Raritan Public Library



Raritan Public Library Programs


UNBROKEN: Path to Redemption
Tuesday, February 12

Matinee Show @ 2:00 pm
Evening Show @ 6:00 pm

Unbroken: Path to Redemption is the next chapter in the inspirational true story of American WWII veteran,
Louis Zamperini. The movie sequel begins when Louis comes home to the U.S. from the War after surviving years of torture. Soon he meets and marries Cynthia Applewhite. But Zamperini is tormented by flashbacks and nightmares of his wartime experiences and he is driven deep into despair. It is not until Cynthia introduces her husband to Billy Graham that Louis finds peace and forgiveness.
Runtime: 99 minutes. Registration required.




Air Plant Terrarium
February 28th @6:30pm : Class Full

March 7th @6:30pm: Class Full

Join Michele Liana in creating a globe terrarium using colored stones and an air plant.  Learn about how easy it is to care for this unusual type of plant, where they grow naturally and how many varieties exist.    A $6.00 fee is due at the time of registration for supplies only.




March 14th @ 6:30 pm

Donnella Tilery, of MTB Events & Career Services, will present an informative workshop on how one can use Linkedin, the professional networking service, to find employment or a job internship. You will learn useful strategies to get your profile noticed by recruiters and find new job opportunities. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own laptop to this interactive session to update or create their profile right on the spot. Resume, social media, Linkedin and cover letter resources will be available at the Library post session.

Registration is required.




The 5th Annual NJ Makers Day is coming to the Raritan Public library on

Saturday March 23rd from 10:30am-3pm

See our list of programs for the day below:


3D Printing Design & Demonstration



Join us for our 3D Printing Design and Demonstration hosted by Richard Wales. With the library's new 3D printer our host will be demostrating how we can use TinkerCad and Flashprint to create your very own keychain nametag! Richard will be in the audiobook area of the library printing and helping patrons create their own personalized keychain all day during our 5th Annual Makers Day!


“We learn, we build, we play with LEGO® blocks!”

10:30 am–11:30 am Ages 4-6
11:30 am– 12:30 pm Ages 6-14


  Join us at the Library with

Bricks 4 Kidz of Hunterdon and Somerset

and celebrate Makers Day with our



The 10:30 a.m. program is designed for preschool-aged children to learn how to build an

architectural model with DUPLO® blocks.


The 11:30 a.m. program for ages 6-14 will make

a motorized mechanical model using LEGO® bricks.


This is your child’s opportunity to explore engineering, architectural, math and physics concepts

using the building blocks they know and love! Registration required


Button Make & Take


For this year's NJ Makers Day the Raritan Public Library will be offering a button make and take event. Patrons can stop by to create or pick out a button design and take it home with them after it is finished. We will have a variety of templates on hand you can choose from. Come see how easy and fun it is to make buttons you can wear or pin to your bag.
Each participant gets 1 button to take home with them.


ORIGAMI Flower Making Craft
1pm-2:30 pm

Ages 16+

Sign up with Irene Mortko to learn the basics of the art of paper folding and create some beautiful flowers
in time for spring. All participants will go home with a small arrangement. Materials provided.
Registration is required.


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!

Pokémon Go
Player versus Player & Trading meetup

Feburay 25 @ 6:30pm

Looking for fellow Pokemon Go players to battle against? Got some rare Pokemon you want to trade or are you looking for a legendary Pokemon you missed out on? Come to the Raritan Public Library for a Pokemon Go player meet up where trainers can battle, trade, or just chat about Pokemon Go. This is a great opportunity to swap Trainer Codes with other players, plus test your skills against local trainers. Don’t forget that the library is a Gym and also has a Pokestop so you can restock your items while interacting with other local players. You may even find a few trainers who will have a Nintendo Switch on hand which means they can help you get or refill a Meltan box.

This program is a family event for all ages and light refreshments will be provided.



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.



Grades 4-6

Wednesday Evenings

at the Library

Sign up for more information on participating in this student initiated book club for reading, talking and other activities!  Refreshments provided.   



   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)

March 4, 2019 

Join us on first monthly Mondays,

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

for socializing, songs, puppets & stories.

Toddler Storytimes

will resume in March 2019!

(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

will resume in March 2019!


(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! 


B-R Schools STEAM Expo Project

3rd and 4th Graders! 

Jan. – Feb . 13, 2019

Come to the Library for help with finding the resources you need for

your STEAM Expo project. Ms. Carol can help you find books to use and can help guide you with planning and checking your project.  Just contact the library, tell us your topic, and sign up for a meeting time with Ms. Carol

as soon as you can!

STEAM expo project



Make a Valentine or Two

for Your Special People

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

6:30 p.m. 

Come and create a Valentine to give to a special someone.  Ms. Carol will set out supplies and models of some styles for you to try, or just create your own! 

Please register.

make valentines


Make & Take!

10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

February 18 - 25

Drop by the Library on Make and Take Weeks

and make a craft to take home!


Crafting supplies and kits set out all day

for you to use.


No advance registration required.

Please sign in on arrival.

extra crafts day flyer



Play-Doh Party!

Saturday, March 2

Ages 3+


Come play and create with friends! 

Be inspired by Dr. Seuss characters and stories

or make something else you like.

You’ll never be bored when you try something new.  There’s really no limit to what you can do!”

 Please register.

dr seuss play doh party



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