April Happenings at FTPL

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The Library will be closed on April 1, 2018.

Adult & Teen Programming Highlights for the month of April: 


Visit the event calendar on the Library's website for information about ongoing chess, writing groups, monthly open mic, jewelry instruction, yoga and ESL groups. Register for events for all ages via the event calendar or by calling the Library during regular business hours.

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The Library has a new museum pass to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA.  The pass can be checked out at the Reference Desk and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The pass provides admission to 2 adults and 4 youth (6-17). Children 5 and under are always free. 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will continue providing Free In-Person Tax Preparation to individuals at the library through April 18.  Assistance is by appointment only.  Call 908-541-5710 for an appointment.

Adult Highlights: 

Movie Matinees
Fridays, 4/6, 4/20—2PM

(4/6) Darkest Hour  (2017) Rated  PG-13.  2 hours 5 minutes.
(4/20) The Greatest Showman (2017) Rated PG.  1 hour 45 minutes. 



Art of Effective Communication
Tuesday, 4/10—10:15AM—12:45PM

Join trainer Jan Goodman to learn and develop new strategies for communicating more effectively.

Advanced Directive Panel
Wednesday, 4/11—7PM

Come learn about advance care planning and why it is important from a panel of experts. 

Gardening in Small Spaces
Wednesday, 4/11 7PM
(Franklin Park Branch After-Hours Program) 

Lorna Fletcher from the Master Gardeners of Somerset County will discuss gardening in small spaces.

Second Saturdays Book Club
Saturday, 4/14—11-12:30PM

Join us for a discussion of Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.  Copies available at Reference Desk.

Concert: Marc Berger And the RIDE Band
Sunday, 4/15 2-3PM

Inspired by Marc Berger’s lifelong love affair with the American West, his current release, RIDE, presents cinematic recordings capturing the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche.

Create a Dynamic Job Portfolio
Tuesday, 4/17 —10:15AM—12:45PM

Learn how to present yourself as a complete package to an employer by using a resume and a portfolio.

Concert: Gaynel Hodge with Quiet Storm
Wednesday, 4/18—7PM

Gaynel Hodge, 81-year old doo wop music legend, will be performing a historic concert.

Antique Appraisal
Sunday, 4/22 1-3PM

Have your antique appraised by certified antiques and estate appraiser Alan G. Snyder.   Please limit to 1-2 items.

Estate Planning
Monday, 4/23—7PM

Learn everything you need to know about estate planning from Elder Law Attorney Victor Medina.

Mastering the Interview
Tuesday, 4/24 -10:15AM—12:45PM

Explore how to prepare for an interview, second interviews, testing and shadowing as well as effective follow-up.

Go Wish—Cards and Conversation
Wednesday, 4/25—3-4PM

Come play the game “Go Wish,” a game that helps participants prioritize their end of life wishes.

Langston Hughes
Monday, 4/30—7PM

Keith Henley from the American Historical Theatre will portray Langston Hughes, a Harlem Renaissance poet.

Teen Highlights:  

Cooking-how-to: April Fool-afels!

Wednesday, 4/4 - 7PM
Learn to make baked falafel and homemade hummus.  Plus, we’ll have lots of fixings for you to try: pita bread, ful mudammas, tahini suace, and more! Yum!

Remix-a-lot: GarageBand Workshop
Monday, 4/16- 7PM
We’ll practice combining digital musical instruments, GarageBand loops, and microphone recordings to create one-of-a-kind remixes.

Pizza and Poetry
Thursday, 4/26 - 7PM
Join us for a night of homemade pizza and poetry in honor of National Poetry Month.  Teens are invited to perform their favorite poems—free verse, haiku, original, classic, even bad poetry are welcome!  

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