December Events at New Providence Library

New Providence Library December Events

Indian Instant Pot Cooking Demo (Adults)
December 1, 7 PM – 8 PM
Local food blogger Amrita Ghosh of will demonstrate over zoom how to cook Indian dishes in an Instant Pot: lentil soup, chicken or vegetable biryani, and carrot pudding. To register, email the library at

Among Us with the Library (Teens)
December 3, 5 PM – 6 PM
Who are the Imposters? Join with local teens and the NP Library for a few games of Among Us. We’ll open a Discord server so you can chat within the game and in Discord to team up. Open to NP teens age 13-17 who have a current NPML Library card. Email for the Discord invite.

Nonfiction Book Group (Adults)
December 3, 7:30 PM
The book group will discuss Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton over zoom. Print copies are available to check out. To arrange to check out a copy and to receive the zoom link, email the library at

Gingerbread Train Kit FUNraiser (All Ages)
December 7, 10 AM
Families, groups or individuals can pick up a gingerbread train kit to decorate at home. You must reserve your kit by emailing The NP Library loves offering great family-friendly programs like these. To help us in this endeavor, a $10 donation is suggested per gingerbread kit. Any overages are gratefully accepted!

Wrapping Paper Origami Bows Teen Take & Make (Teens)
December 7, 3:00 PM
Come to the library foyer after school to grab a craft kit to make Origami Bows out of wrapping paper. These are a great twist on decorating gifts for the holidays by upcycling wrapping paper from last year! For students in grades 6-12 (may be too difficult for younger children). Craft kits will be placed in the foyer AFTER 3:00pm to ensure that teens who are in school get a chance to pick them up. These kits are first-come, first-served. Please only take one kit per teen.

Virtual Read to a Dog (Kids)
December 8, 7 PM
Join us on Zoom and practice reading aloud to trained Seeing Eye dogs and puppies. Email to receive the link. For children in grades 3 & up.

Virtual Jazz Holiday Concert (Adults)
December 13, 4 PM
The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo will perform a jazz holiday concert after last year’s well received Oktoberfest concert at the library. This concert was made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library. Email to receive the link.

Virtual Club Phoenix (Kids)
December 14, 3:30 PM
Club Phoenix is online! In this program kids will learn about science, engineering, and logical thinking. Watch a variety of cool science experiments and learn how you can do them at home! This program is run by teen volunteers, who are passionate about sharing their love of science and STEM with younger children. Videos will be posted once a month at 3:30 pm on the library’s YouTube channel:

Pickup December Teen Take Out Boxes (Teens)
December 14, 3:00 PM
If you signed up for the December box, check your email to see when yours is ready to be picked up in our library foyer. Keep the goodies, just return the library book when you finish!

Baseball Discussion Group (Adults)
December 14, 7 PM – 9 PM
Discuss your favorite team and players over Zoom, or just listen to the other baseball fans talk. You may call in over the phone instead if you prefer. To join the baseball group, email

Book Group (Adults)
December 15, 10:30 AM
The book group will discuss “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane over zoom. To borrow a copy and receive the zoom link, email the library at

Winter Tales Virtual Storytelling with Julie Pasqual (All ages)
December 15, 4 PM
Come travel around the world while not leaving your home, as professional storyteller Julie Pasqual brings you folktales from the different corners of the earth that may surprise or puzzle you, and hopefully make you laugh!! Email to receive the link to this live Zoom.

DIY Spa Gift Kits for Teens (Teens)
December 16, 3 PM
Pick up a kit after school on Wednesday, Dec 16 to make your own Gingerbread Body Butter and Peppermint Body Scrub. You will pick up all ingredients and instructions needed to make one jar of each spa gift, as well as labels and ribbon to decorate them if you’d like to give them as gifts. Great scents for the holiday season and great for dry skin that comes with winter weather! Kits are for students in grades 6-12. Teens can email to register for their kit.

Collage Virtual Workshop (Adults)
December 28, 7 PM – 8:15 PM
Want to relieve stress and anxiety while creating? This method of using “Torn Paper Collage” rather than cutting allows you to skip the detail as you tap into your intuition and expression. Local artist and Adult School instructor Lisa Brown will give you a theme to work with and have you answer some journal questions to discover the deeper meaning in your creation. For class you will need 3-5 pages of blank paper or a blank journal with no lines, markers, stick glue and magazines that you are willing to tear up. The library can provide some of these materials – let us know when you register. To register, email the library at

Signup for January Teen Take Out boxes (Teens)
December 28, 10:00AM
Teen Take Out is a monthly box of fun for NP teens in grades 6-12 with a current NPML library card. Each month, we put together a box for you including fun treats like snacks, crafts, bookmarks, buttons, stickers and more. Plus, we select a YA Fiction book for you based on your answers to our questionnaire! Use our Google form to sign up for the January box starting Dec 28. (First 12 signups each month; preference to those who have not yet gotten one.) *If you are having trouble signing up, or have missed the cutoff for the past two months, email

Join us on our YouTube Channel for the following Virtual Storytime Programs:

Storytime with Ms. Sam
Every Monday, 1:00 PM
*No Storytime on 12/21/20-12/24/20, and 1/18/21*
Posted to our YouTube channel. Email to receive the link and watch any day or time!

Storytime with Ms. Lori
Every Tuesday, 10 AM
No Storytime on 12/21/20-12/24/20, and 1/18/21

4, 5, 6 Yr Olds – posted to our YouTube channel. Email to receive the link and watch any day or time!

Baby Storytime with Ms. Sam
Every Wednesday, 10 AM
No Storytime on 11/11/20, 12/21/20-12/24/20, and 1/18/21

Posted to our YouTube channel . Email to receive the link and watch any day or time!

Pajama Storytime with Ms. Debbie
Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM
No Storytime on 11/11/20, 11/25, 12/21/20-12/24/20, and 1/18/21

Posted to our YouTube Channel. Email to receive the link and watch any day or time!