VolunTEENs learn from motivational speaker

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s VolunTEEN program kicked off with motivational speaker and Columbia High School graduate Coobee Darcelin, third row, far left. The VolunTEENS are running their summer food drive through Aug. 31 to benefit local food pantries through Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity. Non-perishable low-salt food can be dropped at […]

Teens learn from local chef at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange’s own chef Jesse Jones, author of the cookbook memoir “Pow! My Life in Feasts,” was a featured guest at a recent South Orange Public Library Teen XChange workshop. Jones shared cooking tips with library VolunTEENs and led the creation of tasty, and quickly disappearing, spring rolls. Photos Courtesy of […]

Show your talents at the South Orange Library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library will hold a talent show for all ages and any talents on Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at the library, 65 Scotland Road. Acts should be limited to five minutes; groups are welcome. Prizes will be awarded to winners in first, second and third places. Sign […]

Magical time at the library

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Throughout the summer, South Orange Public Library is presenting Family Summer Monday Nights, with the support of the Friends of SOPL. The first night featured magician Brian Richards. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Kopecky

SOPL seeks for teen volunteers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For the ninth straight year, the South Orange Public Library is looking for students entering grades six through 12 who would like to help during the library’s Summer Reading Program to apply to be a VolunTEEN. Those interested must attend one of four orientation sessions and VolunTEEN Day on Friday, June […]

SOMAS honors Kopecky and Lester at annual meeting

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School presented The Gus & Thelma Sickles Lifelong Learners Award to South Orange Public Library Director Melissa Kopecky and Maplewood Memorial Library Director Sarah Lester at its annual meeting on May 21 in recognition of their dedication to lifelong learning. Kopecky has been the director of the South […]

‘Spring Into Action’ at the Baird

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Tuesday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., community seniors and active older adults are invited to the Baird Community Center, 5 Mead St. in South Orange, for a day of leisure activities including art, fitness, learning and more. The event will include a continental breakfast and lunch and […]

Pillar College, SO church partner for education opportunity

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The First Baptist Church of South Orange has signed a partnership with Pillar College, a Christian-based institution based in Newark, to offer its Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree program at the South Orange church, with classes commencing in September of 2018. The LEAD program offers students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s […]