Annual Sidewalk Sale

JULY 17 / FRI / 10 AM – 9 PM

[words] applauds Autism Researchers


Jonah Zimiles, owner of [words] Bookstore, spoke at the Autism Speaks luncheon welcoming 2012 Weatherstone Fellows — a competitive fellowship that encourages highly promising young scientists to make autism research their career. Fellows receive mentorship by leading autism research scientists.  Zimiles “talked to the fellows about the hope their research gives families.”

Read the full article here.

Autism and Hurricane Sandy

She Knows Parenting website recently published the article, Autism in a Weary World.  It paints a portrait of the impact of Sandy on a family with a son who has autism and the unexpected emergence of a hero — at a New Jersey Home Depot.  The message is uplifting and clear: While you can’t control your circumstances, you can always control your actions!  Read the article here.


Junior League Remodels New Book Pantry for Elementary School Children in Need

Over the past two months, JLOSH partnered with the Cleveland School to transform a classroom into an inviting space where school children can obtain new and gently used books they can take home and keep.

More than 8,200 books were secured from various donors and book drives, including a recent event JLOSH sponsored at [words] Bookstore in Maplewood on Sunday, March 25, 2012.  About 30 children and their parents came out to hear a reading by children’s author Hallie Durand and music by Kelly Heinze of Music & More.

Read the full article here.

Second Sundays 2017 Events Calendar

Second Sundays: Special Events for Special Kids is a monthly event series for children with special needs and their families. All Second Sundays events are free.


January 8 – Art with Geralyn’s Art Sudio
February 12 — Acting with Paper Mill Playhouse (min. age 5)
March 12 — Karate with Del Martial Arts
April 2 — Sewing with Tiel Roman Studios
May 21 – Music with Community Tune

Full schedule here.

All classes 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  Ages 3-21 (unless otherwise noted).
RSVP: to register.  Parent/caregiver required to attend.