Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming Programs at the Bridgewater Library and Around the Community—Friends Booksale, Summer Teen Volunteer Applications due Saturday

Bridgewater Library's 2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Program

imageBridgewater Library is looking for volunteers this summer! Volunteers will shelve books, assist during programs, and sign up children and teens for our summer reading club. Summer volunteer opportunities are for teens entering 7th to 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Two references are required for all new teen volunteers. Please use paper reference forms instead of electronic reference forms due to the large size of our program.
Applications for Bridgewater Library's 2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Program are now available at our Youth Services Reference Desk, and will be due by 5 PM on Saturday, April 29. No exceptions for late applications. You can download our application by clicking here.



NOTE: There are no story times, toddler times, baby times or pajama times this week. All resume in May.



Check out these Other Upcoming Area Events:

Welcome to Rutgers Day, with expanded activities in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark.

This spring, we’re rolling out the scarlet carpet and inviting New Jersey residents and beyond to experience hands-on learning activities in the sciences, arts, and humanities; enjoy performances by musicians and dancers; see exhibitions and demonstrations hosted by accomplished professors and students!

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Saturdays,  29

7:00 p.m. 

(Please arrive 20-30 minutes beforehand to get tickets. 
There is no late admission.)

$8.00 per person

From the fiery surface of the Sun to the icy realm of comets, travel to worlds with enormous volcanoes, vast canyons, dazzling rings, and storms that would swallow Earth.  See our Solar System as you've never seen it before.  RVCC Planetarium is the first planetarium in the United States to present this new program from Donetsk Planetarium Studio in the Ukraine.  (Recommended for ages 10 to adult.)

And it's time to Countdown to the Eclipse!

There's a total solar eclipse crossing the United States on Monday, August 21, 2017.  The Path of Totality will run from Oregon to South Carolina.  New Jersey will see approximately 75% of the Sun covered by the Moon.  Each of our public astronomy shows introduces you to what a solar eclipse is and how to watch it.  Solar Viewing Glasses are also available in the Planetarium Gift Shop for $2.00 each.  Observe the Sun safely!

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Astronomy Day

Saturday, April 29

2-5 pm and 6-9 pm 

Saturday, April 29, 2-5 and 6-9 p.m
Join us for hands-on activities celebrating Astronomy and Science! Observe the Sun (safely) and the Moon through our telescopes. Use your body to tell time on a sundial. The 3M Observatory will be open for solar observing during the day and peeks of the moon and other celestial objects in the evening sky. The event is appropriate for families with children ages three and older. Activities are free. Planetarium shows and laser concerts are an additional cost.  


Rockin' Rocket Ride

Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m.

Storybooks in Space

Saturday, April 29 4 p.m.

(For ages 3-8.  Check our website for descriptions of shows)

Adult Astronomy Shows Saturdays

To Worlds Beyond

April  29 at 7:00 pm

Astronomy Tonight

May 6 at 7:00 pm  

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Adult Laser Shows

Pink Floyd's The Wall

April 29 at 8:00 pm

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Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open to the public on Saturday evenings from sunset to about 9:15 p.m.  

Saturn on Puzzle

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Sensory Friendly Show:  

The Sky Above

Saturday, May 6 at 5:00 pm

A Sensory-Friendly show for visitors with Autism or other developmental disabilities.  Doors remain open.  Lights are kept dim instead of being turned off.  

"The Sky Above" show includes music, laser lights, stories, and information about the planets, the Moon and constellations. Content is presented on a kindergarten level.

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RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Road, North Branch, NJ 08876












Dreamcatcher Jr. is a 3-week summer theatre camp at Oakes Centre in Summit, NJ.

WHEN: July 10 to 28, Monday - Friday, 9am to 3 pm

We have combined the best of our conservatory, where students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with our beloved Dreamcatcher Junior program, where the students create and perform their own play.  Read more

"The Dreamcatcher program continues to be one of the most positive experiences she engages in. She feels fully herself when she is there and the life skills she has learned in the program continually enhance her interactions out in the world."—Barbara Powers

WHERE: Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Oakes Center,  120 Morris Avenue,  Summit, NJ 07901
Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654


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