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2017 Adult Reading Challenge

Are you in a reading rut? Tired of the same authors and genres? Break out of your reading comfort zone and join our:

2017 ADULT READING CHALLENGE!

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category.
  • After finshing 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 monthly suggestions!

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 New York Times 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

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. 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

WWI and America Writers Program

07/22/2017 - 1:00pm

WWI and America Writers Program

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

07/24/2017 - 6:30pm

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

 

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

07/25/2017 - 10:00am

Rotating list of professional seminars including how to use LinkedIn, conducting a successful job search, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview. 

All seminars run from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Kennedy Library.

All are welcome! 

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professional in their job search. They provide training that includes:

  • Polishing resumes
  • Improving interview skills
  • Enhancing networking skills
  • Using social media to search for jobs

For more information, please contact John Wallace at jwallace@piscatawaylibrary.org or call 732-463-1633 ext. 6. 

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

07/25/2017 - 1:30pm

To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 ext. 6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Writer's Group @ Kennedy Cafe

07/27/2017 - 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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Intermediate ESL Conversation

07/31/2017 - 6:30pm

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

 

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Art Talk: Jackson Pollock and Abstract Expressionism

07/31/2017 - 6:30pm

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

08/01/2017 - 10:00am

Rotating list of professional seminars including how to use LinkedIn, conducting a successful job search, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview. 

All seminars run from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Kennedy Library.

All are welcome! 

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professional in their job search. They provide training that includes:

  • Polishing resumes
  • Improving interview skills
  • Enhancing networking skills
  • Using social media to search for jobs

For more information, please contact John Wallace at jwallace@piscatawaylibrary.org or call 732-463-1633 ext. 6. 

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

08/01/2017 - 1:30pm

To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 ext. 6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Easy Lifestyle Changes for a Happier, Healthier Life

08/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Taj Mumtaz, a 4th year medical student, will give a talk on how small healthier choices can have a big impact! Topics will include diet/exercise, sleep, hydration, stress management and more! 

Open to all ages. Please register by calling 732-463-1633 x6 or stop by our Kennedy branch information desk.    

 

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