Dowdell Library Announces Upcoming Events

SOUTH AMBOY – Dowdell Library has announced a variety of upcoming events in February and March.

February is “love your library” month, so why not become a friend and connect with your library via Twitter and Facebook. Just log onto the Dowdell Library’s web page at and click on the Twitter and Facebook icons. Also, the library will be holding an exhibition of staff baby photos. See if you could guess who’s who!

Special February events include the Prince and Princess Valentine’s Costume Party on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. A Mardi Gras celebration for kids of all ages will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a “we heart” the 80s teen get-together on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The new animated film “Puss in Boots” will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. (rated PG). The Wii Club will continue to meet on Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

Spring is approaching and new programs are planned for March. Moreover, the Dowdell Library will be celebrating its 98th anniversary! To celebrate, the library will be holding a “Draw It” contest for children of all ages; children will be encouraged to express their artistic creativity by picking a passage within their favorite book and illustrating the scene.

In addition, the Friends of the Dowdell Library will be sponsoring the program, “Titanic: The Latest Chapters” on Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Charles Haas will take us aboard the lost liner to discuss the 1985 discovery to the present day. You will be able to find out about the artifacts that were recovered on recent expeditions, the identification of the unknown child, and the last survivors. There is limited seating, so get there early.

Other special events include the Dr. Seuss Celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and “Read Across America” on Thursday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m. Additionally, there will be a “Just Dance Night” for the Wii during Teen Tech Week on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. for teens to enjoy themselves.

For St. Patrick’s Day, the library will also be holding a young adult Tie-Dye Sharpie Night on Thursday, March 15 to make Tie-Dye T-shirts (without getting messy!) “Origami Night” and “Design Night with Duct Tape” will be held Thursdays March 22 and March 29 at 6 p.m.; young adults will be able to express their creativity and have fun. Children’s storytime will continue to be held on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. and the popular Wii Club meets on Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

The library is adjacent to the South Amboy High School off O’Leary Boulevard. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday noon – 4 p.m. For directions, visit

For additional information, contact the library at or 1-732-721-6060.

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