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Reader questions Library’s use of gmail account to register for teen/youth programs


the staff of The Ridgewood Blog

Ridgewood NJ, Why is the Ridgewood Library using an unsecured gmail account ( in connection with registration for teen/youth programs?  And why is the Library asking for very personal information to register for selected teen/youth programs?

Data being requested for program registration includes name of participant, home address, home phone number, email address, birth date (DOB), place of birth, other places of residence, grade in school, name of school, hobbies & interests, and more. 

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Ridgewood Blog Reading list

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, while we have been promoting more reading ,many readers have asked us what exactly am I reading . I generally read on the morning and evening commute .

Well its all about finance ,so here is the late 2018- 2019 reading list so far for the Ridgewood blog :

Finished :

Liars’s Poker by Michael Lewis
The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Art of the Deal by Donald J TrumpA Colossal Failure of Common Sense  by Lawrence McDonald The AIG Story by Hank GreenbergConfessions of  Street Addict  by Jim Cramer Extra Ordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay

Reading :

Confusion de Confusiones by Joseph De La Vega


Predators Ball by Connie Bruck
April Fools by Dan G Stone
The Age of Turbulence  by Alan Greenspan

so far…….

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The Ridgewood Library is Calling All Actors

actors wanted

March 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Calling all actors. The Ridgewood Library is seeking professional (and former professional) volunteer actors for a group that meet meets regularly to read plays. We are currently casting for the Library’s April 28 “On Book Play Reading Series” (play tba) which will feature a 90-minute staged reading followed by a talkback between the actors/actresses and audience. Please send a recent photo, resume and/or a few sentences about your professional acting career to Roberta:

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Reader says the Ridgewood library is walking (running?) away from its traditional role as a book lender

Ridgewood Public Library by ArtChick

photo by ArtChick

It’s true it seems–the Ridgewood library is walking (running?) away from its traditional role as a book lender. E-books are not so convenient or popular a vehicle for substantive reading yet to justify this shift. Sad to say this, but those who run the Ridgewood library may be just as bored with the crucial job of improving the substantive knowledge of the general public as the school district is becoming with respect to the K-12 students. It’s all about process now. There is no longer any need for people to have a solid foundation of raw knowledge in a broad variety of subjects, a ‘la the classic “liberal arts” education. No, today they need only use their cell phones to do a targeted web search (and forget the results five minutes later). So teaching them the bare minimum of how to do a digital search is the only role that really matters for a library or high school. /s

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14 reasons why reading is good for your health


Brendan Brown, Contributor

Dec. 12, 2016, 4:54 AM

As any avid book reader can tell you, immersing yourself in a great book can make your brain come alive. It sounds romantic, but science is now proving this to be true.

When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life.

If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out. This infographic provided by The Expert Editor might just inspire you to become an avid reader, for your health’s sake.