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Library: Programs & Events

Children, Teens & Family

Need to Register?

Register online by going to our online program calendar & signup. You may also register in person or by calling 973.895.3556 during library hours. Unless otherwise noted, only Randolph residents are eligible to attend children’s programs that require registration.

Chapter Chats: A Book Club for Grades 3 & 4

Date(s): Mondays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, Jun. 5
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 & 4 welcome

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month as well as enjoy related activities. Books and snacks will be provided.Registration for Randolph children will begin on Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m and will be ongoing when space is available. Pick up the book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting. Please contact Mrs. D for details.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 15


Xtreme Readers: A Book Club for Young Adults

Date(s): Wednesdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 17, Jun. 14
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 7 & 8 welcome

Join us for fun discussions of current books and enjoy some pizza, too. Members should pick up the book for the month at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting. Registration for Randolph children will begin on Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m and will be ongoing when space is available. Please contact Mrs. Reinhart if you have questions

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 15


Are You Smarter than a Mad Scientist?

Date(s): Thursdays, September 22 and 29, October 6 and 13
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 4

Investigate this brand new science program! If you like to have fun and engage in interactive, hands-on activities that instill a clearer understanding of science and how it affects the world around you, then this program is for you. Each week we will explore a new topic and take home a science project! Mad Science of Morris & Sussex will present the following programs:

September 22—The Science of Magic
September 29—Detective Science
October 6—The Science of Toys
October 13—Super Structures

Sign up is for the series, but please let Mrs. Reinhart know if you can’t attend a session since registration is limited.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 1


Apple Cider Press

Date(s): Monday, September 26
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 3 & up

Discover how cider is made at this great family event. Watch a farmer from Quiver Farms mash apples and press them into cider with some help from the audience. Meet and pet some apple-loving animals.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 19


Candy Corn Bingo & Bowling

Date(s): Thursday, October 20
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 12

Come play bingo using candy corn and special bingo cards with book characters instead of numbers. We’ll also enjoy some Candy Corn Bowling!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 13


Halloween Magic & Mayhem with Brian Richards!

Date(s): Thursday, October 27
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join us for this funny, fast-paced magic show! Magician Brian Richards will amaze us all as he combines magic, comedy, juggling, Halloween safety and audience participation.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 20


The Pilgrim Project

Date(s): Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 12

Join us as a Pilgrim comes to visit the library and brings along a LIVE turkey and tells the story of the first Thanksgiving. We will also be introduced to some foods the Pilgrims would have eaten and the tools they would have used.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 3


LegoMania

Date(s): Friday, November 11
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 12

We supply the Legos. You supply the skill and imagination to create a masterpiece!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 4


Gingerbread Rocks!

Date(s): Tuesday, December 6
Time: Two sessions—see below

Run, run as fast as you can to our gingerbread program! We’ll enjoy a dramatic retelling of “The Gingerbread Man” and then we’ll all create a gingerbread craft. Plus we’ll have a gingerbread treat and some juice.

Sessions:
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.—Ages 3 to 6
4:30 to 5:15 p.m.—Grades K & up

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Stories, Songs and Play, Oh My!

Date(s): Wednesdays, December 7 and 14
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Who: Ages 2-1/2 to 6

Join us for this new program that includes listening to stories, singing and a special playtime at the end. We will have educational “toys” and activities for the children to explore! An adult must attend with the child.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 7 and 14


Storytime Yoga

Date(s): Monday, December 12
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5 welcome

Join us for this new program combining stories, songs and yoga! Yoga is not only fun, it also promotes a variety of benefits for children. Yoga poses improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Children experience a sense of well-being and increased self-esteem. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 5


“Warm for the Winter” with Big Jeff

Date(s): Thursday, December 15
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Big Jeff will perform songs of snow and celebration for little ones and every ones! His blend of humor, learning and “super-interactive” audience participation has been captivating young audiences across the tri-state area for the past twelve years. He has sold over 10,000 CDs and DVDs and has grown a large and loyal family fan base.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 15