July Calendar

2014 JULY Young Adult Programs

Main Library (485 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ, 08873):

Registration is open for the Library’s Summer Reading Program “Young Adults Spark A Reaction!” Young Adults ages 11—18 are welcome to sign up and earn prizes this summer for reading. Log your readings online and earn book bucks & raffle tickets. Redeem book bucks for items in the PRIZE SHOWCASE! Reading for school counts!

Summer Reading Buddies (Monday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6 –8pm Children’s Department)
Registration is closed for this 6-week program (July 7—August 11). All accepted applicants will meet in the Children’s Department for their designated paired reading sessions.

What’s An Abacus? (Tuesday, July 8 @ 7—8:30pm Children’s Program Room)
Join us as we answer the questions: what is an abacus? How can we make our own? How does it work? Teens will be given the materials to make their own beaded abacus, as well as, the chance to earn prizes by using it!  Registration is required

Young Adult Book Bingo (Thursday, July 10 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)
Let’s play literary bingo! Winners get to pick their prizes from the Young Adult Book Cart. Registration is required

Catapults & Pom-Pom Shooters (Tuesday, July 15 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)
This program tests creativity by challenging teens to build working marshmallow catapults, and pom-pom shooters. Join us as we continue our “Spark A Reaction” theme this summer by dabbling in a little physics. Will your creation go the distance? All materials will be provided. Registration is required

Sharpie Tie Dye ( Tuesday, July 22 @ 7—8:30pm Children’s Program Room)
Join us as we continue our annual summer tie dye tradition by creating colorful t-shirt masterpieces with sharpie markers. All materials will be provided for teens to decorate one t-shirt. Registration is required

Steampunk Blackout Poetry (Thursday, July 24 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)
Feel free to come decked out in your finest Steampunk accessories, and join us as we try the creative art of Blackout Poetry using excerpts of classic novels and scientific texts. Images of finished works will be posted on the Library’s Teen Blog! Registration is required

Recycled T-Shirt Crafts (Tuesday, July 29 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)
Have an old t-shirt that you would like to transform into a nice bag, or trendy scarf? Join us as we recycle t-shirts into stylish new stuff. Tools and embellishments will be provided. Teens must bring their own t-shirts to repurpose. Not happy with your tie dyed masterpiece from last week? Bring it back & turn it into something else! Registration is required

Teen Jewelry With Josephine (Thursday, July 31 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)
Josephine is returning this summer to bring teens some really cool projects to try their hand at. Join us as we make DNA style beaded earrings or a pendant. All materials will be provided. Registration is required

Franklin Park Branch (3391 Rt. 27 S., Franklin Park, NJ, 08823):

Young Adult Yarn (YAY) Club
(Wednesday’s @ 3—4:45pm Teen Area)

Teens ages, 10-18 are invited to join us in the Franklin Park Branch Young Adult area as we knit and crochet in the Library. Beginners are welcome. The Library will provide a limited amount of needles and hooks for in-Library use only. Participants are encouraged to purchase their own tools (size US7 or US8 knitting needles, or size G or H crochet hook), and a skein of worsted weight yarn for at home use. If this is your first visit, please register!