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March Happenings at the Franklin Township Public Library

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The library will be closed on March 30, 2018.

Adult & Teen Programming Highlights for the month of March: 


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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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be providing Free In-Person Tax Preparation to individuals at the library duing the months of February, March and April.  Assistance is by appointment only.  Call 908-541-5710 for an appointment.

Adult Highlights: 

Movie Matinees: Fridays, 3/2, 3/16—2PM

(3/2) LBJ (2017) Rated  R.  1 hour 38 minutes.
(3/16) Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Rated PG-13.  1 hour 54 minutes. 

Knitting for Beginners: Sundays, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25– 1:30PM
Learn and build your skills in the art of knitting.  Please register for all 4 classes.



Health Screenings: Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure: Monday, 3/5- 2-3:30PM
Nurses from St Peter’s University Hospital will conduct screenings.  Fasting is not required.  Drop-ins welcome.

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman’s Mobile Office: Thursday, 3/8—4-7PM
If you are having problems with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration, Social Security, the VA, Medicare, Medicaid or any other Federal Agency, Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman may be able to assist. Her staff will be holding office hours.

NJ Makers Day: Saturday, 3/10—10AM-noon(Franklin Park Branch)  1:30-4PM (Main Library)  
This year, activities will involve programming robots, making dog and cat toys, quilting, button making, building with straws and connectors, and more! 

Book Club: Second Saturdays, 3/10—11-12:30PM
Join us for a discussion of A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.  Copies available at Reference Desk.

Your African American Roots: Tuesday, 3/13 –7PM                            
Local genealogist Gene Armstead, Jr. will review the nature of Genealogy research, specifically for individuals of African-American descent. 

Ireland: Tea, Food & Folklore: Thursday, 3/13 –2PM
Join tea expert and historian Judith Krall-Russo and learn about this enchanted land - Ireland.

ID Theft: Wednesday, 3/14 –7PM (Franklin Park Branch)
Learn techniques and resources for preventing identity theft.  Outsmart the hackers!

Garden State: Where Ideas Grow: Monday, 3/19 -7PM
Join Linda Barth for a discussion of what makes New Jersey the state where ideas grow. 

Become a Voluntary Literacy Tutor: Tuesday, 3/20 –6PM
Attend an information session to learn more about becoming a tutor.  Training is available.

Meditation for Beginners: Wednesday, 3/21-7PM
Come try a guided mindfulness meditation session to reduce stress and calm your mind. 

Concert: Charlie Zahm & Tad Marks (Irish) —Sunday, 3/25 2-3PM
Come enjoy an Irish concert with baritone Charlie Zahm and fiddler Tad Marks.

Teen Highlights:  

Robot Races: Thursday, 3/15 - 7PM
Drive and code you way through various obstacle courses using our Sphero robots.

Learn to make Fondant Cupcake Decorations: Thursday, 3/29 - 7PM
Learn to make basic (and cute!) fondant objects and critters used to decorate cupcakes.  All baking skill levels welcome.  Experienced teen volunteers will be there to assist those new to fondant and cupcake decorating. Rescheduled from January.

Free SAT Practice Test: Saturday, 3/31 - 11AM
Presented by C2Education of Bridgewater.  Register online starting  March 10th.

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