EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:58:11 GMT Best of the Best Readers Choice Contest http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26947 Vote for East Brunswick Public Library as "Best Public Library" in the Home News Tribune's Best of the Best of Middlesex County Readers Choice Contest 2017! <a href="http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/2017-Best-of-the-Best-Home-News-Tribune/Ballot/PeopleampServices"><strong>Click Here</strong></a> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26947 Teens & Adults Paint Stones of Inspiration Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26942 Teens and adults can paint Stones of Inspiration on Thursday, July 20 at 7:00PM. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26942">Learn More</a></b>Teens &amp; Adults: In celebration of our summer reading theme, &quot;Build a Better World&quot;, come paint a stone with inspiring themes that will be placed around the library.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.</strong></em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26942 Hiking the Appalachian Trail Lecture Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26941 Learn about hiking the Appalachian Trail on Monday, July 17 at 7PM. <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26941">Learn More</b></a><span style="font-family:helvetica neue,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">At age 77, Mike Venus became the fourth oldest person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Mike will present a slideshow of photos he captured along the way and will discuss the history of the famous Trail; the process of preparing for the hike (including attendance at a boot camp); and factors that determine how likely one might be to succeed on the hike. &nbsp;</span> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26941 Book Discussion Wednesday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26939 The "Reading To Action Project" pairs a book discussion with a community service project. We will be reading <b>Unstoppable: Harnessing Science To Change The World</b> by science educator and television host Bill Nye. Get your complimentary copy now!<br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26939">Learn More</a></b><em>Unstoppable</em> explains that the environmental issues of today are not as insurmountable as they seem and that society can work together to build a healthier, cleaner and smarter world. <strong>Visit the Information Services Desk for your copy!</strong><br /> <br /> As the second part of this program, the library will be leading a park cleanup at Heavenly Farms Park (440 Dunhams Corner Road) on Saturday, July 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Following the cleanup, feel free to stick around and play volleyball.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.</strong></em> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26939 New Digital Resources Computer Class http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26944 EBPL’s Digital Resources allow you to access tens of thousands of titles from your PC or mobile device! EBPL’s Hoopla, eLibraryNJ, and RB Digital Magazines subscriptions allow you to borrow audiobooks, movies, eBooks, and eMagazines for on the go access.<br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26944">Learn More</a></b><br /> Whether you&rsquo;re hitting the road, relaxing by the pool or at the beach, or wondering how you&rsquo;ll survive while the library is briefly closed for renovations this summer, EBPL&rsquo;s Digital Resources are the solution!<br /> <br /> The Digital Resources class will cover registering for and using <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-resources-hoopla.cfm">Hoopla</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elibrarynj.com">eLibraryNJ</a>, and <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-resources-zinio.cfm">RB Digital Magazines</a> on the web and on mobile devices.<br /> <br /> Courses will be held in the EBPL training lab:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-29%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=81421">Saturday July 29th 9:30 AM</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-08-03%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=81883">Thursday August 3rd 6:30 PM</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-08-07%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=81884">Monday August 7th 4:00 PM</a><br /> <br /> Registration is required. To register visit http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-events-calendar.cfm or call 732-390-6767. For more information about computer training courses at the library please contact dsalsman@ebpl.org. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26944 Final TED Talk Discussion Wednesday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26910 Join us for a viewing of TED Talks related to the subject of world cultures on Wednesday, July 26 at 2:30PM. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26910">Learn More</a></b>The viewing will be followed by a lively discussion where you can share your thoughts on this topic.<br /> <br /> Discussions will be held at 2:30 PM.<br /> <br /> <strong>About the Series:</strong><br /> <br /> Want to share your thoughts and learn about cutting-edge development and innovation on some of the most significant topics in the world today? Come join us for a viewing and lively discussion on various topics every Wednesday afternoon from June 14-July 26.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Upcoming Topics:</strong> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-26%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80942">July 26: World Cultures</a></strong></li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Previous Topics</strong> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-06-14%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80936">June 14: Food&nbsp;(2:00PM - special time)</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-06-21%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80937">June 21: Education</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-06-28%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80938">June 28: Humor</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-05%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80939">July 5: Environment</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-12%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80940">July 12: Music</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-19%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=80941">July 19: Movies &amp; Film</a></strong></li> </ul> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26910 Trivia! Night Returns Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26938 Our Trivia! Night returns Wednesday, July 12 at 7PM. Join us for a mix of history, pop culture, and more! <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26938">Learn More</a></b><p>Our Trivia! Night is&nbsp;a mix of pub trivia and a famous TV game show.</p> <p>Bring your teammates, or meet&nbsp;new people and play together!</p> <p>There is a maximum of six people per team.<br /> <br /> <em><strong>This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.</strong></em></p> Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26938 Register Now: Wired Wednesdays for Adults Computer Classes http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26921 Join instructor Beth Ritter-Guth and learn about the "deep web" and "the Internet of Things" in this special computer class series in July. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26921">Learn More</a></b>All classes require registration and are free and open to ages 18 and older. <h3>Wired Wednesday, Topic 1:&nbsp;Spies, Lies, and Hackers</h3> Wednesday, July 12 | 7PM-9PM<br /> Join this class as we explore &quot;the deep dark web&quot; in Part 1 &nbsp;of this &nbsp;series &quot;Wired Wednesdays&quot; for people with an interest in the emerging web.&nbsp;<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-12%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=81422">Register Now</a></strong><br /> &nbsp; <h3>Wired Wednesday, Topic 2:&nbsp;The Internet of Things</h3> Wednesday, July 19 | 7PM-9PM<br /> Join this class as we explore what &quot;The Internet of Things&quot; is (and why we should care).<br /> <strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-07-19%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=81423">Register Now</a></strong><br /> <br /> Our guest instructor&nbsp;Beth Ritter-Guth&nbsp;is the Director of Instructional Design and Director of American Honors at Union County College. Her use of innovative technology and virtual worlds in the teaching of literature has been recognized by the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>, <em>USA Today</em>, <em>America Online</em>, and <em>Wired Magazine</em>. Sun, 09 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26921 Screening: "Portrait of Wally" Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26937 Date Correction: The documentary screening of "Portrait of Wally" will be held on <b>*Monday*, July 10 at 7PM</b>. <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26937">Read More</a></b>The documentary is about the painting &ldquo;Portrait of Wally,&rdquo; an oil painting by artist Egon Schiele. The piece belonged to an Austrian art collector Lea Bondi Jaray, and was taken by the Nazis during World War II. This film chronicles the Bondi family&rsquo;s struggle to reclaim the portrait.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Portrait of Wally&rdquo; was directed by Andrew Shea. It was a selection at several festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival<br /> <br /> <strong>This screening is co-sponsored by the Eat Brunswick Human Relations Council and the East Brunswick Arts Commission.</strong><br /> <br /> The movie screening is free and open to the public. &ldquo;Portrait of Wally&rdquo; is not rated and runs 92 minutes.&nbsp; Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26937 Bocce Ball Tournament Saturday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26929 Come and enjoy a friendly tournament of bocce ball on Saturday, July 8 at 1:30PM. <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26929">Learn More</a></b><p>Come with a teammate, or meet someone new! Register your 2-person team at 1 p.m. next to the court.</p> <p><em><strong>Weather Note: If it rains the morning of the program, the tournament may be postponed, as the court may not be playable. Please check back Saturday morning for an update.</strong></em></p> <p>This is a program for teens and adults.</p> The bocce ball court is next to the Senior Center at 3 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. Wed, 05 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26929