NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Memorial Library located at 377 Elkwood Avenue has a full calendar of activities for all ages this summer. The following are the upcoming Summer 2019 Events. Call (908) 665-0311 with inquiries.

July 17 @ 6 PM : NP Community Pool Book Club (Adults)

Have you read "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens?  Pull up a pool chair to join us as we talk about it! We’ll try either for the hill behind the water slide or a shady table in the picnic area.  This event may be canceled if there is bad weather - check the library's Facebook page for updates. Pool membership is required for admission. Due to continuing high demand for this book, all of the library's copies of this book have a wait list.

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July 18 @  3-5 PM- Teen Wii Gaming- Super Smash Bros Tournament (Teens Grades 6-12)

The Super Smash Bros Tournament is back! Bring some friends for a Wii gaming afternoon. Sign in for a slot on our bracket and see who is declare the new Super Smash Bros champion!

July 18 @ 3:30 PM- Housel Fun and Fitness: “The Sky’s the Limit!” (K-5)

This interactive show stresses the importance of reading through interactive games, relays and more!  Registration is not required.

July 22 @ 1:00-3:30 - Monday Teen Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody (Teens)

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Rated PG-13, Rock Bio Pic.

July 23 @ 3:30 PM- LEGO Club!

Come build with us!  Try the monthly challenge or build any creation you’d like!

*July 24 @ 3:30 PM- Zumbini with Allie! (Ages 0-5)

Dance, sing and move with Allie during this free music and movement program for little ones!  Registration is required. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

July 25 @ 3 PM and 7 PM - Documentary Film: A Century of Quilts (Adults)

This documentary by PBS celebrates the art of quilting by featuring selections from the best 100 American quilts of the 20th century, the stories behind their creation and the quilters as they work. 60 minutes, 2001. Please note that subtitles are not available for this film.

*July 26 @ 3 PM- Fun Math Learning with CAMathories (Gr. K-5)

Come learn about CAMathories™! Founded by a group of Cambridge University alumni and faculty, their goal is to make mathematics meaningful and fun to young children. We'll learn about and try some CAMathories games and preview interactive videos that have been developed to help children learn different math concepts. Parents will also be given tips on how to confidently help their children with basic math concepts.  Registration is required. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

July 29 @ 1:00-3:15 - Monday Teen Movie: Mortal Engines (Teens)

Based on the novel by Philip Reeve. Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can stop London -- now a giant, predator city on wheels -- from devouring everything in its path. Feral, and fiercely driven by the memory of her mother, Hester joins forces with Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), an outcast from London, along with Anna Fang (Jihae), a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head. Rated PG-13, Science Fiction Action/Adventure.

July 30 @ 12-2 PM - Teen Wii Gaming - Wii Lego  (Teens Grades 6-12)

Our next installment in our Wii Gaming series will feature all Wii Lego games. Invite your friends and play Wii Lego Harry Potter, Wii Lego Indiana Jones and Wii Lego Star Wars. 

July 31 @ 1 PM- Kids Movie: LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (All Ages)

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The film is rated PG. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

August 3 @ 2 PM - 4 PM - Art Reception (Adults)

A reception for the artist Anne Klingenburg, whose exhibit of scenic views painted in acrylic, “Inspirations 44,” is on view through the end of August. Free, everyone is welcome. 

*August 5 @ 11 AM- To the Moon! Story Time and Craft (Gr. Pre-K-1st)

Blast off with us and journey to the moon! Learn all about the moon and space in this inter-galactic story time! Listen to some stories about the moon, play some moon games and make a moon mobile!  Registration is required. Please register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

August 5 @ 12 - 6 PM - Blood Drive (Adults)

New Jersey Blood Services will run a blood drive. Walk-ins welcome.

August 5 @ 7 - 8:30 PM - Knitting/Crocheting Group (Adults)

Drop by the Coddington room with a knitting, crocheting or other fiber art project to work on. 

*August 6 @ 2:30 PM- Galaxy Slime (Pre-K- 2nd Gr.)

It’s ooey, gooey, shiny and inter-galactic . . . it’s space slime. You can make your own batch of icky, oozy space slime to take home! We're holding two sessions for two different age groups! Please sign up for one session.  Registration is required. Please register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

*August 6 @ 3:30 PM- Galaxy Slime (Gr. 3-6)

It’s ooey, gooey, shiny and inter-galactic . . . it’s space slime. You can make your own batch of icky, oozy space slime to take home! We're holding two sessions for two different age groups! Please sign up for one session.  Registration is required. Please register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

August 8 @ 3-5 PM - - Teen Wii Gaming - Just Dance! (Teens Grades 6-12)

It’s a library dance party! Bring some friends and get your groove on to Dance Party, Just Dance, Just Cheer and more. No registration required. Sign in as you arrive to ensure everyone gets playing time. 

*August 10 @ 10 AM - 11:30 AM -  Creative Greeting Cardmaking (Adults)

A great way to beat the heat and make beautiful and creative cards for all occasions. No experience required. All materials provided. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but registration is required. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence or e-mail npmlref@yahoo.com

August 12 @ 3:30 PM-  Mike Rose Magic Show: Magic That Came From Outer Space (All Ages)

Magician Mike Rose is back with impossible magic tricks & off the wall comedy all themed around space and the universe!  Registration is not required. 

August 13 @ 3:30 PM- Snap Circuits Jr. Club (Kids)

Calling all budding scientists and engineers! Snap Circuits makes learning electronics easy and fun! Come and put together various circuit boards.  

*August 15 @ 7 PM - 8 PM : Hummingbirds (Adults)

Wild Birds Unlimited’s education coordinator, Pete Axelrod, will present a program on hummingbirds. This program begins with an investigation of the common attributes of the over 320 distinct species of hummingbird and then delves more deeply into the life and habits of Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the only hummingbird native to New Jersey. In addition, the program explains how to use plants and feeders to attract the Ruby-throated hummingbird to backyards.  Free. Registration required - email npmlref@yahoo.com or sign up online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence 

*August 19 @ 10 - 11:30AM - College Admissions Essay Workshop (Teens Grades 9-12)

Come learn from Joe Pickton, New Providence resident, parent, Language Arts teacher, and tutor. Students will learn tips for choosing essay topics, how to make their essay stand out, and basic strategies for writing a cohesive, representative piece that will impress college admissions reviewers. Register for this event on NP Community Pass.

August 19 @ 7 - 8:30 PM - Knitting/Crocheting Group (Adults)

Drop by the Coddington room with a knitting, crocheting or other fiber art project to work on.

August 20 @ 11 AM- Wii Gaming: Just Dance (Gr. 4-6)

Games and console will be provided. Bring your friends and have some fun! Make sure you sign in when you arrive to ensure everyone has a turn! Registration is not required.

August 20 @ 12-2 PM- Teen Wii Gaming- Super Smash Bros Tournament (Teens Grades 6-12)

The Super Smash Bros Tournament is back! Bring some friends for a Wii gaming afternoon. Sign in for a slot on our bracket and see who is declare the new Super Smash Bros champion! 

*August 21 @ 3 PM- Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Presents: “Who’s Awake?” (Gr. K-5)

There are a wide variety of animals who are just waking up when you are going to bed. Meet a live animal who is most comfortable after dark and listen to a story about our special nocturnal animal friends. Learn about the specialized adaptations that make night time the right time for moths, bats, owls, and other nocturnal creatures.  Registration is required.  Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence 

*August 22 @ 3:30 PM- Zumbini with Allie! (Ages 0-5)

Dance, sing and move with Allie during this free music and movement program for little ones!  Registration is required. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence

August 27 @ 3:30 PM- LEGO Club! (Kids)

Come build with us!  Try the monthly challenge or build any creation you’d like!

August 28 @ 1 PM- Kids Movie: Dumbo (All Ages)

A live-action film adaptation of the disney classic about the beloved baby elephant with large ears who can fly. The film is rated PG. 

*September 15 at 3 PM - "The Beatles: the Beginning"

Paul Groom, a native of Liverpool, will describe the Beatles' rise from obscurity to international stardom. Groom attended the same high school as Paul McCartney and George Harrison, and the same youth club and Sunday school as John Lennon. Free, everyone is welcome. This 90 minute program is made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

*September 19 at 6:30 PM - "Intermediate Excel"  

An instructor from the Adult School will teach a 2 hour class on Intermediate Excel. Bring your own laptop. Free, but registration is required. Register online at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence or e-mail npmlref@yahoo.com. This program is made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

 Children’s Story Times for Summer  2019

Tuesday @ 10AM -- 4, 5, 6 yr olds

Wednesday @ 10AM -- Toddlers (18 mos-3)

Wednesday @ 11AM – Baby Lapsit (3-18 mos)

Wednesday @ 1130AM – Playgroup 

Thursday @ 1:30 PM-- 4, 5, 6 yr olds *New time!

Thursday @ 2PM– Drop-in Craft – All Ages (18 mos & up)

*No story times June 18-July 4*


FREE MOVIES for SUMMER  2019

Teen Movie Mondays -- Open to all Teens ages 13+

June 24 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Captain Marvel” Action, Rated PG-13

July 1 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Five Feet Apart” Drama, Rated PG-13

July 8 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Instant Family” Comedy, Rated PG-13

July 15 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Escape Room” Horror, Rated PG-13

July 22 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Rockumentary, Rated PG-13

July 29 @ 1PM -- Teen Movie: “Mortal Engines” Sci-Fi, Rated PG-13

Kids & Family Movie Wednesdays -- Open to all families. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

June 26 @ 1PM  -- Kids & Family Movie: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Rated PG

July 31 @ 1PM -- Kids & Family Movie: “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” Rated PG

Aug 28 @ 1PM -- Kids & Family Movie: “Dumbo” Rated PG

Free Movies for Adults every Tuesday

July 2 @ 1PM -- “The Upside” Rated PG-13

July 9 @ 1PM -- “The Mule” Rated R

July 16 @ 1PM -- “On the Basis of Sex” Rated PG-13

July 23 @ 1PM -- “Vice” Rated R

July 30 @ 1PM -- “Isn’t It Romantic” Rated PG-13

Aug 6 @ 1PM -- “Hotel Mumbai” Rated R

Aug 13 @ 1PM -- “Destroyer” Rated R

Aug 20 @ 1PM -- “Greta” Rated R

Aug 27 @ 1PM -- “Welcome to Marwen” Rated PG-13

---- Foreign Films ---

July 3 @ 1PM -- “Capernaum” In Arabic & Amharic w/English subtitles, Not Rated

July 22 @ 7PM -- “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” In German, English, Portuguese, French & Spanish w/English subtitles, Not Rated

Aug 7 @ 1PM -- “The Band’s Visit” In Hebrew, Arabic & English w/English subtitles

Aug 26 @ 7PM -- “Wedding in Galilee” In Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish w/English subtitles

A full calendar of events including regular meetings is available at www.newprovidencelibrary.org.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NewProvLibrary for updates.  All events are FREE and open to the public. To register for any library events, visit NP Community Pass at https://register.communitypass.net/newprovidence.

 New Providence Memorial Library, 377 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence  908-665-0311