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Events @
The Sadie Pope Dowdell
Public Library

Summer Kick-Off Parties!
  • Teens - Bubble Tea Party
    • Thurs. June 2
    • 3 to 4:30 pm
  • Children - Smoothies Party
    • Monday, June 6
    • 3 to 4:30 pm
  • Adult - Bubble Tea Party & Zen Coloring
    • Monday, June 27
    • 3 to 5 pm
Summer Google Club!
  • Scratch Storytelling Club - Ages 6 to 10
    • The Scratch Storytelling Club will allow children to create and share their digital stories! Using the computer to design their own stories, they will create and share animations and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry.
  • Game Designers Club - Ages 11+
    • The Game Designers Club will create 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.
July 11th - August 26th
Win a Minecraft Account!
Must have at least 10 participants to win a Minecraft account for each club.
20+ for a portable computer.
Bring a friend & have ice cream after your computer session!!

Scratch Storytelling Club - Ages 6 to 10
  • Create your own digital stories using code!
  • Create your own animations!
  • Entries will be judged in creativity & length.
  • Sign up at the library or online.
Game Design Club - Ages 11+
  • Create your own video games!
  • Design & program video games using computer code.
  • Build racing games, mazes, & other fun games.
  • Entries judged on creativity & length.
  • Sign up at the library or online.

Adults &Teens Thursday’s 6:30 pm
  • June 2nd
  •  Topic- Using Thingiverse
  • June 9th -  
    • Topic- Transferring your items to the 3D Printer
    • Item- Minecraft Sword
  • June 16th
    •  Topic- Using the 3D Printer
    • Item- Cell Phone Cable Holder
  • June 23rd
    • Topic- Using Tinkercad
    • Item- Batman Symbol

Adults & Seniors Tuesday’s 2 pm
  • June 7th
    • Topic-Using Thingiverse
    • Learn where to search to find your item for printing
    • Item- Bookmark
  • June 14th
    • Topic-Transferring your item to the 3D printer
    • Item- Drain Catcher
  • June 21st
    • Topic- Using the 3D Printer
    •  Item- Yarn Holder
  • June 28th
    • Topic- Using Tinkercad
    • Item- Fish Bag Clamp
3D Printer News 
Stop in and watch our 3D Printer in action every Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm
Online Offerings
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New Issues - The online version of our magazines show up for checkout the same day that the print copies are delivered.
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Find businesses and health providers.
Look for jobs and find legal information.
Programs For Children
  • Sadies Studio - MiY
    • Toddler Playdate
      • Wednesdays 1:30 pm
      • Sounds, Colors, Shapes, Songs, Hear Stories, Finger Plays
    • Children Wednesdays 3-4 pm
Programs For Teens
  • E-Game Fun
    • Drop in Agar.io & Minecraft
      • Tuesdays 2:30-7:30 pm
    • Wii U 
      • Fridays 3-4:30 pm
    • Borrow a game you can play at home!
  • Sadie's Studio MiY
    • Thursdays Teens 3-4 pm
      • Build a remote control car
      • Make bracelets
      • Write with a Doodle Robot
      • Have fun with magnets and more!
Programs For Adults
  • Sadie's Studio - 3D Printing
  • Adult Scrabble
    • Every Monday 12 to 2 pm
  • Zen Coloring
3D Printer News
  • Stop in and watch our 3D Printer in action every Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm
  • There are new designs each week!
  • Starting June there will be free weekly workshops.
Click here to see our complete calendar of events.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday and Friday 
10:00 am-5:00 pm

Closed Saturdays from
Memorial Day
to Labor Day

Sunday - Closed
June Spotlight
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July 13
1:30 pm


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Safety Class
To attend Sadie's Studio Workshops, you must get a Dowdell Library's safety certification. A waiver signed by a parent or guardian is required prior for young adults under 17.
Intro to 3D Printing Class will introduce you to a Makerbot 5th generation 3D printer.
You will learn how a 3D printer works, get information about free software to design prints, and learn how a scanner works.
Note: Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Ask about our volunteer opportunies.
Digital Cafe
Tech Help
12-2 pm

6-7:45 pm

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

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South Amboy, NJ 08879

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