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Raritan Public Library Program News


Gentle Flow Chair Yoga
Balance and Breath Work with Breda

Tuesday, January 23rd, February 27th,

and March 27th

@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
introducebreath 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.

 

The OTHER Mentalist LIVE

Thursday, January 25th @ 6:30pm

Come see local resident Tom Kennedy perform as The OTHER Mentalist and witness lighthearted, hilarious, and interactive demonstrations of telepathy and other mind games guaranteed to leave you amazed and laughing!

Reserve a seat for this enteraining program.

 

 

Valentine Floral Arrangement Class

With Michele Liana
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Sign up to make a beautiful floral arrangement using fresh flowers, greens, embellishments and a glass container covered with Valentine printed fabric. A $10.00 fee applies for materials only. Register early for this is a very popular class!


Adult Matinee: Marshall
Tuesday, February 13th @2:00pm

This historical drama depicts the early career
of NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall
(Chadwick Boseman), who would eventually
become the first African-American Supreme Court justice. In 1940 Connecticut, Marshall
defends a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown)
who's accused of raping and trying to kill his
white employer (Kate Hudson), and is aided
in his efforts by his co-counsel,
Sam Friedman (Josh Gad). Dan Stevens and
James Cromwell co-star.


 

Raritan’s “Distinguished Series”

Sgt John Basilone
Thursday, February 22nd @ 6:30pm

John Pacifico will provide a brief talk and photo presentation on Raritan’s hero: Gunnery Sgt John Basilone. Meet and greet some members of the Basilone family including John’s niece, Kim Van Note, who will talk about the renaming of Raritan’s post office in honor of her uncle.

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

 

 Teen Program – Cocoa & Board Games

Wednesday, January 24th @6pm

Ages 9+

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Join Ms. Kristen at the Raritan Public Library for hot cocoa and fun board games. Warm up this winter by sipping on some hot cocoa. Bring some friends for a relaxing and entertaining evening together playing games!

 

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, February 5 @ 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

January 16, 23, 30

February 6, 13, 20, 27

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

January 18, 25

February 1, 8, 15, 22

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.

 

Play Doh Party

Wednesday, January 17th @6:30pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Library for a Play Doh Party! Enjoy an evening 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.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, January 31st @6pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun evening 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.

 

Lego Party

Friday, February 2nd @2pm

Ages 2+

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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, February 3rd @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.

 

Movie Night – Cars 3: Driven To Win

Wednesday, February 7th @ 6:00pm

Ages 4+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a movie night! Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. Snacks will be served. Runtime: 1 hour and 42 minutes. Rated: G

Registration is required.

 

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Decorating

Wednesday, February 14th @ 6:00pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a special Valentine’s Day treat! Spread the love this Valentine’s Day and decorate a cupcake! Ms. Kristen will provide everything you need for a fun Valentine’s Day dessert. You can even share your cupcake with someone you love!

Registration is required.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, February 21st @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.

 

Play Doh Party

Friday, February 23rd @2pm

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.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, February 28th @6pm

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a fun evening 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

 

Raritan Public Library now offers ABCmouse.com to our younger patrons.  Just ask our Children's Librarian about how to get started.