The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s (SCLSNJ) Hillsborough branch is located at 379 S. Branch Road in Hillsborough.
The following is a list of programs announced for January 2022. Registration is required for most programs.
For questions, call 908-458-8420 or visit SCLSNJ.org.
For a complete list of programs, visit sclsnj.libnet.info/events.
Note: The library will be closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.
Programs for All Ages
Craft in the Children’s Room: I Have a Dream
January 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Crafts are available while supplies last.
Programs for Children, ‘Tweens, and Teens
Teen Vision Boards (grades 7-12)
January 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Create a vision board for 2022.
Family Storytime Bedtime: Stories in Children’s Room (families with children)
January 5, 13; 6:30-6:50 p.m.
Discover a drop-in storytime.
Baby Songs (ages birth to 18 months)
January 7, 21, 28; 10-10:20 a.m.
Make music with your little one.
Read to a Therapy Dog (grades K-4)
January 7, 21; 4-5 p.m.
Practice reading schools while reading to a certified therapy dog.
Kindness Club Volunteer Program (grades 6-12)
January 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Earn community service hours by promoting positivity and kindness.
KIDZ Art Zone (grades K-3)
January 8, 10:15-11 a.m.
Create masterpieces with your peers.
Craftacular (grades 4-6)
January 8, 3-4 p.m.
We provide the supplies, you supply the creativity.
SOARING Into Kindergarten (ages 4-5 and caregivers)
Explore a series that helps grow school readiness skills in children the year before Kindergarten.
- Talking: January 11, 11 a.m. – noon
- Singing: January 18, 11 a.m. – noon
- Reading: January 25, 11 a.m. – noon
Teen Board Games (grades 7-12)
January 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy tabletop games.
Math Matters (ages 3-6 and caregivers)
January 12, 10-10:30 a.m.
Explore stories and activities that will get math brains working.
Teen Leadership Committee (grades 9-12)
January 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Earn community service hours by helping to plan and organize upcoming children’s programs and more.
Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time (ages 18 months – 3 years)
January 18, 25; 10-10:20 a.m.
Introduce the pleasure of books to your child through stories and songs.
Tween Tuesdays at Hillsborough (grades 4-6)
January 18, 6-7 p.m.
Get creative and chill out with crafts and activities.
Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
January 19, 26; 10-10:30 a.m.
Explore non-fiction books and science activities.
Nature Crafts (grades 1-4)
January 19, 4-4:45 p.m.
Craft with the members of the Neshanic Garden Club.
Teen Craft Night: Watercolor Paintings (grades 7-12)
January 25, 5-6 p.m.
Create a DIY craft project with friends.
Art Adventures (ages 4-6):
January 27, 10:30-11 a.m.
Create a masterpiece to take home.
History’s Mysteries (grades 3-6)
January 27, 6-6:45 p.m.
Participate in a mystery challenge and craft.
Programs for Adults
The Somerset County Office of Volunteer Services
January 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn about the services provided for free to our elderly, homebound, and disabled residents.
Smoothies for a Healthier You in 2022
January 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Discover the health benefits of smoothies and learn how to make them.
January 13, 2-3 p.m.
Learn how to use downloadable Library resources like e-books, e-audiobooks and digital magazines on a variety of devices.
January 14, 11 a.m. – noon
Explore the basics of watercolor painting.
How to Start a YouTube Channel
January 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Discover how to start your own YouTube channel.
Historical Fiction Fridays: “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim M. Richardson: January 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Connect with your community while discussing a book.
January 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
Devote some time to learning and sharing discoveries with other family history enthusiasts.
Suspense With Susie Book Discussion – “The Wife Upstairs” by Rachel Hawkins
January 25, 7-8 p.m.
Moderated by Sue Cunfer, adult services librarian.
The Extraordinary Life of Irena Sendler – Before, During, and After the Holocaust
January 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Presented by Doug Cervi, Executive Director of the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.
Financial Insights for Everyone
January 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Discover the wide range of personal finance information available from the Library’s Weiss Financial Ratings resource.