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Programs and Events for August 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



Abandoned New Jersey – Wednesday, 8/10 at 6pm. DeMott Lane Branch.

Join Joel Nadler, author of Abandoned New Jersey as he shares his explorations of lost places as well as his interest in historic preservation and what inspired his book’s 150 images. Please click here to register.



Armchair Art Tour: Sailing the Seas Centuries Ago – Wednesday, 8/31 at 7pm via Zoom.

Join Michael Norris for this fun art history lecture on sailing, from ancient Egypt to Rome. Please click here to register.



Photographic the Milky Way – Wednesday, 8/17 at 6pm. DeMott Lane Branch and via Zoom.

Join the Franklin Township Astronomy Club for a visually stunning and informative session with photographer Jennifer Khordi. She will share her expertise in nightscape Milky Way photography with wonderful examples while describing her techniques in capturing great images. Please click here to register.



Computer Help



Drop-In Tech Help – Wednesday, 8/10 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Franklin Park Branch.

Adults that have basic questions about computers, or their tech devices, are welcome to drop-in at the Franklin Park Branch for help. Bring your own device, or use a library computer. One-on-One help will be available during this time. If others are waiting, time will be limited to 15 minutes. No registration is required.



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



Chair Yoga – Thursday, 8/11 and 8/25 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: 8/11 | 8/25



Meditation – Thursday, 8/25 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, 8/6 and Saturday, 8/20 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: 8/6 | 8/20



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: 8/3 | 8/10 | 8/17 | 8/24



Everything Else



Pet Loss Support – Sunday, 8/21 at 1:15pm. DeMott Lane Branch and Online 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 friendsofnikkipetlosssupport@comcast.net.

Please click here to register.



Sit n’ Knit – Wednesday, 8/31 at 2:30pm. Franklin Park Branch.

Enjoy an hour of in-person knitting, crocheting and conversation with other fiber enthusiasts. No registration required.



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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