The Somerset County Library System New Jersey has scheduled both in-person and virtual programs throughout August at its Hillsborough branch, 379 S. Branch Road.
Explore these programs at sclsnj.libnet.info/events
Read to a Therapy Dog (grades K-4): 10:30-11:30 a.m. outside in the gazebo behind the library.
- Aug. 4: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883271
- Aug. 18: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883295
For more information, call 908-458-8420.
Family Storytime – Stories at Castle Park (families with children): 10-10:30 a.m.
Discover a storytime outside at Castle Park.
- Aug. 5: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5280367
- Aug. 12: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5280370
- Aug. 19: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5280389
- Aug. 26: Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5280393
What to Watch Next for adults: Aug. 5, 10:30-11 a.m.
Discuss what’s popular to watch on TV, streaming services and DVDs.
This program will take place outside at Castle Park.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5288199.
All About Animals Trivia for adults: Aug. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Discover how much you know about animals, both fact and fiction, myth and reality.
This program will take place indoors, in program room AB.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5288942
Virtual Programs for All Ages
Butterfly Program, Aug. 12, 2-2:45 p.m.
Explore the world of butterflies.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4929625
The Zanimal Show, Aug. 18, 2-2:45 p.m.
Meet the animals from favorite stories.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4889869
Virtual Programs for Children, Tweens, and Teens
Mythological Mondays: Unicorn Rescue Society, grades 2-4, Aug. 2, 2-2:45 p.m.
Explore and share adventures based on the world of the “Unicorn Rescue Society” books by Adam Gidwitz.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4914495.
Explore Art: Create Your Own Paint By Numbers, grades 1-5, Aug. 4, 3-4 p.m.
Use different media to create outstanding works of art.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4908363.
Understanding the College Essay, grades 9-12, Aug. 4, 5-6 p.m.
Explore the expectations for college essays, the common application, and some of the most common questions.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4910237.
Meet the Author: Sharee Miller, grades K-4, Aug. 6, 3-4:15 p.m.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4882970
Passport to Reading, grades K-3, Aug. 6, 5-5:30 p.m.
Read and discuss books set in countries outside of the United States.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4902446.
Mythological Mondays: Minotaur, Sphinx, and Cyclops, Oh My!, grades 3-5, Aug. 9, 2-2:45 p.m.
Discover and share graphic novels.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4914659
Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime, ages 3-7 years with their caregivers, Aug. 10, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Discover stories and songs in a mix of English and Spanish.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4847343
Speaking of Stories: People Who Help, grades 2-4, Aug. 10, 2-2:45 p.m.
Learn about human helpers of animals and create animal toys for a local shelter.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4914524
STEAM: The Night Sky, grades K-5, Aug. 11, 4-5 p.m.
Explore the science behind the moon and the stars.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898157
Learning Lab: Animal Adaptations, grades K-5, Aug. 12, 3-4 p.m.
Tinker, create and experiment.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4900576
Elephant and Piggie: Animal BFFs, grades K-2, Aug. 13, 11-11:30 a.m.
Discover an interactive program that fosters early literacy skills through books, songs and activities.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4929627
STEAM: Insect Symmetry, grades 1-4, Aug. 16, 4-4:45 p.m.
Explore the wide variety of life found in the bug world.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4858209
Book Club: Fantastical Worlds of Animals, grades 4-6, Aug. 17, 2-2:45 p.m.
Explore fantastical worlds where animals have human traits and their own exciting adventures.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4914566
Art Workshop: Facial Expressions, grades 6-12, Aug. 18, 5-6:30 p.m.
Learn how to capture emotion in the face.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4910254
Music and Movement With Miss Linda, ages 3-6 with their caregivers, Aug. 20, 10:30-11 a.m.
Discover interactive songs featuring letters, numbers, shapes and more.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4850086
American Sign Language Storytime, ages birth to 5 years old with their caregivers, Aug. 31, 10:30-11 a.m.
Explore American Sign Language vocabulary, speech and expression.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4884380
Virtual Programs for Adults
Meet the Author: Paul B. Skousen, Aug. 2, 7-8 p.m.
Digitally connect with the author of “The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.”
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4888391
The Story of Flounder Brewing, presented by Jeremy “Flounder” Lees, Aug. 3, 7-8 p.m.
Learn the story of how the brewery grew.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898475
Unblock Your Writer’s Block, Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m.
Use prompts, exercises and challenges to get your creative juices flowing.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4931222
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Archives, Aug. 5, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about the fire, it’s consequences, and the treasure trove of archival photographs, documents, oral histories and artifacts.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4899158
Shipwrecked, presented by Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Aug. 9, 7-8 p.m.
Learn of the shipwrecks off the coast of New Jersey, spanning from 1776-1943.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898520
What’s Next for Human Space Travel?, presented by Paul Cirillo, Aug. 10, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about planned human space programs from around the world.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894898
The Food Mood Connection, presented by Wendy Bonilla, Aug. 11, 7-8 p.m.
Learn how to create a healthier relationship with food by helping you to make connections between emotions and food choices.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4904440
The S.S. United States: Fastest Ship in the World, Aug. 18, 7-8 p.m.
Learn about the ship’s creation and career with Jason Scappaticci.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894966
Meet the Author: Joseph A. Grabas, Aug. 19, 7-8 p.m.
Digitally connect with the author of “Owning New Jersey- Historic Tales of War, Property, Disputes and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898538
Finding Work/Life Balance in 2021, presented by Karen Sammer, Aug. 23, 7-8 p.m.
Discover practices that can help balance your time.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898407
Amazing New Jersey: People and Places of the Garden State, Aug. 25, 7-8 p.m.
Presented by Rick Geffken.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4895031
Unexpected Beauty in Troubled Times, presented by David Anderson Ward, Aug. 27, 2-3 p.m.
Explore the photography from a local photographer that includes landscapes, long exposures, wildlife, the New York City Skyline, flowers, and more.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4905010
Going Against the Archival Grain: Pop Culture Archives, Aug. 30, 7-8 p.m.
Discover recently developed popular culture-based collections at Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives that focus on voices and communities outside archival norms.
Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4924065