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Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Harding Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Summer Crafting for
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jul. 15, 1p.m.
Join us to make beautiful chinoiserie oyster shells. So easy to make and so pretty to look at. Use it as a jewelry holder, knick knack or whatever else you like. 

Priority is given to Harding residents.
Children’s Out
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jul. 15, 4:00pm
Join Kathy Bross for a fun new birding activity once a month! Watch birds eat, learn how the build nests, and more!
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Virtual Author Talk:
online
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2:00p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Join us to talk with New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth, both the book series and the animated series on Netflix. In this virtual event, Max will share how he came up with the different monsters and villains as well as the unique ways that Jack and his friends figure out to defeat them.

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?
 
Viewing Party at the
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Please join us at the library for a viewing party of a virtual author visit with Max Brallier.

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse? Join us to talk with New York Times bestselling author Max Brallier about The Last Kids on Earth, both the book series and the animated series on Netflix. In this virtual event, Max will share how he came up with the different monsters and villains as well as the unique ways that Jack and his friends figure out to defeat them.
Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?
Toy Theater with Pap
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:00pm
Paper Heart Puppets will be coming back to the library! Inspired by the 18th century British tradition of flat paper puppets, this workshop is a great way for students of all ages to quickly create exciting stories.
New York Botanical G
Zoom
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 7p.m.
Every year the NY Botanical Garden hosts a holiday train show containing replicas of iconic buildings and bridges throughout the five  boroughs all made out of bark, leaves, and other natural  materials. Model trains travel around the replicas. Every year the garden also hosts a themed orchid show with orchids from all over the world. In addition to these annual exhibits there are many limited engagement exhibits that enhance the already magnificent garden. Explore these annual exhibits as well as some amazing past exhibits 
 
Crafternoon!
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jul. 22, 4:00pm
Drop by the library for some fun crafts after school! 
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Kemmerer Library Boo
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 1:30p.m.
All are welcome to join the Kemmerer Library Book Club! The group meets in the library every other Tuesday at 1:30p.m.
Books are available in hard copy or on the Kemmerer Kindles. 

Upcoming dates are:

July 9th: "Swan Song" by Elin Hilderbrand

August 6th: "The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugoni

August 20th: "Brooklyn" AND "Long Island" by Coln Toibin

September 3rd: “The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames” by Justine Cowan 
Virtual Author Talk:
online
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2:00p.m.
REGISTER NOW

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
 
Build a Stuffed Anim
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 4:00pm
Join us to build your own stuffed animal! 
*registration is required*
Turtle Back Zoo Anim
19 Blue Mill Road
Monday, Jul. 29, 3;00 p.m.
A variety of Animal Ambassadors from Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will join us to teach about different animal behaviors and adaptations.  Please stop in after camp!
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
Story Time with Gran
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 11:00 a.m.
Please join Grandpa Ralph and Miss Kathy for an exciting Story Time during Stay and Play.
Virtual Author Talk:
online
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.
 
Viewing Party at the
19 Blue Mill Road
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2:00 p.m.

Please join us for a viewing party at the Libary to enjoy a virtual author's visit of this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels.

His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Dan Santat began drawing as a young boy and although he first studied microbiology, he pursued his passion in illustration. He spent many hours as a child and teenager teaching himself to draw by copying illustrations from comic books until he developed the unique, recognizable style that we see today. His talk will inspire listeners to draw their own story as well as give them practical tips on the creation of graphic novels.

We will have a discussion about the author about the viewing.
Stay and Play
19 Blue Mill Road
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10:15 a.m.
Young children, along with their caregivers or guardians, can come to experience unstructured play and socialization.
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