Bordentown Library announces July events
Jun 27, 2014 07:47AM ● Published by Community News Service
Summer Reading Clubs are set to continue throughout July. Interested participants can pick up information packets at the library. This year's programs are Fizz Boom Read for early literacy and three to 12 year olds and Spark a Reaction for the teens.
In honor of the science themed reading programs, the library is set to sponsor Mad Science Mondays and Sci-Fi Movie Fridays.
On Mad Science Mondays, children age seven and older can participate in science experiments. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Sci-Fi Movie Fridays feature science-themed, PG-rated films for children age five and older. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Snacks are welcome. Sci-Fi Movie Fridays are scheduled for 2 p.m. July 11, 18 and 25.
Crafting for Tweens is scheduled for 2 p.m.July 1. Crafters age seven to 12 can celebrate Fourth of July with a patriotic themed craft.
At Big Blocks and Legos children from birth to six years can practice manual dexterity and learn shapes and colors while playing with blocks and legos. Children age seven to 12 can create whatever structure they can imagine. The program is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 2 and 2 p.m. July 30.
Yoga for Kids is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 3. The program is designed for children age 5 and older to practice stretching, coordination and balance. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat.
Story Time for three to six year olds is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 7 and 22. Along with stories, the event features songs and a craft.
The American Swedish Society is set to present Meet Pippi Longstocking 10:30 a.m. July 8. Children ages three and older can play Pippi's games, create a Dala horse craft and taste Pippi's famous cookies, pepparkakor.
Three Teen DIY events are scheduled for July. Teens age 12 to 18 can make Monster bookmarks, set for 6:30 p.m. July 8, T-shirt tote, set for 6:30 July 17, and a collage, set for 6:30 p.m. July 24.
Adult Book Discussion is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 8. This month’s book is Faithful Place by Tana French.
Bordentown Area Photography Interest Group is set to meet 7 p.m. July 8. This is a casual group for photography enthusiasts to get together, talk about the craft and share their work.
Children age five and older can take a step back in time at History to Go: Benjamin Franklin. This interactive program will bring an inside look on the living history of one the country's founding fathers. The program is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 9.
K9 Reading Time is set for 2 p.m. July 10 and 22. Precipitants can take turns reading to Shasta, a certified service dog. Benefits of reading to dogs include building self-esteem and increasing literacy skills.
Teen Cupcake Wars, a cupcake decorating contest, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 10.
The Good, The Bad and the Bug-ly! is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 15. This program is designed for children age six to 12 to learn about bugs through hands-on activities, insect samples, and explorations.
Science Story Time with professional storyteller Denise McCormack is set for 2 p.m. July 16.
Teen Jenga, with life-size Jenga pieces, is scheduled for 6:60 p.m. July 16.
Grammy-winning artist Miss Amy is set to lead children age three and older in Fitness Rock and Roll, featuring signing, dancing and fitness fun. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 17 at Bordentown Regional Middle School.
Baby/Toddler Time is set for 10:30 a.m. July 18. This group is designed to babies and toddlers, birth to 35 months old, and their mothers and caregivers to participate in stories, songs, music, finger plays and socialization activities.
Tween Book Club is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 22. Tweens age seven to 12 are invited to take part in an evening of discussion and activities based on this month’s book selection, Big Nate: in a class by himself by Lincoln Peirce. Snacks are provided.
Ryan the Balloon Guy is set to lead a family balloon workshop 6:30 p.m. July 23. He is prepared to teach children age 10 and older, with a parent to guardian, how to make balloon shapes, like poodles, dinosaurs, hearts, flowers and swords.
Tumblin’ Tots is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. July 24. The program features music, movement, and tumbling for children age 18 to 12 months and their caregivers.
The library plans to set up a boardwalk arcade 2 p.m. July 29.
A presentation titled Walk a Day in My Shoes: Knowing the Signs of Distress in Children is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 30. Walk a Day in My Shoes is a project that deals with middle schoolers, high schoolers and young adults that are dealing with emotional and mental issues. In this presentation trained professionals will discuss the signs of self-harming, depression and bullying. The program is open to all ages.
Performer Caryn Lin is set to present Back 2 Rock 2 p.m. July 31 at Bordentown Regional Middle School. The audience will experience three-dimensional sound magic as she plays the electric violin
Registration is necessary for some programs. For children’s programs, registration begins two weeks in advance at the library, online, or by calling (609) 298-0622.
The library is located at 18 East Union Street, Bordentown.
More information is online at bcls.lib.nj.us/bordentown.