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Holiday Display – White House Ornaments

During the month of December, a special collection of White House Ornaments will be on display at the Raritan Public Library. Stop by the Library to see these beautifully crafted ornaments which honor many of our U.S. Presidents.

Click here to follow a link and take a virtual tour of the White House decorated for the Holidays!


Adult Matinee: A Very Country Christmas  
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 2:00pm

Country super star, Zane Gunther
(Greyston Holt) is looking to escape the chaos
of fame, when he meets a single-widowed mother, Jeanette Williams (Bea Santos) and turns her
life upside-down. Will Zane choose love over
life in the spotlight and will Jeanette open
her heart up to love once more?

Registration is required.

 

Rock Around the Holidays
Thursday, December 14th @6:30pm

Join Nina Et Cetera as they perform holiday tunes in 21st Century fashion.  Their duo will sing songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and others as they play guitar, bass, percussion and harmonica.  This is one festive holiday show you will not want to miss! 
Registration is required.



The Glass Castle
Tuesday, January 9th @2:00pm (Matinee)
Thursday, January 11th @6:00pm (Evening)

The Glass Castle is a biographical film about a
young girl (Brie Larson) who grows up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads-
a mother (Naomi Watts) who’s an eccentric artist
and an alcoholic father (Woody Harrelson)
who would stir the children’s imagination with
hope as a distraction to their poverty.  Based on the worldwide best-selling memoir of Jeanette Walls.
Running time: 2hr. 7 min. 
Registration is required.


 

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 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.


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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, January 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

December 19

January 2, 9, 16, 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

December 7, 14, 21

January 4, 11, 18, 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.

 

Dear Santa Letters

November 15th to December 8th

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What do you want for Christmas this year?! Write a letter to Santa letting him know and bring it to the Raritan Library so we can mail it for you! Santa will even write you a letter back and send to Ms. Kristen for you! Then she’ll call you and let you know it’s here for you to pick up! Just make sure you drop off your letter to Santa before December 9th!  

 

Where is Snowball Today?

December 1st to December 30th

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Snowball has joined us again at the Raritan Library for the month of December. Every day he will be hiding in a different spot in the Children’s Room. Find him and tell Ms. Kristen where he is to enter a drawing for some fun winter books! Ms. Kristen will pick a winner at the end of the month.

 

Bedtime Stories

Wednesday, December 13th @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.

 

Movie Night – Despicable Me

Wednesday, December 20th @ 6:00pm

Ages 4+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for a movie night! Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Snacks will be served. Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Rated: PG

Registration is required.


Lego Party

Friday, December 22nd @2pm

Ages 4+

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Take a little time out of your busy week 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 Night – The Nut Job 2

Wednesday, January 3rd @ 6pm

Ages 4+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park. Rated PG.

Run Time: 1 hour and 31 minutes

Registration is required.

 

 

LEGO PARTY

Friday, January 5th @2pm

Ages 2+

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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! 

 

 

Pirate Magic Show

Saturday, January 6th @ 11am

Ages 3+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for an adventure into uncharted magic! Hide from the cold this winter with a pirate magic show! Pirate Kevin is the roughest, toughest and funniest pirate to ever sail the 7 Seas. Come walk the magical plank with us for a special Saturday performance!

Registration is required.

 

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, January 10th @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

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.

 

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