March Programs at the New Providence Memorial Library

New Providence Memorial Library March 2023

5th Annual Community Read: Around the World in 80 Days (All Ages)
Feb 1 – Apr 21
Join in the fun as the NP Library celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Jules Verne’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS!!

Documentary: “Maidentrip: A Teen’s Solo Voyage Around the World” (Adults & Teens)
March 2 @ 7PM
Watch in person in the Conti Room or stream Maidentrip any time at home.

Math Club (Teens)
March 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 3:15-4:15PM
Run by NP Teens, open to students in 6-12th grades. Email to register.

Drop-In Play Fridays (Kids)
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 11:15AM-4:15PM
Bring the kids to drop in and play in the Coddington room. Featuring 2-3 toys each week, including the newly refurbished dollhouse, the train table, puzzles and the puppet theater!

Irish Dancing (Kids and Families)
March 4 @ 11:30AM and 12:30PM
In celebration of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, The Denogla Academy of Irish Dance will perform jigs and reels. The performers will teach basic steps after their performance. Registration required.

March 4, 18 @ 10AM-4PM
Come by the Coddington Room and use the materials and instructions that have been left out on the tables. While supplies last!

International Taste Test (Teens)
March 5 @ 2-3PM
Come try unique snacks from around the world. Guess what country they’re from and vote for your favorites! Open to students grade 6-12. Register via email.

Knit/Crochet Night (Adults & Teens)
March 6 @ 7PM
Drop by the Conti Room with a crochet or knitting project, and chat with this friendly group as you work. No registration required. To sign up for an reminder, call or email.

NP Chess Club (Kids, Teens & Adults)
March 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 5:30-7:30PM
Learn to play chess from the NP Chess Club! Open to kids, teens and adults. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Register at least 1 day in advance online at

Drop-In Play Tuesdays (Kids)
March 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 11:15AM-8:15PM
Bring the kids to drop in and play in the Coddington room after storytime. Featuring 2-3 toys each week!

Books & Bagels (Adults)
March 7 @ 10:30AM-12PM
Join us for bagels & a book group with no assigned reading! To sign up for email reminders, call the library or email.

Book Group (Adults)
March 9 @ 7:30PM-8:30 PM
The book group will discuss “Circe” by Madeline Miller. To join the book group, email

“Around the World in 80 Days” Movie (Kids and Families)
March 11 @ 2PM
Enjoy the adventure and humor of this 2004 film. Fun and free for everyone. This program was made possible by the Friends of the New Providence Memorial Library.

“Beauty on the Wing” with Filmmaker Kim Smith (All Ages)
March 12 @ 2PM
A screening of a film for all ages, the award winning documentary film, “Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly” with an introduction and Q & A by filmmaker Kim Smith. Email to register.

David Epstein, Author of “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” (Adults)
March 13 @ 1PM
You’re invited to a virtual conversation with New York Times bestselling author David Epstein as he chats about his most recent book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World”. Register online at

Batter Up – Let’s Talk Baseball (All Ages)
March 13 @ 7PM-9PM
Baseball enthusiasts are invited to discuss teams, players and issues of the sport with other baseball fans. Email the library to register.

Monthly Movie (Adults)
March 14 @ 1PM-2:45PM
“Ticket to Paradise” (rated PG-13) will be screened in the Conti Room. Free.

Knit/Crochet Night (Adults & Teens)
March 16 @ 7PM-8:30PM
Drop by the Conti Room with a crochet or knitting project, No registration required. To sign up for a reminder, call the library or email.

Indian Singing and Dancing Workshop (Kids and Families)
March 18 @ 2PM-4PM
Two workshops – 1. Singing for children ages 4-6 at 2 pm 2. Dancing for children 7+ at 3 pm. Registration required.

Catmoondaddy Concert (All Ages)
March 19 @ 3PM
Free, everyone is welcome.

Book Group (Adults)
March 21 @ 10:30AM-11:30AM
The morning book group meets to discuss “The Daughters of Yalta” by Catherine Katz.

Hot Air Balloon Craft (Children)
March 21 @ 5:15PM-7:15PM
In the spirit of Around the World in 80 Days, come by the Coddington Room and make a hot air balloon craft. While supplies last!

NJ Makers Day (All Ages)
March 23-25

NJ Makers Day: “Mothers of Invention” with Carol Simon Levin (Adults)
March 23 @ 7 PM
Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Moller Gilbreth, motion study pioneer and “Cheaper by the Dozen” mother of twelve, while sharing the stories of other overlooked women innovators. Email to register. In person or watch over zoom.

Kids’ Stepping Stone Mosaic Garden Kit Take and Make (preschool – 1st grade)
March 24
Pick up this fun take home craft in the library lobby. Kits are first come, first served, while supplies last.

Teens Take Out Craft Pickup begins (Teens)
March 24
Kit contains materials to decoupage a picture frame using maps. Registration begins March 1. Register via email

Strategic Plan Review & Chat with the Director
March 25 @ 11 AM
Stop in the Conti room to hear a recap of the results of the new Strategic Plan and chat with Stacey Maisch, the new Library Director. Light refreshments will be served.

Build a light-up circuit house (2nd – 8th grade) Conti Room
March 25 @ 2 PM – 3 PM
Learn about simple circuits by building a light-up 3D house and then decorating it.

Adult Hot Air Balloon 3D Greeting Card Craft Kit
March 25
Pickup Begins (sign up begins March 1)

Cookbook Club (Adults)
March 28 @ 1PM
This month’s theme is “breads and spreads”. To join, stop by the reference desk or email.

Teen Book Talk (Teens)
March 28 @ 5PM
Come to the library for an informal book chat about whatever you’re reading, have read, or want to read! Register via email or show up.

Read to a Dog (1st – 4th Graders)
March 28 @ 6:35PM – 8:05 PM
Practice your skills by reading to a therapy dog. Please email to register.

Pam Jenoff, Author of “Code Name Sapphire” (Adults)
March 28 @ 7PM
Chat virtually with New York Times bestselling historical fiction author Pam Jenoff about her newest book Code Name Sapphire!
Register online at

Sign up for April Teen Take Out Boxes (Teen)
March 30 @ 3:00PM
Teen Take Out is a monthly box of fun for teens. Use our Google form to sign up for the April box on March 30.

Kids for Storytime and Play

Tuesday Storytime with Miss Cathy
@ 10:30 AM (preschool – K)
Featuring stories, interactive rhymes and movement!

Tuesday Drop-in Play
@ 11:15 AM – 8:15 PM
featuring 2-3 toys, including the newly refurbished dollhouse.

Tuesday Evening Bedtime Stories with Miss Debbie
@ 7:00 PM (all ages)
Subscribe to the Library’s YouTube channel for this program. Questions? Email.

Wednesday Mother Goose Group with Miss Debbie
@ 10:30 AM (babies-preschool)
An active storytime with songs, fingerplays, dancing and fun for babies to preschool!

Wednesday Drop-in Play
@ 11:15 AM -1 PM
featuring 2-3 toys.

Thursday Storytime with Miss Anita
@ 10:30 AM (0 – 3 yr olds)
stories, rhymes and socialization.

Thursday Drop-in Play
@ 11:15 AM -1 PM
featuring 2-3 toys.

Friday Drop-in Play
@ 11:15 AM – 4:15 PM
featuring 2-3 toys.

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