Raritan Public Library



Raritan Public Library Programs

Queen Victoria

Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm

Her Majesty the Queen Victoria, portrayed by
Alisa Dupuy, will regale us at the Raritan Public Library
with stories of her childhood, her marriage and her family
as well as debunk some popular myths that surround
the woman who gave her name to an era. 
Register for this fascinating program on the second longest
reigning British monarch.

Bird-feeder Project with Michele Liana
Thursday, January 10th at 6:30pm

Come make a fun project to feed our wild birds
during the winter. Start with a grapevine wreath,
a screen to hold the seeds and add natural dried
flowers and pinecones with peanut butter to create
a perfect bird feeder.
A $10.00 fee applies to supplies only.
Registration is required.

Three Identical Strangers
Tuesday, January 15th
Matinee @ 2:00 pm

Evening Show @ 6:00 pm

‘Three Identical Strangers’ is a film about an amazing, incredible and remarkable true story ever told. Three young men are reunited by astonishing circumstances after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. The jaw dropping feel-good story initially became a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity. But soon the boys’ fairytale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth unimaginable secrets. This is one film you will not want to miss!
Run time: 1 hr. 37 min.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.

Retirement Workshop
Thursday, January 24th @ 6:30 pm

Marissa Greco, Financial Planner, David Nader, CFP and James Greco, FP from Greco-Nader and Associates will present a workshop addressing 5 current challenges in retirement. Learn how to:
• Identify the primary threats for outliving your monies
• Develop a distribution strategy for your standard of living
• Educate yourself on the new tax laws
• Determine when you should start taking your Social Security benefits
• Enroll in Medicare and choose the appropriate coverage

Registration is required for this complimentary educational workshop.

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!


Math & Language Arts Tutoring

Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for extra help in math and language arts!  A volunteer from the Bridgewater Raritan High School will help tutor students grades 4 to 8 in math and language arts on Mondays from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This is a free service. Please call to register for your time slot. Registration is required.



   Children's Programs


Group Homework Help

Children grades K-4 are welcome to come in with

their parents every

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ms. Carol will help children and their

parents with any homework questions they may have.

Advanced registration is not required,

please just sign in upon upon arrival.


Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Newborn – 18 months)

December 3rd    

Join us on first monthly Mondays,

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

for socializing, songs, puppets & stories.

Toddler Storytimes

(Ages 18 months-3 years)

Tuesdays @10:30am

Join Ms. Carol for some stories and a craft with a new theme each week.

Children will enjoy socializing

age and their grownups can chat, too! 

We can't wait to welcome you to the

Raritan Library. 

Preschool Storytimes

(Ages 3-5 years)

Thursdays @10:30

Join Ms. Carol for some stories and make an age-appropriate craft.  There is a different theme every week.  Children will enjoy socializing and their grownups can chat,too! 

Make & Take Mondays (All Ages)

December 10, 17

Drop by the Raritan Public Library anytime between 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Make and Take Mondays.  Make a card or craft gift with kits set out for your use!


Silly Sweater Contest!

Stop by the Library anytime until December 20 and decorate a paper card “sweater” using craft materials provided.  Just sign in, put your number on the back of your sweater, and hang up your “sweater” on the “clothesline” in the Library. 

Will your sweater be selected as

The Funniest Sweater?  The Sweetest?  The Most Original? 

 The Sweater We Would Most Want to Wear?

Prizes for all entries!

silly sweater contest flyer


Paper Craft Decorations  

 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at  6:00 p.m.  Ages 3+ 

Help Ms. Carol decorate

the Children’s Room at the Library

with easily made paper decorations,

or make some to take home!

Please register. 

paper craft decorations flyer

Candle Decorating Craft

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

(All Ages)

Decorate a candle with beeswax pieces.  The wax is beautifully colored and melts in your hands just enough to stick bits on a candle.  Make a random “stained glass” effect tearing pieces with your fingers, or cut small shapes if you prefer.  Then package your candle in a small gift bag.  The little candle makes a charming last minute gift for family, friend or teacher, or use in your own home! 

Materials supplied. Registration required.

candle craft flyer



Movie Matinee – All Ages –

Thursday, December 27 at 2:00 P.M.

Join us at the Raritan Public Library on your winter break from school for a movie matinee! This is a fun family film your folks would enjoy, too! 

(Wear your Incredibles costume gear, if you like, for even more fun!) 

Snacks served. Rated PG

1 hour + 10 minutes run time.

Registration is required.

Incredibles 2 movie flyer

Ring in the New Year at the Library!
Friday, December 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. All ages.

Join Ms. Carol in the Children’s Room at the Raritan Public Library for a “Countdown to 12:00”….NOON! We will share stories about celebration traditions, do a New Year’s Eve party craft, “drop the ball” countdown, make noise and “toast” the new year with a treat. Farewell 2018, welcome 2019! Please register.

Welcome New Year Party at the Library flyer


Save the Date!

Sherlock Holmes

Birthday Party at the Library

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Details will be announced soon....





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Contact Information

54 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Tel: 908-725-0413
Fax: 908-725-1832

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