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This week’s staff pick is the lyrical, beautiful and lovely book The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.  Our staffer loved it, and we can pretty much guarantee this will be very popular with bookclubs.  A truly excellent novel about love, loss, grief, and starting over, we can’t recommend this one enough.

“There are books that are suitable for a million people, others for only a hundred. There are even remedies—I mean books—that were written for one person only…A book is both medic and medicine at once. It makes a diagnosis as well as offering therapy. Putting the right novels to the appropriate ailments: that’s how I sell books.”

Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened.

After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the south of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. Joined by a bestselling but blocked author and a lovelorn Italian chef, Perdu travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.

Internationally bestselling and filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.” –Taken from Goodreads.com

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So you’re thinking about donating to the library.   We certainly appreciate your interest! Please bear in mind our guidelines for donation when you’re boxing them up.   If your books or other materials don’t meet our guidelines, we have a list of other charitable organizations that can take the items we can’t.

We will gladly accept donations of your new or gently used books, CDs, DVDs and BluRays.

  • You must bring books you are donating to the Circulation Desk during normal business hours.
  • Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the library.
  • A form letter for tax purposes is available upon request; however the estimated valuation of the donation is the responsibility of the donor.

Unfortunately, the library is unable to use donations of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic) or materials that are musty, dirty, strained, yellowed, or worn. Please, no VHS tapes, cassette tapes, games or puzzles.

“New or Gently Used” Means:

  1. Materials must be in good physical condition (no water damage, mildew, underlining or highlighting).
  2. Paperback books must have covers intact.
  3. No scratches or marks on DVDs, CDs, BluRays.

The library will not accept materials that are mildewed, moldy, dirty, dried out, damp or musty smelling

If your items do not meet our guidelines, check our list of charitable organiztions that need book, CD, DVD, BluRay, etc. donations.

Remember, books that cannot be donated can be recycled along with your household recycling.  Recycling old books helps the environment, however you should do this from home.  The Library is not responsible for recycling unacceptable donations and it will be the patron’s responsibility to remove these donations from the Library.

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We’re happy to introduce a new program – Thank You Neighbor.   This program celebrates Franklin Township’s everyday heroes, and we need your help!

Celebrate Franklin Township, and the people who make it a great place to live, by honoring the kind things we do for each other every day.

Through September 11th, the Franklin Township Public Library encourages all residents to recognize their good neighbors by submitting a Thank You, Neighbor form. Franklin Township Public Library will invite all good neighbors, and the people who recognized them, to a celebration at the Library featuring entertainment and refreshments on September 20th.

Pick up a recognition form at any service desk or on the FTPL website – simply click the red “Thank You Neighbor” button in the header next to our logo.

Please hand your completed Thank You Neighbor forms to any service desk.  Please participate and nominate your fantastic neighbors!

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July 29,  7 – 8:30 PM

The Philly Ringtones are the latest edition to the area’s acappella doo wop music scene, but that doesn’t mean they are new to singing.  The members came together about a year and a half ago with diverse individual backgrounds to create one of the more exciting vocal groups around.

Lisa Parks has sung with the Sweet Adelines barbershop group and also toured for eight years with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.  Bill Keith has been singing doo wop since the late 1950’s with recording groups like the Blendtones, A Moments Pleasure, the Students and others.  Bass singer, Charlie Carson, has sung with numerous Philadelphia acappella groups for more than 30 years.  Gabe Mairone is the youngest member of the group but he grew up in a family of doo wop fanatics.  Finally, Jim Bakay has sung with the Street Corner Five, the Copians and Nitelight over the past 20 years.  During that time, Jim also hosted a popular doo wop and R&B radio on WRDV-FM.  He brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the music to the group.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Come see Sonido Costeno on August 5, 7 – 8:30 PM
Sonido Costeño is a modern day Latin New York City band with a repertoire that goes beyond ‘salsa’. Together they create a fusion of Cuban son, Dominican merengue and bachata, Jamaican reggae, and Guaracha. This unique style resonates with American modern jazz influences. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it transforms their restaurant and club audiences into dance hall performances, while packing houses at museums, libraries, and community festivals across the New York area.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!

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This week’s staff pick is an old staffer favorite, and one that at least one of our staffer’s periodically rereads, because it’s that good.   The novel is written entirely in letters and diary entries, and is completely engaging and utterly delightful.

“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.”January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.”–Taken from Goodreads.com

Check it out today!

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