Celebrate Makers Month at the SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For the fourth straight year, the South Orange Public Library, 65 Scotland Road, has announced March as Makers Month, a month-long celebration of exploration and invention, with creative programs for all ages and interests. The full schedule of events can be found on the children’s page at www.sopl.org. On Saturday, March […]

‘Giving Teens a Voice’ in SOMA

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is teaming with the South Orange and Maplewood public libraries for a special session, “Giving Teens a Voice,” at the South Orange Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All teens, adults and community members are invited to attend. After […]

Friends of the SOPL to hold holiday sale

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Friends of the South Orange Public Library invites everyone to its fourth annual Giant Holiday Sale on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the library, 65 Scotland Road in South Orange. The sale will include an array of fascinating crafts, from jewelry to accessories to plants artfully nestled […]

Bank supports summer reading at SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — PNC Bank of South Orange supports summer reading and diverse books at South Orange Public Library — and has for the last five years. Pictured, Regina Shaddad, vice president and Branch & Business Banking Center manager, presents a check to and receives thanks from librarians Keisha Miller and Melissa Kopecky.

Olive guesses ‘this pumpkin’s weight’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library’s “Guess This Pumpkin’s Weight” contest was won by Olive Witte, 8. She estimated 20 pounds — exactly right! — by comparing the pumpkin’s size to her baby sister’s size and weight. Her dad, Thomas, came along to help deliver the pumpkin to its new home.

Bobaloo returns to SOPL

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Public Library and performer Bobaloo have been making great events together for more than 15 years and the events only get better each year. Everyone is welcome, and in costume if so pleased, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. for this year’s seasonal music and stories with Bobaloo.

Village greets newcomers, shows what makes SO great

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — South Orange Village held Newcomers Day at the South Orange Public Library on Sunday, Sept. 24. This annual event celebrates all that South Orange offers its residents, whether they’re recent arrivals or have been in the community for decades, and provides both information and fun to the newest villagers. Photos by […]

VolunTEENS receive gratitude and accolades

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Fifty-seven active teen volunteers at the South Orange Public Library during the summer assisted with programs and outreach, attended workshops, participated in a walkathon for the Three Doctors Foundation and conducted a very successful summer food drive. They were thanked and honored at a recent VolunTEEN award ceremony, receiving commendations from […]

Local film club to explore work from female directors

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — For both seasoned viewers of classic films and those who enjoy social commentary from unique sources, there is something for everyone in the newest film series focusing on female directors at “La Cinematheque Film Club,” hosted by South Orange filmmaker Gerard Amsellem at the South Orange Performing Arts Center and the […]

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