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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Use simple supplies and basic electronics to make glowing, light-up ghosts to decorate for Halloween. Ages 5+. Children under 9 years of age will need an adult helper. Registration required. 

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Catch some fall fever at the Northeast Branch! Stop by the library between 12:30pm and 2:30pm for fall themed festivities and fun.

  • Live accordion music by Maxine W.
  • Take a root beer taste test and then make your own delicious float.
  • Enjoy a healthy snack with Julianna G. from ShopRite.
  • Create your own apple stamp picture with paint.
  • Visions of Germany will continuously be playing. Armchair travel from the comfort of the library!
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, October 21, 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.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring the family and join us for a pumpkin decorating extravaganza! We provide the pumpkins, you provide the creativity. For ages 5-18.  Please register.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Halloween is coming, but we aren't scared. We're making our own monsters to share! Let's have some fun as we build our own crazy creatures using candy. Then we'll put our science skills to good use as we make spooky slime monsters. Ages 5+. Children under 9 should have a guardian. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Join us in a night of magic making. First get sorted into your Hogwarts house, then join us in Potions class to make potions both edible and non-edible. Everything from Polyjuice potion, to Butter Beer, and liquid luck Felix Felicis. Registration required. Ages 12+. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Monday, October 21, 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
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Have some spooky fun as we celebrate Halloween by playing virtual reality games and simulations. There is so much fun to be had exploring this immersive technology. 

Event Type: Special Event, Computer/Video Games
Age Groups: Teens, Kids
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Beat the stress of the new school year with cool crafts. Join us as we make Calming Jars and Stress Balls!Calming Jars are a great tool to use when you need a distraction. Made with glitter, water, and glue, they are mesmerizing to watch and help ease your mind. Just shake it up and watch all of the glitter fall to the bottom of the jar!Stress Balls are another great tool to use when you are having a tough day. They can help your body release tension, which helps with relaxation.

Event Type: Crafts, Art
Age Groups: Teens
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Special Project of the Month: "Ghost" pictures and spooky moviesExplore stop motion, green screening and more using the Makerspace equipment. Develop and make your own creations. Please note this is not a formal class or workshop but provides the opportunity for independent exploration. Not sure where to start? We can help. Ages 5+. Children must be comfortable with a computer/tablet or have the assistance of a caregiver. Registration required.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Kids, Adult
Thursday, October 24, 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.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

This is Halloween! Craft your own foam pumpkin monster and make it light up. Make it cute or creepy -- your choice. Ages 5+. Children under 9 years of age will need an adult helper. Registration required. 

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come party in the library - after hours! Miss Morgan and Miss Kelly will lead you through the haunted library, where we'll play ghoulish games, make creepy crafts, and eat putrid pizza. Okay, it's just regular pizza. Costumes encouraged! For those in grades 4 through 8. Parents drop kids off before library closes, and pick them promptly up at 8pm. Please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens, Kids
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 9-17. Join the Northeast Branch for a tween only movie showing of Beetlejuice (1988, rated PG, run time 93 min.). Apple cider and candy will be provided. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Teens
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come try a practice test to see what your score is before you take the real thing! The recommended ages for this practice test are those in grades 10 and 11. Please register.Presented by Jamie Oatley, a local SAT and ACT tutor.

Event Type: Preparing for College, Special Event
Age Groups: Teens
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

They're colorful, soft, cute, spooky!  They're sock monsters!  Put those lonely, orphan socks to good use and turn them into a lovable friend.  We'll be cutting with scissors and hand-sewing with needle and thread, so younger children will require adult assistance.  Bring orphan socks if you have them, but we'll have some on hand, too.  All ages are welcome.  Registration is required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, October 28, 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.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join us for some Fall Family Fun when the whole family is invited to decorate caramel apples. Limit 1 apple per child (ages preschool - teen).  Parent/Guardian is required to attend program with child.  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
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Halloween is coming, but we aren't scared. We're making our own monsters to share! Let's have some fun as we build our own crazy creatures using candy. Then we'll put our science skills to good use as we make spooky slime monsters. Ages 5+. Children under 9 should have a guardian. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

A special time just for our homeschool makers to code, craft and create. This is the perfect time to come to the makerspace, meet new maker friends and learn new skills. All ages. Children 9 and under must have an adult present. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. Test your creativity in this chopped style competition! Each team will receive a basket with mystery ingredients -- you will have thirty minutes to put together an awesome Halloween dessert. The winning team will receive a prize! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

In the 16th and 17th centuries, 60,000 people were executed for the crime of
witchcraft. Even in America, the fear of witchcraft took hold. The fascination
with witches continues today. What caused this phenomenon and why does it still
attract our attention? We will explore these questions in this lecture with Professor Debbie Hoeflinger. For adults and teens. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups: Adult, Teens
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:20pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Join us for a Halloween family movie, "The Nightmare Before Christmas"! Jack Skellington plans to kidnap Santa Claus and celebrate a very different Christmas. 76 minutes. Rated PG.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: All Ages

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