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!
Construction of the new library is moving along on schedule. In June and July, we saw the first steps in preparing the construction site. The footings were prepared and poured in August. This month look for continued foundation work so that framing can begin in October. By the end of November, the roof should be on and the major outside work finished in December. Interior work will begin in January with the installation of electric and HVAC systems. Dry wall will be installed in February, interior lighting in March, interior finishes and casework in April and final mechanical and electric in May. That leaves June for the final landscaping and exterior lighting. And finally, we have a library!
Of course, we will still need some time to move in our furniture and books. I’ve already begun to work on furnishings so look for a grand opening next summer! What a celebration we will have on Cranbury Day 2022 - in our NEW LIBRARY!
Classes for Youth
Girls Who STEAM Virtual Slime Workshop Monday, September 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Learn to make galaxy slime, magnetic slime, and glow in the dark slime! Registered participants can pick up their kits at the Cranbury Public Library prior to the event. All materials will be included in the kit. This workshop is designed for participants who identify as female ages 9-13. Register here! The Zoom link will be provided a few days before the workshop!
Outside and in person!
Wednesday morning live, outdoor Storytime continues (weather permitting)through September at 11:00 on the library steps. There will be stories, songs, finger-plays, and fun for everyone! Please wear a mask and stay at least three feet apart. Register here.
Chess Club 2.0 For Kids and Teens!
Mondays at 3:30 p.m.
Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Meetings are led by a guest instructor. Check out ourEvents Calendarto see club meeting dates, further information and to register. Online registration including an email address is required. Ages 8 - 19.
Online Classes for Adults
Senior Tech Talk (virtually)
Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn a new skill or explore a technology that you have never used before. This virtual workshop explores general technology needs. Be prepared to ask questions on your specific technology! Register here. Call the library and ask for Dean, if you have any trouble!
A Parent’s Guide on How to Pay For College
Tuesday, September 28
at 7:00 p.m.
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. Register here.
Online Meditation Live!
Thursday, September 16 at 6:00 p.m.
This mediation class is a live program presented by the meditation leader, Anjali Joshi. This meditation session is for everyone – beginner or pro. Register here.
Learn how to use our online catalog, download digital materials, and more! Call the library (609-722-6992) and ask for Dean. Click here for help with Zoom.
Listen to Cranbury Podcasts
Cranbury residents Heather Keltz Scott & Gale Scott want to help you know your neighbors. Sure, you know your neighbors. But how much do you really know about them? On Know Thy Neighbors, get to know the interesting people of Cranbury, NJ. Listen here!
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