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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Celebrate Black History Month at Bridgewater Library, Shadowplay Puppet Storytime & Craft, Read to a Dog, Learn Scratch Programming Language, plus many more exciting programs at the library and around the community.

Coming up @ the Bridgewater Library:

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For more information or to register for these programs, check the calendar.


CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT BRIDGEWATER LIBRARY

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image_thumb[2]"Martin Luther king junior - by the 6th grade girls of Mr. Bartol's class from Eisenhower intermediate school."

 


Check out the “Be Inspired” and “Black History Month” book displays in the library or these great online booklists Use these books to help talk to kids about racism and prejudice.

INSPIRING PICTURE BOOKS:

 


Last week’s Tuesday Storytime/Craft groups celebrated Chinese New Year

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More pix at: carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/2017/01/pre-school-storytimecraftchinese-new.html


This week’s STORYTIME/CRAFT – AGES 3-9

SHADOWPLAY FEBRUARY 7TH

10 A.M. OR 4:30 P.M. Tuesday

Join us for a Storytime/Craft celebrating the shadow that Groundhog saw. No registration required.


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S.T.E.A.M. (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ART AND MATH) FUN AT THE LIBRARY:

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On January 30th, members of the Bridgewater HS Art Honor Society taught kids how to draw faces, on February 13th, they’ll continue learning about how to draw the rest of a person. (Kids who didn’t attend on January 30th are welcome.)


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Note: This blog is no longer affiliated with the Bridgewater Library, but Carol Simon Levin ("Miss Carol") continues to blog about programs and area events as "Out & About in Bridgewater" on this site.  The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is launching a quarterly Youth Services electronic newsletter. Sign up here http://eepurl.com/cfWDTT.

Around Our Community:

Morris County Park Commission

THIS SUNDAY!   A Winter’s Day on the Farm

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Enjoy a wagon ride and visit the Jersey cows, draft horses, and other animals at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. There are cooking demos, treats for you to enjoy, and you can even watch as the farmers harvest ice on the frozen pond. This program is sponsored by Whole Foods Market. For more information, click here.


Winter Night Hikes at Pyramid Mountain

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Full Moon Hike: Moderate - Saturday, February 11
Ages 13 & Up.
Hike to the top Pyramid Mountain to view the full moon. Listen to Native American legends inspired by the full moon.

Night Hike for Families: Easy - Friday, March 3
All Ages.
Walk the trails at night and play games along the way to learn about the creatures who venture out after the sun sets.

Registration is required for both Winter Night Hikes, click here to learn more, and don’t forget your flashlight!

President’s Day FUN for KIDS

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A Day Off with Nature: Maple Madness
Ages 5 - 9.
Your kids are off from school, and we have the solution to bust the boredom. Register your child for Maple Madness, and they’ll learn how to identify and tap maple trees, collect the flowing sap, and turn the sap into delicious maple syrup. The day is filled with indoor and outdoor hands-on fun. For more information, click here.


SHOW FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SET @ RRVCC PLANETARIUM

The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Planetarium presents

Moon Rock

The Sky Above

WHEN: Saturday February 4 at 5 p.m. -- approximately 45 minutes.
WHERE:
The Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
TICKETS: $8 per person.
Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested.
For additional information and to make reservations, call 908-231-8805 or visit www.raritanval.edu/planetarium.

The astronomy and music show is specially designed for families with children on the Autism spectrum or those with developmental disabilities. The show is being presented with support from PNC Institutional Investments.

The sensory-friendly show, which is appropriate for audiences of all ages, will provide a comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming to everyone. During the show, the doors will remain open so children may freely leave and return if they choose. Lights will be left dim (instead of dark) and the audio will be lowered and kept at a consistent level. The show will include music, laser lights, stories and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. All material will be presented on a very basic, kindergarten level.

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DISCOVER A WORLD OF WONDER AND EXCITEMENT WHEN YOU JOURNEY INTO THE PLANETARIUM AT RVCC!

The RVCC Planetarium offers shows for the whole family – schedule here: www.raritanval.edu/community-resources/planetarium/star-shows

  • Public Shows
  • Sensory-Friendly Shows
  • Observatory
  • Plan a Field Trip
  • Starlab Portable Planetarium
  • Special Events


     


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    A printable copy of the schedule: childrensmuseumnj.org/CMNJschedule.pdf

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