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Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Winter is coming! We'll learn why the seasons change and celebrate the longest night of the year by creating our own light up luminaries and glow in the dark artwork. Ages 5+. Children under 9 should have a guardian. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp)

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. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Come together at the library and learn to code or extend your knowledge as we challenge ourselves with fun activities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages. Parents, teens and adults welcome. Children must be comfortable with a computer and mouse or have the assistance of a caregiver.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

A short program for babies and toddlers.  We'll sing, bounce, clap, and
share a story or two.  After the program, stay for a half-hour of
playtime.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Stories, rhymes, and a craft for 2-year-olds and an adult caregiver.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Make and paint a paper plate angel. A table centerpiece decorated and ready to enjoy. Each week there are stories and a craft. Sign up at www.warrenlib.org, or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Bring your child to the library for a fun storytime with Miss. Lindsay and Karen H! We will explore different stories and make a themed craft each week.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join Miss Morgan in making your own snowman ornament; but don't worry - this snowman won't melt! You can use your ornament to decorate your Christmas tree for many years to come.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:25pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

The story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas,
only to have his heart changed by a young girl's generous holiday
spirit. It is a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the
indomitable power of optimism.
Rated G.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Kids, Adult
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 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, Kids
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Come together at the library and learn to code or extend your knowledge as we challenge ourselves with fun activities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages. Parents, teens and adults welcome. Children must be comfortable with a computer and mouse or have the assistance of a caregiver.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Adult, Kids
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

A great holiday favorite, the Nutcracker is one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets.  Celebrate his genius with a cup of tea, and holiday goodies incorporating the flavors of the season!  Paint your own wooden nutcracker to hang on your tree.  Each participant must register.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Using the micro:bit controller and MakeCode, we'll construct robots with cardboard and other common materials. Learn mechanics and coding, while having fun tinkering on your own robot.  Please note, you will not be able to take home the electronics portion of the robot.Age 10+. Children under 12 must have an adult to aid them. Teens and adults welcome. Registration required.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Kids, Adult
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Make and paint a paper plate angel.  A table centerpiece decorated and ready to enjoy.  Each week stories and a craft.  Sign up at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Did you miss storytime on Wednesday? Don't worry! Bring your children to the library and join Miss Lindsay for a fun themed storytime and craft every Fri-YAY! Registration is required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Mommy and Me Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

It's a chilling Friday the 13th. Discover why Friday the 13th is spooky and the reasons for other superstitions with STEM stations. Win prizes. Registration required. Ages 8-12.

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Age Groups: Kids
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

We're celebrating Computer Science Education Week with a Mini Hack-a-thon! We'll have introductory through advanced coding projects for all ages. Try our electronics kits to learn about circuits. Or use a microcontroller to build a simple robot. Plus, visit our "break and make" table where you can hack old toys and electronics to see how they work.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Winter is coming! We'll learn why the seasons change and celebrate the longest night of the year by creating our own light up luminaries and glow in the dark artwork. Ages 5+. Children under 9 should have a guardian. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

It all started when my sister, Thea, discovered a mysterious map. It showed a secret treasure on a faraway island. And before I could let out a squeak of protest, Thea dragged me into her treasure hunt! In no time at all, we'd set sail for the island.  Come join the adventure when we read Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton 

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Kids
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

A short program for babies and toddlers.  We'll sing, bounce, clap, and
share a story or two.  After the program, stay for a half-hour of
playtime.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Stories, rhymes, and a craft for 2-year-olds and an adult caregiver.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

It's time for a party!!   A Christmas Party with games, face painting, and a special craft.   Lots of treats and don't for get stories.  Maybe we will have a surprise visitor.  Please don't leave without you gift bag.  Sign up at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Jump in your sleigh and head this way to see Miss. Lindsay and Karen H. Celebrate the magic of the holiday at the library with fun stories, crafts and games.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Please join us for some holiday winter fun in decorating melting snowman cookies. Limit 1 cookie per person. Parent/Guardian is required to attend with children under the age of 9. If coming as a group, please register as a family.  Be sure to list the total number of family members attending program. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids, All Ages
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Children's Department

Put on your PJs and join us in the children's room for a selection of stories just right for winter holidays!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool, Kids
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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, Kids
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

This month's special project: Design a 3d Printed SnowflakeThe Design Lab is open. Come on in and learn about 3D printing and use computer-aided design (CAD) to make your ideas a reality. Ages 5+. Children under 9 must have a caretaker at all times. Registration is required. We suggest you create a Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com in advance.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Adult, Kids
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Make a  craft stick Christmas Ornament as a gift for someone special. There will be several to choose from. Rudolf the red nose reindeer, a Holiday tree, or a Santa hat. And always stories, stories,stories.  Sign up at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Did you miss storytime on Wednesday? Don't worry! Bring your children to the library and join Miss Lindsay for a fun themed storytime and craft every Fri-YAY! Registration is required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Mommy and Me Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Come together with other homeschoolers to craft, build, game, and chat. Enjoy a relaxed "open house" afternoon for kids and parents to connect. All ages. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Celebrate the beloved movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" through fun science and engineering challenges. Ages 5 and up. Children 9 and under must have a parent. Registration required. Please register all participants.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Let it go! Let it go! Celebrate the holiday with Miss Lindsay and Miss Julianna, RD of the Mansfield ShopRite. Create your own "frozen" crown and make a healthy "Frozen" snack. For all ages. Registration required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Preschool, Kids
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The whole family is invited to join the celebration when we sample traditional holiday treats and make some of our own. Why does the candy have a cane?  Eggnog, who came up with that idea?  Why is there so much gingerbread during the holidays?  We'll be bringing the figgy pudding, so stop by and take a taste.  The kids can decorate cookies and make some holiday bark that can be taken home.  All are welcome to attend!  Please register as a family and let us know how many members will be attending.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

A short program for babies and toddlers.  We'll sing, bounce, clap, and
share a story or two.  After the program, stay for a half-hour of
playtime.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Stories, rhymes, and a craft for 2-year-olds and an adult caregiver.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Is it snowing?  Oh good, lets build a snowman.   Just in case it isn't snowing, we can make our skiing snowman out of a paper tube .   Sounds like fun!   Don't forget our stories.   Sign up at www.warrenlib.org, or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 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, Kids
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Watch the holiday classic Elf (97 minutes, rated PG, 2003) while making yourself an elaborate hot chocolate from our DIY hot chocolate bar. Registration required.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Is it snowing?  Oh good,lets build a snowman.  Just in case it isn't snowing, we can make our Skiing Snowman out of a paper tube.  Sounds like fun!  Don't forget our stories.  Sign up at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Did you miss storytime on Wednesday? Don't worry! Bring your children to the library and join Miss Lindsay for a fun themed storytime and craft every Fri-YAY! Registration is required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Mommy and Me Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Farm Chicks of West Milford are bringing some of their farmyard friends to the CDH Branch! Kids of all ages are invited to learn about and then meet these amazing animals. Please register everyone who will be in the room. 

Event Type: Animals
Age Groups: Kids
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

When her parents disappear in search of the Lost City of Gold, Dora swings into action on a wild quest to find them. Follow Dora and her friends as they navigate the jungle, outrun treasure hunters and unlock the mystery of the fabled city.  Rated PG, 1 hour & 42 minutes.  

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Kids
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp)

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. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:45am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

A short program for babies and toddlers.  We'll sing, bounce, clap, and
share a story or two.  After the program, stay for a half-hour of
playtime.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Stories, rhymes, and a craft for 2-year-olds and an adult caregiver.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Winter's here.  Cold breezes blowing, hats and mitten's keep us warm.   Come into the library and get warm and make a fun winter craft.  There will also be cool stories to read.  Sign up at www.warrenlib.org or call 908-475-6322.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool

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