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Balancing Acid and Alkaline for a Healthy Diet
September 03, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue
The library is pleased to sponsor a talk by Natural Health Coach Harriet Linder. Ms. Linder will discuss acidity versus alkalinity and how the typical American diet can undermine one’s health. She will explain how proper nutrition can improve vitality and restore a healthy balance to the body. Ms. Linder is a certified Natural Health Practitioner and a member of the Coalition for Health Education, as well as a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and a Personal Trainer. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome.
Books & Bagels
September 06, 2014
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Raddin Room, Cranford Public Library
You are invited to Books & Bagels, a book chat program that takes place monthly on Saturday mornings (except in July and August) from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the library's Raddin Room. The format is simple. Just bring a few of your more recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. The books can be new or old, fiction or non-fiction, classic or contemporary. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to 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. Attend as many or as few sessions as you like. For questions about Books & Bagels, contact program coordinator Sally Hanford at 908-709-7272, ext. 2104 or at s-hanford@cranfordnj.org. Subsequent Books & Bagels dates include October 4, November 1, and December 6.
Staged Play Reading by The Theater Project
September 13, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue

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The Theater Project will be present a staged reading of "The D Word," a new comedy by Susan Barsky. In "The D Word," a woman contemplating leaving her husband of 15 years embarks on a journey with the “help” of her friend, mother, brother, and other colorful characters along the way. Ms. Barsky’s full-length works include "Expectations," which was produced at numerous regional and summer stock theatres, including the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Stamford Center for the Arts, the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Theatre, and the Cape Playhouse. She received a 2005 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her play, "Owed to My First Love," which was produced at the Stamford Fringe and Premiere Stages Play festivals. The Theater Project is an acclaimed, New Jersey-based professional theater group, and the recent winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. Following the readings, the play will be discussed by the audience, the director, the actors, and Ms. Barsky. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Under the Street Lamp: Tales from the Doo Wop Era
September 17, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Cranford Community Center 220 Walnut Avenue
The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are pleased to welcome Dr. Charlie Horner and his program entitled “Under the Street Lamp: Tales from the Doo Wop Era.” Learn the stories behind the Moonglows, the Dominoes, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, and the Harptones. Hear such Doo Wop classics as “In the Still of the Night,” “Gloria,” and “Earth Angel.” Dr. Horner’s presentation is based on 40 years of research and 20 years on the air at Philadelphia’s WXPN-FM. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Admission is free and all are welcome.


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