Upcoming Events at The Raritan Library
54 E Somerset Street Raritan (908) 725-0413
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, June 23rd from 10:00am-2:00pm
The Friends of the Raritan Library will be holding
their book sale on Saturday, June 23rd.
Books, CDs, and DVDs will be available for purchase.
Special pricing for books only, $5 per bag!
The Green Planet Band
Thursday, June 28th @ 6:30pm
To coincide with this year's summer reading theme:
"Libraries Rock", Raritan Public Library is hosting a
special outdoor concert with "The Green Planet Band".
This local family band is comprised of
12-year-old Kylee Rapp (vocals and guitar),
her 10-year-old twin siblings Tyler (drums) and
Anna (bass) and their Mom Lisa on lead guitar.
They will perform lots of recognizable classic hits
like "Chain of Fools", "I'm a Believer" and "Locomotion"
which will get you rockin' and rollin'. Open to all ages.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Walk the Line
Tuesday, July 10th @ 2:00pm

The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash
(Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a
boy growing up on the family farm, where
he struggles under the scorn of his father
(Robert Patrick). As the years pass,
Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn.,
with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin),
and breaks into the music scene after finding
his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets
the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon),
but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.
Phoenix and Witherspoon performed all of their own
singing in the movie.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Luncheons, Cocktail Parties & Backyard Grilling in the 1950’s
Thursday, July 12th @ 6:30pm

Think about the 1950’s and our minds drift back to
a more nostalgic time of “Father Knows Best”,
45 RPM records, black & white televisions and slogans
like “I Like Ike”. After the hardships of the War Years,
women entertained more, ladies’ luncheons and cocktail parties
became very popular, and men became masters of the grill.
Join Judith Krall Russo, Food Historian, and learn
what it’s like to entertain in a 1950’s style.
Light BBQ refreshments will be served.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Adult Coding (Python) Workshop
Tuesdays, July 10th, 17th, & 24th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Anesha Santhanam, founder of Likeable STEM, will be teaching
an introductory 3 session workshop on Python coding for adults.
Python is a popular text-based programming language that makes
learning to code fun and interactive for beginners.
Find out why coding combined with STEM has become an important
job skill across industries. Participants are encouraged to
bring their own Windows or Mac laptops.
Registration is required and participants
need to attend all 3 sessions.
Watercolor Workshop
Saturday, July 21st from 1:00pm-3:00pm
Ruby Silvious, Artist and Author (363 Days of Tea),
is teaching a special watercolor art workshop
on one of her favorite mediums: recycled teabags.
Participants will get to take home one of their
own creations. A $10.00 fee applies to art
supplies only. Register early since class size
is limited. For more information on
Ruby Silvious and her beautiful works of art visit

Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Art Reception
Thursday, July 26th @6:30pm
Calling Local Artists:
Raritan Library is hosting a special art exhibit for
local area residents who would like to display a
piece of their artwork at the Raritan Public Library
from July 23rd through August 7th.
For further details please contact the
Director at (908) 725-0413.
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