Come join us at the library for Monday Night Movies! On February 5 at 6:30 PM, we will be showing a new movie based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). If you cannot make it to our Monday night showing, it will also be shown on Wednesday, February 7 at 12:30 PM. The movie is rated PG-13.
On Sunday, February 4 at 2 PM, Ms. Stella will be presenting Super Science Sunday for ages 6 and up. Come by to learn about microbiology and make black lights to see germs. You do need to register for this event; either drop by the library or call the Children’s Department at (908) 754-7885 ext 4.
Join Ms. Jackie for the Easy Reader Book Club on Tuesday, February 6 at 3:30 PM. This book club is for newly minted readers ages 6-8. Ms. Jackie will be reading two easy reader titles with them: Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit by Cece Bell and Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! by Tedd Arnold. She will also be having a Kid’s Book Club for ages 8-10 on Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 PM. They will be reading Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime by Barbara Park. Copies for all the book clubs are available at the adult reference desk.
On Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 PM, bring your children to see the Sciencetellers at the South Plainfield Senior Center (90 Maple Ave). Registration is not required.
Calling all Tweens ages 8 and up! On Friday, February 9, there will be a Tween Escape Room at 3:30 PM. Figure out the clues in order to escape the room in time! Tweens will be put into small groups to work together and escape the room in a set amount of time. Please register for this event in the Children’s Room or by calling (908) 754-7885 ext 4.
In addition to all of our special programs, don’t forget to stop by for some of our regular children’s programming! There are storytimes for 2’s & 3’s Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM, storytimes for 3 and older Tuesday at 10:30 AM and Thursday at 1:15 PM, Babytimes for children under 2 Friday at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM, and Family Storytime on Saturday at 10:30 AM for all ages. Lego Builder’s Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 3 PM. Ms. Mija has added another Puzzles and Games to the children’s calendar; on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM, right after the storytimes, bring your children to enjoy some play time. Meditation and Mindfulness with Ms. Aimee meets on Wednesday at 7:45 PM; it is for children 7-12 years old. There is also Chess Club at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 10 for ages 6 and up and all ability levels.
Pizza & Pages: Young Adult Book Club will be meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 3:30 PM to discuss Firegirl by Tony Abbott while enjoying some pizza. Copies are available at the adult reference desk. This book club is intended for 7th graders and up, but books can be chosen that are appropriate for 5th and 6th graders as well. If you have any questions, please call us at (908) 754-7885 ext 4 to speak to Ms. Audrey.
Additionally, there will be a special presentation on Thursday, February 15 at 7 PM called Your Rights in the Workplace. This free seminar will cover many topics concerning your job and career, and you will have the opportunity to ask a labor lawyer any questions you may have regarding unfair treatment on the job, wrongful discharge, discrimination and harassment, employment contracts and performance reviews, wages, salary, hours, overtime and compensation, disability leave, pregnancy leave and health insurance, severance pay and unemployment benefits, and non-competition agreements. Presented by Mitchell Schley, a labor lawyer in East Brunswick who has been practicing for over 25 years. Registration is not required.
Keep an eye out for the Blind Date with a Book display containing some of our Young Adult collection! You definitely cannot judge a book by its cover since everything will be covered up. Choose a book based on its brief description, and see if your Blind Date is a keeper or a dud!
The library will be closed Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday.