Piscataway Public Library eNewsletter Vol 5 Issue 2

MiY "Art-tronics" - Adventures in Creating Art from Electronics

Join us for this unique arts and craft program where we will take old and recycled electronics and create new and interesting arts and craft objects from them. We will supply the electronics, supplies, and space - you provide the creative flair!! All creations can be taken home with you to enjoy. You are free to create anything you want from our supplies and we are excited to see what you come up with! This is a family friendly program so bring everyone who wants to create, watch, or inspire. To register for this program, please contact the Kennedy reference desk at 732-463-1633 x6 or stop by the next time you are in!

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Bits and Bots - Electronics and Robotics

Join us in our makerspace for open play and experimentation with our Vex robotics kits and Arduino microcontrollers. Whether your interested in creating or modding a robot vehicle, or testing various circuits and sensors, the possibilities can be endless. Come create and explore with us. This will be an open-session there will be no formalities, limited only by your creativity! This program is for ages 11 to adult. Register by visiting or calling the Kennedy reference desk at 732-463-1633 x6.

Monday, October 21, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

MiY: Sewing - Make It, Take It!

Interested in sewing? Learn about our sewing machine and begin work on a new project! All skill levels are welcome.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Save the Date for the next Friends of Piscataway Public Library BOOK SALE beginning with a Friends Night on Thursday, November 7 for members only. The general book sale will run from Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11. Find a complete schedule on the FPPL website. Online or printable membership forms can also be found here: http://pplfriends.org/content/application-membership.

Affordable Care Act Information

New Jersey has decided to use the Federally-facilitated Marketplace to allow individuals wanting to explore coverage options. Information and enrollment options can be accessed at Healthcare.gov. The enrollment period is October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. If you enroll by December 15, insurance goes into effect on January 1, 2014. Thereafter, enrollment will be yearly from October 15 to December 7. There is a toll-free hotline for assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). Help is available in English and 150 other languages. Healthcare.gov also has a Live Chat button on screen.

Getting Ready to Enroll: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-ready-to-enroll-in-the-marketplace/

Checklist of what you will need to apply: https://www.healthcare.gov/downloads/MarketplaceApp_Checklist_Generic.pdf

For more information, there are resources on the library's website that were compiled by the New Jersey State Library Reference Services.

Detecting & Protecting Your Digital Footprint at Work, Home, and on the Road: ID Theft & You!

This session will help you analyze ID safety issues and apply safeguards at work, home, and on the road, not to mention connect to and retrieve additional notable online identity and privacy sites, tools, and resources—all so that you can learn how to detect and protect your digital footprint

Register by calling 732-463-1633 x6 or visiting the Kennedy Library

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

What to Read Next

Let us help you find something new to read! Simply use this link to tell us the last 3 books you read (that you enjoyed) and we'll figure out what you should read next

Click the images below for reviews of some highlighted adult and teen fiction and graphic novels. You can also find more reviews of adult and teen books at the library's two blogs: books2share and Above & Beyond!



The Smartest Card

This September, Piscataway Public Library launched an extended campaign to secure a library card for every first grade student in the Township of Piscataway. To achieve this, the Library is partnering with Piscataway Schools, including the four elementary schools that serve our 500+ first grade students.

Over the upcoming school year, the Library’s Children’s Services department will be offering programs and activities to the first, second, and third graders in these schools during the students’ library period. Programs will include story times, a puppet show, book bingo, book talking and other literacy and book-related games.

Letters will also be sent home with all first grade students this month along with an application for a Piscataway Public Library card to be filled out and returned. The User Services departments will process the students’ completed applications and create library cards to then be distributed at school.

Every first grade student that registers for a new library card will also receive a sticker to commemorate this special occasion! Get the smartest card, your library card, today!

Piscataway History

There is much to discover about Piscataway's rich history, and the library's website is a great place to start! With just one click, you can explore historic photos, family histories, and high school yearbooks, plus browse through two of Piscataway Library's oral history projects, "I Remember Piscataway" and the 2011 Veteran project. You can also freely search (by keyword) local historical newspapers through our digital archive of the Piscataway-Dunellen Review and Chronicle. Coverage is continuous from 1964 to 2006, and all files are scans of the entire issue of the newspaper.

Find much more here: http://www.piscatawaylibrary.org/piscatawayhistory

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