the November 9th opening of our new Pocket Library at
30 North Main Street
Cranbury, NJ 08512
From the Director's Desk
The Cranbury Public Library has a new temporary home we are calling the Pocket Library. The Pocket Library will serve the community until our permanent home is built at the end of Park Place West. On November 3rd we will begin moving books and furniture into the first floor of the old Oddfellow Hall at 30 North Main Street. Curbside service will begin there on November 9. (See the hours below.) All the library staff is anxious to get into the new space and begin work there.
I want to thank the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society for allowing us to use the History Center for Curbside Service these last few weeks. We will continue to provide curbside service from there until we are up and running in the Pocket Library on November 9th. We were happy to use this space to be able to get books out to the community.
With the move to the Pocket Library will have all of our collection available, including DVDs. If you are interested in receiving items using curbside pickup you may place a request in one of four ways:
After November 9th we will have phone service again and you will be able to speak directly with staff members during our open hours. Watch our website for the new phone number.
The staff will work to fill your requests and call or text you to set up an appointment for pickup.
As before, all items are to be returned in the bookdrop which will be relocated to the Pocket Library on November 8th. You are welcome to place McCaffrey's receipts in an envelope and deposit those in the bookdrop as well.
The Pocket Library will continue with only curbside service and shorter hours until we are fully organized in the new space. I will monitor the COVID situation, and if circumstances permit, I hope to eventually allow small numbers of the public into the building. Until then, we will see you outside the building and online via Zoom.
Special Online Event
Alexander Hamilton - From Nevis to Weehawken
Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Richard Moody's talk will focus on Hamilton’s upbringing in the Caribbean on Nevis and St Croix, his schooling in New Jersey and New York, and his involvement in many of the Revolutionary War campaigns culminating in the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia. Mr. Moody will also note Hamilton’s many achievements and will end with his dueling death on Weehawken Heights with Aaron Burr. Register online.
New! Tech Talk for Seniors
Zoom Tech Talk for Seniors
Fridays at 1:00 p.m.
Are you a senior citizen who would love to connect with family and friends online? Learn to use free video conferencing software like Zoom. Make a Friday afternoon one-on-one appointment with our technology specialist who will help you " get there " with Zoom. Register to make an appointment today! Appointment slots begin at 1 p.m. and are limited to 30 minutes sessions.
Online Classes for Youth
Chess Club 2.0 For Kids and Teens!
Mondays at at 3:30 p.m.
Learn to play chess, or improve your chess game! Some meetings will include guest instructor Brendan Prawdzik, an advanced chess player with decades of experience. Check out ourEvents Calendar to see club meeting dates, further information and to register. Online registration including an email address is required. Ages 8 - 19.
It's Story Time any time!
We are sharing children's storybooks on video! Links to a new story are uploaded to our Events Calendar each Wednesday and Saturday. Or you can check out our Storytimes Online page for a list of stories you can listen to anytime!
View a special Halloween Story on Saturday morning!
Regular Events Now Online!
Online Meditation Classes
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
This meditation class is for everyone - beginner or pro. The purpose is to foster a sense of connection within and to others. We will practice some tools to regain our balance of mind and bodies, and to manage anxiety, stress, and worry.
Several of the classes are pre-recorded. Go to our Events Calendar for the link to the recording. A live class will be held on November 19. Participants must register online and provide an email address. The Zoom Meeting invitation will be emailed to participants 15 minutes prior to class.
November's book is "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See. Send and email@example.com join the discussion group via Zoom. The book is available to read on a library kindle and at eLibraryNJ.
Join us for a discussion about literature! The topic is good books to give as gifts. Participants must register onlineand provide an email address. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent by email 15 minutes prior to the discussion.