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Belleville Public Library is accepting donations for a book sale at the Just a Party township event on Thursday, Sep. 15.  Bring your gently used adult, teen and children’s books to the library.  All sales will benefit the Friends of the Library.
Call Librarian Karyn Gost at 973-450-3434 to make an appointment to learn how to surf the Internet and set up an email account.  Tutoring is for library cardholders only.
Need help with your resume and other career information? Call the library’s circulation desk at 973-450-3434, to reserve your time with staff member Angela Digoino.  This program is for library cardholders only.
The library has added the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at Pier 86 in New York City to its museum membership collection. Library members may make reservations for free passes at the circulation desk.  Tickets are also available for the American Museum of Natural History at a cost of $7 per person. Call the library at 973-450-3434 to make your reservations.
Take advantage of the biggest bargain in town and join the Friends of the Belleville Public Library and Information Center.  Individual membership is just $5, family membership $7, student membership $1, business $25, organization $25 and for just $50 you can be a member for life.  All proceeds from Friends programs benefit the library.

The Harrison Community Center, 401 Warren St., is currently conducting soccer registration until Sept. 16, open to children in grades 1 to 8. For more information, call 973-268-2469 or 973-268-5859.

The NJMC’s Hackensack River pontoon boat cruises will be offered Wednesday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 12, both departing at 5:30 p.m.
Explore the Meadowlands up close with a two-hour guided  tour of the river and surrounding marshes. For ages 10 and up. Suggested donation: $15 per person. Registration required. Call 201-460-4640 or visit
The NJMC and Bergen County Audubon Society will hold a free two-hour guided nature walk at the legendary Harrier Meadow in North Arlington on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The 70-acre site, usually off limits to the public, features ponds and tidal impoundments and birds aplenty.  Meet  at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Harrier Meadow on Disposal Road. You can also meet at the visitors’ parking lot at DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst at 9:30 a.m. to carpool. Check for last-minute updates and weather advisories. To RSVP, contact Don Torino of the BCAS at or 201-230-4983.
St. Michael’s Leisure Club announces a trip to Mt. Airy Casino in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Aug. 18, leaving St. Michael’s Church parking lot at 10 a.m. The cost is $20. For information on casino return and to make reservations, call Georgianna at 201-438-7847. This trip is open to the public.
American Legion Post 139, Lyndhurst, will sponsor a Veterans Ward party on Aug. 23 at Chestnut Hill Extended Care facility, Passaic, starting at 2:30 p.m. The event will include games of chance, and refreshments will be served by the Post 139 Rehabilitation Committee. Refreshments and personal items will also be distributed to bedridden veterans next door at Chestnut Hill Nursing Home. Anyone interested in supporting this program, please call 201 438-2255.
The Lyndhurst Library would like to invite the community to its monthly Book Club meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 pm. The book to be discussed will be “Agincourt” by Bernard Cornwell. For more information, and to obtain a copy of the book, contact Diane Montefusco at 201-804-2478, ext. 2. Space is limited and registration is necessary.

North Arlington
North Arlington Recreation will host a “movie under the stars” Wednesday, Aug. 10 (rain date Aug. 11) behind Borough Hall. The event begins at  7:30 p.m. with refreshments and fun,  and the film starts at dark.  Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy “Rio,” a children’s movie featuring the voices of Anne Hathaway, Will i Am, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and more. For more information, call Tara Banuls at 201-679-0569.

On Friday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m., Nutley Public Library will host a Summer Reading Wrap-up featuring ice cream and face-painting. Children must complete the summer reading program to receive a ticket to attend.
The library’s Pen to Prose Writers’ Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group was formed to read works-in-progress, share accomplishments, critique works, give writing instruction, and provide encouragement and inspiration to aspiring authors. The group is free and open to the public.
Wii Bowling for Seniors is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. Bowling shoes are not required. Please call, come in or email to register.
Come share your love of knitting and crocheting with others at two new knitting clubs at the library. These clubs will meet on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7 p.m. and every Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. All levels of experience and ability are welcome and beginners will be guided by more experienced knitters. Meet fellow knitters, brush up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Bring a current knitting project, or start a new one, and please bring your own supplies.
Call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information on this series and other programs. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at
An eclectic selection of photographs by Nutley photographer Sara Sabo is on exhibit at the library through August. Sabo is an up-and-coming local artist currently enrolled at the New York Institute of Photography. More of Sabo’s work can be viewed on her website

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