September Calendar

2014 SEPTEMBER Young Adult Programs

The deadline for the Library’s Summer Reading Program “Young Adults Spark A Reaction” was Saturday, August 30th!  The grand raffle drawing winners will be notified by phone on Thursday September 4, 2014.  Good luck to all participants! 

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

  Reactivation Series Open Mic Night (Thursday, September 4 @ 7—8:30pm Community Room)

An open mic for opening minds in these turbulent times; we accept all talent of all ages, but we keep it clean! Hosted by Black Moses and featuring artwork by Isaac Williams, and other talented artists in the Tri-State area with music provided by Jargon. Join the Somerset Renaissance, bring your favorite instrument, voice, lyrics, words, laughs, or just stop in and enjoy the show! Artist registration is required, sign up today!

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program (Tuesday’s, September 30 – November 4 @ 7 – 8:30pm Community Room)

Young adults, ages 13 – 18 are eligible to participate!

Think of the successful leaders you know.  They probably have one trait in common – the ability to communicate effectively.  Every young person has the potential to become a good communicator and leader, but the potential needs to be developed.  This free six-week Youth Leadership Program, sponsored and conducted by members of the Conackamack Toastmasters, will be held Tuesday evenings from September 30th through November 4th at the Main Library.
This program provides an emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills.  Participants will learn to overcome nervousness with public speaking while organizing and presenting ideas logically and convincingly.  Members will listen carefully to others’ ideas, offer advice to help others improve, participate in—and even lead—group discussions.  All members will increase their self-confidence as they learn, make new friends and have fun.

All materials will be provided.  Space is limited, and registration is required.  All interested young adults must contact the program coordinator Sheila Mason at to register for the program.


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

Young Adult Yarn (YAY) Club
(Friday’s @ 3:30pm —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!