Harpist Kim Robertson @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

Kim Robertson is a renowned performer, arranger, and recording artist who has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. As a pioneer in the American folk harp movement, she combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a centuries-old instrument. Born in Wisconsin, she is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. In the mid-70’s, Kim’s discovery of the Celtic harp grew into a profound love for the instrument, setting her upon the path of exploration for which she is now widely known. Kim has traveled with her harp from concert halls to folk clubs, from cruise ships to remote mountaintops; she has performed concerts by candlelight, delivered singing telegrams, and played herself on an episode of Beverly Hills 90210. She regularly tours the USA, Canada, and Europe, and is recognized as one of the most popular folk harpists performing today. Her work encompasses numerous recording projects, published harp arrangements, and an international itinerary of workshops and retreats. She has released more than a dozen CDs. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

Budding Builders, ages 2-5 @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am

Every Monday morning at 10:30, we’ll host an enhanced story time for children ages 2-5 called “Budding Builders.” Each story time will focus on some simple STEM concepts and will be followed by an open-ended, hands-on activity. Children and their caregivers will have fun learning together at a pace that works for them!

Registration is not required, but we ask that participants arrive on time as latecomers may not be able to be accommodated.

Maker Mondays, ages 6+
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Elementary-aged children are invited to learn through creation at “Maker Mondays,” a drop-in program held June 26-July 31 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Children ages 6+ will take on a new challenge each week: we’ll be creating stop motion movies, building a contraption that can survive the egg drop challenge, and playing with our food!

The Belle Tones @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to sponsor a performance by the Belle Tones. Often referred to as “the twenty-first century Andrews Sisters,” the Belle Tones specialize in close-knit three part harmony with a repertoire that includes pop standards, jazz, show tunes, and patriotic and holiday music. They have performed extensively in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Tuesday Films for Teens @ Cranford Public Library
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

Kick back, relax, and enjoy a movie with friends. Popcorn provided. Movies are as follows:

  • July 11: The Hunger Games
  • July 18: Princess Mononoke
  • July 25: Moana
  • August 1: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • August 8: The Maze Runner