East Orange Public Library receives substantial collection donation from NJ artist

East Orange Public Library receives substantial collection donation from NJ artist

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The East Orange Public Library’s art section just got a lot bigger, after a donation of more than 500 books from artist Nell Irvin Painter. The donation contains an array of books about black artists, art history and different art movements. A writer and artist who is a history professor emerita […]

East Orange library receives community grant from JLOSH

East Orange library receives community grant from JLOSH

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange Public Library has received the Shelly Oliver Hollis Community Grant  from the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The grant was presented to EOPL by JLOSH President Larisa Holderied and member Shelly Oliver Hollis, for whom the grant is named, in support […]

Learn about ‘Great African Civilizations’ this month with NAACP

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — This month, at five local libraries, the Oranges and Maplewood Unit of the NAACP will offer video presentations that accent “Great African Civilizations.” The significant contributions of ancient African civilizations are too often overlooked or attributed to other cultures. These video presentations will provide insight into the creative, innovative, exceptional genius […]

Expungement seminar for Essex residents

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey presents an expungement seminar on Monday, Dec. 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Orange Public Library, 21 South Arlington Ave., East Orange. The seminar will be conducted by representatives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex-Newark Legal Services, […]

NAACP to screen ‘Hidden Colors’

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Oranges and Maplewood unit of the NAACP will conduct public workshops at local libraries to celebrate the accomplishments and cultural heights that the people of the African diaspora have achieved. The documentary film “Hidden Colors” will be screened. “Hidden Colors” is about the real and untold history of people of […]

Learn about the SUN initiative at the EOPL

EAST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex County Freeholder Housing & Community Development Oversight Committee is partnering with several municipal libraries to co-host a program for Stabilizing Urban Neighborhoods representatives to present the SUN Initiative, a program that helps homeowners in foreclosure repurchase their homes with mortgages they can afford. The representatives will be at the […]

Essex County libraries receive grant to hold NEA Big Read

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Essex County Library Directors has received a grant of $15,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Essex County. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the NEA Big Read broadens one’s understanding of our world, local communities, and one’s self through the joy of sharing a good book. […]