Ridgewood NJ, Today marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, a cultural and religious holiday celebrated every year on 17th March in Ireland and by Irish communities around the world. The celebration marks the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death in the fifth century and represents the arrival of Christianity in the country. The Irish have observed this day as a holiday for over 1,000 years, and while the festival began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, today it has become an international celebration of Irish culture.
Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents :Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.
Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”
Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, originally an American actor and politician, became the 40th President of the United States serving from 1981-1989. His term saw a restoration of prosperity at home, with the goal of achieving ‘peace through strength’ abroad.
At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore “the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism.”
Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : George Washington
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.
On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent,” he wrote James Madison, “it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles.”
Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents Calvin Coolidge
As America’s 30th President (1923-1929), Coolidge demonstrated his determination to preserve the old moral and economic precepts of frugality amid the material prosperity which many Americans were enjoying during the 1920s era.
At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible.
Presidents Day Our Favorite Presidents : Zachary Taylor
Zachary Taylor, a general and national hero in the United States Army from the time of the Mexican-American War and the the War of 1812, was later elected the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850.
Northerners and Southerners disputed sharply whether the territories wrested from Mexico should be opened to slavery, and some Southerners even threatened secession. Standing firm, Zachary Taylor was prepared to hold the Union together by armed force rather than by compromise.
RIDGEWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY presents “A Tour of the Hidden Archives” Tuesday, Feb. 5, 11am Registration Required at Ridgewood Public Library website or call 201-670-5600. Take a backstage tour of the Ridgewood Public Library’s hidden gems with Local History Librarian Sarah Kiefer. In this rare opportunity you’ll get a glimpse at what the Bolger Heritage Center has to offer. Learn how to research your home, find information on your ancestors, and gain insight on the history of Ridgewood. In addition, you’ll get a guided tour of their most recently added 1869 and 2018 panoramas which they now have on display on the 2nd floor of the library, thanks to the generous donation of Glenn and Beth Jorgensen.
1) Starting on Feb. 1st, 2019, every purchase made at Ben&Jerry’s Ridgewood location will include a Photo Challenge Card.
2| Stop by the Ridgewood Public Library to locate item specified on your Photo Challenge Card.
3| Once item is located at the library take a picture with the item, Photo Challenge Card, and yourself in front of the Ben &Jerry’s Photo Opp (located at the Ridgewood Public Library’s lobby area). 4| Post picture on Instagram with the hashtag #ridgewoodreaditandeatit. Don’t forget to tag us @benandjerrysnj and @ridgewoodlibrary_youthservices
DISCLAIMER Enter as many challenges as you like. Each entry will be submitted into a weekly raffle. One winner per week will be drawn and prizes may vary. ALL entries will be entered into a Grand Raffle Prize. Two lucky winners will be selected to win either a year of free ice cream (one pint each week) or a catering party courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s. Names will be drawn at the Ridgewood Public Library’s Library Con on Saturday, March 9 @ 3pm (125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood NJ 07450). Please contact Ridgewood Public Library, Youth Services Dept. (201) 670-5600 ext. 110 or Ben & Jerry’s (201) 689-1122 for more information.
SUN, JAN 27 2PM | Sunday Concert: Vent Nouveau Ensemble plays hidden gems: wind, brass & percussion. All welcome, donations greatly appreciated.
TUES, JAN 29 and THURS, JAN 31 1-2:30PM | ESL for Adults: English in Action Practice idioms and popular usage of phrases in given cultural situations. $30/RW; $75/visitor for winter session (Jan 3-Feb 28). Registration required. Questions? Victoria at 201-670-5600, ext. 133 or [email protected].
TUES, JAN 29 2:15PM | Memoir Writing Group What’s your story? Registration required, no writing experience needed. Register here or contact Kerri at [email protected].
TUES, JAN 29 6PM | 2018 Tax Updates Get latest advice from CPA and tax professionals about newest tax laws. Space limited, registration required. Register here or contact Toni at 201-670-5600, ext 123 or [email protected].
WED, JAN 30 4PM | World Language Café: Spanish Practice foreign languages with fluent speakers. Registration required. Register here or contact Larissa at 201-670-5600, ext. 130 or [email protected].
Ridgewood NJ, On January 30, join the Ridgewood Public Library , as they embark on a journey to watch the entirety of The Great American Read. For the first episode there’s no discussion, but we’ll be discussing different books throughout the rest of the series.