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This week’s staff pick is “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair.  It’s the perfect time of year to re-varnish, finish, paint, or otherwise alter your furniture since you can probably do it outdoors where it won’t smell up your house.

“Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You’ll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting, applying gold leaf, wallpapering, distressing, dip dyeing, and more. In addition to the core techniques, author and Knack Studios founder Barb Blair shares 30 beautiful before-and-after makeovers from her studio and outlines how to achieve each look. With helpful step-by-step photographs, a visual glossary explaining all the tools and materials needed, and a lovely contemporary aesthetic, Furniture Makeovers is a treasure trove of ideas and instruction for the home decorator.”–Taken from Goodreads.com


Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

Barbara Blair

Published: Apr 09, 2013 by Chronicle Books
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Don’t forget to register for our next two movies, Lone Survivor and The Grand Budapest Hotel! You can click on the blue links below to do so.

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Friday, July 11, 2 – 4 PM : Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.

122 minutes; Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. Registration is requested.

 

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Friday, July , 2 – 3:45 PM : The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune—all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Please note, the dialogue is fairly quiet for much of the movie, and it may be hard to understand.

99 minutes; Rated R for language, some sexual content, and violence. Registration is requested.

 

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

 

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It’s summer and that means the FTPL Summer Concert series!

We’re kicking off with Pistolera on Wednesday, July 2 at 7 pm.  Can’t make it? Come to A Perfect Blend‘s concert on July 9, 7pm.

We have a lot more coming, every week on Wednesday night.  Check out the bands and register now through our summer page or adult calendar!

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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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