Rahway Public Library
What ever happened to the story and legacy of Carolyn Wells? Why did the name of this highly accomplished writer of mystery novels become lost In time?
Join us for a visit from Rebecca Rego Barry, author of The Vanishing of Carolyn Wells: Investigations into a Forgotten Mystery Author.
Curbside Crafts for Kids are small kits that you can pick up to assemble at home!
Just ask for a "curbside craft" at the circulation desk! Available all week during library hours, while supplies last.
A new craft will be released every Saturday for the upcoming week!
Join us in our Discovery Studio at 6:00pm. Bring your hooks and yarn. Work on a project or learn a new technique! No registration required. Program is free for Adults & Teens 13+
Talk, sing, read, write, and play during this literacy readiness storytime. Ages birth - 5 with caregiver. No registration required.
Join us in the library cafe March 11 at 6 pm for Monday Night Music with Matthew Weisser. Open to the public and free to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
Please join us as we watch this 2023 Oscar-nominated film, Oppenheimer. During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work came to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witnessed the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history.
R, Runtime 3 hours
Decorate a planter and plant your own lucky shamrock as we celebrate the green month o' March in the Discovery Studio!
For teens 13-17 only!
Join us in the library auditorium Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm for an afternoon of trivia hosted by Danny Vargas. You may register your teams by contacting the reference desk though it is not required. For adults 18 and over. Grand Prize is a gift certificate to the world famous Waiting Room as sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free to attend and open to the public. Bringing your own snacks/food and beverages are allowed, no alcohol is permitted!
The library will be closing early at 3:30 pm. Open Again Wednesday 9:30 – 7:30.
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Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Overdrive to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now! Click here to download the mobile app.
Download eBooks today! The Rahway Public library has signed on with eLibrary NJ and Libby to bring you an extensive collection of eBooks and downloadable audio. Browse their calalog and start downloading now!
A premier resource for genealogical research, HeritageQuest is available both at public libraries and from home.
Optimal Resume is our premier career resource. Use this site to create high-impact, interactive career materials such as resumes and cover letters, present your materials on the web or in print, assess your skills, participate in practice video interviews, and even post video resumes!
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.
Documenting almost 160 years of Rahway's past, the online newspaper archive is an excellent resource for local history, obituaries, and for learning about the events that made Rahway the city it is today.
Learning Express is easily one of the most comprehensive test prep resources available today. By logging into this site, students can take practice tests related to elementary, middle, and high school basic skills, practice for the SAT exam, and prepare for advanced placement testing in most subject areas.
While the Rahway Public Library has reopened to the public, curbside pickup is still available. If you are interested in using this service, please put your books on hold through our online catalog. Once we have notified you that your books are available, come to the library and give us a call when you arrive. We will meet you on the loading dock underneath the building.
From online databases to local history resources to practice test, the Rahway Public Library has a vast array of digital and electronic sources. Find an obituary, read old newspapers, or research a topic all without leaving your home.
The Friends of the Rahway Public Library are a dedicated group of volunteers whose work benefits the library. Find out what they're up to and what you can do to help!
Meet the Board of Trustees and staff. Read our policies. Find out about the history of the library, its evolution, and where it's heading in the future!