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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:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2pm

Emergencies and natural disasters can happen fast. Community and household preparation can be invaluable in the face of a natural disaster.  Learn about risks and disaster preparedness strategies to keep Cranbury and your household safe.

Presented by FEMA representative, Recovery and Public Assistance Division, Walt Zeigler.

This program will be approximately 60-90 minutes, including time for Q&A.

Meeting Rooms 1&2.

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Spinning Yarns
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30pm
Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome. This workshop will be held in Meeting Room 2. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 5, 10:30am-11:15am
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 3. 
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Pallet Sign Painting
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2pm
Add a little farmhouse touch when welcoming people to your home with this pallet sign painting workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to make a 12x16 pallet sign to decorate your porch, mantle, or kitchen.

Meeting Rooms 1&2
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Cranbury Public Library
Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Still Life Contemplations

Original Oil Paintings by Lori Langsner


Join us for a Meet the Artist Reception featuring Lori Langsner!

 

Still life painting provides a rich opportunity for Lori Langsne as an artist to hone my style and be mindful.  I have brought the focus back to my oil painting after retiring from teaching art in the NYC Public School system in 2014. I prefer to be one with nature, painting “en plein air” during the spring and summer months, and then focusing on still life compositions in the studio allowing for a different kind of contemplation.  Many of the paintings you’re seeing have been done both in my studio and in classes taken at The Arts Council of Princeton and classes I have taught at the West Windsor Arts Council.


While viewing my paintings, quietly contemplate them at first; notice the subject, the composition, the light and shadows, color and texture. Hopefully, all of your senses can be awakened, as we might not get to fully experience in our busy daily lives.

Located in the Gallery Space.

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Maker Monday
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Oct. 9, 6:00pm
Learn how to solder! In this workshop, participants will solder a Jitterbug! This kit is designed for beginners. Watch your Jitterbug buzz, skitter, and come to life! The workshop will run roughly 1 hour depending on skill level. 

Located in the Makerspace
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Understanding Wills
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Oct. 9, 6:00pm
Making an estate plan is a big and important step; a step that no one should take without being informed. Adam Rubin, an American Academy of Estate Planning Attorney who will host a presentation on Understanding Wills & Trusts.


Meeting Room 1
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Candidates’ Ni
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7:00pm
Candidate's Night will be hosted on Zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom Link. 
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Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 12, 7:00pm
The monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held in library meeting room 3.
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Caregiver Support Gr
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 10:15am
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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Great Decisions Fore
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 3:00pm-4:30pm

Meets the Second Tuesday of the month in Meeting Room 1. Video at 6:30 and program following. Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Book available for checkout at the Cranbury Public Library.

Potential Discussion Topics Include:

Energy Geopolitics
War Crimes
Chine and the U.S.
Economic Warfare
Politics in Latin America
Global Famine
Iran at a Crossroads
Climate Migration

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Spinning Yarns
Cranbury Public Library
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30pm
Enjoy an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome. This workshop will be in Meeting Room 1.
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Cranbury Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1:30pm
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Meeting Room 3. There will be NO MEETING December 2023.
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Interpreting Your La
Cranbury Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:00-3:00pm
This program will empower individuals to take a proactive role in managing their health and understanding their medical lab values, while ultimately contributing to better healthcare outcome.




This workshop will be held in Meeting Room 1. 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Author and researcher Keng C. Wu will give a lecture on The New Frontiers in Biomedicine. Learn about this fascinating topic and the latest scientific developments. This presentation attempts to point out the driving force of changes from a more fundamental, and a new, angle – Magnetic force at the molecular level.

 

Meeting Room 1+2
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10am
Meets the third Thursday of the month in Meeting Room 2.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 10:30am-11:15am
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 3. 
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Prostate Health and
Cranbury Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 19, 11:30am

Prostate Health Awarenes helps people learn about prostate cancer and support those who are affected. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. In 2022, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 268,490 new cases and about 34,500 deaths from prostate cancer. Presented by Rayan Moulton from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.



Meeting Room 1
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Basket Weaving Works
Cranbury Public Library
Friday, Oct. 20, 2:00pm
Basket weaving is possibly the oldest and most widespread craft in the world. Learn the traditional craft of basket weaving in this hands-on workshop taught by Steven Carty of Pinelands Basketry. All participants will make their own baskets using native New Jersey materials that have been sustainably foraged.

In this workshop, participants will be making doorknob baskets. These small baskets can be hung from a doorknob or hook and filled with seasonal foliage as a natural way to decorate your home and add a farmhouse or cozy cottage touch to your decor.

Steven Carty's baskets are inspired from the land where he gathers these wild materials--the creeks, forests, and shores of South Jersey. Steven Carty has been featured in the documentary The Pine Barrens now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Workshop for ages 8-88. Space is limited. Registration required.

This program will take place in Meeting Rooms 1&2.
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iPhone 101 Basics
Cranbury Public Library
Monday, Oct. 23, 11:00am
Learn all about how to use your iPhone or iPad!  In this workshop, we discuss a new feature of 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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