Upcoming Events at The Raritan Library
54 E Somerset Street Raritan (908) 725-0413
The Belle Tones Concert
Saturday, September 23rd @ 1:00pm
In conjunction with the 36th Annual John Basilone Parade,
Raritan Library is hosting a special musical performance by
The Belle Tones on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.
The Belle Tones are a classy musical trio
(often called the 21st Century Andrew Sisters)
who sing and dance their way from the 1920s through the 1950s and beyond,
particularly patriotic songs. They have performed at venues including
state theatres, sporting events, clubs, fairs and even on the radio
with Joe Piscopo from Saturday Night Live.
Register for an afternoon of fun music and nostalgic entertainment!
Please call library to register.
John Basilone Parade Day
Sunday, September 24th from 9:30am – 1:00pm
Raritan Public Library will be open for special hours (9:30am to 1:00pm)
honoring our hometown hero and all veterans prior to the 36th Annual Parade.
New exhibits will be on display throughout the Library,
particularly in the new Community Room on the first floor.
Registration is not required.
Adult Movie: Zelig
Thursday, September 28th @6:30pm
Written and directed by Woody Allen, “Zelig” is a fictionalized
documentary about a 1920s man with a “chameleon disorder” who can act
and look like the various famous people whom he meets.
With his unique talent for mimicry, Zelig (Woody Allen) achieves
notoriety and catches the eye of Dr. Eudora Fletcher (Mia Farrow)
who thinks Zelig is in need of serious cognitive analysis.
1920s black and white newsreels interwoven so cleverly along with re-enactments
of real historic events make this poignantly funny film a real treasure!
Registration is required. Run time: 1 hour and 19 mintues .
Please call library to register.
Adult Movie Matinee: The Shack
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
After suffering a family tragedy, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington)
spirals into a deep depression that causes him to question his beliefs.
Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging
him to an abandoned shack. Mack journeys to the shack
and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led
by a woman named Papa (Octavia Spencer).
Mack finds important truths that will transform his
understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.
Running time: 2 hours 13 minutes. Registration is required.
Please call library to register.
College Application Workshop
Thursday, October 5th, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Rachael VanDeVusse, High School Counselor and College Coach,
will share with students and their parents on what to expect when
applying for college. Ms. VanDeVusse will discuss important factors
college admission teams review on each student’s application, show you
how to complete the application efficiently and discuss factors to
consider in choosing the right college. Hand-outs are available for attendees.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Raritan’s “Distinguished Series”
Dr. Edgar T. Flint
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 6:00pm
Marie Lombardy and Edgar “Ned” Lombardy will present a talk on
their distinguished uncle, Dr. Edgar Flint, who was a prominent
resident of Raritan for 41 years and who enlisted in three wars
including the Spanish American War, WWI and WWII.
The Lombardys will bring items belonging to Dr. Flint when he set up
medical practice on Somerset Street in Raritan in 1925 and will discuss
his many accomplishments including being County Coroner for 15 years.
Registration is required. Please call library to register.
Somerset County's Weekend Journey Through the Past
Saturday, October 14th, 2017: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 15th, 2017: 12:00pm-4:00pm
On this special weekend, the General John Frelinghuysen Home/Raritan
Public Library will be open for tours. Find out why this home built in
the late 1700’s to early 1800’s is a special historical gem in Raritan.
Check out our new history kiosk or look through our showcases filled
with artifacts and antiques.
Sunday visitors will get the change to step back in time and listen to
Erik Lichack and Eliza Vincz of the Early American Music and Arts.
Erik and Eliza will also bring a combination of antique and reproduction
items of early American life. Please call library to register.
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