EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:45:28 GMT Get Defensive About Your Driving http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14784 Shave points off your license or save on your insurance. Monday, Dec. 1 and Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.<p><span style="color:#333333; font-family:calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:11pt">Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen&#39;s driver&#39;s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library&#39;s Defensive Driving Course. </span><br /> <br /> <span style="color:#333333; font-family:calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:11pt">Eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver&#39;s license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions. </span><br /> <br /> <span style="color:#333333; font-family:calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:11pt">Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55.&nbsp; For both, the cost is $65. &nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="color:#333333; font-family:calibri,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:11pt">Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p><strong><a href="http://ebpl.org/pdf/Defensive_Driving.pdf and">Click here for an application form</a></strong>, or contact the library.</p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14784 Acoustic Guitar Performance http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14780 Come and enjoy a wonderful acoustic guitar performance with musician Matt Richards Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.<p><a href="http://www.mattrichardsmusic.net/">Matt Richards</a> has performed in duets with guitarists Larry Coryell, Tony Hughes, Jim Goodin and Emiliano Pardo, flutist Katherine Barbato and vocalist Jay Katz. He also is a founding member of the acoustic guitar trio Language of 3.</p> <p>While at the Library, he will perform a solo acoustic show that includes music from nis new release, Balance.</p> <p>He also has performed with a range of established artists, including Mike Clark, Starr Cullars, Joey DeFrancesco, Caf&eacute; del Silva, Kenwood Dennard, Essra Mohawk, Herbie Nix, Steve Oliver, Marlon Simon, Adrian Valosin, Elio Villafranca, and Bobby Zankel. He has played as an opener for artists such as Paco Pena, Richie Havens and Dave Mason. Vocalist Paul Middleton and songwriter/vocalist Nate Hawk feature Matt&rsquo;s electric playing on their commercial releases.</p> <p>A current faculty member at Cheltenham Art &amp; Music Center and Ambler Music Academy, Matt has served as Head of Faculty for the FrankfordStyle School for Creative Arts and Music Program Director at Zanaras Music Stores. He frequently conducts clinics and master classes in conjunction with his performances and is currently preparing instructional articles detailing his playing technique and his personal approach to performing and arranging.</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14780 Hunger Games Monopoly http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13778 Celebrate the "Mockingjay" at the Library by playing a life-sized board game based on the movie. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.<p>Mockingjay will be in theaters this month. Celebrate and find out if the odds really are in your favor. Teens are challenged in this team-based, life sized board game based on The Hunger Games. You and your fellow tributes will trade, haggle, scheme and plot to be the Ultimate Victors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13778 In-Person Insurance Enrollment Assistance http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13777 Get help shopping for insurance Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to 4 p.m.<p>Open enrollment for the insurance through the federal marketplace starts this month. If you&rsquo;re unsure of which plan is right for you or your family, what subsidies you qualify for, or just want someone to walk you through the process, the East Brunswick Public Library is holding an event on Saturday, Nov. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. Get in-person assistance going through the process, and have all your questions answered by trained experts.&nbsp; Even if you enrolled in the marketplace last year, you MUST re-enroll again this year. Bilingual assisters will be available in many languages!</p> <p>Those interested MUST make an appointment for assistance by calling 732-390-6772 or emailing jdamico@ebpl.org</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13777 What's It Worth? http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13746 Find out what your antiques and collectibles are worth. Sunday, Nov. 16 * 1:15 p.m<p>Come to everyone&rsquo;s favorite &ldquo;Antiques Road Show&rdquo; and learn to tell how much that family heirloom or treasured possession is worth.<br /> <br /> Attend the 12th annual event and learn how to get the best price for your collectibles and get a chance to have your items appraised by Allen Kozla of Bodnar&rsquo;s Auction Sales. Joe Bodner will also give a short presentation of what is new and exciting in the world of antiques and collectibles.<br /> <br /> Tickets to get two appraisals are $10 and are on sale at the library now. Attendance is free, but for those wanting appraisals for their items, tickets are $10 (no weapons please).</p> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13746 What Employers Expect http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13776 Get a leg up on your job search Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon<p>Outstanding work readiness skills, excellent customer service skills, accomplished team player. These are all phrases used continuously by employers when asked what they seek in an employee.&nbsp; What do those phrases actually mean and how do you showcase these traits in an interview?&nbsp; This presentation will provide tips, suggestions and steps to help you obtain the job of your dreams. &nbsp;</p> <p><em>Offered by the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development in partnership with the BRC</em>.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=13776 World Book Online and PebbleGo http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13775 World Book Online and PebbleGo added to our list of Databases<p>Our Youth Services Department is proud to announce the addition of two new databases to our collection &ndash; World Book Online and PebbleGo, both accessible from the library and from home computers.</p> <p>The databases were purchased by the Library after consultations with teachers and librarians from the East Brunswick School District.</p> <p>&ldquo;We hope that with our renewed partnership with local schools, these resources will be well used and a great boon to children in our community,&rdquo; said Youth Services Manager Aaron Pickett.</p> <p>World Book Online contains a wealth of new features including a portal for atlases, videos, e-reference texts, and a timeline tool that uses data visualization techniques to bring world events to life. Perhaps best of all, for the first time library customers can access a version of the site entirely in Spanish.</p> <p>PebbleGo, was chosen at the universal recommendation of East Brunswick elementary school librarians and fills a unique space in our current offerings by being a great resource for students in first through third grade. The database offers clear, easy to understand graphics, engaging videos and photos, and easy to understand text.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/kids/rt_database_kids.cfm">To acces our Databases, click here</a></strong> and scroll down.</p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13775 Teen Writers Workshop http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13766 Teens are invited to write their own works during National Write a Novel in a Month. <h1><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Join us as we spend November celebrating National Write a Novel in a Month (NaNoWriMo) with a series of Teen Writers Workshops. We&#39;ll be writing together, working on different writing prompts, sharing our work, getting feedback from friends and more. You&#39;ll leave this workshop with a bound book of everyone&#39;s work. In addition, we&rsquo;ll have guest speaker Keshav Pandya of Old Bridge stop by. Keshav will visit Nov. 17 to discuss the publishing process and what it is like to have a book published as a teenager. His novel, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Between-Devil-Deep-Blue-Sea-ebook/dp/B00G5IODGI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1415218487&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Keshav+Pandya">&ldquo;Between the Devil and the Deep Blue See,&rdquo; is available on Amazon</a>. This program will be led by Flora Kim.</span></h1> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Workshops are scheduled for Mondays, Nov. 10, 17 and 24, and Dec. 1 and 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Contact Jessica with questions. <strong><a href="mailto:jschneider@ebpl.org" target="_blank"><span style="color:#333333">jschneider@ebpl.org</span></a></strong>. &nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13766 Books picked just for you with Match+Book http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13764 Let us know what you like, and we'll pick the perfect book for you to read!<p>It's wonderful to have a special treat chosen just for you. Let the East Brunswick Public Library staff use their expertise to select your next great read with our new match+book service. Just fill out a simple form telling us about what you like to read and what you're looking for, and librarians will give you three custom book suggestions. The service is available for books, ebooks and audiobooks - just let us know how you want to read, and we'll do the rest. There is even an option for the books to be placed on reserve for you!<br /> <br /> The library's Reader's Advisory committee worked on developing the form, and it was piloted over the summer. We're very excited about being able to offer this to our community, and encourage you to give it a try!<br /> <br /> EBPL's match+book form is available online at <a href="http://www.ebpl.org"><strong>www.ebpl.org</strong></a>&nbsp; when you click on Great Books and Films and a paper form can be obtained by asking at the Information Desk.&nbsp; So let us pamper you today!</p> <p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-match-book.cfm"><strong>You also can click here!</strong></a></p> <p><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13764 Computer Training at the Library http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13758 Sharpen your computer skills during November<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Brush up on your computer training with the library's fantastic cataloge of classes. Courses in November include offerings for beginners to experts. Classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students eac</span><span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333;" styleclass=" style_MainText" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">h. &nbsp;</span></p> <ul _mce_style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333;" styleclass=" style_MainText" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <li><strong>Saturday Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-01%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60516" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-01%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60516" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Intro to Word</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Saturday Nov. 1, at 12:30 p.m</strong>. -&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-01%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60395" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-01%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60395" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Photoshop III</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Tuesday Nov. 4. at 7 p.m</strong>. -&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-04%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60509" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-04%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60509" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Intro to Excel</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m</strong>. -&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-05%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60558" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-05%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60558" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">PC Literacy I</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-06%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60534" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-06%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60534" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Intro to Photoshop</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-06%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60513" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-06%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60513" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Intro to PowerPoint</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;-<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-08%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60517" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-08%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60517" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Word II</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Wednesday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m</strong>. -&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-12%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60559" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-12%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60559" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">PC Literacy II</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m</strong>. -&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-13%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60535" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-13%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60535" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Photoshop II</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-13%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60514" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-13%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60514" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">PowerPoint II</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Saturday, Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;-<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-15%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60518" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-15%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60518" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Word III</a></li> <li><strong>Tuesday, Nov. 18at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-18%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60510" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-18%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60510" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Excel II</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6&nbsp; p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-20%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60536" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-20%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60536" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Photoshop III</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-20%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60515" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-20%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60515" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">PowerPoint III</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9:30 a.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-22%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60519" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-22%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60519" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Word IV</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-25%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60511" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-11-25%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60511" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Excel III</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><strong>Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-12-02%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60512" _mce_href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date=%7bd%20%272014-12-02%27%7d&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=60512" shape="rect" _mce_shape="rect" _mce_style="color: #333333;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) !important;">Excel IV</a>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p styleclass=" style_MainText" _mce_style="text-align: left; line-height: normal; font-style: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-weight: normal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333;" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">All Intro and Level 1 Courses are Free. There is a $10 fee for all others. Fees will be added to a cardholder's account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Non-cardholders will be charged $15 and must pay at the time of registration.</p> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=13758