Films & Theater

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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June 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Wednesday June 1
Thursday June 2
Friday June 3
Saturday June 4
Sunday June 5
Monday June 6
Tuesday June 7
Wednesday June 8
Thursday June 9
Friday June 10
Saturday June 11
Sunday June 12
Monday June 13
Tuesday June 14
Wednesday June 15
Thursday June 16
Friday June 17
Saturday June 18
Sunday June 19
Monday June 20
Tuesday June 21
Wednesday June 22
Thursday June 23
Friday June 24
Saturday June 25
Sunday June 26
  • 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
Tuesday June 28
Wednesday June 29
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Jiggly Wiggly for Babies
    10:00 am – 10:30 am

    ***Potential Virtual Dates (event might be posted as a video on these dates):June 8 + June 22***

  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am Jiggly Wiggly for Toddlers
    10:45 am – 11:15 am

    ***Potential Virtual Dates (event might be posted as a video on these dates):June 8 + June 22***

  • 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 June 30
  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Thursday Movie Matinee House of Gucci
    10:30 am – 1:00 pm

    When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. 2021 Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence 2h38m No registration necessary.

  • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Thursday Movie Matinee House of Gucci
    2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately…murder. 2021 Rated R for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence 2h38m No registration necessary.

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
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!***

  • 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
Friday July 8
Saturday July 9
Sunday July 10
Monday July 11
Tuesday July 12
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!***

  • 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
Friday July 15
Saturday July 16
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
Tuesday July 19
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!***

  • 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
Tuesday July 26
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!***

  • 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
Tuesday August 2
Wednesday August 3
  • 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 – 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 – 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.

Friday August 5
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
Tuesday August 9
Wednesday August 10
  • 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
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
Tuesday August 16
Wednesday August 17
  • 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
  • 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
Tuesday August 23
Wednesday August 24
Thursday August 25
Friday August 26
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
Tuesday August 30
Wednesday August 31

September 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Thursday September 1
Friday September 2
Saturday September 3
Sunday September 4
Monday September 5
Tuesday September 6
Wednesday September 7
Thursday September 8
Friday September 9
  • 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
  • 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 13
Wednesday September 14
Thursday September 15
Friday September 16
  • 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
  • 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 20
Wednesday September 21
Thursday September 22
Friday September 23
  • 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
  • 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
Wednesday September 28
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

Friday September 30

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