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Fall into fun at the Sussex County Libraries

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – From stories, to sewing, to why cats do what they do, there are more than 40 programs happening at the Sussex County Library System this October alone.

Programs listed by location are all planned for outdoors, weather permitting. For updates and rain dates register through the Events Calendar at sussexcountylibary.org or call your local branch.

Dennis Branch Library, 101 Main Street, Newton, 973 383-4810

  • 10/2 @ 10:00 a.m. Statue of Liberty S.T.E.A.M.: story and science craft for ages 5 and up
  • 10/4 @ 6:30 p.m. Delectable Delights @ Dennis Cookbook Club for ages 17 and up
  • 10/13 @ 3:30 p.m. & 10/18 @ 6:00 p.m. Read to a Dog: one-on-one reading aloud to a therapy dog for ages 4-13
  • 10/18 @ 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Painting for ages 3 and up
  • 10/20 @ 11:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for babies and toddlers
  • 10/20 @ 6:30 p.m. Library Book Club for Adults: Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
  • 10/30 @ 10:00 a.m. I Saw It on Pinterest! Now Let’s Make It for ages 17 and up: pumpkin/harvest decoration

Dorothy Henry Branch, 69 Route 94, Vernon, 973 827-8095

  • 10/2 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friends of the Library Gently Used Book Sale
  • 10/20 @ 11:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for babies and toddlers
  • 10/23 @ 3:00 p.m. S.T.E.A.M. Engineering Challenge for ages 8 and up
  • 10/30 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Voices of Vernon’s Past Ghost Walk hosted by the Vernon Historical Society. Ghostly tours leave every 30 minutes

Franklin Branch Library, 103 Main Street, Franklin, 973 872-6555

  • 10/4 @ 10:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for ages 6 months-3 years
  • 10/4 @ 11:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for ages 3-5
  • 10/12 & 10/26 @ 3:00 p.m. Something Cool After School: games, crafts and more for ages 10 and up
  • 10/14 @ 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin String Art for ages 8 and up
  • 10/16 @ 2:00 p.m. Pumpkin Decorating Craft for Adults
  • 10/23 @ 1:00 p.m. Pumpkin Painting for ages 3 and up

Louise Childs, 21 Stanhope Sparta Road, Stanhope, 973 770-1000

  • 10/21 & 10/28 @ 11:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for babies and toddlers
  • 10/26 @ 4:00 p.m. Read to a Dog: one-on-one reading aloud to a therapy dog for ages 5-10

Main Library, 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, 973 948-3660

  • 10/5 @ 10:00 a.m. Homemade Potpourri with Master Gardener Jenny Rottinger for adults
  • 10/6 @ 6:00 p.m. Sound Meditation Performance: stress reduction workshop for adults
  • 10/9 @ 11:00 a.m. Flower Arranging for adults: take home your own bouquet
  • 10/14 @ 10:00 a.m. Get Fit Lit walking and talking book club for adults
  • 10/16 @ 2:00 p.m. Jewelry Making Workshop for adults
  • 10/22 @ 1:00 p.m.-10/23 @ 3:00 p.m. Teddy Bear Sleepover for ages 5 and up
  • 10/23 @ 11:00 a.m. American Girl Club for ages 5 and up

Sussex-Wantage Branch, 69 Route 639, Wantage, 973 875-3940

  • 10/4, 10/18 & 10/25 @ 5:30 Read to a Dog: one-on-one reading aloud to a therapy dog for ages 5 and up
  • 10/5, 10/12 & 10/19 @ 10:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for ages 6 months-3 years
  • 10/5, 10/12 & 10/19 @ 11:00 a.m. Fall Storytime for ages 3-5
  • 10/6 @ 5:00 p.m. Teen Book Club
  • 10/7 @ 4:00 p.m. Fall Bingo for ages 6 and up
  • 10/9 @ 11:00 a.m. Drum Circle with Tree of Life Drummers: ages 6 and up, stop in all week for craft supplies to make your own drum
  • 10/16 @ 11:00 a.m. Decorate Halloween Cupcakes for ages 8-12
  • 10/16 @ 3:00 p.m. Middle School Book Club
  • 10/27 @ 6:30 p.m. Cover-to-Cover Book Club for adults: War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Available everywhere via Zoom!

  • 10/4, 10/18 & 10/25 @ 4:00 p.m. Kindercooks for grades 1-3: work along with Miss Mary to create a simple recipe
  • 10/6 @ 10:30 a.m. LC Readers Book Discussion for adults: The Push by Ashley Audrain
  • 10/9 @ 2:00 p.m. Decoding the Mystery of Cats with Feline Behaviorist Stephen Quandt
  • 10/12 @ 5:00 p.m. Road Trip America travel tales for ages 5-10
  • 10/21 @ 7:00 p.m. Pajama Storytime for ages 2-5
  • 10/22 & 10/29 @ 10:00 a.m. Friday Storytime for babies and toddlers
  • 10/23 @ 4:00 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons Cooking Club recipe challenges inspired by the game for ages 13-18
  • 10/25 @ 4:00 p.m. Paint & Sippy Cup for ages 5 and up
  • 10/25 @ 6:00 p.m. Over the Moon Storytime for ages 5 and up
  • 10/26 @ 5:00 p.m. Artisan Candle Making for ages 17 and up
  • 10/28 @ 2:00 p.m. Art Talk with Janet Mandel: Art Nouveau for adults

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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