Adult Services Blog

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  • NJ Makers Day: “Try This” Display
    Stop by the Adult Room to check out our display of books full of creative activities.
  • Lichens
    View the recording of our March 21 virtual talk by lichenologists Jessica Allen, Phd and James Lendemer, Phd, and find resources for learning more about lichens!
  • NJ Makers Day: Plarn
    What is plarn? It’s plastic yarn, often made from plastic bags, and it can be used in lots of ways. Want to give it a try? Pick up a few bags at the Adult Services desk.
  • NJ Makers Day: Visit to the Community Garden
    Meet us at the Scotch Plains Community Garden on Saturday, March 26 at 10:30am for an in-person Makers Day event.
  • NJ Makers Day (Week) Peeps Diorama Challenge
    Try our Bookish Peeps Diorama Challenge. Kits are available to help you get started. Return your diorama by Saturday, March 26.
  • Welcome to Makers Day (Week)!
    Our first Makers Day project is this “Take & Make” Window Star. Pick up your take-and-make kit at the Adult Services desk beginning on Monday, March 21 (while supplies last).
  • Summer Reading Bingo: Read a Graphic Novel
    Graphic novels call for a whole different reading approach. The text is accompanied by illustrations that provide visual cues to enhance the story. You can find graphic novels that explore history (March, They Called Us Enemies), retell the classics (The Odyssey, Frankenstein), or share personal stories (Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant). If you haven’t added graphic novels to your reading repertoire, why not give one a try this summer?
  • Summer Reading Bingo: Family Tales
    The library has several ways for you to learn more about the past. You can research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition or HeritageQuest. These databases are usually only accessible inside the library building, but for now we’re able to make them available to library cardholders at home. Whether your family is from here or you just want to research New Jersey history, all you need is your library card to search Historical Newspapers: New Jersey Collection, with articles going back as far as 1891. You can also explore the Culmen yearbooks and several books about Scotch Plains and…

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