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The library will be closed this Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day.  We will be open again Tuesday, October 10 at 10 AM.  Due to our closure, there will be no movie shown this week.  But don’t worry- the movie schedule starts right back up again on Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM, with an encore presentation Wednesday, October 18 at 12:30 PM. 

Children’s Programs have resumed!  There is a storytime and craft for ages 3 and up Tuesday at 10:30 AM, Wednesday at 6:30 PM, and Thursday at 1:15 PM, as well as a storytime for 2’s & 3’s Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM.  There are two Babytime sessions on Friday at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM for babies up to age 2.  On Saturday, we have Family Storytime at its new time of 10:30 AM; this storytime is geared for children of all ages.  We also have Puzzles & Games for children 3 and older on Tuesday at 11:30 AM and a Lego Builder’s Club on Thursday at 3 PM.   

In addition to our regular storyime schedule, we have lots of other fun activities planned.  Ms. Jackie will be running a new program called Coding Dojo, which is Wednesday, October 11 at 3:30 PM.  This is intended for students 10 and older; space is limited so registration is required!  Bring your laptop and learn the basics of coding!  Come in the library or call us at (908) 754-7885 ext. 4 to register for this event.

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Ms. Aimee is back doing her Meditation and Mindfulness program.  Keep in mind that the date and time have changed; Ms. Aimee is now teaching children ages 7-12 how to manage challenging situations using meditation on Wednesdays at 7:45 PM.     

Ms. Jackie is taking over our Kid’s Corner Book Club for those aged 8-10.  It has also been moved to a new time on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 PM.  We will be reading a Geromino Stilton book called Creepella von Cacklefur: Return of the Vampire.  Copies are available at the adult reference desk for check out!

On Friday, October 13 at 3:30 PM, Anime Club will be meeting to watch Your Lie in April and munch on some Japanese snacks.  This program is for individuals 9 and older.

On Saturday, October 14 from 10 AM – 1 PM, we will be having our Fall Festival!  There will be pumpkin painting, so bring your own pumpkin (and a box to carry it home in!), and we will provide the paint and decorations!  There will be games (and prizes!), tattoos, crafts, and more!  We will also welcome a special guest reader for Scarecrow Storytime at 10:45 AM, and kids will have a chance to take photos with our friendly scarecrow immediately following the storytime.  All activities will be held outside in the parking lot behind the library.  There will be no Family Storytime October 14 due to the special activities we will be having outside. 

Young Adult Book Club is back.  Our first meeting will be held Thursday, October 19 at 7 PM, and we will be choosing the books for the upcoming months.  This book club is for students entering 7th grade and above. 

Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 AM-9 PM, Tuesday and Friday 10 AM-6 PM, Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 1:30 PM-5 PM (closed Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9).

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