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Monday, July 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Grab your bestie and come to the library to bake your buns off! You'll be presented with a beautifully decorated baked good that you'll have to replicate to the best of your ability. Based on the hit show from Netflix.  Please register as a team of two. For 4th grade and up. 

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Teens, Kids
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Join us for Maker Camp -- a chance for you to explore, make and share your creativity! Week 3 --  Sci-Fi Skits! Use stop motion and green-screen technology to make up your own wacky science fiction story. Plus invent your own space "Mad Libs" to share! Ages 5+. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult with them. Please register all participants. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come join Grins & Grins for a fast-paced variety show that includes comedy and incredible circus skills. They've performed all over the world, and are happy to be back in Blairstown to amaze and delight! Madcap madness that is guaranteed to please everyone in the family.  All ages; please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

We'll play with lasers and light as we imagine traveling through the stars. Then build your own light up mini spacecraft! Ages 5+. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult with them. Please register all participants. Registration required. 

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Gazebo

History comes alive at the library as you help build a full size plains hunting Tipi, while Mike the guide discusses his first hand experience of living in this unique shelter. Why do they face east? Can you really have a fire in one? These questions and many more will be answered by your guide. For all ages. Please register. 

Event Type: History
Age Groups: All Ages
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

Create a beautiful custom wall hanging using some string and a few knots. These beautiful feathers will add an unique accent to your room or dorm room. Everyone will get to make 2-3 feathers, and will go home with a beautiful display piece. Registration required, ages 12+.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Gazebo

Learn how to survive like the Leni Lenape people of this land did. Try your hand at a variety of skills needed to thrive before electricity, including archery and building a fire by friction. For ages 9 to 18. Please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Watch The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (rated PG, 90 min., 2004) in honor of Spongebob's 20th anniversary. Popcorn and Krabby Patties will be served! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: All Ages
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Sunspots, northern lights, the moon landing, and more will be discussed during this exciting presentation from astrophysicist Lucian Sadowski. Weather
permitting, there will be telescope observations of the Photosphere of our Sun,
and telescope observations of our Moon. For ages 11 to adult. Please register. 

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Learn how to construct pompoms made from yarn and then turn them into key chains.For ages 12-17Registration required.

Event Type: Art, Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Explore stop motion, green screening and more using the Makerspace equipment. Develop and make your own creations. Please note this is not a formal class or workshop but provides the opportunity for independent exploration. Not sure where to start? We can help. Ages 5+. Children must be comfortable with a computer/tablet or have the assistance of a caregiver. Registration required.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Kids, Adult
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Award-winning "TREP$" (short for young enTREPreneurS) teaches children in grades 4 through 8 everything they need to know to start their own businesses. The series of six carefully planned weekly workshops are information-filled and action-packed. The kids just love them!

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Teens, Kids
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Wear your universe! Bring a T-Shirt to decorate in a space theme. Registration required. Ages 10+ This craft will use fabric paint so dress appropriately.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz. Use alka-seltzer to create a rocket from using a film canister. Ages 5+. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult. Registration required.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

For ages 14+. Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons 5e with no preparation of experience needed! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room
Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

A hackathon is an event in which people come together to explore and collaborate on software projects. We'll have introductory coding and electronics projects for those that are interested. More experienced coders can try our challenges for the day.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Professor Hamlin is back, and he has packed his trunk full of wonders! Seemingly mundane objects will float, vanish and appear with hilarious results. With a wave of a wizard's wand, Hamlin makes your day magical. For all ages. Registration required.

Event Type: Magic Show
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

These intergalactic bath bombs will take your next bath to a whole new world. You will get to create two of your own bath bombs with custom scent. With careful layering they will look just like a planet in outer space, and turn your bath into a galaxy. All materials, snacks, and entertainment provided. Registration required. Ages 12+

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Make your pants out of this world with paint! Bring a pair of jeans, shorts, or even a tee with a pocket, and get crafting with Breanna. We'll paint a space scene onto a pocket. For 4th grade and up. Please register. 

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Age Groups: Teens
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Use stop motion and green-screen technology to make up your own wacky science fiction story. Plus invent your own space "Mad Libs" to share! Ages 5+. Children under the age of 9 must have an adult with them. Please register all participants. Registration required. 

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Learn about the many fun things to do with your trained dog with Champion Dog Trainers Betsy Scapicchio and Linda Brennan of Top Dog Obedience School in Flanders, NJ. Betsy and Linda have been training dogs for over 35 years. They compete regularly both locally and in national tournaments.Their dogs and their students' dogs have achieved many championships in obedience and wins and placements at the national level.

Event Type: Animals, Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Lizard Guys bring the lizards to you in this fun animal presentation. They have more than just lizards in this show as they bring along snakes, turtles, frogs and various bugs. Laugh and learn all about these amazing animals!An all ages event, registration is required.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with games, crafts, and a house sorting!  We'll cast a patronus. We'll have a wizard's duel and more. Ages 7-14. Registration required.  Wearing themed shirts encouraged. No masks. No props.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Teens, Kids
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 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.

When registering, please do so as a family by choosing the
Group feature. For example, if your last name is Smith and there are 4 people attending, Write The Smith Family in the first and last name spot, click Group, and enter in 4.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: All Ages

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