We had an excellent October here at the library – we celebrated Dia de los Muertos, we told scary stories, we completed some cool crafts, and best of all we played outside in the beautiful October weather!  But now the clocks have turned back, the days are getting short, and the cold is creeping in.  Instead of letting ourselves get down about the fast-approaching winter, we’ve planned some great Thanksgiving-themed events that will keep us focused on what we’re truly grateful for! Check out what we have coming up:

Thursday, November 7th @ 4pm, Tween NaNoWriMo: November is National Novel Writing Month and New Brunswick teens are invited to join us at the library to find out what National Novel Writing Month is all about!  Get writing tips and tricks, and then get started on your very own masterpiece!

Tuesday, November 12th @ 4pm, Thanksgiving Mural: We’re making a Thanksgiving mural to hang in the library!  Our mural will show words and pictures of all the things in our lives that we’re grateful for!

Tuesday, November 19th @ 4pm, Cards and Letters for Soldiers: Are you grateful for the men and women who are serving overseas as part of the US Military?  Here’s your chance to say thanks!  Kids of all ages are invited to stop by and create cards or write letters for soldiers.  Our letters will get mailed out to deployed troops!

Wednesday, November 20th @ 4PM, Tween Virus Appreciation:  Volunteers from the Rutgers School of Public Health will be here at the library to teach our tweens all about viruses.  Visit hands-on activity stations to find out what a virus really is and how you can stay healthy this winter!

Thursday, November 21st @ 4pm, Kids’ Science Experiments: Kids are invited to join us at the library for fun, hands-on science experiments! 

Saturday, November 23rd @ 4pm, Native American Sand Art: This special workshop is sponsored by the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts.  Create your very own sand art to take home at this fun event!

Tuesday, November 26th @ 4pm, No-Bake Thanksgiving Dessert: Join us as we learn to make (and then eat!) a tasty Thanksgiving themed dessert.  No oven required!