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Movies

For the over 18 crowd

Brooklyn showing on Thurs. 7/7 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Movie Time for Kids

Fri., 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 7:00 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided but you may bring your own favorite snacks to enjoy. A list of the movies will be available at the library and on the event calendar.

Saturday Movie Time for Kids

Sat., 7/23, 7/30, 2:00 p.m. Free popcorn will be provided but you may bring your own favorite snacks to enjoy. A list of the movies will be available at the library and on the event calendar.

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For Youngsters

Bingo

Tues., 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 11:00 a.m.­–12:00 p.m. for children up to grade 6.  Drop in, cool off and have some fun and win prizes playing Bingo!

Fitness Fun Run

Fri., 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 10:00 a.m. Join us on the back lawn for a run through the obstacle course. Come every Friday and track your progress, see how much better and faster you become. Lemonade and frozen delights will be available to help you cool down. There may even be a water balloon toss!

Coder Dojo

Thurs., 7/28,  7:00 p.m. 9 to 17 year olds gather to work with volunteer mentors on learning and practicing coding (programming). Space is limited. Register for each session.

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Teen Space

Garden Club

Tues., 7/5–Fri., 7/29, Join the teens as they create a garden throughout the spring and summer. For Village patrons of all ages. Registration is required.

Game Day

Tues., 7/5, 7/12, 7/26, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Teens gather for video games, board games, card games, snacks, and socializing.

Knights of the Reading Table

Wed., 7/6, 7/13, 7/27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Create a character and take part in an epic RPG adventure.

YA Chess

Thurs., 7/11, 7/18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon playing the game of kings. Registration is required.

YA Freeestyle Radical Drawing

Thurs., 7/14, 7/28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Do you enjoy drawing or just want to learn how?  This might be the program for you. Bring a drawing pad and pencil and enjoy an hour with Akil Moody, our local awesome artist.

Battle of the Books YA Book Club

Thurs., 7/21, 2:00–3:00 p.m.  Join us for a battle of the minds in this monthly book club!  Discussions, jeopardy game, and snacks are always on the table.  Books to be read and discussed may be picked up at the circulation desk.  Registration through the calendar on the library’s website. Battle book:  Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

Anime Club

Mon., 7/25, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop on by to watch and discuss anime. Doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or an otaku. For 7th grade and up.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Thurs., 7/28, 3:00–5:00 p.m. It’s time to duel! For fans of deck-building games as well as newbies, bring your cards and play with friends. Open to students going into 7th grade and up. Registration is required.

YA Music Day

Fri., 7/8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Do you have an instrument you’re skilled with? Or some music you want to share? Then stop on by and open your ears. For 7th grade and up. Registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board

Mon., 7/11, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Village teens are invited to help us develop programs and suggest titles for the YA collection.

Check out these programs and register through the calendar.

Summer Reading Fun for Everyone!

Registration for all three programs begin 6/27, but you can sign up any time during the summer.
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On Your Mark Get Set Read–The main goal of this year’s summer reading program is to help you maintain and improve your child’s reading level, and have fun doing it. There will be weekly drawings for prizes and there are incentive prizes to keep them reading all summer. Reading is a skill your child will need to succeed. Let us help them have fun practicing. This program is for village children up to grade 6.

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Get in the Game. Read!–Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes, as well as to take part in special events offered throughout the summer. Special events this summer will include video game tournaments, gardening club, card games, movie screenings, and so much more. This program is for villagers going into 7th grade and up.
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Exercise Your Mind. Read!–Patrons are invited to explore a variety of ways to improve their health and well-being, including fitness, nutrition, and stress relief. Join a book club, take on a fitness challenge, try meditation, or learn to cook healthier foods. Anyone who signs up will be eligible to put their name in a raffle to earn special prizes through out the summer. This program is for adults. The first 25 adults to sign up will receive a special gift.

Brain Fitness

Thurs., 7/21, 7:00–8:00 p.m.  Just as we need to exercise our bodies, we also need to exercise our minds to keep them fit. Some research has shown that brain stimulation can help prevent age related cognitive decline and can also improve normally functioning minds.  Learn ways to engage all of your senses daily, and have some fun with brain teasers. This program is presented by Health Topics from Holy Name Medical Center. The program is for adults only. Please register through the calendar at www.ridgefieldparkpubliclibrary.org, or call the library.

Basic Computer Classes Wed.,  10:00–11:00 a.m.

Register for each session:

7/6 PCs for Beginners—Learn how to use basic computer functions: using a mouse, handling a keyboard, finding programs, and common terminology.

7/13 BCCLS Webpage—Learn the basic use of BCCLS web page including catalogue and use of the library card and request functions.

7/20 Intro to BCCLS Databases—Learn how to log on, select databases and search techniques on EBSCOhost database.

7/27 Intro to BCCLS Databases 2—(Continued from Part 1) Learn advance search techniques, search history,     limiters, booleans and expanders.

Coloring for Adults

Thurs., 7/7, 7/14, 7/28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Want to try something new, something just for you? Coloring for adults is relaxing and creative. The Library will provide coloring pages, pencils, and markers. You may bring your own supplies if you’d like. Space is limited to 8 people. Registration is required.

Guided Meditation

Sat., 7/9, 7/23 10:00-11:00 a.m. Reduce your stress.  For teens 13 and older and adults. Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat if you wish to participate from the floor. Registration is required.

Adult Book Club

Mon., 7/25, 7:30 p.m.

New members are always warmly welcomed and book can be picked up at the circulation desk. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd will be discussed.

 

Teen Library Lock-In

Fri., 7/15, 8:00 p.m.–Sat, 7/16, 8:00 a.m.  Join us for an overnight at the library. Video games, movies, board games, reading, snacks and breakfast are all included. In-person registration and parent/guardian permission required. Village teens only.

   

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