WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Summer is in full swing and there's of new events coming to the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. Regular offerings include story time and music for children, ESL, cancer support and Toastmasters for adults. New this month is the Family Fun Night series, Kids Art Academy, and the summer reading, all of which highlight the space theme coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and man's landing on the moon. Check each event and activity for registration requirements.

Yoga Storytime with Miss Danielle

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free Yoga Storytime classes for toddlers on Thursdays, July 11 & 25 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 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 Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.

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Story Time and Craft with Miss Sharon

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host a Story Time and Craft on Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am.  Children ages 3-7 and their caregivers are warmly invited to attend. Registration is required; registration opens three weeks prior to the program. To register, please call the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.

Music with Miss Nita

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host free music-and-movement classes with Miss Nita on Fridays, July 12, 19 and 26 at 9:30am and 10:15am.  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 Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.

PAWS To Read

Young readers wanted!   On Mondays, July 8 & 22 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.

Children’s Summer Program Registration

A Universe of Stories! The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host a summer reading club for children from birth through age 12. Participants are encouraged to read, or be read to, for 30 minutes per day and will earn prizes for every 5 days of reading.  Please visit the Library to register for the program, pick up a reading log, and get started!  The reading program will run from June 10 – August 31.  For more details, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455 or visit the library's website at WoodRidgeMemorialLibrary.org

Art Kids Academy

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will welcome Art Kids Academy, who will present a summer series of free art workshops for kids ages 5 to 14.  In keeping with this year's summer theme of A Universe of Stories, all of the art projects are inspired by space.  The workshops will be held at the Wood-Ridge Senior Center on Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Wednesdays, August 7 & 14 from 7pm to 8pm.  Registration is required.  To register please call the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.

Family Fun Night – Bright Star Touring Theatre

On Friday, July 12 at 7:00pm Bright Star Touring Theatre will preform One Small Step..The Real Life Journey to Outer Space at the  Wood-Ridge Intermediate School. This tale marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers, to the Great Space Race of the 1960's and beyond! Registration is required.  To register please call the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.

Family Fun Night – Traveling Lantern Theater Company

On Friday, July 19 at 7:00pm The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will perform My Mother the Astronaut at the Wood-Ridge Intermediate School. The performance centers around Aquarius, a girl whose mother works at NASA. The whole family is sure to love their winning combination of space and adventure. Registration is required.  To register please call the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.

Family Fun Night – LuAnn Adams

On Friday, July 26 at 7:00pm the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library will host a Family Fun Night at the Wood-Ridge Intermediate School.  Join professional storyteller LuAnn Adams for Why the Sky is Far Away and Other Celestial Tales, an enchanting evening of stories and folktales that celebrate the wonders of the universe.   Adams brings these stories to life with puppets, music and plenty of audience  participation.   Registration is required.  To register, please call the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library at (201) 438-2455.  This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Book Club

On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:15pm, join your neighbors and friends to discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean. The meeting will be held at the Wood-Ridge Senior Center. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.  All are welcome. 

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Announces Three Online Newspaper Databases

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library offers three online resources to provide comprehensive news coverage at the local, state, regional and national levels.  The database U.S. Major Dailies provides access to the five most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers: The New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles TimesChicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal.  The content is available by 8 AM each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1980.  ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times provides the full image of articles published in The New York Times from its first issue in 1851 through 2015.  It empowers researchers to digitally travel back through time to become eyewitnesses to history.  Every issue includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format.  America’s News offers complete electronic editions of more than 700 U.S. newspapers, including The Record and The Star-Ledger.  All three databases may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Literature Resource Center database offered by Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers Literature Resource Center, the online destination for literary criticism, author biographies, reviews, and more.  It is the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database, covering more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines, time periods, and regions of the world. Literature Resource Center may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Biography in Context database offered by Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

Need authoritative content on a historically significant figure? Biography In Context can help!  The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers Biography in Context, a user-friendly experience for those seeking content on the world’s most influential people. Learners can explore more than 650,000 biographical entries of international figures from every time period and area of study. Biography in Context may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

CultureGrams database offered by Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

Are you a student with a country or state report due tomorrow?  Do you love to travel or are you simply curious about the world?  The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers CultureGrams, a leading online reference source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries around the globe. It includes the World Edition, Kids Edition, States Edition, and Canadian Provinces Edition.  CultureGrams may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Announces eLibrary®

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library now offers eLibrary®, a user-friendly general reference tool that simplifies the research process, empowering novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. Organized by topic, eLibrary® delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of user, including elementary students, high school and college-level researchers, and professional educators. eLibrary® may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Kanopy Film Streaming Service at Wood-Ridge Memorial Library

Kanopy, a popular, on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free for card holders of the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.  Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and films for kids. Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card holders receive four play credits per month, with each play allowing 72-hours of unlimited access to the selected film.  To start streaming films, please register by visiting the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Helps with Tracing Family Trees

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library offers two resources to make tracing family trees easier:  Ancestry® Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online.  Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource is now available for in-house use at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library. Sign up at the Circulation Desk to use a library computer, or bring your own laptop or tablet to access Ancestry® Library Edition via the Library’s Wi-Fi.  HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical and historical sources, with coverage dating back to the 1700s. It features the U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1940, city directories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and more.  HeritageQuest® Online may be accessed either within the library or remotely with a Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card number through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Offers LearningExpress Library™

Improving computer skills, preparing for college admissions tests, and passing a career licensing exam just got easier with LearningExpress Library, now available through the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library's website.  This extensive collection of digital resources includes interactive tutorials, practice tests, and more than 200 downloadable eBooks.  Online practice tests are available for the GED, PSAT, SAT, AP, TOEFL iBT, and U.S. citizenship exams.  Patrons can also master computer skills in popular software applications with tutorials from basic to advanced levels.  LearningExpress Library resources are available free of charge to Wood-Ridge Memorial Library card holders through the library's website at https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/

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.

Museum Passes

The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library is lending free admission passes to 13 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 2019 is the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.  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 https://woodridgememoriallibrary.org/ For more information or to reserve a pass by phone, please call the Library at (201) 438-2455.

Thyroid Cancer Support

Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. will meet on Thursday, July 11, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library.  All are welcome.  No registration required. 

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 Mondays, July 3, 15 & 29 from 6:30 to 8:15 pm

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