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Saturday October 21, 2017

 

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November Preschool Programs at the Mary Jacobs Library

Play and Music Sampler: November 3, 10 am. (ages 6 months-3 years) Join Miss Liz from the Hillsborough Gymboree as we fly our parachute, sing songs, shake our maracas, and engage in a world of learning through play.


Toddler Sing with Pat: November 7, 14, 21, 28, 10:30 am. (ages 1-3) Miss Pat returns for guitar sing-alongs. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.


Storytime: November 10, 10 am. (ages 2-6) Encourage early literacy through stories, songs, and more.
Storytime: Rhyme Time: November 10, 10:30 am. (birth - 24 months) Interactive babytime featuring puppets, songs, and finger plays.


Crafts for Little Hands: November 22, 10 am. (ages 2-6). Stories and rhymes followed by a process based art project. Dress for a mess.


For more information or to register, visit 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call (609) 924-7073. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about SCLSNJ visit SCLSNJ.org. 

Mary Jacobs Memorial Library Programs November 2017

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

* Library is closed on November 23 & 24

All Ages
Saturday Sing Along with Pat November 4 at 10:30 am
DIY Family Craft - Make a Turkey
November 8 at 6 pm
November 18 at 10:30 am
Storytime
November 17 at 10:30am
Gingerbread House Contest November 27 at 9:30 am

Saturday Programs
Saturday Sing Along with Pat (all ages) November 4,10:30 am
Volunteer Opportunity - Jedi Academy (grades 7-12) November 11 at 10 am
Jedi Academy (grades K-6) November 11 at 10:30 am
MJL's Film Appreciation Series - A Veterans Day Tribute (adult)
November 11 at 10:30 am
DIY Family Craft - Make a Turkey (all ages) Nov. 18, 10:30 am
Volunteer Opportunity - DIY Family Craft (grades 7-12) November 18 at 10:30 am
Reading Buddy (grades K-4) November 25 at 10 am
Volunteer Opportunity - Reading Buddy (grades 7-12) November 25 at 10 am

Preschool Programs
Play & Music Sampler (ages 6 months - 3 years) Nov. 3, 10 am
Toddler Sing with Pat (ages 1-3) November 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 10:30 am
Storytime (ages 2-6) November 10 at 10 am
Babytime - Rhyme Time (ages birth - 24 months) Nov. 10, 10:30 am
Crafts for Little Hands (ages 2-6) November 22 at 10 am

School-Age Programs
Reading Buddy (grades K-4) November 2, 9 & 16 at 5 pm
November 25 at 10 am
Jedi Academy (grades K-6) November 11 at 10:30 am
Chess (grades 1-6) Nov. 13, 5 pm
Lego Robotics - Make it Float (grades 5-8) Nov. 15 at 5 pm
MAKE a Difference - Color-a-Smile (grades 4-8) Nov. 20, 5:30 pm
Lego Challenge (grades K-5) November 21 at 5 pm

Teen Programs
First Look Books (grades 6-12) Ongoing
Volunteer Opportunity - Reading Buddy (grades 7-12) Nov. 2, 9 & 16 at 5 pm
Nov. 25 at 10 am
Monty Math Club (grades 6-8) Nov. 6, 20 & 27 at 5:30 pm
Volunteer Opportunity - DIY Family Craft (grades 7-12) November 8 at 6 pm
Nov. 18 at 10:30 am
Volunteer Opportunity - Jedi Academy (grades 7-12) Nov. 11 at 10 am
Volunteer Opportunity - Chess (grades 7-12) Nov. 13 at 4:30 pm

Programs for Adults
Facebook: Privacy and Security November 1 at 10 am
Chronic Illness Self-Management November 1, 8, 15 & 29 at 10 am
Technology Time: iPad Basics November 2 at 3 pm
Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem November 2 at 7 pm
English Conversation Group November 3 & 10 at 12 pm
A Good Yarn Book Group November 7 at 7 pm
Get a move on! Special needs fitness November 9 at 5 pm
Indians in the Rocky Hill Area November 9 at 7 pm
MJL's Film Appreciation Series - A Veterans Day Tribute Nov. 11 at 10:30 am
Tuesday Morning Page Turners November 14 at 10 am
Cooking with Kir November 14 at 7 pm
American History Book Discussion Nov. 16, 7 pm

 

November Adult Programs the Mary Jacobs Library

Facebook: Privacy and Security: November 1, 10 a.m. Mary Jacobs Adult Services Librarian Manny Miracle will showcase the security and privacy settings available in Facebook.


Chronic Illness Self-Management: November 1, 8, 15, 29, 10 a.m. The Montgomery Township Department of Health presents an evidence-based, Stanford University developed program series that will help those with chronic health conditions manage their well-being. It is recommended that you attend all six sessions if possible. This series started October 25.


Technology Time: iPad Basics: November 2, 3 p.m. Bring your iPad for an overview of the functions of this popular device, including how to download and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks.


Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem - Presented by Raconteur Radio: November 2, 7 p.m. Holmes and Watson embark on a roundabout continental holiday designed to thwart the relentless pursuit of Professor Moriarty. Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences in a variety of venues throughout the Tri-State area. Refreshments will be served.


A Good Yarn Book Group: November 7, 7 p.m. For this meeting Euphoria by Lily King will be read. For assistance obtaining a copy of the book, call (609) 924-7073 or stop by the reference desk.
Get a move on! Special needs fitness: November 9, 5 p.m. Come to the library for a chance for adults with special needs to hang out, make friends, and maybe even break a sweat. Participants do not require a library card, but do need to be registered online in advance.


Indians in the Rocky Hill Area - Their Settlements and Autumn Activities: November 9, 7 p.m. Learn more about the Indians that inhabited what is now Rocky Hill and the surrounding countryside. Find out about their settlements, lifestyles, and autumn activities. Registration is suggested.


Mary Jacobs Library's Film Appreciation Series - A Veterans Day Tribute: Hollywood Actor Veterans: November 11, 10:30 a.m. Review some of our favorite Hollywood actors who served in the wartime military. We'll talk about their service experiences and look at interesting clips from their post-war films.
Tuesday Morning Page Turners: November 14, 10 a.m. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson will be read at this meeting. For assistance obtaining a copy of the book, call (609) 924-7073 or stop by the reference desk.


Cooking with Kir - Seasonal Fruit Desserts: November 14, 7 p.m. Learn to make festive desserts made with seasonal fruits and light meringue. Try tasty samples and then delight your holiday guests at home, including those avoiding gluten. Registration is required.


American History Book Discussion, November 16, 7 p.m. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann will be read at this meeting.


For more information or to register, visit 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call (609) 924-7073. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about SCLSNJ visit SCLSNJ.org.

 

School-Age & Tween Programs the Mary Jacobs Library

Reading Buddy: November 2, 9, 16 between 5-7 p.m. and November 25, between 10-11:45 a.m. (Grades K-4). Looking for additional literacy support for your child? Reading Buddy is a program in which teen volunteers partner with children for 15 minutes of shared reading time.


Jedi Academy: November 11, 10 a.m. (Grades K-6). Calling all Padawans: Think you have what it takes to make it through our Jedi Academy? Join us for lightsaber duels, a scavenger hunt, Star Wars trivia, prizes, and more. Costumes encouraged.


Chess: November 13, 5 p.m. (Grades 1-6). An hour of informal play. It is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of chess.


Make a Difference - Color a Smile: November 20, 5:30 p.m. New tween volunteer opportunity for grades 4-8: Create art for Color a Smile, a non-profit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.


For more information or to register, visit 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call (609) 924-7073. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about SCLSNJ visit SCLSNJ.org. 

November Teen Programs at the Mary Jacobs Library

Monty Math Club (MMC): November 6, 20, 27; 5:30 pm. MMC is for students who want to improve their problem solving skills and build a solid mathematical foundation through fun and challenging math problems. Grades 6-8.


SCLSNJ needs reliable teen volunteers in grades 7-12 to provide assistance during our 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 should have previous experience with children. Community service hours will be awarded for participation for the following programs: DIY Family Craft: November 8, 6 pm. and November 18, 10:30 am.; Jedi Academy: November 11, 10 am.; Chess: November 13, 4:30 pm.; Lego Challenge: November 21 at 4:45 pm.


Previous Reading Buddy teen volunteers and teens in grades 7-12 with an interest in teaching or leadership opportunities are encouraged to register for Reading Buddy. Volunteers will partner with children in grades K-4 for 15 minutes of shared reading time. Sessions are available on November 2, 9 and 16 at 5 pm. and November 25 at 10 am.


For more information or to register, visit 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill or call (609) 924-7073. For a complete list of upcoming Library programs and additional information about SCLSNJ visit SCLSNJ.org. 

Final Blue Pomegranate Show of the Fall Season Nov 16

Blue Pomegranate, a program that provides a delightful evening of creative entertainment by local visual and musical artists will open its doors once again on Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 pm in Cook Hall on the Blawenburg Church campus on the Route 518.


Acclaimed local musician Chris Harford will bring his talents along with his Band of Changes to the event. They perform a variety of musical genres, including folk and rock.


Visual art for the evening will include paintings, photography, and pottery by Chris Harford and Friends, a talented group of local artists.


"Although this is the final show of the fall season, we are already looking forward to the spring", says church member and Blue Pomegranate coordinator Alan Taback. "There is a lot of talent out there and we are so happy to provide them a venue."


Admission is free but donations are encouraged to support the work of the church and the musical artists. Light refreshments are served.


For more details, go to www.BlawenburgChurch.org, or on Facebook @BlawenburgChurch, or @BluePom.