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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 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-16. Love technology and designing things using your own imagination? Then, join Patrick at Maker Madness! This camp will be dedicated to creating awesome and unique things related to STEAM. This week's subjects are engineering and technology. Learn how to create your own unique designs by building with Strawbees. You will also learn how to use a Makey Makey by playing a Mario video game! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
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)
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 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 5-11. Young scientists will discover the exciting science of paleontology as they excavate and assemble complete skeletal replicas from simulated "fossilized" rock. Dig for T-Rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Velociraptors, Brachiosaurus, and ancient sea creatures, and more! Make fossilized plaster replicas of dinosaur teeth, claws, trilobites, and ancient sea creatures. Sort, classify, and take home a variety of fossilized shark teeth.  Participants will take home unearthed treasures, fossilized shark teeth, and more.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

We'll put out a forest fire, paddle through rapids, drop over a waterfall and hike through a dark, scary cave!  We'll even experience a Thunderstorm, right here in the library!  Presented by Classroom Adventure Stories with Don Dougherty!  Registration is required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Learn to Knit or Crochet.  Make a project to wear or give as a gift to someone special.For girls and boys age 8 and up with an adult.  Registration required.  12 kids only.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 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)
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 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations.

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), 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)
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 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Bring a book you have enjoyed reading this summer and would recommend to others.  Talk about your book with other kids your age and may be get an idea for the next book you'd like to read!  We'll have snacks!  For kids age 9 and up.  Registration required.

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 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 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Join us for a night of trivia fun! Work in pairs or teams to answer questions about art, entertainment, science, and more.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
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 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Learn to Knit or Crochet.  Make a project to wear or give as a gift to someone special.For girls and boys age 8 and up with an adult.  Registration required.  12 kids only.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: 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)
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. No parents are allowed at this event! Join Miss Christina W., Miss Lindsay, and Patrick for a tween lock-in! Watch School of Rock (rated PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min. run time) while eating pizza. We'll even have an ice cream buffet! Create your own music inspired button as well as a paint splattered t-shirt (please bring your own white t-shirt). Participate in our scavenger hunt and win prizes! Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch. Pick-up is from 9:00 to 9:15.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)
Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
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)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations.

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), 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 - 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
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 6-12. Gamer's Club is for those who have a passion for gaming, any kind, any type, video games, board games, card games, anything you can think of! Everyone is welcome to bring their own portable gaming devices and trading cards (Pokémon trading cards are highly encouraged). Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Computer/Video Games, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 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+)

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