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The Bloomfield Public Library Book Club will meet Monday, May 7, at 6:45 p.m. in the conference room to discuss two novellas, “Bartleby” and “Benito Cereno,” by Herman Melville. For further information or to request help in locating a copy of the book club selection, please call the reference desk at 973- 566-6200, ext. 502.


Bring your leashed or caged and well-behaved pet to the Nutley Public Library’s Be Kind to Animals Week Pet Festival on Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. Meet other Nutley pets and their families at this event. All pets will be winners. The rain date is Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m.

An animal control officer from the Montclair Animal Shelter will speak about pet care and responsibility, pet adoption, and will bring animals available for adoption. Donations of canned kitten and cat food, cat and dog toys and clean sheets and towels are requested for the shelter.

Call the library at 973-667- 0405 for more information.

Nutley Public Library is having a book sale on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefi t the library’s programs and collections. For more information, please contact us via telephone at 973-667-0405 or via email at

North Arlington

The North Arlington Health Department will host a free lecture on Tuesday evening, May 8, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, rear of Health Department Building, 10 Beaver Ave. The program will feature Daniel Jurkovic, Certified Elder Law Attorney.

Elderly individuals and their children are faced with a wide range of issues such as nursing home expenses, Medicaid qualifications, living wills, planning for disability of loved ones, and protecting assets.

Learn about these issues and more from a practicing attorney specializing in elder law.

This program is open to surrounding communities. To register, please call the North Arlington Health Department at 201-955-5695.

The Senior Harmony Club of North Arlington has scheduled a trip to Mt. Airy on Tuesday, May 15 and a trip to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday, June 12. Call Florence at 201-991-3173 for information. Membership in the club is not necessary to attend.


The Simple Truth: Doomsday 2012: A guide to addressing the concerns surrounding the 12/21/12 Doomsday Prophecy will be presented on April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lyndhurst Senior Center. Commissioner Robert Giangeruso has invited Laura Venner, a science educator and public speaker to address the simple truth and concerns surrounding the 12/21/2012 Doomsday Prophecy. All residents are welcome to attend.


Kearny UNICO reminds all students seeking local scholarships that the deadline is fast approaching. Any high school senior who is attending any public, private or parochial high school may apply for the Kearny UNICO scholarships. Applicants must be United States citizens of Italian ancestry, have at least a 3.0 or B grade point average, participate in school and/or community activities and have resided within the Town of Kearny for at least three years. Financial need is a consideration. Kearny High School Seniors can obtain an application form from their guidance counselor. Non- Kearny H.S. students should contact Denise Ficeto, chairperson of the scholarship committee at 201-998-7496. The deadline for submitting the scholarship application is May 2.

West Hudson Family Success Center, 655 Kearny Ave., will hold an open house April 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Come see what resources will be available in your community: parent workshops, parent/ child activity, social skills, computer skills, girl talk, Boys 2 Men and financial workshops. For more information, call 201-998-0803.

Kearny High School’s Project Graduation’s annual Volleyball game is Friday, April 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games include: Police vs. Fire; Town vs. Board of Ed; Seniors vs. KHS Teachers; Elementary interschool play.

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