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GSBC Meetings, Special Events, and Classes

GSBC Meetings + Presentations
GSBC Meetings are held every 4th Monday of the month (except holidays and December). General Meetings include a brief business meeting. Meetings start promptly at 7pm in the Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ. Phone (201) 670-5600 (see map, above), unless otherwise noted. Your membership dues directly supports this programming and allows us to host speakers on a wide variety of topics — thank you!

GSBC Seminar + Special Event
The GSBC holds several special events, including our day-long Seminar and late-night GSBC-Ridgewood Public Library Lock-In—where genealogists can attend talks on a variety of subjects, collaborate on problems, socialize over a light supper, and receive one-on-one research assistance. Additional event fee may apply. Discount for GSBC members.

GSBC Classes + Genealogy Courses at Bergen Community College
The Bolger Heritage Center at the Ridgewood Public Library holds events on local history and genealogy-focused computer classes. Ridgewood residents and GSBC members receive a discount on these events. Included in the calendar below are RPL classes of interest to genealogists and local researchers. Please check the full RPL calendar for class information, fees, registration, cancellations, and for classes on other topics. All registration is through the Ridgewood Public Library calendar or by calling (201) 670-5600.

Additionally, the GSBC holds in-depth courses, for those 55 and older, at Bergen Community College, Institute for Learning and Retirement (BCC-ILR). Please check our calendar for registration dates, visit the BCC-ILR website, or contact BCC-ILR at 201-447-7156.

Below is our complete calendar showing all Meetings, Events, Seminars. Library Programs and Classes. Use the Category filter below to hide the events in a specific category.


A Window on American Stained Glass @ Ridgewood Public Library
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Window on American Stained Glass
Guest speaker Donald Samick from J&R Lamb Studios
In-Person, Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium, Ridgewood, NJ
Saturday October 1 @ 2pm
Registration required

Registration required:

Through a slide presentation, Donald Samick of J&R Lamb Studios will take a look at the development of stained glass windows from the late 1800s to today's modern designs and how the ever shifting national and global economy affected popularity. He will also examine how social and population movements bring about increased interest in religious and domestic stained glass, which affected changes in architectural styles.

Donald has had a 57 year tenure at the J&R Lamb Studios. His late wife's (Donna) son David Bleckman and his wife Kathryn have assumed ownership of the Studio, thus continuing a family tradition of operation since 1857, when Joseph and Richard Lamb founded it.

This program is in relation to recent restoration to George O. Bonawit's stained glass of Old King Cole Series. Bonawit was a Ridgewood resident, and stained glass artist. His stained glass will be on display in the auditorium during the program. *Funding has been made possible in part through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, Department of Parks, through a General Operating Support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

Questions? Contact Sarah Kiefer at 201-670-5600 x135 or