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

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

  • 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

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

“Meet” author Dan Gutman from 1-1:45 p.m. Jan. 7. Register at

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

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

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

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

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

“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

  • 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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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


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