Cranbury Public Library

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Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at the Cranbury Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:30 p.m.
The Evening Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!

See us on GoodReads at Cranbury Public Library Book Chat.  Check our website for the latest book being discussed.

Tuesday, Jul. 2, 11:00 a.m.
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward Earth — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship — before it’s too late!

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It's totally out of this world!
Tuesday, Jul. 2, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for 1-1/2 hrs.of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.
Thursday, Jul. 4
Friday, Jul. 5
Monday, Jul. 8, 11:30 AM
Come meet Jay, our Technology Specialist.  Ask him your tech questions and he’ll help as best he can, in a friendly, informal one-on-one chat.  Bring your tablet, smart phone, laptop, etc. Tech Talk with Jay will be regularly scheduled for the second Monday of every month @11:30 AM (library closings permitting). 
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 11:00 a.m.
Discover the moon's influence on us as we explore its phases. We'll read stories celebrating the moon, then celebrate the lunar phases by recreating them with Oreo cookies! Registration limited to 10 participants, for grades K-5.
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:45
Celebrate reading with books and a craft!   Grades K-2.
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 6:30 p.m.
We will be showing the DVD for the evenings topic a half hour before the program.
Great Decisions
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
 
Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from nuclear security to trade to the future of Europe.  Click here for a list of the topics and more information.   The library will have copies of the 2019 Briefing Book to borrow.

Feb 12 - Cancelled
March 12  - Refugees and Global Migration
April 9 - The Middle East:  Regional Disorder
May 14- Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
June 11 - The Rise of Populism in Europe
July 9- Decoding U.S.-China Trade
Aug. 13 - Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
Sep. 10 - The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
Oct. 8 - State of the State Department and Diplomacy

The discussion will use the Conversation Cafe method.
Thursday, Jul. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Monthly Library Board meetings are open to the public.  If planning to attend you should arrive before 8:00 p.m.  If that is not possible please call the library prior to the meeting to make arrangements.
Saturday, Jul. 13, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Literary Conversatio
Monday, Jul. 15, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lets have a conversation about literature.  June 17 we'll be discussing translations.  https://lithub.com/ten-thoughts-on-having-your-novel-translated-into-your-native-tongue/

For basic information about the Conversation Cafe method go to Conversation Cafe basics.

 

Tuesday, Jul. 16, 11:00 a.m.
What happens to your body when it's not held in place by gravity? Find out as we model an astronaut's muscles and bones in the microgravity environment of outer space! Registration limited to 10 participants, for grades K-5.
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for 1-1/2 hrs.of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 1:30 p.m.
New members always welcome! To see what we are reading go to Cranbury Public Library Book chat on Goodreads.  
 
Friday, Jul. 19, 6:30 PM

Friday, July 19th @ 6:30 PM

In honor of the 156th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg  (July 1 - 3, 2019), Historical Re-enactor Michael Jesberger will present a program on the Gettysburg Address and President Lincoln's visit to the battlefield. His talk will include some discussion of the 3-day battle -- the singular turning point in The American Civil War.

Tuesday, Jul. 23, 11:00 a.m.
You are the asteroid as we create craters on our very own lunar surface. How deep? How wide? It's up to you! Registration limited to 10 participants, for grades K-5.
Tuesday, Jul. 23, 6:30 p.m.
The Evening Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!

See us on GoodReads at Cranbury Public Library Book Chat.  Check our website for the latest book being discussed.

Astronomy For Everyo
Thursday, Jul. 25, 6:30 PM

Jim Peck, a member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton (AAAP), will give a talk for beginners on looking at and understanding the sky, both at night and during the day. He will talk about relative distances of celestial objects, constellations, the moon, artificial satellites and tracking the path of the sun throughout the year. Jim’s dad, an Air Force  navigator, got him interested in the sky when he was a teenager living in England.

 

AAAP was started in 1962 so has 50+ years of providing hands-on experiences to enhance members understanding of the astrophysical universe. It manages an observatory located in Washington-Crossing Park in Titusville that has viewing open to the public every clear Friday evening from April 5th to October 25, 2019.

 

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