Franklin Lakes Library Monthly e-Newsletter 
January 2018 


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

Sunday, December 31st

Monday, January 1st

Sunday, January 14th

Monday, January 15th

CLOSED:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 17 

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Krafty Kids for Ages 3 and Up
Fridays in January 
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, January 8th and 22nd  
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.  

P.I.N.T. for Newborns to 23 Months
Mondays, January 22nd and 29th   
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, January 24th
4:00 p.m.   
Enjoy stories, a craft and more.

Franklin Lakes residents only.  No registration required.
BINGO for Grades 1-5
Thursday, January 25th 
4:00 p.m.    

Enjoy a fun afternoon of BINGO.
Franklin Lakes residents only.  No registration required.
Sing Along With Teri for All Ages
Friday, January 26th 
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 

Super Science for Grades 2-5
Monday, January 29th    
4:00 p.m. 

Science is a blast! Join us for hands-on STEM activities.

Child must be able to attend independently. Franklin Lakes residents only. Call 201-891-2224 x 120 to register. 

Groundhog Day Drop-in Craft for All Ages
Wednesday, January 31st  
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Franklin Lakes residents only. No registration required.  



Teen Book Club  
Saturday, January 6th   
11:00 a.m. 
Join other teens to discuss the latest is teen literature. This discussion group is open to students in grades 10 and up. Refreshments will be provided!
Call 201-891-2224 x 104 for more info. 
ACCT Meeting-Advisory Council for the Community by the TEENS
Tuesday, January 9th  
3:15 p.m.  
For Franklin Lakes residents in grades 6-12 who want to help plan teen programs or library services that other teens would like to attend. Meets in the Local History Room. Refreshments will be served.
Learn to Code with SCRATCH
Sunday, January 14th  
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Learn to use the SCRATCH programing language and create a fun project.
Space is limited! 
Call 201-891-2224 x 106 to register. 
After School Cupcake and Chat
Tuesday, January 16th   
3:30 p.m.  

An informal get together after school with friends, complete with a sweet cupcake treat. 
Drop-in Movie
Tuesday, January 23rd   
3:15 p.m. 
Rated PG. Contact the library for details.

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:


AARP Driver Safety Program
Wednesday, January 10th
10:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
AARP has been conducting Driver Safety programs for the last 30 years, and follow-up studies have shown 97% of participants improved their driving habits after taking this class. Attendees will receive a 5% reduction off liability premiums for 3 years. No test will be conducted.

Registration is required and is going on now. There is a fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members
. Call 201-891-2224 x 106 to register. 
Color Your Cares Away - Coloring for Adults
Tuesdays, January 16th and 30th   
2:30 p.m.    
Come to the library and recover from that holiday stress. Touted as a therapeutic source of creativity and relaxation, adults all over the world are rediscovering the joy of coloring. Adults only please.

No registration necessary. Open to all.

Knitting Circle with Susan Leibowitz  
Thursdays, January 18th, January 25th, February 1st and February 8th
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
In a small group setting, you'll have the opportunity to grow your knitting skills and knowledge while gaining confidence and independence. Guidance, instruction and encouragement will be provided with patience and humor by Susan Leibowitz, a certified Craft Yarn and Council Knit and Crochet Instructor.  This is not a learn-to-knit program, however support for all skill levels will be provided.  Come to the first class with whatever is on your needles. 
Registration is required.
P lease call 201-891-2224 x 106 to sign up.

Wellness-Meditation-Music Workshop with Teri Merliss
Thursday, January 18th
7:00 p.m. 

Experience deep relaxation and let go of stress. This workshop
will guide you with meditation and music to find inner stillness and strength.  You will practice mindfulness techniques and self-empowerment tools that can be applied to everyday life.  
Registration is required; please call 201-891-2224 x 106 to sign up. 

Save the Date! A Cook in My Kitchen with Theresa Grimm: Celebrating Mardi Gras
Sunday, February 11th
2:00 p.m. 
Join professional chef Theresa Grim as she shows you some authentic New Orleans Style Recipes for Muffuletta and Corn Maque Choux to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  
Registration is required and begins on Thursday, February 1st. 
Please call 201-891-2224 x 106 to sign up. 

Franklin Lakes Movie Matinee
Thursday, January 11th @ 1 p.m.  
Thursday, January 25th @ 1 p.m.  
Join us 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 

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.


470 DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes, N.J. 07417



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