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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:
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Senior Beginner Cell
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 13, 11:00am
Join us for a beginner cell phone and internet class! Learn all about the uses of your phone, detect scams, and become more comfortable with your devices! This class and discussion is sponsored by the Gardens at Monroe and facilitated by Kat Verdi and Dean Klimek. Located in Meeting Room 3.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2:00pm-2:45pm
The goal of this session is to balance body and mind wellness along with cultivating qualities like resilience, presence, and compassion.

A meditation session will start with 5 minutes of relaxation practices followed by 20 minutes of mindful movements and end with 20 minutes of mindful compassion meditation practice.

Anyone, who would like to practice being present, calm, and centered are welcome to join.

This session will take place in Meeting Room 2
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Pawns Pathways at CP
Cranbury Public Library
Friday, Jun. 14, 3:30 pm
Breaking News!
Cranbury Public Library will now host its newest iteration of the Chess Club on alternating Friday afternoons!
Beginning January 12th, we're hosting lessons facilitated by local nonprofit, Pawns Pathways!






 
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Tween & Teen Craftin
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jun. 17, 5:00 p.m. (June 3 & 17, 5 p.m.)

Join us for a tween & teen Pride Month crafting hour!

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Spinning Yarns
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:30pm
Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome. This workshop will be in Meeting Room 1.

The June 18th meeting of Spining Yarns will be held in Meeting Room 3. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Wednesday, Jun. 19, 1:30pm
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Meeting Room 3.

Upcoming 2024 Meetings:
Wednesday, March 20 at 1:30pm
Discussing: Blood and Ink by Joe Pompeo
Wednesday, April 17 at 1:30pm
Discussing: Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
Wednesday, May 15 at 1:30pm
Discussing: Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See
Wednesday, June 19 at 1:30pm
Discussing: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng


 
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Wild Women of the Bl
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Jun. 20, 2pm
The true pioneers of American music were women! Against a backdrop of oppression and segregation
in the post slavery era, musical artists Ida Cox, Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holliday, and Bessie
Smith (to name a few), were not only great entertainers, but unapologetically honest with their
sometimes bawdy or controversial lyrics. These singers inspired fearlessness and authenticity, while thrilling crowds
across America.

In celebration of Juneteenth, join us for this performance of select songs from these ladies’ 1920s and
30's catalogs. Attendees will also learn about the conditions and lifestyle these women endured in order to bring the Blues to the greater public, as well as how the Blues transformed over time. The performers will also share a few of their own original contemporary Blues songs and discuss how the early Blues women still inspire music today—almost 100 years later!

Sponsored by the Cranbury Public Library Foundation

Meeting Rooms 1&2
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Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 11:00am
Learn all about how to use your iPhone or iPad!  In this workshop, we will have an open forum for any troubles you might encounter with the iPhone. In previous sessions, we dicussed the camera, security measures, and data storage. Beginner to intermediate experience with an iPhone is suggested. 

This workshop will be held in Meeting Room 1. 
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CPL Cinemates Film C
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 6:00 p.m.
Calling all cinephiles! Join us for the CPL Cinemates Film Club, a monthly club focused on the appreciation and analysis of movies. *Beginning in July 2024, our meetings will switch to the THIRD MONDAY of every month to screen a film and share an educational and open-minded discussion about the film and its related topics. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jun. 24, 7:00pm
Discuss your recent reads with fellow bibliophiles. This discussion group promises thought-provoking and engaging discourse. Meets the 4th Monday of the month in Meeting Room 3.
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Author Talk: Mary An
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 11am
Loving a Pet and Preparing for Loss

Following the loss of her beloved dog, local author, Mary Ann Cavallaro (RN/ MBA/Hospice Volunteer), channeled her grief into writing and published the book Letters to Mochi.

Letters to Mochi is a series of memories and thoughts about humans and animals written to a beloved departed pet against a background of travel adventures in the Southwest, Alaska, East Coast and Japan. It discusses animal communication and spiritual connection.

This presentation is for anyone who has loved an animal friend. Mary Ann will also share her tips on handling grief after the loss of a beloved pet and preparing for loss for those with senior pets.
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Pride Month Screenin
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Jun. 25, 6:00 pm
A screening of Rustin (2023) with an accompanying discussion facilitated by a member of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Friday, Jun. 28, 3:30 pm

Breaking News!
Cranbury Public Library will now host its newest iteration of the Chess Club on alternating Friday afternoons!
Beginning January 12th, we're hosting lessons facilitated by local nonprofit, Pawns Pathways!

 

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Caregiver Support Gr
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 11:00am
There are different types of caregivers and ALL are welcomed. This is a judgment free safe place to share, to learn and/or to just listen. It’s a place of love, empathy and respect. It is a place to share the triumphs, the challenges, the disappointments, the accomplishments or simply a place to vent and reset ourselves so we can carry on one day at a time. Stress - free, safe environment respectful of everybody's level of comfort and pace of engagement.

Kat welcomes you with open arms! Kat Verdi is a Certified Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Trainer. She serves as a sound referral resource for anyone caring for a loved one. Her mission are the “3E’s” - to Educate, Empower and Encourage caregivers.

This support group will take place in Meeting Room 3. 
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Senior Social Hour
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jul. 8, 1:00pm
Join us for the first Senior Social Hour! For our first meeting, we will be having a Super Duper Bingo Event! Win prizes, share stories, meet new people, and have a great time! 

Located in Meeting Room 1 + 2.

Facilitated by Kat Verdi and sponsored by The Gardens at Monroe.
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Great Decisions Fore
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 9, 3:00-4:30pm
Meets the Second Tuesday of the month in Meeting Room 1. Video and discussion to follow. Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Book available for checkout at the Cranbury Public Library.

Topics Include:

Mideast Realignment
Climate Technology and Competition
Science Across Borders
U.S. -China Trade Rivalry
NATO’s Future
Understanding Indonesia
High Seas Treaty
Pandemic Preparedness
 
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Senior Beginner Cell
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 11, 11:00am
Join us for a beginner cell phone and internet class! Learn all about the uses of your phone, detect scams, and become more comfortable with your devices! This class and discussion is sponsored by the Gardens at Monroe and facilitated by Kat Verdi and Dean Klimek. Located in Meeting Room 3.
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Summertime Recipes f
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Jul. 11, 6:30pm
Do you have a garden and an abundance of summertime veggies? Do you enjoy the Garden State's fresh summer produce? Join us for this cooking demo by NJVeg and Plant Based Planet. Attendees will learn to make delicious recipes with the vegetables growing in your own garden.

Potential Allergens.

Sponsored by the Cranbury Public Library Foundation
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CPL Cinemates Film C
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Jul. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Calling all cinephiles! Join us for the CPL Cinemates Film Club, a monthly club focused on the appreciation and analysis of movies. *Beginning in July 2024, our meetings will switch to the THIRD MONDAY of every month to screen a film and share an educational and open-minded discussion about the film and its related topics. 
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Spinning Yarns
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 6:30pm
Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome. This workshop will be in Meeting Room 1.

The June 18th meeting of Spining Yarns will be held in Meeting Room 3. 
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