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Raritan Public Library Program News


Wine Glass Painting Project

with Irene Mortko

Thursday, January 26th @ 6pm

Sign up to paint two wine glasses with Irene Mortko. Pick from two different designs or create one of your own. Stop by the circulation desk to see wine glasses on display. Class fee is $5.00 (for materials only) due at time of registration. Registration is required.



Adult Movie
Sully
Matinee: Tuesday, January 31st @2:00pm
Evening showing:Thursday, February 2nd@6:00pm

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed
the “Miracle on the Hudson” when
Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Hanks)
glided his disabled plane onto the frigid
waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives
of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully
was being heralded by the public and the media
for his unprecedented feat of aviation
skill, an investigation was unfolding
that threatened to destroy his reputation
and his career. Register for this riveting film directed by Clint Eastwood. 
Refreshments served.
Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes

 

Valentine’s Day Surprise Read

Blind Date with a Book

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During the month of February, come celebrate love by borrowing a surprise romantic read at the Raritan Public Library. Books by popular authors will be chosen and wrapped for the occasion. Select your “blind date”, check it out at the Circulation Desk, and unwrap it. Hopefully it will be love at first sight. Each participant will also receive a special treat!


A History of the 1950’s and 60’s
through Popular Song

Thursday, February 9th @6:30pm

Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee,
Marc Black, for a musical tour through these
two historically defining decades.  You’ll sing
along with wonderful songs as diverse as
Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind, as well as tunes by
artists ranging from Dean Martin to
George Harrison.  In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time.  Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967…’Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass’. 
Registration is required.


Adult Movie Matinee
Mama Mia!

Tuesday, February 14th @2:00pm

Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly
charming Mamma Mia!  The Movie. 
Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep leads an
all-star cast, including PierceBrosnan and
Colin Firth - as well as Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway
smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again.
Registration is required. 
Light refreshments will be served. 
Running Time: 1 hour 48 minutes


Movie Night
King Creole
Thursday, February 23rd @6:00pm


Come celebrate Mardi Gras with a showing of King Creole, starring Elvis Presley.  Considered to be one of his best films, this 1958 musical drama takes place in the French Quarter of New Orleans and also stars Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau, and Delores Hart.  Elvis plays Danny Fisher, a 19 year old, who gets mixed up with crooks and involved with two women.  Find out why of all the characters Elvis played, the role of Danny Fisher was his favorite.  Refreshments served.  Registration is required.  Running time: 1hr, 56 min.


Adult Movie Matinee
Loving
Tuesday, February 28th @2:00pm

Loving is a 2016 historical drama film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. It features Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage . It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Registration is required. 
Light refreshments will be served. 
Running Time: 2 hours 3 minutes


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1-on-1 Tech & Resume Help Sessions

The library offers 1 on 1 classes for those who need

help learning the basics of computers. Sessions include instruction on writing a resume, filling out an online application, setting up a device for e-books,

using a tablet/ smart phone. We can teach you how to attach photos to e-mails and explain to you the basics of MS Word,

and much more.  Scheduling is flexible and you can come back

for as many classes as you need.  The best part is...the classes are free!  The Raritan Public Library knows that technology

is rapidly evolving and it can be difficult to keep up or even get started with how advanced things have become. 

Brendan is patient and willing to walk you through everything step by step at your own pace.  Call the Library or stop by

to set up a class today!

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Teen/Tween Programs

Wii U Game Night

Monday, January 23rd @ 6:30pm

Ages 9+

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Come join us for some head to head co-op gaming in our new program room! We will pick some games to play together for an hour in the big new addition to the library. Bring a friend to play with if you like, but come to have fun!

Registration is required.

 

Wii U Game Night

Monday, February 13th @ 6:30pm

Ages 9+

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Come join us for some head to head co-op gaming in our new program room! We will pick some games to play together for an hour in the big new addition to the library. Bring a friend to play with if you like, but come to have fun! Registration is required.

 

Teen Program – Homemade Sugar Scrub

Friday, February 17th @ 2pm

Ages 10+

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Is your skin feeling the winter blues?! Join us at the Raritan Public Library to learn how to make homemade sugar scrub using sugar and coconut oil. Use the sugar scrub on your body to get rid of any dry skin and make your skin silky smooth!

Registration is required.

 

Xbox 360 Night with Brendan

Monday, February 27th @6:30pm

Ages 9+

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Come join us for some Xbox gaming in our new program room! The room is complete and we can play games on our big screen TV. Bring a friend to play with you if you like. We will spend an hour playing games and having fun! Registration is required.

 

Teen Book Give Away

Come in and enter a drawing to win a free book each month!

Simply enter your name and number and

Ms. Kristen will pick a winner and call you the beginning of

the following month.  Must be 13+ years to enter.  Good luck!

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Children's Activities

 

Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Ages Newborn-18 months )

Monday, February 6 @ 10:30am

Join Ms. Kristen for socializing, songs, puppets & stories. 

Let your newborn experience the joys of the library! 

Please call to register for this program.

 

Toddler Storytimes

(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Tuedays @10:30am

January 24 & 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

Join Ms. Kristen for some stories and a craft. 

Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 

We can't wait to welcome you to the

Raritan Library. 

Please call to register for this program.

 

Preschool Storytimes

(Ages 3-5 years)

Thursdays @10:30

January 19 & 26

February 2, 9, 16, 23

Join Ms. Kristen for some stories and make an

age-appropriate craft.  There is a different theme every

week.  Children will enjoy socializing with others their

age and moms can talk to other moms, too! 

Registration is required.

 

Play Doh Party

Wednesday, January 18th @6:30pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Library for a Play Doh Party! Fight the chilly winter blues and get your creative juices flowing. Make anything you can think of using the libraries play doh and share your creations with your friends! Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, January 25th @6pm

Ages 2+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun night of family games! Enjoy time with your family while playing different board games. We will serve a snack as well!  Put your game faces on! Registration is required.

 

Movement Class with Miss Maggie

Wednesday, February 1st @6:30pm

Ages 3+

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Join us for an exciting dance class with Miss Maggie from Serova School of Dance in Somerville. She’ll be teaching us about movement and helping us to work on our coordination. Keep warm this winter and get moving! Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Registration is required.

 

Cocoa & Cards

Saturday, February 4th @11am

Ages 2+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to make Valentine’s Day cards for your friends and family! While you create your cards, you can warm up with some hot cocoa! Have fun thinking of beautiful ways to tell your friends how much you love them this Valentine’s Day and staying warm! Registration is required.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, February 8th @6:30pm

All Ages Welcome

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Join us at the Library for some of Ms. Kristen’s favorite bedtime stories!  You can even get super cozy and come in your pj’s if you would like! ... Ms. Kristen may even wear hers! After the stories, please stay for a small bedtime snack and refreshment. 

Registration is required.

 

Play Doh Party

Friday, February 10th @11am

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Library for a Play Doh Party! Fight the chilly winter blues and get your creative juices flowing. Make anything you can think of using the libraries play doh and share your creations with your friends! Registration is required.

 

Valentine’s Day Storytime with Ms. Amy

Monday, February 13th @ 4:30pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for Storytime with Ms. Amy! Ms. Amy will be reading fun Valentine’s Day stories and then she’ll have an exciting craft perfect for the holiday! Enjoy a fun afternoon spreading some Valentine’s love!

Registration is required.

 

Lego Night

Wednesday, February 15th @6:30pm

Ages 4+

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How creative can you get with Legos?!!!  Show us your Lego talent! Join us in the Children’s Room at the Raritan Public Library and build original Lego creations while chatting with your friends!

Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, February 22nd @6pm

Ages 2+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun night of family games! Enjoy time with your family while playing different board games. We will serve a snack as well!  Put your game faces on! Registration is required.

 

Group Homework Help

Children grades K-4 are welcome to come in with

their parents every

Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 to 5pm.

Miss Kristen will help children and their

parents with any homework questions they may have.

There are no longer one-on-one sessions.

Advanced registration is not required,

please just sign in upon arrival.

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Contact Information

54 East Somerset Street

Raritan, NJ 08869

Tel: 908-725-0413

Fax: 908-725-1832

Email: raritanl@yahoo.com

Hours Information

Monday
10 AM to 8 PM
Tuesday
10 AM to 8 PM
Wednesday
10 AM to 8 PM
Thursday
10 AM to 8 PM
Friday
10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday
10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday
CLOSED

Closed Saturdays in

July and August