Featured Events

The Library is returning to in-person events! 

The Library strives to provide a healthy environment for all visitors and event attendees.  In response to the ongoing pandemic, we have reduced attendance limits and require registration for many events.  In addition, we require that masks be worn at all times while in the Library, including attending events.

Registration opens for Mahwah residents four weeks prior to the event. Our neighbors are welcome to register two weeks before the event.

September 2021

Saturday September 25

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Babies
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for babies! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

10:45 am – 11:15 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Toddlers
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for toddlers! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

Sunday September 26

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Everything's Coming Up Jazz with Jane Stuart and Her Trio
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

Songs from Broadway, Brazil, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, John Lennon and Paul McCartney and many more. This program will, once again, demonstrate that a great song can be arranged to a jazz style that’s easy on the ear as well as exciting to hear. We’ll have a sing along for a few tunes too, as we always do.

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.

Monday September 27

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Coding Fun for Teens!
Mahwah Public Library at Online - Zoom

In these 45 minute classes, teens in grades 5 – 8 will be learning basic levels of programming through fun activities, and have the ability to work in groups which will help build confidence and prepare participants for future coding classes.Classes will run on Mondays & Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:45 PM for 8 weeks, and will occur over ZOOM.  The ZOOM link will be emailed to all participants prior to the first meeting on Monday, September 13th.

Registration required.

Registration starts on Friday, August 13 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224, or online.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tour the New York City High Line with Mario Medici
Mahwah Public Library at Large Meeting Room

The High Line is only 1.45 miles long but it’s packed with history old and new. Take a walk on The High Line with Mario Medici, amateur photographer and historian, and discover how the High Line was transformed from a historic elevated freight rail to one of New York City’s most popular parks. Check out the new architecture, gigantic skyscrapers built over train tracks, century-old ice buildings, shopping centers, new sculpture art, and, yes, even where the Oreo cookie was discovered! Presentation includes visits to the recently opened “Little Island @ Pier 55” and a look down from “The Edge” 1171’ above Manhattan. Whether you’re planning a visit to The High Line or just curious to see what The High Line has to offer this presentation is not to be missed.   No registration is necessary.

Tuesday September 28

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Metal Etching
Mahwah Public Library at Children's Room

Ages 7-12. Join us for a fun hands on project! Emboss your art on foil, and use a stencil or your imagination to create your own masterpiece .  All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Metal Etching
Mahwah Public Library at Children's Room

Ages 7-12. Join us for a fun hands on project! Emboss your art on foil, and use a stencil or your imagination to create your own masterpiece .  All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mahwah Health Series: Care After COVID
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Many patients who are diagnosed with COVID continue to experience symptoms long after the viral infections has resolved. Tune in to this panel to learn how Valley’s new service, Care After COVID, is using a multidisciplinary team approach to help these patients.

Speakers:

Puneeta Sharma, MD, Director, Palliative Care. Jack Annunziato, DO, Physiatrist. Christine Trent, BSN, RN, Transitions Coordinator

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.  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.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet the Candidates for Mahwah Board of Education
Mahwah Public Library at Online - Zoom

Residents are invited to this special Meet the Candidates Night spotlighting candidates for Mahwah’s Board of Education.  

Meet and hear the candidates running for the Board of Education.  The candidates will introduce themselves and respond to questions that were suggested by residents.  Questions may be submitted online through Friday, 9/24, at https://forms.gle/BxnA8zQ83yezw29x6.

This is not a debate and questions will not be taken during the event; submit your question in advance through the Library’s website for consideration. 

With the health of our community and the broadest possible participation in mind, this event will be held online using Zoom.  Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:    Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89469534886?pwd=LzROZjV2ZXQwWXhTZlRlQnpYMTdTUT09    Passcode: 308235Or One tap mobile:    +16468769923,,89469534886#,,,,*308235# US (New York)    +13017158592,,89469534886#,,,,*308235# US (Washington DC)Or join by phone:    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):        US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799    Webinar ID: 894 6953 4886    Passcode: 308235    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kknBGjQIM

Wednesday September 29

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Babies
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for babies! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

10:45 am – 11:15 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Toddlers
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for toddlers! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn to Draw in the Style of Frida Kahlo with Barbara Freiberg
Mahwah Public Library at Online - See Event Details

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning to draw like Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Participants will learn how to use lines, shapes and angles to help complete their drawing. Drawings can be colored in with colored pencils, watercolor pencils, markers or watercolor paint. You will need to provide your own supplies: Regular Pencil, Eraser, Ruler or Straight Edge (Optional), 1 Piece of White Paper- (9×12 or smaller), and Assorted Colors of One of the Following: Markers, Colored Pencils or Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paint. This is a Zoom event so register online (Don’t forget to give us your email address). Registration will close 4 hours before the event and we’ll send you the Zoom meeting number, password, and URL meeting link at that time.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
LEGO DOT Bracelet - Teen Craft
Mahwah Public Library at The Inbetween

Teens in grades 5 and up will decorate a fun bracelet using special LEGO DOT pieces!

Registration is required.

Registration starts on Sunday, August 29 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224, or online.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Creatively Yours Pumpkin Jar Ceramic Craft
Mahwah Public Library at Small Meeting Room

The craft workshop series is back in the library with a special holiday Pumpkin Jar 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 Holiday Ceramic .  There will be a $24.00 non refundable supply fee that must be paid at the time of registration.  Registration is necessary at the Checkout Desk.  Registration for Mahwah residents with a Mahwah card begins September 1st.  Non-Mahwah residents registration begins September 15th.

 

Thursday September 30

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Habitat Heroes
Mahwah Public Library at Large Meeting Room

Students will meet locally endangered animals and learn what they can do to help conserve the animals that live in their own backyards. This program is for fourth grade and up. Registration is required. 

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Coding Fun for Teens!
Mahwah Public Library at Online - Zoom

In these 45 minute classes, teens in grades 5 – 8 will be learning basic levels of programming through fun activities, and have the ability to work in groups which will help build confidence and prepare participants for future coding classes.Classes will run on Mondays & Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:45 PM for 8 weeks, and will occur over ZOOM.  The ZOOM link will be emailed to all participants prior to the first meeting on Monday, September 13th.

Registration required.

Registration starts on Friday, August 13 and can be done by calling the Teen Services Desk at 201-529-7323 x 224, or online.

October 2021

Friday October 1

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Crafternoon
Mahwah Public Library at Children's Room

Young artists can use their imagination to create whatever they can come up with on our Friday Crafternoons. Art supplies will be in the children’s room without limitations on creativity! 

Saturday October 2

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Babies
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for babies! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

10:45 am – 11:15 am
Jiggly Wiggly for Toddlers
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

 Move, sing, dance, and have fun; join Miss Christina for Jiggly Wiggly for toddlers! 

This program requires registration. Mahwah residents have priority. PLEASE REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS INDIVIDUALLY.

Sunday October 3

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oktoberfest Celebration with Teutonic Knights
Mahwah Public Library at Winter Room

Celebrate October with the Teutonic Knights performing traditional Oktoberfest music (polkas, waltzes, mazurkas, rheinlanders, etc.). Much of the music has been performed in Germany and Austria.
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.

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