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:
Monday, Jan. 21
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
The Evening Book Discussion Group will be meeting next on Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. New members are always welcome! Check our website for the latest book being discussed.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Conversation Café
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Lets have a conversation about literature.  What goes into evaluating literature?  What do you look for in "great" literature?

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

 

Saturday, Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Chess Club
Monday, Jan. 28, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mondays at 3:30 PM (subject to change due to library closings; see online event calendar for details).

Learn to play chess through instruction and practice by playing against other club members. 
No need to bring your own chess boards or pieces.
 
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, in the 1870’s, a band of criminals failed in an attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from his tomb in Springfield, IL. Historical Lecturer Michael Jesberger will present a program on this strange and often overlooked story of our 16th President.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Backyard Birds
Saturday, Feb. 2, 11:00 a.m.
Get ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count!  Cranbury resident Kathy Easton will tell you about the  Audubon Society's Great Backyard Bird Count and how each of you can participate in your own back yard.  She'll have her scope to help you identify local birds. This program is for all ages.
Put On Your Writings
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2;00 PM
Poetry, short story development and more! Writing workshops for literary minds, grades 2 to 3.

In these times, when STEM programs for children are (understandly) given great emphasis, reading and writing education can languish, however critical to a child's education development. Join us for this free program, organized in association with the Helene Cody Foundation (held on the first Saturdays of the month at the Cranbury Public Library). 

 
Chess Club
Monday, Feb. 4, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mondays at 3:30 PM (subject to change due to library closings; see online event calendar for details).

Learn to play chess through instruction and practice by playing against other club members. 
No need to bring your own chess boards or pieces.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Friday, Feb. 8, 6.00 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, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
Monday, Feb. 11, 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). 
Chess Club
Monday, Feb. 11, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mondays at 3:30 PM (subject to change due to library closings; see online event calendar for details).

Learn to play chess through instruction and practice by playing against other club members. 
No need to bring your own chess boards or pieces.
 
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:00 PM

Come join us as we learn the basics of greeting card making using rubber stamped images, interesting folding and layering techniques to create Valentine’s Day cards This is a hands on class where you'll use various tools to create one-of a kind cards.

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

The discussion will use the Conversation Cafe method.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 10:30 a.m.
All ages welcome for stories and fun!
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