Dowdell Library Announces Summer Programs

SOUTH AMBOY — The Dowdell Library of South Amboy reminds residents looking for way to spend their time this summer that free programs are plentiful; while bestsellers, DVDs, E-games, or a Kindle and Playaway E-readers may be borrowed. Popular magazines such as “Food Network,” “Consumer’s Report,” “Star,” “This Old Home,” “Sports Illustrated” and “OK!” are also available for loan free of charge.

Summer children’s program highlights include the Tuesday, July 10 movie screening of “Mirror, Mirror at 5:45 p.m.; the Monday, July 23 “Pirate School” program at 2 p.m.; the Monday, Aug. 23 “Dragons and Dreams” program at 3:30 p.m.; the Tuesday, Aug. 28 movie screening of “Dr. Seuss – the Lorax” at 5:45 p.m.; plus Wednesday afternoon crafts at 3:30 p.m.; and the Kidz Wii club events on Mondays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 3 p.m. (including Olympic competitions).

There will also be special programs for Tots (ages 0 to 2) every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Parents, are invited to drop in at the library with your baby for an enchanted morning.

Evening programs for teens take place on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. and include Nerf Gun Challenge, Swirl Nail Art, Hip Hop Poetry, Audition Computer Game, Flip Flop Designs, etc. There are also many “freebies” from baseball teams, bowling alleys, banks, etc, so drop in and ask a librarian.

For adults, a special James Bond Film Festival will take place from June 25 through Aug. 31 – with weekly prizes and two $25 gift cards that the Friends of the Library donated. James Bond movie flicks will be shown Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. from June 25 through Aug. 30.

James Bond, also known as 007, is a British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. Six movie actors have portrayed James Bond: Sean Connery (1962-1967; 1971); George Lazenby (1969); Roger Moore (1973-1985); Timothy Dalton (1987-1989); Pierce Brosnan (1996-2002); and Daniel Craig (2006 to the present). Although initially made famous through the novels, James Bond is now best known for the famous films, which the Dowdell Library has available for loan.

Last, but not least… There will be a special Irish Dancing program at Dowdell on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more details!

To find out more about how you can participate in one of Dowdell’s Summer Clubs, contact the Library at 1-732-721-6060 or or stop by and ask for more information. The Dowdell Library is adjacent to the South Amboy High School. Summer hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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