Northeast Branch (Independence)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-16. Love technology and designing things using your own imagination? Then, join Patrick at Maker Madness! This camp will be dedicated to creating awesome and unique things related to STEAM. This week's subjects are engineering and technology. Learn how to create your own unique designs by building with Strawbees. You will also learn how to use a Makey Makey by playing a Mario video game! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 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 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Join our monthly book club. We will be reading The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmund Tutu.

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Come and enjoy a lively cafe style book club for discussion and light refreshments. This month we will be reading Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak.

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
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 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

If you like to knit or crochet, or would like to learn, join our crafty ladies!

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet, Crafts
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
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)
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 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Today's job market is not easy to navigate.  Join us for an informal job seekers networking/support group where you can share your job search experiences and learn how to improve your job seeking skills. Get motivated and inspired. Support and encourage one another, share tips, resources and job leads.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For all ages. Join the Northeast Branch for another fun karaoke & pizza! Eat hot pizza while singing to your favorite songs. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Music & Dance
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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Zoo Jersey will be doing a Wildlife Program that will showcase some of the most amazing creatures on the planet, from unforgettable invertebrates to poisonous amphibians and giant pythons.  We'll explore animals of all shapes and sizes up close and personal, many of which you can touch! We'll examine them and highlight some of these creature's special skills and some of their amazing behaviors for an unforgettable Zoo Jersey wildlife experience! This is a ticketed event. Tickets go on sale one week prior to the event. Tickets are $1.00 and are fully refundable at the door.

Event Type: Animals, Special Event
Age Groups:
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Join a great group of people and play Mahjongg. Games from beginner to advanced. Beginners welcome!

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For all ages. Take a break from the heat and participate in fun Pokémon themed carnival games! Afterwards, we will be watching the movie Pokémon: The Spell of the Unknown (rated G, 1 h 33 min. run time) while eating pizza and popcorn. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Special Event, Movie, Clubs
Age Groups:
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations.

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Americans, and can lead to the loss of independence and create undue financial burdens. The home may possess hazards that can lead to increased risks of falling while at home. However, there are simple modifications that can make the home a safer place to be. Join the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey and learn to identify potential hazards, modify your home for increased safety, and reduce your risk of falls. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Health & Exercise
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
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)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 18+. Learn how to paint an ocean scene in this hands-on workshop. A preliminary sketch will be provided on your canvas to guide your finished painting. This is a ticketed event. All materials are included in the price of the ticket. Tickets are $35.00. 

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
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 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For all ages. Is the heat getting to you? Join the Northeast Branch in celebrating Christmas in July! We will be watching Home Alone (rated PG, 1 h 43 min. run time) while sipping on hot chocolate milkshakes, eating pizza, and decorating donuts to look like snowmen. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Special Event, Movie
Age Groups:
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)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

If you like to knit or crochet, or would like to learn, join our crafty ladies!

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet, Crafts
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Bring 2 paper copies of your resume for a review.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
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 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. No parents are allowed at this event! Join Miss Christina W., Miss Lindsay, and Patrick for a tween lock-in! Watch School of Rock (rated PG-13, 1 hr. 49 min. run time) while eating pizza. We'll even have an ice cream buffet! Create your own music inspired button as well as a paint splattered t-shirt (please bring your own white t-shirt). Participate in our scavenger hunt and win prizes! Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch. Pick-up is from 9:00 to 9:15.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)
Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For all ages. Learn all about sharks in this magic-packed, educational show!  Participants from the audience will get the chance to play the "pass the shark" game. Magician Steve Woyce will even try to read your mind! This is a ticketed event. Tickets go on sale one week prior to the show. Tickets are $1.00 and are fully refundable at the door.

Event Type: Magic Show, Special Event
Age Groups:
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Join a great group of people and play Mahjongg. Games from beginner to advanced. Beginners welcome!

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

Yarn over Time is a crochet and knitting group designed for after work and evening crafters. All ages and experience levels welcome, including beginners. Join us to get acquainted, share ideas, techniques, and work on your own creations.

Event Type: Clubs, Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Are you hearing more about organic food and farming and wondering what's behind it all?  Join us for a discussion of the history of organic agriculture, the USDA organic certification program and how it connects to the local food movement. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:45am
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

If you're looking for a job, you need a good Elevator Pitch. Bring 2 paper copies of your Elevator Pitch and we'll go over it with you to see if there are ways to improve or tweak it. Also, this is an opportunity to practice your Elevator Pitch, with an eye on your presentation skills. Please register.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
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 - 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)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey will be presenting a program on understanding Hospice and Supportive Care. During an illness that can't be cured, you or a loved one may decide the treatments meant to cure or slow a disease are no longer working, or you're ready to stop them. Even with death on the horizon, the quality of each day is important. Hospice Care helps provide comfort and support to patients and loved ones. Join us as we discuss Hospice Care, how it relates to Supportive Care, and dispel common myths surrounding this life-affirming program.

Event Type: Health & Exercise
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 6-12. Gamer's Club is for those who have a passion for gaming, any kind, any type, video games, board games, card games, anything you can think of! Everyone is welcome to bring their own portable gaming devices and trading cards (Pokémon trading cards are highly encouraged). Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Computer/Video Games, Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)

Northeast Branch (Independence)

The Northeast Branch first opened in February of 1993. In November 2009, the Warren County Freeholders purchased the Best Fruit Farm Building as the future home of the branch. After a year of renovations, in May 2011, staff and a group of 153 volunteers moved the branch to our new location. The new facility has become a community center with its meeting rooms, public access computers, and quiet reading area. We strive to offer programs of interest to both children and adults as well as being a focal point for community interaction.

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