Thursday, October 13, 2011


[image_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb1_thum%255B2%255D.png]My blog-friend Carol Levin, children’s librarian, sent me information about the doings at the Bridgewater Public library that might interest Somerset County readers. Thanks, Carol!

Programs at the Bridgewater Library, other libraries in the Somerset County Library System and around the community…
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WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 1-4:30 PM 
Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
Join us for 'scary good time' as we show you how to download media to your digital device. Bring your e-book reader, MP3 player, etc. and your questions! We will also have a drawing for a MP3 player. Kindle users: we now have e-books for you too!

WHEN: Saturday October 22, (Ages 3+)
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM or 11 AM to 12 PM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
Join the Bridgewater Garden Club for the annual pumpkin-decorating program! Create a fun, magnificently decorated pumpkin - you bring the pumpkin and we’ll supply the decorating materials! Paints will be used, so be sure to wear old clothes or bring a smock. Please bring a box to carry home your pumpkin. Registration required.

WHEN: Saturday October 22, 2-3 PM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
 **For children of all ages**
Registration required.
The Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance ensemble, led by Ramya Ramnarayan, will perform the ancient dance from Barata Natyan, which features a highly stylized technique. Dancers are adorned with exquisite costumes, jewelry, and make-up to resemble temple sculptures. Audience participation is not only welcome, it's encouraged!
Nrithyanjali Institute of Dance is a premier dance institute in the tri-state area, dedicated to preserve, promote, and propagate classical Indian dance forms. In addition to presenting traditional themes and stories from Hindu mythology, Nrithyanjali Institute strives to educate varied audiences of all ages about dance style, using innovative teaching methods in workshops that are offered throughout the year.

LEGO Club (For Grades K - 6)
WHEN: Monday October 24, 2011 4:30-5:30 PM
Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
Hey LEGO fans -Here's a club just for you!Get together with other LEGO-maniacs, share ideas and tips on building, and have a great time. Library LEGOS will be available for building, please do not bring your own.

Special Halloween Storytime
WHEN: Tuesday October 25
, 10 AM to 11 AM or 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
No Registration Required.
Get ready for the holiday with some (slightly) scary stories and songs. Children (and adults, if they wish) are welcome to attend in costume.

Rocket Readers **For Grades 1-3**
WHEN: Tuesday October 25, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
**Registration is required.**
An exciting program for brand new readers! At each program we 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. This month's book: Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch by Cynthia Rylant. Now that it's spring, Mr. Putter decides it's time to paint the porch. Tabby tries to be helpful, but the end result is a pink spotted porch, a pink spotted squirrel, and a pink spotted Tabby! Join us to read and discuss the book, and a craft.

Talk It Up Book Discussion Group (For students in grades 5-8)
WHEN: Tuesday October 25, 7 to 8 PM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
Registration Required.
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl? As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight for freedom.

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Chapter Book Club (for grades 3 & 4)
WHEN: October 26, 4:30-5:30
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast, not far from Chet's hometown of Springfield, New Jersey. Registration required.

Halloween Hootenanny—Sing-Along and Interactive Activities
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 10 to 11 AM
WHERE: Bridgewater Library, 1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater
For children of all ages and their families. Join us in costume as we celebrate this fun holiday. No registration required!