Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Thursday, June 21, 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. Celebrate Eric Carle's Birthday with a Very Hungry Caterpillar Snacktivity right after the stories. We'll be using grapes, strawberries, oranges and carrots during this craft. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

This month's craft: Macrame Earrings! Choose your favorite color
for these leaf shaped hook earrings.  In
session one we will be learning the knots and getting the earrings started. In
session two we will complete the pattern and finish the project.  Grades 6 and up. Registration required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, June 21, 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, June 22, 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, June 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Summer is here and the library is the place to be!  Join us for two hours of face painting, balloon animals, mu

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

Join us for some Monday morning grooves in the Gazebo.  Peas and Carrots is a one-woman show of high energy and lots of participation.  If it rains, we'll move the party inside.  For all ages.

Event Type: Concert, Music & Dance
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Avengers Assemble! Gather the six Infinity Stones by completing a series of challenges to make your own Infinity Gauntlet. Ages 8+. Registration required.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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, June 26, 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, June 26, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Have a shaking good time making a pair of your own egg shakers and then use them as we shake it up with a selection

Event Type: Music & Dance
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Decorate a guitar-shaped wall hanging in a unique design. Ages 11+ Registration required.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, June 26, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

If you love to read or you have a summer reading project for school, the Rockin' Readers are for you.  Pick up your own copy of Hello, Universe, the 2018 Newbery Award winner,  on June 27  and we're ready to rock.  We'll meet two more times over the summer to talk, share and enjoy some really excellent snacks  All meetings are one hour long and start at 11:00am.   We'll meet again on July 18th and August 1st.  Pre-registration is a must!  Ages 9 and up.

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Dinosaurs are amazing! In just under 200 years since their initial discovery scientists have rapidly gained knowledge about these ancient creatures! Did you know dinosaurs were warm-blooded creatures and not cold-blooded like modern reptiles! Did you know dinosaurs never went fully extinct and still are alive today - and very likely live in your backyard!

Event Type:
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Gazebo

Come on out and join us for a night filled with family and
games! We will be spending the night playing fun-filled, oversized games by our
Gazebo.  Light refreshments will be
served.

When registering, please do so as a family by choosing the
Group feature.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups:
Thursday, June 28, 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, June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

This month's craft: Macrame Earrings! Choose your favorite color
for these leaf shaped hook earrings.  In
session one we will be learning the knots and getting the earrings started. In
session two we will complete the pattern and finish the project.  Grades 6 and up. Registration required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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)
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

ALL ABOARD!  Join Choo Choo as he takes you on a
magical ride around the world. You will be enthralled with his comedy, magic and audience
participation. Children will be encouraged to join the Choo Choo
Shuffle, Magic Effects and much, more. Stops will include the continents of Asia, Europe and North America. A plastic train whistle will be given to
everyone as a memento of their amazing journey. For all ages. Please register. 

Event Type: Magic Show
Age Groups:

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

  Museum Passes


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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