Tuesday Story Times
Story Time for Toddlers
Mrs. Marchev and Miss Kryssi wish everyone a great summer and look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Meet the Spheros
Children in grades 3 and up are invited to join the Librarians as we program and test our new Spheros, robotic ball gaming devices that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing of your smartphone or tablet. They can do obstacle courses, battle zombies, play golf, and even change colors. We’ll practice and end with a great, big Sphero combat on the last day!
Registration requested, please.
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 10-5. Sat: 10-12. Sun: Closed
Summer Sip and Sing
Musical Staycation? Program in formation.
It’s a well-known fact that singing is healthy for both body and spirit. If you like to sing, but haven’t yet sprung beyond the shower, here’s an opportunity: We’re looking to start an informal weekly chorus practicing songs from well-known musicals. Bring your own bottle and lift your voice in celebration of summertime! E-mail or call 973-267-2665 if you’d like to join the fun.
Summer Reading Program
‘Build a Better World’
Sign-up for our Summer Reading Program today! Come in to pick-up a Reading Log, fill it out every time you read and when you bring it in to show us, you can score some great prizes! Need some reading inspiration? We have a large selection of NEW books specially selected for the program. For kids age 5-14.
‘Building a town of readers!’
Daytime Book Group
Join our new, lively book group to discuss our June pick: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinone. “Journalist Quinones weaves an extraordinary story, including the personal journeys of the addicted, the drug traffickers, law enforcement, and scores of families affected by the scourge, as he details the social, economic, and political forces that eventually destroyed communities in the American heartland and continues to have a resounding impact.” ―starred review, Booklist.
No registration required. All are welcome.
College Prep Workshops
For High School Students and Their Parents
Are you daunted by the prospect of searching for and applying to college and don’t know where to begin? Is so, don’t miss this great new series of 4 workshops, led by Katie Boyer, local resident and independent college consultant with many years of experience in the field. Each session will feature expert panelists. Please note: New Dates!
Refreshments will be served. Registration required, please.
Looking beyond the bumper sticker – How soon should families start thinking about the college process? How can families find schools where a student will thrive? Should students do test prep? What things can students do outside of the classroom to improve chances of getting into college? This session will focus on how to manage the four years of high school, when to start the college search, and how to find a school that matches your child’s strengths and learning style. Parents are cordially invited to join this introductory session.
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: Application Anxiety – Applying to colleges can feel stressful. What standardized test should I take? How and when do I send my scores? How do I send a transcript? What about recommendations? How many schools should I apply to? What should I write my essay about? Do I need to interview at my schools? Should I use the Common App, the Coalition App, or a school application? Should I apply Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision? The application process can feel overwhelming. We will help make sense of choices available to students.
: They’ve picked me. Now I have to pick one of them. How do I pick which college to attend? – During this session, we will discuss all of the things to consider when making your final selection. We will discuss financial aid, scholarships, and overall cost of college. Other considerations might be majors, activities, distance from home, Greek life, and Job/Grad School placement. Helping a student pick the best fit requires looking at a variety of factors.
Making the transition to college. “Toto, we’re not in high school anymore…” For many students, college is the first time they will live independently. In this session we will discuss navigating new friendships, the realities of college parties, how to manage time, taking care of one’s physical and mental health, and learning how to manage personal finances.
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