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NOT-SO-SCARY STORY NIGHT

2017 SUMMER READING CLUB

Piscataway Public Library’s Children’s Services would like to thank the Friends of the Piscataway Library for their continued support of Children’s Services especially children’s programming and our Summer Reading Club.  

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their support:

 

THE SANDBOX BLOG

Our blog is specially-designed for kids and parents!   We also encourage Piscataway kids to submit their own creative writing and original artwork. Have a story, poem, or drawing you'd like to share? Submit your work to a Children's Librarian at Kennedy or Westergard Library, or email it to pwong@piscatawaylibrary.org and we'll post it on our blog for you. Visit our blog, The Sandbox, at pplkids.wordpress.com. and check out all the cool entries submitted by kids for kids, and be on the lookout for special contests!    

 

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Check out our storytimes for children by clicking on STORYTIMES above in the left hand corner!

Halloween Drop-in Craft!

10/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special Halloween craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

11/13/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Muscles in Motion!

11/17/2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 3 - 5

​Kids can "shake their sillies out" in this action-packed half hour of music, dancing and movement.    Kids should wear sweatpants or comfortable clothing and socks. 

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Wednesday, November 1st.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Bedtime Rhyme Time

11/27/2017 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

(ages 6-36 months with a parent or caregiver)

Share rhymes, finger plays, peek-a-boo games, and a story during this fast-paced 20-minute program.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Stories Around the Christmas Tree

12/09/2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

(Ages 3 and up and their families)

A magical program filled with stories, songs and Christmas fun for everyone to enjoy!

No registration necessary.

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Muscles in Motion!

12/15/2017 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Ages 3 - 5

​Kids can "shake their sillies out" in this action-packed half hour of music, dancing and movement.    Kids should wear sweatpants or comfortable clothing and socks. 

Please register at the Kennedy Children's Information Desk or call 732-463-1633, ext. 7 during regular library hours beginning 10:00am on Friday, December 1st.

 

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

ChapterCats Book Club

10/24/2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For children in grades 3-5

Join us as we discuss each of our FAVORITE books over snacks, games, and activities.  Choose your FAVORITE book and  be ready to talk about it and have some fun.  Please register at Kennedy Library 732-463-1633 ext. 7. starting on Monday, October 2nd. 

Kennedy Small Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

10/26/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

Join us for some Wii competition, board and card games -- or just watch as others compete.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Halloween Drop-in Craft!

10/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

All Ages

Drop in anytime between 4:00pm and 4:45pm and make a special Halloween craft.

Kennedy Childrens Room

Chess for Kids

10/30/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

11/06/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Tales for Tails

11/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Grades K - 5

Drop in and read to trained therapy dogs from The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.Image result for reading to therapy dogs

 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/13/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Escape the Room: Attack of the Locks

11/18/2017 - 1:00pm to 3:45pm

For kids in grades 4th-7th.

Work together to gather clues and solve puzzles, but be sure to do it before time runs out! We will be running two separate sessions for this program, 1:00-1:45pm and 3:00-3:45pm. Please indicate which timeslot you are interested in when calling to register. Space is limited.

Please register for this program by visiting or calling the J.F. Kennedy Memorial Library (732-463-1633 ext. 7) beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 1st. 

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Chess for Kids

11/20/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Chess for Kids

11/27/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Art for Kids

11/29/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

(Grades K-5)

Join us for an introductory zentangle class and create a beautiful fall leaf design using black markers, oil pastels and watercolor pencils.

Please register at the Westergard Information Desk or call 732-752-1166, ext. 6 beginning Wednesday, November1st.Image result for art palette

 

 

 

 

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids

11/30/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades K-5

Join us for some Wii competition, board and card games -- or just watch as others compete.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 1

12/03/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

This class will cover the following:

-          What is python?
-          Awesome things you can do in python!
-          Why is computer science important?
-          How is computer science used in different ways?
-          How to install python
-          The features of python and how to work with it
-          Print statements
-          Comments
-          Math operators
-          Printing math operations
-          Combining things in print statements
-          Debugging statements

Session Date & Time:

Sunday, December 3, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 10, from 2-4PM

Sunday, December 17, from 2-4 PM

Participants MUST attend all three sessions. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st. 

MiY Lab

Chess for Kids

12/04/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 2

12/10/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

This class will cover the following:

-           What are variables?
-          The “int” variable
-          The “double” variable
-          The “string” variable
-          The “Boolean” variable
-          Assigning values to variables
-          Printing values of variables
-          Saving math equations and sentences into variables
-          Programming projects and games with variables
-          How to get an input from the user
-          How to save an input from the user to a variable
-          Debugging statements

Session Date & Time:

Sunday, December 3, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 10, from 2-4 PM

Sunday, December 17, from 2-4 PM

Participants must attend all three sessions. Please register by visiting or calling the KENNEDY Children's Department (732-463-1633). Registration begins on Friday, December 1st. 

MiY Lab

Chess for Kids

12/11/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 1 and up  Image result for chess

Come to learn, come to teach and come to play!  All skill levels are welcome.  Piscataway residents only.

 

Westergard Mtg Rm

Easy Peasy Python: Programming Workshop 3

12/17/2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

For kids in 4th-7th grade.

MiY Lab

These programs are especially suited for special needs students. You are more than welcome to attend any other age-appropriate programs that we offer.

Gaming for Kids with Special Needs

10/25/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Gaming for Kids with Special Needs

11/15/2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Grades 2 and up

Come join us and play some Wii games to build movement and communication.

Westergard Mtg Rm

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

11/18/2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver 

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

Special Needs Active Play (SNAP)

12/09/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Ages 3 and up with a parent or caregiver 

Children with special needs and their families are invited to play and socialize in an informal fun-filled environment.  

Kennedy Main Mtg Room

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