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. 

April 2021

Tuesday April 13

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ZUMBA® for Tweens (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online B

Our Zumba for “tweens” class is a fun way to get fit! Dance to songs from the radio such as “Uptown funk” by Bruno Mars, “Senorita” by Camilla Cabello, Pitbull and more!  Just follow along from the comfort of your own home and don’t forget your water!  Teens & adults are welcome to join the fun too!  To Join the Zoom Meeting: Create a free ZOOM account or log in, Click “join meeting,” then enter PMI code: 292-377-3899, and the Passcode: library.No registration necessary.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SCORE Small Business Series: Quick Business Planning Part 1 - Creating your "Unique Value Statement"
Mahwah Public Library

This workshop helps entrepreneurs create their own “Unique Value Statement”. A Unique Value Statement will help you quickly assimilate with prospects and potential partners, and remember the value you bring to the market.  Gregg Butler is an enterprise sales leader with over 40 years of experience with top companies such as; HP, GE, Cognizant & Salesforce. 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

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elevator Pitch with Debra Stark (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online B

We may not be riding in elevators these days but the elevator pitch is an important tool for the job seeker. Learn how to create a compelling and professional elevator pitch that you can use to introduce yourself on LinkedIn, in your resume and at virtual networking events. Debra J. Stark, MA, has been in the role of Career Advisor at Ramapo College of New Jersey for 15+ years serving both students and alumni. 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.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mahwah Health Series: Every Breath You Take (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Learn about the latest treatment options and guidelines for managing your asthma from one of our pulmonologists and critical care specialists, Dr. Nat Levy. 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.

Presenter: Nat Levy, M.D. Pulmonologist

In light of current circumstances, The Valley Hospital will use Zoom to hold this seminar virtually. You will receive a reminder e-mail the day before the event with the link to join the virtual meeting as well as step-by-step instructions on how to join.

Wednesday April 14

10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Creatively Yours Grab & Go Craft for Adults: Inspirational Sign (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library

Sorin Lungu from Creatively Yours has a special craft for these difficult days. An inspirational message of “Believe” that you can paint and then have fired.

The kit will have all the necessary project materials and instructions. This project DOES need to be “fired” and MUST be returned by April 23th to be “fired”. “Firing” will take 2 weeks so call Monday May 10th 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 March 1st on the Mahwah Library website or by calling 201-529-7323 extension 226. Craft can be picked up at the library April 14th until April 19th. If the craft is not picked up by then the kit will be given to someone on the waiting list.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Drawing With Kerri (FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library at Online B

Learn to draw a Lion on a Cloud, by watching this fun tutorial.  All you need to join is a pencil, eraser, & paper!  Since the tutorial will be prerecorded, you can follow at your own pace!No registration necessary.

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Recipes at Home for Kids (FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 5 and upWednesdays April 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 4:00 PM.

Join Miss Caitlin for a no-bake or super simple recipe you can do at home! Recipes will be posted with the video each Friday, and can be viewed at any time. No registration is required. 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Backpack Tags - Hand Sewing Project (PICKUP & VIDEO)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Teens & tweens in grades 5 & up will learn to sew a cute set of backpack tags!  Participants can pick up a special craft kit in advance of the workshop which has all of the specific project materials.  On Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00pm 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!

Registration is required.

Registration starts on Sunday, March 14 and can be done by calling 201-529-7323 x 224 or online.  Participants on the main list will have until closing time on Friday, April 9 to pick up their kits, or they will lose their spot to someone on the Waiting List.

Thursday April 15

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Yoga for Teens & Adults (FACEBOOK LIVE)
Mahwah Public Library at Online B

Join us for Thursday Night Yoga!  Get up and get moving with Miss Danielle.  This is a fun, fast paced yoga class that will teach traditional yoga postures to move all that stress right outta you!  Expect to feel good as you move through this practice and improve your strength and flexibility along the way!  Classes can be viewed live on the Mahwah Public Library’s Facebook page.

No registration necessary.

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 April 16

10:00 am – 11:00 am
My Little Pony Ponyville Pies Play-Doh Kit (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 3 and upThursday, April 16 @ 10 AMMy little Pony fans can get creative and make colorful Play-Doh pies with their favorite Pony characters. This kit features 5 Play-Doh Modeling compound colors including 4 small cans and 1 standard 2-ounce can of silly, squishy, pony-tastic fun for kids ages 3 and up

We’d love to see completed projects – pictures can be sent to csiciliano@mahwahlibrary.orgPickup starts at 10 AM on Monday, April 12

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Bird Storytime (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Ages 5 and upFriday, April 16 @ 10:30 AMJoin us for a bird storytime and craft! Pick up your birdhouse to paint and enjoy an avian-themed storytime. Pickup begins on 4/9 at 10 AM. The craft can be done before or after the storytime! Registration is required. 

Saturday April 17

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

Monday April 19

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Animal Quest (FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

All agesMonday, April 19 @ 10 AM

Join us for an awesome animal show from Animal Quest! 

No registration is necessary.

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Take, Then Make Teen Ceramics Craft from Creatively Yours (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library

Teens & tweens in grades 5 & up will be painting a beautiful vase which would make a nice gift for Mom!  Starting on Monday, April 19 participants can pick up a special ceramics craft kit which has all of the specific project materials & instructions.  Then, they paint their piece at home and can return it no later than Sunday, April 25 so their project can be “fired.”  Call the Teen Services Desk to make arrangements if you prefer curbside pickup.  

Registration is required.

Registration starts on Friday, March 19 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224 or online.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Palisades with Kevin Woyce (ZOOM)
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

In 1524, explorer Giovanni da Verrazano described the cliffs along the west bank of the Hudson River as “a fence of stakes,” or “Palisades.” Join Kevin Woyce for a colorful tour of one of New Jersey’s most impressive landmarks, from its formation and discovery to the American Revolution and the creation of Palisades Interstate Park. Explore history along the park’s major trails, from abandoned riverfront beaches and ferry landings to a vanished cliff top world of mansions and grand hotels. We’ll also visit Fort Lee, when it was the home of the silent movie industry, and Palisades Amusement Park.

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 April 20

All Day
Grab & Go Craft For Adults (PICKUP&FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library

Grab & Go Craft for Adults! Every 3rd Tuesday of the month starting at 10AMCraft: Paper Bead Bracelet

Come to the Mahwah Library on the third Tuesday of the month and grab & go with our craft bags 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 not required, craft bags are while supplies last, and one per customer

If you have any questions please contact the Mahwah Library

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SCORE Small Business Series: Choosing the Right Financing for Your Business
Mahwah Public Library

Funding for small businesses is a challenge particularly if the business is just starting. Traditional banks manage risk for their bank and can make the process intimidatingrequiring often unsophisticated small business owners to prepare detailed financial plans thatthey are not well equipped to create. Presenter Edward Trucil is VP, Business Banking Officer based in Hackensack, N.J., Ben Chapman is a Certified Mentor for SCORE. The first part of his career was as a tax partner in a large CPA firm and  Nancy Eiden is a leader in financial services, with a diversified background in strategic and business planning, product development and wealth management.  This program is  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 April 21

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
GLOW Science for Kids (PICKUP)
Mahwah Public Library at Children's Room

Grades K – 2Wednesday, April 21 @ 3 PM

Learn the science behind glow worms and echolocation! Registration is required. 

Pickup begins 4/19 @ 10 AM

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Recipes at Home for Kids (FACEBOOK)
Mahwah Public Library

Ages 5 and upWednesdays April 7, 14, 21, and 28 @ 4:00 PM.

Join Miss Caitlin for a no-bake or super simple recipe you can do at home! Recipes will be posted with the video each Friday, and can be viewed at any time. No registration is required.