Programs for All Ages

At the Boonton-Holmes Library we love to sponsor programs which appeal to residents of all ages.  These events are a great way for families and friends to enjoy fun, cultural experiences together.  Except for the occasional materials fee, the programs are free and open to the public.

Maker Days
4th Friday of the month, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Drop in at our Makerspace to tinker and create.  On the 4th Friday of the month the library staff sets up crafting stations with tools and materials.  The activities may involve sewing on our sewing machines, woodworking, button making, working with yarn, robotics, and much more.  Prepare to be surprised.  And have some fun.  No registration required.  All are welcome.  Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

African-American Storytelling
Friday, February 22, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Please join us as we welcome Shirley Johnson, Storyteller, & Chris White, III, Percussionist, for a fascinating evening of tales and music in honor of Black History Month.  Light refreshments will be served.  This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required.   Click here to sign up.

Mardi Gras Celebration
Friday, March 1, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Come on in for an evening of festive Mardi Gras fun with crafts, games, music, and refreshments.  Mardi Gras is not just for New Orleaners — We will explore traditions for all over the world, decorate cookies, create festive masks, and eat traditional King Cake!  Registration requested, please.  Click here to sign up.

Introduction to Ham Radio
Sunday, March 10, 4-5 p.m.

Meet members of Boonton’s newly established amateur (“ham”) radio club and learn about this fun and useful hobby.  Licensed operators often assist during disasters by providing emergency personnel with critical information as they are able to transmit messages without using phones or the internet.  Registration requested, please.  Click here to sign up.

New Jersey Maker Days
Friday, March 22, 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, March, 23, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Celebrate our second annual Maker Day with hands-on activities, ranging from old-fashioned crafts to coding and robotics.  Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, please.  Registration is requested to ensure that we have materials for everyone.