May
7
Sat
2016
Books & Bagels @ Cranford Public Library
May 7 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Bagel bookBooks & Bagels sessions take place monthly in the library’s Raddin Room. Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell your fellow group members what you like about them. There is no required reading, and you will learn about books recommended by other group members. Plus, refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Registration is not required.

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May
9
Mon
2016
Story Time Yoga @ Cranford Public Library
May 9 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Story Time Yoga @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Story time yoga mixes poses, games, storytelling, art, and music to teach children to release the sillies and find the calm. We’ll be using props—balls, scarves, pinwheels, and pom-poms—to build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence through play! Ages 2-5.

This is a free program open to Cranford residents, registration is required.

Story Time Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Film: Cranford’s History and Architecture: A Journey through Time @ Cranford Community Center
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to the first public screening of Cranford’s History and Architecture: A Journey through Time. Created by the Cranford Historical Preservation Advisory Board, the hour-long film highlights the character of Cranford, with examples of the rich variety of building styles that grace its neighborhoods. DVD copies of Cranford’s History and Architecture will be available for purchase ($19.95) at the program. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Cranford Historical Preservation Advisory Board and the Cranford Public Library.

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May
10
Tue
2016
Read to Therapy Dogs @ Cranford Public Library Raddin Room
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Read to Therapy Dogs @ Cranford Public Library Raddin Room | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Independent readers are invited to hone their skills by reading to certified therapy dogs. Registration is required.

May
16
Mon
2016
Story Time Yoga @ Cranford Public Library
May 16 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Story Time Yoga @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Story time yoga mixes poses, games, storytelling, art, and music to teach children to release the sillies and find the calm. We’ll be using props—balls, scarves, pinwheels, and pom-poms—to build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence through play! Ages 2-5.

This is a free program open to Cranford residents, registration is required.

Story Time Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Foreign Film: Chinese Take-Away (Argentina, 2011, 93 minutes) @ Cranford Community Center
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

For more than 20 years, introverted hardware store owner Roberto (Ricardo Darin) has lived virtually shut off from the outside world. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to Jun that destiny’s intersections are many.—IMDB. The film was the highest grossing non-U.S. film in Argentina in 2011 and won Best Film, Best Actor (Ricardo Darin), and Best Supporting Actress (Muriel Santa Ana) Awards from the Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

Foreign Film: Chinese Take-Away (Argentina, 2011, 93 minutes) @ Cranford Community Center
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

For more than 20 years, introverted hardware store owner Roberto (Ricardo Darin) has lived virtually shut off from the outside world. After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to Jun that destiny’s intersections are many.—IMDB. The film was the highest grossing non-U.S. film in Argentina in 2011 and won Best Film, Best Actor (Ricardo Darin), and Best Supporting Actress (Muriel Santa Ana) Awards from the Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

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  • Q. How do I get a library card?

    A. If you live, own property or pay taxes in Cranford, attend school full time or work full time in Cranford, you may apply for a library card. Go to the main desk with proof of one of the above.

  • Q. What is available and what can I borrow from the library?

    A. Click here for a full list of materials and services provided by the library.

  • Q. Does the library provide Internet access?

    A. Yes.  The library has ten public Internet computers in the reference area and two Internet computers in the children’s room.  Wi-fi access is also available.  The library also provides two word processing computers for public use.

  • Q. What online services are available from the library?

    A. The library provides dozens of reference databases and online services, including the Cranford Archive, eLibraryNJ (free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks), interlibrary loan, and the library catalog. Click here for a full list of online services.

  • Q. Doe the library lend eBook readers?

    A. Yes, the library has six Nook Color devices and one Nook Touch device.
  • Q. Does the library lend museum passes?

    A. Yes, the library lends museum passes. For a list of museums, click here.

  • Q. Can I use my Cranford Public Library card at any other libraries?

    A. Yes.  The library is a participating member of MURAL (Middlesex Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries).  Click here for the list of MURAL libraries.
  • Q. Does the library provide fax service?

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  • Q. Does the library have a notary public?

    A. Yes. It is best to call ahead (908-709-7272) see if the notary will be available when you plan to visit.
  • Q. Does the library accept donations of books and other materials?

    A. Yes, the library accepts book donations.  However, the following will not be accepted: multi-volume sets, text books, manuals, Reader’s Digest abridged books, and any books that are dirty, moldy, or in poor condition.  The library also accepts DVDs and CDs, but does not accept videotapes.  Donations can be brought to the main desk.

  • Q. How is the library funded?

    A. The library is primarily supported by local tax dollars. Other funding sources include the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, overdue fines, annual per capita state aid, grants, donations, fees (printing and faxing), and the library’s ongoing used book sale.

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    A. Yes. Membership is $10 annually, $5 for senior citizens and students. Applications are available at the main desk and online. Click here for an online application and to learn more about Friends of the Cranford Library.

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