New Brunswick Free Public Library

60 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901
732.745.5108
nbfpl@lmxac.org

New Brunswick Free Public Library

Teen Events

For more information about any of these events, contact the library at 732-745-5108 x20.
(See our Google Calendar for all library events.)

Download the Event Calendar for
Summer 2016.

Get in the Game: Read!

This year's Summer Reading program invites you to "Get in the Game"!

  • To join the Summer Reading Program, fill out a registration card in the Teen Room.
  • Once registered, you will be given a bingo card to complete throughout the summer.
  • Every time you complete a row or column, bring your bingo card in to get a raffle ticket as well as a certificate for a free computer session!
  • You must hold onto your raffle ticket(s) throughout the summer: These tickets will be used in the prize drawing to be held at the end of the Summer Reading Program on August 19th.

Raffle prizes for this year include:
- A $25 Houlihan's gift certificate
- A $25 Five Guys Burgers and Fries gift certificate
- 2 coffee mugs from Starbucks
- 3 $10 gift cards to SaladWorks.
There's a chance to win other prizes throughout the summer for reading and attending programs.

The Teen Room will be open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through the Summer.
Come on in and visit Mr. Trevor to find out more about the Summer Reading program, get help with summer assignments, ask about job or college advice, discuss the latest YA books, or just chat about whatever is on your mind!

Recurring Events:

Tween Tuesdays

Readers Club
Come read every Tuesday with your friends! For June, July, & August come enjoy One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia!
Every Tuesday (unless noted) at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room.
Open to grades 4-8. For details about Tween programs, contact Ms. Chelsea at chelsea@lmxac.org.

Teen Afternoons

Summer Movies
Come watch a free film especially for teens!
Tuesday July 5 & every other Tuesday in August: 8/2, 8/16, & 8/30 at 3 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 13-18.

Hour of Code
Come to our Hour of Code program and learn how to create your own website using HTML or your very own computer game through MIT's Scratch.
Every Wednesday in July & August at 3 p.m. in the Teen Room.

Open to ages 13-18.

Teen Game Time
Stop in every Thursday this summer to play some of the library's board games or test your mettle with one of our video games.
Every Thursday in July (except 7/21) & August from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 13-18.

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Below are some all-ages Summer Events you may want to check out!

Family Yoga

The whole family is invited to join instructor Carla Haynes from the Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center for three mornings of simple yoga. (Come to one or all of them!)
Thursdays July 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Open to all ages.

Intro to Self-Defense

Master Martinez from PowerKick USA of Somerset, NJ, will provide an introduction to self-defense techniques for the whole family.
Monday July 18 at 6 p.m.
Open to all ages.

Family Fitness

Instructors from Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center will lead the whole family in beneficial exercises.
Tuesday July 19 at 3:30 p.m.
and Thursday July 21 at 2 p.m.

Open to all ages, especially geared to youth and families.

Summer Sewing

Pam Brooks, a local volunteer sewing expert, will guide participants in making reversible hats - great for taking those summer walks!
Wednesday July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 8 and up. Registration strongly suggested.

Paper Making

Exercise your crafting skills and make your own paper with librarian Mrs. Chen.
Monday July 25 at 6 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Nutritiously Me

The Rak Foundation for Nutritional Awareness presents a free family nutrition workshop. Please visit this link for more information and to register! Registration is required.
Friday July 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages, specifically for parents and children.

Book Buttons

Work out your artistic muscles and make your own pin-back buttons using old book pages and the Makerspace's button maker.
Wednesday August 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages though children must be accompanied by guardians.

Body Detoxing

Dr. Ken Freedman, East Brunswick wellness expert, will give a presentation on how to "cleanse" your body for better health.
Tuesday August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Summer Sewing

Join Pam Brooks, a local volunteer sewing expert, in making a simple quilt - great for curling up with to read that next great book!
Wednesday August 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 8 and up. Registration strongly suggested.

Family Zumba

The whole family is invited to join Lauren Pompey, Teaching Artist (Ballet & Modern) at Body and Music School of Performing Arts, NJ, for some Zumba fun!
Monday August 15 at 6 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

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