Monthly Archives: July 2014

11 posts

Staff Pick of the Week: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

This week’s staff pick of the week is The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.  A mildly futuristic fantasy that our staff member wasn’t sure they’d like, but they were “ensnared” after the first few pages.  An excellent novel about a strong young woman trying to figure out who she is […]

Young Adult Programs in August

As summer continues, here’s a reminder that there will be lots of fun stuff going on at the Franklin Township Public Library this August.  The August calendar of events for young adults, ages 10 and up is now available online.  Click on the “August Calendar” tab at the top of […]

No Idea What to Read Next?

2013 was a phenomenal year for books, and there are a lot of “best of 2013” lists.  If you don’t know what to read this summer, why don’t you check out one of last year’s best? Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist & Similar Works Best of the Best Books List: 2013 […]

Life is a Cabaret and The Dirdy Birdies Jug Band

    It’s summer and that means the FTPL Summer Concert series! This week it’s Life is a Cabaret on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 pm.  Can’t make it? Come to The Dirdy Birdies‘ concert on July 23, 7pm. We have a lot more coming, every week on Wednesday night.  Check out the bands and register now […]

Staff Pick of the Week: Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

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 […]

Staff Pick of the Week: We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle

  We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle (best known for The Last Unicorn which was also made an animated film) is a collection of short stories about a myriad of topics.  Beagle is a master of short stories, and if you haven’t read him, you should (according to the […]