August 2016 
Mechanicsville Baseball Club
South Amboy Field
June 8, 1938
There's only a few short weeks of Summer left, but there's lots of events and fun MIY activities in the Library this month! Stop in and see what we have to offer. 
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Save the Date!
End Of Summer

Summer Prize Party
Thursday, August 25
3 pm - 4:30 pm

All Ages
Dowdell's Magical
Mystery Extravaganza

Tuesday, August 30
4 pm - 7:30 pm 

Join us for our End of Summer Party. This magical event will have a Harry Potter theme with different stations featuring unique activities such as zen coloring, snap circuits, jewelry making and our take on the wizard game Quidditch!  We'll also have different types of refreshments including some sweet treats and surprises. So grab your wand and owl and save the date for this magical event. 

No Harry Potter experience required!


Please Join Us!


Lincoln Center Films

We invite you to experience the excitement of Lincoln Center right here in the Library!  Enjoy masterful performances from the New York Philharmonic, American Songbook, Great Performers, Out of Doors and more in an intimate and exciting setting.

Stay tuned for more information!

 Zen Coloring Relaxation Sessions will take place at the Dowdell Library at 10:30 am for adults and seniors.

Relax and enjoy this stress-free activity with friends and familiar faces. 

Every Tuesday and Thursday in September. 

Coming In September...
Pokémon @ Your Library

Calling All Teens
We Want Your Opinion!

Have your voice be heard and let us know what you want at the Dowdell Library! 
Keep an eye out for our Teen Poll. 

Looking For A Job?
These Resources Can Help You

The New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is an Internet-based delivery system for accurate, comprehensive, current, and relevant occupational, post-secondary school and financial aid information. NJCAN contains the latest national, New Jersey and local labor market data and projections.

NJCAN also includes information on:

  • Job interview preparation
  • Resume and cover letter creation
  • How to keep a job
  • Self-employment
  • Military occupations

NJCAN is designed to support lifelong career exploration, and career planning and decision-making through easy to use, straightforward search and sorting utilities, and an online portfolio for saving information from all system components.

Job and Career Accelerator allows you to create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.


Summer At Dowdell Library

Kids, Young Adults and Adults

There's still time to take part in the Kid's Summer Club!
The program will run through August 26th. Sign-Up to be eligible to win awesome prizes! 

After you read a certain number of age appropriate books, you could receive a prize.

After 5 books: Free Children's Dinner from Texas Roadhouse 
After 10 books: Barnes & Noble Book
TDBank $10 Startup Savings
After 12 books: Baseball Tickets 
After 15 books: Treasure Chest Prizes
After 20 books: Rainbow Loom Bracelets
Sadie's Culinary Studio for Young Adults
Visit  Mexico, Italy, and China!
Studio Hours: 2-3:30 pm
MiY Mini Pizzas - Wednesday,  August 3rd
MiY Mini Rice Balls - Wednesday, August 17th

Food, Fun, and Culture!

Dowdell Library’s
Adult Summer Club

There's still time to take part in the Adult Summer Club!
Each week stop in and sample a treat from another nation! Then, check out an item and try to answer a trivia question. 

Every Friday a winner is picked! Tickets will be entered into the grand prize drawing on August 29th. 
July 11th - August 26th
Win a free Minecraft Account or a Portable Computer
Scratch Storytelling Club
Ages 6 to 10
  • The Scratch Storytelling Club allows children to create and share their digital stories! Using the computer to design their own stories, they create and share animations and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry.
  • PRIZES: 10 or more members win a Minecraft account. 20 or more members win a portable computer.
Game Designers Club - Ages 11+
  • The Game Designers Club creates their own video games. They will design and program their own video games using code and computer science. Moreover, they will learn important  gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games.
  • PRIZES: 10 or more members win a Minecraft account. 20 or more members win a portable computer.
AUGUST Programs
  • Kids! Every Monday - Drop in!
    • Kindle Tales 3 pm
  • Sadies Studio - MiY
    • Toddler Playdate
      • Wednesdays 1:00 pm
      • Sounds, Colors, Shapes, Songs, Hear Stories, Finger Plays
    • Children Wednesdays 2-4 pm
  • Every Tuesday - Drop in!
    • MineCraft &  10:30 am - 7:30 pm
      • E-Game Fun
  • Every Friday - Drop in!
    • Wii U - 
      • Fridays 1-4:30 pm
      • Borrow a game you can play at home!
  • Sadie's Studio MiY
    • Thursdays Teens 3-5 pm
      • Create an Italian Flower and Chinese Bracelets
      • Lego construction project
  • Sadie's Studio - 3D Printing
  • Adult Scrabble
    • Every Monday 12 to 2 pm
  • Zen Coloring - Drop in!
  • Lincoln Center Films
3D Printer News 

Drop in MiY 3D Printer Workshops
Every Monday 1 to 4:30 pm
Every Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm

Drop in MiY 3D Pen Workshops

Every Friday 1 - 4:30 pm

Watch our 3D Printer and Pen in action! New designs and creations every week! 

Library Consortium
Summer Bingo

Visit LMxAC members libraries by August 15, and have your Bingo card stamped with the name of the library you're visiting.

Each library has been randomly assigned a number. Libraries with branched all have the same number, so visiting a branch counts as a library visit. Numbers will not be revealed on library websites or over the phone.

You can also earn a stamp on the activity spaces (e..g Check out a Book) by completing that activity at the library. These activities can be done at any library, and more than one can be completed at a single library.

If you get 6 stamps on a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally., you will win a gift card from a national store chain.

If you fill the entire card, you'll win a gift card from a national chain store and a chance to be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.
  • Carteret Free Public Library
  • Dowdell Library of South Amboy         
  • Dunellen Public Library                
  • Edison Public Library                      
  • Jamesburg Public Library              
  • Kenilworth Public Library               
  • Keyport Public Library                    
  • Long Branch Public Library            
  • Matawan Aberdeen Public Library   
  • Metuchen Public Library                            
  • Middlesex County College                         
  • Middlesex Public Library                            
  • Milltown Public Library                               
  • Monroe Public Library                                 
  • New Brunswick Public Library   
  • North Brunwick Library
  • Old Bridge Public Library
  • Perth Amboy Library
  • Piscataway Public Library
  • Plainfield Public Library
  • Plainsboro Public Library
  • Red Bank Public Library
  • Roselle Public Library
  • Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
  • Sayreville Public Library
  • South Brunswick Public Library
  • South River Public Library
  • Spotswood Public Library
Click here to see our complete calendar of events.
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday & Friday 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays from
Memorial Day
to Labor Day

Sunday - Closed
Reserve Your
New Books 
How do I ... ?

Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!

August Theme:
September Theme:
Back-To-School Backpack Drawing

Enter to win a stuffed backpack filled with back to school supplies! The lucky winner will be announced during our
End of Summer Party on Thursday, August 25 at 3 pm.  

One entry per child per day please.

Hoopla Is Here!!!
Digital Media Service!
No Wait List!
Available 24/7
With more than 200,000 streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows, complete music albums, audiobooks, comics, eBooks, and more, Hoopla is a wonderful digital service that you can access on your computer or download to a portable device.
Hoopla selections range from Hollywood blockbusters to
best-selling artists and authors as well as niche and hard-to-find selections. The service allows you the freedom to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want FREE with your Sadie Pope Dowdell Library card!
Library patrons are eligible to receive up to five free downloads per month by going to  and clicking on the library’s web page.  All hoopla titles are available 24/7 with no holds. 
Movies & TV shows – most can be borrowed for 3 days (72 hours), a few titles can be borrowed for 2 days (48 hours).

Music can be borrowed for 7 days.

Audiobooks can be borrowed for 21 days.

eBooks can be borrowed for 21 days.

Comics can be borrowed for 21 days.
To attend Sadie's Studio Workshops, minors must get the Dowdell Library's safety certification. A waiver signed by a parent or guardian is required prior to participating in Sadie's Studio 
programs for young adults under 17.
Ask about our volunteer opportunies.

Digital Cafe
Tech Help

12 - 2 pm
6 - 7:45 pm

Sounds, colors, shapes, songs, hear stories, finger plays
1:30 pm
Featured This Month

Information @ your library
24 hours / 7 day per week

Search for newspapers and novels.
Find businesses and health providers.

Look for jobs and find legal information.

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone

Click here for downloadable content, 24 hours a day.

Zinio is a way to get access to over 100 magazines online.

New Issues - The online version of our magazines show up for checkout the same day that the print copies are delivered.

No Waiting List - Unlike the print magazine, if we carry the digital version than it’s available to you. 

No Due Date - Once it’s checked out to your Zinio account it will stay there unless you wish to delete it.


The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library is excited to present digital versions of The South Amboy Citizen and The South Amboy-Sayreville Times.

Every Monday
12 to 2 pm

You don't need to be a word whiz to enjoy a good game of scrabble!

Come and play a game and make new friends!

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