SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SO Rotary and SOPL collect items for various organizations

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Gifting Days are here again! South Orange Rotary and the South Orange Public Library will be working with Wynona’s House, Isaiah House, M.E.N.D. and Diller Teen Fellows to collect items for donation. The collection will run through Dec. 16 and all items can be dropped off at the SOPL, 65 Scotland […]

Showcase for SOMA schools

Showcase for SOMA schools

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Civic Engagement Committee of the South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will hold a Community Engagement Schools Showcase on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Orange Public Library Library, 65 Scotland Road. The objective of this showcase is to inform and inspire SOMA residents, especially […]

South Orange history on display at Newcomers Day

South Orange history on display at Newcomers Day

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Jackie Herships, Joel Levin and Jason Martinek represented the South Orange Historical and Preservation Society on Sept. 22 at the annual South Orange Newcomers Day. Approximately 100 adults and children were welcomed by village officials and a number of civic organizations at the event held at the South Orange Public Library.

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 […]

Lonon to discuss her graphic novel at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Local author Elly Lonon will appear at the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her graphic novel “Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump (RESIST).” Lonon will discuss the process of creating her satirical graphic […]

Bobaloo returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Welcome in any season and in a tradition going back more than 15 years, singer and storyteller Bobaloo made an annual visit to South Orange Public Library recently, delighting audiences, irrespective of age. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

SO police sergeant speaks at library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Police Sergeant Adrian Acevedo spoke at South Orange Public Library’s Thursday lecture series, eliciting interest and follow-up questions on a range of topics from the audience.

Holiday boutique returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Friends of the South Orange Public Library will hold its annual holiday boutique on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the library, 65 Scotland Road. On entering the main reading room you will see an array of fascinating crafts from jewelry to accessories to plants, artfully nestled among […]

Lehren earns Eagle Scout rank for project benefiting SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Stephen Lehren, a senior at Columbia High School, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America’s highest recognition, during a Court of Honor ceremony on Sept. 22 at South Orange Public Library. For his Eagle Scout project, Lehren, a member of local Troop 60, created “Heroes of South […]

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