Somerset County Library System continues virtual events

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The Somerset County Library System received the Star Library rating from Library Journal.

The Somerset County Library System will continue holding virtual events during July.

Note: The library will be closed July 4 and 5.

An animal show will be held July 7 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. Explore the virtual wild side. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883002.

Tails and Tales: Music, Bubble and Biodiversity Dance Party will be held from 10:30-11:10 a.m. July 22. Discover an interactive performance for all ages. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4874519.

Virtual Programs for Children, Tweens and Teens

Passport to Reading for children in grades K-3 is set for July 2 from 5-5:30 p.m. Read and discuss books set in countries outside of the United States. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4902441.

Storytime and Craft: Hungry, Hungry Hippos for ages 3-6 and their caregivers will be held July 7 from 10:30-11 a.m. Discover an interactive storytime and craft for children. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4927697.

RISE: Reach, Inspire, Serve, Empower for grades 7-12 will be held July 9 from 2-3 p.m. Discuss various local and global issues including health, education and social concerns. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4905249.

Susie Scientist, Super Spy for children grades 2-5 and caregivers is scheduled for July 12 from 3-4 p.m. Use STEAM skills to help Susie complete her quest. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4855616.

Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime for children ages 3-7 and caregivers is planned for July 13 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Discover stories and songs in a mix of English and Spanish. Register now at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4847369.

STEAM: Rainforests for grades K-5 is July 14 from 4-5 p.m. Explore the Earth’s oldest living ecosystem, and create your very own pop-up rainforest. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4929191.

SAT Strategy for students in grades 9-12 is set for July 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. Learn tips and strategies to successfully tackle the exam. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4910228.

Panchatantra Stories (families with children) will be held July 17 from 3-3:30 p.m. Listen to the oldest fables from ancient India. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4906742.

Mythological Mondays: Creature Creation for children in grades K-2, is planned for July 19 from 2-2:45 p.m. Make your own unicorn and yeti puppets. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4914398.

Meet a Stop-Motion Animator for students in grades 9-12 will be held on July 21 from 5-6 p.m. Learn what it is like to be a stop-motion animator. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4930898.

STEAM: Jumping Frogs for grades 1-4 will be held July 26 from 4-4:45 p.m. Learn about the life cycle and stages of the amphibian. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4820515.

Amazing Animals: True Facts and Trivia for grades 3-6 will be held July 26 from 2-3 p.m. Participate in an interactive trivia game all about animals. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4902419.

Students in pre-K and grade 1 can meet author Katrina Moore of “One Hug” from 2:30-3:10 p.m. July 28. Connect with the local children’s author. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4876289.

A Tale of Tails, for families with children, July 30 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Listen to a story and create a craft. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4911086.

Virtual Programs for Adults

Learn about the history of Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton. Part 1 is July 1 from 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898392. Part 2 is July 8 from 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4899130.

Hornets and Wasps and Bees, Oh My, presented by Sabrina Tirpak, will be held July 6 from 7-8 p.m. Discover why these insects are important to our ecosystem. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4888357.

Philadelphia, A Revolutionary City, presented by the Museum of the American Revolution, will be presented from 7-8 p.m. July 7. Take a virtual tour of the city. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894633.

Stress … the Enemy Within presented by Karen Sammer will be held from 2-3 p.m. July 9. Learn about stress and ways to manage it. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898399.

History of the Jersey Shore, presented by Kevin Woyce, on July 13 from 7-8 p.m. Explore original photography of the Jersey Shore. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894642.

The Poetry of a New Nation: A Visit With Annis Boudinot Stockton will be held July 14 from 7-8 p.m. Performed by The American Historical Theater. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898426.

Meet author Michael Birkner on July 15 from 7-8 p.m. Digitally connect with the writer of “The Governors of New Jersey: Biographical Essays.” Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898440.

Online Job Searching will be offered on July 16 from 11 a.m. to noon. Discover nationwide, niche, and local employment websites; job-related library resources; and other useful sites. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4908082.

Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, and Other Payment Sharing Tools, presented by Michael Skara, will be held July 19 from 7-8 p.m. Learn about payment apps and how they make sending money easier. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898439.

Cooking With Herbs: From the Garden to the Table is planned for 7-8 p.m. July 21. Discover methods for incorporating herbs in favorite dishes and new recipes. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894774.

Gaming in 2021: The Top Video Games So Far and What’s Next will be presented from 6-7 p.m. July 22. Learn about the top video games of the year and what’s coming out next. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4927917.

A virtual Book Discussion Salon, traditionally hosted at the Hillsborough branch, will be held virtually instead. “The Last Mrs. Parrish” by Liv Constantine will be held July 27 from 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4892508.

Back to Bach, presented by Barry Wiesenfeld, will be held July 27 and 7-8:30 p.m. Explore the world and works of the musician and composer. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4925092.

Birds of the World, presented by Somerset County Park Commission, is set for 7-8 p.m. July 28. Discover the wackiest, funniest and most bizarre species from around the globe. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894793.

In addition, a special outdoor program, Read to a Therapy Dog, will be held for children in grades K-4, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 14 and 28. Practice reading skills by reading to a certified therapy dog. For more information, call 908-458-8420. Register for July 14 by visiting sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883265 Register for July 28 by visiting sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883292

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