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Cora Hartshorn Arboretum Presents: Who's Awake?
Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 03:00pm - 03:45pm

There are a wide variety of animals who are just waking up when you are going to bed. Meet a live animal who is most comfortable after dark and listen to a story about our special nocturnal animal friends. Learn about the specialized adaptations that make night time the right time for moths, bats, owls, and other nocturnal creatures.

The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum, located in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a historic woodlands, garden, and educational institution. Our mission is to connect people and nature and we do that in a variety of ways: through classes, camps, field trips and outreach; guided hikes and special events; and volunteer training programs. We have 16 acres of protected woodland that we maintain as a citizen science laboratory and sanctuary for native species of trees, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife. Our beautiful Stone House contains a collection of education ambassador animals, and our small but dedicated staff is available 7 days a week to answer questions and point out natural wonders. For children grades K-5.

Registration is required. Register online through Community Pass:

Location : Coddington Room

Upcoming Events

Jan 18 12:00AM-Library Closed - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 19 10:00AM-Dino Kits
Jan 19 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6

Holiday Building Closing

The Library remains open even if the building will close for a little while...

Because of rising rates of COVID-19 infection in the County and in the town of New Providence, we are being cautious and closing our building to public access from Monday, December 21 through at least Monday January 11 subject to a decrease in infection levels.

Staff is, of course, in the building and we will continue to offer foyer pickup, craft kits and window shopping.  We also have special book bundles prepared for fast  and contact-free gift giving which are available in the foyer.  Take advantage of our Choose 3 Books for Me service or use the Browse Our Shelves feature to request items.  Make sure to check out Ms. Sam's Story Time Room to make browsing for kids' books fun and high tech.

Check our full schedule of events, too.  We look forward to welcoming you back into the library in the New Year and we hope that the holidays bring peace, joy and health to you and all of your loved ones.