Tuesday, May 3, 2011


My blog-friend Carol Levin has a terrific blog ( which publicizes events for families, adults and kids in Somerset County. If you live in that county, you should check out this blog (and subscribe so you get updates each week). Here are some interesting programs I found there for the second week in May:

Lego Club (For Grades K -6)
Registration Required
Tuesday May 17, 2011 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Get together with other Lego-maniacs, share ideas and tips on building, and have a great time! Library Legos will be available for building. (K-2 Parents and guardians, you are welcome to stay and build with your registered child. However, due to the nature of the materials, if you plan to stay we ask you to please make other arrangements for siblings younger than Kindergarten age.) Registration begins May 3please do not register pre-schoolers.

Talk It Up (Limited to grades 5 - 8)
If you love to read and talk about books, you are cordially invited to an hour of book talk and friendly company. Parents and parent substitutes are welcome to join in the discussion.
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix Tuesday, May 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
New York City, 1910, Bella, newly arrived from Italy and desperate to send money home to her family, is one of the hundreds of workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory who endure grueling conditions and brutal labor for meager wages. Yetta, a Russian immigrant who also works at the Triangle factory, is an outspoken advocate for labor rights. Jane, a society girl unhappy with the stifling limits of her existence, gets involved with their cause. As the lives of the three girls become intertwined, all are in the factory the fateful day of the fire, which becomes one of the worst workplace disasters ever. Registration Required

Celebrate Me!! (For ages 3 - 9)
Saturday May 21, 10:30 to 11:30 AM
We'll share the book I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by David Carew and then create our own colorful self-portraits!
Registration begins May 6.

Rocket Readers (Limited to grades 1-3) Tuesday, May 24, 4:30 to 5:30 PM
An exciting program for brand new readers! At each program you will discuss a book, play some games or create a “book-tiful” craft related to the story. Students should read the book prior to the program. Copies of the book will be available at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel When Frog is unhappy, who is there to cheer him up? Toad! When Toad is sick, who brings him tea? Frog of course! Frog and Toad share five short stories of friendship to which everyone can relate. Registration begins May 10