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Adult Craft: Painted Mandala Hearts

Monday - February 5, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

We'll be painting mandala patterns onto rocks! A calm and sweet art piece that can be made to decorate your home or a personal space.

Registration Required.

APPY Hour

Tuesday - February 6, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Need some guidance on installing or how to use the BCCLS, Libby, or Hoopla apps? Then come on by for APPy Hour! We're here to help you get your hands on more books, magazines, movies, and more all free with your library card.

 

Do you know that there are a few apps you can use to access our catalog of books, magazines, and more? If you have questions on how to use any of the following apps, or need assistance getting them setup, then feel free to stop on by! 

BCCLS app: This is the app that allows you to access your library account and place holds on physical items from your library, see when things are due, and more.

Libby app: Libby is used to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines all for free with your library card! Do you have an Amazon Kindle? Then, you can link your Libby account to your kindle and send your ebooks directly to your device. If you would like help setting that up, stop by!

Hoopla app: Hoopla is another great app that allows you to borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, comics, music, movies and more all for free with your library card! The difference between this and Libby? NO WAIT TIME! Instant access to the Hoopla catalog materials with no hold times.

Not sure if you should stop by the drop-in support? Call us at 973-471-1692 or email Mariah at mariah.texidor@wallington.bccls.org with questions.

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Community Event:

Polish Book Club

Wednesday

February 7, 2024

7:00 PM at the Civic Center

This month Polish Book Club will be discussing "The House Across the Lake" by Riley Sager.

Contact Beata at 201-575-6718 with any questions or to register.

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Scrabble Club

Thursday - February 8, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come to the library and test your vocabulary by playing Scrabble. 

Registration preferred.

Questions? Email jacqueline.hertz@wallington.bccls.org

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Monday Afternoon Book Club

Monday - February 12, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For the month of February we'll be reading The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels. Join us for a great discussion! 

Copies of the book are available for pickup at our front desk. Call or email us to reserve a copy today!

New members are always welcome!

Interested? For questions or to register please email mariah.texidor@wallington.bccls.org

Navigating College Admissions Successfully in 2024
*Virtual Webinar*
Tuesday - February 13, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Stand Out for College, LLC is offering this Zoom presentation to help families understand how the lingering effects from the pandemic have changed the college admissions landscape and how it affects Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen. This program is recommended for parents and their high school teens. 

Click here to register.

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Support Your Child's Future Education

Monday - February 19, 2024

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

College affordability will be an ongoing issue with the rising inflation. Understand current college costs and how to utilize student aid to support future education.

 

This presentation will cover:

  • Average College Cost  ( Private, Out-state, In-state)

  • Trends in college enrollment rate

  • Education Funding Vehicle ( i.e. Section 529)

  • The pros and cons of each vehicle

  • Trends in Student Aid

  • Average amount of student aid

  • How and when to apply student aid

This presentation is brought to you by Connie Ding, MBA, CFP® Candidate, FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL.

Registration is required.

Color Yourself Calm: Coloring Therapy for Adults

Wednesday - February 21, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for a chill time at the library: think calming tunes, tea/coffee/cocoa, and coloring pages + books ready for you to color with and zone out. Drop-in and out as you please and come to wind down. 

All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you like. 

BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug) to make things extra cozy.

No artistic ability needed, this is a judgment free, no-creative-expectation zone.

Registration is encouraged.

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"Beyond the Bookshelf" Book Club

Wednesday - February 21, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us this month as we discuss the riveting and intimate memoir Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. Stop by the library to pick up a copy or check out Libby for a digital version. New members are always welcome!

Registration is encouraged.

"Michelle Zauner tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band—and meeting the man who would become her husband—her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her."

Keep Calm and Puzzle On

Monday - February 26, 2024

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Join us for a cozy and relaxing puzzle event! Gather with friends and family to enjoy a laid-back atmosphere while solving puzzles and having a great time. Listen to an audiobook, some chill music, or chat with other puzzlers. 

Registration encouraged.

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Adult Craft: Egg Carton Flowers

Wednesday - February 28, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Craft a bouquet of flowers from egg cartons! We'll provide all the materials, but feel free to bring your own natural egg carton if you feel so inclined!

Registration is required.

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