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Raritan Public Library Program News

 

Wine Cork Flag Craft
Thursday, May 25th @6:00pm

Join instructor, Irene Mortko, in a class making
a U.S. flag made out of wine corks….a fun

project just in time for all
our upcoming patriotic holidays. 
A $5.00 fee applies for materials
only-payable at time of registration. 
Sign up early since classes fill up quickly.

 

Adult Matinee
La La Land
Tuesday, June 6th @2:00pm

La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone),
an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling
to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day
Los Angeles, this original musical about
everyday life explores the joy
and pain of pursuing your dreams. 
La La Land received 6 Academy Awards.
Emma Stone won an Oscar for her role as Mia.   
Run time: 2 hours & 8 minutes
Light refreshments will be served.    
Registration is required. 


Adult Movie
On The Town
Thursday, June 8th @6:30pm

New York, New York.   It’s a wonderful town . . . especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights . . . and when those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.  This 1949 classic opened filmmaker’s eyes as to what could be done on location.  Wonderful music, dancing and terrific film shots are at its best. 
Run time: 98 minutes.  Refreshments served.  Registration is required.

 

Library Book Sale

Friday, June 16th @10:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday, June 17th @ 10:00am to 2:00pm

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The "Friends of the Raritan Public Library" will be holding its annual book sale on Friday, June 16th from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday, June 17th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Fiction, non-fiction, large print and children’s books, DVD’s and CD’s will be sold at bargain prices.

Call (908) 725-0413 for further information.


Afternoon Coloring for Adults

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 @2:00pm

Join our adult coloring program for a
calming afternoon.  Adult coloring reduces
stress, enhances focus and creativity. 
Coloring pages and pencils will be
provide
d free of charge. 
As you relax enjoy some lemonade,
iced tea and cookies. 
Registration is required.


“A Tribute to Elvis Through the Years”
Thursday, June 29th @6:00pm – 8:00pm

A special outdoor performance by
award winning Elvis Tribute Artist,
Jim Barone, will include two 45 minute
shows with an intermission break.  Selected
songs will include music from 3 decades
and Elvis’ Grammy winning song: 
“How Great Thou Art”. 
Refreshments served.  Bring a lawn chair if you wish.  Registration is required. 
This is one show you don’t want to miss.

This program is funded in part by the
"Friends of the Raritan Public Library".

Adult Matinee: Grease & Ice Cream Social: 
Tuesday, July 11th @2:00pm


Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer.  Sandy is supposed to return home to Australia, but unexpectedly stays.  When they discover they are both attending
Rydell High School, will they be able to rekindle their romance?  Unforgettable music will have you singing out loud!  Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes. 
Registration is required.


Sunflower Wreath Class
Thursday, July 13th at 6:00pm

Register to make this beautiful poly mesh
sunflower wreath.  Instructor, Michele Liana, will demonstrate how to make your special creation. 
All materials will be supplied. 
A fee of $15.00 is due at time of registration.
Sign up early since class size is limited.


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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 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, June 12 @ 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

May 30

June 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

May 25

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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.

 

CANCELLED - Growing Green with Somerset County 4-H

Wednesday, May 24th @ 4:30pm

Ages 5+

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Join us for an exciting evening of learning about plants and seeds! Explore the world of seeds, discover the many varieties, learn the parts of a seed and remove a seed coat with Somerset County 4-H. Then, plant a marigold for the summer and watch it grow and explore one of the many facets of plant life. Registration is required.

 

Family Game Night

Wednesday, May 31st @6pm

Ages 3+

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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.

 

Donuts with Dad

Saturday, June 3rd @11am

All Ages Welcome

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for some fun with your dad! Invite your dad to come celebrate Father’s Day with you a little early. Enjoy a donut together while you create a fun Father’s Day craft that you can take home with you! If your dad can’t make it, feel free to bring another family member. Registration is required.

 

Lego Night

Wednesday, June 7 @6:30pm

Ages 3+

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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.

 

Bedtime Stories with Ms. Kristen

Wednesday, June 14th @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.

 

SUMMER KICK OFF PARTY

Build a Better World Storytime

Wednesday, June 21st @2pm

Ages 3 - 6

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library to kick off summer reading with a special storytime with Ms. Kristen!  You’ll get to sing songs and read books about building a better world! Then we’ll plant flowers that you can take home with you and make the world a more beautiful place! Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading while you’re here! Registration is required.

 

Stunt Planes & Gliders

Wednesday, June 21 @4:30pm

Ages 6+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for our summer kick off party! Mad Science will be presenting a fun program on stunt planes & gliders. The Wright Brothers would be proud as we follow in their footsteps and learn the fundamental principles of flight.  Build a “football” glider, a Delta Dart and your very own loop-flying stunt plane.  You’ll be a Top Gun after this class! Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading! Registration is required.

 

Bricks 4 Kidz Presents Construction Vehicles

Wednesday, June 21 @6:00pm

Ages 5+

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Join us at the Raritan Public Library for our summer kick off party! Do you love building with Legos?! Come build construction vehicles with Bricks 4 Kidz! They will teach us how to create exciting construction vehicles that maybe will even move! Be inspired to build a better world this summer by building with Legos! Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading!

Registration is required.

 

Play Doh Party

Monday, June 26th @6:30pm

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 Party

Wednesday, June 28th @2pm

Ages 3+

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

 

Fireworks Painting

Friday, June 30th @2pm

Ages 3+

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It’s almost Fourth of July which means it’s time for fireworks! Join us at the Raritan Library to celebrate Independence Day during a fun afternoon of creating fireworks out of paint and toilet paper rolls! Make sure you wear something you don’t mind getting paint on and get ready for a fun and creative afternoon!

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