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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:
Thursday, Sep. 24, 6:00 PM
This mediation class is pre-recorded by the speaker, Anjali Joshi. The link to the video will be posted on this event calendar description no later than 15 minutes before the start time of the program listing. She has provided a description of the program in her words: 

Click on the dates below to watch the videos:

Thursday, July 2    
Thursday, July 9
Thursday, July 23
Thursday, July 30
Thursday, August 6
Thursday, August 20
Thursday, August 27
Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 10

"This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. The purpose of these meditations is to foster our sense of connection within and to others. We will practice some tools to regain our balance of mind and bodies. Research shows that practicing meditation as a skill can help to manage anxiety, stress, and worry. We will practice some skills in compassion and mindfulness meditation to help us cultivate our capacities of friendliness, strength, wisdom, calm, kindness and balance."
Saturday, Sep. 26
One of our staff members will read a children's storybook on video; a new file will be uploaded to our Event Calendar on Saturdays.
Click link below to watch the latest video. 

https://www.cranburypubliclibrary.org/storytimes-online/
Monday, Sep. 28, 3:30 PM
Ages 8 - 19. Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Make new friends! Games will be played over the Chess.com website between attendees. At the same time, all attendees will be signed into the meeting over Zoom video conferencing software. 
The Zoom link will be emailed to all who register with an email address. Those who do not already have a free chess.com account should create one before the meeting -- please follow this link to sign up. 

Some meetings (the dates are soon to be listed on the event calendar) will include a guest instructor --  an advanced chess player with decades of experience: 

Brendan Prawdzik
Captain, 1996-97: Cherry Hill East Chess Club, New Jersey State Champions in 1996 and Co-champions in 1997
Specializes in teaching positional play that focuses on space and movement rather than the accumulation of pieces.  Will discuss three positional principles to change the level of your game.
 
Monday, Sep. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a discussion about literature!  The topics below are very general and are just a spark to get the discussion started. Participants must register and provide an email address.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent by email 15 minutes prior to the discussion. 

August - Great books you read this summer
September - Books you've read multiple times
October - Scary stories
November - Good books to give as gifts
December - Memoirs you would recommend
Wednesday, Sep. 30, 1:00 PM
” You are special and important just because of being who you are.” Best-selling children’s book author Todd Parr wants every kid to feel just how special they truly are, and that’s why we’re celebrating #BeWhoYouAreDay on September 30. Please join us in some (or all!) of the ways to celebrate the kids in your life, as they continue to navigate an ever-changing world around them, while discovering and celebrating who they are! Just visit the website below for a link to a special live event on the 30th, plus all kinds of #BeWhoYouAreDay fun stuff!
Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:00 PM
This mediation class is pre-recorded by the speaker, Anjali Joshi. The link to the video will be posted on this event calendar description no later than 15 minutes before the start time of the program listing. She has provided a description of the program in her words: 

Click on the dates below to watch the videos:

Thursday, July 2    
Thursday, July 9
Thursday, July 23
Thursday, July 30
Thursday, August 6
Thursday, August 20
Thursday, August 27
Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 10

"This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. The purpose of these meditations is to foster our sense of connection within and to others. We will practice some tools to regain our balance of mind and bodies. Research shows that practicing meditation as a skill can help to manage anxiety, stress, and worry. We will practice some skills in compassion and mindfulness meditation to help us cultivate our capacities of friendliness, strength, wisdom, calm, kindness and balance."
Thursday, Oct. 1, 7:00 p.m.
John Lennon would have celebrated his 80th birthday on October 9th 2020. The 40th anniversary of his murder will be on December 8th 2020. Paul Groom discusses who was the real John Lennon and what were his lasting contributions. 
Saturday, Oct. 3
One of our staff members will read a children's storybook on video; a new file will be uploaded to our Event Calendar on Saturdays.
Click link below to watch the latest video. 

https://www.cranburypubliclibrary.org/storytimes-online/
Monday, Oct. 5, 3:30 PM
Ages 8 - 19. Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Make new friends! Games will be played over the Chess.com website between attendees. At the same time, all attendees will be signed into the meeting over Zoom video conferencing software. 
The Zoom link will be emailed to all who register with an email address. Those who do not already have a free chess.com account should create one before the meeting -- please follow this link to sign up. 

Some meetings (the dates are soon to be listed on the event calendar) will include a guest instructor --  an advanced chess player with decades of experience: 

Brendan Prawdzik
Captain, 1996-97: Cherry Hill East Chess Club, New Jersey State Champions in 1996 and Co-champions in 1997
Specializes in teaching positional play that focuses on space and movement rather than the accumulation of pieces.  Will discuss three positional principles to change the level of your game.
 
ONLINE Spinning Yarn
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Join us in the Gambino Room for an hour.of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation.  All levels welcome.  


At this time the event is full.  Email Heidi at bloomleeds@cranburypubliclibrary.org to request to be on the waiting list.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m.

All members of the community are invited to 

meet the candidates for Township Committee.
 

Join Zoom Meeting  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85938173909

 

Meeting ID: 859 3817 3909

One tap mobile  +19292056099,,85938173909# US (New York)

 

 

Hosted by the Woman’s Club of Cranbury in Partnership with Cranbury Public Library.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:00 PM
This mediation class is pre-recorded by the speaker, Anjali Joshi. The link to the video will be posted on this event calendar description no later than 15 minutes before the start time of the program listing. She has provided a description of the program in her words: 

Click on the dates below to watch the videos:

Thursday, July 2    
Thursday, July 9
Thursday, July 23
Thursday, July 30
Thursday, August 6
Thursday, August 20
Thursday, August 27
Thursday, September 3
Thursday, September 10

"This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. The purpose of these meditations is to foster our sense of connection within and to others. We will practice some tools to regain our balance of mind and bodies. Research shows that practicing meditation as a skill can help to manage anxiety, stress, and worry. We will practice some skills in compassion and mindfulness meditation to help us cultivate our capacities of friendliness, strength, wisdom, calm, kindness and balance."
Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00 p.m.
Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm and take place in the Library’s Thomas Gambino Room.  Any changes are announced in advance.   Agendas are posted the Monday before the meeting here.
Saturday, Oct. 10
One of our staff members will read a children's storybook on video; a new file will be uploaded to our Event Calendar on Saturdays.
Click link below to watch the latest video. 

https://www.cranburypubliclibrary.org/storytimes-online/
Monday, Oct. 12, 3:30 PM
Ages 8 - 19. Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Make new friends! Games will be played over the Chess.com website between attendees. At the same time, all attendees will be signed into the meeting over Zoom video conferencing software. 
The Zoom link will be emailed to all who register with an email address. Those who do not already have a free chess.com account should create one before the meeting -- please follow this link to sign up. 

Some meetings (the dates are soon to be listed on the event calendar) will include a guest instructor --  an advanced chess player with decades of experience: 

Brendan Prawdzik
Captain, 1996-97: Cherry Hill East Chess Club, New Jersey State Champions in 1996 and Co-champions in 1997
Specializes in teaching positional play that focuses on space and movement rather than the accumulation of pieces.  Will discuss three positional principles to change the level of your game.
 
Monday, Oct. 12, 6:30 PM
Join a Museum Educator -- from The Museum of the American Revolution -- for an exciting look at the Museum’s newest exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters and get a virtual peek at artifacts that tell their stories. This experience also includes a tour of the virtual exhibition as well as a Q&A session. Below is more info about the exhibit. The enitre program will take place over the Zoom video platform (those who register will receive a Zoom invitation before the program). 

Millions of American women were granted the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But did you know that more than a century earlier, women legally held the right to vote in New Jersey? In a groundbreaking new exhibition, the Museum of the American Revolution will explore the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters — and examine the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807. Featuring original objects including textiles, works of art, and newly-discovered poll lists highlighting women voters from the period, the exhibition will bring to life the forgotten stories of the women who first pioneered the vote and became role models for women’s suffragists two generations later.
ONLINE Great Decisio
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m.

Discuss the most critical foreign policy issues facing America today.  Watch a half-hour documentary on the topic prior to the meeting. At 7:00 an online discussion will be conducted using Zoom.  Participants must register and provide an email address.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent by email 15 minutes prior to the discussion.  

More information on the topics can be found on the Great Decisions Website
2020 Topics
April- Red Sea Security (Video 3)
May- Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (Video 4)
June - U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle (Video 5)
July - China’s Road into Latin America (Video 6)
September  - The Philippines and the U.S. (Video 7)
October - Artificial Intelligence and Data (Video 8)

Click this link to attend the Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82824988049
Meeting ID: 828 2498 8049
 +19292056099,,82824988049# US (New York)

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 PM
On Wednesday, October 14 @ 6:30 PM, the Cranbury Public Library will host a virtual program (over the Zoom plaform), regarding new rules for voting in NJ for the upcoming General Election. This program is brought to you by The League of Women Voters of East Windsor/Hightstown.  

 
Thursday, Oct. 15, 6:00 - 6:45 PM
This mediation class is a live program, presented by the speaker and meditation leader, Anjali Joshi. She has provided a description of the program in her words: 

"This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. The purpose of these meditations is to foster our sense of connection within and to others. We will practice some tools to regain our balance of mind and bodies. Research shows that practicing meditation as a skill can help to manage anxiety, stress, and worry. We will practice some skills in compassion and mindfulness meditation to help us cultivate our capacities of friendliness, strength, wisdom, calm, kindness and balance."
Saturday, Oct. 17
One of our staff members will read a children's storybook on video; a new file will be uploaded to our Event Calendar on Saturdays.
Click link below to watch the latest video. 

https://www.cranburypubliclibrary.org/storytimes-online/
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