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It’s getting hotter, school’s almost out, and it is once again time to participate in Franklin Township Public Library’s Summer Reading event!

You can see on our homepage that we have an easy to find Summer section.  You can visit our Summer homepage, reading programs, summer reading, or summer concert series straight from our website.   For our summer reading, don’t forget to check out the prizes and sign up for your category starting June 15.

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Don’t forget to check out this summer’s awesome concert lineup.   Let’s make Summer 2015 one to remember!

We hope you’re joining us in our 2015 Read Harder Challenge (flyers at Circulation and Reference), where we are challenging ourselves and you by reading books based on place, author, subject, etc.  Why? Because we’re stretching out of our reading comfort zones and trying some new things. Don’t forget that anything you read for the challenge can also count towards your summer reading! School summer reading counts too (for FTPL Summer Reading and the challenge).

Don’t know where to start? We offer a variety of reading recommendations:

– Staff Pick Bookmarks (located at the Circulation and Reference desks) These change frequently and are always stocked

– Staff Pick of the Week : blog post and added to our Facebook album (one for 2014 and one for 2015) and Pinterest page

– This challenge has a support group on Goodreads.com where you can get reading suggestions for each category, and tell others what you think

-Check out our Pinterest Book Recommendations board – we’ve posted tons of lists of all kinds. There is definitely something you’ll love here!

-We have a book recommendation page where you can get newsletters on your favorite types of books sent straight to your email

It’s never to late to start, and anything you’ve already read this year that fits into a category counts! Join us in diversifying our reading, and check out some new books today.

Don’t miss what’s happening at FTPL! We’re on Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and now Pinterest

 

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Can you believe it’s June? We can’t, but we’re ready to get outside and start enjoying summer!   Here are some fun lists of ideas of things you and/or your family can do this summer in the great state of New Jersey.

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And obviously check out our calendar and see what’s going on at the library!

We also want to share this great link that we threw up on our Facebook and Twitter pages last week.  It has a bunch of outdoor activity ideas to get your kids outside, and the supplies come from the dollar store!

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This month’s movies are McFarland, USA and Kingsman.

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Friday, June 5 from 2:00 – 4:15 pm join us for McFarland, USA.

A movie inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language; 2 hours and 9 minutes. Registration is requested; sign up today!

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Friday, June 19 from 2:00 – 4:15 pm join us for Kingsman

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Rated R (for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content); 2 hours and 8 minutes.  Registration is requested; sign up today!

 

Don’t forget to check out our other great events this month.

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  It’s officially time to turn on the grill and start barbecuing!  We hope that whatever plans you have for this unofficial start to the summer weekend are happy, safe, and entertaining.

We would like to thank everyone who is or has served in the military, for fighting on our behalf.

If you’d like to know more about the history of the holiday, you can check out the holiday’s website here, or check out the History channel’s videos, etc. about the holiday.

The Library is closed Saturday May 23 through Monday May 25 in honor of the holiday.  We will be reopen on Tuesday May 26 at 10 am.

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Now that your little ones are becoming more independent are you considering entering or returning to the workforce?

Job Search for Moms is packed full of useful, practical ideas to get you started on a career change or job search. This training, based on Nancy Anderson’s book, presents the tools and techniques needed to plan, prepare, and launch your career plan-including career assessment, networking, resume preparation, and interviewing techniques.

Job Search for Moms author and presenter Nancy Anderson is a solution-driven training & development leader with over 25 years experience in human resources, learning & development, and relationship management in the pharmaceutical, finance, and insurance industries.

Join us Wednesday, May 13 from 7 – 8:30 pm, to learn strategies on getting back into the job pool.

 

Registration is required; sign up today!

 

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