Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your preschooler to the library for a fun storytime with Miss Morgan! We'll read stories followed by activities that promote early literacy and motor skills. Younger siblings are welcome to join. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups:
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Children learn about succulent plants and their care before creating two holiday-themed terrariums to give as gifts! There is a $10 materials fee due at start of class. You must register by calling Lynn at 908-475-6507 or by emailing her at lwaclawski@co.warren.nj.usChildren under 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Warren County. 

Event Type: Gardening
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Looking for last minute gifts made locally? Then come to the fantastic mini-holiday market at CDH where everything is made by local kids! You'll find everything from slime to gourmet salt rubs. Bring cash and a generous spirit! Then head on into our holiday concert!

Event Type: Special Event
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Al Kessel Band (Formerly Never Too Late) will perform
their popular holiday show 'Celebrations of Light-Holiday Songs and Stories for
everyone'. This all-inclusive show features narrative explanations of the
origins of various December holidays-Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa- with
traditional music from each. Bring the family and participate in a child-centered sing along. Kick off the season with joy and song! Please register. 

Event Type: Concert
Age Groups:
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Start your day off with an interesting read and some thought provoking discussions.   All book-lovers are invited to attend!

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Boomers +
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

We'll be celebrating the holiday season with Grinch inspired STEM and maker activities! For ages 5 to 12. Those 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Please register. 

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, kids will learn about the Chinese writing system, write their name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even paint on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For kids ages 5-12.Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant for the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Learn the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy! Over the 4 part course, you will learn about the Chinese writing system, write your name in Chinese characters, pick up basic conversational phrases, and even translate brush strokes into painting on fans! Please attend all sessions if possible. For adults and teenagers. Presented by Ms. Fang Xiao, a language teacher from China who is here through a grant from the US State Department.

Event Type: Art, Special Event
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Morgan will be choosing another popular craft idea from Pinterest and the library will supply everything that you need.  This month we will be making a Cookie in a jar!  Adults 18+. Please register.

Event Type: Crafts, Art
Age Groups: Boomers +
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your preschooler to the library for a fun storytime with Miss Morgan! We'll read stories followed by activities that promote early literacy and motor skills. Younger siblings are welcome to join. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Toddlers (1-2 yrs)
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Need help searching for a job?  Filling out an online job application?  Writing a resume or cover letter? Not sure where to start with your job search plan? Are you looking to present better on your next job interview? We can help.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come test your trivia knowledge on a wide variety of topics when the Library presents its own version of Jeopardy.Registration required.  Ages 18 and up.

Event Type: Games
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Friday, December 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
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Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Families work together to create an edible Gingerbread House
for the holiday season.  All of the materials will be provided and Edible
Arts will be on hand to help.  Registration is required; please enter
family name (i.e. Smith Family) on the registration form.  One Gingerbread
House will be available per family.  

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups:
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Art
Age Groups:
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:45pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

"Smallfoot" turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn't exist-a human. News of this "smallfoot" brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups:
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your preschooler to the library for a fun storytime with Miss Morgan! We'll read stories followed by activities that promote early literacy and motor skills. Younger siblings are welcome to join. Please register. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups:
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Bring 2 paper copies of your resume for a review. Library staff will review your resume with you and share ways to enhance and tweak it. This is a one-on-one session with NJ Career Connections staff. Please register. 

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups:
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:20am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Children's Room

Lapsit Storytime for babies and toddlers is an interactive storytime for very young children and a caregiver, lasting about 20 minutes. The program uses rhyme and repetition to build language and literacy skills. 

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups:
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Design your own nutcracker and glowing Sugar Plum fairy. Ages 8+  Registration required.Holiday

Event Type: Crafts
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Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join Touch The Music for some hands-on musical fun when you
listen to the story of The Nutcracker accompanied by Tchaikovsky's
beautiful music.  You'll even get to play some of the instruments that
you hear.  Ages 3 - 12.  Please register.Holiday

Event Type: Special Event
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Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Welcome to the Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch!
 
We greet our patrons with a smile and want to be a part of your weekly routine. Explore our collections of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as our DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, audiobooks, and magazines.
 
Prefer electronic reading? Check out our Kindles and Nooks. If you like a more interactive experience, we have videogames for a variety of platforms and puzzles for a rainy day or family fun night.
 
We are pleased to offer education and entertainment for all. Plan day trips with our Museum Passes, come in and use our computers (including an iMac) and free Wi-Fi, read with your child in our bright and whimsical children's area, or enjoy a quiet moment in our reading room. We hope to see you soon!

 

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