WOOD-RIDGE -  While February is a short month, there will be plenty to do for all at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library in February. 

Yoga Storytime with Miss Danielle  

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free Yoga Storytime classes for toddlers on Wednesday, February 14 and Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00am and 11:00am.  Join Miss Danielle for stories, stretching and simple yoga poses.  Children ages 2-5 and their caregivers are warmly invited to attend, and may register for one session on each date.  Classes with be held at the Wood-Ridge Civic Center.     Registration is required; registration opens three weeks prior to the program. To register, please call the library and 201-438-2455.

Music with Miss Nita

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The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free music-and-movement classes with Miss Nita on  Wednesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 21 at 9:15am and 10:00am.  Come share the joys of making music together!  Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are warmly invited to attend and may register for one session on each date.  Classes will be held at the Wood-Ridge Civic Center.  Registration is required; registration opens three weeks prior to the program.  To register please call the library at (201) 438-2455.

Circle Time with Sukey Molloy

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host Circle Time! with Sukey Molloy on Thursday, February 8 and Thursday, February 22 at 10:00am and 11:00am.  Join Sukey Molloy for her award winning series of musical play activities, designed to encourage movement, play and song in the developing years.  Children ages 6 months to 5 years of age and their caregivers are warmly invited to attend and may register for one session.  Classes will be held at the Wood-Ridge Civic Center.  Registration is required; registration opens three weeks prior to the program.  To register, please call the library at (201) 438-2455.

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Book Club

On Tuesday, February 20 at 7:15pm, join your neighbors and friends at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library to discuss The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood.  Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.  All are welcome.  

PAWS To Read

Young readers wanted!   On Monday, February 12 and Monday, February 26 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, children are invited to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library to read to Rodney, an award-winning certified therapy dog.  Children ages 5 and older may register for a 15-minute session.  Therapy dogs provide a safe, nurturing experience for emergent readers to practice their literacy skills.  To register, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455.

 

English as a Second Language

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library hosts English as a Second Language classes for adults at no charge. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning at 10:15 am.  No registration is required.  For more information, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455.

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Chess Club

On Wednesdays, February 7, February 14, February 21, and February 28 the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host a free Chess Club for learners of all ages.  Children meet from 3:00pm - 4:00pm and adult beginning players meet from 4:00 - 4:30pm.    Designed for all ability levels, the Chess Club is led by a coach who can teach new chess players the basics, and help experienced players sharpen their skills.

Museum Passes 

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library is lending free admission passes to 12 NJ and NYC museums. Museums include the American Museum of Natural History, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, the Museum of Modern Art, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and Grounds for Sculpture.  New for 2018 is the Paley Center for Media, formerly The Museum of Television & Radio.  Each pass offers free admission for multiple guests; some passes offer additional discounts at the museum's gift shop.  Passes may be borrowed by any Wood-Ridge resident, age 18 and older, with a library card in good standing. Passes are loaned for three days and may be reserved online through the Library's website at WoodRidgeMemorialLibrary.org. For more information or to reserve a pass by phone, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455.

Park Avenue Toastmasters

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.  The Park Avenue Toastmasters will meet at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library on Monday, February 26  from 6:30 to 8:15 pm.