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Programs for Adults at the Library this May

Enjoy reading and talking about what you’ve read? Join a book discussion group at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch.


On Tuesday May 2 at 7 pm, the Library’s A Good Yarn book group will be discussing “Carrying Albert Home” by Homer Hickam. The Morning Fiction group will meet Tuesday May 9 at 10 am with a discussion of “Tracks” by Robyn Davidson. These two groups meet monthly.


The new American History discussion group meets quarterly; its next meeting will be May 18 at 7 pm discussing “The Guns of August” by Barbara W. Tuchman.


Book groups require no registration, just read the book.


Learn the basics of iPad use at the Mary Jacobs Library on Thursday, May 4, 3-4 pm. join us for Technology Time: iPad Basics. Bring your iPad for an overview of this popular device and its basic functions. We will also review the SCLSNJ app and its principal functions. Registration is not required.
Adults (18+ years old) with special needs can Get a Move On at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Thursday, May 11 at 5 pm. Special needs adults are invited to hang out, make friends, and maybe even break a sweat with a fun exercise activity. These programs will continue to be held on the second Thursday of each month through August 10, 5 - 6 pm. Registration is required.


Learn Savvy Social Security Planning at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.


Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits on Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm. Financial advisor and retirement specialist Kevin Lynch will explain how to avoid Social Security pitfalls and get the most from the benefits you’ve earned. Registration is suggested.


Learn about the music and instruments of the Baroque Period at the Library on Thursday May 25 at 7 pm during the Princeton Festival’s Baroque Music Concerts Lecture. In broad terms, the Baroque period is when the sonata became a fixed form, the orchestra was born, opera kicked off in a big way and the concerto gave soloists the chance to properly show off. From its beginnings in the early 1600s to the mid-1700s, the Baroque style remained distinctly ordered, ornate, and increasingly emotive. This program will be presented by scholar and musician John Burkhalter III. Registration is suggested.


These programs and more can be found at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. For more information about any programs or to register, visit SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call 609-924-7073 ext 4. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey visit SCLSNJ.org.

 

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library May 17 Programs

Most programs require registration.
For further information, call 609-924-7073 or visit SCLSNJ.org.
The Library will be closed May 23 & May 29.

Preschool Programs
Toddler Sing with Pat (ages 1-3) May 2, 9, & 16 at 10:30 am
Story & Craft (ages 2-6)
May 5 & 12 at 10 am
Rhyme Time (newborn-24 months) May 5 & 12 at 10:30 am
Crafts for Little Hands (ages 2-6) May 10 & 24 at 10 am
Serious Fun at the Little Gym (newborn-2 years) May 19 at 10 am
Serious Fun at the Little Gym (ages 3-6) May 19 at 10:45 am
Playgroup (newborn-24 months) May 26 at 10 am

School-Age Programs
Lego Challenge (grades 1-5)
May 9 at 5 pm
Yoga (grades K-2)
May 10 at 5 pm
Yoga (grades 3-5)
May 10 at 5:30 pm
Apps for Kids: Pokemon Go (grades K-6) May 18 at 5 p.m.
Chess (grades 1-6) May 22 at 5 pm

Saturday Programs
DIY Family Craft: Jellyfish (all ages) May 6 at 10:30 am
Free SAT Math Tutoring (grades 9-11) May 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 1 pm
Sing Along with Pat (ages 1-4)
May 13 at 10:30 am

Teen Programs
First Look Books (grades 6-12)
Ongoing
Monty Math Club (grades 6-8)
May 1, 8, & 15 at 5:30 pm
Volunteer Opportunity: May the 4th Be With You (grades 7-12) May 4 at 5 pm
Volunteer Opportunity: DIY Family Craft (grades 7-12)
May 6 at 10:30 am
Free SAT Math Tutoring (grades 9-11) May 6, 13, 20, & 27 at 1 pm
Application Myths Dispelled: The Ins and Outs of Applying to College (grades 9-12 & parents/caregivers) May 8 at 7 pm
Volunteer Opportunity: Lego Challenge (grades 7-12)
May 9 at 4:45 p.m.
Let it Rot: Composting, from Garbage to Garden (grades 9-12 & parents/caregivers)
April 18 at 7 pm
Yoga (grades 6-8) May 17 at 5:30 pm
Volunteer Opportunity: Chess (grades 7-12) May 22 at 4:30 pm

All Ages
May the 4th Be With You (grades 7-12) May 4 at 6 pm
DIY Family Craft: Jellyfish (all ages) May 6 & 25at 10:30 am

Programs for Adults
A Good Yarn Book Group
May 2 at 7 pm
Technology Time: iPad Basics
May 4 at 3 pm
English Conversation Group
May 5, 12, 19, & 26 at 12 pm
Morning Fiction – Start your day with us May 9 at 10 am
Get a move on! Special Needs Fitness May 11 at 5 pm
Savvy Social Security
May 11 at 7 pm
American History Book Discussion
May 18 at 7 pm
The Baroque Period: Princeton Festival’s Baroque Music Concerts Lecture
May 25 at 7 pm
 

May Programs for Children and Teens at the Mary Jacobs Library

Calling Star Wars fans of all ages: Join SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch for “May the 4th Be With You,” a special family event held on Thursday, May 4, 6 - 7:30 pm. Meet characters from the 501st Legion and participate in activities from a galaxy far, far away. Arrive in costume to earn an extra entry into our prize drawing.


Listen, learn and create during the Library’s hands-on programs: Story & Craft (ages 2 - 6) on Fridays, May 5 and 12 at 10 am and Crafts for Little Hands (ages 2-6) on Wednesdays, May 10 and 24 at 10 am.
Do you enjoy stories, puppets and songs? Join Miss Katie on Friday, May 5 and 12 at 10:30 am for Rhyme Time (ages newborn - 24 months).


Have Serious Fun with The Little Gym! Through gymnastics and music, children grow confidence, strength, and agility while gaining physical skills. Join an age-appropriate free demo session and experience The Little Gym way. Sessions will be held on Friday, May 19 at 10 am (ages newborn - 2 years) and at 10:45 am (ages 3-6). Note: an SCLSNJ Parental Waiver and Consent Form is required for these programs.


Families with children ages newborn - 24 months: play with toys, dance to music, and make new friends during Playgroup at the Library on Friday, May 26 at 10 am.


Caregivers and students in grades 9-12: Brooke Stengel Fitzgerald, a well-respected college counselor with an extensive career in the field of college admissions and college counseling, will be at the Mary Jacobs Library for a presentation: “Application Myths Dispelled: The Ins and Outs of Applying to College.” This free program will be held on Monday, May 8 at 7 pm.


Try yoga at the Library with instructor Daria Hartman. These fun, inspirational classes will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 5 pm (grades K-2) and at 5:30 pm (grades 3-5). A teen class will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 pm (grades 6-8). Please bring a mat or towel. NOTE: An SCLSNJ Parental Waiver and Consent Form is required for these yoga programs.


Families: learn how to go green! Master Gardener Lorna Fletcher will explore the world of decomposition and find out how to turn your kitchen and yard waste into soil for your garden. “Let It Rot: Composting, From Garbage to Garden” will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 6 pm and is open to grades 5 - 12 and adults.


Gotta catch ‘em all! Bring your mobile device for the “Apps for Kids” program and play Pokemon Go at the Library. Players in grades K - 6 are welcome to attend on Thursday, May 18 at 5 pm.
Volunteer opportunities for grades 7-12: The Library needs reliable teen volunteers to provide assistance during programs. Duties include: set-up, hands-on interaction during the program, and clean-up of the room. Teen volunteers must be attentive, enthusiastic and able to assist the library staff as needed. Volunteers must have great social skills and previous experience with children. Community service hours will be awarded for participation.


May the 4th Be With You: Thursday, May 4, 5 - 8 p .m.
DIY Family Craft: Saturday, May 6, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Lego Challenge: Tuesday, May 9, 4:45 - 6 pm.
Chess: Monday, May 22, 4:30 - 6:30 pm (Knowledge of chess play required.)


Interested in volunteering at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library this summer? Students that will be entering Grades 7-12 this fall can submit a volunteer application packet to the Youth Services Desk. The summer schedule opens on Wednesday, May 24 and volunteer applications will be accepted until Saturday, June 10. Volunteer shifts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit the Youth Services Desk.


These programs and more can be found at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch. For more information about any programs or to register, visit SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call 609-924-7073 ext 5. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey visit SCLSNJ.org.
 

May 16 Deadline to Register to Vote in Primary

The Primary Election will be held on June 6, 2017. The last day to register to vote or transfer your registration for this election is: May 16, 2017. There is no special registration for primaries. If you have registered to vote before and have voted in a recent election, you are a registered voter. If you are not registered, see below for special extended hours at the Somerset County Board of Elections.


The Office of the Somerset County Board of Elections, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, will be open on May 16, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for the purpose of voter registration. The Somerset County Board of Elections phone number is 908-231-7084.


For more information, go to: www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/affiliated-agencies/election-board.