EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:39:09 GMT Take A Continuing Education Class With Universal Class http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=25761 East Brunswick Public Library now offers over 500 free online continuing education courses through Universal Class.<p>Our library has been offering instructional classes for years,&rdquo; said Karen Parry, Information Services Manager. &ldquo;With Universal Class, we can now offer our customers several courses that we would not have been able to. And, best of all, our customers can take these classes online at their schedule.&rdquo;</p> <p>East Brunswick Public Library cardholders can <a href="http://eastbrunswicknj.universalclass.com/register.htm">create a free account</a> for Universal Class online. Their valid library card number is necessary to register.</p> <p>Once registered, library customers can sign up for up to five different classes. Topics range from basic accounting and business skills, to web development and programming, and personal courses like genealogy and organization.</p> <p>Students have up to six months to finish each course. Each course has flexibly scheduled classes and assignments, as well as access to an instructor for further questions. Courses offered through Universal Class are non-credit and not to be intended as a substitute for licensing or educational requirements.</p> <p>For more information about Universal Class, call the Information Services Department at 732-390-6767.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=25761 Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25760 This Saturday, our Our Career Connections librarians will show you how to conduct a successful job search. <p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-02-25%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79138"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-02-25%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79138"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25760 Need to Relax? Meditation Workshop Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25756 The library is hosting its monthly meditation workshop to help you add meditation to your life on Thursday. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25756">Read More</a></b><h4>&nbsp;</h4> <h3>Mind &amp; Meditation Workshop</h3> <h3>Thursday, February 23 | 7PM (Fourth Thursdays of Every Month @ 7PM)</h3> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!</p> <p>Introduction to POWERFUL breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, &amp; breath to:</p> <ul> <li>Reduce Stress</li> <li>Increase health &amp; well being</li> <li>More ease &amp; joy in personal relationships</li> <li>Improve Self Esteem</li> <li>Greater creativity and clarity of mind</li> </ul> <p><em>Presented by The Art of Living Foundation</em></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25756 Puppetry Festival Comes to EBPL http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25740 Tickets are available for "Jack and the Beanstalk" on Sunday, February 26.<p>The Friends of the Library are proud to <span style="font-size:13px">present the eighteenth annual Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival. These shows are for families with children ages 2 and up.</span></p> <p><strong>Nappy&#39;s Puppets presents<br /> JACK AND THE BEANSTALK</strong><br /> Sunday, February 26, 2 pm<br /> A rollicking retelling of this favorite story told through shadow puppetry.<br /> <br /> All tickets are $4 and are sold in advance at the Circulation Desk. They can be purchased by cash or check payable to &quot;E.B. Friends of the Library.&quot; All ticketholders must meet minimum age requirement (ages 2+). Friends of the Library members will be seated first at each show with tickets.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25740 Louis Armstrong Lecture Tuesday 2/28 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25759 The East Brunswick Human Relations Council and the Library will celebrate the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong with a presentation titled “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong” on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25759">Read More</a></b><p>Ricky Riccardi, director of research collections at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Queens, N.Y., will bring the entertainer&rsquo;s final decades to life with rare footage of some of Armstrong&rsquo;s vintage performances on stage and television, including renditions of tunes such as &ldquo;Hello, Dolly!,&rdquo; &ldquo;What a Wonderful World,&rdquo; and the song that is known as one of the first protest songs ever recorded, &ldquo;(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue.&rdquo;</p> <p>The program, which is free of charge and open to the public, is part of the library&rsquo;s celebration of African American History Month.</p> <p>For more information, log on to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebpl.org/" rel="nofollow" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(77, 178, 236); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">www.ebpl.org</a>.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25759 Friends of the Library Designer Handbag Bingo http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25746 The Friends of the Library host their Designer Handbag Bingo fundraiser on March 3 at East Brunswick High School. <p><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=79332"><strong>Read More</strong></a></p><p><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=79332"><strong>Read More</strong></a></p> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25746 Business Networking Breakfast http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25753 Join us on Tuesday, March 7 from 8 to 9:30 am for our Business Networking Breakfast<p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-03-07%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79282"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-03-07%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79282"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25753 East Brunswick Public Library Circulates 30,000,000th Item http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=25752 On February 12, East Brunswick Public Library celebrated an incredible milestone. The library circulated its 30 millionth item.<p>&ldquo;This is a huge accomplishment for us,&rdquo; said Library Director Jennifer Podolsky. &ldquo;Our customers realize that libraries are more than just books, and stop by to borrow movies, music, video games and even museum passes. They can now borrow digital items from us on their own schedule.&rdquo;</p> <p>The library doesn&rsquo;t know exactly know what book or other item was the 30 millionth item checked out, as the computer circulation system calculates the total number of checkouts at the end of the day. The final count for Saturday was 30,000,225.</p> <p>To celebrate the occasion, the Friends of the Library held a prize drawing for every customer who checked out an item that day that was won by Michelle Brill of East Brunswick.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I moved to East Brunswick in 1983 one of the first places I knew I needed to find was the library,&rdquo; Brill said. &ldquo;It wowed me then and continues to impress each time I go. I think it&rsquo;s the pride of East Brunswick.&rdquo;</p> <p>This milestone coincides with the East Brunswick Public Library&rsquo;s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated this May.</p> <p>On February 12, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) celebrated an incredible milestone. The library circulated its 30 millionth item.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a huge accomplishment for us,&rdquo; said Library Director Jennifer Podolsky. &ldquo;Our customers realize that libraries are more than just books, and stop by to borrow movies, music, video games and even museum passes. They can now borrow digital items from us on their own schedule.&rdquo;</p> <p>The library doesn&rsquo;t know exactly know what book or other item was the 30 millionth item checked out, as the computer circulation system calculates the total number of checkouts at the end of the day. The final count for Saturday was 30,000,225.</p> <p>To celebrate the occasion, the Friends of the Library held a prize drawing for every customer who checked out an item that day that was won by Michelle Brill of East Brunswick.</p> <p>&ldquo;When I moved to East Brunswick in 1983 one of the first places I knew I needed to find was the library,&rdquo; Brill said. &ldquo;It wowed me then and continues to impress each time I go. I think it&rsquo;s the pride of East Brunswick.&rdquo;</p> <p>This milestone coincides with the East Brunswick Public Library&rsquo;s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated this May.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=25752 Popular Film: Queen of Katwe Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25739 The Popular Film Festival returns with a screening of Queen of Katwe on Tuesday, February 14 at 1:30 & 7:30PM. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25739">Read More</a></b><p>USA. 2016. 124 minutes. Rated PG.</p> <p>The inspiring journey of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi is traced from her village in Uganda, where she is forced to abandon her formal schooling at the age of nine, to the upper echelons of the chess world. Directed by Mira Nair, the drama features newcomer Madina Nalwanga and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong&rsquo;o.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- p><iframe height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4l3-_yub5A&t=1s" width="420"></iframe></p --> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z4l3-_yub5A" width="420"></iframe></p> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25739 Teen & Library Xchange Open Mic Night Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25737 EBPL invites performers age 13 to 39 to come and be a part of open mic night with the theme of LOVE. Bring your guitars, voices, poetry, and more on Monday, February 13 at 7PM. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25737">Read More</a></b><p>Show starts at 7:00 p.m. &nbsp;First come, first on stage. &nbsp;5-7 minute limit per&nbsp;performer/group.</p> <p><em>This program is for Teens &amp; members of the Library Xchange, our Meetup for 20- to 30-somethings at the East Brunswick Public Library,</em></p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25737