Open house slated for middle school families

The Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Ave., will hold a special open house for parents and middle school students 1-3 p.m. June 7.

“Opiate Addiction,” the 25-minute film written and directed by Metuchen High School junior Heather Jones, will begin at 1:15 p.m., with a second screening at 2:15 p.m. Between screenings, representatives from the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence will be available to answer questions and hand out informational brochures appropriate to share with middle school children.

Audience members will have the opportunity to spin a wheel to play a trivia game for prizes and to take part in other activities, including the Smash Match Impairment Challenge, which demonstrates the dangers of impaired driving and loss of hand-eye coordination by using drug-impairment goggles.

Representatives from the Metuchen Youth Alliance will be on hand to answer questions about their organization, whose mission is the prevention, education and awareness of alcohol and substance abuse. Eighth-graders can also learn how they can join the youth group, help out at community events and earn service credit for their time.

This program is co-sponsored by the Metuchen Youth Alliance and the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

For more information about the open house, contact