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              Raritan Public Library Program News

 

Sgt. John Basilone Parade Day

Sunday, September 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Raritan Public Library will be open with special hours prior to the 34th annual John Basilone Parade. Stop in to see the Museum. Special audio/visual materials and memorabilia of our "hometown hero" will be on display. Visitors can tour the entire building, the General John Frelinghuysen Home. However, Library services will be closed. No registration is required.

 

Movie Night: Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley 
Thursday, September 24th @ 6:30pm

Considered one of Elvis' best films, Jailhouse Rock in 1957 was on the threshold of Rock & Roll.  This film features six of Elvis' songs including the film title "Jailhouse Rock" and a great high energy dance scene.  
B/W Blu-ray 
Running time: 96 minutes.
  Refreshments will be served.  Registration is required.

 

Somerset County

Weekend JourneyThrough the Past

Saturday, October 10th and Sunday, October 11thSaturday 10-5 pm & Sunday 12-4 pmOur historic site, the General John Frelinghuysen Home

will be open for tours on the weekend of October 10th and 11th. There also will be a special performance on Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm by harpist, Dominique Boyle. For more information on this annual event, please call the Library.

 

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

Teen Make & Take

(Ages 13+)

Feeling crafty, but aren’t sure what to make? Stop in the Raritan Public Library anytime and pick up a craft from the front mantel to make at the Library or at home. Sign up upon arrival and please only take one.

 

Wii U Game Night with Brendan

Ages 9+

Monday, September 28th @ 6:30

Monday, October 26th @ 6:30pm

Monday, November 30th @6:30pm

Monday, December 28th @6:30pm

Want to challenge other players in Mario Kart races?  How about settling things in Super Smash Brothers?  Or how about picking another Wii or Wii U game to play with others?  The Library will have a monthly Wii U night where players will gather and decide upon what game they want to play for an hour.  We’ll change up the games you can choose from each month to keep it interesting.  Please come in or call to sign up.

 

 

Xbox 360 Minecraft Night with Brendan

Monday, September 21st @6:30pm

Ages 9+

Our patrons keep asking for it so Minecraft night is back!  Come join our monthly group and play together on the Xbox 360 Minecraft version.  We’ll create, build, and maybe attack one another in groups of 4 for an hour.  While you wait your turn you can use our Lego Minecraft blocks to brainstorm ideas. 

Please come in or call to sign up.

 

Xbox 360 Minecraft Night with Brendan

Monday, October 19 @6:30pm

Ages 9+

Come join our monthly group and play together on the Xbox 360 Minecraft version.  We’ll create, build, and maybe attack one another in groups of 4 for an hour.  While you wait your turn you can use our Lego Minecraft blocks to brainstorm ideas. 

Please come in or call to sign up.

 

Xbox 360 Minecraft Night with Brendan

Monday, November 19 @6:30pm

Ages 9+

  Come join our monthly group and play together on the Xbox 360 Minecraft version.  We’ll create, build, and maybe attack one another in groups of 4 for an hour.  While you wait your turn you can use our Lego Minecraft blocks to brainstorm ideas. 

Please come in or call to sign up.

 

Xbox 360 Minecraft Night with Brendan

Monday, December 14 @6:30pm

Ages 9+

Our patrons keep asking for it so Minecraft night is back!  Come join our monthly group and play together on the Xbox 360 Minecraft version.  We’ll create, build, and maybe attack one another in groups of 4 for an hour.  While you wait your turn you can use our Lego Minecraft blocks to brainstorm ideas. 

Please come in or call to sign up.

 

 

Summer Teen Book Give Away

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

This month, enter to win 4.5 star book

Simply enter your name and number and

Ms. Amy 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

 

Make and Take Crafts

(Ages 4+)

Monday, September 14, 28

Monday, October 5, 26

 

Join Ms. Amy Monday mornings anytime

before noon and enjoy some quiet time making a craft!

 

Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Ages Newborn-18 months )

Monday, September 21 @10:30am

Monday, October 19 @10:30am

Join Ms. Amy 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)

Tuesday, September 8, 15, 22, 29 @10:30am

Tuesday, October 13, 20, 27 @10:30am

Join Ms. Amy 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)

Thursday, September 10, 17, 24 @10:30am

Thursday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 @10:30

Join Ms. Amy 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.

 

Lego Night

Wednesday, September 16th @6:30pm

Ages 4+

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.

 

Yoga with Ms. Loring

Saturday, September 19th @11am

Ages 4+

School started a few weeks ago… come join us  at the Raritan Public Library to clear your mind for the exciting year ahead of you!  You will learn fun and relaxing yoga poses taught by Ms. Loring, our favorite Yoga Instructor.  Registration is required.

 

Movie Night- Hotel Transylvania

Wednesday, September 23rd @6pm

Ages 4+

Join us on the first day of autumn for this hilariously spooktacular movie!!!  Monsters from all over get together at Count Dracula’s Hotel Transylvania for his daughter, Mavis’s, 118th birthday!  Come see what happens when one human makes his way into their party….and into Mavis’s heart!  If you LOVE this movie, you are just in time for Hotel Transylvania 2, hitting theaters Friday, September 25th!

Run Time: 1 hr 32 mins  Rated PG

Registration is required. 

 

Lego Party

Saturday, October 3 @11am

Ages 4+

Join us at The Raritan Public Library for a morning of Lego Fun!  Bring your friends or meet them here to build original Lego creations!!!  Show off your Lego talent! Registration is required.

 

Movie Night-Charlotte’s Web

Wednesday, October 14 @6pm

Ages 4+

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for the original version of Charlotte’s Web.  This timeless classic is a crowd pleaser for children and their parents.  If you are interested, you can check out the book from our library to compare the movie to the book.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  Registration is required.

 

 

The Jester Jim Show

Family Event

Saturday, October 17th @1pm

All ages will love this awesome; energetic show!!!

Join us at the Raritan Public Library as we watch Jester Jim beatbox, juggle and amaze us with his wild and crazy antics! You can check out his website ahead of time at: www.jesterjim.com   

Registration is required.  

 

Lego Night

Wednesday, October 21st @6:30pm

Ages 4+

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.

 

Halloween Bedtime Stories with Jimmy

Wednesday, October 28th @6pm

Family Event

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for bedtime stories and a snack with our warm hearted guest reader, Jimmy!   Wear your pajamas and get cozy while Jimmy brings Halloween Classics to life with his charisma and charm!  Stay and make a spooky Halloween snack after our guest reader finishes his last story. 

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 Amy will walk around helping children and their

parents with any homework questions you may have.

The are no longer one-on-one sessions.

Advanced registration is not required,

please just sign in upon arrival.

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Million Minute Storytime

Need to earn your million minutes of reading but you are just not in the mood to read?...Then sit back and let Ms. Amy read TO YOU! Starting Join us at the RPL every

Thursday @ 4pm.

From 4pm to 4:30, Ms. Amy will read several stories that you will be able to record on your reading log! From 4:30 to 5pm,

feel free to stay and read independently while Ms. Amy helps you with words that may be difficult or help with comprehension.

Registration is required.

 

 

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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