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2017 Adult Reading Challenge

Are you in a reading rut? Or would you just like to start your year off by trying different types of books than what you normally choose? Let us help you expand your reading horizons with our READING CHALLENGE!

The challenge begins January 2017 and continues throughout the year. The rules are simple:

  • You can include books in any language and any format.
  • As you complete one month's challenge, fill out an entry form at the Information Desk to be entered for a chance to win a small prize each month. If you complete all 12 challenges, you will be entered to win a grand prize at the end of the year. 
  • Books must be read in the 2017 calendar year to qualify for entry.
  • If you also write a review of the book in the Piscataway Recommends notebook near the Information Desk you will receive an additional entry form for that month. 
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for suggestions or use any of our prepared booklists.
  • Have fun and get out of your comfort zone! You may just discover some new favorite genres or authors!

Here are the monthly challenges! 

January - Read a self-improvement book

February - Read an award-winning book (fiction or nonfiction)

March - Read a book about a culture you're unfamiliar with or set in a different country (fiction or nonfiction)

April - Read a funny book or a book of poems (your choice)

May - Read a memoir

June - Read a science fiction book

July - Read a book set in the summer (fiction or nonfiction)

August - Read a thriller

September - Read a NYT bestseller from the 1990's (fiction or nonfiction)

October - Read a book that will scare you (fiction or nonfiction

November - Read a book translated into English (fiction or nonfiction)

December - Read a Young Adult Book

We hope you enjoy this challenge! Remember-we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Our Museum Pass Program has expanded!

Thank you Friends of Piscataway Library!

As many of you know, we have had FREE museum passes to Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Museum, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex for the past year. Thanks to the further generosity of our Friends of the Library organization, we now can offer a pass to the Garden State Discovery Museum as well! This pass provides free admission to 6 people. For more information, look at "Museum Passes" under the Adult Services tab on our website. 

Your library card, plus a valid government-issued ID that shows a birthday (driver's license, passport), must be presented when checking out.

Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the User Services Desk at Kennedy Library. Passes may be checked out for 4 days and may not be renewed.

We are happy to be able to offer you these passes so that you and your family and friends can enjoy an enriching experience. 

Events for Adults

Scientific Tips on Avoiding Skin Cancer-presented by Laura Youngster, PhD and research scientist Kyle Murphy Ph.D.

05/03/2017 - 7:30pm

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Beginner ESL

05/05/2017 - 3:00pm

English classes for beginners.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732 463 1633 x6 or


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Intermediate ESL Conversation

05/06/2017 - 10:00am

English conversation for intermediate speakers.  To register, contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or


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Art-in-the-Round: Millefiori beads

05/07/2017 - 1:30pm

Join artist Jeannette Kinsler as she demonstrates how to make millefiori canes and beads from polymer clay. 

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The Hot Side of WW1! Long before jazz was cool, it was hot!

05/07/2017 - 2:00pm

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Beginner ESL

05/08/2017 - 3:00pm

English for beginners.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

05/08/2017 - 6:30pm

English conversation group for intermediate speakers.  To register call Kate Baker at 732 463 1633 ext. 6 or email


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Writer's Group @ Kennedy Cafe

05/08/2017 - 7:00pm


Please come and join us as we share, discuss and critique each others writings and works with respect.

The group is open to anyone and is led by local resident and artist Bonnie Brunish and will meet in our Kennedy Cafe, so please feel free to bring snacks or beverages to enjoy while you meet.

This group will meet every 2nd Monday of each month that the library is open. 

Please register for this group by calling the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633x6 or by visiting the Kennedy Library reference desk.

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Belly Dancing returns to Westergard Library!

05/08/2017 - 7:30pm

Join us for a fun night of shimmying and shaking! 


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Job Search Skills Seminars presented by The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB)

05/09/2017 - 10:00am

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