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Elton H. L. (Henry Lee) Wade was an amateur photographer who lived in the Middlebush area of Franklin Township for most of his life. The collection presented here is a small sample of the over 2,000 photographs taken by Mr. Wade during his lifetime.

Our staff has been working relentlessly to try to scan, archive, and catalog each of these images.  We’ve set up several online ‘exhibits’ for you to peruse, of some of Elton’s best and most interesting photographs.  He has images of the 1939-1940 World’s Fair, the Hindenburg, and New Jersey legend Lucy the Elephant, among others.  We are delighted to be able to share these photographs that document Mr. Wade’s life and that of the Franklin Township community in the early 20th century. Please check back frequently as new photographs will be added monthly!

For more information about Elton and the collection, please go here and click “Elton Wade Photograph Collection”.

Please visit the exhibit and let us know what you think!  Also, if there’s a place, person or object you recognize that we didn’t catch, please let us know!

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This week’s staff pick is the award winning “The Universe Versus Alex Woods” by Gavin Extence.  It’s a literally laugh out loud and cry book, and appropriate for teenagers to 100+.   It’s got a little bit of science (perfect for this summer’s reading program themes), Vonnegut, and a whole lot of crazy adventure making this a great read for just about everyone.

A rare meteorite struck Alex Woods when he was ten years old, leaving scars and marking him for an extraordinary future. The son of a fortune teller, bookish, and an easy target for bullies, Alex hasn’t had the easiest childhood. But when he meets curmudgeonly widower Mr. Peterson, he finds an unlikely friend. Someone who teaches him that that you only get one shot at life. That you have to make it count.

 

So when, aged seventeen, Alex is stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes on the front seat, and an entire nation in uproar, he’s fairly sure he’s done the right thing …

Introducing a bright young voice destined to charm the world, The Universe Versus Alex Woods is a celebration of curious incidents, astronomy and astrology, the works of Kurt Vonnegut and the unexpected connections that form our world. “–Summary taken from Goodreads.com


The Universe Versus Alex Woods

Gavin Extence

Published: Jun 25, 2013 by Redhook
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Summer is coming and that means movies.  Lots of movies come out in the summer and your kids will most likely want to go and see at least one or two over their vacation.  The real problem is you don’t know (until it’s far too late sometimes)  what exactly is in these movies, despite the MPAA ratings.   Here are a couple of websites that are dedicated to helping parents rate movies based on their content for things like violence, nudity, substance abuse and profanity: Kids In Mind and Common Sense Media.

Common Sense Media also reviews games, TV shows, apps, websites, books and music.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL! Such as our new Summer page with loads of information with our summer programs!  Also, remember that we have a wide selection of movies here at the library available for checkout- you can even search by movie genre when you click on the Catalog Search button on our homepage.

 

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Have you checked our our new Summer at the Library page?

It’s your go-to source for summer reading lists by grade, our summer reading program where you can win great prizes, and our summer concert series!  Go watch a video of the band playing, register for the concerts of your choice, sign up and log your summer reading (Starting June 15th, get ready!) for kids, teen and adults, and check out this year’s summer reading titles and place holds all from one convenient location.

A link is also below the Events/News/What to Read tabs on our homepage!

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Don’t miss out on all the great classes and events FTPL offers!  Join our “Happenings at FTPL” biweekly newsletter that highlights all the things you don’t want to miss out on.

Go to  our webpage, www.franklintwp.org, then click on “Newsletters” in the dark blue banner to the right of our logo.  A pop up window will appear, and “Happenings at FTPL” is the top selection.  After filling in your email and selecting the newsletters you’re interested in, click the dark blue “Subscribe” button at the bottom and you’re done!  If those were slightly confusing instructions, look at the graphics below.  Red arrows are next to the required fields.

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Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or to follow our blog to keep up with all the great stuff we have going on at FTPL!  Like our new Summer page!