Upcoming Events at The Raritan Library
54 E Somerset Street Raritan (908) 725-0413
Movie: All's Well That End's Well
Wednesday, April 21st noon to 2:30 PM
Join us to watch BBC's 1982 movie version of
Shakespeare's "all's Well That Ends Well".
Here Shakespeare uses one of his favorite devices-trickery
in a plot relished by Elizabethan playgoers.
The new wife of a count resorts to chicanery to win
her husband's respect, a typical ploy of medieval romance.
Stars Ian Charleson, Angela Down, and Celia Johnson.
Runnung Time: 141 minutes. Please call library to register.
6th Annual Poetry Celebration
Wednesday, April 25th @6:00pm
To commemorate National Poetry Month, April 2018,
the Raritan Public Library is holding a Poetry Celebration
for all ages. Poets whose works were chosen in our
March contest will be invited to read at the
Library’s Poetry Celebration. Special guest Poet, James B. Nicola,
will also be present to read from several of his published books.
Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public.
Raritan in 1948
Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:30pm
As part of the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Raritan’s Independence,
John Pacifico will give a talk with a slide show presentation about
what Raritan was like in 1948. Raritan back then was much different than today.
There were many mom-and-pop grocery stores and coal and ice were
regularly delivered to the home. If you lived in Raritan in 1948,
it will be a wonderful trip down memory lane.
John will talk about 5 businesses which were open at that
time and are still operating today.
After the talk, on hand will be a large detailed map of Raritan from 1948
and on the computer/kiosk in that room will be numerous newspapers
from 1948 of Raritan’s own newspaper the “Raritan Valley News.”
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Pallet Art Painting Project
Tuesday, May 8th @6:00pm
Are you looking to create a piece of beautiful art work for your home décor?
Then sign up with Irene Mortko who will instruct you on how to make
this special (fun and easy) painting on wood project.
A $15 fee applies to materials only and is due at time of registration.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Mother’s Day Bath Craft
Thursday, May 10th @ 6:30pm
Join Michele Liana and Gayane in creating an elegant box filled
with salt/botanical tub tea bags. Michele will explain the benefits
of using various botanicals and salts, while Gayane will help you put
the finishing touches on a beautiful box which you can gift
for Mother’s Day! A $5 fee applies for materials only.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Teen/Tween Programs
Code (Python) Workshop
Saturdays May 12th, 19th, & June 9th 10:30am-12:30pm
Anesha Santhanam, founder of Likeable STEM, had such a good time with
us on Makers Day that she is back to do a coding workshop at the Raritan Library!
This is a 3 part program so you need to sign up for all 3 days,
as each session will build on the previous one.
This program will allow coders the chance to learn about using Python,
a coding program. Anesha will be working with the group on a project
throughout each session so make sure to attend all 3 workshops.
The library can provide some laptops, but coders are encouraged
to bring their own laptop if they have one. Ages 10 and up.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Mary Todd Lincoln Portrayal
Thursday, May 24th @ 6:30pm
Pat Jordan of the American Historical Theatre will give an insightful
presentation on Mary Todd Lincoln, one of the most complicated and
frequently misunderstood first ladies. Find out how Mary tried to nurture
her family during the time of civil war even while she was deemed a
spy by the North and a traitor by the South.
This special program is sponsored in part by the Raritan Historical Committee.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
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