This Week at the Hillsborough Library!

Join us this week at the Hillsborough Library for these fabulous programs:

Adult Services Programs from April 21 through April 26: 

(Registration required!)

ESL Conversation Group – April 21 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.

Rutgers Extension Service Gardening – April 23 at 7 p.m.

John DeMarrais, a former board member of the NJ Audubon Society, will present 'For the Birds,' which offers insights based on observations of birds in over 40 countries, and their relationship to your garden environment.

Book Discussion: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein - April 24 at 3:30 p.m.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. Light refreshments will be served.

Hillsborough Public Library Writers Group – April 24 at 7 p.m.

This is the first meeting of the Hillsborough Public Library Writers Group. This will be a 'getting to know you' meeting, so that we can see how many people are interested in participating, what genres they write in, level of experience, etc. There will also be a brief presentation on the various types of rights associated with your writing (print, reprint, digital, audio, etc), and why they are important.

Rising Tides: What Can The Past Tell Us About Future Climate Change – April 26 at 2 p.m.

As a tribute to Earth Day, join us for the first of a multi-part series titled, 'Sustainability Steps'.  This series will focus on monthly topics to engage you in minimizing your carbon footprint. Today our speaker is Bob Kopp, Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University.  His presentation focuses on past and future climate and sea level changes, the uncertainties of the geological record, and the economic risks of future climate change.


Youth Services Programs from April 21 through April 26:

Monday Morning Playtime  – For Parents/Caregivers – April 21 at 10 a.m.

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: Bugs – Ages 3-6 – April 21 at 1 p.m.
Help your preschool or kindergarten child get ready to read! Enjoy stories together and build language skills. No registration required! 

Toddler Time for 2's and 3's: Monkeys – Ages 2-3 – April 22 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 – April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Build brainpower! Join us for 20 minutes of nursery rhyme fun!

Volunteer Opportunity: Lego Buddies – Grades 8-12 – April 22 at 3:45 p.m.

We are looking for reliable teen volunteers to provide assistance during our Lego Club 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!

Lego Club: Build A Lego Earth – Grades 1-5 – April 22 at 4 p.m.

Love Legos? Stop by! We supply the Legos and YOU supply the creativity!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting – Grades 6–12 – April 22 at 7 p.m.

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!!

Art Adventures: Caterpillar Prints! – Ages 4-6 – April 24 at 10 a.m.

Get those creative juices flowing and take your own masterpiece home! (Some projects may be messy, so please dress in play clothes!)

Zumba® Kids! – Grades 1-4 – April 24 at 4 p.m.

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: An SCLS Release/Waiver must be filled out and signed by the parent or the child cannot participate in this program.

Parent/Teacher Workshop for Parents, Early Childhood Educators & Caregivers – April 24 at 7 p.m.

“Lift Off: How to Apply Current Brain Science to Build a Strong Foundation for Learning and Launch Youngsters for Success!” In this program, parents and teachers will learn about the seven key brain skills that make learning possible. The workshop provides methods for detecting students with weak skills and introduce tools to help strengthen those skills. Specific strategies will be provided to help teachers apply this understanding to the classroom. This program is relevant for students of all ages, but special attention will be given to younger students (Pre-K to Grade 1). Kindergarten readiness will also be addressed. Presented by Marcia Douglas of LearningRX of Warren. The workshop is free of charge and 1.5 professional development hours will be awarded to attendees.

Story & Craft: Arbor Day Craft – Ages 2-6 – April 25 at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., or April 26 at 10 a.m.
Listen to a story and create a craft to take home!

Through the end of April: View the collections of Allen Mitch and Sunitha Somasundaram!


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!  April Special: Hardcover books are 50 cents each!

The Hillsborough Public Library is on Twitter and Facebook! “Follow” or “Like” us and receive updates on programs, registration for events at the library, and other info.

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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