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Author Manny Luftglass will discuss his book series, ‘Gone Fishin,” disclosing some of the best fishing spots in the area as well as regional fishing tips and success stories for salt and freshwater anglers. Registration is required.

A former Franklin Township resident, Manny Luftglass has written 17 books in his ‘Gone Fishin” series. His column, ‘Gone Fishin”, appears in a variety of weekly newspapers in several states. Articles have appeared in magazines such as ‘The Fisherman’, ‘Fishing & Hunting News’, ‘North American Fisherman’  and many others. Manny is popular on the lecture circuit in five states and specializes in teaching his double-anchor style of fishing.

He will be here tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21 at 7 PM.  Register now and come meet a local fishing legend!

 

We have several of his titles, check some out today!

 

Don’t forget to register for our next two movies, The Monuments Men and Philomena! Click on the blue links below to do so.

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Friday, May 23, 2 – 4 PM : The Monuments Men

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. As the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking; 172 minutes.

 

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Friday, June 6, 2 – 3:45 PM : Philomena

Based on the investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock—something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of—and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

 

We have a lot more going on, check out our adult and children’s calendars to see our other great events!

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A news article from CNN Health indicates that knitting and other types of crafting can “help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain… It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging”.

Sound good? Find knitting books in the Catalog. You can also do subject searches for books on “crochet”, “drawing”, “sewing”, “handicraft”, “quilting”, and many more!

If you want to be creative in a structured setting you could always sign up for one of our classes like jewelry making, yarn club, bookclub, bobbin lacemaking… or one of the other great programs we offer.

Remember to find us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog.

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On Monday May 12 and 19, the Libray is holding a free class on Microsoft’s Excel 2007 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (both days) in the Community Room.

Learn the basics of this popular software program designed for storing, organizing and manipulating data. This class will discuss the parts of a spreadsheet, including columns, rows and cells. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet during class.

You must be able to use a mouse and be familiar with basic computer concepts such as opening, closing, and resizing windows before taking this class.

Class size is strictly limited, and registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: This class is the same on both days. Registrants will be limited to one of two sessions.

Please sign up here for May 12 and here for May 19.

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Remember to find us on Facebook, Twitter, and to follow our blog to find out about more great events at FTPL!

It’s the end of National Poetry Month.  What did you read?  Did you keep up with the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website?  Or did you check out Poetry 180 run by Billy Collins while he was the Poet Laureate? Or maybe you found a new poet or read some of your favorites.  Did you try a novel in verse?

Or if you are in grades 3-12 did you share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet?  You can still email your poems to poet2poet@poets.org with your name and which poem/poet inspired you  today!  Some will be posted on the website in May!

Let us know what you did!

If someone checked out the novel in verse we recommended before, try again, they’re all well worth the read!

-The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber (secret identities, faked murder, and enough drama for at least three Shakespeare plays)

-Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge (modern true stories behind fairy tales)

-Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski (a topsy-turvy modern Romeo and Juliet tale)

-After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy (two high school seniors getting through their last semester)

-The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones (a novel of middle age, motherhood, marriage and mayhem)

… the list goes on.  Try something new this month and tell us if you like it.

 

Find Novels in Verse and Poetry books in the Catalog.

 

Don’t forget, we have a great selection of poetry year round.  Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog via WordPress.

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