The NP Library is once again open to the public for in-person limited browsing. Come inside and browse our displays for new books and favorite collections and check out at the front desk. If you need something not included in the open areas, just ask the staff for help finding what you need.
· Browse Our Shelves, an option on our website, allows you to display titles in different genres, age groups and collections such as New and Large Print. You can put holds on titles and get a feel for them by reading the plot summaries in the catalog records.
Upcoming Library Events:The NP Library is hosting a series of Meditation and Mental Health events throughout the month of May for children, teens and adults.FOR TEENS:Your NP Library card now gives you access to a wealth of tutoring, learning and study help through BrainFuse HelpNow. This free platform offers free live tutoring for all grade levels and subject levels daily from 2-11pm. In addition, you can submit questions for Homework Help, upload essays and other assignments to the Writing Lab for review and help from writing specialists, watch recorded lessons and study sessions, play study games, and take practice tests. More details here: https://www.
newprovidencelibrary.org/ services/teen-services/ brainfuse-tutoringARC Book Review Crew - Ongoing (Teens)
Sign up to read Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of new YA fiction books BEFORE they're published! Read, then write reviews to be published on the library's Teen Book Review Blog to earn volunteer service hours. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com for more information. Read the Teen Book Review Blog here: https://www.
May 7 - Origami 4 Teens by Teens - Modular Cube (Teens)
Learn to make advanced modular origami projects in a fun, convenient format! These YouTube tutorials are for teens, taught by local teens. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to register for a pack of origami papers needed for this project. Then watch the How To videos on YouTube whenever it works for your schedule!
May 10 @ 3:00PM - Pick Up May Teen Take Out Boxes (Teens)
If you signed up and received confirmation for the May box, check your email to see when yours is ready to be picked up in our library foyer. Keep the goodies, just return the library book when you finish!
May 11 @ 6:00 PM - Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity, & Collaboration Matter in College Admissions (Teens)
Learn how Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) distinguishes itself from academic factors and why even the most selective of colleges place an immense value on empathy, ethical behavior, and engagement with others. This CollegeWise webinar will discuss this in relation to course selection, extracurricular activities, and building a smart college list. We'll also include practical advice for students seeking to understand themselves better and portray the most authentic version of themselves in their applications. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to register.
May 13 @ 6:00 PM - Teen Meditation for Stress Relief w/Dr. Somya Ramrakhyani (Teens)
Dr. Somya Ramrakhyani, renowned pediatrician, meditation teacher and mental health advocate will offer a free 30-minute age appropriate meditation & breathing practice for teens. These methods have been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and aggression, and promote inner peace, confidence and focus. Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to sign up and receive the zoom link & passcode.
May 19 @ 3:15-4:00 PM - Yarn Bowl Weaving & YA Book Chat (Teens)
Come learn how to weave an accessory bowl from yarn or twine. These little bowls make great gifts for Mother's or Father's Day or to keep for yourself to hold jewelry, keys, phone, etc. Chat about favorite YA titles and get ideas for new reads while you weave. In person on the library front lawn if weather permits. (Take-home kit with instructions in case of rain.) Email NPMLTeens@gmail.com to register.
May 24 @ 3:00PM - Signup for June Teen Take Out boxes (Teens)
This is the LAST Teen Take Out signup until next fall! Teen Take Out is a monthly box of fun for NP teens in grades 6-12 with a current NPML library card. Each month, we put together a box for you including fun treats like snacks, crafts, bookmarks, buttons, stickers and more. Plus, we select a YA Fiction book for you based on your answers to our questionnaire! Use our Google form to sign up for the June box on May 24. (First 12 signups each month; preference to those who have not yet gotten one.) https://forms.gle/
MAY EVENTS FOR KIDS
May 5 @ 10 AM - Storytime on the Lawn (Kids)
Join us on the front lawn for a socially distant storytime. We'll read some stories, sing some songs and learn some rhymes! Email email@example.com to register. Masks required for children ages 5 + and adults.
May 6 @ 11 AM - Boogie Woogie Babies (Kids)
Boogie Woogie Babies is a dance class for baby and their big person! Classes consist of singing and dancing while working on fine motor skills. Both adults and little people get to socialize, have fun, and most importantly, bond! Plus adults get to burn a few calories! For children ages 6 months-3 years. Classes will take place on the front lawn weather permitting. Boogie Woogie Babies will meet weekly on Thursdays until 5/13. This program series is provided by donations in memory of Quinn William Mavis.
May 10 @ 3:30 PM - Virtual Club Phoenix (Kids)
Club Phoenix is online! In this program kids will learn about science, engineering, and logical thinking. Watch a variety of cool science experiments and learn how you can do them at home! This program is run by teen volunteers, who are passionate about sharing their love of science and STEM with younger children. Videos will be posted once a month at 3:30 pm on the library's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.
May 13 @ 11 AM - Boogie Woogie Babies (Kids)
Boogie Woogie Babies is a dance class for baby and their big person! Classes consist of singing and dancing while working on fine motor skills. Both adults and little people get to socialize, have fun, and most importantly, bond! Plus adults get to burn a few calories! For children ages 6 months-3 years. Classes will take place on the front lawn weather permitting. This program series is provided by donations in memory of Quinn William Mavis.
May 17 @ 3:30 PM - Origami Club (Kids)
Learn all about origami and how to make your own creations right at home! This program is run by teen volunteers, who are passionate about sharing their love of science and STEM with younger children. For children in grades 3-4. Email NPMLChildrens@gmail.com to register and receive the Zoom link.
May 25 @ 3:30 PM - Virtual Timed LEGO Build (Kids)
Participate in our fun LEGO build challenge over Zoom! You will be given several building prompts and a time limit to complete each one! After each build we'll share our creations! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All ages.Our website: www.newprovidencelibrary.org
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