Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Learn to crochet with the sassy Knit Wits! After this six-week club, you'll walk away with a cool granny-square purse that you made all on your own. Please attend all meetings if possible. For ages 10 to 18. Parents or guardians are welcome to come. Must register. 

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your preschooler for a super special series of stories and activities!

Event Type: Storytime, Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Oh, no, the animals are all mixed up!  Help us get them straightened out in this special storytime.  Silly tales, activities to tickle your funny bone, and a craft are all part of the fun!  For kids age 3 and up.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Need help searching for a job?  Filling out an online job application?  Writing a resume? We can help.  Sign up for one-on-one assistance with our staff. Please register.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let
your child's creativity bloom as we decorate our very own flower pots!!  All of the supplies will be provided.  Please dress your child in older clothing as

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Morgan will be choosing another popular craft idea from Pinterest and the library will supply everything that you need.  Check back later for the craft description.

Event Type: Crafts, Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

It's a special Dinosaur Storytime! You'll have a roaring good time with Miss Lina and Miss Morgan as you read dino-mite stories, make your own fossils, play games and more! For ages 3 to 5. Younger siblings are always welcome to join. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Teen Makers will be led through cosplay basics in this three-part series. First, we'll design and build costume elements. Then we'll make faux weapons for our characters. And finally, we'll add final details and learn to take amazing green-screen photos.

Event Type: Book Celebrations
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come test your trivia knowledge on a wide variety of topics when the Library presents its own version of Jeopardy.Registration required.  Ages 18 and up.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Infants (0-2 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join Miss Sandy, from Kaleidoscope Enrichment, for STEM Storytime! Each session we'll share an exciting STEM-inspired children's book together, then we'll complete a project based on it.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Calling all you budding entrepreneurs!

Event Type: Special Event, Finance, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Gazebo
Event Type: Concert
Age Groups:
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come make a cool winter scene with food during this edible art workshop.  For children ages 5-9.  Registration is required.

Event Type: Special Event, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come join us in making a Rock Band scene out of food.  For ages 9-18.  Registration required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Big Jeff DeSmedt is the hardest-working six-foot-six-inch singer-songwriter in family music! His blend of humor, learning and "super-interactive" audience participation will be on display in our Gazebo.  If it rains, we'll move the party inside.  For all ages. 

Event Type: Concert, Music & Dance
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room
Event Type: Storytime, Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Learn to crochet with the sassy Knit Wits! After this six-week club, you'll walk away with a cool granny-square purse that you made all on your own. Please attend all meetings if possible. For ages 10 to 18. Parents or guardians are welcome to come. Must register. 

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Zachary James is a local teen author. Join him for this hour
long presentation as he talks about his writing process and how his book Rise of Titanium came about.   He will also be answering any questions that
you may have!

Zachary will have copies of his book that you can purchase
and have signed for $17. All forms of payment are accepted.

Event Type: Authors & Writing
Age Groups:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Bring 2 paper copies of your resume for a review.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Napoleon Bonaparte,
Alan Turing, Isaac Asimov, Ben Franklin, Bill Gates, David Bowie, Keanu
Reeves, Harry Houdini, Heidi Klum and many other famous people are all
chess players.  Learn to play the game or test your skills with a
match!  All ages are welcome. Registration required

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

History comes alive at the library as you help build a full size plains hunting Tipi, while Mike the guide discusses his first hand experience of living in this unique shelter. Why do they face east? Can you really have a fire in one? These questions and many more will be answered by your guide. For all ages. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn how to survive like the native people of this land did. Try your hand at a variety of skills needed to thrive before electricity, including archery and building a fire by friction. For ages 9 to 18. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Does your family like to play Tic-Tac-Toe?  If you do, then join us in creating your very
own Tic-Tac-Tote!! We will be using rocks and a tote bag to create your very
own on-the-go game.  You will be able to
decorate your rocks and tote bag however you'd like! Let your imagination run
wild!

When registering, please do so as a family i.e. "The Smith Family"

You do not need to enter how many participants are coming, one registration slot is for the entire family.

Event Type: Art, Crafts, Games
Age Groups:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your preschooler to the library for a fun storytime with Miss Morgan! We'll read stories followed by activities that promote early literacy and motor skills. Younger siblings are welcome to join. Please register. Weather permitting, we will be enjoying our storytime in our gazebo!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Teen Makers will be led through cosplay basics in this three-part series. First, we'll design and build costume elements. Then we'll make faux weapons for our characters. And finally, we'll add final details and learn to take amazing green-screen photos.

Event Type: Book Celebrations
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Didgeridoo Down Under is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation! The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is more than music.

Event Type: Music & Dance
Age Groups:
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Infants (0-2 yrs)
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Kids love to create, build, and innovate. This is the perfect Summer Camp for kids that love science, technology, and engineering. Maker Camp will provide them with the opportunity to develop their skills, learn new things, and share interests with others.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Calling all you budding entrepreneurs!

Event Type: Special Event, Finance, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the Sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids must saddle up to foil the great heist - but not before stopping a runaway train, escaping an abandoned mine shaft and discovering how a mysterious piano can play an 'instrumental' part in putting a rotten cowboy back behind bars.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Learn to crochet with the sassy Knit Wits! After this six-week club, you'll walk away with a cool granny-square purse that you made all on your own. Please attend all meetings if possible. For ages 10 to 18. Parents or guardians are welcome to come. Must register. 

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday! Escape from the Room of Requirement by solving the puzzles before time runs out! Registration required. Ages 10-18. Please register for one session only.

Event Type:
Age Groups:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday! Escape from the Room of Requirement by solving the puzzles before time runs out! Registration required. Ages 10-18. Please register for one session only.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Yer a wizard, Harry! And while there's no Ollivanders in NJ, you can carve your own wand at this very hands-on workshop. You'll select your wood type and then use tools to carve a unique wand. For ages 12 through 112. Please register. 

Event Type: Book Celebrations, Crafts
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Prefer electronic reading? Check out our Kindles and Nooks. If you like a more interactive experience, we have videogames for a variety of platforms and puzzles for a rainy day or family fun night.
 
We are pleased to offer education and entertainment for all. Plan day trips with our Museum Passes, come in and use our computers (including an iMac) and free Wi-Fi, read with your child in our bright and whimsical children's area, or enjoy a quiet moment in our reading room. We hope to see you soon!

 

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