Please note: Piscataway Library will be closed Saturday, September 2 - Monday, September 4 for Labor Day Weekend
Piscataway Public Library is a proud recipient of the World War I and America Grant from Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, this grant enables us to bring together veterans and the general public to explore the American experience of the war and its role in shaping the contemporary world. Save the dates for the following special programs at Kennedy Library:
Saturday, July 15 & Saturday, July 22
Led by local author Bonnie Brunish, read first-hand accounts of the war by Americans who experienced it, and join us to use creative writing as a means of expression, inspired by these stories.
Sunday, October 8
Led by Rutgers Professor Dr. Beryl Satter, join a discussion of first-hand accounts of the war.
For more information and to register for these programs, call Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.
Coming Fall 2017
The STAR Homework Club (SHC) will provide structured time for Piscataway students in grades 6-12 to complete homework after school in the teen spaces at Kennedy and Westergard Libraries. The goal of SHC is to provide students with the necessary time, space, and resources to excel in school, and also to supplement their traditional education with outside of school learning.
SHC will meet every school day, 2:00-5:00pm, at the Kennedy and Westergard Libraries in Piscataway. On half-days, SHC will meet 12:00-3:00pm. Activities will be offered 4:00-4:30pm on select weekdays, and may include crafts, STEM learning, research assistance, book discussions, college/career chats, and more.
Participants will receive access to valuable library resources including research databases to assist with homework and other school projects.
Opportunities are available for students in grades 9-12 to earn community service and volunteer hours as STAR Advisors. Volunteers will provide general assistance to Teen Services Librarians. Applications to become a STAR Advisor will open at the end of July.
The Piscataway Cultural Arts Commission introduces its 2017 Summer Concert Series
The concerts will run Thursday nights at 7pm from July 6 - August 31 at the Columbus Park Extension Gazebo.
July 6: The Guthrie Brothers
The Guthrie’s are taking us on a journey to SCARBOROUGH FAIR with Simon&Garfunkel---so come on along!
July 13: The VooDudes
The VooDudes are back with their fabulous high-energy mix of Gulf Coast roots rock, blues and New Orleans funk groove!
July 20: Shaman the Santana Tribute Band
Love Santana and his musical style? Then you won’t want to miss Shaman!
July 27: The British Invasion
Will pay tribute to the British Invasion Years from the Beatles era. Always a Piscataway favorite!
View the full schedule here
Beyond the Brick Walls
Thanks to all who stopped by our table at the Piscataway Street Fair on Saturday, June 10. As always, we love getting the chance to talk to you outside of the library. It was a beautiful day where we talked about ESL classes, our Adult Reading Challenge, and Summer Reading.
If you happened to miss us at the Street Fair, you can stop by our table at National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. Our table will be set up right in front of Westergard Library where we will be supporting National Night Out's campaign to promote police and community partnerships.
Adult Reading Challenge
The rules are simple:
- During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category.
- After finishing a read, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks.
- Each completed entry form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!
- Extra monthly entries can also be earned by writing a short book review in our Piscataway Recommends notebook by the Information Desk.
- If you complete any of our monthly challenges, you will ALSO be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE chosen at the end of the year! Only one grand prize entry per patron.
- Feel free to ask a Librarian for suggestions!
Click here for more information on the Adult Reading Challenge