I’m happy to announce that the Cranbury Public Library is participating in a statewide initiative to bring healthcare equity to NJ communities.
NJHealthConnect @ Your Library will engage public libraries throughout New Jersey in addressing access to care and services. Cranbury Library members will be able to check out an iPad to use at home for telehealth appointments, to access health information, and have access to crisis hotlines.
NJHealthConnect @ Your Library uses iPads that are preloaded with 24/7 telemedicine apps of major hospital systems in the state. Each iPad contains links to multilingual health information, mental health resources for adults and teens, Zoom and Google apps for doctor conferences, crisis hotlines, and links to the latest Covid updates in English and Spanish.
This program is administrated by the New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University.NJHealthConnect @ Your Library will be facilitated by Just For The Health Of It, a health literacy program developed by the East Brunswick Public Library. The project is supported by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, provided to the New Jersey State Library, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Call the library to find out how NJHealth Connect can help you!
Springtime Craft Kits!
March is National Craft Month and ushers in the official return of Spring on the 20th of the month. Beginning March 1st the Library will celebrate by offering several Springtime crafts you can take home with you! Choose from Make Your Own Insect, Cupcake Liner Flowers, or DIY Bug Tweezers. One craft per child at a time. For ages 3 and up.
Build an Action Painter ScribbleBot Friday, March 25 at 4:00 p.m.
Kick off New Jersey Makers Day with this exciting STEAM Kit! Blending technology, engineering, and art this STEAM kit lets you build a self drawing, action painting robot using a simple electronic circuit and markers. Learn about the history of the first action painters and the techniques they used to create art that conveyed a sense of movement and action! Once your scribble bot is built, it will dance around the paper and draw action-filled masterpieces. This workshop will be virtual and is designed for students from 3rd-8th grade. Stop by the library to pickup your kit starting March 18th!Register here.
The Art of the Appeal - College Planning Virtual Workshop Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Now more than ever, colleges are more willing to say “yes” to appeals for more financial aid and scholarship money for both new and returning students. This webinar provides detailed guidance for families on how to appeal for more financial aid and how to improve the likelihood of a successful appeal. Register here to receive the link to the program.
Discussion Group on Foreign Policy
Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
This group meets virtually on the second Tuesday of each month. At 6:30 p.m. we watch a short video, then at 7:00 the discussion begins. This month the topic is Outer Space. You can check out a Great Decisions briefing book from the library to read more about each topic. Other resources can be found at the Foreign Policy Association’s website. To receive the Zoom link register here.
Yoga for Detox Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. This class offers an easy way to begin your meditation practice by simply focusing on breathing techniques. Mindful breathing is a very basic yet powerful mindfulness meditation practice. The idea is to focus your attention on your breath and its natural rhythm and observe the flow of each inhale and exhale. Register here.