Events at the Library

The Library has returned to in-person programs.

Many of the Library’s programs and events returned to in-person! Check the detailed event listings for more information.

Many of our events require registration.  Registration opens for Mahwah cardholders four weeks before the date of the event.Those without a Mahwah Library card are welcome to register two weeks before the event.

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Sunday June 26
  • All Day Mahwah Historical Society: Save Our Caboose!

    The story of the Erie Caboose 04940

  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Carnaby Street
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Carnaby Street takes their listeners on a musical experience of the 1960’s. Chris Roselle on guitar and Pete Bremy on bass guitar will also provide vocals featuring music from the British Invasion along with various American artists. Carnaby St. breathes new life into the songs that are fondly remembered as cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era. From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, and The Hollies to Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds, and the one-hit-wonders of the time. Carnaby Street is living proof that the music from the 1960’s is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.

Monday June 27
  • All Day Mahwah Historical Society: Save Our Caboose!

    The story of the Erie Caboose 04940

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Tropical Friends Sewing Kit To Go
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Create your very own felt sea animal! Each sewing craft kit provides everything for sewing beginners!

  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Take It - Make It Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Kids can stop by and pickup a bag of materials to use for various small, creative projects, and finish their project at home! New projects will be available for pickup from the Teen Section, every other Monday starting @ 10:00 AM.While supplies last. Feel free to send pictures of your finished project to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Explore Science: Layers of the Ocean TO GO
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Students will recreate the various layers of the ocean in their own density bottle and learn about the different layers and functions in the ocean. Each of the 5 layers of the ocean will be represented in a different solution and color.

    This challenge will be a take-home kit with an instructional video.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:FC4F9

  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Creatively Yours Garden Gnome Ceramic Craft
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The craft workshop series is back in the library with a cute Garden Gnome Ceramic Craft. The instructor is Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours a ceramic painting and glass fusion studio in Ridgewood and Tenafly. All attendees at the hour and a half workshop will get hands on experience and create their own ceramic craft. This program is offered both in person and as a take away kit. There will be a $25.00 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Registration is at the Check Out Desk. Registration for Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card begins Friday May 27th. Non-Mahwah residents registration begins Friday June 10th . Take Away Kits can be picked up beginning Tuesday June 28th

Tuesday June 28
Wednesday June 29
Thursday June 30

July 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Friday July 1
Saturday July 2
Sunday July 3
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Richard Reiter Swing Band
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The Richard Reiter Swing Band, New Jersey’s most popular swing combo, performs exciting standards from the swing era, highlighting America’s greatest composers, including Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Ellington. The group features Reiter on saxophone, clarinet and flute, plus vocalist Tricia Slafta, accompanied by keyboard, bass and drums. Repertoire includes: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, and many jump swing tunes (early Rock ‘n Roll) including Jump Jive n’ Wail, Kansas City and Choo Choo Ch’Boogie. Richard Reiter, an Emmy Award winning composer, has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, featured artist on PBS television, on-stage clarinet soloist in Bob Fosse’s Broadway musical Dancin’, and backup for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson. Of Reiter’s group, Gil Perlroth wrote in the Westport (Connecticut) News: Focused around Richard Reiter’s soaring sax and Tricia Slafta’s beautiful voice, the Richard Reiter Swing Band has a great feel for this music…the audience cheered and gave them a standing ovation.

Monday July 4
Tuesday July 5
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sea Animal Sewing Kit TO GO
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Create your very own felt sea animal! Each sewing craft kit provides everything for sewing beginners!

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 6
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Jiggly Wiggly
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    Move, sing, dance, and have fun! Join us for Jiggly Wiggly for babies and children from birth to pre-kindergarten.

    ***July 27 will be a pre-recorded video in place of an in-person class!***

  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am Summer Storytime
    11:15 am – 11:45 am

    Storytime is a great time to enjoy stories, meet new friends, sing songs, play games, and have fun. This event is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and includes a new craft every week!

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Founding Father: Thomas Jefferson with Tom DeStefano
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, was United States Minister to France, and the first Secretary of State under President George Washington. Elected the third President of the United States after a bitterly-fought campaign he organized the Louisiana Purchase and commissioned Lewis and Clark to explore the western territories. Join Tom DeStefano, teacher of History at Bergen Community College, as he explores this complex founding father.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Registration is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn How to Storyboard a Professional Movie!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 6/29 & 7/6 from 7:15 to 8:00 PM to learn how to storyboard Hollywood-level movies and express yourself through the diverse art of filmmaking! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program covers all aspects of storyboarding your very own film. We’ll learn about the materials used for storyboarding, different techniques, and how it is used to make your film come together!

Thursday July 7
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Little Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages 18 months – 5 years. Come explore the wondrous world of stories with Bendy Bookworm Yoga. Feed your child’s curiosity and joyful energy as we play, imagine, and learn together! After Yoga, there will be a fun craft.

    July 7: Sea Shell Craft

    August 4: Hermit Crab Craft

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Swan Song
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    A formerly flamboyant hairdresser takes a long walk across a small town to style a dead woman’s hair. 2021 Not rated. 1h 45min No registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Swan Song
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A formerly flamboyant hairdresser takes a long walk across a small town to style a dead woman’s hair. 2021 Not rated. 1h 45min No registration necessary.

  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Watercolor of a Sea Turtle - TO GO
    6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    The colors of the deep sea will all be brought out in this watercolor painting that you’ll create. Participants will pick up a kit in advance, and the instructional video will be sent on 7/7.

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Family Bingo Fun!
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Families are welcome to join Denise & Rola, as we play several rounds of ocean themed bingo! There will be a lot of fun, and cool prizes too!

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Henna Artist: Author Talk with Alka Joshi
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with New York Times Best Selling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick Alka Joshi as she discusses her bestselling books, The Henna Artist and The Secret Keeper of Jaipur.

    Alka Joshi was born in India and immigrated to the US when she was nine years old, and published her debut novel, The Henna Artist, at the age of 62. The Henna Artist transports readers back to 1950s India and follows Lakshmi Shastri, a skilled henna artist, and herbalist. While working for Jaipur’s elite, Lakshmi hides an abusive marriage she ran away from 13 years ago. Unfortunately, her husband finds her and appears with a sister Lakshmi knew nothing about. Lakshmi’s well-thought-out future is severely disrupted.

    In this interview, Alka will share her inspirations for her work, how her mother’s life story has influenced her writing, and what it’s been like working on creating a Netflix series based on her books, and will answer questions from the audience.

Friday July 8
Saturday July 9
Sunday July 10
Monday July 11
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Explore Science: Blubber Blubber! - TO GO
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up, will use a variety of supplies and techniques to replicate the function of blubber for various animals. The challenge will be to test to see how long and effective a student’s blubber suit can allow them to withstand ice water! The instructional video will be emailed to all participants.

  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Take It - Make It Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Kids can stop by and pickup a bag of materials to use for various small, creative projects, and finish their project at home! New projects will be available for pickup from the Teen Section, every other Monday starting @ 10:00 AM.While supplies last. Feel free to send pictures of your finished project to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bubble Show Plus
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come see an amazing bubble and balloon show at the Mahwah Library! This interactive show is fun for all ages and features bubbles like you’ve never seen before as well as balloon art for non-stop entertainment.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm George Washington and Morristown, NJ… Perfect Together with Joel Farkas
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    It’s a beautiful day! Let’s take a walk. Let’s take a ride. Let’s “virtually” explore the Revolutionary War, Morristown, NJ, and the George Washington connection. You’ve always meant to visit Morristown well now you can virtually and then in person. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Tuesday July 12
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Art Kids Academy - Pirate Ships
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Kids will learn all about seaside vessels as we create our own pirate ship to sail the open seas.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Jellyfish Salt Painting TO GO
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Join STEAM To-Go for an afternoon of creative painting like you’ve never tried before! Salt and glue create a textured base for watercolor jellyfish that will really pop on a dark ocean background.

    This event will be a TO GO kit with an instructional video sent via email.

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Children's Craft Corner: Diving Ocean Creature
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

    June 14: Salt Dough Starfish

    June 28: Happy 4th of July!

    July 12: Diving Ocean Creature

    July 26: Ocean Pebble Coaster

    August 9: Rock Photo Holder

    August 23: Sea Turtle Ornament

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 13
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Jiggly Wiggly
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    Move, sing, dance, and have fun! Join us for Jiggly Wiggly for babies and children from birth to pre-kindergarten.

    ***July 27 will be a pre-recorded video in place of an in-person class!***

  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am Summer Storytime
    11:15 am – 11:45 am

    Storytime is a great time to enjoy stories, meet new friends, sing songs, play games, and have fun. This event is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and includes a new craft every week!

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drawing With Kerri: A Relaxing Hippo
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    You will learn to draw a cute Relaxing Hippo during this fun tutorial.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn How to Film a Professional Movie!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 7/13 & 7/20 from 7:15 to 8:00 PM to learn how to film Hollywood-level movies and express yourself through the diverse art of filmmaking! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program covers all aspects of filming your very own professional short movie. We’ll learn about film composition, how to frame a scene, how to use different video settings on a camera, and more!

Thursday July 14
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Bendy Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    For grades K-3. Get your child moving AND spark their creativity in this Yoga and Craft after school program. Children will learn funky yoga poses that will promote a lifelong love of reading and healthy lifestyle habits. In this class we use our bodies and our Imaginations.

    July 14: Jellyfish Suncatcher Craft

    August 11: Make Your Own Aquarium

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Belfast
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. 2021

    PG-13 1h38m No registration necessary.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity - Author Talk with David Allen
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join us as we sit down in conversation with New York Times Best Selling author David Allen, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on personal productivity. David’s thirty-five years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach has earned him worldwide and Forbes’ recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the U.S. His New York Times bestselling book, “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity,” has sold millions of copies and has been published in thirty languages, and the “GTD” methodology it describes has become a global phenomenon, being taught by training companies in more than ninety countries.

    David Allen’s GTD Methodology has shown millions how to transform a fast-paced, overwhelming, overcommitted life into one that is balanced, integrated, relaxed, and has more successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is based on the fact that it applies from the boardroom to the living room to the classroom. It is hailed as “life-changing” by students, busy parents, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Belfast
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. 2021

    PG-13 1h38m No registration necessary.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Art Kids Academy - Sunset Sailboat
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Sail off into the sunset as kids create a unique sailboat design using oil pastels.

  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Building Better-for-you Smoothies!
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Come join Melissa Dawson, the Dietitian at the ShopRite of Ramsey in making fun and nutritious smoothies, while learning about the benefits of healthy snacking!

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday July 15
  • 10:00 am Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    10:00 am

    Let your favorite stuffed friend spend the night at the library!

    Drop Off – Friday April 22, 2022 – Stuffed friends can be dropped off from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Pick up – Saturday April 23, 2022 -Stuffed friends can be picked up from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    For kids of all ages.

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Summer Code Breakers
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Kids and teens can drop in each week to the Teen Section to try and break a special, fun emoji code and decipher the message for a small reward.

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Summer Preschool Storytime
  • 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Laser Tag Teen Event
    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can register for this fun Laser Tag event. Game Coaches from Game Rider NJ will offer the perfect combination of excitement, competition and ridiculous fun! Our doors will open starting at 6:00 PM, and guests will have until 6:30 PM to arrive. Light refreshments (juice, cookies, and chips) will be served.

    On the night of the event, a parent or guardian MUST walk their teen to the front lower level door and sign a permission form (if they haven’t done so in advance) in order for their teen to be allowed to participate.

    *A copy of the permission form can be viewed/printedby clicking under Attachments.

Saturday July 16
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover Ends 4:30 pm

    Let your favorite stuffed friend spend the night at the library!

    Drop Off – Friday April 22, 2022 – Stuffed friends can be dropped off from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Pick up – Saturday April 23, 2022 -Stuffed friends can be picked up from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    For kids of all ages.

Sunday July 17
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Ragtime with VFS Jazz
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Celebrate the ragtime era with the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. This lively and entertaining program covers ragtime music from the late 1890’s up through WWI era, mixed with some other popular music of turn of the century period. The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo specializes in thematic historical musical programs with informational narrative and will talk about the music, composers, musicians, instruments and techniques of the Ragtime era. The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo was formed in 2012 by thennine-year-old Florian Schantz. Now 19 years old, Florian and his band have delighted audiences in hundreds of venues across NJ, NY, CT, PA and Germany.

Monday July 18
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cross Stitch Fun for Teens - To Go
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can pick up a special kit to create a cutecross stitch, penguin project!

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Explore Science: Sail Boat Extravaganza TO GO
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Using air to power these boats in our Sail Boat Extravaganza race will all be determined on the successful construction of the sails. Students will be put to the test to not only design and construct a floating boat, but also to effectively include a sail that will be used to power through a race!

    This challenge will be a take-home kit with an instructional video.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday July 19
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Woven Bowl
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Art Kids Academy - Nighttime Lighthouse
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Learn about the importance of Lighthouses as we design our own Nighttime lighthouse landscape design.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Sandpaper Beach TO GO
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Sandpaper provides a unique base to draw on as we create beach scenes including but not limited ti shells, umbrellas, surfboards, and a gorgeous sunset!

    This event will be a TO GO kit with an instructional video sent via email.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 20
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Jiggly Wiggly
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    Move, sing, dance, and have fun! Join us for Jiggly Wiggly for babies and children from birth to pre-kindergarten.

    ***July 27 will be a pre-recorded video in place of an in-person class!***

  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am Summer Storytime
    11:15 am – 11:45 am

    Storytime is a great time to enjoy stories, meet new friends, sing songs, play games, and have fun. This event is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and includes a new craft every week!

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Jersey Shore with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Jersey Shore has a great deal more to offer than soft sand, sun, and surf. Take the “plunge” and travel along with Mario Medici from Sandy Hook to Cape May and you’ll discover an array of fascinating towns and history to go with them. Lighthouses, beaches, forts, historic buildings, shipwrecks, among the discoveries, so be sure to bring your note pads, as you may wish to write down some interesting factoids. This Jersey Shore presentation is “Shore to Please.”This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom. We look forward to seeing people in person also.

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn How to Film a Professional Movie!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 7/13 & 7/20 from 7:15 to 8:00 PM to learn how to film Hollywood-level movies and express yourself through the diverse art of filmmaking! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program covers all aspects of filming your very own professional short movie. We’ll learn about film composition, how to frame a scene, how to use different video settings on a camera, and more!

Thursday July 21
Friday July 22
Saturday July 23
Sunday July 24
Monday July 25
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Take It - Make It Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Kids can stop by and pickup a bag of materials to use for various small, creative projects, and finish their project at home! New projects will be available for pickup from the Teen Section, every other Monday starting @ 10:00 AM.While supplies last. Feel free to send pictures of your finished project to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ceramics Fun for Teens - TO GO
    5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can pick up a special kit to painta fun, summer themed ceramic piece!

  • 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm Summer Yoga for Kids
    5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

    Stretch your imagination and your body! We will learn basic yoga poses, create a story, and have fun! Simple breathing techniques and guided visualizations are also taught. Yoga is a great way to bring calm and focus into your child’s life through movement and breath. Parents are welcome to join in. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Yoga mats are encouraged but not required.

Tuesday July 26
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Jellyfish Bowl Craft
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Preschoolers will love this interactive craft making class that allows them to design and assemble their own jellyfish to take home!

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Children's Craft Corner: Ocean Pebble Coaster
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

    June 14: Salt Dough Starfish

    June 28: Happy 4th of July!

    July 12: Diving Ocean Creature

    July 26: Ocean Pebble Coaster

    August 9: Rock Photo Holder

    August 23: Sea Turtle Ornament

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday July 27
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Jiggly Wiggly
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    Move, sing, dance, and have fun! Join us for Jiggly Wiggly for babies and children from birth to pre-kindergarten.

    ***July 27 will be a pre-recorded video in place of an in-person class!***

  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am Summer Storytime
    11:15 am – 11:45 am

    Storytime is a great time to enjoy stories, meet new friends, sing songs, play games, and have fun. This event is for children ages 12 months to 5 years and includes a new craft every week!

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Creatively Yours Toucan Ceramic Craft
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The craft workshop series is back in the library with a Toucan Ceramic Craft. The instructor is Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours a ceramic painting and glass fusion studio in Ridgewood and Tenafly. All attendees at the hour and a half workshop will get hands on experience and create their own ceramic craft. This program is offered both in person and as a take away kit. There will be a $25.00 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Registration is at the Check Out Desk. Registration for Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card begins June 29th. Non-Mahwah residents registration begins July 13th. Take Away Kits can be picked up beginning July 28th.

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn How to Edit a Professional Movie!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 7/27 & 8/3 from 7:15 to 8:00 PMto learn how to edit Hollywood-level movies and express yourself through the diverse art of filmmaking! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program covers all aspects of editing aprofessional short movie. We’ll learn about editing software, how to put together different video clips, and how to add effects & transitions!

Thursday July 28
Friday July 29
Saturday July 30
Sunday July 31
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Classic Rock and Roll with the Kootz
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Call them a Rockn’ Roll Band with Fiber. Welcome thispopular group of North-NJ guys as they perform classic rock and roll of the 1960’sand 1970’s. Enjoy the music of theBeatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Steve Winwood, Bob Dylan, the Byrds,Rolling Stones, and Creedance Clearwater Revival.Registration is required, priority given to Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library card. Mahwah residents may register starting 4 weeks prior to the event; non-Mahwah residents may register starting 2 weeks prior to the event.

August 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Monday August 1
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Unique Creatures
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Come and see some scaly, slimy, and furry friends. Maybe even Dexter the Kookaburra will entertain us too! This event is for kids in grades 4 and up.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm A Visit to Maine with Mario Medici MOVED TO 8/8
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO AUGUST 8TH AT 7PM. YOU CAN ATTEND IN PERSON OR VIA ZOOM. YOU MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK.

Tuesday August 2
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Cookie Decorating Fun for Teens - To Go
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can pick up a special kit, andget creative and turn plain cookies into fun, decorative beach themed cookies!

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Ocean Slime
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Join STEAM to-go for an afternoon of slimy fun! Clear glue is the base for this ocean-themed slime. We’ll color our slimy ocean and add mix-ins that will give you mermaid vibes!

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 3
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Author Talk With Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dr. Marcia Chatelain
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

    Dr. Marcia Chatelain set out to answer the question of how fast-food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In Franchise, Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Live Snake Show
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Meet snakes from around the country and around the world, including Banana Peel, a 12-foot Albino Burmese python.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn How to Edit a Professional Movie!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 7/27 & 8/3 from 7:15 to 8:00 PMto learn how to edit Hollywood-level movies and express yourself through the diverse art of filmmaking! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program covers all aspects of editing aprofessional short movie. We’ll learn about editing software, how to put together different video clips, and how to add effects & transitions!

Thursday August 4
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Little Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    For ages 18 months – 5 years. Come explore the wondrous world of stories with Bendy Bookworm Yoga. Feed your child’s curiosity and joyful energy as we play, imagine, and learn together! After Yoga, there will be a fun craft.

    July 7: Sea Shell Craft

    August 4: Hermit Crab Craft

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Together Together
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. 2021 Rated R for some sexual references and language 1h 30min No registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Together Together
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    When a young loner becomes the gestational surrogate for a single man in his 40s, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. 2021 Rated R for some sexual references and language 1h 30min No registration necessary.

  • 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm STEM Whale Migration & Mobile Kit - TO GO
    3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can register to receive a special kit with materials to create a fun mobile, and learn about the types of whales most commonly found in our oceans and their migration patterns.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 5
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Summer Code Breakers
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Kids and teens can drop in each week to the Teen Section to try and break a special, fun emoji code and decipher the message for a small reward.

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Summer Preschool Storytime
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cute Otter Wall Hanging Hand Sewing Kit - TO GO
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up will make a cute Otter Wall Hanging by hand! Participants will be notified when they can pick up a special craft kit which has all of the specific project materials. On Friday, August 5 they will then receive the link to a step-by-step instructional video, as well as a PDF instructional booklet, and will have the chance to follow along at their leisure!

Saturday August 6
Sunday August 7
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Spero Plays Nyro and Joni
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century, Christine and Elliot Spero take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs like “And When I Die, Eli’s Coming, Stoned Soul Picnic and Wedding Bell Blues. Let them also take you on a sojourn of some of the music of Joni Mitchell, anequally important and influential recording artist of the late20th century.Withsongs like“Both Sides Now”, Big Yellow Taxi, “The Circle Game” and Help Me.Joni said of Laura,I’m sick of being lumped in with the women. Laura Nyro you can lump me in with, because Laura exerted an influence on me. I looked to her and took some direction from her. On account of her I started playing piano again.

Monday August 8
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Take It - Make It Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Kids can stop by and pickup a bag of materials to use for various small, creative projects, and finish their project at home! New projects will be available for pickup from the Teen Section, every other Monday starting @ 10:00 AM.While supplies last. Feel free to send pictures of your finished project to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jenkinson's Aquarium - NJ's Precious Pinelands
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Fun Fact: The first national reserve is located right here in New Jersey. The Pinelands National Reserve is home to many threatened and endangered species, all with their own adaptations. Meet some of the animals that live in this reserve – one of the world’s major ecosystems.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm A Visit to Maine with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    If you have never been to the Maine coast, or if it has been some time since you have traveled there, you will want to see this presentation. Mario Medici, lecturer and amateur photographer, will take you on a photo journey to the beautiful coast of Maine (with an estimated 5,000 miles of coastline – more than California!) making several stops along the way including Kennebunkport, Camden, Rockland, and ending in historic and beautiful Bar Harbor with a visit to Acadia National Park (2nd most visited park in USA). Along the way, you will visit quaint shops, climb tall mountains to marvel at the scenic views, and many other interesting sights along the way. With a few exceptions, all the photos in this presentation were taken by Mario on his visit to Maine. Slideshow will be accompanied by his expert commentary. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close at 3PM on the day of the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Tuesday August 9
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Ocean Sunset
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Who spent some time at the beach this summer? Join us to paint a beautiful sunset scene to remember some of the beauty you may have seen, or are yet to see! *Acrylic paint is permanent, please wear clothing that you won’t be upset about if it gets any paint on it!

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Children's Craft Corner: Rock Photo Holder
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

    June 14: Salt Dough Starfish

    June 28: Happy 4th of July!

    July 12: Diving Ocean Creature

    July 26: Ocean Pebble Coaster

    August 9: Rock Photo Holder

    August 23: Sea Turtle Ornament

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm OCEANS ROCK Shark and Sea-Life Adventure
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Let’s go under the sea for a fascinatingOceanexploration with an expansive Museum exhibit of super cool sea creatures as the backdrop – life-size taxidermysharks & stingrays, crabs, coral, sponges, sea stars and more. Plus each participant will dig for and take-home seashell and sea fossil courtesy of DinosaursRock.com! For ages 8 – 17.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Long Bright River: Author Talk with Liz Moore
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, Long Bright River, and her other works.

    The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety—obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.

    Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.

Wednesday August 10
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Explore Science: Cartesian Diver
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    No matter what age the children will love to work with buoyancy and water pressure as they create their very own Cartesian diver in a bottle. Younger children can figure out how to get their glow in the dark diver to move up and down without touching it. While older children will love to make a game of it, by creating two Cartesian divers that they will try to hook onto each other without actually touching the pieces.

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drawing With Kerri: A Sunbathing Lion
    4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    You will learn to draw a cute Sunbathing Lion during this fun tutorial.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn About Professional Film Equipment!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 8/10 & 8/17 from 7:15 to 8:00 PMto learn about all of the professional equipment used in Hollywood-level movies! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program teaches you about all of theequipment that is used in the real world in the film industry. We’ll learn about DSLR cameras, green screens, tripods, lighting, and more!

Thursday August 11
  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Bendy Bookworms: Yoga Story Time + Craft
    10:30 am – 11:15 am

    For grades K-3. Get your child moving AND spark their creativity in this Yoga and Craft after school program. Children will learn funky yoga poses that will promote a lifelong love of reading and healthy lifestyle habits. In this class we use our bodies and our Imaginations.

    July 14: Jellyfish Suncatcher Craft

    August 11: Make Your Own Aquarium

    ***Children will participate in Bendy Bookworm Yoga at their own risk. Bendy Bookworm Yoga, LLC is not responsible or liable for any injury or harm a child may sustain as a result of their participation in the Little Bookworms Yoga program.***

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Director Morgan Neville offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him. 2021119 minutesRating: R; for language throughoutNo registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Director Morgan Neville offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him. 2021119 minutesRating: R; for language throughoutNo registration necessary.

  • 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Seaglass Pendant - Teen Craft
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up will use various colors of seaglass to make a beautiful pendant.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 12
Saturday August 13
Sunday August 14
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Hot August Night: Neil Diamond Tribute
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    It isn’t night but it is August! Join us for a tribute to Neil Diamond with Tommy Lynn. Singer Tommy Lynn replicatesNeil Diamond’s career from start to today. There are other tributes toNeil Diamond, but nothing compares. Tommy Lynn is like a breath of fresh air bringing the sound and costumes of a Neil Diamond experience.

Monday August 15
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Cat Sewing Kit To Go
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Create your very own felt sea animal! Each sewing craft kit provides everything for sewing beginners!

  • 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Blood Drive
    1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    You’re Somebody’s Type O- O+ A- A+ B- B+ AB- AB+

    Donate blood! People can’t live without it!Did you know there is no substitute for human blood and each donation can help save up to three lives?

    2 seconds: How often someone needs blood

    56 days: How often you can donate blood

    45 minutes to 1 hour: How long it usually takes to donate blood

    Saving a life is priceless! Please give blood!

    Please bring phot ID or your NYBC donor card. Eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating.

    Appointments encouraged at

    https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/304398

    or by text: (917) 699-9073.Walk-ins welcome! Snacks for all donors! Masks recommended!

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Explore Science: Build a Shark STEM Challenge - TO GO
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can pick up a special materials kit, and will be challenged with building a shark using a variety of recycled supplies that will replicate a shark’s ability to float. Design and function will be key to this challenge! The instructional videos will be emailed to all participants.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

Tuesday August 16
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Painted Feather Art Tile
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Optical Illusion Sand Art Craft - TO GO
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Teens can pick up a small sand art kit to make a cool design at home.Just peel the backing off and sprinkle on the included sand to bring your wild art to life!

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Diving Dolphin
    4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

    Join STEAM to-go for a craft that includes a moving piece- the dolphin will appear to be diving in and out of the waves we make!

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 17
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Learn About Professional Film Equipment!
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 – 9 can join us on Wednesdays 8/10 & 8/17 from 7:15 to 8:00 PMto learn about all of the professional equipment used in Hollywood-level movies! Taught by an award-winning student filmmaker, The Lighthouse Initiative Filmmaking Program teaches you about all of theequipment that is used in the real world in the film industry. We’ll learn about DSLR cameras, green screens, tripods, lighting, and more!

Thursday August 18
Friday August 19
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Summer Code Breakers
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Kids and teens can drop in each week to the Teen Section to try and break a special, fun emoji code and decipher the message for a small reward.

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am Summer Preschool Storytime
  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Movie Under the Stars - Moana
    8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us as we close out our 2022 Summer Reading Challenge with a special outdoor showing of the Disney favorite, Moana.

    The film will be presented in the Library parking lot, so feel free to bring a beach blanket or chair, and relax.

Saturday August 20
Sunday August 21
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tribute to Harry Belafonte
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    For many years Neil Dankman has performed successfully throughout the metropolitan area with a variety of different shows. Neil will perform such classic calypso songs as ‘Jamaica Farewell’, ‘Island In The Sun’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Man Smart, Woman Smarter’, ‘Jump In The Line’, ‘Day-O’ and many others. Throughout the show the audience laughs and sings along with Neil. It’s an enjoyable show for all.

Monday August 22
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Take It - Make It Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Kids can stop by and pickup a bag of materials to use for various small, creative projects, and finish their project at home! New projects will be available for pickup from the Teen Section, every other Monday starting @ 10:00 AM.While supplies last. Feel free to send pictures of your finished project to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk with Michele Harper
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.

    As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.

    This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.

Tuesday August 23
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Children's Craft Corner: Sea Turtle Ornament
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

    June 14: Salt Dough Starfish

    June 28: Happy 4th of July!

    July 12: Diving Ocean Creature

    July 26: Ocean Pebble Coaster

    August 9: Rock Photo Holder

    August 23: Sea Turtle Ornament

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 24
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

Thursday August 25
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee No Man of God
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    The complicated relationship that formed between the FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Bundy during Bundy’s final years on death row. 2021 Not rated. 1h 40min No registration necessary.

  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact - Author Talk with Liz Wiseman
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.

    In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes.

    Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why– with a little coaching–this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.

  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Kids & Teens can drop in to the Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee No Man of God
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    The complicated relationship that formed between the FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and serial killer Bundy during Bundy’s final years on death row. 2021 Not rated. 1h 40min No registration necessary.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday August 26
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Summer Code Breakers
    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Kids and teens can drop in each week to the Teen Section to try and break a special, fun emoji code and decipher the message for a small reward.

Saturday August 27
Sunday August 28
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Summer Reading Movie Jaws
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Classic Summer Blockbuster. When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Long Island, it’s up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Director: Steven Spielberg. Writer: Peter Benchley Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss 1975 PG 2h4m No registration is necessary.

Monday August 29
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

Tuesday August 30
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant Cancelled
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday August 31
  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Virtual Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Are you in grades 5 & up? Then invite your friends to battle it out in just-for-fun online tournaments, using your Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online and a copy of Super Smash Bros. Every Monday & Wednesday a newArena ID will be created & shared on the Mahwah Library’sTeen events calendarfor that day, and the library’s Snapchat (mahwahlibrary), so please spread the word.

    To join our arena: choose Online mode, then choose Smash, next choose Battle Arenas. The last step is to join our arena mahwahliband enter today’s specialArena ID:

September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Peppy Penguin Stuffie Hand Sewing Kit - TO GO
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up will make a cute Peppy Penguin Stuffie by hand! Participants will be notified when they can pick up a special craft kit which has all of the specific project materials. On Friday, Septermber 2 they will then receive the link to a step-by-step instructional video, as well as a PDF instructional booklet, and will have the chance to follow along at their leisure!

Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Rola's Craft Corner
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Lowell Mill Girls: Organized Labor and the First Strikes in America with Rick Feingold
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    They were fed up and wouldn’t take the factory working conditions anymore so the Lowell mill workers went on strike in 1834. The textile industry was the first to become mechanized and working condition were harsh. Young women recruited off the farms worked 70 hours and six days a week. When wages were cut the workers walked out. Join us as we learn about the Luddites — the machine-breakers who rejected the regimentation of the factory system and the working conditions of the early industrial era. Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 7
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gamers Unite!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to the Inbetween to play variousvideo games, Board games, chess & cards!

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Guess What!
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk and earn a small rewardfor guessing the object, puzzle, riddle, or rhyme.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Critter Care Class
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Critter Care is a 4 session class that will happen every Wednesday in September at 4 PM. Kids 5-8 are welcome to register to learn about the importance of proper care for animals with a hands-on and close-up lesson. We will meet a different animal each class and finish every lesson with a craft!

Thursday September 8
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Death on the Nile
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. 2022 PG-132022 2h 7m No registration is necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Raising Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World - Author Talk with Dr. Michele Borba
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join us in conversation with bestselling author and expert in child development, Dr. Michele Borba, as she discusses her book, Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Thrive.

    Data shows that today’s youth are the loneliest, most stressed, and risk-averse on record. Though well-educated, they are failing to launch in real life. So how can we teach them to be mentally strong and more successful? Dr. Michele Borba empowers educators and parents to help kids thrive in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven, often uncertain world. Through her research, she found the difference between those who struggle and those who succeed comes down to the personal traits that set Thrivers apart and set them up for happiness and a greater potential later in life. She offers practical, actionable ways to develop these Thrivers traits for kids and shows you how to teach them to cope today so that they can flourish tomorrow in school and life. These are lessons that will last a lifetime.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee Death on the Nile
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. 2022 PG-132022 2h 7m No registration is necessary.

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Search & Find Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can stop by the Teen Section to try to find all of the hidden objects in a special puzzle for a small reward.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday September 9
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code Breakers
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Film Friday
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to theInbetween and relax while watching a popular movie.

Saturday September 10
Sunday September 11
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Skyliner Big Band
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Enjoy the sounds of big band swing with the sixteen member Skyliner Big Band. Originally founded by John Micalizio in 1952, The Skyliners have continued to perform at numerous venues in the metropolitan area under the direction of Joe Andreoli, Bill Garbinsky and most recently, Bill Miranda. The Skyliner Big Band is currently under the musical direction of Tom Keegan. The Skyliners are happy to return to the Mahwah Public Library.

Monday September 12
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Light Up Dragon Craft
    10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Take home and decorate a wooden dragon with a light inside. Markers or paint work best to decorate, we only provide the wooden dragon (the light should work as well without any extra materials).

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Picture Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    What is it? Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk to solve a puzzle and earn a small reward.

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mystery Monday
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Is today a movie day? Are we watching Anime? Are we playing video games? Teens in grades 5 and upcan drop in to the Inbetween to find out!

  • 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Between the Pages Book Chat
    3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to chat about great books and earn a small snack! Participants can read and chat about whatever books they like.

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Paul Semendinger The Least Among Them
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The baseball post-season is upon us, and to celebrate, we join author Dr. Paul Semendinger for his discussion on his new book,“The Least Among Them”. Learn about the lesser-known Yankees players, those who only played a single major league game – providing some truly unique stories and perspectives. We’ve all heard of Ruth, Mantle, Maris, and DiMaggio but now you can meet some of their lesser known teammates. This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Tuesday September 13
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 14
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gamers Unite!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to the Inbetween to play variousvideo games, Board games, chess & cards!

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Guess What!
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk and earn a small rewardfor guessing the object, puzzle, riddle, or rhyme.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Critter Care Class
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Critter Care is a 4 session class that will happen every Wednesday in September at 4 PM. Kids 5-8 are welcome to register to learn about the importance of proper care for animals with a hands-on and close-up lesson. We will meet a different animal each class and finish every lesson with a craft!

Thursday September 15
Friday September 16
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code Breakers
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Film Friday
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to theInbetween and relax while watching a popular movie.

Saturday September 17
Sunday September 18
Monday September 19
  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Picture Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    What is it? Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk to solve a puzzle and earn a small reward.

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mystery Monday
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Is today a movie day? Are we watching Anime? Are we playing video games? Teens in grades 5 and upcan drop in to the Inbetween to find out!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Genealogy: Finding Records with Eric Migdal
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Finding records to aid in your research using the census, birth, death, marriage records. Also how to use Heritagequest, Family Search, Newspapers.com, Ancestry, and more.Eric Migdal is the owner ofIt’s All Relative – Family History Research and Genealogy.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Tuesday September 20
  • All Day Adult DIY Craft: Photo Coaster
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Author Talk with Simon Winchester
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join us for a conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work across myriad fields of history, technology, and geology as well as the author’s personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today. A master storyteller, Winchester’s narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them.

    Winchester is a New York Times Bestselling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles, including The Professor and the Madman, Pacific, The Perfectionists, and most recently, Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World. Beginning his writing career in journalism, Winchester has found renowned success in the world of non-fiction and now works almost exclusively as an author.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Rola's Craft Corner
    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Join us in the Children’s Craft Area for a fun, DIY craft with Rola! These crafts are great for ages 4 and up.

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Library Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting
    7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The Mahwah Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting.

    Library Board meetings are open to the public.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    The world is a hectic place (even more so now), meditation has been known to reduce stress, relieve pain, and recharge mind and body. Many people are enjoying the benefits of meditation: companies like Google, Proctor and Gamble, Target, General Mills, organizations like the United States Marine Corp, the Chicago Bulls (under Coach Phil Jackson), some public schools, and even a U.S. Congressman. Leena Unnikrishnan and Nirmal Mukhi have over 20 years experience practicing Sahaja Meditation. No registration is necessary.

Wednesday September 21
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gamers Unite!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to the Inbetween to play variousvideo games, Board games, chess & cards!

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Guess What!
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk and earn a small rewardfor guessing the object, puzzle, riddle, or rhyme.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Critter Care Class
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Critter Care is a 4 session class that will happen every Wednesday in September at 4 PM. Kids 5-8 are welcome to register to learn about the importance of proper care for animals with a hands-on and close-up lesson. We will meet a different animal each class and finish every lesson with a craft!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The History of Area Canals (PA, NY, and NJ) with Mario Medici
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Historically canals were of immense importance to commerce and the development, growth and vitality of a civilization. Transportation routes built for commerce developed slowly in the northeast and it was not until after the American Revolution that some thought was given to building of local-area canals. This presentation will cover the history of area canals, e.g., Erie, Delaware and Lehigh (D&L), and Morris Canals, why they were built, how they affected the region, how they operated, and much more. Lecture will be supplemented with photos both historic and current as well as information where canals can be visited today.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar to receive the Zoom Link (Don’t forget to give us your email address).

Thursday September 22
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Worst Person in the World
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    A modern dramedy that chronicles four years in the life of Julie a young woman in Oslo who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. 2021 Rated R for Graphic Nudity|Drug Use|Sexual Content|Some Language 2h 8m No registration is necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Worst Person in the World
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A modern dramedy that chronicles four years in the life of Julie a young woman in Oslo who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is. 2021 Rated R for Graphic Nudity|Drug Use|Sexual Content|Some Language 2h 8m No registration is necessary.

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Search & Find Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can stop by the Teen Section to try to find all of the hidden objects in a special puzzle for a small reward.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pumpkin Life Cycle Class
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Get ready to be a scientist! Students will get hands on with an instructor in dissecting a pumpkin and learning about its parts. Students will also learn what germination is (seeds growing without soil) and how to germinate a pumpkin seed. As a craft- we will paint mini-pumpkins to take home (along with their pumpkin seed ready for germination).

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Friday September 23
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Code Breakers
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Film Friday
    3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to theInbetween and relax while watching a popular movie.

Saturday September 24
Sunday September 25
  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Viva Vallenato! Folkloric Music of Colombia
    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band performs the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato!

Monday September 26
  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Picture Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    What is it? Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk to solve a puzzle and earn a small reward.

  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mystery Monday
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Is today a movie day? Are we watching Anime? Are we playing video games? Teens in grades 5 and upcan drop in to the Inbetween to find out!

Tuesday September 27
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Gentle Yoga with Joan Tarrant
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Join Joan Tarrant for an hour long gentle yoga. Bring your mat, blanket, blocks, tissues, water and comfortable clothes. This is a great opportunity to stretch, breathe, move, and relax together doing gentle yoga poses, then partake in a deep relaxation with Tibetan Singing Bowls during the meditation. This program is offered both in person and via Zoom. If you want to join via Zoom, registration is necessary (don’t forget to give your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Habitat for Humanity - Homework Club
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    Hey kids in grades 4 – 8! Do you need help getting motivated to do your homework? Do you need help understanding how to do your homework? We can help! Join us on Tuesdays at the Mahwah Public Library for the Habitat for Humanity Homework Club!

    You will be guided by dedicated teen Habitat for Humanity Club members and a certified high school math teacher. Drop in, no sign-up needed!

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Art with Julie
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Children in grades 3-5 can join Ms. Julie to make a fun, creative art project!

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Mahwah Library Writers' Collective
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
Wednesday September 28
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Gamers Unite!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to the Inbetween to play variousvideo games, Board games, chess & cards!

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Guess What!
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop by the Teen Services Desk and earn a small rewardfor guessing the object, puzzle, riddle, or rhyme.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Critter Care Class
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Critter Care is a 4 session class that will happen every Wednesday in September at 4 PM. Kids 5-8 are welcome to register to learn about the importance of proper care for animals with a hands-on and close-up lesson. We will meet a different animal each class and finish every lesson with a craft!

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Salad: More Than Just Iceberg Lettuce
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    A good, healthy salad can be something other than iceberg lettuce. Join Amy Kanarek as she prepares a quick tasty salad and dressing using fresh ingredients.This program is both in person in the library and live streaming via Zoom. Register is necessary on mahwahlibrary.org events calendar (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 24 hours before the event. We will send everyone the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time. You can join us in person or on Zoom.

Thursday September 29
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Lost City
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. 2022 PG-13 1h 52m No registration is necessary

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee The Lost City
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan. While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. 2022 PG-13 1h 52m No registration is necessary

  • 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Search & Find Puzzle
    2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can stop by the Teen Section to try to find all of the hidden objects in a special puzzle for a small reward.

  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Switch It Up!
    2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Teens in grades 5 and up can drop in to The Inbetween to play various cool Nintendo Switch games.

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Autumn Pollinating!
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Get your garden ready for Spring by making a native plant seed ball that can be planted in the fall (and will bloom in the spring) and learn all about our local pollinators! (where they go over the winter, how they prepare for hibernation or migration etc) We will also pot up a dwarf sunflower seed so students can observe on their own at home, the growth process.

  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Meditation with Leena and Nirmal
  • 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm Trust: Author Talk with Hernan Diaz
    9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance and Trust. Diaz holds a Ph.D. from NYU and edits, the Spanish-language journal Revista Hispánica Moderna, at Columbia University.

    Diaz’s new book, Trust, is set during the roar of the 1920s around the Wall Street tycoon Benjamin Rask and his wife, Helen. Together, they have risen to the top of the world of seemingly endless wealth–all as a decade of excess and speculation draws to an end. But at what cost have they acquired their immense fortune? This is the mystery at the center of Bonds, a successful 1937 novel that all of New York seems to have read. Yet there are other versions of this tale of privilege and deceit.

    Hernan Diaz’s Trust elegantly puts these competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation.

Friday September 30

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