MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Middletown Township Public Library will host the following activities during the week of January 17-22, 2011:


Monday, January 17

Library closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day


Tuesday, January 18

12:30 – 2:30 P.M.

Social Knitting Group

Learn to knit, share projects and expertise at his informal knitting circle led by volunteer and expert knitter Joan Corby.  Community Room


1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Scrabble Club with Renee Cohen

You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy this challenging game.  Community Room


1:00 – 2:30 P.M.

Middletown Garden Club Presentation

Beautiful Borders and an Introduction to New and Unusual Annuals for Your Summer Gardens—Presented by Bruce Crawford, Director of Rutgers University Gardens  Community Room


7:00 p.m.

Microsoft PowerPoint Instruction with Megan Wianecki

Learn to use this popular presentation program.


Wednesday, January 19

6:45 P.M.

BCUG Workshop

Brookdale Computer Users Group Excel Workshop led by Fred Kagel and Ruth Lewart


Friday, January 21

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Family Wii Night

All ages welcome!  Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, and Just Dance are among the games that will be available. Register at the adult reference or children’s help desk.  Light refreshments.  Community Room


Wednesday, January 19

3:45 – 4:45 P.M.

Tween Adventures

New monthly program! Tweens will explore a different topic with guidance from youth services librarians.  January’s program will focus on hands-on science activities related to topics featured in the Eyewitness and Scientists in the Field series.   Grades 3-6.  Community Room


Thursday, January 20

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Steampunk Craft and Movie: “Wormtooth Nation”

Ages 13+ Community Room


7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Anti-Bullying Program for Teens and Tweens

For teens by teens! Teens from Middletown High School South’s Civic Leadership Club will conduct this program using skits.  Bob Lightbody, mentor for the Civic Leadership Club and teen librarian Ellie Strbo will moderate.  Q&A session will follow.  Ages 11+


Saturday, January 22
9:30 A.M. – 1:00 PM

Proctored SAT presented by Kaplan will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test detailing individual strengths and weaknesses. A follow-up session for parents and students will take place on February 3.  Registration required and limited to 20.   Computer Lab

All programs are held at the library, 55 New Monmouth Rd—732-671-3700 x320.

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