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Learn to Improve Posture & Muscle Tone Monday 9/25

Learn to Improve Posture & Muscle Tone Monday 9/25

Posted September 20, 2017


Learn why movement matters in everyday life with New Jersey licensed physical therapist Swati Juneja on Monday, September 25 at 7PM.
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The human body is designed to move. If we don't move, we risk losing some of our mobility, independence, and the ability to do the things we enjoy. As the old saying goes, "Use it or lose it!" By taking relatively simple steps now, we can improve our physical capabilities and preserve them well into the future. This program will offer insights and examples of some of the ways to do this, while leaving plenty of time for questions and answers.
 

The human body is designed to move. If we don't move, we risk losing some of our mobility, independence, and the ability to do the things we enjoy. As the old saying goes, "Use it or lose it!" By taking relatively simple steps now, we can improve our physical capabilities and preserve them well into the future. This program will offer insights and examples of some of the ways to do this, while leaving plenty of time for questions and answers.

Swati Juneja is a New Jersey licensed physical therapist who served as an Assistant Professor at the Garden City College of Physiotherapy and was also a a lecturer at Shekhar College of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Brunswick Physical Therapy. Swati's practice includes the treatment of a wide variety of physical impairments ranging from orthopedic issues and neurological disorders to chronic pain and sports related injuries.

Sponsored by Brunswick Physical Therapy and the Library's Just for the Health of It! initiative to promote community health and wellness.


National Preparedness Month 2017

National Preparedness Month 2017

Posted September 19, 2017


Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can. Read more

The library is exhibiting a traveling display created by the Middlesex County Department of Public Safety  and Health. Stop by and learn how to assemble a supply kit and develop a family emergency plan for both natural and manmade emergencies. Come browse the display and pick up a flyer to register to win a deluxe Home-Preparedness Kit or visit: http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/EmergencyPrepMonth.aspx. The display is located in the Café Area from September 18 through September 25th.


Discover Natural NJ Tonight

Discover Natural NJ Tonight

Posted September 19, 2017


Jim Peck will show his photos and discuss beautiful and little known natural areas found all across our diverse state on Tuesday, September 19 at 7PM.
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He has traveled through NJ for the past 12 years exploring and writing the Trail Mix nature column for the Home News Tribune. He has also visited 49 states with just North Dakota to go.

Jim is an amateur naturalist and worked for over three years as the Education Director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation non-profit located on Sandy Hook. He also served for three years as the Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills working to educate the public and restore native plants in the 16 acres. 

This is part of the ongoing Option Green Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the East Brunswick Friends of the Environmental Commission


Register Now: Medicare Workshop Wednesday 9/27

Register Now: Medicare Workshop Wednesday 9/27

Posted September 18, 2017


Join Mike Salum & Justin Lubenow of Senior Advisors to help avoid the 5 mistakes people make on Medicare on Wednesday, September 27 at 6:30PM.
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At this workshop, you will learn:

  • What’s changing in 2018?
  • 5 Biggest Mistakes Made by Medicare Beneficiaries
  • Original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage Plans
  • How do Medicare Supplement Policies Work?
  • How do Medicare Prescription Drug programs work?
  • What are some of the Proposed Changes to Medicare in the future?

Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Register now online or call the Information Services Desk at 732-390-6767.

Sponsored by Senior Advisors and the library's Just for the Health of It! initiative to promote public health and wellness.


Free Latin Dancing Workshop @ CAC Sunday

Free Latin Dancing Workshop @ CAC Sunday

Posted September 14, 2017


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, come learn the basics steps of Salsa, Merengue, and Rumba from professional instructors on Sunday, September 17th from 1-3PM at the Community Arts Center [721 Cranbury Road].
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Francine McCarthy is a certified dance professional with over 20 years of experience in all levels of ballroom and Latin dances. She has won top teacher awards, been a featured dance instructor for cable TV commercials, and performed in many professional shows, competitions, and showcases.

Nancy Brown is a certified dance professional competitor and judge with over 20 years of experience in all levels and styles of ballroom and Latin dances. She is a member of several prestigious dance organizations in the USA & UK and is the co-organizer of the Exclusive dance weekend.

This program will be held at the Community Arts Center, located at 721 Cranbury Road.


Sponsored by The East Brunswick Public Library and East Brunswick Arts Commission.


Author Talk Tonight: Sabeeha Rehman

Author Talk Tonight: Sabeeha Rehman

Posted September 13, 2017


Author Sabeeha Rehman will hold a discussion on her book, "Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim", a richly textured reflection on what it is like to be Muslim in America on Wednesday at 7PM.
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The book has been listed by Booklist as Top 10 Religion & Spirituality Books 2016, and Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction books in 2017.  Books will be available for purchase after the program.

Sabeeha Rehman came to the U.S. from Pakistan in 1971 after a hurried arranged marriage. Raising Muslim children in the absence of a Muslim community was a daunting challenge so in the early 1980s, she began the work of establishing a Muslim community on Staten Island, which culminated in the building of a mosque. She has spent the last several decades in engaging in interfaith dialogue with faith communities.

This program is co-sponsored by the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Chapters of New Jersey and the East Brunswick Human Relations Council.


Discuss Community Tonight

Discuss Community Tonight

Posted September 12, 2017


Join us for a World Café program to explore “How Can We Foster Community?” on Tuesday, September 12 at 7PM. This dynamic event allows us to connect diverse perspectives, listen together for new insights, explore questions, and share collective discoveries about this place we call home.
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The World Café is a methodology that is unique in its ability to enable participants to enhance collaborative wisdom and share knowledge in small intimate groups. The setting is a café, and the experience is rich with reflection.

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Coffee generously provided by Starbucks.


EBPL Launches Tutor.com

EBPL Launches Tutor.com

Posted September 09, 2017


Stuck on a math problem? Need help writing an essay? Tutor.com brings live, one-to-one help TO YOU, FOR FREE to all East Brunswick library card holders.
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Who can use the Tutor.com Learning Suite? Everyone! K-12 and college students can get help with homework, studying, projects, essay writing and test prep in every subject, including algebra, statistics, chemistry, physics, social studies and English. Adults can get help with job searches, GED prep and academic support. 
 
How does the online tutoring work? All sessions are online with professional academic or career tutors. East Brunswick patrons can work with an online tutor 7 days a week from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  There is no time limit for each session with a tutor.
                                                     
Is the service available remotely?
Yes. Patrons can connect to Tutor.com from any computer or mobile device (smartphones & tablets) with Internet access.  Instructions to download the free mobile app for your iOS or Android device are on the Tutor.com site.
 


Defensive Driving Class This October

Defensive Driving Class This October

Posted September 06, 2017


Erase your points, and save money on your car insurance by signing up for a NJ-approved class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator. More Info

Erase your points, and save money on your car insurance by signing up for a NJ-approved class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator. More Info


Screening:

Screening: "Beyond Standing Rock" Tonight

Posted September 06, 2017


The library is screening the 2017 documentary Beyond Standing Rock on Thursday, September 7 at 7 pm. Beyond Standing Rock takes a close-up look at the controversy on the front lines of the Dakota Pipeline. The film investigates the collision of energy development with Native American rights and sovereignty.
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It shares three stories focusing on the Standing Rock Sioux and the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Southern Ute Tribe energy development, and a coalition of tribe sin the Four Corners region, fighting for control of the Bears Ears National Monument.

Following the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with the film’s producer Leigh Paterson. She has reported for TV and radio as a one woman show freelancer for BBC News, BBC World Service, PRI’s the World, ABC-Univision, Agence France Presse and CBC News.

This program is co-sponsored by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council & the Friends of the Library.