Due to the predicted rainy weather this weekend, Wanaque Day has been postponed to next Saturday, September 30th from 2 to 7 pm. We hope to see you there! — Wanaque Library Staff
Don’t forget, this program will be held at RINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY on the main floor! We hope to see you there.
If you’ve read Ann Patchett’s latest book, Tom Lake, you know that the Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” has a big role. In an interview with PBS, Patchett explains why the play makes such an impact on her. FYI, the play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder is available on Hoopla as are two film versions of Our Town: the 2003 PBS version with Paul Newman (swoon): and the 1940 edition with William Holden:
Wanaque Library is committed to preserving the history of Wanaque, Haskell, and northern Passaic County. Our local history archive includes numerous clippings, photos and scrapbooks from the library’s collection, as well as many items that were donated to the library by the late Sam DeBenedetto. We are slowly digitizing our collection and enlarging the local history section of our website. If you or your relatives or friends have documents, photos or items at home that pertain to the history of this area of Passaic County, please consider sharing them with us – either by making plans to donate them, or by allowing us to digitize part of your collection so it can be accessible to others with an interest in our area’s local history. If you’re interested in learning more or are interested in checking out what we have in our archive, please contact me – stop by the library, call me at 973-839-4434, or email me at martin wanaquelibrary.org. Gratefully, Mary Martin, Library Director, Wanaque Public Library
Help your kids get excited about reading with a collection of titles that bring their favorite stories to life. One borrow gives young patrons seven-day access to classic bedtime stories, nursery rhymes, and new favorites like Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Library. Kids Books in Action Binge Pass
¡Toma prestado libros electrónicos digitales, cómics y audiolibros en español gratis con tu tarjeta de biblioteca!*
Echa un vistazo a todos los artículos en español here. Vea todos los artículos en español para niños aquí. ¿Necesitas ayuda? Pase por la biblioteca o envíenos un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are delighted to co-sponsor a series of family music programs with Ringwood Public Library, led by Maureen Butler, president of Ringwood Friends of Music and retired music teacher! Join us at on September 22nd for the first of four Musical Fun for Families events! This 45-minute program will be held at 4:00 pm at the Ringwood Library *(NOT at Wanaque Library).* CLICK TO SIGN UP We will explore what makes music – MUSIC! Children will learn about different musical elements and how they are manipulated to tell stories, create a certain mood, and help us to feel different emotions. We’ll explore by listening, playing along with rhythm instruments, and of course, moving! While this program is geared toward families with younger children, all ages are welcome. We will look at the elements of tempo (fast/slow) and dynamics (loud/soft) and see how they are used to create dramatic effects in two pieces from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite. Come and be ready to listen, drum, and move!
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and we are celebrating with an Open House in the Children’s Room from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday September 9th. Kids age 5 and up can get your own library cards! There’ll be lots of fun activities and things to do. Stop by and see us!
Ernestine “Teeny” Petras, whose hometown was Haskell, started playing in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1944 with Milwaukee Chicks (who later became the Grand Rapids Chicks). She played from 1949-1951 with the Kenosha Comets before ending her career in 1952 with the Battle Creek Belles. In 1944, Teeny’s salary started at $75 per week. By the end of her baseball career, she was making $500 per week. During her time in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, she was the league’s top fielding shortstop in 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950 and 1951. Suburban Trends columnist Howard Lee Ball, who knew Teeny, described her as “one heck of a baseball player. She was just as competitive as they come and a golden glove on the defense.” Ernestine also played basketball for the New Jersey Amazons in 1947-1949. The 1992 movie “ A League of Their Own” was based on the life of the women in the AAGPBL. Teeny and her teammates on the Grand Rapids Chicks were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in November of 1988. Here is a link to Teeny’s page on the All American Girls Professional Baseball Team website: https://www.aagpbl.org/profiles/ernestine-petras-teeny/22 You can find out more about her on her Wikipedia entry at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernestine_Petras
Our own Susan and Julia have put together a fun display in our atrium display case for August. Next time you visit the library, stop by and guess the book by the first line, or tell us the title of books based only their iconic covers. If a first line catches your interest, you can check out the book!