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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Science Magic Show today, SCLS Fun at 4H Fair next week plus many things to do before the summer is through!



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Upcoming programs for Kids
@ Bridgewater Library:

Today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. – No Registration Required…


Next week – Farm Frolics Monday Aug. 10th at the Library – then catch even more barnyard banter when Carol performs at the 4H fair on Wednesday Aug. 12th from 11:30-1 p.m.

(Come to the County tent at the 4H Fair Wednesday August 12th between 11:30-1 for more stories & songs.)

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.




Maps and schedules of daily events such as dog, horse and livestock shows are available in the information tent. Twirling, go karts, rockets, magic, model airplanes, R.C. cars, model trains and other 4-H clubs compete and perform. The Arts Tent, Science Tent and Prep Tent (for the youngest 4-H'ers) are packed with exhibits, activities for visitors, demonstrations and performances. Ten other 4-H tents house a variety of animals including dairy cows, beef, alpaca, horses, dogs, herpetology, sheep, goats, poultry, rabbits and small animals. Most animal tents have a petting area and information about how to join 4-H.

Somerset County Government, Raritan Valley Community College, Veterans Services, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Library and other non-profit organizations and commercial advertisers have displays, information, contests and free gifts. Under the big top, over 20 community organizations offer a wide variety of meals and snacks. All day, professional and amateur entertainment can be enjoyed.

"Avoid the fuss, enjoy the bus!" To make getting in and out of the fairgrounds as easy as possible, free shuttle buses run from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day of the Fair from Raritan Valley Community College Rt. 28, North Branch.  More INFO.


Around the Community:


Looking for free or inexpensive outings to do with your kids before the summer ends?  How about a hike or a planetarium or a theater show?  Check out these and many more ideas on the events permalinks on our website: bwlibys.blogspot.com.

Music Under the Stars

"39th Annual - Music Under the Stars"
June 25th - August 13th | 7pm - 9pm
Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington

Music Under the Stars
Hunterdon County's 39th Anniversary of Music Under the Stars celebration will feature local talents beginning each Thursday, starting June 25th and run through August 13th at Deer Path Park (located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township {directions} (next to the Hunterdon County YMCA facility). Shows began 7:00 pm and ran until approximately 9:00 pm.

Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, hold an impromptu game of frisbee or volleyball, as well as enjoy the playgrounds.

August 6  Captain Jack - Billy Joel Tribute

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tri-state areas top musicians. The band, in every performance, captures the "live concert" arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands to Billy Joel concerts. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion and interaction of a Billy Joel Concert, represented by 3 decades of Billy's music in every Captain Jack show. www.captainjacktributeband.com

August 13  Best of the Eagles

This group of all stars captures the instrumental and vocal prowess of the biggest California super group of all time!Established in 2012 with veteran musicians from central Jersey, the Best of the Eagles play the music of the Eagles in a very true-to-form tribute show. With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies and great musical accompaniment, the Best of the Eagles are one of the premiere tribute shows around, guaranteed to rock the audience!!! bestoftheeagles.com

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August 12:  Music

August 19:  Lego Challenge II

August 26:  Inventors

Email programs@morrismuseum.org to reserve your child's space. For more details, visit morrismuseum.org.

Science Tuesdays!

Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30PM

Experiment with science and explore new ideas with fun hands-on activities, exciting demos, and more! Perfect for kids entering Grades 1 - 4. FREE with Museum admission. 

Nature Thursdays!

Thursdays, 1- 2:30PM

Learn something new each week about our natural world! From bugs and butterflies, to animal tracks and trees, the world is a beautiful, yet mysterious place that invites your discovery! Perfect for kids entering grades 1 - 4. FREE with Museum admission.

Remember, you can get free admission using our MUSEUM PASSES – details HERE.


Hub City Sounds Festival - August 8 - September 26, 2015

A Free Family Performing and Visual Arts Festival in Downtown New Brunswick

WHEN: August 8 – September 26, every Saturday, as well as some Sundays
various venues around Downtown New Brunswick
ADMISSION:  free of charge for all Hub City Sounds events.
Free parking is available for the Boyd Park events, exactly one block away at the Rutgers Public Safety Building, located at 55 Commercial Avenue.

New Brunswick Cultural Center, Arts New Brunswick, and Johnson & Johnson present the fourth annual Hub City Sounds series, taking place  this summer. This FREE family-friendly series includes music, dance, and much more from industry professionals, emerging artists, local theatre companies, and other artists. Festivalgoers are welcome to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating at park events, and refreshments will be available for purchase.


Festival Kick Off
Saturday, August 8, 2pm to 6pm
Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North
Featuring New Brunswick’s District Jazz Band (high school and middle school musicians), a violinist, spoken word poetry, and African drumming and dance.

Kids Rock
Saturday, August 15, 3pm to 4:30pm
State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave

Featuring Big Jeff & the StarFish band; a Rock band for kids ages 1 to 6.

Motion: Next Generation of Dance
Sunday, August 16, 2pm to 4pm
George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Ave
Featuring local dance student performances including B.A.M School of Performing Arts and NJ Ballet Arts Center, curated by coLAB Arts.


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Finding Nemo at Starlight Cinema in Somerville Wednesday August 12th.  8:30 p.m. on Division St.  More Somerville Events.


Let Your Fingers Do More Walking:



NJ Family8 Things Teachers Expect Your Kid to Know by the First Day of Kindergarten

Lessons to teach children before the first day of school. Read more.

(BTW, Library storytimes are great preparation!)

Speaking of School -- Remember, we are collecting school supplies till August 15th.



Check out a few of the things we’ve been up to at the library this summer!


More pix:  http://www.mycentraljersey.com/picture-gallery/life/2015/07/09/sclsnjs-bridgewater-library-holds-superhero-spectacular-craftacular/29908295/






A Reminder: The Last Day to Record Time for Prizes in our Summer Reading Clubs is August 21st.


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