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Westergard Library Undergoing Renovations

Following Labor Day weekend, Westergard Library (20 Murray Avenue) will be CLOSED for renovations. On Tuesday, September 6 and throughout the renovation, Kennedy Library (500 Hoes Lane) will be open regular hours:
  • Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 1-5pm

We anticipate that Westergard Library will reopen by October 2016. Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to make improvements to the building. 

You can always use a valid Piscataway Public Library card at any of the member libraries of LMxAC. Call 732-463-1633 with any questions or for more information!

 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Teens Teach - teach a skill, get volunteer hours!
We are interested in hosting you and your skill as a tutorial on our website! If you are good at magic, gardening, playing an instrument, knitting, sewing, etc. and would like to create an online tutorial, click here to fill out the form!  (For Piscataway residents only)
 
Fall 2016 - School Year Teen Volunteers @ Westergard Library 
Applications for the 2016-2017 School Year Volunteer Program at Westergard Library will be accepted through Tuesday, November 15. If you are a Piscataway resident in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering at Westergard Library, click here to fill out the form! Students will be contacted in the order the applications are received starting in OCTOBER 2016. Space is limited. For information on volunteering at Kennedy Library, please click here

Teen Events

Raspberry Jam - Learn and Tinker with the Raspberry Pi


10/10/2016 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a unique learning and tinkering experience in the MiY Makerspace for our first Raspberry Jam. Sarah Roman, a teacher and maker at Raritan High School, will be leading attendees through learning about the Raspberry Pi computer, from its use as a computer to electronics projects, to gaming, home media and more. The program will be running continuously from 5pm-9pm. Feel free to come and go anytime within that time frame - its open-ended.
 
If you have your own Pi and would like to bring it we highly encourage you to! If not, we will have several on hand to tinker and become familiar with. This program is for those ages 13 and older. To register for this program, please visit of call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6.

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MiY Workshop : Introduction to Tinkercad


10/17/2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for this introductory workshop into the world of 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design). We will be using a free online tool, Tinkercad, to create 3-dimensional digital models (which can also be printed on a 3D printer). The workshop will cover basic shape manipulation, holing, grouping, sizing, and other available features in bringing your creations to like. We will also cover the steps for how to prepare a file for 3D printing as well as best practices for creating printable objects. Each participants will receive a $0.50 credit toward 3D prints in our makerspace if they would like to come back and print their model.

This program is for tweens and teens in Grade 5 or higher. To register for this program, please visit or call the Kennedy Library at 732-463-1633 x6


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Ghosthunting NJ & NYC


10/20/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm

Author and Founder/Director of the NJ Ghost Hunters Society, Laura Hladick,  details with sight and sound the history and haunts in Jersey and The Big Apple. Some venues include Charlie Brown's Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Snug Harbor, the Van Cortlandt Museum and the Palace Theatre. Get in the spirit (no pun intended) of the season with this mulitmedia presentation! 


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Origami Workshop: Fall & Halloween theme


10/23/2016 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

 Join talented origami artist John Blackman as he teaches you how to make fall decorations by folding paper! Mr. Blackman has led a workshop and a demonstration here before and we are pleased to host him again due to popular demand. This workshop is open to high schoolers and adults. Register at the Kennedy Library Information Desk or call 732-463-1633x6. 


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Choosing the Right College - for students and parents


11/01/2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Choosing The Right College - Both students and parents are welcome!

Find answers to these questions:

  • When should I start searching for colleges & visiting them?
  • How do I fill out the application & write a good essay?
  • Should I take the SAT or the ACT?
  • How do I get financial aid & scholarships?

Joshua Marber, MS.Ed., will advise teens and their families on the college admission process. He will provide helpful information that will get you started on the right road now or give you helpful advice to continue in the process.


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Comic Book Club


11/12/2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Calling all comic book and superhero fans! Want a place to talk all things nerdy? Come to Westergard Library's teen space on the second Saturday of every month.


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MiY Workshop : What's Inside A Computer?


11/15/2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Have you ever wondered about what it is inside your computer that allows it to do and interact how it does? If so, join us for a fun and informative hands-on "take-apart" workshop where you will have the opportuinty to work in a team as hardware engineers in taking apart and learning more about the inner workings of the modern computer. During the workshop, you will not only be dissecting a real computer, but identifying parts and their functions, learning about connected systems, and attempting to reassemble the computer after. Exposure to how computers and hardware work is an important step in the computer science ecosystem to understand how to use and program them as well.

This workshop is for tweens and teens in Grades 5 and up. To register for this program, please visit or call the Kennedy library at 732-463-1633 x6.

Registration for this workshop opens on 11/1


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