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Monday, June 26, 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun -- Programs and Prizes Await at the Library








@ Bridgewater Library:
You can have fun, keep up your reading skills, and win prizes.
Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge here 

A note from Carol Simon Levin, the writer of this blog.  I have been having blogger problems and have not been able to post using my usual program. Accordingly, this is a "quick and dirty" post without the usual graphics and other items I usually include.  I hope to be able to find a work-around and resume the posts in the previous format sometime in the future. Thanks for your patience!


Kick off the Summer with these Programs 
(Programs requiring registration have a "register" button)

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Tuesday, June 27: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Come and PLAY WITH  S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). fUN MATERIALS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS AND TWEENS AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room AB   Thursday, June 29: 10:00am - 11:00am
Hear the story “Beautiful Hands” then help us paint a mural celebrating the wonderful world we live in! (Note: we will be using paint, so please dress accordingly!)

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Monday, July 03: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stop by the library to cool off with an ice cream sundae and watch "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

Bridgewater branch - Story Well  Wednesday, July 05: 10:00am - 10:30am  (weekly)
Clapping and singing and listening to books...introduce your toddler to the beginnings of storytime!

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC  Wednesday, July 05: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Bring a snack and enjoy a FREE movie at the library!


Bridgewater branch - Story Well    Wednesday, July 05: 7:00pm - 7:30pm  (weekly)
Join us for cozy stories and songs for the whole family, just right for bedtime! Pajamas are optional!

Bridgewater branch - Story Well  Thursday, July 06: 9:30am - 10:00am  (weekly)
An interactive lap-sit program of songs, rhymes and a story designed to introduce your baby to language and promote early literacy.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC    Friday, July 07: 10:00am - 11:00am (weekly)
Featuring singing, dancing and, of course, books. Come to Big Time Storytime and experience everything your little one loves about storytime-- just bigger!

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Saturday, July 08: 10:00am - 10:30am
Designed for children on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. Children will explore art through creative activities at various stations.

 Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Saturday, July 08: 11:00am - 11:45am
Designed for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum or with other special needs. Come to the library for socializing, games, and more! Check back closer to the date for more details.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC  Monday, July 10: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn the basics of sewing and make a stuffed bandanna pillow!

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC  Tuesday, July 11: 10:00am - 11:00am
"The Three Little Pigs" - Build a Better House - Hear the story, then create your own structure.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Tuesday, July 11: 11:30am - 12:30pm
"The Three Little Pigs"- Build a Better House.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC  Wednesday, July 12: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Make a difference by volunteering at the library! Help us prepare for our summer carnival and earn community service hours!


Bridgewater branch - Story Well   Wednesday, July 12: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Did you know that dogs like listening to stories as much as kids do? Call 908 526-4016 x8419 to register.

Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC    Friday, July 14: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Get locked in the library after hours!

Building a Better World - Creature Conservation with Adventure Aquarium (all ages Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room A Saturday, July 15: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Learn how to protect the animals that need your help! Meet a horseshoe crab, a diamondback terrapin (turtle) and a small shark, brought to you by the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room AB   Monday, July 17: 9:45am - 10:15am
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and feel the beat of a fun, lively music class! Led by Beth Stone of Kids' MusicRound.


 Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room A   Monday, July 17: 10:30am - 11:00am
Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and feel the beat of a fun, lively music class! Led by Beth Stone of Kids' MusicRound.


 Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Monday, July 17: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
We've Got the Whole World in Our Hands -- Join us for songs celebrating our big beautiful world and the people in it!

 Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC Monday, July 17: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tired of doing summer homework at home? Study or read at the library! Donuts and cocoa are on the house. Music will be playing in the background as you and your friends read, chat, and relax.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC Tuesday, July 18: 10:00am - 11:00am
"Falling for Rapunzel" -- experiment with objects and gravity


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room A
Tuesday, July 18: 11:30am - 12:30pm
"Falling for Rapunzel" -- can you devise a contraption that can save an egg?


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Thursday, July 20: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The ancient Chinese art of tangram puzzles is a popular mathematical problem solving activity. Let's see how many puzzles you can solve using the pieces of the tangram.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Monday, July 24: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Stop by the library to cool off with an ice cream sundae and watch "Doctor Strange".


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room A   Tuesday, July 25: 10:00am - 11:00am
"The Three Billy Goats Gruff" -- Build a Better Bridge.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room A  Tuesday, July 25: 11:30am - 12:30pm
"The Three Billy Goats Gruff" -- Build a Better Bridge.


Bridgewater branch - Story Well   Tuesday, July 25: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Teens, your opinion matters! Do you have suggestions for programs, new books, movies, or video games? Then come to one of our TAB meetings! Community service hours will be awarded for attendance!


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Thursday, July 27: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
If you like building with LEGOs, join in the fun at LEGO Master Builders. Bring your creativity and prepare for a challenge!


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC     Saturday, July 29: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portrayed by Bob Gleason of The American Historical Theater.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Monday, July 31: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mammals from around the world will be featured in this program.


Bridgewater branch - Meeting Room ABC   Monday, July 31: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Learn how to make dessert in a mug!