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The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow

Library presentation will offer little-known history of New Jersey's many inventions.

Some of the items invented in New Jersey include (clockwise, from top left) color TV, adhesive bandages, barcodes and modern submarines. Learn about more New Jersey inventions at Linda Barth's Jan. 14 presentation "The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow"
Some of the items invented in New Jersey include (clockwise, from top left) color TV, adhesive bandages, barcodes and modern submarines. Learn about more New Jersey inventions at Linda Barth's Jan. 14 presentation "The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow"

Thomas Edison wasn't New Jersey's only great inventor—in fact, the Garden State seems to have grown more great ideas than red tomatoes. 

Did you know Band-Aids, movies, color television, bubble wrap, barcodes and the modern submarine all sprang from fertile minds working in New Jersey? 

Learn more about the exciting history of New Jersey inventions from author and New Jersey historian Linda Barth when she presents "The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow" at 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

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! January Special: All hardcover fiction books are half price: 50 cents each!

The Hillsborough Library will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Day.

Adult Services Programs from Jan. 13 through Jan. 25: 
(Registration required!)
ESL Conversation Group – Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
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 – Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Cognosante Enrollment Assistance Services will be available to answer questions and assist community members with signing up for the Affordable Health Care Act.
Afternoon Movie – Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Check our calendar!
Fit In Fitness – Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Join us as Personal Trainer Laura Mellor shows us the essentials for a long and healthy life! Please wear comfortable clothing, bring water and a set of hand weights if you have them. 
Zumba – Jan. 15 and Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
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. Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 19, and 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.

Listen to a Good Book Lately? – Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.
An audiobook listener's advisory discussion led by Librarian Yvonne Selander. Find out what works in the audio format and discover resources for listeners. Attendees can share their favorite audiobooks. If you are already a fan, be ready with a title or two!
New Year, New You: The Power of Positive Thinking! – January 23 at 7 p.m.
How much of our personal freedom is blocked by negative thought patterns?  Even when things are going well, many of us carry a constant inner dialogue that tends to be self-deprecating. Come explore ways to take charge of your thinking, make changes and feel empowered for the New Year! Presented by Diane Lang, a Positive Living Expert and Speaker.

Youth Services Programs from Jan. 20 through Jan. 25:
Toddler Time for 2s and 3s: Snowy Animals – Ages 2-3 – Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.
Introduce the pleasure of books to your child! Join us for stories, songs & more.
Rhyme Time for ages Newborn - 24 Months – Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Build brainpower! Join us for 20 minutes of nursery rhyme fun!
Snack & Study – Grades 9-12 - Jan. 21 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Need a place to study for midterms? We'll have our program room open to high school students to drop in, study with friends, and grab snacks. No need to worry about being too loud or needing space to spread out all your books! Stop in for a while or stay the whole time - but be sure to register so we can provide enough food for everyone!
Preschool Book Club – For Parents and Children Ages 3-5 – Jan. 22 at 10 a.m.
Join us as we read books by Margaret Wise Brown and share book-related activities.
Creature Comfort Pets – Grades K-2 – Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.
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!
Craft Time: Q-Tip Snowman Painting – Ages 4-6 - Jan. 23 at 10 a.m.
Have fun making a craft with your preschool or kindergarten child!
Kidz Art Zone: Pop Art! -  Grades 3-4 – Jan. 23 at 4 p.m.
Come and check out our newest program! Budding artists can have fun creating masterpieces with their friends! (Some projects may be messy, so please dress in play clothes!)
Special Storytime: 3,2,1 Blastoff! -  Ages 2-6 – Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a special storytime!

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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 @ www.sclsnj.org.

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