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Bloomfield Public Library announces the following schedule for its Monday Afternoon at the Movies: Jan. 9 – “Lured” – (NR) (Lucille Ball); Jan. 16 – Library closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday; Jan. 23 – “The Conspirator” (PG-13) (Robert Redford); Jan. 30 – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Stranger Tides” (PG-13) (Johnny Depp).
The following schedule is for the library’s Thursday Afternoon at the Movies program: Jan. 5 – “Meet the Parents” (PG-13) (Ben Stiller); Jan. 12 – “The Lincoln Lawyer” (R) (Matthew McConnaughey); Jan. 19 – “Dial M for Murder” (NR) (Ray Milland) and Jan. 26 – “Jane Eyre” (PG-13) (Mia Wasikowska).
All movies begin at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.
The library will present “Loans 101: Owning Your Own Home” on Jan. 11 at 2 p.m.
The program will be presented by Melissa Jaipal, branch manager at Sovereign Bank, in Bloomfield.  She has been with bank for five months, and has over six years experience in banking.
For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.
The library will present “Basics of Banking” on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. The program will be presented by Melissa Jaipal
For more information on this event or upcoming programs please call (973) 566-6200, ext. 502.

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Centro Romeu Cascaes Portuguese American Community Center, 308 William St., in Harrison, will resume regular Zumba classes on Mondays and Thursdays and Zumba Toning class on Wednesdays.  The one-hour class starts at 7:30 p.m.  For more info or to register, please call Maria Marieiro at 973-482-0631 or 201-401-0826 or email

The Kearny Public Library will host a children’s book signing by local author Anna Prokos at the Branch Library, 759 Kearny Ave., Kearny, on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m.  Prokos’s book, “The Lucky Cake,” was inspired by the Greek tradition of baking a cake with a coin inside for the beginning of the New Year.  The person who finds the coin is said to have a lucky year.
Attendees at this special, free event will get the chance to taste a piece of Vasilopita, the traditional Greek cake, and search for the lucky 2012 coin themselves.  Other activities will include a reading of “The Lucky Cake” by its author, coloring, crafts and even an opportunity to take your picture with Billy, the main character of the story.  Copies of the book will be on hand for sale and signing.  Call the Main Library at 201-998-2666 or check the library’s website <> for more program information.
Cecilian Seniors announces a trip to Resorts Casino in Atlantic City on Jan. 11. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. in front of St. Cecilia’s Church. If interested, call Johnnie B. at 201-997-9552, after 6 to 9 p.m.
Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting the Evening Membership Department of the Woman’s Club of Arlington on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Henrietta Benstead Center, 60 Columbia Ave., Kearny.  The board meeting will immediately precede the regular meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Kearny UNICO has changed its meeting date to the second Thursday of the month.  The January membership meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in attending the meeting and/or learning more about Kearny UNICO should contact Chapter President Lou Pandolfi at 201-368-2409.  New members are welcome.

The Celiac Support Group will hold its next meeting on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Health Department.  Please call 201-804-2500 for more information.

North Arlington
Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus, North Arlington, will celebrate D.J. Teen Angel’s farewell performance. If you’re familiar with Teen Angel, you know you’re in for a night to remember while rocking to your favorite oldies. The event will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., at the Council Hall, 194 River Road, North Arlington. Tickets are $35, which includes a catered buffet, beer, wine and soda. For tickets, call Nick at 201-230-3428 or email
A blood pressure/health risk assessment is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the North Arlington Health Department, 10 Beaver Ave., from 1 to 2:45 p.m. No appointment necessary.
A child health conference, free immunization and Well Baby Care, for infants and pre-school children, are available at the Health Department by appointment on Thursday, Jan. 19. Required school-aged immunizations are available for those without health insurance coverage.
The flu vaccine is still available at the Health Department. The vaccine is offered free of charge for those covered by traditional Medicare Part B.  Medicare card must be presented at the time of immunization.  There will be a $20 fee for those not covered by Medicare.  By appointment only, call 201-955-5695.
The Health Department is encouraging residents with impairments or disabilities to register with the New Jersey Special Needs Registry for Disasters.  This free program is designed to help emergency responders identify and assist individuals who may find it difficult to help themselves in the event of an emergency.
You may register online with the state at and with the Borough of North Arlington by calling the Health Department at 201-955-5695.  All information will be kept confidential.
For more information and appointments, please call the Health Department at 201-955-5695.

Films are shown every Friday at 2 p.m. at Nutley Public Library. Please check the monthly calendar, flyer or Facebook for the titles of the films.
The library’s Manga and Anime Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 9 and Jan. 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The group will watch anime, read Manga and advise the library on its Manga collection.

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