UNION, NJ - Looking for something to do with the kids during the long, cold days of February?  

Check out the long list of programs available at the Union Public Library.

Weekly Programs:

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Mondays:  Construction Zone - 3:30 p.m. -  All Ages - No registration required

Learn, play, and build with us every Monday! Build your own creations out of Lego, K'NEX, or blocks!

Tuesdays:  Crazy 8s -  4:30 p.m. - Grades 3 - 5 - Registration required

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Math Club where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a      mess...it's a totally new kind of math club! This program runs from Jan. 9th - Feb. 27th.

Wednesdays: Babies in the Library - 10:30 a.m. - Birth – 18 months - No registration required

Spend this special time with baby singing songs & rhymes, listening to stories, followed by free play & socialization.

Thursdays: Pre-K Storytime -  4:00 p.m. -  3 years – 6 years - No registration required

Jump into reading with UPL! We explore phonics, letter recognition, and numbers all while reading fun stories and making new friends!

Fridays: Toddler Storytime - 10:30 a.m. - 18 months – 3 years - No registration required

Enjoy stories, singing, and movement, following a different theme each week!

Additional Programs

Monday, Feb. 5:  Black History Month Bingo - 4:30 p.m. -  Grades 4 - 6 - Registration required

Learn about important African American figures in history while playing Bingo! We're also hosting a potato chip tasting in honor of George Crum, African American chef and inventor of the potato chip.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Intergenerational Storytime - 10:30 a.m. -  All Ages - Registration required

Bringing generations together with a special storytime.

Friday, Feb. 9: Teen Hangout - 3:30 p.m. -  Ages 13+ - Registration required

Play some games on the Wii, try out a board game, and/or create your own font using your own handwriting! Snacks will be provided!

Saturday, Feb. 10: Family Drop-In Craft - 2:00 p.m. -  All Ages - No registration required

We're getting ready for Valentine's Day and making some funny, furry lovebugs!

Monday, Feb. 12: Alma Thomas Craft - 4:30 p.m. - Grades 1 - 3 - No registration required

Learn about African American expressionist artist, Alma Thomas, and recreate one of her paintings!

Thursday, Feb. 15: Bedtime Storytime - 7:00 p.m. - All Ages - Registration required

Put on your PJs and join us for a special story time about Valentine's Day!

Friday, Feb. 16: Music & Movement - 10:30 a.m. - Ages 2 - 5 - No registration required

Get movin’ and groovin’ with your toddler! Interactive play time with a focus on music and movement.

Friday ,Feb. 16: Teen Movie - 12:30 p.m. - Ages 13+ - Registration required

Come in and enjoy a screening of the film Hidden Figures. We’ll provide the snacks!

Friday, Feb. 16:  SciFri - 3:30 p.m. - Ages 6+ - Registration required

Channel your inner detective by trying some forensic science activities! We’ll learn about our fingerprints, write messages in invisible ink, and more!

Saturday, Feb 17:  Munchies and a Movie – 2:00 p.m. -  All Ages - Registration required

Join us for a showing of Akeelah and the Bee (2006). We'll bring the snacks! Parents must be present. (Rated PG; 1hr 52m)

Wednesday, Feb. 21: ShopRite Kids Cuisine - 4:00 p.m. -  Ages 6 – 12 - Registration required

Learn about nutrition and make some delicious and easy snacks with our visiting ShopRite Registered Dietitian!

Friday, Feb. 23: Teen Advisory Board Meeting - 3:30 p.m. - Ages 13+ - Registration required

Help us make Union Public Library the place for you! Let us know what programs and events you want to see at the library. Recommend books, movies, and music you want to see on the shelves, and earn community service hours by coming to TAB meetings and participating in programs!

Saturday, Feb. 24: Family M.E.S.S. (Math, Engineering, and Science Saturday) - 2:00 p.m. -  Ages 2+ - Registration required

In this fun early literacy program, families will learn about math, engineering, and science concepts by exploring different projects and activities each month!

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Weekly Programs

Mondays: Toddler & Pre-K Programs - 11:00 a.m. -  Toddlers & Pre-K - Registration required

Interactive storytimes, crafts, and more for young children and their parents/ guardians.

2/6: Music & Movement: Special showing of 'Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story'
2/13: Pre-K STEM Storytime: Hearts
2/20: Interactive Learning Time: Puzzles, coloring, memory & other fun activities
2/27: Pre-K Story & Craft: Polar Bears

Wednesdays: Let’s Play Chess Club - 3:15 p.m. -  1st – 12th Grades - Registration required

For students in grades 1st – 12th, of all levels. Facilitated by Chess for Everyone. Registration required.

Thursdays: Tween Programs - 3:00PM - Ages 9 - 13 - Registration required

Awesome activities designed for tweens!

2/1: Tween Movie: ‘Queen of Katwe’ (PG; 123 minutes)

2/8: Tween Make It @ Your Library: Valentine’s Day Craft

2/15: Tween Game Time

2/22: Tween DIY: Bath Bombs

Additional Programs

Wednesday, Feb. 7 - 6:00 p.m.: Club Teen “Game Time” - Ages 14+ - Registration required

Enjoy games with friends in a relaxed environment!

Wednesday, Feb. 21 - 6:00PM:  Painting Class “Unwind and Design” - Ages 14+ - Registration required

Come in and relax as we paint together.  Supplies will be provided.

Saturday, Feb. 24 - 2:00 p.m.: Family Storytime and Project: “Black Inventors and Their Inventions” - All Ages - Registration required

Presented by Debbie Kirkland of Afrocentric Parties.