This Week @ The Louis Bay 2nd Library  

4/14 Mon

Easy Yoga/Stretching 10:30 am, Tween/Teen Book Club 3:15 pm, Mahjong 6 pm, Friends Mtg. 7 pm, Hawthorne Historical Club 7 pm

4/15 Tues

Bridge Club 1 pm, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Job Support 7 pm



Rotary Meeting, 12 pm, Canasta, 1 pm, Bereavement Support Group 6:30 pm, RBARI Volunteers 7 pm



Golden Circle, 10 am, Senior Book Club, 1 pm, Weight Watchers 6 pm, Trout Unlimited 7 pm

4/18 Fri

Library closed for Good Friday


4/19 Sat

Golden Age Movie 1 pm


Click Below to see our Event Calendar!!




Holistic Health Talk on Thyroid Function

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 Andrew Amigo, owner of Fast Healing in Fort Lee, will present “Holistic Health Approach to Thyroid” on Tuesday April 22 at 7pm at the Louis Bay 2nd Library. Amigo will explain how diet, brain function and hormones work together to affect thyroid function, based on scientific articles. Click here to register for the program or call the Circulation Desk at 973-427-5745 ext. 15


  Author Visit: "The Secret Side of Empty" by Maria Adreu

The Louis Bay 2nd Library is hosting author Maria Andreu on Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm. Ms. Andreu is a writer and speaker whose work has appeared in Newsweek, The Washington Post,, and the Newark Star Ledger. THE SECRET SIDE OF EMPTY is her debut novel. She was born in Spain, lived in Argentina for two years, and crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. at the age of eight. An American citizen due to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Maria currently lives in New Jersey. You can visit her online at

Library Garden Club Highlights Fruit Containers

The Hawthorne Garden Club, which will next meet on Wednesday April 23 at 2pm at the Louis Bay 2nd Library, will feature growing fruit in the garden or container. Come hear local gardening experts discuss this and other topics. For more information, call 973-427-5745 ext. 11.


 New Sci-Fi/Horror Book Club at the Library

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If you like science fiction and horror, join the new Sci-Fi/Horror Book Club at the Louis Bay 2nd Library. Open to people ages 17 and up,   the group will watch a movie based on the book and then discuss the book. This first book, "Jurassic Park" by Michael Crichton, will be discussed on April 24 at 5pm. Other dates and books include "Contact" by Carl Sagan on July 24 and "Re-Animator" by H.P. Lovecraft on October 23. Space in the group is limited. Click here to register or call the circulation desk at 973-427-5745. For more information, email Mauro at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Tools to Manage Anxiety and Fear

Local author, counselor and life coach Paul Wider will be discussing practical tips and life strategies on how to overcome anxiety and fear on April 28 at 7pm.

Audubon Society Teaches Birding for Beginners at Library

The Bergen County Audubon Society will host "Birding for Beginners" at the Louis Bay 2nd Library on Tuesday April 29 at 7 pm. Come hear how to start this natural hobby, where to go and what you will need. Spring is a great time to see birds before trees regrow their leaves. To register for the event, please visit the Circulation Desk or call 973-427-5745 ext. 15.


Save the Date: Archaeology Symposium this May at LB2 Library

The Library is hosting the "Archaeology & Archaeologists of Northern NJ Symposium" on Saturday May 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. The symposium has a lineup of local archaeologists who will preset brief and informal talks on their research both local and worldwide. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For interested presenters in Bergen and Passaic Counties, please send an abstract of a 20-minute talk and contact information by March 28 to Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 973-427-5269.


Knitting for Cancer

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The Knitting and Crochet Group at the Louis Bay 2nd Library is on a new mission. The group, which meets every Friday from 1 pm to 3:30 pm, is currently working on items for cancer patients, including hats, shawls, lap robes, etc. that will be donated to local cancer treatment centers. The group invites others to join the group or drop off knitted items at the Circulation Desk.  The group is also accepting donations of yarn. Following the Knitting and Crochet Group’s efforts following Hurricane Sandy, the group wants to show that Hawthorne and our surrounding towns share and care. For good laughs and gently encouraging knitting and crocheting guides, all are invited to join. Please call 973-427-1572 with any questions.