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November 2019


READ, SHARE, AND CELEBRATE! 

INTERNATIONAL PICTURE BOOK MONTH HIGHLIGHTS



SCARECROW DESIGN CONTEST
November 1-25
Tweens & Teens! 



Calling all Arties! Are you 2D, 3D, or Digital? Think you have what it takes to make the most creative Scarecrow? Put your talent to the test all month in November. Supplies will be provided for all entries, and a winner will be chosen at the end of the month for the most creative Scarecrow and
win a gift card! 

PICTURE BOOK MURAL
Fridays
November 1, 8, 15 & 22

3-4:30 pm

Bring in photos and memorabilia to add to our collage! All mural materials will be preserved in the Dowdell Library's history archive!  

 
STORYTIME


For Toddlers 
Mondays
1-2 pm

All Ages
Tuesdays
3:30-4:30 pm 
Wednesdays
1-2 pm 
Thursdays 
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Fridays
3:30-4:30 pm 
Saturdays
2-3 pm 


BOOK-MAKING
WORKSHOP

Mondays
November 4, 11, 18 & 25

3:30-5 pm

Scissors, pencils, paper, markers...You name it, we provide it! Learn about the traditional 32 page picture book format, then craft your own story! 


DIGITAL CAFÉ



Monday through Friday
12 - 2 pm

Thursdays 
6:30 - 8 pm

 Stop by with your tech questions and
become savvy using your device! 


DIGITAL BOOK-MAKING WORKSHOP
Tuesdays 
November 5, 12, 19 & 26

2:30-3:30 pm
Ages 10-100

Sit down at a library computer and discover a few simple tools for creating pixel-perfect picture books! 


HANDS ON HISTORY
PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP

Tuesdays 
November 5, 12, 19 & 26

3:30-4:30 pm 
All Ages!

Stop by each Tuesday for a bit of hands-on history and plenty of puppet-making fun! Learn about an important historic event that took place on the date, then create your own puppet commemorating a key figure! 


STORYTIME:
TEEN BOOK BUDDY

Wednesdays
November 6, 13, 20 & 27

1-2 pm 

Meet new friends, and practice reading with a teen book buddy!


PHISHY PHONICS
Thursdays
November 7, 14 & 21

4:30-5:30 pm

Sharpen your reading skills, and chow down on a yummy snack! 




ADULT TECH CORNER
Consumer Reports Gift Buying Tips

Thursdays
November 7, 14, & 21 

6-7:30 pm


FAMILY STORYTIME
Monday, November 18
6:30-7:30 pm 

Interactive fun and imaginative stories!
Refreshments!



TURKEY HAND
CORN CRAFT

Friday, November 22
1-3 pm  

Turn your hand into a turkey with this nostalgic, throwback, craft!


MIY Make it Yourself Technology
Handcrafts & Creative Kits
Culinary Studio





TASTE TEST STUFFING
Monday, November 4
11 am - 12 pm 

Traditional vs non-traditional? Vegetable stock vs chicken stock? See what stuffing stands out from the crowd and which is your favorite! 



FALL SMOOTHIES
Monday, November 14 
3:30-4:30 pm

Create your own smoothie cup, and enjoy a sweet treat.
Ages 10+

3D Printer Magic

Ages 10-100
Wednesdays
3:30-4:30 pm

 
                                   November 6                             Pilgrim Hat
                                   November 13                           Veteran
                                   November 20                           Cornucopia
                                   November 27                           Turkey 




Stop by and work on your knitting projects,
or get help starting a project!

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
6 - 8 pm  

NOVEMBER

IS...









Monday, November 11 


This Month's Exhibit





A visual display of students and faculty's wonderful ceramics as well as digital animations, photography, and paintings through December.

Support the Library Foundation

Ongoing Fundraiser:
#StartWithaSmile when Amazon donates to the Dowdell Library Foundation Inc. This is a great way to donate to the Dowdell Library Foundation! Amazon will donate .5% of all purchases to the Foundation. Help support the Library! 
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-3176682 
 
The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. was established to enhance financial support for the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy, NJ with private funding through grants and donations.

We accomplish our mission through fundraising and your contributions, which enable us to increase library capabilities, resources and services for the community. The Dowdell Library Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and all gifts are tax deductible and qualify for matching grants from many employers. 

http://dowdellfoundation.org/

 


Join the Friends
of the Dowdell Library


Meet Your Neighbors! 
The next meeting is on Monday, November 4 at 3:30 pm
New Jersey Digital Highway 

Oil Painting of South Amboy NJ Train Station by local artist John Vona. 

Click on the image above to visit New Jersey Digital Highway.

The NJ Digital Highway is a place for New Jersey and culture, from the collections of cultural heritage institutions. Dowdell Library is part of the
NJ Digital Highway and has shared many of its historical artifacts and memorabilia online. 

Use the search term "South Amboy" to bring up the results page, which is full of fun and fascinating South Amboy history!  



Search The Historical Archives

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

Click here to access the archives.



Click the image above to begin your family search

HeritageQuest provides an extensive collection of resource materials for tracing family history and American culture. Genealogists can now use this powerful online library, with original page images for all documents, from the convenience of home or office provided by the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library. So, shake up the family tree and delve into the past!
NUTRITION FOR
THE HOLIDAYS


Tuesday, December 3
11 am - 12 pm 


Keep the pounds off for the holiday seasonwith tips from a registered dietician from St. Peter’s University Hospital! 
 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Monday, December 16   
6:30-8 pm




'Tis the Season!
Drop in for some refreshments, music, and holiday cheer!

    Table of  
   Contents

November Is...
Sadie's Studio
3D Printer Magic
Job & Career Resources
Archives
New Jersey Digital Highway
Coming Soon
Contact Us


Click here to see our complete 
calendar of events.


 Hours

 
Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, Friday 
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Thanksgiving Holiday Closings
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29

 
             
     

       

Spotlight    

Reserve Your New Book 

Click on the image above to
find out what titles are on
the latest Spotlight. 

Calling All Collectors

 
Do you have a unique collection? If so, please consider sharing it with us! 

The Dowdell Library has a great area for display: The Davidoff Exhibition Area. We also have two display cases that can accommodate smaller items. 

Please contact the
Dowdell Library 
732-721-6060
comments@dowdell.org

for more information. 

 
                 

                 

Toddler Storytime 

Mondays
1-2 pm

Thursdays
4:30-5:30 pm 

Stories and fun!

 
Magformer's 
Construction 
Challenge



Monday, November 25
3:30-4:30 pm 


Challenge yourself to create a design based on a chosen theme each month!
 
      
   How do I ... ?



Explora is easy-to-use and provides reliable online content for
elementary and secondary
school students.


Elementary School

Secondary School 


 
Rosetta Stone 


 
Click on the image above to access Rosetta Stone.
 
Consumer Reports




Click on the image above and enter your 9 digit library card number to begin searching!
 

Free Downloadable Materials. 
No Wait List! Available 24/7

With more then 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 
www.dowdell.org and clicking on the Hoopla icon on the library’s web page.  All hoopla titles are available 24/7 
with no holds. 
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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.


 
Looking For
 Job Resources? 


Join #workschat on Twitter Wednesdays at noon EST!
This live chat sponsored by the NJ State Library is dedicated to connecting jobseekers to library resources. #workschat occurs on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from noon to 1pm ET. To participate in #workschat, follow along with 
@NJWorks on Twitter.


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.

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.

 

Downloadable
Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 
24 hours / 7 days a week.


Latest Overdrive Advantage
eBook Additions



Titanic Secret - Cussler, Clive
Lethal Agent - Flynn, Vince
Institute - King, Stephen
Killer Instinct - Patterson, James
Vendetta in Death - Robb, J.D.


Advantage titles provides South Amboy residents additional access to New eBooks added every month! 
 



RBdigital 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 then it’s available to you. 

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


 
The Davidoff Exhibition Area

Click above to view the latest exhibits on display. Want to display your collection? Contact us! 
 The Dowdell Library is located off John T. O'Leary Boulevard
and adjacent to the South Amboy Middle / High School.


Our mailing address is:
100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza 
South Amboy, NJ 08879
(732) 721-6060 Telephone
(732) 721-1054 Fax



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