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Programs and Events for June 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

Become an ESL Tutor: Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County – Thursday, 6/16 at 7pm via Zoom.

Can you read, write & speak English?  Do you like meeting people from different cultures?  You can be an ESL tutor. It’s easy! Please click here to register.

The Franklin Park Tragedy – Wednesday, 6/8 at 7pm via Zoom.

Join author Brian Armstrong for a presentation about his book, The Franklin Park Tragedy: A Forgotten Story of Racial Injustice in New Jersey (The History Press). Please click here to register.

You Are Here: A New Jersey Travel Guide – Thursday, 6/9 at 7pm via Zoom.

No matter where you live in New Jersey, you’re likely around the corner from an interesting museum, historic site, or park. This program utilizes photography and compelling fun facts to highlight cool places around the state including the Roebling Museum, Fort Mott, Whitesbog Village, and more. Whether you’re new to New Jersey or have lived here all your life, you’ll be inspired to visit the places discussed (you’re also welcome to just enjoy this tour from your couch!). Please click here to register.

Presenter Kerri Sullivan is the editor of New Jersey Fan Club: Artists & Writers Celebrate the Garden State, an anthology about New Jersey published by Rutgers University Press. She is the founder of Jersey Collective, a regionally popular collaborative Instagram project that serves as a community for people interested in New Jersey and photography. She’s also a librarian, and in her free time enjoys taking day trips all over New Jersey.

Night Photography – Wednesday, 6/15 at 6pm. DeMott Lane Branch and Online via Zoom.

Jennifer Khordi will share her expertise in nightscape photography with stunning examples while describing her techniques in capturing great images. 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: 6/13 | 6/20 | 6/27

Chair Yoga – Thursday, 6/9 and 6/23 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: 6/9 | 6/23

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from Research – Friday, 6/10 at 11am. DeMott Lane Branch.

Learn about research in the areas of nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Please click here to register.

Meditation – Thursday, 6/23 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.

Mental Health First Aid – Thursday, 6/16 and 6/22 at 2pm via Zoom.

Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Register here: 6/16 and 6/22

Tai Chi for Beginners – Saturday, 6/18 at 7pm via Zoom.

Experience authentic Tai Chi training, also referred to as ‘Meditation in Motion,’ with Dr. Gang Huang. Please click here to register.

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: 6/8 | 6/15 | 6/22 | 6/29

Everything Else

Pet Loss Support – Saturday, 6/19 at 1:15pm. DeMott Lane Branch.

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.

Sit n’ Knit – Wednesday, 6/29 at 11am. Franklin Park Branch.

Enjoy an hour of in-person 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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