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Ridgewood Public Library , “deeply disappointed” it did not receive a Grant through the NJ Library Construction Bond Act

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Ridgewood NJ, in March of 2021 Governor Phil Murphy  announced the launch of the second round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act (LCBA), allocating $37.5 million in grants. This allocation is subject to change pending grant agreements from the first round of grant solicitations. The LCBA, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to improve public library facilities across the state in order to ensure the well-being and success of New Jersey residents.

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Merry Christmas from the Ridgewood blog

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PJ Blogger and the entire staff of the Ridgewood blog would like to Wish you a very Merry Christmas!

We also would like thank, you our readers , advertisers , patrons and supporters for all your contributions this year !

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Village of Ridgewood “Cards of Joy” Holiday Greeting Campaign

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Ridgewood NJ, Cards of Joy – Sponsored by The Ridgewood Stigma Free Committee – Deadline is December 15th – The Ridgewood Stigma Free Committee is sponsoring a “Cards of Joy” holiday greeting campaign to encourage everyone to create a greeting card that is colorful, creative and decorative or create a card with a heartfelt message, which will be distributed to older residents in Ridgecrest or SHARE Senior Housing and at New Bridge Medical Center. Inside the card, write a letter, starting with “Dear Friend” and then signing your first name. Do not put a date on it.  In the letter, think about what the recipient might like to read and offer encouraging advice about the small joys in life, in a positive, motivating and joyful way.  Wish them a healthy and happy holiday season.  No envelope is needed, just drop your card off at the Reception Desk in the lobby of Village Hall, the special mailbox at the Ridgewood Public Library for “Cards of Joy” or the mailbox at New Bridge Medical Center, no later than December 15, 2021. The goal is to collect 1,000 cards of heartfelt wishes.

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The Story of the “Lost” Rodin Sculpture Discovered in New Jersey Borough Hall

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday October 20th at 7pm the Ridgewood Public library virtually hosts Mallory Mortillaro tell the story of discovering that a dusty marble bust of Napoleon in Madison, NJ was actually a long-missing 1908 Rodin. Register here.

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On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the US experienced a terrorist attack that reverberated across the world

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Ridgewood NJ, “on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 the US experienced a terrorist attack that reverberated across the world. For the 22 families in Ridgewood who directly experienced the loss of a father, a son, a brother, a wife, a mother, a daughter, it has been 20 years of remembrance. The Bolger Heritage Center would like to take a moment to honor all those who were effected by the 9/11 attacks. As part of our mission, we preserve and maintain this part of Ridgewood’s history to keep their memories alive and for future generations to understand. This image is of Village Hall after that fateful day in 2001.”

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Ridgewood Public Library : “We are truly devastated to receive the news of Mr. Chris’s passing.”

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library mourns the passing of Magical Melodies Chris Flynn.
“We are truly devastated to receive the news of Mr. Chris’s passing. Magical Melodies was a monthly highlight for our young patrons and staff. Chris’s unmatched enthusiasm and energy was a beautiful thing to behold- a room full of children laughing, dancing, and shouting out song requests was a sight to brighten even the cloudiest day. Chris was a beloved performer and friend, and we hope that his legacy of putting smiles on faces will live on. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this incredibly difficult time.”

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Local Author Frank Mortimer Book Signing of “Bee People and the Bugs They Love”

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Ridgewood NJ, Frank Mortimer will sign copies of his book, “Bee People and the Bugs They Love”, on the Ridgewood Public Library patio (weather permitting). Bring your copy or buy one through Bookends. Registration suggested.

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A Short History of Memorial Day

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May 28,2018

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Ridgewood NJ, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance . “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed.

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Creating a Backyard Wildlife Garden with Don Torino President of Bergen County Audubon Society

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Ridgewood NJ, for Earth Day Celebrations , the Ridgewood Public Library republished a fabulous talk on Native Plants with Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society. When visiting garden centers, please consider native plants to attract pollinators and birds.

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Ridgewood Blog Promotes 2021 “Night Out for Big Foot “ for Earth Day

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Reader say the Ridgewood Bog should organize a “Night Out for Big Foot “

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Ridgewood NJ, This year not to left out of the Village Earth Day festivities , the Ridgewood  blog will promote a “Night Out for Big Foot “ on April 22nd .

It’s about where the journey takes you, too — even if you come back empty handed. “I’ve been all over the States and seen some amazing things — landscapes and sunsets and hills and mountains,” Tyler says. “Even when nothing happens, you’re still in the woods. You’re still out in it.” Tyler Bounds

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A House Divided: Personal accounts of family living at the Hermitage during Civil War

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library in conjunction with the Hermitage present, While Civil War battlefields never reached northern New Jersey, it was a grim and turbulent time for the Rosencrantz family at the Hermitage. As Northern “peace” Democrats with a deep entanglement with slavery, the family was caught between both sides. Drawing from personal accounts of the family spread throughout Virginia, Philadelphia, and Bergen County, this presentation explores their experiences during an era that defined not only the nation, but the Hermitage as well. Guest speaker: Victoria Harty. Register here. Co-sponsored by the Hermitage.

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Ridgewood Public Library : It all about books

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Public Library had an interesting post on its Facebook page the other day , the post said ,”You never know what you’re going to find when you browse the shelves. Sometimes it’s a James Patterson novel, sometimes it’s a French Sculptor/Painter dictionary from 1966.”

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Second Round of Applications for Library Construction Bond Act

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Ridgewood NJ,  Governor Phil Murphy today announced the launch of the second round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act (LCBA), allocating $37.5 million in grants. This allocation is subject to change pending grant agreements from the first round of grant solicitations. The LCBA, which authorized $125 million in state bonds, was passed by New Jersey voters in November 2017 to improve public library facilities across the state in order to ensure the well-being and success of New Jersey residents.

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Ridgewood Public Library : Going Native Without Feeding Bambi

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 Going Native Without Feeding Bambi

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Ridgewood NJ, Tired of waking up to find that deer have devoured your carefully tended garden? Native Plant Channel creator Lourdes Osorio explains how cultivating native plants can help deter voracious deer and provide sanctuary for butterflies and other pollinators.  Wednesday March 10th 7pm, Co-sponsored by Sustainable Ridgewood. Register here.

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Ridgewood Public Library Virtual Program: Study Skills 4 Students Presents Motivating the Unmotivated Student For parents of students in 4th to 12th grades

Successful Study Skills 4 Students Presents Motivating the Unmotivated Student For parents of students in 4th to 12th grades  

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Ridgewood NJ, In a 30-minute highly dynamic, action-specific, and interactive webinar, parents are invited to learn a few tips, tools, and strategies to motivate, inspire, and support their student.
Motivating Unmotivated Students – Parents of students Grades 4-12.

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