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All Library Events are cancelled until further notice
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Friday, March 13 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Verona Public Library

Due to the current public health concern involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Verona Public Library will be cancelling programs through the end of March 2020 (or until further notice).  We appreciate your understanding and hope to resume regular activities in the near future.

School Closed - Spring Break
Verona High School
151 Fairview Ave, Verona, NJ 07044

Monday, April 6 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Verona High School

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 6
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Monday, April 6 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 7
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 7 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Grow Dome Gardening Club
Apr 7
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

For children ages 5 years and up Tuesdays – March 17 April 7 May 5 June 2 4pm to 5pm Fee: $10.00 per child per class Participants will get hands-on experience and learn about growing seeds and plants vegetables and flowers. Make-and-take projects at each session. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/biodome-garden-club-spring-2020.pdf Parents: This is a drop-off and pick-up class. There are no refunds or credits for missed or cancelled classes.

Cookbook Club
Apr 7
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Verona Public Library

Good books, good food & good company! Join us the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm as we select a theme, pick a recipe, then return the following month with something you’ve made to eat, share & talk!The theme for the month is mentioned on the registration form.  Email your recipe:  info@veronalibrary.org and bring the prepared dish to share.We hope to see you there!Please register here.

Nature Explorers Spring Camp
Apr 8
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Wednesday, April 8 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Essex County Parks

SPRING CAMP Monday April 6 Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8 12:30pm to 4:30pm OR Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15 Thursday April 16 For children in grades 1 through 5. Restore the bond between children and nature. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature right here at the Essex County Environmental Center. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Fees: $170 per child for all 3 days OR $70 per child/per day Registration Information Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/spring-camp-brochure-2020-20200207144211.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

Cancelled - Forest Friends Nature Club
Apr 9
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Thursday, April 9 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Forest Friends Club Spring 2020 Thursdays – March 12 April 9 May 14 June 11 4pm to 5pm For children ages 5 years and up $10 per child per session We’ll explore the forest using nets binoculars magnifiers and microscopes to investigate nature in our wooded wetland habitat. Together we hope to foster an ethic of stewardship and take part in hands-on conservation activities. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/forest-friends-club-spring-2020.pdf Parents: This is a drop-off and pick-up class. There are no refunds or credits for missed or canceled classes.

Good Friday – Library Closed
Apr 10
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Friday, April 10 All Day

Verona Public Library

Easter – Library Closed
Apr 12
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Sunday, April 12 All Day

Verona Public Library

AP Study Lounge
Apr 13
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Monday, April 13 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Verona Public Library

Gather quietly in the library’s Carnegie Corner and study for the upcoming AP exams. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board. 

Frog Pond Science Club
Apr 14
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Spring 2020 Tuesdays – March 10 April 14 May 12 June 9 Or Wednesdays – March 18 April 15 May 20 June 17 4pm to 5pm $10 per child per session For 5- to 9-year-olds. Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Use nets magnifiers and microscopes to investigate. Learn from a naturalist how to protect and conserve the pond’s inhabitants. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/frog-pond-science-club-spring-2020.pdf

Frog Pond Science Club
Apr 15
Essex County Parks
Essex County Environmental Center 621 Eagle Rock Ave, Roseland, New Jersey 07068

Wednesday, April 15 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Essex County Parks

Spring 2020 Tuesdays – March 10 April 14 May 12 June 9 Or Wednesdays – March 18 April 15 May 20 June 17 4pm to 5pm $10 per child per session For 5- to 9-year-olds. Uncover and discover ecosystem interactions at the frog pond. Use nets magnifiers and microscopes to investigate. Learn from a naturalist how to protect and conserve the pond’s inhabitants. Advanced registration and payment are required. https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/frog-pond-science-club-spring-2020.pdf

Cancelled - Dinosaur Day Geology Tour and Wild Art One-Day Camp
Apr 18
Essex County Parks
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068

Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Essex County Parks

Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. Essex County Executive And The Board of Chosen Freeholders Invite Children in 2nd to 6th Grades to Participate in DINOSAUR DAY ONE-DAY CAMP Saturday April 18 2020 9:30am-3:30pm $80 per child Take a guided hike of the Walter Kiddie Dinosaur Quarry with Essex County Environmental Center Senior Naturalist David Alexander. After examining Jurassic age dinosaur tracks we’ll return to the Riker Hill Art Park Studio to create our own small-scale clay interpretation of what the dinosaurs may have looked like with artist Ivan Bratko. Held at the Riker Hill Art Park. For details call the Center at 973.228.8776. Advanced registration and payment are required. Registration Flier Here: https://www.essexcountyparks.org/_media/_data/EssexResource/dinosaur-camp-2020.pdf Please note: clicking “I am attending” on Facebook is not a means of registering for Essex County Environmental Center programs. To register please call the Center directly at 973-228-8776.

AP Exam Prep
Apr 18
Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library @ 17 Gould St., Verona, NJ 07044

Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am

Verona Public Library

Saturday, April 1810:30 amOpen to Grades 9+Please join the Verona Public Library and take a free AP practice test, administered by C2 Education of West Caldwell. This event is a great way to familiarize yourself with the test under real testing conditions. You will get a good idea of what your strengths are and what areas you can improve on to score big on test day.Register online. 

Autism Awareness Open House
Apr 19
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Sunday, April 19 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Verona Public Library

Perler Palooza
Apr 22
Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library @ 17 Gould St., Verona, NJ 07044

Wednesday, April 22 at 3:30 pm

Verona Public Library

Perler PaloozaWednesdays @ 3:30 PMJoin us for Perler Bead crafting with friends and bring home your creations.For ages 3+.Walk in. 

Makey Makey
Apr 23
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Thursday, April 23 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Verona Public Library

Learn the basics of coding.All ages. Walk-in.

Earth Day 50th Anniversary: Ice on Fire Documentary
Apr 23
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Verona Public Library

An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Movie: Frozen 2
Apr 25
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Verona Public Library

Film Presentation – Newark: Capturing a City in Cinema
Apr 26
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 pm

Verona Public Library

Filmmakers Marylou & Jerome Bongiorno screen and discuss clips of their Newark-centric films.

Essex County Kip's Castle Evening Guided Tours
Apr 28
Essex County Parks
Kip's Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona, New Jersey 07044

Tuesday, April 28 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle and learn the history of this hidden gem. The tours will be held on Tuesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 30th, Tuesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 7th, Tuesday, May 12th, and Thursday, May 14th, at 7 pm. Kip’s Castle Park is located at 22 Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ Kip’s Castle offers spectacular views of New York City. You will be able to see the beautiful stained glass windows throughout the castle. We welcome everyone to visit the Castle, learn about its history and experience the grounds in a new way through these guided evening tours. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $10. Space is limited. Please note: Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible. Tickets are nonrefundable. If you have need additional information, please contact Laura Lipoma at 973 433-7469.

Perler Palooza
Apr 29
Verona Public Library
Verona Public Library @ 17 Gould St., Verona, NJ 07044

Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 pm

Verona Public Library

Perler PaloozaWednesdays @ 3:30 PMJoin us for Perler Bead crafting with friends and bring home your creations.For ages 3+.Walk in. 

Postponed - Wild Edible Walk
Apr 30
Essex County Parks
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068

Thursday, April 30 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

WILD EDIBLE WALK Thursday April 30 6:15pm to 7:45pm For adults and children ages 8 and up. Take a walk along our trails with Senior Staff Naturalist David Alexander to identify and discuss the variety of forest groceries available for harvest around our local landscape. Learn some of the folklore behind the plants and as we walk and talk we’ll discuss proper identification seasonal harvest growing environment and methods of preparation. Advanced registration and minimum number of participants are required call 973.228.8776. Meet in Garibaldi Hall. Fee: $30 per family (up to two adults and two children) or $10 per child $12 per adult

Essex County Kip's Castle Evening Guided Tours
Apr 30
Essex County Parks
Kip's Castle Park 22 Crestmont Rd, Verona, New Jersey 07044

Thursday, April 30 from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Essex County Parks

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to take a tour of Essex County Kip’s Castle and learn the history of this hidden gem. The tours will be held on Tuesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 30th, Tuesday, May 5th, Thursday, May 7th, Tuesday, May 12th, and Thursday, May 14th, at 7 pm. Kip’s Castle Park is located at 22 Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ Kip’s Castle offers spectacular views of New York City. You will be able to see the beautiful stained glass windows throughout the castle. We welcome everyone to visit the Castle, learn about its history and experience the grounds in a new way through these guided evening tours. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $10. Space is limited. Please note: Not all areas of the tour are handicap accessible. Tickets are nonrefundable. If you have need additional information, please contact Laura Lipoma at 973 433-7469.

SAT Testing
May 2
Verona High School
151 Fairview Ave, Verona, NJ 07044

Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Verona High School

Living the Immigrant Experience
May 3
Verona Public Library
17 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Sunday, May 3 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Verona Public Library

Verona resident, Sarvenaz Singh and her mother Linda Zelkha, will speak about their life in Iran during the start of the Islamic Revolution. The mother-daughter duo will speak about their experience as Jews living through this historic time, the family’s challenges coming to the United States and their ongoing adjustment to a western lifestyle.The family is celebrating their 35th year immigration anniversary at the Verona Public Library by giving their talk and donating an array of multicultural books for children and adults. Be the first to check them out!

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