Historical marker rededicated at West Orange Public Library

Historical marker rededicated at West Orange Public Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Gamma Omega, a chapter of the national Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., hosted a rededication ceremony on Jan. 15 for the Anna Easter Brown historical marker on the front lawn of the West Orange Public Library. The ceremony honored Brown, a former West Orange resident and founding member of AKA, the […]

Kelly School, West Orange library team up for Multilingual Library Night

Kelly School, West Orange library team up for Multilingual Library Night

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Dec. 5, Kelly Elementary School and the West Orange Public Library co-hosted a Multilingual Library Night. Parents enjoyed a tour of the library, learning about the resources and programs available to their children and the community. Several families signed up for their first library cards and borrowed their first books. […]

West Orange residents compete at trivia night at the library

West Orange residents compete at trivia night at the library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library hosted a West Orange–themed trivia night on Thursday, Sept. 29, sponsored by a collaborative effort between the West Orange Woman’s Club and West Orange Senior Services. The contest featured 50 questions relating to town history and prepared by township historian Joseph Fagan, who emceed the event. […]

West Orange Mayor’s 5K returns to support ALS research

West Orange Mayor’s 5K returns to support ALS research

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange will host its annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk, starting at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. The events kick off at West Orange Town Hall, 66 Main St., and will support the PSZ Believe Foundation, the Mayor’s Sunshine Fund and the Downtown West Orange Alliance, which is sponsoring the event. […]

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

Washington Elementary hosts ‘Downtown Thursday’ event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Washington Elementary School hosted the latest “Downtown Thursday” event on July 29, featuring a variety of family-friendly events and the dedication of a new historical marker recognizing the old trolley system that once connected the township. Downtown West Orange Alliance Director Megan Brill and her team organized the event, which included […]

South Orange author raises money at West Orange Library to support Ukraine

South Orange author raises money at West Orange Library to support Ukraine

WEST ORANGE, NJ — South Orange resident Rebecca Hardiman gave an author talk and was interviewed by Laura Van Dyke, West Orange senior services coordinator, about her debut novel, “Good Eggs,” on March 16 at the West Orange Public Library. The evening discussion pondered the novel’s depth beneath its humor. Hardiman’s lively story of a […]

West Orange School District gives away hundreds of books at event

West Orange School District gives away hundreds of books at event

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first-ever “Summer Book Dash” at West Orange High School on July 30 provided children going into kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to take home a wide variety of free offerings, and several hundred readers, novels and story books were happily taken.  Organized by English language arts supervisors Beatrice Hanratty […]

West Orange Public Library marks one year of pandemic services

West Orange Public Library marks one year of pandemic services

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library is marking one year since home delivery and curbside pickup services began. In July, the Library will commemorate a year of being open for in-person services.  On Monday, June 14, the library resumed normal hours and welcomed non-residents of West Orange. Senior hours and curbside pickup […]

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