Orchid Show

Members rounded out the busy month of April with a trip to the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, followed by a delicous lunch at Arthur Avenue’s Zero Otto Nove. We couldn’t leave without shopping for Italian bread, ravioli and pastries!

Focus on Wellness

April has been our “focus on wellness” month! Members have been participating in walking groups to improve fitness. This week, members also enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating evening––totally surrounded by Himalayan salt at Salt of The Earth Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge, New York.

Thank You!

A big thank you to all our members and those in our greater community who donated to our pre-Easter and Passover Food Drive to benefit The Center For Food Action and Emmanuel Cancer Center. We were able to donate over 30 large reusable grocery bags of food!

Pre-Easter and Passover Food Drive

Stop by the USR Library this Saturday, April 9th! From 10am -1pm members wil be collecting non-perishable food for the Center for Food Action and Emmanuel Cancer Center. Donate and make a happy Easter or Passover for families in need! Together we can make a difference!

After you donate, stop by the Friends of the Library Book Sale for your next great read at incredibly affordable pirces!

Thrift Shop Volunteer Week

Club members have been busy volunteering at The Community Thrift Shop in Midland Park this week. We work one week a year tagging donated clothing in order to keep our commitment and our ability to donate gently used goods. It is a win-win, small, ongoing fundraiser. Our club gets a percentage of the sale price of donated goods with our club number on them (#39), and we have a place to donate our gently used clothing and household goods to benefit others. Please support us if you have Items to donate!

Two kitchen size garbage bags full of donations per person are accepted every Monday morning from 10am-11:30, and on the first Saturday morning of the month at the same hours. The Thrift Shop is at 85 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park. Turn right onto Goffle Ave at the Godwin/Goffle intersection and then immediately left into the shopping center. Bear right and down around the back of the Shopping Center. The Thrift Shop will be on the left.

Please mark your bags with the #39! Thanks for your support!

Our 2021 Essay and Poetry Contest

All students in grades 1 through 8 in Reynolds, Bogert, and Cavallini Schools are eligible to participate in our 35th Annual Essay and Poetry Contest. The topic this year is a reflection on the BeKind21 initiative that marked the month of October in our schools. Be sure to send us your thoughts on the topic below by the November 19th deadline! Your entry may be a winner! Check out contest rules on the Contest Tab (above on the blue banner on this website)––or in the email you received from the school.

BeKind21

Our school and our town just completed BeKind21.

What was one thing you did to be kind to another person? Did it affect you too?

What was something kind that someone did for you? How did it make your day better?

21 days are only a small fraction of the 365 days in a year. Do you think you could keep doing a kind thing for someone each day? Why might it be important?

October Is One Book One Borough Month!

Read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore and join us as we explore the fascinating days at the turn of the century when Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla battled to bring electricity to the world. Copies are available at the Library. Sign up for events on the Library Online Calendar. Register today!

One Book One Borough

The Woman’s Club is proud to so-sponsor the inaugural One Book One Borough Program wth the Upper Saddle River Library! A month-long series of events are plannned around the book The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore. Come join us as we explore the time at the turn of the Century when Edison, Westinghouse, and Tesla fought to bring electricity to America. The Kickoff for the program will be on Sunday, October 3rd at 2pm at the Library. There will be a Fashion Show of historical clothing of the period from the Goetschius House Museum collection, and further information and signups for the events and book discussions planned. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Library.

Events: Sign Up on the Library Online Calendar––www.uppersaddleriverlibrary.org

Thursday, October 7th 7pm Thomas Edison Bright Ideas Presentation (Virtual)

Friday, October 15th 5-7pm Dinner at The Saddle River Cafe (Space Limited––reserve by October 9th. For payment info contact KMMenten@gmail.com)

Saturday, October 16th 2pm Trip to Edison Menlo Park Museum (Space Limited––reserve by October 6th. For payment info contact nona.maher@gmail.com)

Friday, October 22nd 6pm Golden Age of Cocktails Mixology Class (Virtual)

Sunday, October 24th 2pm One Book One Borough Finale at The Library

October Book Discussion Opportunities––All are welcome! Sign Up on the Library Online Calendar––www.uppersaddleriverlibrary.org

Wednesday, October 13th Novels at Night 7:30pm

Thursday October 14th Coffee Talk at 10 am

Tuesday, October 19th Woman’s Club Book Group 7:30pm (Virtual)

Thursday October 21st GetLit(erary) 7pm.