Children's Special Events

Email with questions, to register, and for Zoom login information or sign up through the library calendar when available.

Super Science! - ongoing (All ages)
Mondays at 4:30 PM via Facebook Live
Demos of interactive science experiments you can try at home! Catch the event live on the West Orange Public Library's Facebook page or watch it any time afterwards.
Study Buddies - ongoing (Grades K-6)
Wednesdays at 4:00-6:00 PM via Zoom
Need help building your reading or math skills? Children in grades K - 6 can sign up to meet with a student from West Orange High School's National Honors Society to practice and go over questions. Virtual appointments happen using Zoom's Breakout room function. Sign up for a study buddy appointment here:
Thursdays at 11:00 AM via YouTube
Join West Orange resident and former Liberty Middle School orchestra conductor, Mr. Rimelis ("Uncle Dave") for 30 minutes of life skill lessons, movement and meet musical instruments including: Bobby Banjo, Mandy Mandolin, Ulani the Ukelele, and Victor Violin. No registration required.
Monday, February 8 at 6:00 PM via Zoom
This imaginary journey to the Black museum will fill your heart with music and stories about the contributions of our great African ancestors. Animated clips and live call and response make this black history lesson an unforgettable experience!
Virtual Talent and Music Jam (Open to anyone in grades 5 - 12)
Sunday at February 14 at 1:00 PM
Log in to collaborate, perform, and chat with other young people! It's cold outside so this is YOUR virtual space to share your talent (music, writing, art and beyond) and express yourself at this relaxed jam. You'll have the chance to perform, talk about the creative process, and team up for a group production.
February 16 at 4:00 PM via Zoom
Each participant will receive a packet containing:
1.) a 'gently' used paperback book to keep, 2.) craft activity (most supplies
included), 3.) invitation to Zoom meeting
Wednesday, February 17 at 4:00 PM via Zoom
We are building together with LEGO. When you register you will receive instructions in an email. Shhhh! Do not share your secret instructions with anyone (except an adult or sibling).
Speaking of Stories (Grades 4-6)
Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30 PM via Zoom
Unite with other readers in grades 4 - 6 for an interactive book discussion!
Check out this month's book at the library for in person or curbside checkout.
New members welcome, tell your friends!

Click to watch (or re-watch) a virtual event!

Jester Jim

Turtle Dance Music Performance
Mr. Matt presents a high-energy, interactive program with music, bubbles, and comedy. Get ready to DANCE. Great for all ages.

Science Tellers: "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress"
Click to enjoy a performance that combines stories and experiments- storytelling with a Science Twist.

Virtual Author Visit with Cheryl Willis Hudson
Ms. Hudson is an author, editor, and the co-founder of Just Us Books.