This month’s free movies are Gone Girl (February 6) and Boyhood (February 20).

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Gone Girl, based on the popular novel by Gillian Flynn stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.  It will be shown starting at  2:00 PM in the Community Room and runs until 4:30 PM.   The film has been nominated for several awards, and won many.

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn
Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language; 2 hours and 25 minutes.

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Nominee and winner of several awards, including winning 3 Golden Globes this year, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast.  This movie will be shown on February 20 starting promptly at 1:30 PM in the Community Room.  Due to the length of this film —2 hours and 45 minutes—the start time is earlier than usual to accommodate building schedules.

A groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes.

Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Rated R (for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use); 2 hrs. 45 mins. Registration is requested; sign up today.

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The Franklin Township Public Library is happy to welcome back Ameer Sohrawardy, an assistant professor of English Literature at Rutgers University – Newark, with more than 10 years of experience as an SAT instructor.  Professor Sohrawardy will be presenting successful strategies that students can use to confidently handle both the written and essay portions of the SAT exam.  There will be time for Q & A about the entire SAT examination process.  Parents who are interested in improving their children’s ability to write clear, grammatically correct prose are also invited to attend.  Registration is required for both events!

SAT Review Part I: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Essay”
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 7 – 8 pm (Main Library – Community Room)

SAT Review Part II: “How to Earn a Perfect Score on the SAT Writing Section (Exclusive of the Essay)”
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 2:30 – 3:30 pm (Main Library – Community Room)

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As usual, a lot is happening here this month!  Our Winter Reading programs kick off on January 15 (keep an eye out for updates).  It’s a great way to kick off our 2015 Read Harder Challenge as well (flyers at Circulation and Reference).

Always check our Adult and Children’s calendars for our complete lineup of great events!

Crochet for Beginners is every Sunday at 1:30 PM, please come to all four sessions and you must provide your own materials.

Beginner Yoga and Adult Chess are Monday nights

Franklin Park has a Crafting Circle every Wednesday, but times vary so check ahead.

Open Mic is January 8 at 6:30

Jewelry: Old is New is being held January 12 and 26 at 6:45 pm.  You can only sign up for one class!

January 23 we will be showing Get On Upa film about James Brown.  Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.  138 minutes; Rated PG-13 (for sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations)

There’s more of course, like computer classes and children’s programs, or leaning how to knock out clutter.   Check out our calendars for all our info! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all our updates and news.

Join us on Saturday, January 10th for a discussion of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  Meetings take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  New members always welcome!

After four har13158800rowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast.  To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel.  Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind.  A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately.  But Isabel insists the baby is a ‘gift from God,’ and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy.  When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world.  Their choice has devastated one of them. (Publisher’s Description)

Limited copies available at the Reference Desk.  For more information about bookclubs and bookclub kits at FTPL please visit: bookclubs.