Summer Reading Challenge continues through Saturday, August 5. Stop by any Library location for more information about participating!
Summer Hours began on Monday, June 19, 2017. Click on Hours in the top menu bar for details.
There will be a delayed opening on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at all Library locations.
Main Library will open at 12:30 pm. Branch libraries will open at 1:00 pm.

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Jul
27
Thu
Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, Main Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drop in for guidance in developing your computer skills for career success.
Recommended tutorials are listed at http://tinyurl.com/bswvoe3
Please see a librarian for more information.

Drop-in Saturdays for assistance with:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches
-Job Applications
-and more

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.

Please note change in time, due to start of Summer Hours

For more information call, 973-733-3603 or click here.

Bilingual Preschool Math and Science Story Time @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This is a Spanish-English bilingual math and science-themed story time series that presents stories and activities designed to introduce important science and math concepts to 3- to 5-year-olds.

Es una serie de historias bilingües de inglés y español que presenta historias y actividades diseñadas para introducir conceptos importantes de ciencia y matemáticas a niños de 3 a 5 años.

 

This program was developed by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, to bring high quality STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) activities to a broader audience outside of school, especially for children and families who speak Spanish.  Stories, songs, and activities are linked to the New Jersey Department of Education Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, introducing math concepts such as counting, measuring, and patterns, and science concepts such as the senses, planting and growing, and form and function.

This program is funded by the New Jersey State Library and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

Preschool Science Storytime @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading: Games/Puzzles/Coloring @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Teen Book to Art Club @ 3rd Floor Teen Room, Main Library
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Read, Discuss, Create!

Who? Teens, 13-18 years old

What? Each week we will discuss a discuss a different section of the novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, and complete a unique art project

Where? 3rd Floor Teen Room, Main Library

When? Thursdays, June 22 – July 27, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Why? Join if you like to read, like to make art, or if you enjoy discussing contemporary issues! All skill levels are welcome. Art supplies are provided.

About the book:
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Registration Required.

First 10 teens who register will receive a free copy of the book!
Go to goo.gl/ARGVzP to register.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.

Jul
28
Fri
Robots @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading: Storytelling @ Van Buren Branch Library @ Van Buren Branch Library
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Reading Buddies @ Children’s Room, Main Library
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, want to earn up to 18 hours of community service hours this summer?
Volunteer to help a K-3rd grader practice their reading skills every Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.
Must be available for a minimum of one hour.

Must be in grades 7-12 to participate.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.

Jul
29
Sat
Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, Main Library
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Drop in for guidance in developing your computer skills for career success.
Recommended tutorials are listed at http://tinyurl.com/bswvoe3
Please see a librarian for more information.

Drop-in Saturdays for assistance with:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches
-Job Applications
-and more

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.

Please note change in time, due to start of Summer Hours
For more information call, 973-733-3603 or click here.

Rutgers-Newark Community Writing Center Workshop: Writing Short Fiction @ Cafe, 1st Floor, Main Library
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rutgers University-Newark
COMMUNITY WRITING CENTER
Spring and Summer 2017 Workshops
Workshops will provide hands-on skills in writing for professional purposes, personal expression, academics, and civic engagement
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Topic: Writing Short Fiction
Are you a future novelist but don’t know where to start?
Learn the basics of fiction and leave with a short story.
Light refreshments
No registration required

For more information, contact the Library at 973-733-7784

For more information about the Rutgers University-Newark Community Writing Center, click here or contact Marne Benson, Writing Center Manager at 973-353-5849 or marneb@rutgers.edu

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