WEST ORANGE, NJ — As spring heats up, the West Orange Public Library (WOPL) is hosting some exciting activities for kids and teens throughout the rest of the month.

On May 16, a Ranger from Edison National Historic Park is coming for a "Meet a Ranger" program from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Fourth graders are invited to sign themselves and their family members up for a free pass that allows entry for the entire summer into any National Park throughout the United States as part of the "Every Kid in a Park" program.

On Thursday, May 23, Chess Club resumes for children in grades two through eight from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will continue weekly through June 27. This club is led by Eric Greenebaum and is good for players of all skill levels, from novice to expert.

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The library will also be holding a free Teen Movie Night screening the hit movie “The Hate You Give” on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. The library invites guests to bring their own snacks to this free viewing of one of 2018's most talked about movies.

An all-star cast in “The Hate You Give” brings Angie Thomas' novel to the big screen, featuring 16-year-old Starr Carter and her mission to stay true to herself in her daily life while moving between different worlds. In the PG-13-rated film, the teen protagonist must find her voice and choose to do what is right after witnessing her best friend's murder by a police officer.

Dungeons and Dragons Club (DnD) continues on Friday afternoons from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Epic quests await teens who join the library’s DnD club, which features roleplaying, storytelling, on-the-spot strategic thinking, math skills, problem solving and teamwork all rolled into one. Click HERE to read a feature article on this program.

Anyone who would like to learn more or sign up for these events should contact the WOPL Youth Services department at 973-736-0198 ex. 16 or jsawyer@westorangelibrary.org.