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Monthly Newsletter Volume 12, Issue 11

November 2012

Library Hours:

Geneaology Club Meeting

Monday—Thursday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Inside this issue: Spotlight On:


Computer Classes

Dateline November


DVD Titles At Your Library


Children’s Storytime Events




Mark Your 4 Calendar for Upcoming Events Surfin’ Safari: 4 National Model Railroading Month

Beginner Jewelry Making Join host Tina Pilcher from Tina’s Treasured Expressions on Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 8 pm. Learn how to make either a bracelet or earrings. This class is suitable for teens and up. Stop by the circulation desk or call the library at 694-2833 to register by October 30th. Seats available are limited.

Reference Appointments Now Available @ your library Do you need to upload your resume to a career Web site? Would you like to learn some Microsoft Word or Excel tips? The library is now offering reference appointments with a professional librarian. You will receive personalized assistance with your information needs and/or instruction on how to use the library’s resources. Appointments are single sessions that last up to one hour. To schedule an appointment, please call Deborah Riether at the library at 856-694-2833. Additionally, you may ask to speak to Denise Saia or Deborah Riether for any general research questions you may have.

The Genealogy Club will meet on Thursday, December 27th from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Community Center Lobby. Learn how to take genealogy and family history research to a higher level. Call or register in person at the library or by December 21st.

Thanksgiving Holiday Library Hours November 21st OPEN 9 am to 6 pm November 22nd CLOSED November 23rd CLOSED

November 24th OPEN 9 am to 3 pm

New Book Club News The Franklin Township Library invites adults interested in organizing a book club to a planning meeting on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30 pm. The book club will meet four times, once every three months. This should provide members ample time to obtain and read the books. We will meet on Thursday nights for a focused discussion of the book selection. If you enjoy reading and are willing to dedicate yourself to four book meetings a year, stop in before November 26th and sign up to meet with us and help make our book selections.

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Spotlight on: Computer Classes The library now offers computer classes on a monthly basis for its adult members. Conducted by a professional librarian, the classes are introductory level for beginner users. In Computer Basics, students learn how to identify parts of the computer, control the mouse and define some fundamental computer terms. It includes a selfguided online tutorial that “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein

2012 Franklin Township Library Board Meeting Dates Wednesdays, at 7:00 pm at the Franklin Township Library. January 11th February 8th March 14th April 11th May 9th June 13th July 11th August 8th September 12th October 10th November 14th December 12th

allows students to work at their own pace. The second class in the series, Internet Basics, builds upon the first class. Now that students have learned to manipulate the mouse, they are shown how to access and navigate the internet, define various internet terms and evaluate websites for reliability. Email Basics focuses on free web-based email. Yahoo! Mail is the product used in this class and students learn

how to sign up for a Yahoo! Mail account. A brief introduction to Microsoft Word follows the third class. Students are taught some essential word processing terminology and features of Microsoft Word. Finally, the series concludes with Microsoft Excel Basics. In this class, students learn key spreadsheet terminology and features of Microsoft Excel.

Dateline November Nov. 1, 1870

U.S. Weather Service established Nov. 1, 1879 Electric light bulb patented Nov. 2, 2000 International Space Station opened Nov. 4, 1841 First wagon train reached California Nov. 4, 1922 King Tut’s tomb discovered Nov. 6, 1861 James Naismith, inventor of basketball, born Nov. 7, 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for an unprecedented 4th term Nov. 8, 1519 Cortes conquered Mexico Nov. 8, 1895 X-ray was discovered Nov. 9, 1938 Holocaust began Nov. 10, 1969 Sesame Street dubuted Nov. 10, 2001 First iPod sold Nov. 12, 1815 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Women’s Rights Leader,

DVD Titles at Your Library

was born Nov. 13, 1982 Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated Nov. 13, 1927 The Holland Tunnel was open to traffic Nov. 16, 1533 Fall of the Inca Empire Nov. 17, 1558 Queen Elizabeth I ascended the throne of England at age of 25 Nov. 18, 1820 Antarctica discovered Nov. 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address delivered by President Lincoln Nov. 20, 1923 Traffic light patented Nov. 21, 1620 Mayflower Compact signed Nov. 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy assassinated Nov. 24, 1963 Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated Nov. 28, 1521 Magellan reached the Pacific Nov. 29, 1922 King Tut’s Tomb opened

Library Courtesy Be polite!

New Releases Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 The Bourne Legacy Brave Dark Shadows Darling Companion Goats The Lucky One Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Meeting Evil Moonrise Kingdom The Raid: Redemption Raven Rock of Ages Scooby-Doo: Big Top ScoobyDoo Prometheus Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Ted Total Recall WWJD II: The Woodcarver

Please turn off your cell phone when entering the library. Food or beverages are not permitted in the library. This includes water and lollipops. Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times when in the library.

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Children’s Storytime Events Preschool Storytime 10:30 am November 7th November 14th

Toddler Storytime Watch for future dates and times. In the Children’s Library

Evening Storytime & Craft Thursday November 1st November 15th from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm Ages 3-8 In the Children’s Library Hosted by the 7th grade students

In the Children’s Library

This program is a joint project of the Franklin Township Library, Delsea High School and Middle School Media Centers, and Janvier, Reutter & Main Road School Libraries.

Join Miss Linda for fall storytimes and programs. “The difference between

Child Safety Policy For your child’s safety, we ask that you respect and adhere to our policies regarding children in the library. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older while visiting the library. Children’s Library Policy: Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older while visiting the Children’ s Library.

school and

Walk-in Craft

Returning DVDs to Outside Book Drop

From 11 am to 1pm

A friendly reminder: DVDs may be returned to the outside book drop when the library is closed.

November 10th December 1st Stop in the Community Center and make a craft or two!

The book drop is emptied once daily before 8:00 am. If you place a DVD in the book drop after 8:00 am it will not be checked in until the following morning.

Library Administration.

life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ― Tom Bodett

Food for Fines The Franklin Township Library will be accepting non-perishable food items in lieu of fines for overdue items from September, 2012 and LATER. Starting after Thanksgiving, patrons may bring in one new can good for each overdue item they are returning. Only current and clean items will be accepted. The food items will be distributed to needy families in the community and will be accepted until December 31st.

The library’s Facebook page is up and running. You can check it out by going to the library’s homepage and clicking on the Facebook link. If you are already a Facebook member, become the library’s “friend” by clicking on “like.”

Laura Kaighn of Lady Hawke Storytelling shares Urban Legends.

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Franklin Township Library 1584 Coles Mill Road Franklinville, NJ 08322 phone: 856-694-2833 Fax: 856-694-1708 Denise Saia, Director Ellen McCann, Editor

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Events

Dec. 1 Walk-In Craft 11:00 am -1:00 pm Dec. 6 Pajama Storytime 6:30 pm

Library Board of Trustees

Dec. 12 Library Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Model Railroad Open Houses DE-MD-PANJ

Dec. 24 Library open 9 am to 12 noon

Dec. 25 Library Closed

Choo Choo Barn

Dec. 26 Library Closed

Dec. 31 Library open 9 am to 2 pm

Gateway Model Railroad Club

A schedule of local open house events

Featuring 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles

Located in Brooklawn, NJ

Check out our new logo!

Joyce Francis Francine Repice Robin Holmes Debra Unkow Pat Conti Karen Petsch Karen Shover Jim Michaelson

Library Closed Friday, December 7th for Staff In-Service

The mission of the Franklin Township Library is to provide print and nonprint (including the Internet) sources for informational, educational, and recreational needs of its patrons.

Located in Richland NJ, this site includes open house dates.

Dec. 7 Library Staff In-service - Library Closed

We’re on the Web!

Surfin’ Safari

November is National Model Railroad Month. Check out these websites and explore the world of trains!! Patcong Valley Model Railroaders

Trains ‘n Things A local vendor dealing in model railroading supplies

Download free audiobooks and eBooks using your Franklin Township library card number. Browse the collection from home at any time, checking out up to 8 selections at a time. Titles can be downloaded directly to compatible mobile devices or to your PC or Mac. To get started use the eLibrary link located on the lift hand side of our web page. Install the free Overdrive Media Console when you use this site for the first time. The MY HELP link will assist you as you install software and get started. This downloadable service is provided by the Franklin Township Public Library.

Placing a hold on library materials from home: 1. 2. Under Quick links, click on Catalog. 3. Search for your book. 4. Click “details” next to the book you want. 5. Click “place holds” 6. Library ID: put in your entire library card number. 7. Pickup: select the library where you want to pick up the book. 8. Click “place hold”.

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation. “ - Walter Cronkite

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