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2017 Adult Reading Challenge

Are you in a reading rut? Tired of the same authors and genres? Break out of your reading comfort zone and join our:

2017 ADULT READING CHALLENGE!

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category.
  • After finshing a read, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. 
  • Each completed entry form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • Extra monthly entries can also be earned by writing a short book review in our Piscataway Recommends notebook by the Information Desk. 
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges, you will ALSO be entered to win our GRAND PRIZE chosen at the end of the year! Only one grand prize entry per patron. 
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Here are the monthly challenges: 

January - Read a self-improvement book

February - Read an award-winning book (fiction or nonfiction)

March - Read a book about a culture you're unfamiliar with or set in a different country (fiction or nonfiction)

April - Read a funny book or a book of poems (your choice)

May - Read a memoir

June - Read a science fiction book

July - Read a book set in the summer (fiction or nonfiction)

August - Read a thriller

September - Read a New York Times bestseller from the 1990's (fiction or nonfiction)

October - Read a book that will scare you (fiction or nonfiction)

November - Read a book translated into English (fiction or nonfiction)

December - Read a Young Adult Book

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Our Museum Pass Program has expanded!

Thank you Friends of Piscataway Library!

As many of you know, we have had FREE museum passes to Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Museum, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex for the past year. Thanks to the further generosity of our Friends of the Library organization, we now can offer a pass to the Garden State Discovery Museum as well! This pass provides free admission to 6 people. For more information, look at "Museum Passes" under the Adult Services tab on our website. 

Your library card, plus a valid government-issued ID that shows a birthday (driver's license, passport), must be presented when checking out.

Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the User Services Desk at Kennedy Library. Passes may be checked out for 4 days and may not be renewed.

We are happy to be able to offer you these passes so that you and your family and friends can enjoy an enriching experience. 

Events for Adults

ESL Class

11/25/2017 - 10:00am

ESL for beginners and intermediate speakers.  Call 732-463-1633 x6 or email kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org to register.  

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Beginner ESL

11/27/2017 - 3:00pm

English class for beginners.

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

11/27/2017 - 6:30pm

English conversation for intermediate speakers.

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

11/28/2017 - 1:30pm

To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

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Beginner ESL

11/28/2017 - 7:00pm

English for beginners. 

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Contagious Optimism with Dr. Colleen Georges

11/28/2017 - 7:00pm

Through positive thinking and sharing of personal stories of resilience, Dr. Georges will lead group members in simple yet impactful exercises grounded in Positive Pyschology. All are welcome! 

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Beginner ESL

11/29/2017 - 7:00pm

English as a Second Language for beginners.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Citizenship Class

11/29/2017 - 7:00pm

Free classes to prepare for the citizenship exam.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Mehendi — The Art of Henna

11/29/2017 - 7:00pm


Mehendi is a popular folk art tradition closely connected with the celebration of life events. Find out more about the henna plant and its many uses as a dye, fragrance, medicine, and more! Learn how to draw traditional Indian motifs, henna application techniques, and create your own designs.

Open to teens & adults.

Space limited. To Register, please call 732-463-1633 x6 or stop by our Information Desk! 

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Art Talk: Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Golden Age of Dutch Painting

11/30/2017 - 6:30pm

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