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PINs, now called passwords, have changed for ALL users!

Users may log in to the library catalog using the last 4 digits of their primary phone number

Users may reset their password by visiting the link here.

For further assistance please use our contact form or call us at 732-873-8700.

Special Events and Programs for January 2024

We are kicking off the new year with a full calendar of events at all library locations! Click here for our full calendar of events, which also includes young adult and children’s programs.

Special Events

Cacti and Succulents 101 – Thursday, 1/11 at 6pm. DeMott Lane Branch.

Learn about these ever-popular, desert-loving plants at this informational presentation. Taylor Brosseau will teach you what you need to know about introducing succulents and cacti into your home, including how to care for them and which ones might best suit pet owners. Please click here to register.

Cooking With Citrus: A Virtual Cooking Class – Wednesday, 1/17 at 7pm via Zoom.

Brighten your cooking with a tip-filled cooking demonstration based around the fresh flavors of citrus.  Learn how to incorporate lemon, orange, grapefruit, and more in main dishes, drinks, desserts. We will explore all that citrus offers for satisfying home cooking. Please click here to register.

Vanessa Young is a cooking instructor, recipe developer and writer dedicated to helping home cooks reignite their passion for cooking.  From butchers to bakers, her family is a long line of self-taught and professional chefs. She melds their influences in her artful approach to food and wellness topics and her focus on seasonal meals.  As the founder of Thirsty Radish, she shares recipes and inspires a creative approach to life in and out of the kitchen.

Franklin Park Branch Book Club – Thursday, 1/25 at 6:30pm. Franklin Park Branch.

Join us for the first meeting of the Franklin Park Branch Book Club! No registration required!

The Franklin Park Branch Book Club is meeting for the very first time! Our selection for the club’s first meeting will be Shiner by local author, Amy Jo Burns. Amy will be joining us as our special guest. In addition to answering your questions about Shiner, Amy will introduce her new book, Mercury: A Novel, which is coming out in January 2024. Copies of Amy’s new book will be available for purchase at the meeting for $20, cash only

Botanical Art 101: Specimen Drawing with Taylor – Friday, 1/26 at 11am. Franklin Park Branch.

Want to create botanical drawings that pop off your paper and appear life like? Join Taylor Brosseau as she instructs the class step by step, learning how to draw botanical specimens. Capture rich petals, stunning floral patterns, intricate natural curves, and organic colors. During this class, participants will focus on the orchid plant as our specimen of interest. Please click here to register.

The steps learned in this class can be applied to any flower of choice. If time allows, we will practice outlining additional specimens.

The class will include all the tools and materials you’ll need to start your artistic journey. If desired, participants are welcome to bring their own sketch books or special supplies/tools. 

This class is suitable for all flower and art lovers, no artistic experience necessary.

Adult DIY: Card Making Class – Wednesday, 1/31 at 11am. Franklin Park Branch.

Learn the steps to make beautiful cards to give to loved ones. Please click here to register. 

This class will be repeated on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7pm. Both dates are the same class; please only register for one class to allow more space for others.

New Recurring Events

Alzheimer’s New Jersey Family Support Group – Tuesday, 1/9 at 2pm. DeMott Lane Branch.

Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, Alzheimer’s New Jersey Family Support Groups provide families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome.

Ageless Grace – Tuesday, 1/16 at 2pm. Franklin Park Branch.

Men and women are joining in the fun of this evidence-based seated exercise, using the cutting edge science of neuroplasticity: the brain’s ability to change. Every class is different and uses imagination/creativity, memory/recall, kinesthetic learning, analytical thinking, and strategic planning. Please click here to register.

Second Saturday Book Club: The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman – Saturday, 1/20 at 11am. DeMott Lane Branch.

Join us for a meeting of the FTPL Second Saturday Book Club! Now held in-person at the DeMott Lane Branch. No registration required!

Sit n’ Stitch @ Franklin Park – Wednesday, 1/24 at 11am. Franklin Park Branch.

Spend some time with other crafters and work on your current knitting, crocheting, or other needle craft project. No registration required!

For any questions about upcoming library events, please call the reference desk at 732-873-8700 opt. 3 or leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading,
George, FTPL

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