Author visits, puppet workshop are special programs at North Brunswick Library



  • Virtual author visit with S. Kirk Walsh, author of “The Elephant of Belfast” at 7 p.m. Aug. 5


Join Walsh for a reading from and conversation about her first novel. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a young woman zookeeper and the elephant she’s compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during World War II.


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  • The North Brunswick Library will host a puppet workshop at 3 p.m. Aug. 12 on the library lawn, 880 Hermann Road. All supplies will be provided.

Masks required. Social distancing will be enforced.

Email librarian Miss Val at with any questions.





  • Virtual author visit with Stephanie Thornton Plymale, author of “American Daughter,” 7 p.m. Aug. 17

Join Stephanie Thornton Plymale for a virtual conversation about her bestselling book, a moving memoir tracing a childhood fraught with neglect, hunger, poverty, homelessness, ongoing sexual abuse, and a deeply troubled mother-daughter relationship, to eventual transcendence and redemption. Stephanie’s story is unique but its messages are universal, offering insight into what it means to survive, to rise above, to heal, and to forgive.


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All participants will be entered into a raffle to win a free copy of the book.


Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at

  • Introduction to Animation, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 24


During this virtual workshop, participants will join instructor David Torres and learn how to create animation, including the basics of limited and full animation, and making your own style of movement come alive.


As a means of making this workshop open to everyone interested, Torres will use the free program Pencil 2D Animation, which is easy to download.

No prior drawing experience is required.


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Any questions, email librarian Ryan Miller at