Clark Library Announces Summer Programs

CLARK – The Clark Public Library will hold a variety of programs for children, teens and adults this summer.

Library Hours Notice
The Clark Public Library will be closed from 9:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. The delayed opening is due to staff training. No movie will be shown that day. Library hours will be from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 1-732-388-5999.

The library’s normal summer hours are from 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The library will be closed for Independence Day on July 4.

Summer Reading Programs at Clark Public Library
Stop by the library to register for a free fun summer reading program for kids, teens or adults. Participants can win prizes. Free.

Here are a few of the upcoming programs this summer at the library:

Make Your Own Lava Lamp for Teens
Monday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Make your own lava lamp using a plastic water bottle for teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration required. Free.

Pirate School!
Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Pirate School! allows kids to live the dream of the roving swashbuckler in a joyful, non-violent fashion. During the show the bumbling pirate professor Billy Bones, played by David Engel, teaches youngsters how to be good pirates with zany lessons on how to stand, talk, sing and laugh like jaunty Buccaneers. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Registration is required. This program is for children ages 4 and older and is free.

Teen Candlemaking
Monday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m.
Have fun with your friends while making candle to keep or give as gifts for teens in grades 6 – 12. Registration required. Free.

Tween Time – Fun with PowerPoint
Thursday, July 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of PowerPoint for children in grades 4 – 7. Registration required. Free.

Teen Chocolate Making
Monday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Make delicious moon and star shaped chocolates. For children in grades 6- 12. Registration required. Free.

Tween Time – Artist Peri at the Clark Public Library
Thursday, July 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Learn about Van Gogh and create your own masterpiece for children in grades 4 – 7. Registration required. Free.

Mysteries of the Paranormal
Monday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
L’Aura Hladik, founder and director of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society and author of “Ghost Hunting: New Jersey,” returns to the Clark Public Library for another fascinating presentation on the paranormal that both teens and adults will enjoy. Registration required. Free.

Our Solar System
Thursday, July 19 at 7:45 p.m.
Learn about the Milky Way Galaxy and if conditions permit, view the night sky for children in grades 1 – 6. Registration required. Free.

Beginner Microsoft Excel Class
Monday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of Excel in a six session class that will end on Friday, August 24th. Basic mouse skills required. Priority registration for Clark residents. Free

Thursday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m.
An introduction to programming robots using Microsoft’s Visual Basic. Kids will compete in Blind Bot’s Bluff, a maze challenge for children in grades 5 – 9. Registration required. Free.

Exploring Mars with Paul Cirillo
Thursday, July 26 at 7:00p.m.
Discover how NASA is exploring Mars by learning about the Mars Rovers and other spacecraft that have been sent to explore the mysterious red planet! Registration required. Free.

The Clark Public Library is located at 303 Westfield Avenue, Clark. For more information, call 1-732-388-5999 or visit

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