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Somerset County Library System announces programs for June

The Somerset County Library System New Jersey will offer the following programs and events during June:

Read to a Therapy Dog will be held for children from kindergarten to grade 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 9 and 23, outdoors behind the library, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough. Practice reading skills by reading to a certified therapy dog. Register for the June 9 program at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883282 and for the June 23 program at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883262

A virtual animal adventure will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. June 11. Meet native and exotic reptiles. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894469

Penelope the Powerful Parrot will be presented by Somerset County Hope and Healing in English and Spanish from 4-5 p.m. June 22. Discover a highly interactive experience for all ages that creatively utilizes storytelling, movement and song to deliver a message of hope and resilience. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4926700

Meet author Valerie Peña from 4:30-5 p.m. June 30. Connect with local children’s book author her certified therapy dog Zoey. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4886546

Meet author Wendy Mass, geared toward children in grades 6-12, from 5-6 p.m. June 2. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4909557

Toddler/Preschool Storytime for children ages 18 months to 5 years old, with their caregivers, will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. June 3, from 10-10:30 a.m. June 14, and 10-10:30 a.m. June 23. Register for June 3 at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4913972; register for June 14 at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4930565; and register for June 23 at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4858325

Passport to Reading for grades K-3 will be held from 5-5:30 p.m. June 4. Read and discuss books set in countries outside of the United States. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4902437

Teen Trivia: Broadway Musicals will be held for students in grades 6-12 from 5-6 p.m. June 7. Test your knowledge in this team challenge. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4915905

American Sign Language Storytime for children from birth to 5 years old, with their caregivers, will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. June 10. Explore American Sign Language vocabulary, speech and expression. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4884376

Mythological Monster Mondays, for grades 6-12, will be held from 4-5 p.m. June 14. Explore myriad mythological monsters found in young adult literature. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4824159

Meet author Barbara DiLorenzo, for children entering grades K-5, from 2-3 p.m. June 16. Digitally connect with the author of “Quincy the Chameleon.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4909927

A Pet Show and Share for grades K-3 will be held from 2-2:45 p.m. June 17. Learn about staff pets and have a chance to show off your own furry, scaly, feathery or slimy friends. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4902376

Aesop’s Fables will be discussed for children in grades pre-K to 5 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 19. Discover a whirlwind adventure through beloved 2,600-year old tales as they come to life with professional actors. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4874504.

Meet author/cartoonist Mark Parisi from 4-5 p.m. June 23. Students in grades 2-7 will also be treated to an interactive drawing workshop. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4879729.

STEAM: Moving Pictures will be held from 4-4:45 p.m. June 28 for children in grades 1-4. Discover different ways to make moving pictures. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4820434.

Backyard Habitat for grades K-3 will be held from 10:30-11:15 a.m. June 30. Discover how birds, pollinators and bugs can help to create beautiful and healthy gardens. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4910478.

Celebrate America with Robin Greenstein from 7-8 p.m. June 2. Discover a performance featuring songs about the U.S. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4889768.

Six Pillars of Brain Health, presented by Gaurang Pandya of AARP, will be held 2-3 p.m. June 4. Learn about practical, brain-boosting behaviors. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898385.

Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives, presented by Scott T. Hanson, will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. June 8. The author will discuss his best-selling book, “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4906790

Meet author Kathleen Butler from 7-8 p.m. June 10. Digitally connect with the author of “Abandoned Ruins on Public Lands in New Jersey: Forgotten and Unknown Pasts (America Through Time).” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894621.

“All About Grants: Intro to Finding Nonprofit Grants” will be held from 2-3 p.m. June 15. Explore ways to successfully approach a foundation to fund your next project. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4906858.

“When the News Finally Came: Remembering Juneteenth” will be held from 7-8 p.m. June 17. Presented by Professor Lacey Hunter, professor of African-American Studies at Rutgers University. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894651.

Meet author James J.Gigantino II from 7-8 p.m. June 21. Digitally connect with the author of “William Livingston’s American Revolution.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4893832.

“BFFs: Man and Dog in the Classical World” will be held from 7-8 p.m. June 24. Discover why Ancient Greeks and Romans favored dogs as pets. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894086.

Photographing In and Around New Jersey, presented by Gary Martin, will be held from 7-8 p.m. June 28. Explore some of the rich photograph opportunities offered in Somerset County and surrounding areas. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4891925.

Meet author Pegi Ballister-Howells from 7-8 p.m. June 30. Digitally connect with the author of “New Jersey Gardener’s Guide” and “Month by Month Gardening in New Jersey.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4891921.

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