Come join us for Family Story Time at the Franklin Park Branch on May 29th from 7- 7:45 PM. Enjoy stories together while building language skills. For grades pre-K to third grade. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.
No registration is necessary.
This event is held at the Franklin Park Branch located at 3391 Rte. 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823. Located in the Franklin Towne Center.
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is this week’s staff pick, chosen by one of our superb Children’s Librarians!
“In this appealing novel set in 1935, 12-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family move from Santa Monica to Alcatraz Island where his father gets a job as an electrician at the prison and his mother hopes to send his autistic older sister to a special school in San Francisco. When Natalie is rejected by the school, Moose is unable to play baseball because he must take care of her, and her unorthodox behavior sometimes lands him in hot water. He also comes to grief when he reluctantly goes along with a moneymaking scheme dreamed up by the warden’s pretty but troublesome daughter. Family dilemmas are at the center of the story, but history and setting–including plenty of references to the prison’s most infamous inmate, mob boss Al Capone–play an important part, too. The Flanagan family is believable in the way each member deals with Natalie and her difficulties, and Moose makes a sympathetic main character. The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers with an interest in what it was like for the children of prison guards and other workers to actually grow up on Alcatraz Island.–Miranda Doyle, San Francisco Public Library”– School Library Journal.
This book is aimed at middle school students, and is a great, interesting read for boys and girls. It’s also the beginning of a series, so if you or your kids love it, the story continues!
We have multiple copies in print and an audiobook edition.
Don’t forget the Library is CLOSED Sunday and Monday (5/25 & 5/26) for Memorial Day. Get these and other updates on our Facebook, Twitter, and/or blog.
On Thursday May 29th, from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM, we are holding a program that walks you through building a LinkedIn profile for job hunters. If you’re interested in attending, please REGISTER now.
This class is not suitable for those with limited computer skills. You will need to bring a laptop or tablet to the session.
Please see the full notes below or on the registration page.
“Most employers automatically turn to LinkedIn to research potential job candidates and a recent poll said that 89% of companies plan to recruit through LinkedIn. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, you may miss out on some valuable job search opportunities.
This fast-paced program takes you through the steps needed to design a strong, complete, “All Star” LinkedIn profile. You will create an accounting of your work experience including a Summary Statement, Experience, Skills, Education, and Outside Activities. You will also learn the technique needed to be seen on the first three pages of a LinkedIn People Search.
This class is for job seekers, and is not appropriate for those with limited computer skills. Attendees will not be instructed or assisted with basic computer navigation. Please review our basic computer class offerings if you are unsure of your computer skills.
Enrollment is strictly limited and you will need to bring a laptop or tablet to the session. A limited number of library laptops may be available for use with advance arrangements.”