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Monday, December 18, 2017

New Director

17-December-2017
   On Monday-11-December  the Bogota Public Library welcomed their new director to her first day on her new job. Chelsea Dodd Coleman formerly from the Montclair Public Library, where she served as Head of Adult Services since 2013.  She has background in public relations and marketing communications.  Ms Coleman earned her M.L.I.S. from Drexel University and B.A. in communication from Seton Hall University. She saw an opportunity in Bogota  to take advantage of a  smaller library where she can have more impact and develop closer relationships with the community.
   "I'm thrilled at the opportunity to use my skills and enthusiasm for public service to find news ways to offer traditional and modern library services. And I'm eager to begin embedding myself within the Bogota community so that I can serve as your librarian to the fullest capacity."  Ms. Coleman's  goal is to help bring  more energy to the public library by employing modern technologies and expanding community outreach.
  One service that she looks forward to expanding in Bogota is literacy programming. Nearly 30% of residents in Bogota speak English "less than very well" according to Census data, so English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a high priority for me. There is also room to grow our early literacy, digital literacy and information literacy instruction to ensure we're serving the needs of every demographic in the Borough.
  For more information please  about the  Library program and events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 



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Sunday, December 17, 2017

This Weeks Event

17-December-2017
Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting on Sunday-17-December.  Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added when they become available.

Continuing
 Starting on Thursday-16 March the  Lt William Ryan Bridge will be closed for replacement.   Construction is schedule continue until December 



                                                                    

Sunday-1-October
Bogota
October to December

    Sunday-1- October will be the start of Leaf Season. Home Owners are allowed to place raked, leaves and grass cutting  in the street , along the curb, in front of their residents.  It is ask that the piles be placed in such a way as not to interfere with traffic, and away from storm sewers and drain to prevent flooding , or other water build-up. Leaf Season is schedule to end on Monday -18- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up. 

   Continuing 
   The Bogota Police Dept has issued a traffic alert for Thursday-16-November. The Suez water company will be working on the main water line under the street.  Work is schedule  to continue until late January -2018. This will occur on W. Main St. between Larch and Elm Aves. This is scheduled to start at 7:00a and run to 4:00p. All parking on W.Main will be suspend during this time. Traffic in both directions may be detoured during this project, please plan alternate routes. Business parking will be permitted on both Larch and Elm Aves and may cause additional congestion on those streets.




   Starting on Fri.15-Dec to Thurs.-4-Jan-2018 The Bogota Public Library will be changing to a Statewide delivery system. The BCCLS service will be suspend during this time. Items will still be available to be picked up in person from any Bergen County Library. For more information please contact the Bogota Library at: https://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/






Sunday-18-December
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast. This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ
         

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Monday-18-December
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library have Reading Buddies  available for February.  This is a program where older Students assist younger ones with their homework and reading skills. On this day several Sixth Grade Student were on hand to offer guidance on how best to answers question about their school assignments.
   The Reading Buddies program will take place between 3:30-4:30p when the Library is open. Buddies will meet in the Nikki Spiegel Children's Area. Students looking for may come in and ask for a Buddy to work with. Any older Student who wishes to volunteer their time to become a Reading Buddy should contact the Library at:
http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ 
   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Monday-18-December
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will offer an AARP  Defensive Driving Course. This is designed for drivers over the age of 50 and will explain update driving rules and teach defensive driving techniques. This will start at 11:00a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre  There is a $15 fee fro AARP members and $20 for non-members  and anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Monday-18-December
Bogota


 The Library will have its Teen Advisory Group.  This is  an event open to grades 6-12. Group members will  participate in various activities and interact with peers. Bring your ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to the table. This will be held from 5:00p to 6:00p on the second floor This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Monday-18-December
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host a workshop on  making Holiday decorations.  This is open to the Public and will take place in the second floor Senior Centre starting at 6:00p 
This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Monday-18-December
Bogota

The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman  This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.

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Tuesday-19-December
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Tuesday-19-December
Bogota
The Bogota Board of Education will have their regular meeting and work session. Action may will be taken at this meeting. This will be held in the Bogota High  School  Cafeteria starting at 6:00p. This is open to the public. The Cafeteria is located on the second floor at 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota, NJ

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Wednesday-20-December
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a.  This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Wednesday-20-December
Bogota
Bogota Beautiful has their next board meeting starting at 7:30p. This is schedule to take place at the Kennedy Emergency Service Building located at 69 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ. The Public is welcome to attend. For more information please visit their website at: 
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Thursday-21-December
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p.  It will take place Council Chambers on the second floor of the Bogota Borough Hall. This is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  This meeting is open to the public. 

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Friday-22-December
Bogota

   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Friday-22-December
Bogota

   The Bogota Public School System will have a half day session to  begin it's Holiday recess. schools will reopen on Tuesday 2- January-2018 with a regular schedule.
   The St. Joseph's School will have a half day session to  begin it's Holiday recess.  There will be no Aftercare. The school will reopen on Tuesday 2- January-2018 with a regular schedule.
    The Bogart School will close at 3:00p to  begin its Winter recess. The school will reopen on Tuesday 2- January-2018 with a regular schedule.



Saturday-23-December 26 Dec
Bogota
  The Bogota Public Library will close  for its Holiday break. It will reopen on Tuesday 26-December at its regular hours







Bogota Sports

Monday-18-December 
Bowling                        vs Palisades Park  at Parkway Lanes  Elmwood Park , NJ 4:00p


Tuesday-19-December
Men's Basketball             vs Park Ridge on Jay Mahoney Court  in Speary Gym7:00p
Women's  Basketball     at Park Ridge  4:00p
Bowling                               vs New Milford at Parkway Lanes  Elmwood Park , NJ 4:00p

Wednesday-20-December 
Wrestling                              at  New Milford 6:00p

Thursday-21-December
Women's  Basketball      vs Midland Park  on on Jay Mahoney Court  in Speary Gym 4:00p
Men's Basketball              at  Midland Park 7:00p

Friday-22-December 
Wrestling                             at Elmwood Park 5:00p

Tuesday-26-December
Men's Basketball           vs  Harrison 6:00p at Garfield Holiday Tournament  Garfield , NJ

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bogota Sports

16-December-2017
   On Friday-15-December three more Bogota Varsity sports open their 2017-18 season. The Lady Bucs Basketball team traveled to North Arlington to play the Lady Vikings. North Arlington had a 4 point lead after one quater, and extended it 7 points by Halftime. After the restart the two team played an almost event next quater with the Lady Vikings maintaining their lead. In the final 8 minutes Bogota tried to mount a comeback but fall short by the score of 37-38.
   Leila Ksiyer had a game high with 18- Points including 2 Three Point Baskets,  Amanda Schlosser also score a three pointer. Their next game will be on Tuesday-19-December when they travel to Park Ridge. Tip off time is scheduled for 4:00p
  The Men's Basketball Bucs played at Saddle River Day School. Bogota started out strong taking a 13-4 lead after 8 minutes. The Rebels closed the gap in the next quater, but Bogota still had a led 20-16. In the second half the teams traded baskets for the rest of the game with Bogota coming winning by a 53-46  score.
  Tim Uzor has a team high 17 Points for Bogota, including 1 Three Point Basket. Argenis Soriano  scores a game high 2 Three point Baskets and Deiker Padrino also recorded one from beyond the arc.
  The next play on Tuesday-19-December against Park Ridge. This will be their Home Opening game on the Jay Mahoney court in Speary Gym. This has a scheduled start time of 7:00p.
   The Bogota Bowling Bucs lost to Park Ridge on Thursday 0-7. They will next play on Monday-18-December against Palisades Park  at the Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park, NJ with a scheduled start time of 4:00p.
   The Bogota/ Weehawken Wrestling squad had their season opener against Dover at Speary Gym.  Bogota/ Weehawken would 4 of the nine bouts played with  Brandon Gonzalez and Kevin Rodriguez scoring pinfalls. Charles Romero would win in overtime and Michael Fitzgerald would win by decision.
  They next compete on Wednesday-20- December at New Milford. The first bout is scheduled for 6:00p

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