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Science Themed Events on Schedule at ScotLib

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Teen Summer Reading has been off to a fabulous start at the Scotch Plains Public Library.  In celebration of this year’s national theme, “Spark a Reaction,” the staff has planned a number of exciting upcoming events.

On Thursday, July 17 at 3 pm, the library invites patrons in grades 3-8 to explore the fun side of Phenomenal Physics with Rutgers Professor David Maiullo.  This is sure to be an action-packed show with live demonstrations and excitement.

On Monday, July 21 at 4 pm, the library will be hosting Teen Science Jeopardy.  Patrons in grades 6-12 are invited to pre-register individually or in teams of up to four people to test their knowledge and have some laughs.

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Start out your August with a field trip to the Thomas Edison National Historic Park.  On Friday, August 1 at 10 AM, meet the library staff at Edison’s home and laboratory in West Orange, NJ for a private tour.  Step back in time to a place where machines ran on belts, music was played on phonographs, and our lives were changed forever.  There will be a $7 admission fee.  Pre-registration is required.

On Monday, August 4 at 8:30 pm, meet librarians and astronomers outside to take an up-close look at the first quarter moon, Mars, Saturn, and constellations.  All ages are welcome to attend The Night Sky program. 

These programs are free and open to all interested participants in grades 6-12. Attendees should register through the library’s website:, by phone: 908-322-5007 x.204 or e-mail


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