Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Calling all Dickens fans and Anglophiles! Come for this fascinating talk on the fashions in 19th century England. Extra points if you come in your old wedding dress. For adults. Co-sponsored by the North Warren Garden Club. 

Event Type: History, Book Celebrations
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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, November 14, 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.  

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, November 15, 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. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, November 15, 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, November 16, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join  artist Toni Chaplin when she shares her techniques and ideas during this popular water color workshop.  Registration required. $25 due upon arrival to class (checks preferred).

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Friday, November 16, 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)
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible, is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen, Elastigirl, is out saving the world.  Snack provided.  Rated PG, 111 minutes.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Adult (18+)
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Start your day off with an interesting read and some thought provoking discussions.   All book-lovers are invited to attend!

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Tuesday, November 20, 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, November 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Bring 2 paper copies of your resume for a review. Library staff will review your resume with you and share ways to enhance and tweak it. This is a one-on-one session with NJ Career Connections staff. Please register. 

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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+)
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

We'll explore the science and engineering of the Native Americans. After learning about the different conditions prominent tribes across North America encountered, we'll test out different engineering principles they used to create their homes. Then we'll use our knowledge to recreate different Native American dwellings or imagine what they would build if they were exploring new frontiers like Mars! For ages 5 to 12.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, November 27, 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, November 27, 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, November 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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, November 28, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, kids will learn about the Chinese writing system, write their name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even paint on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For kids ages 5-12.Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant for the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, you will learn about the Chinese writing system, write your name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even translate brush strokes into painting on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For adults and teenagers. Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant from the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, November 29, 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. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Friday, November 30, 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, November 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Design a hidden Mickey bandana & decorate your own Mickey ears. Things could get messy so please dress appropriately. Ages 8+  Registration required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Welcome to the Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch!
 
We greet our patrons with a smile and want to be a part of your weekly routine. Explore our collections of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as our DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, audiobooks, and magazines.
 
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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