Cranford Calendar

Jul
11
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert: RIDE with Marc Berger @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Visit the western frontier with RIDE, a concert of original music inspired by vocalist and guitarist Marc Berger’s lifelong love affair with the American West. RIDE captures the vastness and romance of the West while exploring its deep roots in the American psyche. Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.

After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, Marc Berger fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of The Big It, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. With co-producer Mike Ricciardi, he recorded RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc’s performed at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song The Last One was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News. For more information, please visit http://www.marcbergermusic.com.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and is accessible to all. For more information about the Cranford Public Library, visit www.cranfordlibrary.org.

Jul
25
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
1
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Aug 3 @ 10:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
The Literary Café, the book chat group of the Cranford Public Library, has scheduled its next summer session for Saturday, August 3, at 10:15 am, in the Library’s Raddin Room. The program format is simple: just bring a few of your 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. Sessions are one hour long. There is no required reading, and you will have the opportunity to learn about books recommended by other group members. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library. Registration is not required.
Aug
7
Wed
2019
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their one-day used book sale on Wednesday, August 7 from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Enter through the side door. These book sales support programming for all ages. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library.

Aug
8
Thu
2019
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Story Time at the Clock @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This summer, the Cranford Public Library will be hosting Story Time at the Clock Thursday mornings at 10AM. The story time will be aimed at children ages 3-5 and will have an outer space theme. Our thanks to children’s librarian Lauren Antolino for organizing the event!

Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Crater Creations @ Cranford Community Center, Room 200 | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Learn about meteorites, how craters are made, and have a chance to make and measure your own crater!

About this Event

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum to learn about meteorites, how craters are made and have a chance to make and measure your own crater! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.” This program is for children in grades 2-4.

Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center
Aug 8 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Mars Rover Racing with the Rutgers Geology Museum, Grades 5-7 @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Join the staff of the Rutgers Geology Museum for an interactive activity to learn how scientists communicate with and pilot the Mars Rover from over 140 million miles away! Activity followed by a hands-on, space-themed craft and time to “Ask the Geologist.”

Sep
9
Mon
2019
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix @ Cranford Community Center
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Are You Experienced? The Making of Jimi Hendrix @ Cranford Community Center | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Hendrix expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar into areas no musician had ever ventured before. Travel with Sixties Rock Historian Vinnie Bruno along Jimi’s road to superstardom: beginning with his early days as a band member on the Chitlin Circuit, to the launch of the Jimi Hendrix Experience in London, to his electrifying performances at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, and to his final recordings at Electric Lady Studio. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.Vinnie Bruno is a Beatles Scholar and Sixties Rock Historian. He recently retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York). He holds an MPA from Baruch College and as an adjunct professor for 25 years he taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Business and Mathematics. As a Sixties Rock Historian, he offers programs on extraordinary innovative artists who defined an era. Their creative musical landscapes captivated a generation, and their influence in popular culture still endures five decades later. Learn more about our speaker at vinniebeatles.com.

No registration is required for this free event. The Cranford Community Center is located at 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and is accessible to all.

Oct
14
Mon
2019
Story Time at the Clock Scarecrows @ Eastman Plaza
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Story Time at the Clock Scarecrows @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Cranford’s annual Scarecrow Stroll is one of our favorite events, so we’re thrilled to be hosting a scarecrow story time during it! Come join us by the clock in Eastman Plaza for some lightly spooky stories and songs. When you’re done, take a walk and check out all the amazing scarecrows downtown!

No registration required, just drop in!

Jan
6
Mon
2020
Unquiet Library: Record Art, Grades 4-6 @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Unquiet Library: Record Art, Grades 4-6 @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

We’ll be taking LP sleeves and defacing them in fun ways! Add googly eyes to both Simon and Garfunkel! Give Billy Joel a glitter mustache! Make it your own! Registration is not required, just drop in.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Jan
10
Fri
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Jan
11
Sat
2020
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friends of the Cranford Public Library Book Sale @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Looking for some good reading at bargain prices? The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite you to visit their used book sale in the Cranford Public Library’s Friendly Book Cellar in January. Items for sale include more than 10,000 adult and children’s books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and recorded books. Prices range from $.25 to $2.00, except for a few specially marked items. Saturday is Bag Day; fill a bag with books for just $8.00. The library is located at 224 Walnut Avenue. The entrance to the sale is through the side door, just off the main parking lot. The sale is wheelchair accessible. Proceeds benefit the library. For more information about the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, go to cranfordlibrary.org and click on Friends of the Library. The Library is accessible to all.

1:00pm-8:30pm Thursday, 10:00am-4:30pm Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday

Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Jan 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. 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. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library
Feb 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Literary Cafe @ Cranford Public Library | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Literary Café is a book chat program. The format is simple: Bring a few of your recent favorite books and tell the other members of the group what you like about them. If you don’t have a copy of the book you want to talk about, that’s okay, too. 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. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the Cranford Public Library! Registration is not required. Attend as many sessions as you’d like. Admission is free and all are welcome. Sessions take place in the Raddin Room, and are one hour long.