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Belleville
Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 221 Washington Ave., is offering patrons tutoring on surfing the Internet and setting up an email account. Call librarian Karyn Gost at 973-450-3434.
Free passes are available at the library for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, at Pier 86, New York City and for the American Museum of Natural History. Library members may make reservations at the circulation desk.
Need help with your resume and other career information? Call the circulation desk at the Belleville Public Library and Information Center, 973-450-3434, to reserve your time with career counselor Glenn Jacobs.

Bloomfield
Bloomfield Public Library announces the schedule for its Thursday Noon Films program: June 2 – “As Good As It Gets” (Jack Nicholson) (PG-13), June 9 –  “127 Hours” (James Franco) (R), June 16 – “Marty” (Ernest Borgnine) (NR), June 23 – “Unstoppbable” (Denzel Washington) (PG-13) and June 30 – “Like Dandelion Dust” (Cole Hauser) (PG-13). Program starts at 12:15 p.m.  Admission is free.
Broadway performer Karen Luschar will perform at the library on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., accompanied by Richard Danley on the piano. Luschar has performed a number of well-received concerts in the library’s Little Theatre.  As an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer and voiceover artist, Luschar has worked with  Richard Harris, Robert Goulet, Sandy Duncan, Frank Gorshin and George Abbott.  She has also choreographed over 100 shows as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 16 years.  Registrations and walk-ins  are welcome.  To register, call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502 or email reference@bplnj.org.
A seminar, Cognitive Fitness: Keeping the Mind Sharp, will be presented at the library on June 8 at 2 p.m. For more information on this event, call (973) 566-6200, ext.  502.
A seminar regarding Medicare frauds and scams, from the Jewish Family and Vocational Services of Middlesex County, will be held at the library on June 24 at 2 p.m. You might have found an instance of Medicare or Medicaid waste, fraud or abuse if: You are billed for a service that you have not received; you are asked to provide your Medicare or Medicaid number when a service or supply is advertised as “free”; you continue to receive medical supplies when they are no longer necessary; you do not receive necessary medical supplies or treatments ordered (i.e. your prescription is for sixty pills but your vial only contains forty). Come to the library to learn more about how to protect yourself or a loved one.  For more information on this event, call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.
The library will host a free half hour of jazz on Tuesday, June 14, at 2 p.m.  Vocalist Rhonda Denét will present her interpretations of jazz and popular standards from the ’30s through the ’70s. At the end of the presentation, audience members are encouraged to share stories that may have been sparked by the songs performed.

Kearny
Cecilian Seniors announce a trip to Mt. Airy Casino is scheduled for June 8. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from in front of St. Cecilia’s Church. Those attending must have photo I.D. For more information, call Johnnie B. at (201) 997-9552, after 6 to 9 p.m. or Dottie Stefanek at (201) 913-3993.  A Wildwood trip is scheduled from Sept. 18 to 22 for five days and four nights. For more information on this trip, call Johnnie B.
Kearny Public Library patrons can now set up a one-on-one half-hour session with professional librarians for help with putting together and typing a resume and applying for a job online. The sessions will be held at the main library. To sign up, call (201) 998-2666.
The library announces free programs for children: Play/story times for preschool age children will continue at the main library, 318 Kearny Ave., on Tuesdays in June from 11 a.m. to noon and on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Branch library, 759 Kearny Ave.,  play/story times for preschool age children will continue on Thursdays in June from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
“One World, Many Stories,” the summer reading challenge, will begin on June 13. Children through grade 5 will receive prizes for finishing the challenge. Pick up a free reading diary in the library’s children’s room from June 13 to July 21. Completed reading diaries must be returned no later than Wednesday, Aug. 18.
The library’s “One World, Many Stories” will officially start at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 13, with a live animal show called “One World, Many Animals.” Wallaby Tales of Warren County will present their traveling zoo in the main library’s lower level. All are welcome, but space is limited. Food or drinks are not permitted at this performance.
Art classes are scheduled at the main library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on two Wednesdays, June 15 and 29. The library will provide all of the art materials. Children will create art to take home and to decorate the library’s children’s room.
Registration is not needed for any program. For more information, visit www.kearnylibrary.org or call (201) 998-2666.
The Kearny Rotary Club will meet every Wednesday afternoon at 12:15 at La Fiamma Restaurant, 440 Harrison Ave., in Harrison. Business leaders from Harrison are invited to attend to learn about the work that Rotary International accomplishes around the world and in local communities. For more information about the Kearny Rotary Club or to join them for a meeting, call Joe D’Arco at 201-955-7400 or Jose Fernandez at 201-991-1040.

The West Hudson Detachment of the Marine Corps League invites all former and active duty Marines and FMF Corpsmen to attend an open house, which will be held every Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at 286 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Guests are welcome.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 575 Kearny Ave., will hold a flea market on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tables are still available at a cost of $15 each or two for $25. In conjunction with the flea market, there will be free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings.  Screening participants will also receive a food voucher. For more information, please call the church office at (201) 991-5894.

Lyndhurst
The library is collecting nonperishable food items for the Lyndhurst Health Department’s Food Pantry. The drop-off box is located inside the library’s rear entrance and it will remain there year-round. For questions regarding the Food Pantry, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at (201) 804-2500.
The Humane Society of Bergen County, 221-223 Stuyvesant Ave., Lyndhurst, has a supply of dry dog food, available to those unable to feed their dog due to unemployment, disability or any financial difficulties. Please stop by or call (201) 896-9300 to pick up a supply of these goods.
The Lyndhurst Health Department will offer assistance with food stamp applications on Wednesday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. A representative from Bergen County Board of Social Services will offer individual support with completing the food stamp applications. For further information about Bergen County social services, please call (201) 368-4200.
The New Jersey Strawberry is the topic for a program Saturday, June 4,  at 1 p.m. at the Meadowlands Environment Center, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst. Food historian Judith Krall Russo will discuss the folklore and roots of the crop in New Jersey. Enjoy a tasting of fresh strawberries as well as strawberry desserts, jams and tea. $5/person; $4/MEC members.
On Tuesday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the MEC, join a free astronomy lecture:
Will the World Really End in 2012? Astronomer and NASA Ambassador Laura Venner highlights the most common questions she’s been asked about “the end of the world” and unravels the misconceptions and myths associated with 2012.
Seating is limited, and registration is required.  Call 201-460-8300 or go to www.njmeadowlands.gov/ec, click on “Community Programs” and select “register for a program.”
The Cynthia Sayer Trio  will present a free concert, “The Banjo and All That Jazz,” on Thursday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the MEC. Sayer, regarded as one of the top 4-string banjoists in the world, has a repertoire ranging from swing and hot jazz to tango, western and classical. Seating limited; registration required. (See instructions above.)

North Arlington
The North Arlington Woman’s Club holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the North Arlington Senior Center, behind Borough Hall.  Guests are welcome.

American Legion Alexander Stover Post #37, 222 River Road, North Arlington, will hold its monthly meeting Monday, June 6, at 8 p.m. New members are welcome. For more information, call 201-214-8253.
North Arlington Senior Activity Center, 11 York Road, announces the following upcoming events: June 14 – Atlantic City bus trip to Caesar’s Casino, cost is $21 with a return of $30; bus will leave the senior center at 9 a.m.; June 24 – Evening dinner at 4:30 p.m. and on July 9 – Broadway show “Baby It’s You,” followed by dinner. Bus will leave center at 1 p.m. For more information, please call 201-998-5636.
The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington is sponsoring a luncheon cruise on The Spirit of New Jersey, set for Thursday, July 21. For a reservation or information, call Ann at (201) 939-2960
Trips to the Taj Mahal have been scheduled for the following Tuesdays: June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. For more information, call Florence at (201) 991-3173.
Membership in the club is not necessary to attend trips.
Queen of Peace Class of 1981 will have a reunion on Saturday, Nov. 19, at LaReggia in Secaucus. For more information, email qpclassof1981@yahoo.com.

Nutley
Saturday story time and crafts for children of all ages are scheduled at Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, every Saturday in June at 10 a.m. Registration is not required.
BabyGarten for infants and toddlers is scheduled every Monday at the library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Babies, from birth to 22 months, and their caregivers enjoy books, nursery rhymes, playtime and meet other babies from the Nutley area. Registration is required. To register, visit www.nutleybccls.org or call 973-667-0405.
Pajama Storytime for children of all ages is held at the library on Mondays at 7 p.m. Registration is not required.
Tuesday Evening Knitting Club will meet at the library on June 7 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with both beginning and experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush up on your skills and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets every the first Tuesday of every month.
The library will host an artist’s reception for Nutley author and photographer Robert Parker on Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The second  annual Nutley Irish vs. Nutley UNICO Charity Softball Game will be held Sunday, June 12, at noon at the Nutley High School Oval (enter on Booth Drive). Proceeds will benefit Nutley Special Young Adults. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 years and under); includes ball game, hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and entertainment for the kids. Buy tickets at the gate. For more information, contact:  Mike Italiano, 973-885-1524; John Kruse, 201-936-8664, or Steve Tucholski, 973-418-1217.

 

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