Piscataway, NJ - Summer is here and the Piscataway Public Library will be operating on its summer schedule until September 2, 2019. The library’s Summer Hours are 

  • Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 9:00pm

  • Friday - Saturday     10:00am - 5:00pm

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Kennedy Library will be closed on Sundays during July and August. Both the Westergard and Kennedy branches will be closed on July 4th for Independence Day.

Piscataway Library has many informative programs and exciting events planned for residents of all ages during the month of July.

PSGNB Job Search Skills Seminar – Kennedy

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professionals in their job search. Provided training includes:

  • Preparing for the Job Interview – July 2

  • Networking – July 9

  • LinkedIn – July 16

  • Building the Foundation for a Successful Job Search – July 23

  • Resume Writing – July 30

 All are welcome. For more information, please contact the library’s Information Desk at 732.463.1633 ext. 6.

 Lunch with the Librarian – Kennedy

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

For Kids Ages 4 years and up

Enjoy stories, songs, and games with your friendly neighborhood librarian. Attendees must bring their own lunch.

Kids’ Movie Monday – Kennedy

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, the story of two elementary-school students who discover that they can turn their strict school principal into the bumbling superhero Captain Underpants. Rated PG

Gaming for Kids – Westergard

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

For Kids Entering Grades K-5

Join us for some Wii competition, board games, and card games.

Jumpstart Coding with Python for Data Science – Kennedy

July 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get a jump start on 21st century skills! This fun, interactive and engaging workshop introduces you to Python programming for Data Science. Students will use Python to explore data structures, as well as analyze and manipulate data, which will enable them to build essential skills in the field of data science.

This workshop is for those entering grades 7-12.

Note : By registering for this workshop series, you are committing to attend all FOUR workshop sessions on 7/9, 7/11, 7/16 and 7/18 (all times are 2:30-4:30).To register, click here.

 Kindness Rocks- Kennedy

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Teens (grades 6-12/ ages 12-18) are invited to decorate a rock for our Kindness Rocks rock garden! No registration required and all materials will be provided.

 Korean Cooking Demonstration: A Taste of Korea – Kennedy

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

For Adults only

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture, will be doing a Korean Cooking Demonstration. Find out about the amazing health benefits of Korean food while you enjoy a full meal on a traditional Korean table setting with Bangjja, bronze tableware, including dessert.

The demo dishes are Kimchi Salad, Rice with Mixed Vegetables (Bibimbap), Soy Sauce and Honey Marinated Beef (Bulgogi), and Braised Soybean Curd (Dubu Jorim).  After the demonstration, the full Korean traditional meal will be served. Participants will receive a recipe book to take home and books on Korean history and culture will be available for free.  This program is for adults only.  Registration is filled and closed. 

Summer Savings Craft with MFSC -Kennedy

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

For Kids Entering Grades K-5

Decorate a ceramic piggy bank with the Mobile Family Success Center (MFSC). Learning to save is an important financial literacy component!

Registration required. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children’s Dept. (732-463-1633 ext. 7) starting on Monday, July 1st.

Sign Language Story Time – Westergard

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an interactive story time that includes stories, songs, crafts, and game activities for children ages 3 and up and their families. Stories will be signed in American Sign Language (ASL) by a certified ASL interpreter and deaf friends, who will also pre-teach signs from the stories. Older children and adults will also enjoy learning about Deaf Culture, etiquette, and how to sign simple greetings in ASL.Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this special program. No registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Yoga Story Time – Westergard

July 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am

For Kids Ages 3-6 years with a parent/caregiver

Join us for a Stories, Songs, and Stretches!® yoga story time. Using intentional, yoga-inspired and mindful movement, children will enjoy creative playful experiences that simultaneously boost their development in physical literacy, early literacy, and social emotional skills. Parents and children will need a yoga mat or a towel.

Registration required. Sign up for one story time session (Session A starts 10:30am and Session B starts 11:30am) by visiting or calling the WESTERGARD Information Desk (732-752-1166 ext. 6). Registration begins on Monday, July 1st.

Living on the International Space Station – Kennedy

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

For Kids in Grades 4 & up

Share in the adventure of how astronauts live and work in space! Discover how the absence of gravity affects the human body and what we can do about it. 

See breathtaking pictures of the Earth from this orbiting laboratory.

This program is presented by Paul Cirillo. A lifelong resident of New Jersey, Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University. He is a member of the New Jersey Astronomical Association and former leader for the Space & Astronomy Club with the Somerset County 4-H.

Art Talk: The Scream and Expressionist Art – Kennedy 

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Emerging out of Europe at the dawn of the 20th century, Expressionist art is characterized by garish colors, flattened figures, tense linework, and distorted perspectives. The Expressionists sought to depict the world as it felt rather than how it looked, hoping to convey the isolation and anxiety of modern existence. The movement found its roots in introspective works like Edvard Munch’s The Scream, perhaps the most haunting face in all of art history. Besides for The Scream we shall also look at paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Egon Schiele, and other major Expressionists of the period. If you’d like to join us, click on the link below. Register

 Interactive Programming with Arduino - Kennedy

July 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 This engaging workshop introduces you to electronic basics with Arduino. Through hands-on learning, you will be able to learn about the software and hardware behind the Arduino, and create cool and interactive digital and robotics projects!

This program is for those entering grades 5-8

Please note that by registering for this workshop, you are registering for BOTH session on 7/29 and 7/31. To register, click here.

 Kennedy Library is located at 500 Hoes Lane, (732) 463-1633 and Westergard Library is located at 20 Murray Ave., (732) 752-1166. For more Piscataway Public Library information, visit https://piscatawaylibrary.org/.