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Additional open gym basketball dates announced

The Bayonne Division of Recreation has announced additional open gym basketball dates. Open gym is open to Bayonne residents only, for children in grades 3 through 8.

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The additional dates include:

  • Sunday, January 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. for 3rd and 4th Grade and 5 to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grade.
  • Saturday, January 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. for 5th and 6th Grade and 5 to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grade.
  • Saturday, February 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. for 3rd and 4th Grade and 5 to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grade.
  • Saturday, February 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. for 5th and 6th Grade and 5 to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grade.
  • Saturday, February 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. for 3rd and 4th Grade and 5 to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th Grade.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at register.capturepoint.com/CityofBayonne. The fee is $5.

December library highlights and most popular books of 2022

During the month of December 2022, the Bayonne Public Library offered
many programs and events. For adults, the library offered four “Tech Thursdays with Bill” classes covering streaming media, Mango Languages, and hoopla (ebooks) as well as an “Ask Me Anything” general tech help class. There were three English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and five knitting class meetings.

For children, the library offered three Scratch coding classes for elementary school students. For the whole family, there were twelve showings of nine holiday-themed movies.

The most popular book titles in December for adults were: The Whittiers by Danielle Steele; and No Plan B: a Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child. For kids, the most popular book titles were: Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 0 by Gege Akutami; and Solo Leveling by Chugong.

The top five most popular book titles for adults in 2022 were: The Paris
Apartment by Lucy Foley; The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly; High Stakes
by Danielle Steele; The Investigator by John Sandford; One Step Too Far by
Lisa Gardner.

The top five most popular book titles for kids in 2022 were: Diary
of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney; The Bad Guys by Aaron
Blabey; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney; Chainsaw Man by
Tatsuki Fujimoto; and Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 0 by Gege Akutam.

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