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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.