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We’re happy to introduce a new program – Thank You Neighbor.   This program celebrates Franklin Township’s everyday heroes, and we need your help!

Celebrate Franklin Township, and the people who make it a great place to live, by honoring the kind things we do for each other every day.

Through September 11th, the Franklin Township Public Library encourages all residents to recognize their good neighbors by submitting a Thank You, Neighbor form. Franklin Township Public Library will invite all good neighbors, and the people who recognized them, to a celebration at the Library featuring entertainment and refreshments on September 20th.

Pick up a recognition form at any service desk or on the FTPL website – simply click the red “Thank You Neighbor” button in the header next to our logo.

Please hand your completed Thank You Neighbor forms to any service desk.  Please participate and nominate your fantastic neighbors!

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July 29,  7 – 8:30 PM

The Philly Ringtones are the latest edition to the area’s acappella doo wop music scene, but that doesn’t mean they are new to singing.  The members came together about a year and a half ago with diverse individual backgrounds to create one of the more exciting vocal groups around.

Lisa Parks has sung with the Sweet Adelines barbershop group and also toured for eight years with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.  Bill Keith has been singing doo wop since the late 1950’s with recording groups like the Blendtones, A Moments Pleasure, the Students and others.  Bass singer, Charlie Carson, has sung with numerous Philadelphia acappella groups for more than 30 years.  Gabe Mairone is the youngest member of the group but he grew up in a family of doo wop fanatics.  Finally, Jim Bakay has sung with the Street Corner Five, the Copians and Nitelight over the past 20 years.  During that time, Jim also hosted a popular doo wop and R&B radio on WRDV-FM.  He brings a depth of knowledge and understanding of the music to the group.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Come see Sonido Costeno on August 5, 7 – 8:30 PM
Sonido Costeño is a modern day Latin New York City band with a repertoire that goes beyond ‘salsa’. Together they create a fusion of Cuban son, Dominican merengue and bachata, Jamaican reggae, and Guaracha. This unique style resonates with American modern jazz influences. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it transforms their restaurant and club audiences into dance hall performances, while packing houses at museums, libraries, and community festivals across the New York area.
 Registration is requested; sign up begins June 5th. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!

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Are you signed up for Summer Reading?  Sign up for your category and check out our awesome prizes! Then, obviously, get reading!  We only have about a month left, so log everything you read this summer, today! (And collect your prize(s))

You can see on our homepage that we have an easy to find Summer section.  You can visit our Summer homepage, reading programs, summer reading, or summer concert series straight from our website.  Don’t forget to check out this summer’s awesome concert lineup.   Let’s make Summer 2015 one to remember!

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We hope you’re joining us in our 2015 Read Harder Challenge (flyers at Circulation and Reference), where we are challenging ourselves and you by reading books based on place, author, subject, etc.  Why? Because we’re stretching out of our reading comfort zones and trying some new things. Don’t forget that anything you read for the challenge can also count towards your summer reading! School summer reading counts too (for FTPL Summer Reading and the challenge).

Don’t know where to start? We offer a variety of reading recommendations:

– Staff Pick Bookmarks (located at the Circulation and Reference desks) These change frequently and are always stocked

-Staff Pick Display – these books are located on the shelves in the aisle of Adult Fiction

– Staff Pick of the Week : blog post and added to our Facebook album (one for 2014 and one for 2015) and Pinterest page

– This challenge has a support group on Goodreads.com where you can get reading suggestions for each category, and tell others what you think

-Check out our Pinterest Book Recommendations board – we’ve posted tons of lists of all kinds. There is definitely something you’ll love here!

-We have a book recommendation page where you can get newsletters on your favorite types of books sent straight to your email

It’s never to late to start, and anything you’ve already read this year that fits into a category counts! Join us in diversifying our reading, and check out some new books today.

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July 15,  7 – 8:30 PM

Take a musical tour through sunny Italy, brought to life by a string quartet from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra!
Featuring everything from traditional tarantella dances to the soaring beauty of music by Puccini, Mascagni and Rossini, the ‘Una Festa Musicale Italiana’ program will transport you to a land where speech is like singing and melody flows like wine.
Resources for Education And Community Harmony (REACH) is an outreach program of the NJSO designed to bring the excitement of live music to all of New Jersey’s diverse communities. With the orchestra’s overall mission in mind  this program was created in 1998 to engage our communities by offering original programs created by-and featuring-members of the NJSO.
This event is filled to capacity, so please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed. If you can’t make it and have a spot reserved, please call us and let us know so others can attend: 732 – 873 – 8700
 Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Two women plus 10 instruments equals one good time, as Karen Hirshon and Linda Littleton play a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including selections that range from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes. Throughout their performance, Simple Gifts puts their own distinctive stamp on traditional tunes, creating some of the finest arrangement in folk music today.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!

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Nina Et Cetera 

July 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Kick off the 2015 Summer Concert Series with Nina Et Cetera and ‘Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America’s Music’. This duo of versatile musicians will present an upbeat program celebrating music by such greats as Johnny Cash, Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, and Gershwin. The program includes a sprinkling of anecdotes which highlight the diversity and rich history of American Music ranging from jazz, blues, gospel, folk, rock and roll and much more!

Nina Et cetera has been performing professionally together for the past 10 years in just about every imaginable venue across the Tri-State area; bars, restaurants, libraries, street fairs, assisted livings, bandshells, busking, vineyards, etc.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.

Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.
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Andy Wang & Friends (“Hawaiian Trio” on the Summer Concert page)
July 8, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Andy Kūlana Wang and Claudia Kanileʻa Goddard will blend the sounds of slack key guitar and ukulele for a sound that is authentic, rooted in tradition, and transports listeners back home to the islands. Marina Celander will gracefully interpret the poetry of the music through hula.
Andy studied under Hawaiian slack key guitar masters Keola Beamer, Raymond Kāne, and Ozzie Kotani. He’s appeared with ‘Hawaii’s super group’ HAPA and opened for the legendary Mākaha Sons. His music has also been featured by Hawaiian Airlines and national television networks
Claudia’s vocals are a result of a blend of classical training, modern musical influences and a passion for Hawaiian music and culture. Claudia is also a multi‐instrumentalist who plays ‘ukulele and the unique style of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.
Marina has studied hula for the last 12 years with master hula teachers in New York and Hawai’i.
Registration is requested. Please plan to arrive on time, as seating is not guaranteed.
Please note: This is an adult program, but teens and older children are welcome to attend with an adult. This program is NOT APPROPRIATE for young children or infants.

Check out the other great bands coming this summer!