New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732.745.5108
nbfpl@lmxac.org

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Kids' Events

Spaces at all events are given on a first-come first-served basis. Register for programs at the Children's Circulation Desk or by calling 732-745-5108 x16. For more information about any of these events, contact the library at 732-745-5108 x15 or email Ms. Karen, Children's Librarian, at kstuppi@lmxac.org. For details about Tween programs, you may also contact Ms. Chelsea at chelsea@lmxac.org.

Download a PDF of the Kids' Events Flier:
September (o septiembre) > October (o octubre).

~ Recurring Events:

Relax!
Ask Ms. Chelsea about our new program premiering this school year, designed to help manage stress, improve concentration, and strengthen comprehension before starting on your homework!
Every Monday and Thursday from September 12 to December 15 (excluding 10/10, 10/31 & 11/24). First session meets 3:30-3:45 p.m., second session meets 3:45-4:00 p.m.
For grades K-6.

Readers Club
Come read every Tuesday with your friends! This fall we will be reading Becoming Naomi León by Pamela Muñoz Ryan.
Every Tuesday (unless otherwise noted) at 4:00 p.m.
Open to kids in grades 4-8.

Read and Play
Parents and other caregivers: bring your little ones for storytime and play at the library!
Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted) at 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Open to ages 0-4.

Garden Club
Listen to garden-related stories, learn about worms and insects, and get some hands-on gardening experience — both indoors and outdoors!
Every Thursday of September at 4:00 p.m.
Open to kids in grades K-6.

On the 'Zine
Do you like to write, draw, take photographs, or do any other kind of art? Do you want to share your voice and viewpoint with the world? Come to our regular meetings for our library magazine, On the 'Zine @ the NBFPL! (See past issues on the Teen Home Page.)
Fridays 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, & 12/2, from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Open to ages 10-18.

Young Athletes
The Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an inclusive program that promotes social development and offers an opportunity for children and parents to come together in a guided play experience. Download a flyer here (o aquí para Español).
Every Monday from October 17 until December 5, at 4:00 p.m.
For children aged 2-7: pre-registration required! Please contact the Children’s Librarian or use this link to register.

~ Short-term Recurring:

Chinese Classes
Through different themed classes, children will learn to speak Chinese words with fun activities like paper cutting, coloring, and singing.
This program is provided by the Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU).
Fridays: September 30, October 14 & 28, November 11 & 18, and December 2 & 16; from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.
Please sign-up in the Children's Room, or email htang@lmxac.org. Download a flier here.

September Events:

September 15-October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month!
Answer a Hispanic American Heritage trivia question each day to win a prize!

Fit Kids
Join instructors from Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center and learn some beneficial exercises for the whole family!
Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m.
For families and kids of all ages.

October Events:

Lego Club
Have fun and hone skills with everyone's favorite building blocks! Each month the Lego Club is presented with a new challenge. October's challenge is to create a balloon-powered Lego car.
Tuesday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m.
For Grades K-6.

4-H Dance Day
Join the New Brunswick 4-H dance instructor for some fun grooves and moves!
Friday, October 7 at 3:30 p.m.
For kids of all ages.

Fit Kids
Join instructors from Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center and learn some beneficial exercises for the whole family!
Wednesday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m.
For families and kids of all ages.

DramaRama
Listen to a story from a different country each month, then become the characters, using scripts to re-enact the story! In October, we will read a traditional and well-known Swedish folk tale called Stone Soup.
Tuesday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m.
For Grades K-6.

Scary Story Fest
Kids and families are invited to our "Haunted House" for this annual library tradition!
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m.
For all ages.

Day of the Dead Celebration / Fiesta del Dia de los Muertos
Take part in the creation of a collective Day of the Dead altar. Bring fruit, chocolate, bread or flowers for the ofrenda. Write the name of someone you want to remember and honor on a colorful piece of paper. You can bring photos or draw a picture of your deceased relative to take a place at the altar.
The celebration will continue with music and Aztec dance performances by the Calpulli Huehuetlatolli dance troupe. Enjoy reading time, papel picado (paper flower making), a Sugar Skull workshop, and face painting as well. The festivities will close with a sampling of tamales (Mexican appetizers) and champurrado (a chocolate-based Mexican drink).
Sunday, October 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.
This program is free and open to all ages!
New Brunswick Free Public Library's Day of the Dead program includes collaborations with: Lazos America Unida, Rutgers Center for Latino Arts and Culture, New Brunswick 4H Club, Unity Square, the Harmony Family Success Center at PRAB, Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and The Rutgers Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.
Please call Kavita Pandey at 732-745-5108 x20 or e-mail kavita@lmxac.org with any questions or to schedule school visits.

See our Google Calendar for all library events.

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