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Registration required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

Programs for Children

Holiday Fairy Tale Collage (preK – grade 2)
Holiday folktales from around the world will capture the joy, fun, and excitement of the holiday season. Audience members will be a part of this sensory friendly, audience interactive performance. Presented by Propbox Players. Registration required.

December 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Avenue in North Plainfield

December 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough

December 4, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill

December 11, 4-5 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Watchung Library branch, located at 12 Stirling Road in Watchung

December 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.

A Dickens Tale: presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre (grades K-8)
December 17, 5-5:45 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
See Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” come to life in front of your eyes. Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Jacob Marley and more in discovering the true meaning of the season. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Library. No registration.

New Year’s at Noon (ages 3+ and families)
Ring in the new year in this family-friendly ball. Join us for stories, games, crafts, and more followed by our very own countdown to noon.

December 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville
No registration.

December 28, 11:15 a.m. – noon
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater

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Programs for Teens & Adults

Wreath Making (adults)
December 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Create a beautiful wreath for the holiday season to enjoy in your home. All materials provided.

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. Presented by teaching artist, April Zay. Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

December 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater

December 1, 2-4 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.

Holiday Concert: Performed by Gerard and Diane Barros (all ages)
December 1, 2-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 East High Street in Bound Brook
A fun mix of holiday classics in the versions made popular by 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s artists such as Brenda Lee, Bing Crosby, Darlene Love, and others. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bound Brook Memorial Library.

DIY Holiday (adults)
December 4, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
The holidays don’t have to break your bank. Show you care by making homemade bath salts and hot cocoa for your friends and family.

Dickens: A Christmas Carol (adults)
‘“And God bless us, everyone!” said Tiny Tim. Join us for a heartfelt and truly entertaining one-woman telling of Charles Dickens’s classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Performed by professional actress, Alisa Dupuy. Children ages 8 and up are welcome, accompanied by an adult.

December 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville

December 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
Watchung Arts Center, located at 18 Stirling Road in Watchung, next to SCLSNJ’s Watchung Branch

Winter Luminaries (adults)
December 8, 11 a.m. – noon
SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Avenue in North Plainfield
Make glass jar luminaries with a winter touch, a great last-minute holiday gift or festive seasonal decoration.

Mount Bethel Village Singers (all ages)
December 8, 2-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.
The Village Voices proudly represent Mt. Bethel Village (a special needs community). For the last year, the voices have entertained assisted living communities in the surrounding area. A beautiful group of individuals celebrating the holiday season through song.

Decorate an Ugly Holiday Sweater (adults)
December 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
’Tis the season for eggnog, gift giving, and…ugly sweaters! Nothing says holiday cheer quite like your own tacky creation. Bring your own sweater (or sweatshirt) and we provide the decorations.

Holiday Bell Choir & Drama Club (all ages)
December 11, 3-4 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough
Take time for some holiday entertainment with the music of the bells, songs and skits performed by residents of Brookdale Senior Living.

Seniors Get Crafty: Paperback Christmas Tree (adults)
December 13, 11 a.m. – noon
SCLSNJ’S Manville Library Branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
Sip a cup of tea with the librarian and spend an hour getting crafty. We will use book pages and other supplies to create a charming decorative tree for your tabletop, mantle, or desk.

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