Our theme for October is Read To A Kid, which was the final wish from author and illustrator
Anna Dewdney, famous for her Children's picture book series "Llama Llama." Read a book to your child, have an older child read to a younger sibling, or even read a book to your younger cousin! 

This month we also have some fun events such as a Children's Halloween Party,
Teen Read Week Contest and 3D Printing Classes for all ages. 

Hope to see everyone at the Library. 
Middlesex County Arts High School
Art Exhibit

Stop in and view the beautiful artwork designed and created by the  and talented students from the Middlesex County Arts High School program part of the Arts & Education Center.  

Interested students audition to participate in the program and then receive courses in literary, performing and visual arts taught by distinguished teaching artists.
Hidden Pokéballs From the September Newsletter

Were you able to find all the hidden Pokéballs from the September newsletter? Here's the answer for those who are wondering..... 19

Stop in the Library if you would like to know all the locations for the 19 Pokéballs -- we'd be happy to show you where they were hidden.

3D Printing Classes
Fridays at 3:30 pm
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
In this class you will learn what 3D printing is all about, using the 3D printer safely, and websites/ resources that will show you how to design your own 3D models. 

Each participant will be able to choose 1 of 8 objects for us to print which may be picked upat a later date.

Registration is required. Please email or call us
comments@dowdell.org     732-721-6060
Drop in MiY 3D Printer
Every Monday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Every Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 pm and 
6:30 - 7:30 pm

Every Thursday 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Watch our 3D Printer in action!
New designs and creations every week! 
 Zen Coloring Is Back

Zen Coloring Relaxation Sessions will take place
at the Dowdell Library from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm for
adults and seniors.

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday in October 

Calling All Teens
We Want Your Opinion!
Have your voice be heard and let us know what you want at the Dowdell Library!

Click on the image above to answer the survey.  
Thanks for your opinion. 

Teen Read Week -- Read For the Fun Of It!

Happy 140th Birthday
American Library Association!
Donate to the Library Foundation

The Library Foundation will be holding a Boscov's FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS, fundraiser on Tuesday,
October 18th from 9 am to 11 pm.

All shopping pass proceeds benefit the Library!

Friends Helping Friends day offers shopping
passes to the event. Passes are available
at the library for only $5.

People who buy shopping passes receive discounts
(25% or 15% or 10%) off their purchases.

Additionally, refreshments and entertainment make for
a fun day! You could also win some neat prizes!
Support the Library!

Join the Friends
of the Dowdell Library

The Friends of the Library meet every other month.  The next meeting will be Tuesday,
November 1 at 7 pm at the Library.

Joining the Friends has a lot of benefits, and they no longer require any dues! Click on the image above to learn more about the Friends.

Learn a language with Rosetta Stone. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range
of cultural interests. 

Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and more.

Community members can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. 

Click on the image above
to access Rosetta Stone.
Dan Brown Read-a-likes

With the release of the new Dan Brown movie Inferno, here are some other authors to try if you liked Dan Brown's novels: 

Steve Berry
Umberto Eco
Lev Grossman
Jonathan Harris
Raymond Khoury
Iain Pears
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Daniel Quinn
Daniel Silva
Alan Wall
Katharine Weber
Barbara Wood
Richard Zimler

Looking For A Job? These Resources Can Help

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.

Programs For Children
  • Kindle Tales  
    • Mondays  and Wednesdays, 4 pm
  • Parent & Toddler Playdate
    •  Wednesdays 1:30 pm Sounds, Colors, Shapes, Songs, Hear Stories, Finger Plays 
  • MiY - Sadie's Studio 
    • Wednesdays, 3 pm Remote Control Cars, Snap Circuits, Straws & Connectors
  • Pokémon Catch Them All!
    • Monday, October 3 and 17 at 3 pm
Programs For Teens
  • Pokémon Catch Them All!
    • Monday, October 3 and 17 at 3 pm
  • MineCraft & Agari.io 
    • Tuesdays 2:30 - 7:30 pm
    • Saturdays 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • MIY Sadie's Studio 
    • Thursdays 3 pm Snap Circuits, Bracelets,
  • Wii U / Xbox 360
    • Fridays 3 - 4:30 pm. Also borrow a game you can play at home!
  • 3D Pen
    • Fridays 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Programs For Adults
  • Sadie's Studio
    3D Printer Drop in Workshops
    • Mondays 5:30 pm
    • Tuesdays 1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
    • Thursdays 6:30 pm
  • Zen Coloring -
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays at
      10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.
MIY Turkey Cookies
Thursday, November 17 at 3 pm

Calling all kids! It's time to play with your food -- well in this case it's going to be cookies! Learn how to turn cookies into Turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving!

Expanded Book & Media Sale
November 1 - 28
Donations are still being accepted, please bring your gently used items to the Library. 

Great prices on books and media! Come stop by and see what's for sale. Makes great holiday gifts, or a treat for yourself. 

Free Sewing Workshop
Make a Holiday Gift!
Date: TBD

Learn the in's and out's of a sewing machine and
finish your project that night!

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New @ Dowdell
Sadie's Studio 
Teen Survey /
Teen Read
Week Contest
Dowdell Library
Foundation Fundraiser
October Is...
Homework Resources
Dan Brown Read-a-likes
Toddler Playdates
Contact Us

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calendar of events.

Monday, Tuesday,
& Thursday 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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

Open Saturdays
Labor Day Through Memorial Day

12 pm - 4 pm

Sunday - Closed

Reserve Your New Book 

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Hoopla Is HERE!!! 

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. 
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.

Information @
your library
24 hours /
7 days per week

Search for novels, Find businesses and health providers. Look for jobs and find legal information.

Click the image above to start your research. 
Need volunteer hours?  Volunteers help make the Library an inviting place by working on projects, straightening up the shelves, etc. 

Please inquire
at the Library.

Thanks for helping make Dowdell
the best Library. 

Digital Café
Stop by for assistance accessing and using downloadable and
streaming materials on your device OR smartphone. 
Learn how to access:  

eBooks and eAudio
Music, Movies,
eBooks, eAudio
Rosetta Stone
Learn a Language
Current Magazines

12 - 2 pm
6 - 7:45 pm

Parent & Toddler 

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

Kindle Tales
Join in as we listen, view and share various stories through the 
Amazon Kindle's.
Watch as stories come to life in this weekly program. 
Mondays and Wednesdays 4 pm
Books and Audiobooks

Downloadable content, 24 hours / 7 days a week.

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 then 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.

Search Our Extensive 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.


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

October Theme:

November Theme:

George Peabody Library - John Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” 
― Albert Einstein
The Davidoff Exhibition Area
 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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