Wayne Library to Host Earth Day Essay Contest

Event is one of many for young adults happening at the library in April.

The following list of young adult events happening in April at the Wayne Public Library was submitted to Patch by the library.


A Career in Comedy presented by Kevin Dombrowski
Event Date:
Event Time: 6:00-6:45 PM
Meet Kevin to discuss his experience in pursuing a professional career as a comedian. Learn about the creative process, the industry, and the business ethics. Right after April Fool’s Day so you can ask him what’s funny about that date or tell him your best joke!

Kids will have an open forum to ask questions as well.

Registration open to kids in grades 5-12, starting Wednesday March 26th.

Young Adult Finance Seminar
Event Date:
Event Time: 1:30-2:30 PM
During "Money Smart Week" Ms. Mary-Ann Abida of Merrill Lynch, will present an educational financial seminar to teens & tweens. Learn about good money habits, setting financial goals, needs versus wants, living within your means, and get a few pointers for saving for college. Come with questions!

Open to students in grades 6-12. Registration begins Saturday March 29th.

Basic First Aid for Teens & Tweens
Event Date:
Event Time: 1:00- approx. 2:30 PM
To raise awareness during "National Public Health Week" members of Wayne's First Aid Squad will teach kids in grades 5-12 basics of first aid, and also about training for the Squad. Learn about what to do for cuts, burns, poisons, emergencies like heart attack & stroke, dialing 911, etc. Get important information!

Registration begins Tuesday April 1st.

You’re a Poet and ‘YA’ didn’t know it!
Event Date:
Event Time: 4:30-5:30 PM
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Susan Balik of ‘The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College’ will talk about poetry with the YAs. Ms. Balik encourages all people to find their inner poet. Bring your favorite piece of poetry, written by yourself or someone else. Kids in Middle and High school can read their poetry aloud, discuss how they feel about the written & spoken word, and get guidance from our special mentor. Snacks & beverages provided; funded by the Friends of the Library. We will raffle off two journals at the end of the program. Open to students in grades 6-12; registration begins Wednesday April 2nd.

WPL Y.A. Chess Club
Event Date:
Event Time: 3:00-4:45 PM
Young Adults in grades 5-12 are welcome to play chess against each other. This casual gathering will occur monthly on a Saturday, in the Story Time room.

Registration required beginning Friday April 4th. Wayne kids get preference for sign-up availability.

Teen Advisory Group Monthly Meeting (T.A.G.)
Event Date:
Event Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
The Teen Advisory Group is made up of Wayne kids in grades 6-12 who are interested in attending regular monthly meetings (with Eleana, leading them to be advocates of the library among their peers, to help with different library needs, and to share their voice here about Y.A. programs & book related activities.

We meet once a month on a Thursday evening for an hour.

Other pluses: get to know other like-minded kids, commit to volunteerism, AND get snacks & beverages! (Goodies funded by the Friends of the WPL.)

Please contact Eleana at 973-694-4272 ext 5305, or email cordovae@waynepubliclibrary.org for more information and to join up.

The Seeing Eye: informational presentation for Y.A.s
Event Date:
Event Time: 7:30- 8:30 PM
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is the oldest existing guide dog school in the world. People who are blind or visually impaired are helped in their daily experiences with their dogs. Join Don MacGowan and a specially trained dog to learn about the organization and what they do. During the open forum you’ll also find out breeding, raising, and training these types of dogs. Registration is required starting Tuesday April 15th; the program is open to students in grades 5-12. Wayne residents get preference for space availability.

*Please bring a donation from the list.

Dog Food:
•          Iams Minichunks Pro-Active Health
•          Iams Large Breed Smart Puppy Pro-Active Health
•          Eukanuba Large Breed Adult

Dog biscuits:
•          Iams small biscuits
•          Milkbone (regular flavor only) small biscuits

Nylabone’s Dura Chew Plus collection:
•      bone in chicken flavor
•      textured ring

Nylabone’s Big Chew collection:
•          beef bone
•          turkey leg
•          knot bone

Nylabone’s Galileo bone in the SOUPER size

Nyalbone Puppy
•          for hard chewers, variety of styles and shapes
•          no soft toys, rubber or squeakies

Old Towels – should be bath towels or larger.

Earth Day essay contest 
Grades 6-12
To recognize the importance of Earth Day, visit the Earth Day Network web site at http://www.earthday.org/  to learn about this observance and get inspired to write an essay. Tell us about your impact on our planet: past, present, future, and any goals you have. Between 250-350 words. Grammar rules count!

Your entry can be submitted in person to the Children’s desk, or email cordovae@waynepubliclibrary.org.
Include essay title, your full name, age, grade, school and phone number (only to be contacted if you win). The winner will be notifiedWednesday April 23rd and receive a $15 gift certificate to a gardening store. Essay will be posted on the Wayne Public Library Young Adult Facebook page, will be displayed in the Children’s department, and possibly published in the WPL Newsletter and/or Wayne Today newspaper. * Publication would not include phone number.


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