Cranbury Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. Online Via Zoom
The October Newsletter can be accessed now! Explore our new workshops and events for all ages!
We’d like to welcome you all to our new and improved Website. You’ll find this website to be easier to navigate, fun to use, and also offered in several languages! With a new library under construction, comes a new website! I’d like to take the time to showcase all of the new resources that we offer. Check out our Digital Library page for all of your electronic content! Throughout the site, we have Book Rivers which highlight all new materials that can be accessed by you with your library card. We are also still providing many of our services even though we are curbside, which include: access to the Cranbury Press, Printing Services, Notary, and Readers Advisory as well. We hope you enjoy the new website just as much as we do and we look forward to all of your engagement!
The Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC) is a statewide community health initiative that provides evidence-based tools and strategies for mayors and community leaders to help their residents achieve healthier lifestyles and to improve overall health and wellness in their communities. The Cranbury MWC hosts a virtual wellness session on the third Wednesday of every month. Join us for the following wellness sessions on Zoom. The Zoom link can be found on the Cranbury Public Library Events calendar and on the township website.
Sep 28, 7:00 p.m. Registration required. Register Online. Explore the complex world of need-based and merit-based financial aid. Get tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships, and learn strategies for lowering your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which will increase your financial aid eligibility. This webinar is recommended for high school families: parents and college-bound students. Zoom Registration: Click here to register on Zoom!
Cranbury Public LibrarySep 22, 11:00 am Registration required. Call — or Register Online. **STORYTIME FOR 9/8/21 IS CANCELLED**Join us every Wednesday morning at 11:00 for a live, outdoor Storytime (weather permitting). There will be stories, songs, finger-plays, and fun for everyone! Please wear a mask and stay at least three feet apart to keep everyone participating safe.
Sep 21, 7:00 PM Join us online for an hour of knitting, crocheting, crafts and conversation. All levels welcome. Email Heidi at email@example.com to request to join the group.
Sep 21, 1:30pm Registration required. Register Online. Join us for a workshop on general technology needs and be prepared to ask questions on how to work your technology! Come and learn a new skill or explore a sense of technology that you have never used before. You may call the library and ask for Dean, if you have any trouble!
Sep 16, 6:00 – 6:45 PM Registration required. Register Online. 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.” Anjali’s Pre-recorded meditation classes are available here on her youtube channel.
Sep 15, 7:00 PM Registration required. Register Online. On September 15th at 7pm, explore a new exercise with us in the fahsion of a Zumba dance session with Erin Santise. Erin is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Strong, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr. as well as Zumbini (an adult and child class great for developing crucial skills and fostering familial bonding.) Zumba is a dance cardio class that utilizes Latin and World rhythms to keep you moving toward a healthier you. Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity class for adults recovery from injury, new to fitness, or with limited mobility. Zumba Gold is a great alternative for Active, aging adults who want to continue making progress toward their health goals Erin’s favorite dance partners and inspiration are her 2 kids and her college sweetheart turned husband. She teaches Zumba for all ages and prides herself on caring for the whole person and whole family. Erin became an instructor as a means to fight her own postpartum depression and bond with her kids. Now she cares for them full time while running her virtual wellness business. To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89214605544?pwd=bGVzV281Z1BscDBRb1dZM1dUWDVaQT09
Cranbury Public LibrarySep 15, 11:00 am Registration required. Call — or Register Online. **STORYTIME FOR 9/8/21 IS CANCELLED**Join us every Wednesday morning at 11:00 for a live, outdoor Storytime (weather permitting). There will be stories, songs, finger-plays, and fun for everyone! Please wear a mask and stay at least three feet apart to keep everyone participating safe.
Sep 14, 6:30 p.m. Registration required. Register Online. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. A video on the topic will be streamed via zoom beginning at 6:30. The discussion will follow at about 7:00 The 2021 topics are listed below. Please register for each each session you plan to attend. July 13 – The two KoreasAugust – 10 The World Health Organization’s response to Covid-19September 14 – The end of globalization?
Sep 13, 4:30pm-5:30pm Registration required. Register Online. Join us on on September 13 from 4:30-5:30 pm for an online slime workshop! Participants can pick up their kits at the Cranbury Public Library prior to the event. The online workshop will go through the process of making galaxy slime, magnetic slime, and glow in the dark slime, where the materials will be included in given kit. This workshop is designed for participants who identify as female ages 9-13. Please make sure to register on EngagedPatrons! You can register on the Girls Who STEAM website as well. The Zoom link will be provided a few days before the workshop!
Cranbury Public LibrarySep 11, 9:00am – 4:00pm September is here and that means Cranbury Day! This year the library will have a table right in front of our temporary pocket library. Stop by to see the plans of our new library being built at 30 Park Place West. Tell us what you want to do in the new library when it opens next year!
Cranbury Public LibrarySep 8, 11:00 am Registration required. Call — or Register Online. **STORYTIME FOR 9/8/21 IS CANCELLED**Join us every Wednesday morning at 11:00 for a live, outdoor Storytime (weather permitting). There will be stories, songs, finger-plays, and fun for everyone! Please wear a mask and stay at least three feet apart to keep everyone participating safe.
September is Library Card Sign Up Month!
New Library Construction Under Way!
Summer Enrichment begins Monday, June 21st! Starting that day, register at http://cranburypl.readsquared.com to begin your journey into Tails and Tales. Earn points by reading, completing missions, and attending a special on-demand event, “Unicorns: Break the Cage!” where you’ll learn about all sorts of incredible animals and explore the science behind what makes them unique. With every 100 points you earn, up to a total of 1000, you’ll win a prize to be picked up curbside at the library. And you’ll automatically be entered in the GRRRand Prize drawing for a Giant Stuffed Tiger to be awarded once Summer Enrichment is complete on September 3rd. For ages 0-17. So, don’t paws to think about it – register starting June 21st, and read with porpoise. You’ll have a whale of a time, we’re not lion!
June 2021 @ Your Library
On Tuesday, June 15 @ 6:30 PM, please join us for a virtual program on the incredible insect summer in store for us. “ Brood X” — the largest and most widely ranging 17 year cicada brood are due and are already emerging. Local resident, Jessica Ware, will give this fun virtual talk. Jessica is the Vice President of the Entomological Society of America & the President of the World Dragonfly Association.
On June 3 at 7 PM join us on Zoom to explore all 4 of Cranbury’s trails: Unami Woods, Reinhardt Preserve, Cranbury Brook Preserve and Pin Oaks. Join us online as we learn about the history and unique properties of each of our beautiful preserves. The link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85223458703?pwd=NXNOSDdVRVhhTEVzaUdtTDFaZUlXdz09 For those that missed the June 3 program above, here is the link to the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIPV4i66kJw On June 12 (was originally scheduled for June 5)we will meet in person for a guided hike at each of Cranbury’s four trails. Trail hikes will take place at 10 and 11AM and 1 and 2PM. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3yEbgYo
In this presentation, antiques expert John Thompson looks at antiques in the light of COVID-19 and explains how to value your treasured items in today’s market. John will then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the seven ways that you can sell your antiques as well as how to get the best value for them. You can register for this and all other programs by visiting our event calendar!
At the April 8th Library Board Meeting, the Library Trustees voted to award the construction contract to J H Williams Enterprises, Incorporated. Award Resolution The lowest bidder, Daskal, withdrew their bid and the Library Board accepted the withdrawal. To see the lowest bid documents go to our Bids Opened page.