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:
Saturday, May. 27
Monday, May. 29
Wednesday, May. 31, 4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, April 6, 20, 27, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14)
After-school craft/STEM activites for K-3. 
Friday, Jun. 2, 10-12 (Fridays, 10-12)
Don't worry about cleaning up your house. Organize a playdate at the library! Anytime between 10-12 on Fridays. Books, toys, music and sometimes a craft-kit. The children's librarian can pick out some books for you to take home while you play! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers welcome with caregiver.
Friday, Jun. 2, 6:30
Cranbury Press Editor Mike Morsch will discuss his three-volume set The Vinyl Dialogs, Stacks of Wax/Vol. II, and Dropping the Needle/Vol. III: stories behind memorable albums of the 1970s as told by the artists. Each book includes interviews with various artists including Stevie Van Zandt, Hall & Oates, the Doobie Brothers, David Knopfler, Billy Joel, Art Garfunkel, and many more.  This is an opportunity to hear about many esteemed artists from one of rock's classic eras.  Mike will also have copies of The Vinyl Dialogs: Stacks of Wax available for purchase. 
Tuesday, Jun. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.
 
Wednesday, Jun. 7, 4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, April 6, 20, 27, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14)
After-school craft/STEM activites for K-3. 
Thursday, Jun. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to edit and enhance your photos using available apps on your tablet.
Thursday, Jun. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Library Board meetings are open to the public and held the second Thursday of each month.  Agendas are posted in the library and on the library Website at CranburyPublicLibrary.org.
Friday, Jun. 9, 10-12 (Fridays, 10-12)
Don't worry about cleaning up your house. Organize a playdate at the library! Anytime between 10-12 on Fridays. Books, toys, music and sometimes a craft-kit. The children's librarian can pick out some books for you to take home while you play! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers welcome with caregiver.
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays, April 6, 20, 27, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14)
After-school craft/STEM activites for K-3. 
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Local resident Bob Kane will teach how he uses a unique recycling process to entice bald eagles onto his property for photographs. A slide show will accompany his presentation. 
Friday, Jun. 16, 10-12 (Fridays, 10-12)
Don't worry about cleaning up your house. Organize a playdate at the library! Anytime between 10-12 on Fridays. Books, toys, music and sometimes a craft-kit. The children's librarian can pick out some books for you to take home while you play! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers welcome with caregiver.
Saturday, Jun. 17
Begins June 17 and runs through August 4. 

This year's theme is Build a Better World, and we'll have events and projects like learning about endangered animals, seeing guide dogs in-training, and building Lego Minecraft! Try your hand at artistic upcycling or help grow our Skeet's Sky Scrapers, boys versus girls, but working together to help fill Skeet's Pantry through the summer months. Stop in anytime and work with one of our pop-up craft or building stations. Ask for help finding a good book, movie, or game to borrow from the library!

Remember to keep learning all summer!
Saturday, Jun. 17, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The Cranbury Business Association, and this year the library, will sponser a super-cool Truck-a-Thon in the Cranbury School parking lot!  From 10-1 p.m. Admission is $3.00 for children, $5.00 for adults unaccompanied by a child, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS get in free! 

A variety of vehicles will be on hand to explore up close. You might even get to or toot a horn or sound a siren! Then come into the library to borrow some books about your favorite truck or car.  Enter to win a Lego Ice Cream Truck or a Duplo Police Station! Pick up your entry form at the front table! From 10-1 p.m. Admission is $3.00 for children, $5.00 for adults unaccompanied by a child, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS get in free!

You can also take this opportunity to sign-up for this year's summer reading enrichment, BUILD A BETTER WORLD in the library. You'll be all ready to learn and build and enjoy summer 2017!
 
Monday, Jun. 19, 7:00

BEYOND STANDING ROCK takes a close-up look at the controversy on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The film investigates the collision of energy development and tribal rights/sovereignty. BEYOND STANDING ROCK explores these issues through three different tribal stories: The Dakota Access Pipeline (Standing Rock Sioux), the Southern Ute Tribe energy development, and a coalition of tribes in the Four Corners region, fighting for control over the Bears Ears National Monument.

Former Cranbury resident Leigh Paterson, a reporter for Inside Energy who produced and narrated the film, will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation in the Cranbury School Large Group Room.

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.
 
Wednesday, Jun. 21, 1:30 p.m.
New members always welcome! To see what we are reading go to Cranbury Public Library Book chat on Goodreads.  
 
Thursday, Jun. 22, 1:00 p.m.
Children will be introduced to animals that are listed as threatened and endangered species within the state and learn what those terms mean. They will learn why many animal populations are on the decline and brainstorm ways to prevent further decline in each species. The children will also learn about the most significant causes to species decline such as habitat loss, poaching, pollution, pesticide misuse, etc. Kids will also come up with ways in which they can help animal populations by making small but significant changes in their everyday lives. This program will be in the school cafeteria. Enter through the library. 

While young children will enjoy seeing the animals, this program is geared for grades 3-6!
 
Friday, Jun. 23, 10-12 (Fridays, 10-12)
Don't worry about cleaning up your house. Organize a playdate at the library! Anytime between 10-12 on Fridays. Books, toys, music and sometimes a craft-kit. The children's librarian can pick out some books for you to take home while you play! Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers welcome with caregiver.