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Raritan Public Library Program News


Adult Movie
Fences
Tuesday, April 11th @2:00pm
and
Thursday, April 13th @6:00pm

Fences is the story of Troy Maxson
(Denzel Washington),
a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting
black players. He tries to be a good husband
and father, but his lost dream of glory eats
at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.
Also starring, Viola Davis who won an
Academy Award  for her portrayal of Rose Maxson.

Registration is required. 
Light refreshments will be served. 
Running Time: 2 hours 19 minutes


Alexander Hamilton portrayed by Eben Kuhns
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 @1:00 pm

Meet Alexander Hamilton, American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States portrayed by Eben Kuhns of the American Historical Theatre. Learn how Hamilton became a promoter of the U.S. Constitution, the first Secretary of the Treasury as well as a founder of the United States Coast Guard. Register for this fascinating program.

Funded in part by the Raritan Historic Committee.

Gentle Flow Chair Yoga
Balance and Breath work with Breda
Tuesday, April 25th @2:00pm

Join yoga instructor, Breda Ryan-Blake while she guides you through a class of gentle flow chair yoga.  During this time Breda will introduce breath awareness, balance, strength and flexibility.  The class is for beginners as well as those who have practiced yoga previously.

For your comfort, please wear loose clothing.
Space is limited.  Registration is required.


Adult Movie
Hidden Figures
Tuesday, May 2nd @2:00pm (Matinee)
and
Thursday, May 4th @6:00pm
(Evening)

The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson,
Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Registration is required. 
Light refreshments will be served. 
Running Time: 2 hours 7 minutes


Adult Program
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm
Tuesday, May 16th @2:00pm

Join the owner of Hidden Spring Lavender Farm, as she discusses the health benefits of pure lavender and talks about how she started the farm.
 Learn how to grow your own lavender and maintain it. 
Lavender is known to help people relax.  The scent
helps lower your heart rate and blood pressure. 
Find out what amazing products are sold at their
store and farm in Skillman, such as pure essential oils, soaps, dried lavender, gift sets and more!.
Registration is required.

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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

 

LittleBits Breakout Session with Brendan

Saturday, April 8th @12pm

Ages 10+

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If you can’t get enough of the LittleBits session at our Makers Day event in March than come to the library for an hour dedicated to them in April. We will put together a simple set of Bits to demonstrate what you can do with these amazing little circuits! There is no soldering involved or mess so come be creative with us! Registration is required.

Teen Oversized Coloring Posters

Tuesday, April 11th @2pm

Ages 10+

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Are you looking to unwind over spring break?! Join Ms. Kristen at the Raritan Public Library for oversized coloring posters for teens. We will take coloring to a whole new size! You can even bring it home and hang it up in your room. Bring some friends for a relaxing and creative afternoon together!

Registration is required.

 

Pokemon Go Meet Up and Info Swap with Brendan

Monday, April 17th @6pm

Ages 10+

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With the release of the 2nd generation of Pokemon, the Pokemon Go community is once again out in full force hunting for the newly released Pokemon. Come to the library to meet other players, swap information, tell stories of epic hunts or battles, and have a snack with other Trainers. You can even do a few gym battles while here. We want to make this a fun get together where players can meet other Trainers from this area who also play. The library hope to make this a frequently meeting group so bring friends or family who also play! Registration is required.

 

Movie Night

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Monday, April 24th @5pm

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In this prequel to the Harry Potter movies, Newt Scamander is tasked with researching and rescuing magical creatures. But an accident releases many of the creatures in his care, and now Newt
must find them quickly before the secrets of Wizarding World are revealed to the muggles
of 1926 New York. Worst of all, dark forces are lurking in the shadows as Newt and his team
hurry to rescue the beasts. Registration is required and light snacks will be provided. Rated PG-13.
Run time: 2 hours and 12 minutes.

 

 Teen Program – Rock Art

Saturday, May 6th @1pm

Ages 9+

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Join Ms. Kristen at the Raritan Public Library for rock art. Create beautiful images on rocks using sharpies! You can decorate your room with your own beautiful creations or share them with your friends. Bring some friends for a relaxing and creative afternoon together!

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, April 3 @ 10:30am

Monday, May 8 @ 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

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9, 23, 30

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

March 30

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11, 25

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.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, March 29th @6pm

Ages 3+

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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.

 

Yoga with Ms. Loring

Saturday, April 1st @1pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a relaxing hour of children’s yoga with our favorite Yoga Instructor, Loring!  Registration is required, space is limited.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, April 5th @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.

 

Rice Cake Faces

Monday, April 10th @ 2pm

Ages 2+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library over spring break to make rice cake faces! Make a cute and healthy snack using rice cakes and fruit. Get creative and make silly faces on your rice cakes.

Registration is required.

 

Lunch with a Librarian

Wednesday, April 12th @12:30pm

All Ages Welcome

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun lunch with Ms. Kristen over spring break! Bring your lunch with you and Ms. Kristen will read you new stories while you eat!  It’ll be a fun picnic!

 

Lego Night

Wednesday, April 12th @6:30

Ages 4+

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Take a little time out of your spring break and join us at the Raritan Public library.Talk with your friends and build awesome Lego creations! 

Bring your creativity and imagination! 

Registration is required. 

 

Movie Matinee – Moana

Thursday, April 13th @ 2pm

Ages 4+

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Join us at the Raritan Library over spring break for Moana! In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Snacks will be served. Rated PG.

Run Time: 1 hour and 47 minutes

Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, April 19th @6pm

Ages 3+

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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.

 

5th Annual Poetry Celebration

Wednesday, April 26th @6:30pm

All Ages Welcome

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To commemorate National Poetry Month, April 2017, the Raritan Public Library is holding a Poetry Celebration for all ages.  Poets whose works were chosen in our March contest will be invited to read at the Library’s Poetry Celebration.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Open to the public.

 

Play Doh Party

Thursday, April 27th @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.

 

Local Author Visit – Charlotte Bennardo

Saturday, April 29 @1pm

Ages 8+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a visit from local author Charlotte Bennardo!  Charlotte will introduce us to her new book, Evolution Revolution: Simple Machines and give us an introduction to a few simple machines. We’ll even get to see how a few different simple machines work! Feel free to buy her new book at a discounted price while she is here and she may even sign it for you. Registration is required.

 

Play Doh Party

Monday, May 5th @11am

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Library for a Play Doh Party! Enjoy an afternoon with friends 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.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, May 10th @6:30pm

All Ages Welcome

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

Registration is required.

 

Growing Green with Somerset County 4-H

Wednesday, May 24th @ 4:30pm

Ages 5+

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Join us for an exciting evening of learning about plants and seeds! Explore the world of seeds, discover the many varieties, learn the parts of a seed and remove a seed coat with Somerset County 4-H. Then, plant a marigold for the summer and watch it grow and explore one of the many facets of plant life. Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, May 31st @6pm

Ages 3+

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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