EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:24:19 GMT Board Names New Director http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19162 The Trustees of the East Brunswick Public Library are excited to welcome Jennifer Podolsky as the new Director of our Library. Jennifer comes to us with vast experience in the world of public libraries in New Jersey, including in towns, schools and most recently at the State Library of New Jersey.<p><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal,segoe ui,segoe wp,tahoma,arial,sans-serif; font-size:13.3333px">In her role at the State Library Jennifer traveled the state implementing innovative programs, training librarians, creating opportunity and harnessing grant monies while learning from every library she visited.&nbsp; Jennifer brings to the East Brunswick Library a tremendous skill set that will be an asset to our institution.&nbsp; We look forward to our continued reputation for innovation and excellence as Jennifer joins the exceptional staff of the East Brunswick Library.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Podolsky to the Library as she starts this October.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19162 Disability Awareness Fair on October 18th http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19157 In co-sponsorship with the Learning Disability Association of NJ [LDANJ] and the East Brunswick Public Schools, the East Brunswick Public Library will commemorate Disability Awareness Month with a fair on Sunday October 18 at 2 p.m.<p>This fair includes over twenty informational providers, with keynote speakers Anne Ford and John-Richard Thompson at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Disability Awareness Month is essential in helping to create understanding as well as celebrate individuals with disabilities. Individuals live with their disability, but should not be defined by them. They deserve equal treatment and respect. People typically hear very little, if anything, about the history of disabilities in America.</p> <p>Some of the many exhibitors include: The Arc of NJ; Children &amp; Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Tri CHADD NJ); Commission for the Blind &amp; Visually Impaired; Community Access Unlimited; Family Support Center of NJ; NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education; NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities; East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks; Special Strides; and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). You can find the entire list at <strong><a href="http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/">http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/</a></strong></p> <p>Keynote Speakers</p> <p><strong>ANNE FORD </strong>is author of the acclaimed memoir <em>Laughing Allegra </em>about raising her daughter with severe learning disabilities; <em>On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD; The Forgotten Child</em>.; and <em>A Special Mother</em>. Ford&rsquo;s story of raising a child with LD has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, and on NPR, NBC, and Lifetime.</p> <p><strong>JOHN-RICHARD THOMPSON</strong>, an award-winning playwright and novelist and has collaborated with Anne Ford at NCLD and on her three previous books, including <em>A Special Mother</em>.</p> <p>To find more information about the fair and register for free, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/">http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/</a></strong></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19157 Get Your Tickets! Friends' Annual What It's Worth Event 11/1 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19160 The East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s presents its 13th annual, “What’s It Worth?” antique appraisal on Sunday November 1 from 1:15 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library meeting rooms. This popular event features a presentation by Joe Bodnar of Bodnar’s Auction Sales, and antique appraisals by expert Allen Kozla.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bodnar&rsquo;s short presentation discusses new and exciting trends in the world of antiques and collectibles.</p> <p>Tickets are $10 for the appraisal of 2 items. The tickets are numbered, and attendees will be called in numerical order. Only 100 tickets are available for purchase at the circulation desk.</p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=19160 September 2015 Programs & Events http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18125 <b><a href="http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1122062397582.html"> Click here to see the September Newsletter!</a></b> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18125 New Cookbook Club Meets Monday Evening http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18144 <a href="http://ebpl.org/Main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272015-09-14%27}&Calendar_Code=&Event_Id=67263">Share your love of cooking by bringing an appetizer and recipe from a cookbook to share!</a> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18144 Cancer Survivorship Workshop on Wednesday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18145 Cancer survivorship is defined many different ways. Here we focus on the phase of care after cancer treatment is completed.<p>This talk outlines the key issues faced by patients after treatment and what can be done about them.&nbsp;This program introduces this topic and describes programs and materials available to guide patients after treatment.</p> <p><em>Presented by Denalee O&#39;Malley, PhD(c), LSW, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/cancer-survivor-flyer.jpg" style="height:388px; width:300px" /></p> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18145 How to Successfully Promote Your Business: Thursday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18143 Small businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to join us for a panel discussion made up of successful business owners. You'll learn their secrets of how to successfully grow your business. The keynote speaker is Mike Agugliaro of Gold Medal Service joined by Darr Kartychak, Intermedia Print Solutions and Michael Tesalona, Bradford & Crabtree, LLC.<p>Buffet dinner provided by Colonial Diner of East Brunswick!</p> <p>Cost is FREE. Space is limited. Register by email: WantToAttend@gmail.com or call 732-690-5496</p> <p>Hosted by the Central Jersey Business Alliance and the Business Resource Connection@East Brunswick Public Library.</p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18143 ESL Programs for the Fall http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=18102 To help members of the community who want assistance with their English language skills, the East Brunswick Public Library will be offering a variety of free classes and workshops aimed at English language learners in the coming months.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Starting on Fridays in August, EBPL will host Community English Conversation Groups, which will help those newly arrived to the township acclimate and practice English at the same time. On Mondays in September and October, the library will hold an Accent Reduction Workshop lead by an accent specialist.</p> <p>As part the grant awarded to the library for Global Connections @ East Brunswick, EBPL will be offering these classes free of charge.</p> <p>If you are recently arrived in this community from another country, can speak and understand English at an intermediate or advanced level, and are interested in learning more about the local community, these classes are for you.</p> <p>The Community English Conversation Group will give participants a chance to practice speaking with others; gain an understanding of local culture, community, and municipal services; learn about local and civic matters and how to navigate them; and meet and connect with others. Guest speakers will be on hand to help answer any questions you may have about life in East Brunswick. The first session meets on Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m. at the library.</p> <p>Amy Dixon, a certified TESOL teacher, will be leading a four-part accent reduction workshop that will begin in September. Students will be introduced to the various elements of American English pronunciation, with an emphasis on intonation, stress, clarity, and rhythm. Awareness and practice will raise confidence levels and result in more accurate, comprehensible English. Registration is required for the accent workshop, and will be held on Monday, August 14 from 6:30 &ndash; 8 p.m. at the library.</p> <p>East Brunswick was one of three recipients of the American Library Association Dollar General American Dream Starts @ your library grant in New Jersey. Global Connections @ East Brunswick is a year-long program that aims to bring advanced cultural and business immersion ESL to the community through programming, materials, and technology. Business English Conversation Group, resume/job searching workshops, and networking gatherings are being planned for the late fall and winter.</p> <p>For more information about these classes or other upcoming programs, call Jill D&rsquo;Amico at 732-290-6772 or email <a href="mailto:jdamico@ebpl.org">jdamico@ebpl.org</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=18102 Free Day at Crystal Springs August 6 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18087 To celebrate a summer of reading, all children and teens who are members of the Library's Summer Reading Club will have free admission after 4 p.m. at the Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center (380 Dunhams Corner Road).<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Parents of readers will be admitted at the reduced rate of $5.</p> <p>It is not too late to join the Library Summer Reading Club-just visit www.ebpl.org/src to create an account. And if you are already registered, don&#39;t forget keep updating your reading log for opportunities to win prizes all summer long.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18087 August 2015 Programs & Events http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18090 Our 2015 August 2015 Programs & Events newsletter is now available!<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You can view our newsletter by visiting:&nbsp;<a href="http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1121507697723.html"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.1599998474121px">http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1121507697723.html</span></a></strong></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18090