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Hillsborough library announces programs for September

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

The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Hillsborough branch announced its programs for September.

Note: The library will be closed Sept. 5 and 6 in observance of Labor Day.

Virtual Programs for All Ages

A Tour Through Mexico: Sept. 22, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4992450.

Virtual Programs for Children, ‘Tweens and Teens

Colorful Flower Doodle (grades K-4): Sept. 7, 3-3:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5082132.

Choose Your Own Adventure – Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir (grades 5-12): Sept. 7, 5-6 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5143986.

Puppet Time (ages 2-5 years and caregivers): Sept. 8, 10:30-11 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5140217.

Homemade Ice Cream Making (grades 6-12): Sept. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5286143.

SOARING Into Kindergarten (ages 4-5 and caregivers)

  • Talking: Sept. 13, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4987404.
  • Singing: Sept. 20, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4987432.
  • Reading: Sept. 27, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4987614.

Music With Miss Donna (ages birth – 5 years and caregivers): Sept. 14, 10:30-11 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4990081.

Choosing the Best College (grades 9-12): Sept. 16, 6-7 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4981170.

Teen Paint Night (grades 6-12): Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5080997.

Learning Lab – The Power of Sound (grades K-5): Sept. 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5001920.

Fiesta With Flor (families): Sept. 18, 10-10:40 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4978749.

Crafting Fun 3D – Fall Tree (grades 2-5): Sept. 21, 3-3:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5059166.

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! A Virtual Scavenger Hunt (grades 6-12): Sept. 21, 4-5 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5112311.

Book Club Battle – Keepers of the Lost Cities (grades 4-8): Sept. 22, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5175523.

Hour of Code – Space Quest (grades 2-5): Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5002110.

Teen Self Care – Bullet Journaling (grades 6-12): Sept. 28, 5-5:45 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5144593.

Book Trivia and Voting (grades 2-5): Sept. 29, 4-5 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5161462.

Meet the Author – Kelly Yang (grades 3-7): Sept. 30, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5007883.

Virtual Programs for Adults

Chair Yoga: Sept. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4950446.

COVID-19 and Wildlife – Presented by Conserve Wildlife Foundation: Sept. 1, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4908554.

London in Extremis – Plague and Fire 1665-1666: Sept. 2, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4912288.

Hiking New Zealand – An Epic Adventure: Sept. 7, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5154363.

How to Deal With Change and Triumph Over Loss: Sept. 8, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4852671.

Meet the Author

  • Sarah Lohman “Eight Flavors, the Untold Story of American Cuisine:” Sept. 9, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4904946.
  • Lou Del Bianco – An Italian Immigrant’s Unsung Role on Mount Rushmore: Sept. 20, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4952378.
  • Jill Grunenwald – A Librarian Writes of Her Experience Working in a Prison: Sept. 21, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4894197.
  • William E. Wallace – The Story of Michelangelo’s Greatest Masterpiece: Sept. 28, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4898936.

Making Your Job Search Work For You – Presented by the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board: Sept. 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5099028.

Dizziness and Balance – Presented by Joni Redlich: Sept. 13, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4991448.

Backyard Bears – Presented by Somerset County Park Commission: Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4951149.

Get to Know Your County’s Business Partnership – Presented by SCBP President and CEO, Chris Edwards: Sept. 15, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5177776.

New Jersey Facts and Firsts –  Presented by Historical Society of Princeton: Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4852677.

Cholesterol Health – Presented by Dr. Cedrick Batchateu: Sept. 17, 2-3:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5122870.

Writers Group: Sept. 22, 6-7 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5154622.

Boats Against the Current – Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and the Origins of “The Great Gatsby:” Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5049872.

College Funding Workshop (parents and caregivers): Sept. 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4981172.

Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio – Presented by Jan Goodman: Sept. 27, 10 a.m. – noon Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5098494.

Conceptual Illustration and the News of Today – An In-Depth Exploration of Media Illustrations: Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5016892.

Frida Kahlo – Dreams, Demons, Devotion, and the Natural World: Sept. 29, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4883072.

Governor Livingston, I Presume – Meet William Livingston: Sept. 30, 7-8 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/4952359.


In-Branch Programs for All Ages

Craft in the Children’s Room – Autumn Leaves: Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, visit sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5283989

In-Branch Programs for Children, ‘Tweens and Teens

Family Storytimes (families with children)

  • Stories at Castle Park: Sept. 9, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287616.
  • Stories at Castle Park: Sept. 16, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287642.
  • Bedtime Stories in Children’s Room: Sept. 16, 6-6:50 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5283968.
  • Stories at Castle Park: Sept. 23, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287644.
  • Stories at Castle Park: Sept. 30, 10-10:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287654.

‘Tween Book Chat (grades 4-6): Sept. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287579.

Teen Board Game Night (grades 7-12): Sept. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287666.

Math Matters (ages 3-6 and caregivers): Sept. 15, 10:30-11 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5283967.

Tabletop Games (grades 1-6): Sept. 17, 3-4:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287658.

Teen Leadership Committee (grades 7-12): Sept. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287470.

Preschool Storytime – Story and Craft (ages 2-5 and caregivers): 10-10:30 a.m. Register at:

  • Sept. 21: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287595.
  • Sept. 28: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287597.

Teen Craft Night (grades 7-12): Sept. 21, 5-6 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287668.

KIDZ Art Zone (grades K-3): Sept. 23, 4-4:45 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5283981.

Toddler/Preschool Storytime (18 months – 5 years and caregivers): Sept. 24, 10:30-11 a.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5283934.

Teen Movie Night (grades 7-12): Sept. 28, 6-7:45 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5287664.

Craftacular (grades 4-6): Sept. 30, 3-4 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5284040.

In-Branch Programs for Adults

STEAM for Adults – How to Make Kombucha: Sept. 9, 2-3 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5278327.

Fall Craft – Make a Pinecone Door Hanger: Sept. 16, 2-3 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5280392.

First Time Dog Ownership – What You Need to Know Before Adoption: Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5278447.

Resume Writing Workshop: Sept. 23, 2-3 p.m. Register at sclsnj.libnet.info/event/5278468.


The Hillsborough library branch is located at 379 S. Branch Road in Hillsborough.

For questions, call 908-458-8420 or visit SCLSNJ.org.

For a complete list of library programs, visit sclsnj.libnet.info/events

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