We're celebrating Library Card Sign Up Month with three raffles!
Heggan adult cardholders can enter to win tickets to see a production of Cooking with the Calamari Sisters, Tween/Teen Heggan cardholders can try for a chance to win a Regal Gift Card, and in the children's library, Heggan cardholders can enter the drawing to win tickets to a performance of The Littlest Pumpkin. If you don't have a library card, you can sign up for one at the circulation desk. Visit the library for all the details!
Check out the schedule for all the events happening at the Heggan Library!
Advance registration is required for our programs.
Novel Mornings Thursday, September 7, 11:30 am Meeting Room Enjoy a discussion of the novel The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict. This group meets at 11:30 to discuss popular fiction and is open to all adults.
Dystopian Book Club- 1984 by George Orwell Tuesday, September 26, 6:00 pm Meeting Room Join us in the adult meeting room for a discussion of the popular dystopian fiction novel, 1984 by George Orwell. "A startling and haunting novel, 1984 creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions-a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time." All adults are welcome to join us.
Non Fiction Addiction: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin Thursday, September 28, 2:00 pm Meeting Room Join us in the adult meeting room for a discussion of Pulitzer Prize winning Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin. "The Riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Advance registration is required. This program is open to all adults.
Take A Seat: Chair Yoga With Dana Sunday, September 3, 1:30 pm Meeting Room Join us for our chair yoga class where we focus on moving, breathing, building strength & flexibility, and end with relaxation! This class is perfect for all levels of students, including those who are new to yoga, as we use the chair to help balance, support, and challenge us. **Please wear comfortable clothing that you will be able to move freely in.** This class is limited to Margaret E Heggan cardholders due to its size and popularity. The class will be held in our adult meeting room. Advance registration is required.
Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, September 6, 1:00 pm Meeting Room Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: margaret e heggan to schedule an appointment.
Adult Board Game Club Monday, September 11, 6:30 pm Meeting Room Join our new monthly social club and enjoy board and card games with some new friends! The library will provide a number of different board and card games to choose from, but feel free to bring you own! This program is open to all adults and will be held in person in our adult meeting room. Please register in advance by calling the library or visiting our website.
Computer Class: Web 3.0 Lecture Monday, September 18, 6:30 pm Meeting Room Advocates of web 3.0 endorse a paradigm shift in our relationship to the internet to the extent that this radical change extends to almost every facet of our lives offline. Would this be a change for the better or a change for the worse? This lecture will provide a brief overview of Web 3.0, covering topics like block chain, crypto currency, and NFTs. This program is open to all adults and will be held in person in our adult meeting room as well as virtually over Zoom. Please register in advance by calling the library or visiting our website.
Functional Foods for Life: Tea Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 pm Meeting Room Join us in the adult meeting room for this educational program from Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn about the history, culture and these potential health benefits of tea. Free samples will be provided. This program is open to all adults.
Career and Job Seeking Resources Thursday, September 21, 2:30 pm Adult Computer Lab Join Reference Librarian Debra Rosner to learn about the career and job resources available at the library. This includes online databases, websites, and print resources. This program will take place in the computer lab. Online or phone registration required.
Art at the Library: Still Life Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm Meeting Room Learn the techniques you'll need to capture a moment frozen in time and give it depth just by the angle of your approach. In this lesson we'll give you some pointers on drawing objects with accuracy, texture, and weight as well as composition fundamentals. Includes a still life drawing exercise. This program is open to all adults and will be held in person in our adult meeting room. Please register in advance by calling the library or visiting our website.
Teen Art Club Monday, September 11, 4:00 pm Story Room Explore your interest in art with friends. Participants will have time, space, and materials to create. This monthly club will be led by a Teen Advisory Board member and is meant to allow teens to explore all things ART! Come check it out and have fun while exploring favorite artistic mediums and hanging out with like-minded friends. Meetings include discussions, art challenges, and time for participants to work on individual projects, collaborate with fellow members, or simply hang out while incubating their creative genius.
TAB Meeting Tuesday, September 12, 4:00 pm The Teen Advisory Board meets to discuss upcoming teen programming, library events, displays, and the collection. Want to make a difference in the library and the community? Join us to find out how.Eligible teens must apply for membership. This group meets in the Teen Area.
Teen & Tween Writing Club Tuesday, September 12, 4:30 pm Meeting Room Do you like to write? Do you like playing with words or pictures to tell a story? Are poetry and lyrics more your style? Do you want to write a book someday? Why not start today!Come join us in the Meeting Room to discuss writing, get feedback on your work in progress, and get closer to creating your great work!The Writing Club will give young writers support and encouragement!Open to Teens and Tweens from 6th-12th grade only. Register online or call the library for assistance.Email Librarian Barb for details at email@example.com
Teen Book Club Monday, September 18, 4:00 pm Meeting Room Chapter Chat is a Heggan Teen book club. This group is led by Teen Advisory Board members. Join us in the Teen Area or join us on ZOOM for lively teen and tween book discussions. This month we're talking about books made into movies. This month's series is Percy Jackson. Come join us to chat! Chapter Chat meets monthly to discuss popular youth fiction. For more information, please contact Librarian Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Movie Thursday, September 21, 4:00 pm Meeting Room Join your peers in our Meeting Room at 4:00 PM to watch Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief
Teen Crafts Tuesday, September 26, 4:00 pm Story Room It's time for a Teen and Tween Crafting! This month we'll be working on some locker bling! Make your locker more personalized.Everything you need will be supplied for you. This program will take place in the Story Room.Open to Heggan cardholders in grades 6-12. Register online or call the library for help.
Teen Talk Tuesday, September 26, 4:30 pm Meeting Room Let's TALK about it! Join us to discuss: Pop Culture, Movies, Games, Art, Theatre, Hobbies, Music, and more! Join old friends and make some new ones. This group meets to talk about personal favorites, the latest and the greatest, and new finds and trends.
Family Storytime Friday, September 8, 10:15 am Story Room Join us for an all-ages storytime featuring family-friendly stories, songs, and fun! Will take place in the Children's Story Room. Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advanced registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.
Saturday Stories Saturday, September 9, 10:15 am Meeting Room Join us for an all-ages, special Saturday storytime featuring family-friendly stories, songs, and fun! Will take place in the Library Meeting Room.Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advance registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.
Kids' Crafternoon Saturday, September 9, 2:30 pm Meeting Room Make some cool crafts with your library friends at this monthly program, suitable for kids in grades K through 5. We will kick things off with a short story! Will be held in the Library Meeting Room.This month: TP Roll DIY Binoculars. Open to Heggan cardholders only. Advance registration is required. Please register children only, not caregivers.
Homeschool Hangout Monday, September 11, 1:30 pm Meeting Room Would you like to meet other homeschooling families? Stop by the Library Meeting Room on the first Monday of the month (or 2nd Monday if the 1st is a holiday) from 1:30-2:30pm to get to know other homeschool families, see what the library has to offer, and give us some feedback on how we can serve you. Legos, board games, and an easy craft will be available for children. Registration required; Heggan cardholders only. Register children only, not caregivers.
Art Adventures Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 pm Story Room For artists in grades K-5, in the Children's Story Room. Join us as each month as we learn about a famous artist or illustrator, explore their techniques, and give their art style a try ourselves! This month: Disney artist Mary Blair. Open to Heggan cardholders only. Registration required; register children only, not caregivers.
Messy Art Thursday, September 14, 1:30 pm Story Room Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30pm to experience and explore different art mediums with your toddler or preschooler. Best for ages 2-5 years. Dress for a mess! This month: bubble wrap feet painting! This program will meet in the Children's Story Room. Advanced Registration is required. Register children only, not caregivers. Open to Heggan cardholders only.
Sensory Friendly Storytime Friday, September 15, 10:15 am Meeting Room A monthly event supporting neurodivergent families, including those with children who are diagnosed with autism, those with expressive language disorders, those who are developmentally or intellectually disabled, those who are typical, and more. We will read a few stories and give patrons a chance to interact with other families. Accommodating materials include diverse seating (bean bags, rocking chairs, and squishy seats), noise canceling headphones (patrons are also encouraged to bring their own), dimmed lighting, fidgets, a sensory break corner, and more. Held in the Library Meeting Room.Registration required; Heggan cardholders only. Register children only, not caregivers. *Program sponsored by funds from the Level Up Your Library Grant. The Level Up Your Library mini-grants programs is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ. LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.
Sensory Lab Friday, September 22, 2:00 pm Meeting Room A monthly event supporting neurodivergent families, including those with children who are diagnosed with autism, those with expressive language disorders, those who are developmentally or intellectually disabled, those who are typical, and more. Stop in to try out our sensory table and use some of other sensory items (including balance beam, tunnel, fidgets, and more) and hang out with other patrons in a safe and accepting environment. Registration required; Heggan cardholders only. Register children only, not caregivers. *Program sponsored by funds from the Level Up Your Library Grant. The Level Up Your Library mini-grants programs is supported by funds from LibraryLinkNJ. LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, and its services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.
More Children's Programs For a full schedule of all the children's programs in September click here.
The Library will be closed on September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day.