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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Oh, no, the animals are all mixed up!  Help us get them straightened out in this special storytime.  Silly tales, activities to tickle your funny bone, and a craft are all part of the fun!  For kids age 3 and up.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Come listen to stories, sing songs, and make a themed craft each week! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Storytime, Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 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 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Join us for story time with a twist every other Thursday! Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

It's a special Dinosaur Storytime! You'll have a roaring good time with Miss Lina and Miss Morgan as you read dino-mite stories, make your own fossils, play games and more! For ages 3 to 5. Younger siblings are always welcome to join. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 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 - 10:30am to 10:50am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Bring your baby and listen to stories, sing songs, and do finger plays. For infants under the age of 2. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Infants (0-2 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 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, July 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Rain sticks were a primitive musical instrument, come and make one.Registration Required,limited to 23 kids

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join Miss Sandy, from Kaleidoscope Enrichment, for STEM Storytime! Each session we'll share an exciting STEM-inspired children's book together, then we'll complete a project based on it.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 1:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come make a cool winter scene with food during this edible art workshop.  For children ages 5-9.  Registration is required.

Event Type: Special Event, Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Big Jeff DeSmedt is the hardest-working six-foot-six-inch singer-songwriter in family music! His blend of humor, learning and "super-interactive" audience participation will be on display in our Gazebo.  If it rains, we'll move the party inside.  For all ages. 

Event Type: Concert, Music & Dance
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room
Event Type: Storytime, Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:20am
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!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Infants (0-2 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 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: Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Story Time Summer Picnic Days.  Bring a bag lunch, we will supply Juice and dessert.Have fun decorating you own Frisbee, to play with at the beach or your own back yard.  

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Oh, no, the animals are all mixed up!  Help us get them straightened out in this special storytime.  Silly tales, activities to tickle your funny bone, and a craft are all part of the fun!  For kids age 3 and up.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Come listen to stories, sing songs, and make a themed craft each week! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Storytime, Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Oh, no, the animals are all mixed up!  Help us get them straightened out in this special storytime.  Silly tales, activities to tickle your funny bone, and a craft are all part of the fun!  For kids age 3 and up.  Registration required.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Thursday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 3-8. Join Miss Lindsay and Miss Christina W. in celebrating Shark Week! Make your own shark sensory bottle and create a shark inspired snack. Please call the library with any food allergy concerns. Please bring your own clear water bottle with the cap. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 10:50am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Bring your baby and listen to stories, sing songs, and do finger plays. For infants under the age of 2. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Infants (0-2 yrs)
Friday, July 27, 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, July 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Paint a Bobble head Terrier.  Registration Required, limited to 23 kids.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)
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.

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

"Take a Tromp through the Swamp" with children's musician Tom Sieling.  A top ten lineup of the world's most fun, participatory (even a bit athletic!) kids' songs - sure to engage the whole family!  Lots of encouragement of the kids' lifelong participation in music is included, in keeping with the "Libraries Rock! theme.  Also includes beautiful slides and many cool facts about NJ animals.  Registration is required!  

Event Type: Music & Dance
Age Groups: Infants (0-2 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
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.

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:20am
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!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Infants (0-2 yrs), Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 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: Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 3-8. Decorate a cupcake to look like a drum! Please note, after 15 minutes your spot will be given to a child on the waiting list. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Story Time Summer Picnic Days. This week sticker fun for all. A construction site scenecould turn into a craft mat to use at home. Bring a bag lunch  and we will supply juice and a dessert.

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 3-8. Decorate a cupcake to look like a drum! Please note, after 15 minutes your spot will be given to a child on the waiting list. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs)

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