Somerset County Library System announces virtual programs for January

The Somerset County Library System will offer a series of virtual programs in January.

  • For all ages

Open Mic – A Night of Music will be held from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 4. Connect with local talent as they perform songs and other musical pieces. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4642773

A music, bubble and comedy show is set for 10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 23. Discover a show that engages children of all ages and developmental abilities with songs, comedy, bubbles, and music technology. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4649263

  • For children, ‘tweens and teens

Music and Movement for children from birth to 3 years old, and their caregivers, will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. Jan. 5. Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments during a music-making session. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4613131

Children in grades 1-5 can explore art with paper sculptures from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Jan. 6. Use different media to create works of art. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4661723

“Meet” author Dan Gutman from 1-1:45 p.m. Jan. 7. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4644882

A doodle drawing session for children in Kindergarten through third grade will be held from 3-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Create a project that combines the elements of design. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4663675

A writing workshop with author Rachelle Burk, geared toward grades 2-5, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 20. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4644890

STEAM: Excellent Engineering will be held from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 21 for children in grades K-5. Explore basic engineering concepts by constructing creations using everyday materials. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4668693

Intro to Robotics – Dance Routine, for grades 6-12, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Program a virtual robot to dance to music. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4674780

Panchatantra stories will be read from 3-3:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for families with children. Listen to a few of the oldest surviving fables from ancient India. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4660294

“Meet” author Ana Homayoun, who will talk about social media wellness for students in grades 6-12, and their caregivers, from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 29. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4672496

  • For adults

Boost your home wi-fi with expertise presented by Mike Skara from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 7. Learn techniques to boost your home connection. Register at http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4556904

NASA’s Next Mars Mission – Perseverance The Mars 2020 Rover will be offered from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 11. Learn about the mission that successfully launched on July 30, 2020, and will land on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4585549

Cutting the Cord – Exploring Cable Alternatives will be presented from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 13. Explore cost-effective alternatives to cable, such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Roku and Apple TV. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4642662

How to Break Up With Your Clutter, presented by master organizer Jamie Novak, will be presented from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 13. The author and organizer will share her humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4521263

“Meet” author Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, accompanied by her mother Rita Lurie, from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 14. Discover the story of Lurie, a Holocaust survivor. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4576562

How to Thrive During Transition and Change will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15. Discover strategies and philosophies that may provide tools that self-empower. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4642208

The Grotesque 10 – Amazing Architectural Sculpture presentation is set for 7-8 p.m. Jan. 20. Discover photographs of the unique grotesques and gargoyles on academic buildings. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4582111

Trivia Night – 2020 Year in Review will take place from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 21. Put your knowledge of people, places, events and pop culture that were relevant in 2020 to the test. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4669205

“Meet” author Will Hunt from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 21. Connect with the author of “Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4568797

A workshop on online job searching will be available from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 22. Discover nationwide, niche and local employment websites, job-related library databases, and other useful sites; and how to avoid scams. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4591316

George Washington’s Winter Encampments – And the Winning of American Independence will be presented from 7-8 p.m. Jan. 26. Discover the story of Washington’s winter encampments. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4619795

 

For more information on programming, visit http://sclsnj.libnet.info/events.