Friday Crafternoon
Parents and children can enjoy a different craft each week.
Join us for a different craft activity each Friday afternoon. Level of difficulty will vary but may include Perler Beads, Sand Art, Origami and Upcycling. Crafts will be posted one week in advance.
On September 29 we will be making ‘Sand Art Bottles’! Please pre-register to ensure we have sufficient supplies.
Kid’s Card Trading Club
Weekly Drop-in Trading
Bring your Football and/or Pokemon cards to the Library Lounge to trade with friends old and new. A few surprises await!
For kids in Grades 2-5.
Registration not required.
Coffee, Culture and Local Color
The Rich History of the Mayo Performing Arts Center
Be sure to check out our new series of Tuesday morning programs themed “Coffee, Culture and Local Color.” The series is designed to highlight some of the many cultural treasures and interesting organizations in our area. Ed Kirchdorfer of the Mayo Performing Arts Center kicks off the series with an engaging talk about the colorful history of one of Morristown’s cultural jewels. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Women and Wealth
How Well Do You Know YOUR Money?
Women currently control $14 trillion, 51% of all US wealth, and are expected to control $22 trillion by 2020.* Traditionally, however, many women are uncomfortable managing finances and are unprepared to take charge of their wealth.
Carolyn Simon, Wealth Strategist at RegentAtlantic, will lead a discussion with Abby Rosen, Wealth Advisor, on financial issues women often face. RegentAtlantic, headquartered in Harding, is the largest Registered Investment Advisor in New Jersey.
A light lunch will be served.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Keeping Your Home Clean — Safely
Hazel England of the Great Swamp Watershed Association will demonstrate how white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice are not just the ingredients in a salad dressing, but the basis of many environmentally safe cleaning products! Learn more about what ingredients in daily personal and household cleaning products you need to be wary of, how not all environmental labeled products are created equal and why you should be concerned. Leave with some DIY cleaning product recipes and some homemade cleaning products to start you off along with recipes to make products yourself at home!
NJSO at the Library
The Jungle Book for Pre-School Children
In a playful manner, this version of Kipling’s Jungle Book introduces young audiences to classical master works and to various styles of music.
Narration of the story alternates with brief musical interludes, and puppets and toy animals bring this program to vivid life! This program offers many opportunities for audience participation. Children may conduct the musicians, try out some of the world instruments (rainstick, drums, clackers) or get a dance lesson from a toy monkey.
Registration requested, please.
Wine with Friends II
Fine Wine Tasting and Hors d’Oeuvres
Last year’s “Wine with Friends” was such a success that the Friends of Kemmerer Library decided to repeat this successful event. 56 Degree Wine of Bernardsville has enlisted 5 outstanding vendors of fine wines to feature 40 samplings of reds, whites, roses, and sparking wine. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Library’s Children’s Programs and operating budget.
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A buffet of delicious cheeses, curated by Stephanie Jouet-Flamme, and passed hors d’oeuvres will accompany the poured wines.
All proceeds from the event benefit YOUR library directly.
$65 per person. $75 at the door.
If you opt to pay by Paypal, please note “WWFII” on Note to Seller
Tech Talks @ the Library
Update Your Technology Know-How
Lara Rouillard, one of our favorite technology experts and educators, will be back at the Library with 3 timely tech talks for users of all levels.
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iPhone Management
This workshop is for beginners and intermediate users and will cover updating your device, managing photos, apps, and general troubleshooting.
What’s New in Social Media?
This workshop will cover trends in social media and privacy management for users of all ages.
Selling on ebay
This workshop is for anyone who is interested in selling or trading items, or just giving them away to a good home on one of the many websites and outlets on the Internet.
Celebrate Harding!
2nd Annual Photo Contest for Kids
The Library and Harding Land Trust are once again co-sponsoring a township-wide photo contest for children in grades K-12.
Contest Rules
  • 1. Contest entries will be accepted from October 1st to October 15th.
  • 2. Students who live in Harding and are in grades K through 12 at any school are invited to participate. Entries will be divided into three age groups for judging: K through grade 4, grades 5-8, and grades 9-12.
  • 3. Only one entry allowed per student.
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  • 4. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible.
  • 5. Please email your photo to by midnight on October 15th. Photos may be either in color or black and white. The photo must be taken in Harding Township. The subject of the photo must fit into one of the following categories: Landscape, Flora, Fauna or Wildlife. No pet photos please.
  • 6. The following information must be included in the email with the photo: Student’s name and address, Grade, Email address, Telephone Number and Photo category (i.e. Landscape, Flora, Fauna or Wildlife).
  • 7. The first place winner in each age group will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Three first place prizes will be awarded. There will be one grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • 8. The grand prize winning photograph will be displayed on the Kemmerer Library’s website and on the Harding Land Trust’s website.
  • 9. Each entry will be considered and evaluated by a panel of three judges. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, October 30th. Photos will be displayed at the Kemmerer Library after winners are announced.
  • 10. Photo entries and/or winners may be published in the Observer Tribune, posted on social media and/or posted on the Harding Land Trust and the Kemmerer Library websites.
  • 11. Any questions, please contact Cindy Rice at or Lotte Newlin at
7th Grade Book Club
Chat ‘n’ Chew
The former 6th grade Book Club has become the 7th grade Book Club! If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, this club is for you. Please come and join us!
We are currently reading ‘Fish Girl’ by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli. Fish Girl. She lives in a tank in a boardwalk aquarium. She is the main attraction, though visitors never get more than a glimpse of her. She has a tail. She can’t walk. She can’t speak. But she can make friends with Livia, an ordinary girl, and yearn for a life that includes yoga and pizza. She can grow stronger and braver. With determination, a touch of magic, and the help of a loyal octopus, she can do anything.
Newcomers registration required, please.