Raritan Public Library



Raritan Public Library Programs

Retirement Workshop
Thursday, January 24th @ 6:30 pm

Marissa Greco, Financial Planner, David Nader, CFP and James Greco, FP from Greco-Nader and Associates will present a workshop addressing 5 current challenges in retirement. Learn how to:
• Identify the primary threats for outliving your monies
• Develop a distribution strategy for your standard of living
• Educate yourself on the new tax laws
• Determine when you should start taking your Social Security benefits
• Enroll in Medicare and choose the appropriate coverage

Registration is required for this complimentary educational workshop.




Uncle Floyd Vivino Comedy Night
Thursday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm

Reserve a seat for a very entertaining night with Italian-American television, film, and stage performer, Uncle Floyd Vivino. Uncle Floyd had his own TV comedy/variety show from 1974-2001 and today continues to perform 300+ shows a year. He has appeared on several TV shows including Law & Order and 100 Centre Street, has done broadcasts on various radio stations, and continues to write a column in the Italian Tribune Newspaper.
Register early for this special performance.



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

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.


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!


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.



   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)

January 7, 2019 

Join us on first monthly Mondays,

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

for socializing, songs, puppets & stories.

Toddler Storytimes

(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

(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



Monday, January 21, 2019

 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

All Ages

School’s out and we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why not come out for a while and help friends build a neighborhood? Don’t forget to build your library!  Play mat, vehicles and blocks provided.  Just sign in when you arrive!

block party at the library


Bedtime Stories with Big Kids

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

All ages


Come to the library and practice reading stories to Ms. Carol and her little guests, or just come and listen to the stories!   Snacks will be offered. 

Please register.

bedtime stories with big kids flyer 


Teen Craft: Making Yarn Tassels, Pompoms and Crochet Chains

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6 p.m.

Ages 9+


Come to the Library to spend an evening with friends making tassels, pompoms and crochet chains. Decorate your zipper pulls, shoelace ties, key chain, or make decorations for your room!

Registration required.


teen crochet




Family GAME DAY!

Saturday, February 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Ages 3+

Bring your family and friends to the Children’s Room at the Library for GAME DAY!   Choose a board game or two to play together, compete and have fun!  Snacks will be served.  Please register.

family game day flyer





Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:30 p.m.  All ages

The pleasure of your company is requested for a tea party with Ms. Carol and puppet royals, King Indulf and Queen Xenia.   Fancy dress-up welcome, but not required. Refreshments will be served along with rhymes and tales.  Bring a friend, real or pretend!

Please register.

tea party flyer


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


Play-Doh Party!

Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

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