Story Stroll @ Kunkel Park, Sept. – Oct., 2023

Story Stroll @ Kunkel Park
September – October, 2023
King George Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
No registration required.

Visit Kunkel Park to experience a fun, new way to enjoy a story! We’ve taken an illustrated children’s book and displayed it page-by-page on a path through Kunkel Park. Start at the welcome sign and then exercise your body (and your imagination!) as you follow the pages through the park.

This season’s story is The Wall in the Middle of the Book by John Agee.

Outdoor Movie & Craft Night, 10/13/23 @ 6:30pm

Friday, October 13, 2023 @ Kunkel Park
(Rain date: October 20, 2023)
King George Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
Craft @ 6:30pm, Movie @ 7:00pm
No registration required.

Join us in the Kunkel Park pavilion at 6:30pm to make spooky, silly pencil toppers using Model Magic!
Then stick around for a showing of Hotel Transylvania on the big screen at 7:00pm. You won’t want to miss it!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Pennington Parks and Recreation Commission.

In Conversation with Author Victoria Weisfeld, Recording Available

In Conversation with Author Victoria Weisfeld, Architect of Courage
Thursday, February 16, 2023 @ 7:00pm via Zoom

Local author Victoria Weisfeld discusses her book, Architect of Courage, with the Pennington Public Library.

In summer 2011, the orderly life of Manhattan architect Archer Landis is upended by the murder of the woman he loves. When, to his surprise, the authorities link her to the Arab American community, their reflexive conclusion is “terrorist.” Landis sets out to prove them wrong but is hindered by additional mysterious attacks on everyone and everything he holds dear. To overcome these tragedies—and to survive—Landis must confront prejudice, self-doubt, the limits of loyalty, and a need for redemption that transcends revenge.

About the Author
Some thirty of Victoria Weisfeld’s short stories have appeared in leading mystery magazines and anthologies, winning awards from the Short Mystery Fiction Society and the Public Safety Writers Association. Her first mystery thriller, Architect of Courage, was published June 2022 by Black Opal Books to a warm reception. She’s a reviewer for the UK website,, and blogs at

Outdoor Story Time, Wednesdays @ 11

Wednesdays, September 7 – December 14, 2022 @ 11
30 N. Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534

No registration required. 

Bring a blanket or chair and join us on the front patio* for stories, music and more!

*Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, we will meet inside and masks will be required. Check our website for updates!

Plant Based Recipes Series via YouTube

Presenter: Alyssa Luning, Registered Dietician/Nutritionist from RWJ Barnabas Health

Take care of yourself one day at a time…one meal at a time! Every time we eat is an opportunity to fill our lives and bodies with essential nutrients like fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals like those found in plants. Learn how to boost these plant foods into breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and even dessert. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel ( for sessions weekly throughout May. See below for past sessions:

Week 1: The Basics

The Power Of a Plant-Based Diet Vegan Starter Kit
(Includes steps to get started, recipes and meal ideas, FAQs, inspiring success stories and links to free resources)

Week 2: Breakfast

Featured Recipes:
Breakfast Tofu Scramble
Overnight Oats

Week 3: Lunch

Featured Recipes:
Chickpea Salad
Walnut and Lentil Taco

Week 4: Dinner

Featured Recipes:
Tempeh Satay
Rotini Puttanesca

Week 5: Appetizer and Dessert

Featured Recipes:
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Banana Nice Cream

About the presenter:
Alyssa Luning obtained a bachelor’s of science in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales in Providence RI in 2012 before she was accepted into Tulane University for her dietetic internship. Her first full time position was as a community nutrition & culinary educator for Whole Foods Market. Afterwards, she worked as an outpatient bariatric dietitian, obtaining her CSOWM (Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management).  Her curiosity later took her to Washington D.C. to work for a non-profit organization to research and promote the health benefits of a plant based diet. Once home in NJ, she worked at local hospitals as a clinical inpatient dietitian. Now, things have come full circle and she is working full time as a community nutrition & culinary educator with RWJ Barnabas Hamilton. She gets the most joy out of being a dietitian from working with patients who reverse their type 2 diabetes, as it takes such great strength and patience.

Presented in collaboration with RWJ Barnabas Health.

Recommended Reading for Adults

Summer reading isn’t just for kids – adult patrons can dive in, too! Kick off your reading this season by checking out some of our favorite new adult books, listed below. Let us know what you think by writing a book review and you will be entered to win a Kindle Fire!

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