Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

Library to host lecture about Edison inventing Christmas lights

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., West Orange Public Library will host a lecture about Thomas Edison, who invented — among many other items — Christmas lights in the 1880s. Lecturer Mike Brick will go into detail about how Christmas lights came into being and about the first-ever Christmas lights, […]

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s senior services department will hold numerous events in the coming months for the township’s senior citizens. The Department of Senior Services and the Department of Health present an informational session with Umbrella, a company that helps senior homeowners save money on home repairs for a flat yearly rate and […]

Friends book sale at West Orange Library

Friends book sale at West Orange Library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Friends of the West Orange Library will hold its fourth annual fall book sale on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. in West Orange. Thousands of books, CDs and DVDs for all […]

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WO Girl Scouts take action, plant garden outside library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Girl Scout Troop 20262, which serves fifth-graders at Hazel and Gregory elementary schools, recently took the first step in its “Take Action Project.” For their Junior Girl Scout ranks, the girls voted to install a community garden outside the West Orange Public Library. On Monday, Sept. 9, they planted fall mums […]

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WOPL, TBZ to present ‘Animal Habitats’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Public Library and Turtle Back Zoo will present “Animal Habitats” on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Learn about animals from all different habitats around the globe and how they survive. You might even get to meet one or two! Space […]

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

Town Council votes 4-1 to approve plan, make Alpert the site’s redeveloper

WOPL redevelopment plan OK’ed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its July 16 meeting, the West Orange Township Council approved an ordinance on second reading that adopts a redevelopment plan for the West Orange Public Library, in addition to approving a resolution appointing Joe Alpert, of the Alpert Group, the redeveloper of the library site. Both the resolution and the […]

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