Makers Mayhem is Thursday, April 22, from 1-5 pm. Outdoor activities for absolutely everyone.

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Makers Mayhem is back!

Outdoor Activities for Absolutely Everyone!

Thursday, April 22
1-5 pm

Activities include:
Origami trails, Forget-me-not planting, Sprout It Out, ‘Hoop’ There It Is, Photo op with ATOM, Storytimes, Breezy Bottles, Chalk it Up, and more!




Let’s Plant NJ

Explore the how, where, and why of planting NJ-native plants that provide healthy food and help restore ecosystems. For all ages!

Friday, April 30
7 p.m.

Speakers include:
Lee Clark, NJ League of Conservation Voters
Tobias Fox, Newark Science and Sustainability
Amanda Nesheiwat, Community Outreach, Hudson County
Crystal Wessel, NJ Tree Foundation / Green Streets


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Library Construction Update

Libraries across the country are re-tooling to serve the rapidly evolving needs of their communities. The South Orange Public Library is no exception. We are thrilled to share our plans to create a larger, more accessible 21st Century library — an essential gathering place for the educational, informational and cultural needs of the community.
More than a decade in the making, this project includes the restoration of the original 1896 Connett Library building, the renovation of the existing 1968 library and the construction of a link between the two buildings that will become the new, fully accessible, main entrance.
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