46 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

Children's Special Events


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Build a Better World Artfully:  Monday, July 17, 4:00-6:00 pm.

The Montclair Art Museum Truck visits the Library to inspire young artist’s imaginations and develop their creative talents.  All Ages

Build a Better House:  Wednesday, July 26, 4:30 pm.   

The Three Little Pigs need new homes and are not sure if they can trust their architect, B.B.Wolfe. Award winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre delivers a delightful and hilarious new take on an old tale. All Ages.

Harry Potter World: Wednesday, July 26th at 7:00pm

Help build a better world Potter-style. Bring a pair of socks or other article of clothing to enter our very own Harry Potter World. Clothing will be donated to a local charity.  Be sure to dress in theme for our costume contest! All Ages

Stuffed Animal Workshop:  Monday, July 31, 4:30pm.

Noah’s Ark Forest Friends workshop. Children’s will select and hand stuff a plush pal then wish on a Star and name their new friend. Ages Pre-K – 3rd grade. Event open to 50 participants. Registration Required. (UPDATE:  Capacity reached - thank you for your interest in our program!)

Sensory Friendly Skill Building: Monday, August 7, 4:30 pm.

Turtle Dance Music presents, bubbles, comedy and music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! The show is crafted to inclusive for all children including children on the Autism Spectrum.  Kids of all ages and abilities!

WO Rocks!:  Monday, August 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Join us at the library and paint a rock for #WORocks! We'll supply the paint and brushes, you bring the rock. All Ages.  Registration Requested.

Author Visit:  Tuesday, August 15 at 11:00am

Children's book author  Mike Malbrough reads his new book Marigold Bakes a Cake. Event features a story, craft, and book signing!

Chess championship tournament: Tuesday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

West Orange at Livingston Library! 5th Annual Chess Tournament.  Cheer for your favorite champ. Grades 3rd to 5th

Musical mastery Babies to 2 years: Thursday, August 17 at 10:30 am.

Musical master Toddlers & preschool: Thursday, August 17 at 11:30 am.

Music Together presents a program for young children and their caregivers.  Sing, play and listen in this group activity. 

Fan Fiction Club      Tuesdays July 11 - August 15 from 4:00pm – 5:00

Do you love Harry Potter? Can you not get enough of Percy Jackson? Join other fans as you create and share stories based on the characters and worlds you know so well!  Themed snacks provided at each club meeting. This program is best for children age 8 and up.

Check-It-Out Mate! (Chess Club):  Weekly 4pm-5pm on Thursdays through August 24th

  • Children in grades 2-8 learn to play chess with Eric Greenebaum. Novice and advanced players are welcome! (Registration Required)

Past Events:

The Land Before Time:  Thursday, June 22, 4:30pm.

Field Station Dinosaur visits with the Dinosaur Troubadour and the mighty T-Rex.  Meet an unbelievably life-like roaring, breathing 15-foot juvenile T-Rex. An interactive, Paleozoic adventure! Pre-K – 5th.

Family Kick-off Event:  Monday, June 26, 6:30-8:30 pm

Build a Better World with you family and dance the night away. Games and D.J. Lego challenge with Bricks 4 Kidz.

Build a Robot:  Monday, July 10, 4:30

Wondergy presents an interactive journey from simple funny robots to complex (and super cute) humanoid robots.  Explore the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts that bring robotics to life! Grades K-5.

Building the Ground Work:  Wednesday, July 12 at 2 pm

(Rain date is Wednesday, July 19 at 2 pm)

See backhoes, a bucket loader and trucks up close and personal when township trucks park in the library lot.  Children get their own hardhats and can climb on board. All ages.