Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Bring 2 paper copies of your resume for a review. Library staff will go over your resume with you and share ways to enhance and tweak it.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, September 19, 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.  Check back later for the craft description.

Event Type: Crafts, Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

This month we are creating Embellished Artwork - a whimsical animal painting with 3-D mixed media. In Session 1, we'll design the animal. Choose either a llama, flamingo, or corgi. In Session 2, we'll add the bling. Grades 6-12. Registration required.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, September 21, 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, September 21, 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, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Oktoberfest with music, crafts, fun and family time at the library.  If you don't have Lederhosen to wear, you can make your own Alpine Hat to get in the spirit. Sip on birch beer and snack on pretzels while you enjoy the live accordion music of Maxine Wallingford playing the sounds of the Alps. You may also make your own Apple Pie in Cup with the help of our friendly dietitian from Shoprite.

Event Type: Special Event, History
Age Groups:
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Escape into the world of art at our Paint-a-scape fundraiser. Bring a friend or two, and learn how to paint an ocean scene in this hands-on workshop with local artist Marge Haley. A preliminary sketch will be provided on your canvas to guide your finished painting. All materials are included in the price of the ticket (plus snacks!). Ages 18+.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Tuesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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, September 26, 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, September 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

If you haven't been on a job interview in a while or if you'd like to sharpen some of your job interview skills, sign up for this session. We'll offer one-on-one assistance with you in the areas of the job interview that are challenging for you.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Travel the world by traveling to your local library! We will learn about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with Ms. Fang Xiao. Activities begin at 4:30pm and will include the creation of delicious Moon Cakes and stories about this unique harvest festival from across the world. For ages 5 and up.

Event Type: Special Event, History
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, September 27, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Be the coolest kid in school with your own colorful, handmade pencil bag that really lights up! This creative craft will also teach you how to make a simple circuit with a switch to impress your friends. Ages 10 to 18. Please register. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 1:10pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  Snack will be provided. Rated PG-13, 130 Minutes.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

What is a 3D printer? What can it do? Where is the technology heading? How can I create my own designs for 3D printing? All these questions and more will be answered! This class is for 8 to 14 year olds. Please register. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)

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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