New Group to Focus on Parenting Books

Come discuss "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness" at inaugural Parenthood Book Discussion group.

A new group at the Hillsborough Public Library will begin meeting to discuss books addressing issues confronting today's parents. The group's first meeting is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 10, where Edward M. Hallowell's "The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness" will be the focus. 

The group will meet bi-monthly through 2014.

On display for the month of February: View the collections of Ping Zuo and Suvarna H. Nagaraju.

Book Sales: 
Did you know that the Friends of the Hillsborough Library have daily book sales?? DVDs, CDs and hardcover books are only $1. Paperbacks, records, children’s books and magazines are only 25 cents! VHS tapes are FREE! February Special: All Children’s Books are 20 cents each!

Adult Services Programs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 15: 
(Registration required!)
ESL Conversation Group: 7 p.m. Feb. 3 and Feb. 10.
Sign up for our mixed gender ESL Conversation Group in the Hillsborough Library Conference Room. Ages 18 and older. Must know basic English.
ACA Assistance Services: 1 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 15.
Cognosante Enrollment Assistance Services will be available to answer questions and assist community members with signing up for the Affordable Health Care Act.
Zumba: 7 p.m. Feb. 5 and Feb. 12.
Zumba combines high energy music with unique moves that allow you to dance your way to a fitter you with exciting rhythms.  Join us for an energizing series: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, Feb. 26. As long as you are moving and having fun, there is no wrong way to Zumba!Please remember to wear comfortable clothing and bring water.
Adult Book Discussion: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling): 3 p.m. Feb. 4.
Join us for a discussion of “The Cuckoo's Calling," by J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith. Light refreshments will be served.
Afternoon Movie: “Rush”: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 5.
Starring: Daniel BrühlChris Hemsworth, and Olivia Wilde. Rated R.
Does Your Business Plan Make Sense? 7 p.m. Feb. 6.
A business plan is an essential tool needed to approach a financial institution for financing, or simply to strengthen your own vision.  Combining the most important elements of the business plan, marketing, and finance, this seminar, sponsored by our local SCORE chapter, walks you through the steps involved in producing a successful business plan.
Greening Your Home and Your Wallet: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8.
Join us as John Beggiato and Bill Dondiego from Boro Green, a community sustainability organization, and a representative from the N.J. Department of Energy's 'Clean Energy Program' answer your questions about conservation, efficiency, and the use of renewable energy and how it can save your money while you live a more sustainable life.

Friends of the Library Book Discussion: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.
Book Discussion of "The Tea Rose" by Jennifer Donnelly.

Youth Services Programs from Feb. 10 through Feb. 15:
Monday Morning Playtime:  For parents/caregivers; 10 a.m. Feb. 10.
This program will have different topics of discussion along with recommended resources. Children ages birth through 36 months are welcome, there will be toys for them to play with.  Join us for some great social interaction!
Story Time: Valentine’s Day: Ages 3-6; 1 p.m. Feb. 10.
Help your preschool or kindergarten child get ready to read! Enjoy stories together and build language skills. No registration required! 
Volunteer Opportunity: Get Crafty! Grades 8-12; 3:45 p.m. Feb. 10.
We are looking for reliable teen volunteers to provide assistance during our Get Crafty! programs. Must have great social skills and previous experience with children. Volunteers will earn community service hours for their attendance. Space is limited to 4 volunteers per session!
Get Crafty! Valentine’s Day Craft: Grades 2-4; 4 p.m. Feb. 10.
Stop by and create something fun!
Toddler Time for 2s and 3s: Dinosaurs: Ages 2-3; 10 a.m. Feb. 11.
Introduce the pleasure of books to your child! Join us for stories, songs and more.
Rhyme Time for ages Newborn - 24 Months: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11.
Build brainpower! Join us for 20 minutes of nursery rhyme fun!
Neshanic Garden Club: Flower Show Preparation: Grades 2-4; 4 p.m. Feb. 11.
Join the members of the Neshanic Garden Club and make something fun!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting: Grades 6–12; 7 p.m. Feb. 11.
Join us for a fun-filled meeting of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! Help us plan our upcoming teen programs and give input on what you'd like to see happen at the library while enjoying some tasty treats! Attendance at this program counts toward Community Service Hours!!
Story & Craft: Happy Valentine’s Day! Ages 2-6; 10 am. or 11 a.m. Feb. 12. 
Listen to a story and create a craft to take home!
Creature Comfort Pets: Grades K-2, 4 p.m. Feb. 12.
This is a Creature Comfort Pet Therapy Program! Children will read out loud to a 'Creature Comfort' pet! Each child will get 10 minutes of reading time while a rabbit or dog listens! Online registration is NOT available for this program – call or stop by the Children’s Desk. Please arrive early – if you are late for your time slot you will lose your spot!
Math Matters: Pairs; Ages 3-6; 10 a.m. Feb. 13.   

Stop by for some stories and STEM activities that will get our math brains working! 
Zumba® Kids! Grades 1-4; 4 p.m. Feb. 13. 

Our newest program! Zumba® Kids is the ultimate dance-fitness party where kids rock it out with their friends! This program features music that gets kids movin' and groovin'! (Please wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring a water bottle - you will sweat!) Please note: AnSCLS Release/Waiver must be filled out and signed by the parent or the child cannot participate in this program.

Love Stinks: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: Grades 6-12; 6 p.m. Feb. 13. 
Tired of the color pink? Are you over all the mushy Valentine's Day stuff? Then come to our 'Love Stinks' party for fun crafts, games, prizes and lots of chocolate!
Special Storytime: Valentine’s Day: Ages 2-6; 10 a.m. Feb. 14.
Join us for a special storytime!
Kaplan SAT Practice Test: Grades 9-12; noon, Feb. 15.
This FREE Kaplan Practice Test is designed to prepare students for their exam and offers a great opportunity to get hands-on experience! Bring a #2 pencil, a calculator and a snack (if desired.) Please note: Kaplan sends test results to students in approximately 10 business days.

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All programs are held at the Hillsborough Library, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ. For more information on any of the programs, or to register, please call the Hillsborough Public Library at (908) 369 - 2200 ext. 14 for children's programs and ext. 12 for adult programs. Registration can also be done online using the library calendar, Facebook or Twitter. For additional programs and information check the library website


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