KEEP COOL & CRAFT: DIY Thursdays for Teens
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Calling all Teens in grade 6 and up, DIY Thursdays will happen!!! Get your craft on and join in the fun! Call or stop by the library to sign up.

July 12th: ROCK a PICTURE HOLDER. Today we are making a rock picture holder. Supplies and snacks provided by the library.

July 19th: ROCK a T-SHIRT. Today we are making a t-shirt rock ready. You bring the t-shirt and we bring the supplies and snacks.

July 26th: TOTE those ROCKS. Design your own tote bag. We supply the totes, embellishments and snacks!

FREE Science Workshops for Girls

Thursday, July 19th and Thursday, August 16th  from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

MISSION: To get girls passionate about science. Spend the afternoon doing cool science experiments.  This program is affiliated with the National Girls Collaborative Project. Class is limited to 15 students. Register online @ or call or stop by the library to sign up.

ROCK the NIGHT SKY on July 12th @ 6:30 pm
Learn all about METEORITES and use our TELESCOPE to Check Out the Stars…and Moon…and Planets…

Wayne Zuhl from Amateur Astronomers, Inc (AAI). will teach us all about meteorites before he leads us outside to use the telescope. DON’T FORGET! You can TAKE HOME the TELESCOPE!

Telescope Lending Program—Fanwood-resident cardholders can borrow our telescope for up to a week. Scotch Plains Public Library has telescope to lend its resident card holders as well.

The Orion Starblast Telescopes were donated to the libraries by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club and modified by the AAI to make them easier to use. The telescope power has not been modified. Day or night you can view the moon. On a clear night, users can find craters on the moon, the rings of Saturn, and even tell the difference between a red and blue star. The telescopes come with a user manual, constellation guide and moon map.


Summer kicks off with a concert by three-time Grammy nominee Brady Rhymer! Bring a blanket and enjoy our first Summer Monday Night on the Lawn. Join us at 7:00 pm each Monday evening of Summer Reading Club for a concert on the lawn.

July 2nd: CITY WINDS TRIO. This interactive musical experience includes Peter and The Wolf, Ragtime and Patriotic favorites.
July 9th: Subway Singers BLAC RABBIT
perform acoustic versions of beloved Beatles’ hits
July 16th: DRUM CIRCLE with Richard Reiter
July 23rd: the WOLLMAN/GANNON QUARTET includes 18 year old pianist Ethan Wollman from Fanwood, NJ.
July 30th: Karaoke & Limbo. Come prepared to sing and dance!