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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Youth Services @ the Bridgewater Library -- Check Us Out!

Welcome to our new "Virtual Bulletin Board!"  Here we will highlight our upcoming programs & displays, services we offer, new and noteworthy materials, as well as activities of interest to families in the Bridgewater & Branchburg communities.  We welcome your comments and suggestions -- check back often to see what's new!

@ The Library: Programs

The week of September 13th marks the start of our Fall Season of regular children's programming -- we offer weekly story times for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers -- check out our calendar to get ages, dates, and times.  

In addition, check out these special programs:

  • Saturday Sept. 11 from 9:30-10:30 Grade K-2, 11-12 Grades 3-6: Lego Clubs (Registration Required)
  • Tuesday Sept 14  at 7 p.m.:  Evening Family Story Time for ages 3+  
  • Saturday Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m.:  Super Silly Songs with Kurt Gallagher for ages 3+ 
  • Monday Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m.: All the World's a Stage: Reader's Theatre Folktales for Grades 2-6 (Registration Required) 
  • Tuesday Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.: Talk it Up Book Discussion for Grades 5-8 (Registration Required)  This month's book is Sent by Margaret Petersen Haddix.
  • Wednesday Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m.: Chapter Book Club for Grades 3-4 (Registration Required)  This month's book is Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary.
  • Thursday Sept. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m.Getting the most from your school for your child with special needs. (Registration Required) 


@ the Library:  Displays

Starting School
September Holidays (Ramadan, September 11th Day of Service, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot)
and Great Books to Read Aloud Together.

Out & About -- Around the Community:

Saturday Sept. 11th from 11 to 4 p.m. -- Princeton Children's Book Festival  This annual festival offers a wonderful opportunity to meet dozens of children's and young adult authors and hear them read their works.

Sunday Sept. 12th from noon to 6 p.m. -- Storytelling Festival at Grounds for Sculpture  The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ is a wonderful place for children to enjoy whimsical & wonderful art (much of which can be touched!) year-round but it is even more fun during this annual event where over 40 storytellers from around the region will be telling tales for kids, grownups, and everyone in-between.

Let Your Fingers Do the Walking:

Not sure if the latest movie is suitable for your children?  How about that website, TV show, music download or videogame?  
Commonsensemedia.org provides detailed reviews for parents and educators to use that evaluate media for violence, language, sexuality, etc. --  as well as whether it is any good (and for what ages.)  The site also provides useful articles on everything from online safety to the possible health effects of 3-D.   They have just announced a downloadable app to get these ratings "on the go."

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