Pistolera
Pistolera

Perfect Blend
Perfect Blend

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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Man Mad Boy by Jon Skovron

You’ve never seen a story about growing up quite like this.  Man Made Boy is about Boy, the son of Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride.  It has monsters, the epitamy of misunderstood, questions about good and evil, mistakes, crazy families, love, and growing up. Our staff member said it’s well worth staying up late to finish, and we believe her. 

“Sixteen-year-old Boy’s never left home. When you’re the son of Frankenstein’s monster and the Bride, it’s tough to go out in public, unless you want to draw the attention of a torch-wielding mob. And since Boy and his family live in a secret enclave of monsters hidden under Times Square, it’s important they maintain a low profile.

Boy’s only interactions with the world are through the Internet, where he’s a hacker extraordinaire who can hide his hulking body and stitched-together face behind a layer of code. When conflict erupts at home, Boy runs away and embarks on a cross-country road trip with the granddaughters of Jekyll and Hyde, who introduce him to malls and diners, love and heartbreak. But no matter how far Boy runs, he can’t escape his demons—both literal and figurative—until he faces his family once more.

This hilarious, romantic, and wildly imaginative tale redefines what it means to be a monster—and a man.”–Taken from Goodreads.com


Man Made Boy

Jon Skovron

Published: Oct 08, 2013 by Viking Juvenile
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Don’t forget that this counts towards summer reading, along with everything else you read!

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technology-outdoors

It’s summer, and that means it’s time to get dirty.  While we have lots of books about hiking, exploring, how to navigate and identify things in the woods from insects to trees to snakes, sometimes all you have is a smartphone.  There are lots of great apps for outdoor learning out there, and here are some lists to get you going (there are far more than what we’ve found, we’re sure).  From Commonsensemedia.org, Open Education, and the User Generated Education blog.  The image above is taken from EEWeek.org which is a great website about outdoor learning you should explore.

You may want to also try Project Squirrel, Nature Sound Map, and Geocahing or Opencaching.

Have fun this summer and don’t forget you can find out more about all the cool stuff you discover in the library!  And don’t forget that books you read on birds, foxes and bugs count towards summer reading (and go well with our science and discovery theme)!

 

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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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Upcoming this month at FTPL:

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, young adult Yarn Club, beginner yoga, adult chess, probate a will, intro to origami, and our summer reading program!  Have you registered for an event or summer reading yet?  Check out our adult, young adult and children’s calendars and “spark a reaction” today!

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