Family Lego Night

Family Lego Night has been a fun and successful program that offers families an opportunity to work together to build Lego creations, which are on display in the Children's Room. 
 146 children (plus their parents) signed up to be a part of the Family Lego Night programs this summer.
We will be offering Family Lego Nights starting again this fall. (times and dates to be announced)
below left: Finley B shows his Lego creation entitled "The Haunted Watch Out!"
below right: Maya B shows her Lego creation entitled "The Secret Hideout!"

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Rangoli for Adults

Rangoli is a very creative craft for both men and women. Rangolis are floor designs from India and are made using a grid system. It is the kind of workshop in which you really do not need drawing skills!
Seema Moodra, of Enjoy Explore India, will bring a display of rangolis, give a demonstration on how rangolis are made, bring some sample designs, and help each participant complete their project. 
Rangolis are particular to different regions of India and the display will help you learn about the geography, the culture of the country and understand how these geometric patterns have traveled throughout the world. 
It is a simple yet dynamic cultural learning workshop and the skill you learn can be used  to continue designing at home. 
Free and open to all adults 18 and over.
Thursday, July 28
7:00 pm at Main Library

A (Family) Night in Morocco

A family night in Morocco at Hilton Library (part of the summer reading club) featured healthy and delicious food from Morocco prepared in the Whole Foods kitchen.  
Stuffed squash, couscous, watermelon, oranges, and green tea were featured and enjoyed by all.

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Special Screening Tonight

Inside Mecca
Join writer and director Anisa Mehdi at this screening of her beautifully uplifting film, following three Muslims from very different backgrounds as they embark on the spiritual journey of a lifetime.
A discussion will follow. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 20
7:00 pm at Main Library

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Make a Stand for the Library
Help support the Library with a lemonade stand! It's fun for the whole family.
Kits with instructions, helpful hints and signage are available at both Libraries.  
Last year, donations totaled nearly $1600. This year's goal is $2500. Money raised will be used to buy books, CDs and DVDs.

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In the Children's Room

Kids had a great time creating African Masks during our School Age Crafts Program. The workshop will be offered again on Monday August 1 at 7pm Other upcoming craft programs for ages 6-12 are:

Chinese Cinderella
Main Library: Mon July 18 @ 7 pm
                     Tues July 19 @ 3 pm
Hilton Branch: Wed July 20 @ 2 pm

Mexican Tin Craft
Main Library: Mon July 25 @ 7 pm
                     Tues July 26 @ 3 pm
Hilton Branch: Wed July 27 @ 2 pm

For more information contact the Children's Room at 
973-762-1622 extension 5005

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