• The Kearny Public Library is proud to extend our Museum Pass program this summer and int o 2013. We are offering passes to the largest group of museums and destinations we have ever had. In most cases, all that we ask is a deposit of $40, which will be returned upon return of the pass borrowed. Our list of destinations has grown to include: American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Children’s Museum of the Arts, The Frick Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, The Skyscraper Museum. Also, we have again purchased a number of vouchers to the American Museum o f Natural History. Up to 2 vouchers are available for anyone with a valid adult Kearny Library card. These vouchers do not r equire a deposit and can be used for free general admission and admission into one special exhibition or film of the visitor’s choosing. We will offer them as supp lies last. Library Director Josh Humphrey and the Library Board of Trustees would like to thank River Terminal Development for helping this popular program continue and grow with an extremely generous donation. In 2011, we circulated our passes over 250 times, a mar k we are hoping to surpass this year. For more information about the details of each pass, contact the library at (201) 998-2666 or check out our website at www.kearnylibrary.org. The Main Library is located at 318 Kearny Ave
• The Humane Society of Bergen County of Bergen County, 221 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supp y of dog foods, all brands free for anyone due to unemployment, disability or any other f inancial problem, unable to feed their dog. Please st op by or call 201-896-9300. Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m. t o 4 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; or Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 201-896- 9300.
• The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) is sponsoring the following events: NJMC Pontoon Boat Tour Tour, 5:30 p.m. on June 21. $15 per person. Get an up-close view of the Meadowlands District’s spectacular scenic beauty and wildlife with a two-hour guided pontoon boat cruise of the Hackensack River and its surrounding marshes. Experienced NJMC staff discuss the region’s human and environmental history and point out birds and other wildlife along the way.
Pontoon boat cruises depart from River Barge Park, 260 Outwater Lane, Carlstadt. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required. For a complete schedule and to register visit www.njmeadowlands.gov or call 201-460-4640.
Senior Program Thursday, June 21, 7 p .m. Free New Jersey Aviation History through Art Early aviation, from the dawn of flight to the end o f WWI, is the subject for aviation artist Michael O’Neal. As a historian, his work has appeared in the Journal of the Leag ue of WWI Aviation Historians, and on the “Wings Over New Jersey” television program. Learn about New Jersey’s early aviators and view Michael’s spectacular paintings.
Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Pre-registration required: 201-777-2431. Senior Program Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m. Secrets of the Dead: A History of Gethsemane Cemetery. Free. Figuring prominently in the enactment o f New Jersey’s early civil rights legislation, this African American cemetery, located in Little Ferry, is the final resting place for more than 500 people, including two Civil War veterans. Gethsemane Historian Arnold Brown will lead you on a slide t our of this historic site. Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park, Lyndhurst. Pre-registration required: 201-777-2431.
• Join the Polish American Club for its Luncheon Cruise on the Hudson. The cruise will leave at 10:45 a.m. from the Polish American Club at 730 New Jersey Ave. The cost for children, ages 4 to 12, is $45; adults, age 13 and older, $65. For tickets, call Alice at 201-935-3830. Tickets must be paid by July 10.
• The North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Rd., announces the following upcoming events: Yoga class – Fridays in June at 10:45 a.m.; Friday, July 20 – Bing o luncheon from 10:30 a.m. t o 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18 – Bus trip to Sand’s Casino and shops in Bethlehem, Pa. For more information, call 201-998- 5636.
• Adults are invited to participate in the Between the Covers Summer Reading Club at the Nutley Public Library, which kicks off on June 25. Each book that you read or listen to gives you an opportunity to win fun prizes from weekly raffle drawings at the library. Displays of recommended summer reading materials will offer an opportunity for browsing and borrowing. Readers are encouraged to include a review of their book on each r affle ticket, or post a review on the Facebook page for Nutley Public Library. A grand prize drawing will be held at the end o f the summer. Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information on this and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at http://nutley.bccls.org Drop-In Mommy and Me Time will be held a t library on Mondays, July 2, 16 and 30 a t 10 a.m. Registration is required.
• The next meeting of the library’s Monday Night Book Club is scheduled for July 2 at 7 p.m. This month’s book is “Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship” by Gail Caldwell. The group meets on the first Monday of each month a t 7 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.
• Drop-In Craft for Registered Story Time at the library is scheduled f or July 5, 6, 19 and 20 at 10 a.m. Registration required.
• A Tween Video Game Tournament will be held at the library on Friday, July 6 and 20 a t 2 p.m. Registration required.
• The library’s Craft Book Club will meet on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. Registration is required.
• Babygarten will be held a t the library on Monday, July 9 and 23 a t 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration required. Preschool Story Time will be held at the library on Tuesday, July 10 and 24 at 10 a.m.. Registration required. An environmental workshop for PreK-2nd grade will be held a t the library on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Registration required.