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Programs and Events for April 2022

The library now hosts a mix of in-person and online events and programs that you can attend from home! Click here for our full calendar of events, which includes young adult and children’s programs.

Special Events

Armchair Art Tour: The Grandeur That Was Rome (in New Jersey) – Tuesday, 4/5 at 7pm via Zoom.

This art history lecture will explore ancient Roman art from the collections of New Jersey-area institutions including the Montclair Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Please click here to register.

Craft Break: Coloring for Adults – Friday, 4/8 at 2pm at and Wednesday, 4/13 at 6:30pm. DeMott Lane Branch.

Take a break from your day and unwind with an hour of coloring. We’ll provide coloring pages of varying difficulty levels and varying themes, as well as colored pencils. Click on of the following dates to register: 4/8 | 4/13

Registration is required. This is an on-site, in-person program. Masks are now recommended for library visitors, but they are no longer required. In-person programming capacity is limited and the Community Room will be set up for proper social distancing. If you have any questions regarding the library’s COVID-19 policies and programming, please call us at 732-873-8700 x 110.

Getting the Most Out of Astronomy – Wednesday, 4/20 at 7pm via Zoom.

This program will go over several astronomy tools, tips, and websites that are great resources to help you get the most out of the hobby. Presented by The Franklin Township Astronomy Club, an open and inclusive club which promotes both the science and joy of astronomy and its related activities. This is an introductory-level session— no advanced degrees required! There will be plenty of time for questions. Please click here to register.

How to Organize Your Life in One Notebook -Wednesday, 4/27 at 6pm via Zoom.

Go from scattered to successful with a single notebook! Join us online when organizer and author of Keep This Toss That shows you how to organize your life with a single notebook! Please click here to register.

Health & Fitness

Beginner Yoga – Mondays at 5pm via Zoom.

New to yoga? Learn the foundations for establishing a safe and effective yoga practice. Click one of the following dates to register: 4/4 | 4/11 | 4/18 | 4/25

Chair Yoga – Thursday, 4/14 and 4/28 at 11am via Zoom.

This gentle class focuses on an exploration of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to breathing, alignment and mindfulness. Register here: 4/14 | 4/28

Meditation – Thursday, 4/14 at 7pm via Zoom.

Are you interested in trying meditation to reduce stress or calm your mind? Come try a guided mindfulness meditation session. The process focuses on non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts and actions to achieve relaxation and calm. Please click here to register.

Tai Chi for Beginners – Saturday, 4/9 and 4/23 at 7pm via Zoom.

Experience authentic Tai Chi training, also referred to as ‘Meditation in Motion,’ with Dr. Gang Huang. Click one of the following dates to register: 4/9 | 4/23

Zumba Gold Chair and Pilates – Wednesdays at 2pm via Zoom.

Join instructor Laurie Fechter for this fun combo exercise class in a chair! Click one of the following dates to register: 4/6 | 4/13 | 4/20 | 4/27

Everything Else

English as a Second Language Class – Mondays at 2pm via Zoom.

A free, Basic ESL conversation group led by an experienced, NJ-certified ESL teacher. Offered to ESL students who have a basic, working knowledge of English and wish to gain confidence speaking English. Click one of the following dates to register: 4/4 | 4/11 | 4/18 | 4/25

Pet Loss Support – Saturday, 4/09 at 1:15pm via Zoom.

Pet parents who have lost a pet, or anticipate a loss, gather to share stories and memories with like minds and hearts. The Friends of Nikki Pet Loss Support Group was founded 3/8/01 and has been serving the community for over 19 years.
For more information, contact Donna Kahora at 732-246-2124 or at

Please click here to register.

Virtual Sit n’ Knit – Wednesday, 4/27 at 11am. Franklin Park Branch.

Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting and conversation with other fiber enthusiasts. Click here to register.

Have any questions about any of these programs? Leave a comment below or call the Reference Desk at 732-873-8700 ext. 111.

Thanks for reading,
-George, FTPL

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