WEST ORANGE, NJ — Fans of the painter Thomas Hart Benton honored the artist’s 130th birthday last month, and for local author Donna Baier Stein, the celebration is ongoing. Stein’s short story collection, “Scenes from the Heartland,” is inspired by Benton’s paintings. She’ll discuss the art that led her to write the stories and sign […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the Friends of the West Orange Public Library plant and book sale on May 4 are, from left, organization members Carol Ford, Gail Szenez, Peter Perkowski, Jerry Sweeney, Robin Rockman and Lisa Touzeau.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Author Donna Baier Stein will deliver a presentation and book signing on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Celebrate the release of “Scenes From The Heartland” with the author. Stein drew inspiration from the art of Thomas Hart Benton and her book […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Friends of the West Orange Public Library will hold a plant and book sale on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. on the library’s lower level, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. For more information, visit www.wopl.org/friends.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved a resolution with a vote of 3-2 that designated the West Orange Public Library as an area in need of redevelopment at its March 19 meeting, after a motion by Councilman Joe Krakoviak to table the vote was voted down. Both Krakoviak and Councilwoman Cindy […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Students in the West Orange High School Chinese Honor Society and Chinese Club celebrated the Chinese New Year at the West Orange Public Library on Feb. 3. The Lunar New Year 2019 is the Year of the Pig. The students entertained families with several activities highlighting Chinese culture, such as calligraphy […]
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 […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Attend a free educational workshop to learn “How Money Works” on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. This informative seminar, which is free and open to everyone, will teach you simple concepts and strategies to get ahead and take control of your […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The walls of the West Orange Public Library will be covered with the textile artwork of Geri Hahn until Dec. 31, showing the colorful patterns the artist has sewn utilizing one of her unique qualities: synesthesia. “I ‘see’ all sound, I taste what I see if I like it, I ‘see’ […]
Mayor discusses possibly building apartments for senior citizens above West Orange Public Library
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]