Franklin Lakes Library Monthly e-Newsletter 
October 2017 


Monday-Thursday: 10:00-9:00
          Friday:         10:00-6:00
          Saturday:     10:00-5:00
          Sunday:       1:00 - 5:00

Sunday,October 8th

Monday,October 9th

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  The Franklin Lakes Library calendar is now available on Burbio!
We're excited to announce a new, easy way to find out what's going on at the Franklin Lakes Library.  With our new digital partner, you can sign up (for free!) to "follow" the Franklin Lakes Library calendar on a computer or Burbio app to create your own customized calendar feed of events.  Then sync and add those events to your Google or iPhone calendars instantly! 
And now, you can also "Ask Alexa" and hear the answer on your Amazon Echo, Dot, or Alexa phone app.  Just enable the Burbio skill and say "Alexa, ask Burbio, what's happening at Franklin Lakes Public Library" to hear all of our upcoming events.  Or say "Alexa, ask Burbio What's happening in Franklin Lakes tomorrow" to hear the community events.  FYI: Add your own group calendar to Burbio and hear it instantly over Alexa as well!
Click here to get started following the Franklin Lakes Library on or to create your own group calendar for the community.
If you don't have an Alexa device you can follow Franklin Lakes Library and thousands of other local calendars by signing up for  

Krafty Kids for Ages 3 and Up
Fridays in October 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.            
Create your own one-of-a-kind craft with a parent or caregiver! 

No registration required
, just drop in!
Paws for Reading for Grades 1 - 5 
Mondays, October 9th and 30th 
4:00 p.m.         
Make friends with therapy dogs while polishing your reading and public speaking skills.   

Registration preferred. 
Call 201-891-2224 x 120 for more info and to register.  

Music Speaks for Ages 6 Months & Up
Fridays, October 6th, 13th and 20th 
11:00 a.m. 
Songs. movement and more!
Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register.
P.I.N.T for Newborns to 23 Months
Mondays,October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs, rhymes and play.

Franklin Lakes residents only.  Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register.
Family Storytime for Ages 2-6
Wednesday, October 18th  
4:00 p.m.  
Enjoy stories, a craft and more.

Franklin Lakes residents only. No registration required.
Super Science - Halloween Candy Science for Grades 2-5
Monday, October 23rd  
4:00 p.m. 

The sweet science of candy. 
Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register.
BINGO for Grades 1-5
Thursday, October 12th  
4:00 p.m.   

Bingo games and prizes with friends.  

Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 for more info.

Girls Empowerment for Grades 3-5  
Wednesday, October 11th  
4:00 p.m.  

Workshop for girls, cultivate your personality and spirit. 

Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 for more info.

Drop-In Craft for All Ages
Tuesday, October 24th  
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Drop in and enjoy a special Halloween craft. No registration required, just drop in!

Eyes of the Wild Live Animal Show for All Ages
Wednesday, October 25th  
4:00 p.m.  

Creepy, Crawly and Spooky. Paws, claws and teeth!   

Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register. Online registration is also available at 

Paper Trails for Grades K and Up
Thursday, October 26th  
4:00 p.m.  

Halloween Art workshop. Join local NJ artists and create a hand-designed paper project    

Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register.  

Sing Along With Teri for All Ages
Friday, October 27th  
11:00 a.m.  

Music, instruments and sing-along fun.    

Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register. Online registration is also available at  

Trick or Treat at the Library!
Tuesday, October 31st
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


Drop in for some ghoulish treats. No registration required.



ACCT Meeting-Advisory Council for the Community by TEENS
Thursday, October 12th 
3:15 p.m.  
For Franklin Lakes students in grades 6-12 who want to help plan programs or services they think other teens will enjoy. Meets in the Local History Room. Refreshments will be served.  
Open to Franklin Lakes residents entering grades 6-12.
Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
Drop-In Movie
Friday, October 13th 
3:15 p.m. 
Special feature! We will be showing a trailer created by several FAMS students.  HB Productions will present their movie trailer about 3 kids learning about a whole new world.

Our full-length presentation will be a special Friday the 13th movie about a man who has just finished an excursion to find and extraordinary array of creatures. Rated PG-13. Runtime 2 ½ hours.  Refreshments will be served!

Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
Drop-In Board Games 
Tuesday, October 17th 
3:15 p.m. 
Play Harry Potter Clue, Dungeons and Dragons, Jelly Bean Boozled, Dominoes and more. Refreshments will be served. 
Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
Video Games @ the Library 
Tuesday, October 19th 
3:15 p.m. 
Play Mario Brothers, Need for Speed, Mine Craft, angry Birds and more! Refreshments will be served.  
Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
Chef Battle for Teens and Tweens Presented by Chef-It-Up
Tuesday, October 24th  
3:15 p.m. 
This is an awesome cooking program is for Franklin Lakes residents in grades 6 and up. The ingredients are 100% peanut & tree nut free & very allergy friendly.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, October 16th. Call 201-891-2224 x 106 to register.

Friday, October 27th 
3:15 p.m. 

Play for great prizes.

Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
Drop-In Movie
Friday, October 30th 
3:15 p.m. 
A long lost uncle reappears in the lives a very famous ghoulish family.  Rated PG-13. Runtime 1 ½ hours.
Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
October Guess the Author and Title Contest
Begins October 1st and ends on October 31st. Clues will be posted at


Drop-In Craft in the Teen Room
every Friday afternoon
from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Teens Teaching Teens


Would you like to teach a class to other teens at the library?  You might choose to teach a class on something you are really good at - for example, would you like to show a group of teens how to make duct tape bracelets, origami, decorate flip-flops or sneakers beading, nail art, scrapbooking, rock painting, knitting, or simply show off your favorite apps?   We will provide the materials, YOU supply your knowledge!


Please contact Donna at 201-891-2224  x 104 if you are interested!   

Yn5 (Your Next Five)


It's fast, it's free, and it's a perfect match!  Try our personalized reading list service.  Send us an email with a brief description of authors or books you've read and liked. In return, we will send suggestions for your next five reads. Try it!


Send your email to:


The Bride & the Monster: Lighting Strikes Twice! (A Halloween Comedy)   
Sunday, October 8th 
2:00 p.m.    

Don't miss this infamous couple-Birdie and Frank N. Stein, as they bring you up to speed on married life since their days in the castle. Kate and Richard Butler portray Mr. & Mrs. Stein in a hilarious performance with the themes all modern married couples know so well! (Appropriate for patrons age 16 years and older). 

No registration necessary. Open to all.

Masterwork Conversations Pianists Matthew Harrison and Valda Yaneva
Sunday, October 15
2:00 p.m.
The Iberian Peninsula is an evocative land whose lush beauty has compelled musicians to sing, clap, stomp, dance, strum and play the piano. Great Spanish and French composers strove to capture the allure of Spain in their works. This musical fiesta that will make you want to shout "Ole!"
No registration necessary.  Open to all.
One Fine Tapestry: A Carole King Tribute performed by Gerard and Diane Barros
Sunday, October 22nd
2:00 p.m.
Join Gerard and Diane as they salute the legendary singer/songwriter. The duo will cover several of her great solo hits as well as classics she wrote for other artists, such as the Drifters, The Shirelles, The Chiffons, The Beatles, James Taylor, and more!
No registration necessary.  Open to all.
Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, October 6th           @ 1 p.m. 
Friday, October 20th         @ 1 p.m.    
Join us Friday afternoons for the Franklin Lakes Movie Matinee.  See a great blockbuster film and enjoy light refreshments.
Visit the Library or call 201-891-2224 for full details.  
No registration is required. Open to all 

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Attention Artists and Collectors!

The Franklin Lakes Public Library is searching for artists to display their works in the art gallery and display cases at the Library. We are also looking for collectors who would like to display collectibles in our display cases or non-profit organizations who would like to promote their organizations.
Please contact Jennifer Hendricks at or 201-891-2224 for more information.


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