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Are you and computers not always on the same page?  We can help! Attend one of our free computer classes, or come for 1-on-1 computer instruction.  If you missed Monday’s Intro to MS Excel 2007, the class is repeating later this month.  We also have an Internet basics class this month.

Registration is required for all computer classes and instruction as class sizes are strictly limited.

1-on-1 computer instruction is available several days this month at our Franklin Park location, which you can see on our calendar.  Register for one hour one-on-one instruction on the library computers. Training can include an introduction to using the mouse, navigating the Internet, and using email. Please specify your training interest when registering. Call the Franklin Park branch to register, 732-873-8700, ext. 5.  Attendance is limited to one hour long session per month.

Internet Basics is on Monday, May 18 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  This class will include a brief history and description of what the internet is and how to navigate it using a web browser.  We will do some basic searching and learn what makes up a good website. You are expected to know how to use a mouse before taking this class.

Intro to MS Excel 2007 is Saturday, May 30 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  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 re-sizing windows before taking this class.
Don’t forget to register!
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Selma

May 8, 2:00-4:15 pm

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language; 2 hours and 7 minutes.
Registration is requested; sign up today.
AMERISNIPER
May 22, 2:00-4:15 pm
U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname ‘Legend.’ However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, becoming emblematic of the SEAL creed to ‘leave no man behind.’ But upon returning home, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Based on the true story.
Rated R for strong and disturbing war violence, and language throughout including some sexual references; 2 hours and 14 minutes.
Registration is requested; sign up today.
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We now offer a limited number of passes (a maximum of 4) to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ!  Grounds for Sculpture features 42 landscaped acres with a constantly evolving collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-served bases at the Adult Reference Desk at the Demott Lane location (main library). Passes cannot be reserved in advance. 

The checkout period is 4 days, and passes cannot be renewed.

The museum passes are free to borrow (unless returned late or lost). The overdue fine for museum passes is $10.00 per day, up to the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015). If not returned within 14 days after the due date, the museum pass will be presumed lost and borrowers will be charged the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015).

Please visit the Services section of the Library’s website or stop by the Adult Reference Desk during business hours for additional program details.

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We now offer a limited number of passes (a maximum of 4) to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ!  Grounds for Sculpture features 42 landscaped acres with a constantly evolving collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures.

Passes are available on a first-come, first-served bases at the Adult Reference Desk at the Demott Lane location (main library). Passes cannot be reserved in advance. 

The checkout period is 4 days, and passes cannot be renewed.

The museum passes are free to borrow (unless returned late or lost). The overdue fine for museum passes is $10.00 per day, up to the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015). If not returned within 14 days after the due date, the museum pass will be presumed lost and borrowers will be charged the full replacement cost ($405.00 as of 3/17/2015).

Please visit the Services section of the Library’s website or stop by the Adult Reference Desk during business hours for additional program details.

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Have you noticed a change with our ebook program?  You can check out our ebook page for support information, and/or you can come to our EBook Open Houses on Monday, April 6, from 7-8:30 pm and  Tuesday, April 28, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the Community Room.  We advise registering beforehand.  Please bring your eReader with you to the meeting. 

DigitalLibraryNJ now uses the 3M Cloud Library to make eBooks and eAudiobooks available to Franklin Township Library patrons. Visit our eBooks page for details on how to get the app for your device. Set up is easy: just select the library, then enter your barcode and PIN. Start browsing our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks today! Click on Categories/Browse, or Search by title etc. to view our complete collection.

Please note that our collection may seem limited right now, but we are waiting for the publisher rights from our previous ebook provider to be transferred to 3M.

We will still have OneClickDigital audiobooks and ebooks available, and you can continue to use this service as normal.  OneClickDigital recently updated their website, and now the content is very easy to use.  OneClickDigital’s new platform is very similar to 3M Cloud Library, which will be our new ebook service.

You can see our ebook services anytime on our ebook webpage.

P.S. – Don’t forget we have 4 kindles with pre-loaded titles available for checkout.  These have great titles like The Girl on the Train, The Boston Girl, Leaving Time, Gray Mountain and more!  Please note that if it says it is “being repaired” it is probably available for checkout.  We evaluate their condition every time they are returned.

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