Monday, February 11, 2013
David Lubar and Wendy Mass appeared at Sunday event in South Orange.
Acclaimed authors for young readers, David Lubar and Wendy Mass, discussed their books and their love of reading on Sunday, Feb. 10th at the South Orange Public Library. The event was sponsored by the Friends of the South Orange Public Library and Sparkhouse. David Lubar is an author of numerous books for teens. He is also an electronic game programmer, who programmed Super Breakout for the Nintendo Game Boy, and Frogger for both the SNES and Game Boy. As a game designer, he designed the game Frogger2: Swampy’s Revenge for the Nintendo Game Boy Color. His works include the novel, ” Dunk,” a favorite check out at the library. It is about a young man at the Jersey Shore, where every summer the boardwalk turns into an amusement park. See who …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
New and old resident met and mingled.
The South Orange Public Library was the site of Sunday's Newcomers/All Comers day. Local groups and organizations shared information and previewed upcoming events. Find yourself in our photos!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Has the hype over the bestselling Harry Potter author run its course?
When J.K. Rowling last released a new book, locals counted down to midnight of the release date, waited in line for hours at Words to buy the book, and celebrated in costume with library events. This time? Nothing. J. K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, will be released in a month - on Sept. 27. The book is intended for an adult audience, and is described in advance materials as "darkly comic." Still, given the writer's loyal following, will local stores open at midnight? Are library reserve lists for the new book already into triple digits? No. The South Orange Public Library ordered the book, but has only one name on the wait list, according to librarian Nancy Janow. "This is not at all like last time," she said. Then, besides …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Library has full slate of events scheduled for the Week Ahead.
Friends of South Orange Library Membership Drive Today, All day South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, South Orange Support the South Orange Library by renewing or becoming a member of The Friends of the South Orange Library. The Friends of the South Orange Public Library is a nonprofit group of volunteers devoted to enhancing the services and activities of the library. Memberships range from Preschool level at $3 to Lifetime at $300. Forms and more information are available at the library. Membership is tax-deductible and 100% goes directly to supporting the library. Get in Shape Charity Event Today, 8 a.m. Cameron Field, 5 Mead St., South Orange Free Individual Art Instruction with Larry McKim Today 4 p.m. The Baird, 5 Mead St, …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The children's room gets a facelift, thanks to the Kiwanis Club
The South Orange Public Library children's room has been rearranged and updated. Thanks to a gift from the South Orange - Maplewood Kiwanis Club, the library has a new table, computer, and other supplies that help make the room more efficient during this busy summer reading season and to prepare it for back-to-school homework help. The room was closed for a day so teenage pages could rearrange furniture and get the space ready for kids of all ages.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Marriage of Figaro is set for Thursday
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble will take center stage at the South Orange Public Library on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 for a free, public performance of "The Marriage of Figaro." (Please note this event is on Thursday, not Tuesday, as was previously reported elsewhere.) Librarian Phyllis Kalb notes that this performance is "fun and appropriate for the whole family." As a bonus, the library is cool and, she says, "refreshments will be served." The performance is ponsored by Bayonne Community Bank (formerly Alliance Bank). "The Marriage of Figaro" is a comedy that follows "The Barber of Seville" and this production is suitable for all ages.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Passersby Gape in Surprise as a dinosaur takes over the library courtyard
The quiet of the summer afternoon was shattered. Children’s shrieks rent the silence as the mighty T-Rex lumbered towards Scotland Road. The dinosaur paused, turned and swung its weighty tail into the excited crowd. It climbed onto a metal table and clambered down, bellowing loudly. (Click the attached videos to hear it.) At last, it lowered its head at the keeper’s command, and allowed even the youngest of South Orange’s avid readers to stroke its scaly head. This was the long-awaited kick-off of South Orange Public Library’s popular summer reading program. This year’s theme, “Dream Big” launched dramatically, with a visit from Big Jeff, the Dinosaur Troubadour, and a life-sized animatronic dinosaur, courtesy of Field Station: Dinosaurs…
Monday, June 11, 2012
For the first time, the annual book sale moves to Baird
Clear those shelves, booklovers! Donate now and prepare to fill your shelves again on Saturday, at the annual Friends of the South Orange Public Library book sale. Volunteer Dru Barkalow explains that, for the first time, the annual sale and donations days are held at the Baird Center. She credits Kate Schmidt for opening the community center's doors to the sale, which takes place on Saturday, the same day as Celebrate South Orange. Donors can drop books off at Baird this week, Monday through Thursday, 10am-2pm and 6pm-8pm. The annual book sale is Saturday and Sunday: 11-4 both days, with Sunday "Bag Day," when books are $5 for a bag. Darryl Haley from MetalArt joins the sale us on June 16th He will have various smaller metal creations for…
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The South Orange Public Library will be hosting an inter-generational dialogue among women of all ages who have achieved success on April 15.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The South Orange Public Library will be hosting an intergenerational dialogue among women of all ages who have achieved success and whose accomplishments are an inspiration to all women, regardless of age, education, and/or skills, on Sunday, April 15th, from 2 to 4 p.m. The panel will consist of Tiffany Aliche, ‘The Budgetnista’ author of “The One Week Budget, Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), Melissa Kopecky, Director of the South Orange Public Library, Froozan Mahkdoom, Rutgers student and part-time assistant and research analyst at Rutgers University, and South Orange Public Library, and the Rev. Canon Dr. Sandye A. Wilson, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew & Holy Communion in …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Borrowing books from the South Orange Public Library has just become electronic.
On Monday, the South Orange Public Library held its final seminar on how to use an e-reader, specifically for the purpose of borrowing books. For residents in attendence who own a Kindle, Nook, or one of the many technologies out there, it was an opportunity to expand their use of the library. While the library will continue to serve as a community location, a place to come together and connect, several attendees at the seminar expressed delight at the newfound ability to borrow library books without the hassle of having to carry them around or remembering to return them on time. The program is run through the website, elibrarynj.com, a consortium of more than 50 New Jersey libraries. The different locations have essentially pooled their …