Join Bridgewater Librarian Samantha Gale at the Bridgewater Barnes & Noble this Saturday (April 16th) for a Special Storytime/Craft from noon-2 p.m.
Any purchases made this weekend will benefit the Friends of the Bridgewater Library – just mention the friends or bring this coupon. (Or shop online and enter this code.)
TEENS – Want to Volunteer at the Library this Summer? Applications are now available HERE and must be submitted by April 28th.
Maker Monday: S.T.E.M. Fun (Ages 5+) Monday, April 18, 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Registration required. Explore circuits and build simple machines that will be dismantled after construction. Younger builders (age 5-7) should plan to build with a caregiver or older sibling.
Lego Club (Ages 3-12) Thursday, April 21, 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Registration is required and begins April 7. Join us for some fun Lego action! Legos provided. We now have Duplo Legos too!
Reminder: The LEGO Americana Roadshow at Bridgewater Commons ends April 17th.
See large scale LEGO models and participate in free building activities.
photo LEGO Americana Roadshow
Ten one-of-a-kind, large scale models of American Landmarks made completely out of LEGO® bricks take over Bridgewater Commons and entertain customers with stunning visuals and fun facts."
Tween S.T.E.M. Challenge (Grades 4-6) Monday, April 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Registration required. Who can build the strongest boat out of straws? Who can make a paper airplane that flies the farthest? Let’s test our S.T.E.M. skills with some everyday objects!
Toddler Time (For Ages 18 months-36 months) Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m.
Baby Time (For ages birth - 18 months) Thursdays 9:30 a.m.
Pajama Time (all ages) Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (PJs optional)
No Registration Required for any of these. Join us for stories, songs, movement and fun!
Note: There will be no baby/toddler/PJ/storytime programs the week of April 25th. These will resume the week of May 2nd.
LOOKING FOR HOMEWORK HELP? GET IT AT THE LIBRARY!
Bridgewater Homework Help Center (Grades 5-8) Tuesday and Wednesday nights 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Registration in person or by phone only on a rolling basis. Drop-ins are welcome on a first come, first serve basis and are not guaranteed a spot. Held on the back table of the Youth Services Room.
If you are in 5th-8th grade and you need help with your homework, stop by Bridgewater Homework Help Center. Our honor roll high school students will be happy to help you out. This program will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students can sign up in 15 minute increments.
Click HERE to register for these programs.
AROUND OUR AREA:
Discount tickets available here.
WHEN: April 9-24:
Saturdays @ 2pm and 5pm
Sundays @ 11am and 2pm
Sunday, April 24 @ 5pm Special Needs Inclusive Adjusted Performance
WHERE: Mile Square Theatre, The Artisan, Hoboken
TICKETS: Adults: $25 • Children and Seniors: $15
Purchase tickets at www.milesquaretheatre.org
GOODNIGHT MOON is recommended for ALL audiences 4 years and up.
Approximate run time: 75 minutes
A clever, warmhearted parable that...lights up the imaginations of its target audience. It’s an ideal introduction to theatre.
Big Bad Wolf Sat 4/16/2016 1:00 & 3:30 PM
Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
He's the most misunderstood character in fairytale history. Put simply, he has no friends — just incredibly sharp teeth, yellow eyes and his own ideas about personal hygiene. He is the infamous Big Bad Wolf after all. Luckily Heidi Hood, the second cousin twice removed of Little Red, is brave enough to see past this wolf's bad press and an unlikely friendship is born. This hilarious, table-turning tale complete with puppetry, a poetry competition, and plenty of dancing will have you wondering why you were so scared in the first place.
ASTRONOMY DAY Saturday, April 23, from 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
ADMISSION: Astronomy Day activities are free of charge, but there are costs for the Planetarium star shows and laser concerts being offered on April 23. These include Earth, Moon, Sun & Coyote, 3 p.m.; Laser Magic, 4 p.m.; Two Small Pieces of Glass, 7 p.m.; and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moonlaser concert, 8 p.m.
Planetarium show tickets cost $8 for one show or $14 for two shows on the same day. Reservations are strongly suggested for all Planetarium shows. For additional information, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.
The event will feature hands-on activities celebrating astronomy and science. Those attending may observe the Sun (safely) and the Moon through telescopes. Other activities include learning to use one’s body to tell time on a sundial and examining the size differences between Earth and Moon. The 3M Observatory, located next to the Planetarium, will be open for solar observing during the day and examining the Moon and other celestial objects in the evening sky. The event is appropriate for families with children ages six and older.
Rockin’ Rocket Ride Saturdays, April 16, 30, 3 p.m.
Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. The show offers a lively experience for young people, with selected music from Journey Into Space by Jane Murphy. (Recommended for ages 3-8)
Earth, Moon, Sun & Coyote Saturday, April 23, 3 p.m.
Coyote has a razor-sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from Native American oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun, full-dome show that tells Native American stories, explores lunar phases and eclipses, and examines other puzzles. Engaging and immersive, “Earth, Moon & Sun” also investigates how humans learn through space exploration. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
SkyLights Saturdays, April 16, 30, 4 p.m.
Enjoy a laser concert while the youngest audience members can sing along with songs by mr. RAY (“Family Ride,” “Kalien the Alien”) and Jane Murphy “(Moon Rock Rock,” “The Planet Song”). Some songs are illustrated with lasers, while other songs feature video images. (Recommended for ages 3-8)
Laser Magic Saturday, April 23, 4 p.m.
Enjoy a laser and video concert featuring songs by a variety of artists including “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby, “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors, and “Let It Go,” sung by Idina Menzel. (Recommended for ages 6-12)
Two Small Pieces of Glass Saturdays, April 16, 23, 30, 7 p.m.
Trace the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass—using two small pieces of glass—to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Explore the wonders and discoveries made by astronomers throughout the past 400 years.
Dreamcatcher's Summer Theatre Conservatory has been redesigned for the summer of 2016 as a three-week theatre experience in Summit, NJ. We have combined the best of our conservatory, where students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with our beloved Dreamcatcher Junior program, where the students create and perform their own play.
Early Bird Registration good only through April 15, 2016
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Oakes Center * 120 Morris Avenue * Summit, NJ 07901
Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654
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