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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. Children’s programs requiring registration open on the stated registration date to Randolph residents (including grandparents or other family members who will be escorting the child/children to the program), children who are full-time attendees of schools located in Randolph, and children of parents who work in Randolph. If a program is not at maximum capacity twenty-four hours before the scheduled start time, registration will open to anyone not included in the categories outlined above.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date(s): Ongoing
Time: --
Who: Infants through pre-K welcome.

Launch your child’s love of life-long reading! Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and encourage the development of your child’s early literacy skills by reading with your child.

It is easy to participate! Randolph cardholders may sign up for the program at the the library. You will receive a book bag with all the materials you need to begin. You will receive a log to keep track of the number of titles you read. Color in an apple for each book. For every 50 books, your child will receive a sticker. Bigger prizes will be awarded at different milestones. Does your child have that one book they want to read over and over again? You may repeat titles as often as your child likes.

No need to be scared of the numbers! Just think of it this way: If you read one book every night for 365 days, you will have 365 books completed in a year. In 2 years you will have read 730 books. You will have totaled 1,095 books in 3 years!

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: In-person, ongoing


Chapter Chats for Grades 3 & 4

Date(s): Mondays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 3 and 4

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month and enjoy related activities. Books and snacks provided. Pick up the book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 13


Riveting Reads

Date(s): Wednesdays, Sept. 12, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades 5 and 6

Join us on a reading adventure as we discuss a different book each month and enjoy related activities. Books and snacks provided. Pick up the book at the circulation desk and read it before the meeting.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 13


Xtreme Readers

Date(s): Wednesdays, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 15, Jun. 12
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Who: Grades 9 to 12

Randolph teens in high school (gr. 9-12) are welcome to join us for fun discussions of current teen books/trends. Pizza, goodies and books will be distributed at each meeting. Participants are expected to read the monthly YA selection. Please see Mrs. Rasmussen with questions.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: August 17


Bravo for Broadway!

Date(s): Thursday, September 20
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: All ages

Join the Lakeland Summer Strings for an enjoyable evening of show-stopping show tunes! After the concert, “meet” the various strings instruments. Bring the whole family for this celebration of music and Broadway.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 13


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursday, September 27
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 & up welcome

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 20


Yoga with Miss Lauren

Date(s): Tuesdays, October 2, November 6, December 4
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8

Explore what makes yoga special. Practice a variety of yoga poses in a relaxed setting. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Register for each program separately.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: One week before program date


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Freaky Fruits

Date(s): Friday, October 5
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Play a “Guess the Fruit” game and discover exotic fruits from around the world. Are you brave enough to taste something you’ve never tasted before? Presented by registered dietician, Monica Hansen. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that we can make accommodations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: September 28


Films for Families: Sherlock Gnomes

Date(s): Monday, October 8
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Enjoy popcorn and a movie. Running time: 86 minutes.

Registration Necessary: No


Explorer’s Club

Date(s): Mondays, October 15 to November 5
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 2

Investigate new ideas, discover new interests, and have fun at this weekly, interactive, hands-on program. Sign up for the entire series.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 1


The Turtle Show

Date(s): Thursday, October 18
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Meet real, live turtles and tortoises from around the world! Find out where they live, what they eat, and how they live. Attendees may not touch the live turtles but will be able to handle turtle shells. Presented by Steve Woyce, who will be available after the program to sign copies of his book, The Amazing World of Turtles if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 11


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Freaky Fruits

Date(s): Tuesday, October 23
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Play a “Guess the Fruit” game and discover exotic fruits from around the world. Are you brave enough to taste something you’ve never tasted before? Presented by registered dietician, Monica Hansen. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that we can make accommodations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 16


Halloween Magic!

Date(s): Thursday, October 25
Time: 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. OR 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join magician Brian Richards for this “non-scary” magic show filled with tricks and treats! Please register for only one show.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 18


Dana and the Petit Punks

Date(s): Friday, October 26
Time: 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.
Who: Preschoolers

Rock out with Dana and the Petit Punks in this bi-lingual (French and English) pop concert. Originally from New Jersey, Dana now makes her home in France but will be touring her home state this fall.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 19


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Super Smart about Squash

Date(s): Friday, November 2
Time: 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 3 to 5

Did you know there are different kinds of squash? Do all squash taste the same? Who knew squash could be so much fun?! Presented by registered dietician Monica Hansen. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that we can make accommodations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 26


Turtle Dance Music

Date(s): Saturday, November 3
Time: 10:00 to 10:40 a.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join Matt Mazur for a sensory-friendly, high-energy music, bubble, and comedy show. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: October 27


Rockness Music

Date(s): Friday, November 9
Time: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join us for a rockin’ good morning for kids and grown-ups of all ages. ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 2


Films for Families: Peter Rabbit

Date(s): Friday, November 9
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Come enjoy popcorn and a movie. Running time: 1 hr 35 mins.

Registration Necessary: No


Cupcake Wars

Date(s): Thursday, November 15
Time: Two sessions—see below

Do you have what it takes to win the cupcake battle? Join us for Cupcake Wars where you can decorate a cupcake of your own and even eat it, too! Please contact the library regarding allergies so that we can make accommodations.

Sessions:
4:30 to 5:15 p.m.—Grades K to 3
7:00 to 7:45 p.m.—Grades 4 to 8

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 8


ShopRite Cooking and Food Class: Super Smart about Squash

Date(s): Tuesday, November 27
Time: 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Who: Grades K to 3

Did you know there are different kinds of squash? Do all squash taste the same? Who knew squash could be so much fun?! Presented by registered dietician Monica Hansen. Please contact the library regarding allergies so that we can make accommodations.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 20


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursday, November 29
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 21


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Friday, November 30
Time: 10:15 to 11:00 a.m.
Who: Birth to 5

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled music program. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION PER DAY.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 21


Home for the Holidays: A Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

Date(s): Thursday, December 6
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

Join Marianne Ciffer from Edible Arts as she leads Randolph families in decorating their own personal gingerbread houses. Note: All houses and some of the candies are processed in a nut facility. Please call the library to sign up for this program.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: November 29


Fireside Stories

Date(s): Monday, December 10
Time: 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Who: All ages welcome

Join us for a cozy evening of stories and songs to welcome the winter season.

Registration Necessary: No


Kids’ MusicRound

Date(s): Wednesday, December 12
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: Birth to 5

Experience the joy of music and movement in this fun-filled music program. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE SESSION PER DAY.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 5


Lego Club

Date(s): Thursday, December 27
Time: 7:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 and up

We supply the Legos, you supply the skill and imagination.

Registration Necessary: Yes    Registration Starts: December 20


Films for Families: Incredibles 2

Date(s): Thursday, December 27
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Come enjoy popcorn and a movie. Running time: 2 hrs 5 mins

Registration Necessary: No


Films for Families: Hotel Transylvania 3

Date(s): Friday, December 28
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 6 and up (younger with an adult)

Come enjoy popcorn and a movie. Running time: 1 hr. 37 mins.

Registration Necessary: No