Featured Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are being presented online using Zoom, Facebook Live or a similar service.  We look forward to resuming in-person programming as soon as possible. 

June 2021

Saturday June 12

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Virtual - PSAT/SAT/ACT Practice Test Event
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

C2 Education is offering students in grades 8 – 12 the opportunity to take free PSAT, SAT, or ACT practice tests virtually.  It is recommended that students in grades 8 – 10 take the PSAT, while students in grades 11 – 12 take the SAT or ACT.    

Registration is required.

Students must register with C2 Education.  C2 Education will then provide each student with a link to their specific test, prior to the test date.  They will also provide each student with their test results.  Follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/2TFuZ6X

Sunday June 13

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ladies of Motown with Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio (OUTSIDE)
Mahwah Public Library

Mostly Motown is a review of classic rhythm and blues and soul of the 1960s and 70s. Songstress Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Songs Trio will celebrate a time when this primarily African-American genre crossed over to mainstream audiences. Featured songs were made famous by female artists Aretha Franklin, Martha & The Vandellas, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Roberta Flack, as well as male artists Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Al Greene.

This concert will be outside in the front of the library. No registration or tickets are necessary. Attendance is on a first come basis. Bring your own folding chair as chairs will not be provided. Everyone must maintain social distancing.

Monday June 14

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play-Doh Ice Cream Stand Kit
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Ages 3 and upFriday, February 19 at 10 AMThis creative kit comes with all of the ingredients for imagination! This creative toy building set for kids 5 years and up comes with everything they need to build and customize their own unique and colorful Play-Doh ice cream stand. Visit the children’s section to pick up your kit or call 201.529.7323 for curbside pickup.

We’d love to see completed projects – pictures can be sent to csiciliano@mahwahlibrary.orgPickup starts at 10 AM on Monday, June 28

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LED Drawing: Anglerfish
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Teens & tweens entering grades 5 – 8 in September can join us for an awesome LED drawing event!  In this STEAM activity, we will be drawing an Anglerfish and adding LED lights!  Participants will be notified when they can pick up their supply kits.  Some materials from home may be needed such as scissors, markers, etc.  The instructional video will be emailed to everyone on this date, and participants can follow along on their own time.

Registration is required.

Registration starts on Friday, May 14 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224 or online.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Healthy Summer Eating and Grilling with Jennifer Shukaitis (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Come learn about healthy options at that family reunion or friends’ BBQ as well as how to enjoy the foods you love without over doing it and how to ensure safety while grilling and eating. Time to focus on nutritious, seasonal eating that includes fresh summer foods you will love for their taste and health benefits!

Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH is a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences at Rutgers Cooperative Extension. During her time there, she has implemented programs in nutrition and wellness to audiences ranging in age from pre-school to older adults. She has also partnered with FoodCorps, the NJ Department of Agriculture, and several schools and non-profits to implement farm-to-school programming throughout New Jersey.

This is a Zoom event so register online (Don’t forget to give us 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.

Tuesday June 15

All Day
DIY Crafts! For Adults (PICKUP&FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library

DIY Crafts for Adults! Every 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 10AMCraft: Hex Nut Macramé Bracelet 

Every third Tuesday of the month the Mahwah Public Library is offering DIY crafts for Adults. Registration is required. On the third Tuesday of the month  you will receive a craft bag containing craft materials, and instructions. There will be a video of the craft being made on the Mahwah Library Facebook page for assistance. Feel free to post a photo in the comments of the video to show off your unique crafting skills! 

Registration is required, craft bags are while supplies last, and one per person. Priority will be given to Mahwah Library residents. If not a Mahwah Library resident you will be placed on the waitlist. Craft kits must be picked up at the library June 15-18. If craft is not picked up, then the kit will be given to someone on the waiting list. 

If you have any questions please contact the Mahwah Library

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
BeTWEEN the Pages Book Group: Wings of Fire #1
Mahwah Public Library at Outside

Tweens entering grades 5 – 8 in September can join us as we discuss The Dragonet Prophecy, Book #1 in the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland.  We’ll eat snacks, and meet new friends!  The meeting will take place outside, in front of the library.  However, in case of rain the meeting will move to Zoom and all participants will receive the link before the event.  Participants are required to wear a mask, and can bring their own chair, blanket, or towel to sit on.  

Registration is required. 

Registration starts on Saturday, May 15 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224 or online.  Participants will be asked to provide their library card number, so a copy of the book can be requested for them.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SCORE Small Business Series: The Basics of Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents
Mahwah Public Library

Identify ways to protect your business’s intellectual property (IP) assets through patents, trademarks and copyrights. Among other things, you will learn: • the risks to businesses when IP is not protected • what sorts of IP are protected by each of patents, trademarks and copyrights • things to do and not to do prior to seeking protection of IP • the procedures usually taken in obtaining each of a patent, a trademark and a copyright and more. Presenters are Laurie Marshall and Libby Varghese have been counseling clients on trademarks, copyrights and the legal aspects of branding.

This program is an on-line event and requires registration on the SCORE Northeast New Jersey website. Follow this link to register: https://northeastnj.score.org/content/take-workshop-279

Wednesday June 16

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Intro to Spanish (GOOGLE MEET)
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 4 – 8 Wednesdays, May 12 – June 16Children will be introduced to Spanish in this fun and interactive class! The class is taught by a certified teacher who is fluent in both languages, so join us for this exciting program.

Registration is required. If you are having trouble registering, please contact the children’s information desk at 201.529.7323

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Teen DIY Animal Cupcake Decorating Kits
Mahwah Public Library at The Inbetween

Teens & tweens entering grades 5 & up in September can get creative when they decorate delicious cupcakes!  Starting on Wednesday, June 16 participants can pick up a special Animal Cupcake Decorating kit from the Teen Services Desk.  We’d love to see pictures of the finished cupcakes, so please email them to Denise J. at djukniewicz@mahwahlibrary.org.

Registration is required.

Registration starts on Sunday, May 16 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224 or online.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Telling Your Tale: Your Life Told Through Your Belongings Part I with Jamie Novak (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

All your souvenirs, treasures, collections, and sentimental items hold stories about your life and you don’t want these stories to be lost. Join Jamie Novak and learn how to capture your story while sorting out the clutter. Bestselling author and expert organizer Jamie Novak will lead this virtual program as you learn how to easily collect your stories. If you have clutter, are a saver, or sentimentalist, and don’t want your legacy to be bins of stuff then this is the program for you. This is a two part event. You must be able to attend both sessions.

This is a Zoom event so register online (Don’t forget to give us your email address) You must be able to attend both sessions. 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.

Thursday June 17

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Early Literacy (GOOGLE MEET)
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 4 -5Thursdays, May 13 – June 17Early Literacy is a great way to instill a love of reading and learning in your young child. Join a certified teacher in learning important sight words and begin your journey in discovering books! This is a six week class that builds on previous weeks. 

Registration is required.  If you are having trouble registering, please contact the children’s information desk at 201.529.7323

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Octagon Book Club
Mahwah Public Library at The Octagon

Each month there will be a selection of four books, and out of that four we’ll vote for the one we want to read. Selections for each month might be centered around an author, a theme, or a genre. While the voting will be on Facebook our actual discussion will be held in the library every third Thursday of the month in the Octagon Room from 7:30pm-8:30pm.This month’s selection is Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion.

Friday June 18

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Mario Kart 8 Switch Tournament
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Teens & tweens can participate in this fun event if they have a Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online, and a copy of Mario Kart 8.  Here’s what you’ll need to do:  Log on between 3 and 9 PM; Select Online Play, then select Tournament; Search by Code and enter 4074-9479-6843 (MahwahPL Tournament); then Jump in anytime, Race, and have fun!

Saturday June 19

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday Storytime
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 3 and upAttendees will meet Miss Kate and Miss Debbie on the front steps for a storytime outside! Weather permitting; masks and social distancing required. Registration is required as space is limited. 

Monday June 21

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Play-Doh Double Drizzle Ice Cream Kit
Mahwah Public Library at Children's Room

Ages 3 and up2 Play-Doh Drizzle bottles in one means double the fun! Fill up the 2 dishes and 2 cones with Play-Doh ice cream, then squeeze pretend chocolate or strawberry colors on top with the Play-Doh Drizzle compound. Registration is required.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Golf: How Westchester County Provided a Launching Pad for the Sport and Arnold Palmer Made the Sport Popular with Evan Weiner (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

The 2020 US Open was held at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, one of golf’s four majors. Siwanoy Country Club, a country club located in Bronxville, hosted the first PGA Championship in 1916, which was won by Jim Barnes. Golf first gained popularity in the United States during the Gilded Age, with Westchester County becoming home to one of the nation’s first golf clubs. The popularity of golf skyrocketed with the advent of live television and the charisma of golf’s first superstar, Arnold Palmer. Palmer’s charm and talent helped him become a worldwide celebrity and he mastered using his celebrity to lift the popularity of golf to new heights, making golf the tremendously popular sport it is today. Evan Weiner is an award- winning sports journalist.

This is a Zoom event so register online (Don’t forget to give us 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.

Tuesday June 22

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Mahwah Health Series: Bulkamid Therapy –A New Treatment for Urinary Stress Incontinence
Mahwah Public Library

Christina Saiz-Rodriguez, MD, FACOG, Co-Medical Director, Urogynecology
Patrick Culligan, MD, FACOG, FACS, Co-Medical Director, Urogynecology Bulkamid Therapy is a non-invasive, long-lasting procedure that has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for urinary stress incontinence in women. Find out more about this treatment and if it is the right procedure for you.
Registration is by calling 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or online by going to https://www.valleyhealth.com/events. If after you register, you need to cancel please email us at CommunityHealth @ValleyHealth.com

Wednesday June 23

10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Creatively Yours Craft Kits for Adults: Tails and Tales Gecko (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library

Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours has a special craft to celebrate the Summer Reading Theme “Tails and Tales”.   We will be decorating a Gecko. 

Registration is required, craft kits are while supplies last, and one per person.  Priority will be given to Mahwah residents with a Mahwah Library Card.  If you are not a Mahwah resident you will be place on the waiting list.

 The kit will have all the necessary project materials and instructions. This project DOES need to be “fired” and MUST be returned by June 20th at 5PM to be “fired”. “Firing” will take 2 weeks so call Thursday July 1st to see if your project is back at the library and ready to be picked up.

This craft is for adults only. Registration is required. Registration starts June 1st on the Mahwah Library website or by calling 201-529-7323 extension 226. Craft can be picked up at the library June 11th until June 14th at 9PM. If the craft is not picked up by then the kit will be given to someone on the waiting list.

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Turtle Stepping Stone
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Ages 5 and upWednesday, June 23 @ 10:00 AMDesign your own turtle stepping stone for an indoor potted plant, or add exterior varnish for an awesome outdoor decoration. Pickup begins on 6/23 at 10 AM.  Visit the children’s section to pick up your kit or call 201.529.7323 for curbside pickup.

Registration is required.