grades K-6

Thursday February 14 at 3:30 pm

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

Register Here!

After School New Movie

Thursday February 21 at 3:30 pm

We will be showing a newly released family movie “Incredibles 2”. Snacks included. Please register.

Register Here!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Grades Prek-3

Thursday February 28 at 3:30 pm

After a special storytime, children will tuck their stuffed animal friends in bed for their very own sleepover at the Library! ONE (1) stuffed animal per child. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Fridays

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday February 22 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

 

March Adult Events

New Movie Matinees

 

March 6th– A Star Is Born
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Drama/Music/Romance (Rated R)  2hrs. 16 mins.

March 20th– Green Book
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
Drama/Comedy (Rated R)  2hrs. 10 mins.

 

Great Literature Program

Wednesday, March 13th at 1:30 pm

Heart of Darkness By Conrad

Wednesday, March 27th at 1:30 pm

Alienated Labour By Kant

 

 

 


First Thursday Mystery Book Group

Thursday, March 7 at 7 pm

Beau Death by Peter Lovesey

 

Adult Events

 

Garden Arts for Adults: Marbleizing

Tuesday March 12 at 7:00 pm

You won’t believe how fun and easy it is to make beautiful marbelized paper! Great for notecards, seating cards, scrapbooking, and anything you can think of. Plus, you get to play with shaving cream! Emerson Residents have priority to register. Registration required. 

Register Here!

Shira’s Place: Pet Communicator

Tuesday March 19 at 6:30 pm

Shira is able to talk to pets – both living and deceased. She has been know to help people understand their pet and has also helped many with behavorial problems. After the session, many people say that they feel closer to their pets. Imagine the relationship you could have with your furry friend if you knew just s/he was thinking! Please bring two (2) pictures of your pets. Registration required. Emerson residents have priority to register.

Register Here!

Garden Arts for Adults: Paper Bead Art

Tuesday March 26 at 7:00 pm

Try your hand at twisting up some fabulous handmade paper beads and turn them into unique jewelry pieces, decorative art, or make them just for fun! Emerson Residents have priority to register Registration required. 

Register Here!

March Kids Events

Mondays

toy 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 To Be Announced

 

Emerson Anime Club, Grades 4 – 9

Monday March 4 at 3:30 pm

Come and make your own painted cherry blossom tree while watching popular anime and enjoying some Japanese snacks! Registration Required.

Register Here!

 

Tuesdays

 

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

Wednesdays

PreSchool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Wednesday March 6 at 10:30 am

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

 

St Patrick’s Day Craft & Storytime, Ages 2-5

Wednesday March 13 at 10:30 am

Enjoy a holiday themed craft and storytime with your little one(s) for ages 2-5. Registration required

Register Here!

 

Bendy Bookworm Yoga Storytime, Ages 3-5

Wednesday, March 20 at 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 3-5. Registration required.

*Yoga mats are not required

Register Here!

 

DIY Paper Quill Shapes, Grades K-6

Wednesday March 27 at 3:30 pm

During this unique craft, kids will create their own paper shapes using specialized tools. Registration required

Register Here!

Thursdays

Holiday Rocks Painting, Grades K-6

Thursday March 7 at 3:30pm

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 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!

 

No-bake Creations, Grades K-6

Thursday March 14 at 3:30pm

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

Register Here!

 

After School New Movie

Thursday March 21 at 3:30pm

We will be showing the newly released family movie, “Ralph Breaks the Internet“. Snacks included. Registration Required.

Register Here!

Fridays

Jiggly Wiggly, Ages Newborn – 2

Friday March 22 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

Bergen County Zoo To You: Wild Pets, Grades PreK – 2nd

Saturday March 16 at 2pm

Find out the difference between wild, farm, and pet animals when the Bergen County Zoo visits the Emerson Library with their animals friends! Storytime and a craft are included, suitable for grades Prek to 2nd. Open to Emerson patrons only. 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.