Arts & Entertainment

Spring Sensations Upcoming at the Spotswood Public Library


SPOTSWOOD, NJ - March will be quietly paddling out like a lamb as April swings in this week. The Spotswood Public Library is ready for the change of seasons with a wealth of fun programs aimed at getting the creative juices flowing.

Spring Storytime sessions begin April 4 and run through May 24. Registration can be done online or by telephoning the Main Street library at 732-251-1515.

Pete the Cat will be taking over the library on Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. with activities, food and fun. The Pete the Cat Extravaganza is open to children of all ages. Registration for Pete can be done online or by calling the library's circulation desk.

Sign Up for E-News

Art students from the Spotswood High School's Kids Create Club will be dropping by the library on April 5 at 3:30 p.m. to help children ages five and up fashion recycled birdfeeders. The teenagers conduct a different craft one Friday each month during the school year. Registration is required for this event.

Kids ages five and up can sign up for Thursday Evening Crafts. Crafting begins at 6 p.m. and registration is required due to space and material limitations. On April 7, the children will be making bird houses and on April 28, they will be constructing recycled banks.

Who doesn't love a good bedtime story? On Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m., kids can come to the library in their jammies with a special stuffed buddy for songs, stories and a little bedtime snack. Kids of all ages are welcome and registration isn't necessary to join in on the festivities.

Tweens will enjoy the April 6 Minute to Win It compeitition at 7 p.m. Kids from grades 3 and up will play the popular game where a minute is given to complete different challenges. The winner is the person with the most points.

April is National De-Stress Month and Tweens can De-Stress It Out on April 20 at 7 p.m. They'll be doing stress-relieving activities like coloring, creating postcards and making their own stress ball.

Tweens can be registered for the Wednesday evening programs online or by calling the Spotswood Public Library at 732-251-1515.

Star Wars fans should mark the calender for Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. May the Fourth be with You is coming to a galaxy not so far away.




TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Murder/Suicide in Edison Leaves Father and Son Dead

April 24, 2018

EDISON, NJ -  A confirmed homicide/suicide event occurred yesterday in Edison that involved a father and son in the home they shared.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced today that police are investigating a shooting in which an Edison man apparently shot and killed his son, and then killed himself, says a release ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

April 24, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 2, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Thu, May 3, 6:00 PM

New Providence

Our Lady of Peace Country Fair

Fri, May 4, 8:00 AM

Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts, Maplewood

A Midsummers Night's Dream

Lake Placid Horse Shows To Name Ring In Honor of Kiki Umla

April 23, 2018

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Lake Placid Horse Show Association has initiated plans to expand riding areas at the North Elba Showgrounds to provide exhibitors with more space for riding during the annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. The 2018 Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, return June 26 to July 8 at the shows' world-class ...

Travels Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

April 23, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)


How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse


MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...