Go to the Belleville Public Library’s website at www.bellepl.org to download a wide selection of eBooks for library cardholders. For further information, call the library reference desk at 973-450-3434.
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 Essex County Passport Outreach is available every second Thursday of the month at the library. Application and renewal of passports, notary public oaths, veterans peddler licenses and physician license filing are the services available.
Volunteers from the New Jersey State Health Insurance Assistance Program are ready to help with any Medicare questions that you may have. Call library at 973-450-3434 for an appointment.
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.
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.
Bloomfield Library Children’s Department librarians, Emily Knorr and Patricia Cooke will hold a sing-along in the Little Theater at the library on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome. No registration is needed.
West Hudson Brave Women Fighting Breast Cancer meets on the last Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the East Newark Senior Center, 37 President St. The group will provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for patients and family. For more information, call Emma at 201-998-6828, Rosa 201-246-7750, Fatima 973-485-4236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we will fight this disease.
The Salvation Army, 28 Beech St., Kearny, is offering computer classes on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. A $30 fee is charged per 12 hours of instruction. The classes cover basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard, Internet), email, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Kearny 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 Kearny Rotary Club meets 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.
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 back entrance and it will remain there year-round. For questions regarding the Food Pantry, call the Lyndhurst Health Department at 201-804-2500.
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.
The First-Sunday-of-the-Month Nature Walk with the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission and the Bergen County Audobon Society will be held on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Marsh in Secaucus. Check meadowblog.net for last-minute weather updates. You will have to sign a standard liability release that is good for NJMC/BCAS events throughout 2012. To R.S.V.P., contact Don Torino of the BCAS at email@example.com or 201-230-4983.
BabyGarten for infants and toddlers, from birth to 22 months, and their caregivers, is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23 and 30, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Nutley Public Library. The program includes books, nursery rhymes, playtime, and meet other babies from the Nutley area. Registration is required.
Patrons are invited to stop by the library to play Bridge every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Experienced and non-experienced players welcomed. No registration required.
The library’s Tuesday Evening Knitting Club will meet on Jan. 3 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies. This group meets the first Tuesday of every month.
The Wednesday Afternoon Knitting Club meets every week at the library from 1 to 3 p.m. Meet fellow knitters, brush-up on your skills, and learn some new techniques. Please bring your own supplies.
Adult Scrabble Night will be held on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m., at the library. Prizes are awarded for first and second place scores.