Raritan Public Library

   

Raritan Public Library Program News


Candy Cane Deco Wreath
Thursday, December 1st @6:00pm

Raritan Public Library is hosting two classes with Michele Liana in the making of a deco mesh candy cane wreath...a beautiful decoration for the holidays!  Sign-up early for this popular class.  A $20 fee is due at time of registation. 
Bring your special embellishments.



A Christmas Carol 
Matinee Tuesday, December 13th @2:00pm
Evening movie begins @6:00pm

Raritan Public Library will be showing the 1984 classic "A Christmas Carol".  Academy Award Winner George C. Scott gives a powerful performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in this heartwarming telling of Charles Dickens' beloved drama.  Greedy Scrooge despises the revelry of Christmas, much less comprehends its meaning.  Visits from ghosts of Christmas past, present and future force him to soul-search and see the errors of his ways.  Running time:  100 minutes.  Registration is required. 
Light refreshments will be served.

 

Colonial and Victorian Christmas Customs

with Food Historian, Judith Krall-Russo

Wednesday, December 21st @6:30pm

Image result for victorian santa

Decorations of holly and mistletoe, gingerbread and caroling, these are a few of the Christmas customs that have been handed down from earlier times. Learn similarities and differences between a Colonial Christmas and a Victorian Christmas celebration. Discover what foods were prepared and enjoyed as part of the holiday festivities. Food and beverages from the time period will be served. Registration is required.

 

Adult Movie
Florence Foster Jenkins
Matinee: Tuesday, January 10th @2:00pm
Evening showing:Thursday, January 12th @6:00pm

Starring Meryl Streep as the 1940’s New York Socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer.  Unfortunately, Florence’s ambition far exceeds her talent.  The voice she hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy.  Florence’s husband St. Claire (Hugh Grant) goes to great lengths to make sure his wife never finds out just how awful she truly is. Terrific cast including Simon Helberg.  Register for this very entertaining film.  Refreshments served. 
Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

*******************************************************

Teen/Tween Programs

 

Children & Teen Winter Photo Contest

December 1st – December 30th

Ages 4+

Image result for winter photo

Do you love to take pictures?! Are you feeling creative?! Take a beautiful picture of the winter scenery anytime from December 1st to December 30th to enter to win Raritan Public Library’s winter photo contest. The winner will win a prize from Ms. Kristen. To enter either print your picture and give it to Ms. Kristen or e-mail the picture to rplchildrenslibrarian@gmail.com. Ms. Kristen will display all the photos and the library staff will pick a winner! Get outside and start taking pictures!

 

Wii U Game Night with Brendan

Monday, December 19th @6:30pm

Ages 9+

Image result for wiiu game

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.

 

Teen Oversized Coloring

Thursday, December 29th @2pm

Ages 10+

Image result for oversized coloring

Are you looking to unwind over winter break?! Join Ms. Kristen at the Raritan Public Library for oversized coloring for teens. We will take coloring to a whole new size! 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!

*******************************************************

Children's Activities

 

Newborn Nursery Rhymes

(Ages Newborn-18 months )

Monday, December 5 @ 10:30am

Monday, January 9 @ 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

December 6, 13, 20, 27

January 3. 10, 17, 24, 31

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

December 8, 15, 22, 29

January 5, 12, 19, 26

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.

 

Children & Teen Winter Photo Contest

December 1st – December 30th

Ages 4+

Image result for winter photo

Do you love to take pictures?! Are you feeling creative?! Take a beautiful picture of the winter scenery anytime from December 1st to December 30th to enter to win Raritan Public Library’s winter photo contest. The winner will win a prize from Ms. Kristen. To enter either print your picture and give it to Ms. Kristen or e-mail the picture to rplchildrenslibrarian@gmail.com. Ms. Kristen will display all the photos and the library staff will pick a winner! Get outside and start taking pictures!

 

Magical Winter Wonderland

Saturday, December 3rd @ 11am

Ages 3+

Image result for bob conrad magical winter wonderland

A special one man winter themed magic show.  It's all about winter, snowman, penguins, and reindeer. Magician Ventriloquist Bob Conrad mixes up a special blend of entertainment that is guaranteed to please, using puppets, magic, music, ventriloquism, audience participation, and good clean winter fun.

Registration is required.

 

Movie Night – Finding Dory

Wednesday, December 7th @ 6pm

Ages 4+

Image result for finding dory

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. Rated PG.Run Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes

Registration is required.

 

Bedtime Stories

Wednesday, December 14th @6:30pm

All Ages

Image result for pooh and piglet sleeping

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.

 

 Holiday Cookie Decorating

Wednesday, December 21st @6pm

Ages 3+

Image result for holiday cookie decorating

What’s your favorite type of cookie?! Join us at the Raritan Public Library to decorate cookies for the Holdays! Ms. Kristen will provide cookies, frosting and fun sprinkles to get everyone in the Holiday spirit. Create an edible masterpiece! Registration is required.

 

Movie Matinee – The Secret Life of Pets

Wednesday, December 28th @2pm

Ages 4+

Image result for the secret life of pets

If you are home for winter break…why not spend an afternoon at the Raritan Public Library watching The Secret Life of Pets with your friends and family?!  Join us in the showing of this warmhearted movie about the quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. Snacks will be served! Rated PG. Runtime: 1 hr 27 mins. 

Registration is required.

 

Puzzle Fun

Friday, December 30th @11am

Ages 2+

Image result for puzzle

Put on your thinking caps and join us putting together puzzles of all sizes. Ms. Kristen will give everyone a book cover cut into a puzzle. It’s your job to put together your puzzle to figure out which book it is! Then, Ms. Kristen will read one of the books when everyone is finished with their puzzle.  Registration is required.

 

 Movie Night – Storks

Wednesday, January 4th @6pm

Ages 4+

Image result for storks

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Snacks and refreshments will be served.  Runtime: 1 hr and 27 mins.  Registration is required.

 

Alex & the Kaleidoscope

Saturday, January 7th @11am

All Ages Welcome

Image result for alex and the kaleidoscope

Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a musical performance like you have never experienced before!  Alex is your trusted guide on a journey that leads to all the treasures of the world! Songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds, drawing them into adventures and stirring their imaginations. Registration is required.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, January 11th @6:30pm

All Ages Welcome

Image result for bedtime stories

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.

 

LEGO PARTY

Friday, January 13th @11am

Ages 2+

Image result for blue legos

It’s chilly out, but don’t let that keep your creative juices from flowing!!!   Join us in the toasty warm Children’s Room at the Raritan Public Library and build original Lego creations while chatting with your friends! 

 

Play Doh Party

Wednesday, January 18th @6:30pm

Ages 3+

Image result for playdoh snowman

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+

Image result for family game night

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.

\

© 2013 Raritan Public Library.
 

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