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Connect with Your Community Through Winter Holiday Programs at Your Library

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Connect with Your Community Through Winter Holiday Programs at Your Library

The winter holidays are the time of year when friends, families, and communities come together to celebrate collective traditions. This winter, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) will host an inclusive series of holiday programs for all ages.

“SCLSNJ appreciates and values the differences in our community and offers programs reflecting the diversity witnessed within,” said Karen Geist, SCLSNJ library assistant. “Our commitment to inclusion spans all of our programs and we strive to welcome and support all people to participate. We offer programs to promote a sense of belonging where everyone feels respected and valued for their uniqueness.”

From live performances, to DIY crafts, the Library System has holiday programs for the whole family. Discover the complete series:

Paper Quilling Art for the Holidays (teens and adults)

Learn about the art of paper quilling and make one-of-a-kind gifts like greeting cards, bookmarks, or small frameable art pieces with artist April Zay. Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Wreath Making (adults)

Create a beautiful wreath for the holiday season to enjoy in your home.

  • December 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1037483.

Holiday Concert: Performed by Gerard and Diane Barros (all ages)

Discover a fun mix of holiday classics. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bound Brook Memorial Library.

  • December 1, 2-3 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1131258.

Holiday Fairy Tale Collage (PreK to grade 2)

Be a part of a sensory-friendly, audience-interactive performance presented by Propbox Players.

  • December 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Avenue in North Plainfield. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1151008.
  • December 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1123910.
  • December 4, 7-8 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1121056.
  • December 11, 4-5 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library branch, located at 12 Stirling Road in Watchung. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1121888.
  • December 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1121899.

DIY Holiday (adults)

Make homemade bath salts and hot cocoa for your friends and family this holiday season.

Dickens: A Christmas Carol (adults)

Actress Alisa Dupuy will present a one-woman telling of Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Children ages 8 and up are welcome, accompanied by an adult.

  • December 6, 6:30-8 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1134073.
  • December 20, 6:30-8 p.m. hosted offsite at the Watchung Arts Center, located at 18 Stirling Road in Watchung, next to the Watchung branch. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1148134.

Winter Crafts: Luminaries (adults)

Make glass jar luminaries with a winter touch.

December 8, 11 a.m. – noon at SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Avenue in North Plainfield. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1158959.

Mount Bethel Village Singers (all ages)

The Village Voices proudly represent Mt. Bethel Village, a special needs community.

  • December 8, 2-3 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain
    Boulevard in Warren Twp. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/996987.

Decorate an Ugly Holiday Sweater (adults)

Create your own sweater or sweatshirt at the Library.

  • December 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379
    South Branch Road in Hillsborough. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1058474.

Holiday Bell Choir and Drama Club (all ages)

Holiday entertainment with the music of the bells, songs, and skits performed by residents of Brookdale Senior Living.

  • December 11, 3-4 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South
    Branch Road in Hillsborough. For more: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/907009.

Seniors Get Crafty: Paperback Christmas Tree (adults)

Sip a cup of tea with a librarian and spend an hour getting crafty.

  • December 13, 11 a.m. – noon at SCLSNJ’S Manville Library Branch, located at 100
    South 10th Avenue in Manville. Register: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/1158933.

A Dickens Tale: Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre (grades K-8)

See Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” come to life. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Library.

New Year’s at Noon (ages 3 and up, and families)

Enjoy stories, crafts, and more, followed by a countdown to noon.

  • December 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville. For more: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/901682.
  • December 28, 11:15 a.m. – noon at SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater. For more: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/453934.

To learn more, visit SCLSNJ.org or call 908.458.8400.

 

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