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Programs for Adults at the Library this June

SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch offers adults many great programs each month. June is no exception.


On June 1, 3-4 p.m., the Library will host Technology Time: iPad Basics. Bring your iPad for an overview of the iPad and its basic functions. Learn about the SCLSNJ app and its functions for tracking your library account.


On June 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Web design instructor Crissy Blanos will present Wordpress 101. Participants will learn about creating and maintaining your website with Wordpress. Registration is suggested. Bring your own laptop. A limited number of loaner laptops will be available. Please contact the Library in advance if you will need to borrow a laptop.


Learn about Magical Destinations of NJ and Beyond during a Coffee Time Talk on June 7, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Join local author Natalie Zaman and discover nearby history and houses of worship, folklore and natural wonders, museums and events--many fun and free. Plan some day trips and weekend getaways based on discoveries found in her latest release, Magical Destinations of the Northeast. You just might find some magic in your own backyard! Light refreshments will be served.


Get a move on with Special Needs Fitness on June 8, 5-6 p.m. This program is a wonderful opportunity for adults (18+) with special needs to hang out, make friends, and maybe even break a sweat, right at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. This monthly activity will feature a variety of fun fitness activities. Registration is required. We suggest that a parent or guardian remain present in the library. Participants are not required to have a library card or live in the area. Please call the library to let us know if you need any special accommodations to attend this program. (609) 924-7073 ext 4.


If you’re wondering which Individual Retirement Accounts are right for you or about related withdrawals and taxing, find out how IRAs can fit into your overall retirement plan during an IRA Planning program at the Library June 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn how to enjoy the retirement you worked so hard to earn. Registration is suggested.


It’s time for Summer Sounds, the live outdoor concert series, at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. This summer, concerts will range from Irish standards to rockabilly and classic pop. The concerts will be held every Tuesday June 20 through August 1, except July 4, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Food is welcome (outdoors). Bring chairs or blanket. If the weather is bad, the show is inside.


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.

 

June Programs for Children and Teens at the Mary Jacobs Library

Bring the whole family to SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch on Wednesday, June 28 at 10:30 am to enjoy a variety of games and activities during our Day of Play: Summer Reading Kick-Off.
All are invited to participate in the Library’s Community Art Project on Friday, June 30 at 10 am. Help decorate the Youth Services area by creating your own building to add to a miniature city. The Library will supply the materials; you bring the creativity.


Miss Pat will visit Mary Jacobs Library for guitar sing-alongs on Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 am (ages 1-4) and Tuesdays, June 20 and 27 at 10:30 am (ages 1-3).


Have Serious Fun with The Little Gym at the Library. 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, June 23 at 10 a.m. (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.


Caregivers and students in grades 9-12 are invited to join Susan Alaimo, founder and director of SAT Smart at Mary Jacobs Library for a presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About the PSAT, New SAT, ACT and Entire College Application Process.” This free program will be held on Thursday, June 1 at 7 pm.


Monty Math Club (MMC) is for students in grades 6-8 who want to improve their problem solving skills and build a solid mathematical foundation through fun and challenging math problems. Montgomery High School students Niva and Nandita run the club by working through sets of problems with you. Contact Niva and Nandita at montymc45@gmail.com for more details. Meetings will be held on Mondays, June 5 and 12 at 5:30 pm. Contest will be held on Monday, June 19 at 5:30 pm.


Curious about Chess? Children in grades 1-6 can register for an hour of informal play at the Library on Thursday, June 15 at 5 pm. Participants will be paired with a player close in age and/or ability.
Mary Jacobs Memorial 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 should have great social skills and previous experience with children. Community service hours will be awarded for participation.


Volunteer opportunities (grades 7-12):
Chess on Thursday, June 15, 4:30-6:30 pm. Knowledge of chess play required.
Summer volunteers: Interested in volunteering at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library this summer? Students that will be entering grades 7-12 in the 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.
 

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library June 2017 Programs

Most programs require registration.
For further information, call 609-924-7073 or visit SCLSNJ.org.

Preschool Programs
Toddler Sing with Pat (ages 1-3) June 20 & 27 at 10:30 am
Serious Fun at The Little Gym (newborn-2 years) June 23 at 10 am
Serious Fun at The Little Gym (ages 3-6) June 23 at 10:45 am

School-Age Programs
Chess (grades 1-6) June 15 at 5 pm

Saturday Programs
Sing Along with Pat (ages 1-4)
June 10 at 10:30 am
Knit In Public (adults)
June 10 at 11:30 am

Teen Programs
Everything You Need to Know About the PSAT, New SAT, ACT and Entire College Application Process (grades 9-12 & parents/caregivers)
June 1 at 7 pm
Monty Math Club (grades 6-8)
June 5 & 12 at 5:30 pm
Volunteer Opportunity: Chess (grades 7-12) June 15 at 4:30 pm
Monty Math Club Contest (grades 6-8) June 19 at 5:30 pm

All Ages
Summer Sounds: Tweed Schade June 20 at 6:30 pm

All Ages
Summer Sounds: The Professors June 27 at 6:30 pm
Day of Play: Summer Reading Kick-Off June 28 at 10:30 am
Community Art Project: Build a City June 30 at 10 am

Programs for Adults
Technology Time: iPad Basics
June 1 at 3 pm
English Conversation Group
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 12 pm
A Good Yarn Book Group
June 6 at 7 pm
Wordpress 101 June 6 at 7 pm
Coffee Time Talks: Magical Destinations of New Jersey and Beyond June 7 at 11 am
Get a move on! Special needs fitness June 8 at 5 pm
IRA Planning June 8 at 7 pm
Knit In Public June 10 at 11:30 am
Morning Fiction Book Group: Start your day with us
June 13 at 10 am