Total Solar Eclipse

A TOTAL  SOLAR ECLIPSE is happening on Monday, April 8th! This is only the 16th time in the last 150 years. From where we live here in NJ, we have a chance to view about 90% of the eclipse. It's not safe to look directly at an eclipse without special eyewear. Solar Eclipse glasses are available at the library for Fanwood cardholders. One pair of glasses is available per Fanwood library card as long as supplies last!    Enjoy the eclipse between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm through the lenses of special eclipse glasses that protect your eyes from the sun.  If you can, bring yourself with your glasses to the library and let’s (protectively) watch the eclipse together! ECLIPSE STORYTIMES AT THE LIBRARY: Pajama Storytime (ages 0-5 years)  on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 pm (registration info coming soon) Crafty Readers (ages 3-6 years)  on Thursday, April 4 at 10:30 am and 1:00pm (registration info coming soon)   Learn about solar eclipses!  https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/#:~:text=Quick%20Facts,it%20is%20so%20much%20brighter. https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/ https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/total-solar-eclipse-april8-24/ https://eclipse2024.org/eclipse_cities/statemap.html   Make a solar eclipse viewer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI1ttQxXt5s https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/safety/   English/Spanish Solar Eclipse Resources https://community.starnetlibraries.org/bilingual-english-spanish-solar-eclipse-resources-link-bank/

Footsteps Through Time: Walking Tour of Fanwood

The Friends of the Fanwood Library present local historian Joan Skubish who will conduct a walking tour of historic sites in Fanwood. At the conclusion of the tour, participants can visit the Fanwood Museum at the historic train station and refreshments will be provided. Joan will answer questions and share some of the more popular and interesting museum resources. Registration

Summer Reading Ice Cream Social & Family Book Club

Join us for live music on the lawn and a free treat from the Ice Cream Truck. Your Face and The Ugly Truth will perform! Both bands feature local students from the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts. Join our Family Book Club and get a Book Club Bag with books to read together and fun activities to share (as supplies last). Family Book Club members can pick up Book Club Bags at our Ice Cream Social. REGISTRATION

Painting the Great Outdoors

Join us on the lawn to paint. We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. Please REGISTER HERE to ensure we have enough canvases.

Virtual Chat with Author Kate DiCamillo

A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade) Newbery Medal Winner for The Tale of Despereaux and New York Times bestselling author of over 30 books for children More info & Registration 

Virtual Chat with Author Max Brailler

Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier (3rd-6th Grade) New York Times Bestselling Author of More Than 50 Books for Children Under Both This Name and the Pen Name Jack Chabert More info & Registration  

Virtual Chat with Author Elizabeth Acevedo

Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo (9th-12th) National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM EDT See More and Register

Play Caberet: Road Trip!

The Fanwood Memorial Library welcomes back Play Theater and this Summer's program Road Trip. Play Cabaret is an advanced performance opportunity for young Musical Theater talents. Participants are cast by a competitive audition process. Rehearsals and performances of the 25-minute show will take place outdoors .  Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the show!

Virtual Chat with Author Dan Santat

Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat (5th-8th Grade) Caldecott Medal Winner, National Book Award Winner, and New York Times Bestselling Author and Illustrator of Over 100 Books See More and Register