Featured Events

Many of our events are now in-person and 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.  Check the detailed event listings for more information.

March 2023

Saturday March 25

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Forever Young

Forever Young plays ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s oldies from the likes of Dion & the Belmonts and The Duprees to Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis. Based on the audience and venue, the group has expanded its repertoire with the addition of Motown, R&B and ‘vintage’ classic rock hits from The Temptations, Sam & Dave, Spencer Davis, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and more.

Sunday March 26

9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Digital PSAT/NMSQT Practice Test

For the class of 2025 and younger, the College Board is transitioning the PSAT and SAT from pencil-and-paper format to digital format. Becoming familiar with the new digital-format tests will be key for students to feel confident as they head into their official PSAT in October of junior year.

The Revolution Prep team is offering a free digital PSAT experience for students in grades 9 – 10, that most accurately reflects the official College Board test in format, user experience, adaptivity, and content. Students will learn how to navigate the new digital testing format and practice using the exact tools available to them on the real test, such as the graphing calculator, digital annotations, answer elimination, and much more!

*Registration is required.

To register visit:http://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/137937

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Let’s Misbehave! : The Life Story of Dorothy Parker on Stage

Jacqueline McElroy-Poquette brings to the stage the life story of the humorist, Dorothy Parker as told in her own ground-breaking words, and includes songs of the 1920’s through 1950’s. As the toast of the sophisticated “in crowd”, Mrs. Parker’s celebrity as columnist, critic, author, screenwriter and reigning Queen of the infamous Algonquin Round Table was recognized nationwide. Her work and self-deprecating humor was so far ahead of its time that it still rings true today and deserves to be introduced to contemporary audiences. Let’s Misbehave! Is a musical and spoken word celebration of the wit, wisdom, and wisecracks of Dorothy Parker.

Monday March 27

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Art Collage - Teen Craft

Teens will make a beautiful piece of art, using recycled materials!

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Budget Travel: Less Money, More Memories! with David Kriso

A simple, sophisticated, but highly informativepresentation demonstrating how travelers canspend less money on popular destinations or modes oftravel, without breaking the piggy bank. Key topics include hotels, hotel booking sites, cruises, Amtraktravel, Walt Disney World, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas.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 March 28

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Teen Team Trivia Fun

Teens will work in teams to answer fun trivia questions and earn a small reward. Different rounds will be played from 3 – 4:15 PM, so teens can sign in once they arrive and get ready to play. *The trivia events will run every other Tuesday.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris: Author Talk with Pam Jenoff

Join us for an exciting trip through time as we chat withNew York Timesbestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest bookCode Name Sapphire!

InCode Name Sapphire, A woman must rescue her cousin’s family from a train bound for Auschwitz in this riveting tale of bravery and resistance.

It’s 1942 and Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. When her ship bound for America is turned away at port, she has nowhere to go but to her cousin Lily, who lives with her family in Brussels. Fearful for her life, Hannah is desperate to escape occupied Europe. But with no safe way to leave, she must return to the dangerous underground work she thought she had left behind.

Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Mateo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves? Inspired by incredible true stories of courage and sacrifice,Code Name Sapphireis a powerful novel about love, family and the unshakable resilience of women in even the hardest of times.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mahwah Health Series: Do You Hear What I Hear? Tinnitus Explored

Do you ever hear sounds that no one else hears? Tinnitus affects more than 50 million people in the U.S. Find out more about it, what conditions are associated with it and how it’s managed.

Speaker: Cristen Cusumano, MD

Registration is by calling 1-800-VALLEY 1 (1-800-825-5391) or online by going tohttps://www.valleyhealth.com/eventsIf after you register, you need to cancel please email us at CommunityHealth @ValleyHealth.com.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 March 29

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Teen Ramadan Craft

Grades 5 and up are welcome to join us for a fun and informative crafting event in celebration of the Muslim holiday, Ramadan!

Thursday March 30

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Decorating - Teen Workshop

Artist Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo will work with teens and tweens in grades 5 and up so they can decorate their own real egg shell in the traditional way the artist herself creates her pysanky, by using special crayons, dyes and techniques. Each participant will go home with their own personally created egg/pysanka.

Friday March 31

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Keeper of the Lost Cities: A Book Adventure

Teens in grades 5 through 8 can read, and discuss this awesome fantasy adventure, enjoy snacks, and make new friends!

*A Library card is required in order for a copy of the book to be requested for each participant.

April 2023

Saturday April 1

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DIY Anime Patches - Hand Sewing Kit TO GO

Teens in grades 5 and up will make awesome, Anime based patches by hand! Participants will be notified when they can pick up a special craft kit which has all of the specific project materials. On Saturday, April 1 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!

Sunday April 2

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Lyricism and Passion in Classical Music with concert pianist Yuly Verbitsky

Concert pianist Yuly Verbitsky performs Lyricism and Passion in Classical Music selected works of William Gillock, Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin.Yuly Verbitsky received his music educationbeginning at the age of six at the famous Stolyarsky MusicSchool in Odessa, Ukraine, and later at the Ukrainian StateConservatory, where he studied under the supervision ofProfessor Regina Horowitz, the sister and colleague of thegreat pianist Vladimir Horowitz.Mr. Verbitsky continued developing his classical pianocareer as a soloist at Yalta Philharmonic, and then as aconcert artist at the State Concert Company in St.Petersburg.After moving to the United States in 1979, Yuly workedas an accompanist at famous Julliard School in New YorkCity. He is currently teaching at his private Piano Studio inBerkeley Heights, New Jersey.Mr. Verbitsky continues to perform frequently in theNew York / New Jersey Metropolitan area. Whatever heplays, Mr. Verbitsky performs it with a special kind of insightand beauty that is uniquely his own.

Monday April 3

10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Bunny in the Hoop Sewing Kit to Go

Enjoy this awesome sewing kit with everything you need to create an adorable bunny! For ages 8 – 11.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Deer Oh Dear: How to Cope and Plant with Deer in Mind

Tired of waking up to find that deer have devoured your carefully tended garden? Master Gardener Janet Schulz explains how you might be able to protect your garden from voracious deer.. 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 April 4

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Author Talk with Kate Beaton: Bestselling Cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant!

Join us for an enlightening hour online with highly-acclaimed Kate Beaton, theNew York Timesbestselling author ofHark! A Vagrant!AndDucks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.

Before there was Kate Beaton,New York Timesbestselling cartoonist ofHark! A Vagrant!fame, there was Katie Beaton of the Cape Breton Beatons, specifically Mabou, a tight-knit seaside community where the lobster is as abundant as beaches, fiddles, and Gaelic folk songs. Her first full-length graphic narrative follows Beaton after university as she heads out west to take advantage of Alberta’s oil rush, part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can’t find it in the homeland they love so much. With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, what the journey will actually cost Beaton will be far more than she anticipates.

Arriving in Fort McMurray, Beaton finds work in the lucrative camps owned and operated by the world’s largest oil companies. Being one of the few women among thousands of men, the culture shock is palpable. It does not hit home until she moves to a spartan, isolated worksite for higher pay. She encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet never discussed. Her wounds may never heal.

Beaton’s natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, Northern Lights, and Rocky Mountains.Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sandsis more than a memoir, it’s also an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.

Friday April 7

12:00 am
Library Closed - Good Friday

The Library is closed for Good Friday – enjoy the holiday!

Saturday April 8

12:00 am
Library Closed - Holy Saturday

The Library is closed for Holy Saturday – enjoy the holiday!

Sunday April 9

12:00 am
Library Closed - Easter Sunday

The Library is closed on Easter Sunday – enjoy the holiday!

Monday April 10

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Build an Art Bot Workshop

Teens can build a moving and working Art Bot that creates its own art!

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