New Genealogy Resource!



Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research. Includes the digitized images of U.S., U.K., Canadian, Australian and German Census records, U.S. Military records back to the 1600's, Court, Land, tax and probate records, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. Available only from within the library. Check it out »

  • African & African American Stories

    Come hear tales that are funny, fantasy-filled, and full of interesting characters--both human & animal--from the rich traditions of both the continent of African & the American South! Featuring professional storyteller Julie Pasqual. For all ages. No registration required.
    Date: 2/25/2017     Time: 2:00 PM

  • Toddler Time

    Join us every week for singing, reading, and fun! Ages birth - 4 with a caregiver. No registration required.
    Date: 2/22/2017     Time: 10:30 AM

  • Equal Justice Book Discussion

    **NEW DATE**Community discussion about criminal justice reform as viewed through the lens of this award-winning book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson NEW DATE Thursday, February 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Light refreshments at 6:00, discussion begins at 6:30. Contact the reference desk to get a copy of the book. Watch for next discussion in March.
    Date: 2/23/2017     Time: 6:00 PM

  • Storytime & Craft

    Join us for a family friendly storytime. Read books and make a craft! No registration required.
    Date: 2/23/2017     Time: 6:30 PM

  • YA Gotta Have Art!

    Teens! Learn about a famous black artist, their works and their techniques. Then, use your creativity to create your own artwork using a technique learned! In our Makerspace. 6:30pm
    Date: 2/27/2017     Time: 6:30

  • Lego Club

    Build your own creation out of Legos! All creations will be on display in the children's room for the month. Ages 5 and up.
    Date: 2/27/2017     Time: 6:30 PM

  • Junior Lego Club

    Come play and build with the library's new LEGO DUPLO collection! Ages 2-5. No registration required.
    Date: 2/28/2017     Time: 11:00 AM

  • Knit & Crochet Club

    Join us on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. Bring your hooks, needles, and yarn. Work on a project or learn a new technique! Program is free for teens and adults (16+) The club will be held Thursdays, March 2 & 16 at 6:30pm.
    Date: 3/2/2017     Time: 6:30 PM

  • History of American Women in Song

    Linda Russell, historical musician, pays tribute to women’s lives in society from the 18th Century to the time of the 19th Amendment, in which women were given the right to vote. All are welcome! Linda has appeared annually during the holidays at the Merchant & Drover's Tavern. She brings her historical style of song to the Rahway Library to celebrate Women's History Month.
    Date: 3/6/2017     Time: 6:30 pm

  • Friends' Group Meeting

    The Friends of the Rahway Public Library will meet at the library at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be held on:
    Date: 3/9/2017     Time: 6:30 PM

  • Equal Justice Book Discussion

    Read this award-winning book or just come and join in an insightful moderated, discussion. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, Thursday,March 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Light refreshments at 6:00, discussion begins at 6:30.
    Date: 3/9/2017     Time: 6:00 PM

  • Coming to America: The Great Waves

    Walter Choroszewski presents the history of immigration to America from the first Colonial wave through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis Island Immigration Station in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These migrants brought their culture and traditions and blended into the melting pot of America.
    Date: 3/11/2017     Time: 11:00 AM

  • Book Bingo for Adults

    Match up titles to win books and other prizes! This program is open to adults (age 18+). Everyone wins! One bingo board per person, per game.
    Date: 3/15/2017     Time: 1:00 PM

  • Knit & Crochet Club

    Join us on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month. Bring your hooks, needles, and yarn. Work on a project or learn a new technique! Program is free for teens and adults (16+) The club will be held Thursdays, March 2 & 16 at 6:30pm.
    Date: 3/16/2017     Time: 6:30 PM

  • Kids Movie

    Come out and see a movie on the library's big screen! Refreshments will be provided. Please call the library for movie title.
    Date: 3/18/2017     Time: 2:00 PM

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Paint it Forward

Join us on Wednesday, February 8 at 7PM for a Friends of Rahway Public Library Paint it Forward fundraiser by Wine & Design. Tickets are $45. The event will be held at Wine & Design 1439 Main Street, Rahway. Sign up today and don't forget to bring your own wine!

Hoopla

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, television shows, and audiobooks via your web browser, smartphone or tablet!  Sign in »

Museum Passes

Museum Pass is a new program that lets Rahway card holders visit the Newark Museum for free! For more information, click here.