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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Celebrate the Halloween and the Day of the Dead with these spooky maker activities! First pour your own skull chocolates and decorate them. Then make a glowing sugar skull decoration out of a milk jug. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

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. If you would like to use a specific piece of equipment, please let us know in advance by sending an email to sroberts@warrenlib.org.Item available for use during Open Makerspace sessions include:Laptop computersiPadsHive VRMakey MakeyslittleBitsSnap CircuitsLegos

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate the Halloween and the Day of the Dead with these spooky maker activities! First pour your own skull chocolates and decorate them. Then make a glowing sugar skull decoration out of a milk jug. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

It's Halloween time!  Get in the "spirit" by checking out some of our strange and unusual-looking food combinations that will provide you with delicious, but also nutritious snack ideas for festive parties and daily life!  From "Monster Melons" to "Zombie Eyeballs" this is one hands-on, recipe-making class that you will not want to miss! Ages 13 and up. Please register for this program.

Event Type: Health & Exercise
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Monday, October 15, 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, October 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

With Bug Safari, youth will explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. On local field expeditions, youth will search for arthropods, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist-a citizen science project and online social network for nature research.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Use Tinkercad to create your own stand up jack-o-lantern decoration for Halloween then have it 3D printed by the library!Previous experience with Tinkercad, a free, online program available at tinkercad.com, is helpful. Students may want to create their own accounts in advance, but library accounts will be available.Ages 8+ please. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Learn the game of chess and challenge your peers.Ages 5 & up.Registration required.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Train for Dumbledore's Army! Escape from the Room of Requirement by solving the puzzles before time runs out! Registration required. Ages 10-18. Please register for one session only.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Makey Makey is an amazing circuit board that allows kids to design and build contraptions that interact with the computer. Whether your's creating a piano out of play-doh or a cardboard game controller, the Makey Makey makes it easy for kids to experience physical computing. For this activity, it is helpful to have some experience with the Scratch coding language. Scratch is available online, for free at http://scratch.mit.edu. Contact Makerspace Coordinator, Sandy Roberts, at sroberts@warrenlib.org to learn more. 

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Train for Dumbledore's Army! Escape from the Room of Requirement by solving the puzzles before time runs out! Registration required. Ages 10-18. Please register for one session only.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Learn how to improve the quality of your home and your health. We'll discuss ways to make natural, plant-based cleaners and household products that are easy to make with simple ingredients. Learn why we should avoid chemical cleaners and fragrance laden household products, and how simple it is to switch to all natural! Each person who attends will get to bring home a gift. Please register.

Event Type: Health & Exercise
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

The micro:bit is a new board developed in the UK to encourage students to get involved with physical computing and coding. The micro:bit has sensors, LEDs and more loaded right onto the device, so you don't need a lot of equipment to get started. Coding is easy using MS MakeCode or Javscript. In this workshop we'll get hands on as you build your first games using the micro:bit.Ages 9+ please. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

This is our second class on Python. In this workshop we'll extend our learning as we add loops, conditional statements and functions. 

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Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

For ages 9-17. No parents are allowed at this event! Join Miss Christina W. and Miss Lindsay,  for a Halloween themed tween lock-in! Watch Hocus Pocus (I hr. 36 min. run time, rated PG) while eating pizza -- we'll even have a spooky dessert. Make ghostly perler beads, participate in our scavenger hunt, and unwrap our giant candy saran wrap ball! Pick-up is at 9 PM. Registration is required. To register, please visit us at www.warrenlib.org or call us at (908) 813-3858.

Event Type: Special Event, Crafts, Movie
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), 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! 

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

For ages 13-18+. Adventurers wanted! Join us every other Saturday. Learn to play Pathfinder with no experience/preparation needed. Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Make a skeleton for Halloween!  We're using simple materials, but young children will require adult assistance.  Registration required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs), Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Use Tinkercad to create your own stand up jack-o-lantern decoration for Halloween then have it 3D printed by the library!Previous experience with Tinkercad, a free, online program available at tinkercad.com, is helpful. Students may want to create their own accounts in advance, but library accounts will be available.Ages 8+ please. Registration is required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

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. If you would like to use a specific piece of equipment, please let us know in advance by sending an email to sroberts@warrenlib.org.Item available for use during Open Makerspace sessions include:Laptop computersiPadsHive VRMakey MakeyslittleBitsSnap CircuitsLegos

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with these spooky maker activities! First pour your own skull chocolates and decorate them. Then make a glowing sugar skull decoration out of a milk jug. Maker Monday programs combine science, engineering, technology and crafting to encourage curiosity and innovation. For ages 5-12.  Parents are asked to stay and help students under 8 years of age.

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 22, 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, October 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. The Northeast Branch will be having an all out Zombie party! Miss Christina W. and Patrick will zombify your appearance using makeup! Afterwards, dance to macabre music while participating in our scavenger hunt and designing your own zombie rubber ducks. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.*Please note, parents will have to sign a waiver in order for their children to participate in the makeup portion of the program* 

Event Type: Crafts, Music & Dance, Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

With Bug Safari, youth will explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. On local field expeditions, youth will search for arthropods, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist-a citizen science project and online social network for nature research.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a Halloween Edition of the Mad Scientist Club!  We will be making boo bombs, dissecting haunted hands and creating our own Halloween optical illusion.Registration required, ages 5-12.

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Use the Scratch coding language to code a spooky game for Halloween. Add scary sprites and crazy sounds to make a fun, interactive computer game that is all your own!For this activity it is helpful to have some experience with Scratch, a free coding language available at http://scratch.mit.edu. It is also helpful, but not required, to have a basic understanding of the coordinate plane (what X and Y coordinates are). If students would like to save their work, they should either create a Scratch account in advance or bring a usb drive. 

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, kids will learn about the Chinese writing system, write their name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even paint on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For kids ages 5-12.Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant for the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, you will learn about the Chinese writing system, write your name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even translate brush strokes into painting on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For adults and teenagers. Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant from the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Stop motion animation in which hundreds or thousands of photos are stitched together to create a moving picture has brought us many classic movies like "Nightmare Before Christmas." Now you can learn how it's done and make your own masterpiece. Ages 7+ please. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Celebrate the "spirit" of the fall season at our spooktacular tea party!  Tasty treats (no tricks, please!), seasonal beverages and of course - what would a tea party be without tea!  Registration for each individual is required.  Mom and Dad are welcome, too!

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Stop motion animation in which hundreds or thousands of photos are stitched together to create a moving picture has brought us many classic movies like "Nightmare Before Christmas." Now you can learn how it's done and make your own masterpiece. Ages 13+ please. Registration is required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Learn the history, chemistry and craft behind making sugar skulls, a traditional part of the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. Then make and decorate your own.Ages 7+ please. Children under 8 and under should have a teen or adult helper. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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 (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Learn the history, chemistry and craft behind making sugar skulls, a traditional part of the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. Then make and decorate your own.Ages 7+ please. Children under 8 and under should have a teen or adult helper. Registration is required.

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. [...]This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone." Celebrate the 59th anniversary of the premiere of The Twilight Zone by watching notable episodes and putting together your own Mystic Seer candy box. Wear your finest black and white clothing! Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch. 

Event Type: Special Event, Movie, Crafts
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 16 and up. We will be having a screening of Night of the Living Dead (1968, 1 hr. 36 min. run time, NR) to celebrate it's 50th anniversary.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Lorna and Phil Wooldridge of Wise Owl Workshops will weave stories, images, symbolism, and music into this fascinating talk about cemeteries. Early New England burial grounds were the first public art galleries in the New World. Even today, many of these tranquil sites display the remarkable artistic, cultural, and religious changes of this region. Old gravestones or markers often explained how entire families lived and died. For adults and focused teens./children. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Use the Scratch coding language to code a spooky game for Halloween. Add scary sprites and crazy sounds to make a fun, interactive computer game that is all your own!For this activity it is helpful to have some experience with Scratch, a free coding language available at http://scratch.mit.edu. It is also helpful, but not required, to have a basic understanding of the coordinate plane (what X and Y coordinates are). If students would like to save their work, they should either create a Scratch account in advance or bring a usb drive. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

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. If you would like to use a specific piece of equipment, please let us know in advance by sending an email to sroberts@warrenlib.org.Item available for use during Open Makerspace sessions include:Laptop computersiPadsHive VRMakey MakeyslittleBitsSnap CircuitsLegos

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Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Halloween and the Day of the Dead with these spooky maker activities! First pour your own skull chocolates and decorate them. Then make a glowing sugar skull decoration out of a milk jug. For ages 5 to 12.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, October 29, 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, October 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Celebrate 200 years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with a screening of I, Frankenstein.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+), Boomers +
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

With Bug Safari, youth will explore small creatures with big environmental impacts. On local field expeditions, youth will search for arthropods, collect specimens, and post photographs to iNaturalist-a citizen science project and online social network for nature research.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Come dressed up in your Halloween costume and take photos with our green screen technology. Then enjoy the classic "Hocus Pocus"
(rated PG), while munching on spooky treats, and making super easy
crafts. We'll also play Pin the Googly Eye on the Pumpkin! Ages 5 & up.Registration required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Put on your costume and come to the CDH Branch to boogie! We'll have a spooky slime station, ghoulish games to play, and so much more! For kids and tweens. Please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs), Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Learn the game of chess and challenge your peers.Ages 5 & up.Registration required.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)

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