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Don’t forget to log your minutes in the Summer Reading Clubs!
Summer Reading Clubs! Keep track of the time you spend reading this summer, play games, attend programs, have fun, learn a lot and win prizes!
Click here for a complete listing with registration links for upcoming programs for kids, tweens, and teens at the Bridgewater Library.
Eyes of the Wild presents: Nature's Heroes (Grades K-5)
Superhero Spectacular Craftacular: Local Heroes: Firefighters (Suggested for Ages 3-6) 10:00 a.m. Registration Required. Superhero Spectacular Craftacular: Local Heroes: Firefighters (Suggested for Ages 6-10) 11:30 a.m. Registration Required.
Youth Stages: The Little Red Hen (Ages 3-5) Registration required.
Youth Stages: Anansi & the Moss-Covered Rock (Ages 6-9) Registration required.
Superhero Spectacular Craftacular: Take Flight/Sky High! (Suggested for Ages 3-6) 10 a.m. Superhero Spectacular Craftacular: Take Flight/Sky High! (Suggested for Ages 6-10) 11 a.m. Registration required and begins July 28.
Check back for more programs later this summer.
Find Upcoming Programs for Tweens & Teens at Bridgewater Library here.
Tween Volunteers (Entering Grades 4-6) Make a difference by volunteering at the library! Help us prepare for our summer carnival and earn community service hours. Registration is required. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tween Advisory Board (Entering Grades 4-6) Tuesday, August 11
7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Registration is required.
Tween Lock-In: Literary Legends (Entering Grades 4-6) Friday, August 14, 2015. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Registration required.
AROUND THE COMMUNITY:
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Tue, August 4 at 10:30am and 7pm
Info >Tickets for both movies are FREE and no reservation required. Groups of 20+, those planning a bus trip, or patrons requiring accessible seating please call 732-246-7469 or click here >
Children of Eden, Jr. By Stephen Schwartz
WHEN: Friday, July 24 (7:30 pm), Saturday, July 25 (7:30 pm), Sunday, July 26 (2:00 pm); Friday, July 31 (7:30 pm), Saturday, August 1 (7:30 pm), Sunday, August 2 (2:00 pm)
WHERE: The Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave, Summit
Tickets are available at Brown Paper http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1707762 and for more information visit http://www.pixiedustplayers.org/
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare
WHEN: July 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9; 8 PM
WHERE: Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ.
Set in the 1950’s, in the rough and tumble world of the Hoboken waterfront, Mile Square Theatre revives its critically acclaimed 2007 production of Shakespeare’s comedy of teen love, magical fairies, and clownish mechanicals.
Pictured: Bruce Cromer
Photo: Jerry Dalia
Click here to view the Know-The-Show Guide
WHEN: Friday, July 24, through August 8; WHERE: Holmdel Theatre, Duncan Smith Theatre, 36 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel, New Jersey in front of the Holmdel High School.
TICKETS: $22 general public ($17 for seniors and $12 for students). Reservations may be made via the website at www.holmdeltheatrecompany.org.
Life Lessons from Animal Friends: Children’s Book Illustrations by Roger Duvoisin
WHEN: July 11, 2015, through June 26, 2016, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. The museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street (at George Street) on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
Celebrate classic children’s literature with original drawings by Roger Duvoisin, the acclaimed illustrator of more than 140 books who lived and worked in New Jersey for nearly five decades. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is pleased to present Donkey-donkey, Petunia, and Other Pals: Drawings by Roger Duvoisin. The exhibition spans Duvoisin’s entire career— from his first book, A Little Boy Was Drawing, to his last, The Happy Lioness—and includes images from the Caldecott Medal winner White Snow, Bright Snow. Nearly 40 works chronicle the adventures, antics, and epiphanies of his characters—both animal and human—whose timeless life lessons resonate from generation to generation.
July 25–26 New Jersey Renaissance Faire
Come be a part of history in the re-making at the premier Renaissance Faire in the state at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center. There will be fun food, activities and a mystery guest—past visitors have included Robin Hood, King Arthur and The Three Musketeers.
Head to The Solberg Airport in Whitehouse Station to watch tons of hot air balloons float into the sky. Plus enjoy concerts, a 5K race, crafters, food, fireworks and lots more.
More ideas in our blog here.
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If this isn't an honest-to-goodness crystal ball, it's close.
Neurobiologist Nina Kraus believes she and her team at Northwestern University have found a way — a half-hour test — to predict kids' literacy skill long before they're old enough to begin reading….Kraus herself says the test is nothing short of "a biological looking glass into a child's literacy potential." Read MORE.
On the other end of the spectrum:
A Rutgers graduate waits under High Point Solutions stadium for the opening processional during the Rutgers University Commencement in Piscataway in a 2012 file photo. (John O'Boyle | The Star-Ledger