We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce
From the Director's Desk
The new year is already filling up with some great events at your library. Celebrate Presidents Day by attending Stealing the Body of Abraham Lincoln, a special presentation on Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. Historical lecturer, Michael Jesberger, will present a program on this strange and often overlooked story of our 16th President. In the 1870’s, years after President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, a band of criminals failed in an attempt to steal Lincoln’s body from his tomb in Springfield, IL. Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge, as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style.
This event will be followed by Backyard Birds on Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. Learn how you can participate in the Audubon Society's Great Backyard Bird Count. Cranbury birder, Kathy Easton, will have her scope at the library to help you identify local birds.
Remember your special someone with a beautiful card you make yourself at our Make a Card for Valentine’s Day class on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.
We will begin our Great Decisions discussions on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. This group will meet monthly to discuss the most critical issues facing America today. The first topic is “Refugees and Global Migration”. Copies of the 2019 Briefing Book will be available to borrow in early January.
Classes for Adults
Stealing the Body of Abraham Lincoln
Tuesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Michael Jesberger will present a program on this strange and often overlooked story of our 16th President. Enroll online.
Tinker, create and spark your imagination! We’ll be making a simple transistor amplifier in order to amplify a recording of a Shih Tzu growling -- to use as an " alarm " to scare off would-be burglars. For ages 8 and up. Enroll online.
New York Times Online Access
What you get:
Full access to the NY Times and the International NY Times.
The ability to share content across social media or through email.
Condensed news by topic; global financial news; track the most read items.
NY Times historical content.
Access to some outside/cross-referenced news sources selected by the NY Times.