Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet on Monday, March 12, from 6:45 to 7:50 p.m. in the conference room to discuss “Lake Wobegon Days” by Garrison Keillor.
The book contains a series of linked stories, both funny and poignant, about a rural community where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.”
For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the Reference Desk at 973-566-6200, ext. 502.
New Jersey’s premier business to business directory Corfacts is now available online from the Bloomfield Public Library.
Access more than 64,000 N.J. company profiles and 30,000 email addresses. Locate new customers by company name, city, county, zip code, revenues, employee size, and key description word. Convert any of your results into detailed custom reports or pre-formatted mailing labels.
To utilize this service, connect to www.bplnj.org/ databases.html and click on the Corfacts link. This service is available from within the library and remotely with a valid Bloomfield Library card.
Molly the Therapy Dog will be back at the library’s children’s room on the following dates: Thursday, Feb. 23; Thursday, March 15; Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, May 27, each date 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Due to the huge interest in the Paws to Read program, space is limited to the first 25 children each month. Story hour will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. Parents will be asked to wait in the upper level of the library. If you have any questions, email email@example.com or call the library.
First Presbyterian Church, 663 Kearny Ave., is holding a Winter Blowout Sale on Saturday, Feb.25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sale items include clothing for the whole family, small household items, books and more.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. art teacher Desiree Mills will host a special art project honoring Dr. Seuss’s birthday for children ages 4 and up at the Kearny Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave. The program will be free of charge. All other sup – plies will be provided by the library. For further information, please call the Main Library at (201) 998-2666. Check the library’s website <www.kearnylibrary.org> for more program information.
Kearny Seniors Inc. has lowered the age requirement for membership. Now, anyone age 50 or older may join the club. The group meets every Thursday morning at the Henrietta Benstead Building, 60 Columbia Ave., Kearny. Meetings start at 11:30 a.m. Hospitality, coffee, rolls and donuts are available, starting at 10 a.m. Members need not be Kearny residents.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., Kearny, welcomes all members of the community to celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. The menu will feature buffet favorites, beverage and dessert. Following the dinner will be the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen, the Mardi Gras procession to New Orleans style jazz, games, prizes and fun for all ages. A free-will donation will help cover the cost of the dinner. For more information, call the church office at 201-991-5894 on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m.
Roosevelt School PTA will host a Tricky Tray on March 22 to raise funds to support the purchase of educational tools, equipment and assemblies for the students, defray the cost of class trips and finance many family activities held at the school.
The PTA is asking local businesses for merchandise, gift cards/certificates or monetary donations to fill the prize baskets. All donations are tax deductible and all contributors will be recognized in a program for this event.
Donations may be sent to: Roosevelt School PTA, 733 Kearny Ave., Kearny, N.J. 07032. Make all checks or gift certificates payable to the Roosevelt School PTA.
The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of both canned and dry dog food available to anyone that due to financial situations cannot feed their dog. Just stop by Mondays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or for more information, call 201-896-9300.
A Great Backyard Bird Count Walk will be held on Friday, Feb. 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. This free, 90-minute guided walk will include keeping track of the number of species seen and the totals for each of those species, and sending them into the event organizers, the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This familyfriendly event is sponsored by the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and Bergen County Audubon Society. Check meadowblog. net for last-minute weather updates. Participants will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout the year. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at greatauk4@ aol.com or 201-230-4983.
Lyndhurst V.F.W. Post 3549, 527 Valley Brook Ave., will host Karaoke on Friday, Feb. 17, starting at 7:30 p.m. The VFW hall is also available for rentals for all occasions. For more information, call the post at 201-939-3080.
A veteran’s ward party will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility, in Passaic, starting at 2:30 p.m. This party is being co-sponsored by Frances Cantore in memory of her husband James and by Vincent Troncone Sr. and his wife Vera in memory of his father Sabino Troncone If you would like to support these monthly programs, please contact American Legion Post 139, Rehabilitation Committee, Lyndhurst at 201-438-2255.
North Arlington Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council #3428, will host its sixth annual Shrove Tuesday celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the corner of Belmont Ave. and River Road in North Arlington. The event will feature a traditional pancake meal along with foods representing different cultures from around the world. A video history and presentation on the background of this special day and its roots in the Christian calendar will also take place at the event.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for children 12 and under and can be purchased at the Queen of Peace Church rectory during regular operating hours or at the Council’s hall, Wednesday through Saturday after 4p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.
St. Mary’s Rosary Society in Nutley is hosting its second annual fish and chip dinner on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. The dinner entrees are being prepared by The Thistle restaurant of Lyndhurst and will be served in Msgr. Walsh Hall in the basement of St. Mary’s Church, 17 Msgr. Owens Place in Nutley.
Take-out orders may be picked up between 4 and 5 p.m. that afternoon. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. that afternoon guests may pick up orders or dine in the Hall. A dult portions are $15 and child portions (for those under 14) are $7. Proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s Parish.
To place an order, please call the Parish Center at 973-235-1100. Tickets must be purchased before the event.
Nutley Public Library’s first annual Wii Winter Olympics will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Healthy snacks and juice will be available. This event is for children only. Registration is not required.
Compete in a live action Angry Birds challenge at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children must be age 12 and up to compete. Registration is required. Feel free to bring in plush Angry Birds. Check the teen website for further details at http://nutleypubliclibraryforteens. wordpress. com.
The Nutley Department of Park and Recreation announces registration is open for spring tennis lessons. The program will be directed under the supervision of Barry Rubach, an accredited member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and former Collegiate Champion. Classes range in age groups starting in first grade to adult sessions. The program will run for five weeks.
Online registration is now available for recreation programs at www.NutleyNj.org or forms may be turned in to the Parks and Recreation Department, 44 Park Ave., prior to the first session on April 13 at Msgr. Owens Park. Class sizes are limited and are filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. All rain dates will be made up at the end of the session.
For more information on this or any Recreation Program, please contact the department at (973) 284- 4966, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.