In addition to the two Book Clubs (Evening Book Club and Morning Book Club), Oradell Public Library offers a new Cookbook Club. The next session is on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at
7 p. m.
Storytime returns Monday, April 27th!
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IFC Film Club Celebrates Its First Anniversary!
The IFC Club, which meets on the fourth Monday of each month, is celebrating its first anniversary of engaging conversation. All are welcome to attend and explore the modern classic selected.
On Monday, April 27, 2015 the film to be discussed is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, 1972).
Holocaust Remembrance Play
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 p. m. Jane Prendergast is presenting her play on Holocaust Remembrance in observance of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps.
Spanish Language Classes
Beginning on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 and continuing every Wednesday through June 24, 2015, George Materon of the Friends of the Library is offering Spanish language classes: Beginning Spanish 11 a. m. – 12 noon; Intermediate Spanish 12 noon to 1 p. m.
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And not the quiet one either.
Oradell Free Public Library needs patrons to
speak up and speak out at the Borough of Oradell Mayor and Council Meeting
on Tuesday, April 28th, at 7:00 p.m.
in Borough Hall
to support increased library funding.
Please join us in opposing significant service hour reductions and requesting funding to restore previously cut service hours and acquisition budgets.
And please contact them now:
Mayor Joseph L. Murray, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
Council President Edward Pfleging email@example.com
Councilwoman Donna Risse Alonso firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman James G. Koth email@example.com
Councilman R. Garrie Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilman Eric Shuler email@example.com
Councilman Michael Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you also to send Letters to the Editor of Town News:
Mail: 41 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Thank you for your support.
The Borough of Oradell has kept the appropriation of funds to the Library at a flat rate since 2012. In order to work within the budget the Library Board of Trustees must decrease the Library’s service hours from fifty-four (54) to forty-four (44) per week according to this schedule beginning on Friday, May 1, 2015:
Monday - 11 a. m. – 9 p. m.
Tuesday - 11 a. m. – 9 p. m.
Wednesday - 11 a. m. – 9 p. m.
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - 10 a. m. – 5 p. m.
Saturday - 10 a. m. – 5 p. m.
Sunday - CLOSED
Get the Facts
Hoopla is now live and available to all patrons of BCCLS libraries! Download films, television programs, audiobooks, music, spoken word recordings, and more. Each library cardholder is limited to 8 downloads per calendar month.
Exciting News! Video Games are now FREE to rent.
Visit our collection of video games on the second floor Junior Room. We have a wide variety for children and adults in the following formats: Nintendo DS and 3DS, PS3, Wii, and XBOX 360.
There is now NO CHARGE to rent the games! Overdue charges still apply and all games must be returned to the Oradell Public Library.
A cutting-edge new resource center housed within the library’s second floor Junior Room, Make YOUR Space @ Oradell Free Public Library will provide the community with a hub for creativity, design, technology, innovation, and education.
Calling All Technology Challenged
Oradell Public Library
On the following dates:
April 1, 2015
May 6, 2015
June 2, 2015
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Book a Blind Date with a Library Book
Are you looking for the perfect spring date? Want to try something a little different? The Oradell Public Library is hoping to pair patrons with the perfect match. Stop by the Library to participate in the Library’s previously successful program: Blind Date with a Library Book!
National Child Abuse
Pinwheels for Prevention®
Oradell Public Library joins the Oradell Book and Needle Club for the second year in a row to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2015).
Come view the Pinwheel Garden on the front lawn of the Library at the corner of Kinderkamack Road and Church Street.
at Oradell Public Library
The Library offers notary service. A Library staff member, who is a Notary Public, is offering this service to the community. Notary Services will be available:
Third Wednesdays of the month 5:00 p. m. - 8:00 p. m.
Tuesdays 10:00 a. m. - 1:00 p. m.
Please call the library at (201) 262-2613 to confirm that the notary is in or to request an appointment.
ORADELL PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF MANGO LANGUAGES
Thanks to the Generosity of
the Oradell Public Library Foundation
Mango Languages is made available through the generosity of the Oradell Public Library Foundation.
On exhibition in the large and small display cases is a selection of photographs by Katherine Vlasak, a Bergen County resident, who has traveled much in Europe for inspiration.
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We can Help!
Oradell Public Library has partnered with the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) to serve residents whose ability to read may be affected by a physical impairment, a reading disability or a vision impairment.
World of Wings and Other Museums
Free to Oradell Residents!
Thanks to the Friends of Oradell Public Library passes to the following institutions are available through the Library’s 2014-2015 Museum Pass Loan Program: The Frick Collection, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and World of Wings in Teaneck.
Read Article on World of Wings
What’s Old is New Again - New DVDs for Free!
Oradell Public Library is making available some older films on DVD that are new to the collection, but free of the rental fee. They are labeled New and sit on the top of the DVD stacks in the lower level media center next to the rental DVDs.
Please come in and check out an old favorite or an older film you have been wanting to see, but haven’t yet.
New Non-Fiction in the Junior Room
Thanks to the generosity of the Emerson-Oradell Rotary Club, the Oradell Free Public Library Foundation, and the Junior Women's Club of River Edge, we have been able to increase our children's and young adult non-fiction collection in response to curriculum needs for our students. Our new non-fiction books can be found by our biographies. They are informative, factual, and interesting! Check it out today!
Bergen County's Public Libraries Need Our Support
Please read this important article written by Amy Syracuse, a trustee of the Oradell Public Library, and published in The Record about the funding of Bergen County's public library. Read article.
Would You Like to Help Out a Neighbor?
Oradell Public Library is pleased to have such a successful program offering conversation classes for those learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
We still need community volunteers to devote some time each week to sit and converse with those learning to speak English. Read more. Download flyer.
Telesensory Machine for the VIsually Impaired
Thanks to the generosity of Library Board Secretary Claire Beslow and her husband Edward, the library received the donation of a Telesensory Machine with a 19-inch monitor, which magnifies printed text for the ease of reading by patrons who are visually impaired or who just need extra help. Read more.
Oradell Public Library
375 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Library)
Mon. - Wed. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thurs. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
375 Kinderkamack Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649
Bring your wireless laptop and surf the Internet anywhere in the Library.
Please write to Director John J. Trause (trause @oradell.bccls.org) with your name and email address, if you wish to receive weekly news from the Library.
The Friends of the Library meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The Board of Trustees meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
THE BOOK CLUB
MORNING BOOK CLUB
April 28, 2015
Midnight in Europe (2014) by Alan Furst
EVENING BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Orphan Train (2012) by Christina Baker Kline
Downloadable E-Books, Music and Spoken Word
Learn about the online eBook and audio resources available at your fingertips. Read more.
Oradell Public Library is a "Job Seeker Library"
Oradell Public Library has been designated a “Job Seeker Library” by the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association in their public relations campaign, advocacy, and lobbying efforts with the New Jersey State Legislature. Read more.
Become a Library Champion
Library Champions are patrons who love their libraries and want to be in the know about issues that may affect them. Read more.