Somerset County Library System continues virtual events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Part 2 is July 8 from 7-8 p.m. Register at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Register for July 28 by visiting

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