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Somerset County Library System schedules virtual events throughout April

Expert librarians from the Somerset County Library System (SCLSNJ) will curate a personalized bag of 5-10 books specially picked for readers.

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will offer the following virtual programs during April.

  • A piano recital with Dennis Kobray will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 29. Connect with the music of world’s most famous composers. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4560591.
  • Bilingual storytime in English and Hindi will be held for families with children from 3-3:30 p.m. April 5. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4697818.
  • Virtually meet author Shveta Thakrar at 1 p.m. April 7, who will cater her discussion for students in grades 9-12. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4718746.
  • Family storytime will include Pajama Time from 6:30-7 p.m. April 7, register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4711151; and Pajamarama, from 7-7:30 p.m. April 14, register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4686916.
  • Learn to crochet a coffee cozy from 3:30-4:30 p.m. April 6. Students in grades 6-12 can join a quick beginner project. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4711154.
  • Music and Movement from children from birth to age 3, with their caregiver, will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. April 13. Sing, dance and play rhythm instruments. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4613142.
  • STEAM: It’s Electric for students from Kindergarten to fifth grade will be held from 4-5 p.m. April 14. Explore the science behind electricity with easy experiments. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4700521.
  • Project Green: The Facts on Forest Fires and Light Pollution, for grades 4-12, will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 17. Explore facts about the environmental concerns, followed by an activity. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4705572.
  • Blossoming Trees, for students from Kindergarten to third grade, will explore the importance of trees in the neighborhood. Join from 3-3:45 p.m. April 19. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4706117.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish storytime for families will be held from 5-5:30 p.m. April 20. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4674353.
  • Gus Goes Green: A Planet Earth Adventure will be held from 4:30-5:15 p.m. April 22 for students in Pre-K to Grade 5. Celebrate Earth Day with a STEM-inspired adventure. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4651475.
  • Earth Day: A Coding Program, for grades 4-8, will be held from 6-7 p.m. April 22. Create a recycling-themed video game. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4718189.
  • A Dungeon Master’s Workshop: Building Monsters, for grades 6-12, will be held from 3:45-4:45 p.m. April 23. Discover tips and tricks for dungeon masters of all skill levels. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4724724.
  • Sensory Time: STEAM Edition, for families with children, will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. April 24. Discover an inclusive virtual program designed for young persons with disabilities. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4702277.
  • Meet author Nick Bruel for a drawing demonstration geared toward students in grades K-5, from 3-3:45 p.m. April 28. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4652009.

  • Meet author Adam Higginbotham from 7-8 p.m. April 1. He wrote “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4512334.
  • Vikings: Seafaring Warriors will explore the basics of Norse culture from 2-3 p.m. April 8. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4711412.
  • “Under the Night Sky” presented by Imma Barrera will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 8. Explore a selection of night photographs captured in the U.S. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4515249.
  • Less Sugar, Better Health, presented by Dr. Cedrick Batchateu, will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. April 9. Discover the role of sugar in the body. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4703445.
  • The 1964 New York World’s Fair, presented by Jason Scappaticci, will take place from 7-8 p.m. April 12. Discover the history of the fair. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4637241.
  • A virtual book discussion will be held from 10-11 a.m. April 13 based on “The Huntress” by Kate Quinn. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4752201.
  • The Mythology of Gods and Heroes in the Ancient Roman Garden will be presented from 7-8 p.m. April 13. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4576890.
  • Career Connections with the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon April 14. Explore a host of free services designed to help job seekers. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4711077.
  • Roosevelt’s Tree Army: The History of the Civilian Conservation Corps will be presented from 2-3 p.m. April 16. Learn about the New Deal program that left a lasting impact on the nation. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4662910.
  • Meet Richard B. Primack from 7-8 p.m. April 19. Digitally connect with the author of “Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4642240.
  • Meet Jennifer Ackerman from 7-8 p.m. April 21. Digitally connect with the author of “The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent and Think.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4568805.
  • Duke Gardens: A Treasure Remembered will be presented from 7-8 p.m. April 20. Discover the history of the Hillsborough gardens. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4571109.
  • Over 50 Years of Earth Days: Success and Challenge in Protecting New Jersey’s Environment will be presented from 7-8 p.m. April 22. Presented by the Conserve Wildlife Foundation. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4585620.
  • Meet Dawn Anahid MacKeen from 7-8 p.m. April 27. Virtually meet the author of “The Hundred-Year Walk – An Armenian Odyssey.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4590945.
  • Job Search 101 for English Language Learners will be presented by Paul Grzella from 11 a.m. to noon April 28. Explore the board’s resources. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4711095.
  • New Jersey in the American Revolution, presented by Professor Mercantini, will be held from 7-8 p.m. April 28. Discover why the Garden State was called the Crossroads of the American Revolution. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4570630.
  • A housing and credit counseling workshop will be held from 2-3 p.m. April 29 by Shirley Abreu, certified credit counselor. Discover the basics of budgeting, consumer rights and more. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4723313.
  • Learn about essential oils as a simple solution for stress from 2-3 p.m. April 30, presented by Susan Niedt. Explore practical and simple strategies for using essential oils. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4588074.
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