Special Programs and events

Irish Dancing with The JIG Factory
Saturday, March 7 @3pm
Come and enjoy a display of Irish from the award-winning JIG Factory to begin Saint Patrick's Day season. No registration needed but come early as this is one of our most popular programs of the year.

Joan Wullf Fly Fishing Class
Saturday, March 14 @10:30am
Men, women and children 10+ are invited to attend this class in the basics of fly fishing. Equipment provided. Register in advance by email to info@jwffclub.org

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Irish Dance with the Hawthorne School of Dance
Saturday, March 14 @2pm
Our friends from the Hawthorne School of Dance return for a fun family show. Giveaways and door prizes! No registration needed but the room will fill up quickly so come early.

"Let It Be" - The Beatles Farewell
Monday, March 16 @6:30pm
Beatles historian Vinnie Bruno discusses the group's last album (and film) "Let It Be". Registration encouraged.

Family BINGO
Wednesday, March 18 @6:30pm
Come and play BINGO for fun prizes.

De-Cluttering with Jamie Novak
Saturday, March 21 @2pm
Join best-selling author and organizer Jamie Novak for this new program on how to more done - without being overwhelmed. This program
is for you if you have a lot of de-cluttering to do or if your to-do list is two pages long! During this workshop you will learn how to find more time, what do do first, and stop procrastinating. You will leave this laugh-out-loud program with an action plan and a sense of calm about your projects and never-ending-to-do list. Registration encouraged.

Social Secuity Options
Tuesday, March 24 repeated on Thursday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 31 @6:30pm
Free financial literacy course, presented by American Financial Education Alliance

Indoor "Too Much Stuff" Sale - sponsored by the Friends of The Library
Saturday, March 28 @10am
RENT A TABLE AT OUR “TOO MUCH STUFF SALE” Or just come by and pick up a bargain Indoor Flea Market/Rummage Sale Saturday, March 28 10am-4pm SPACE WILL BE LIMITED - SIGN UP TODAY

Budget travel: Less money, More Memories!
Tuesday, March 31 @6:30pm
A simple, sophisticated, but highly informative presentation demonstrating how travelers can spend less money on popular destinations or modes of travel, without breaking the piggy bank. Keytopics include hotels, hotel booking sites, cruises, Amtrak travel, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas. Presented by David Kriso. Registration encouraged for planning purposes.

Book Clubs

I Read YA Book Club

Wednesday, March 4 @3:30-4:30pm and 7:00-8:00pm
*Attention Adults & Teens!*  Looking for something to do on a Wednesday evening? Are you drawn to authors like Libba Bray, Leigh Bardugo, and Angie Thomas? Join our book club I Read YA.  Each month we'll be reading a YA book from a variety of genres and discussing it for an hour. This book club has two sessions, one at 3:30 for teens and one at 7:00 for adults. This month's book is The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. For more information contact Kevin Cosenza at 973-427-5745 x14

Cook Book Club
Thursday, March 5 @7:00-8:00pm
Come join our Cook Book Club for Adults!  A cookbook will be chosen for you. Take it home, choose a recipe, create it, alter it if you wish and bring in for all to sample. If you are a foodie who likes to bake or cook this is the club for you! You do not need to be a resident to join! PLEASE NOTE: This is a club where ALL must participate, so no dropping in without a dish from the chosen cookbook! Please  let the group know if you have any food allergies so we can try to accommodate. This month's book is  Bobby at Home by Bobby Flay. For more details, contact Gina Gerard 973-427-5745 x19

Murder Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, March 10 @6:00-7:00pm
Come join a lively group of Murder & Mystery enthusiasts. We will cover new and established authors as we delve into different writing styles of fiction.  Take your notes as we will discuss writing styles, how the story unfolds, character development and everything in between!  All are welcome. Books can be picked up at the circulation desk one month prior to meeting. This month's book is The  Whisper Man by Alex North. For more information contact Gina Gerard at 973-427-5745 x19.

Senior Book Club
Thursday, March 19 @1pm
This month's book: Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende

Graphic Novel Book Club
Wednesday, March 25 @7pm
This month's book: Tale of Sand by Jim Henson

Beyond The Pages Book Club
Thursday, March 26 @6pm
This month's book: When We Were Lost by Kevin Wignall

Ongoing Programs

Louis's Movies
Every Saturday
Join us for a new movie screening at 10:30am. Schedules are available at the circulation desk.

Bridge Club
Tuesdays @1-4pm
Bridge players meet and play in a relaxed atmosphere at the library. For more information contact Mary Mahon 973-423-1987.

Wednesdays @1-4pm
Anyone interested in playing Canasta, a card game which belongs to the Rummy family of games, is invited to attend our "meet-up" group. Bring your friends for an enjoyable afternoon of friendly card games and good conversation. Attendees are invited, but not required, to bring their own decks of cards.

Every Monday and Thursday @10:30am
Informal ESL class and conversation opportunities. All are welcome. No registration required. Led by Kathy Mollica.

Mah Jong
Every Monday @6:00-8:45pm
If you are looking for a fun brain challenge, the Chinese game of Mah Jongg incorporates skill, strategy, calculation and chance. The American version Mah Jongg is played at the Louis Bay 2nd Library every Monday night in a joyful and enlightening atmosphere. All are welcome - no registration required.

Easy Yoga and Stretching
Tuesdays @10:30-11:30am
Gentle movement, stretching, and meditation - not as aggressive as regular yoga. Ideal for seniors. Led by Mary Frezzolini.

Tai Chi
First and Third Saturday of the month @10:30am
Tai Chi with James Jan and Stacy Hun of the YI JING MN Kung Fu School in Ridgewood. Tai Chi is an excellent mind body exercise, integrating internal kung fu, meditative awareness, Taoist philosophy, and the physics of effortless movement.

Patriotic Wall of Honor at the Library
The Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center is proud to recognize the servicemen and women from our area currently serving their  Nation around the world.  Our Patriotic Wall of Honor, located near the Adult Circulation Desk, displays photographs along with military information for our local service people.  Any resident of Hawthorne (or Hawthorne residents that have a family member) currently serving in any branch of the United States Armed Forces, regardless of where they are stationed, may submit a completed application along with a photograph to be displayed at the Library.  Applications may be picked up at the Library or may be accessed on our website.  Please feel free to provide us with updated information and photographs as duty station assignments and promotions occur.

Do you have a collection you are proud of and want to share with the world? Display it in one of our library cases! Applications can be picked up at the reference desk. For more information, contact 973-427-5745 x17.