WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Among the events at the Wood-Ridge Memorial Library in December, children can have a very special story time at Stories with Santa. Check the full listing of events, as some events require pre-registration.
Stories with Santa
The Wood-Ridge Memorial Library invites children to Stories with Santa at the restored Bianchi House, located at 111 First Street in Wood-Ridge. The programs will be held on Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30 and 6:30pm, and also on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Advance registration is required. To register, please call the 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 Wednesdays, December 4 and 18 at 9:15am and 10:00am. Come share the joys of making music! Children age 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 Monday, December 2 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 age 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.
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Chess Club
On Wednesdays, December 4 and 11th, 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. Adult beginners, please call the Library in advance to RSVP (201) 438-2455.
Wood-Ridge Memorial Library Book Club
On Tuesday, December 17 at 7:15pm, join your neighbors and friends to discuss Wishin' and Hopin' by Wally Lamb. The meeting will be held at the Wood-Ridge Civic 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 Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago 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
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.
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, December 5 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, December 2, 16 & 30th from 6:30 to 8:15 pm.
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