Franklin Township Public Library supports the Books to Keep initiative run by the Libraries of Middlesex County. We have a book donation bin and addressed envelopes you can take home and mail a donation. These items are located at the Circulation Desk, next to the Staff Pick bookmarks. If you wish to donate a book, please donate only new children’s books.
Since 1990, Books to Keep has been connecting children with books in a unique way. As an outreach project of the Libraries of Middlesex, Books to Keep raises funds to purchase thousands of new books to distribute to children throughout the county at holiday time. Working in partnership with day care centers, shelters, Head Start, soup kitchens, and over 40 other social programs and service clubs, over 10,000 books were distributed this past year alone.
Books to Keep is preparing for another successful year. The joy of having books of our own is so much a part of our lives and the lives of our children. We all have our favorite titles which may have become dog-eared and practically memorized. Not having any books in the home at all is the reality of many children in Middlesex County. Books to Keep is committed to changing that reality.
Our participating Middlesex County librarians personally encourage reading and library use with story programs in English and Spanish at over 25 county wide distribution locations. After the story program the children receive a new book to begin their home libraries and encourage their love of reading.
On Wednesday, November 19, come attend a free program that will provide basic information about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease issues. The program starts at 7:00 pm in the Community Room, and registration is requested. Learn more about this program here.
Our Children’s department always has great craft and reading programs. Check out the Children’s Calendar to see which ones you and your little one(s) want to attend!
Thursday evening at 7 pm we are holding our monthly Writer’s Group meeting in the Historical room! New Members are always welcome and no registration is required.
Friday’s free movie starting at 2 pm is Jersey Boys! Come see the movie version of the Tony Award winning musical about four young men in New Jersey who came together to form the cionic ’60s rock group, The Four Seasons. Rated R for language; 134 minutes. Registration is requested.
Sunday we are hosting a Family Film Cafe where you bring your own picnic lunch or snack and watch a great movie! Come watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, a film about food – lots and lots of food – just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! Please register so that we can prepare a table for your group. Get more details at the registration link.
Whatever you come in for, we can’t wait to see you!
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We’re closed on Tuesday but we have a lot happening this week! Get all the details at our Calendar, and don’t forget to check out the Children’s Calendar for their great events as well. Make sure you check which events you need to register for on the calendars. Also check the calendars for event locations.
Monday, Nov. 10:
-Beginner Yoga, 5-6 pm
-Adult Chess, 6:30-8:30 pm
-Helping Kids Eat Well, 7 pm-8:30 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 12:
-Crafting circle, 11-12:30 pm at FRANKLIN PARK BRANCH
-Job Search- Creating a LinkedIn Profile, 6:30-8:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 16:
-Knitting for beginners 1:30-3:30 pm
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We have oodles of great events going on in November. Here’s a highlight of the upcoming special adult programs. Get all the details at our Calendar, and don’t forget to check out the Children’s Calendar for their great events all month long as well! Make sure you check which events you need to register for on the calendars.
Nov. 7 : Movie: Begin Again. Starts at: 2 pm
Nov. 8 : Second Saturday Bookclub A House in the Sky. Starts at: 11 am
Nov. 10 : Helping Kids Eat Well. Starts at: 7 pm
Nov. 12 : Job Search- Creating a LinkedIn Profile. Starts at: 6:30 pm
Nov. 17 OR 24 : Jewelry Making – Tree of Life Earrings. Starts at: 6:45 pm
Nov. 19 : Memory Loss – The Basics. Starts at: 7 pm
Nov. 21 : Movie: Jersey Boys. Starts at: 2 pm
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Come to our program “What’s it Worth?” on Sunday, November 2 at 1:30 PM to get 2 of your precious possessions appraised! If you love Antiques Roadshow, you won’t want to miss the return of this popular appraise-a-thon event.
Appraisals will take place on a first-come first-served basis as time permits. Weapons will not be covered.
Alan Snyder of A.G. Snyder & Associates is a certified antiques and estate appraiser in Watchung, who has been in business since 1979. He has participated in appraisal programs since the early 1990s long before ‘Antiques Roadshow’ debuted on PBS television. ‘As changes occur in collector interests it’s more important to have items appraised before selling them or throwing them away.’ Snyder says ‘It’s always a good idea to get an expert opinion.’
There is no charge to attend the program but advance registration is requested (see above link).
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