EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:36:40 GMT Tonight: Start Spring Cleaning with Organizing Guru Jamie Novak http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26794 Ready to tackle that spring cleaning and de-cluttering checklist but not sure where to start? Join Organizing Humorist and bestselling author Jamie Novak as she reveals her insider tips and tricks on Wednesday, March 22 at 7PM. <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=26794">Read More</a></b><p>From time saving tips like using Listerine to clean shower grout to how a pillowcase can clean your ceiling fan and what to do with all those paper piles Jamie shares it all! You&rsquo;ll leave this program with a personalized plan and the motivation to put that plan into action starting today.</p> <p><em>Jamie Novak has been seen on HGTV and QVC and recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart&rsquo;s Whole Living. She is the author of multiple bestsellers, including Keep This, Toss That! Visit her website at&nbsp;</em><a href="http://jamienovak.com/" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 122, 183); text-decoration-line: none;">jamienovak.com</a>.</p> <p>This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.</p> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=26794 Third Annual New Jersey Makers Day http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25783 Saturday, March 25<p> from 11 am to 4 pm <p><strong><a href="http://ebpl.org/maker">Click Here For Schedule</a></strong></p><p>East Brunswick Public Library joins over 200 libraries, schools, museums, colleges,&nbsp;makerspaces&nbsp;and other community organizations in hosting events for the third annual New Jersey Makers Day on&nbsp;Saturday, March 25&nbsp;from&nbsp;11 am to 4 pm.</p> <p>New Jersey Makers Day is a statewide event that explores the world of maker spaces and maker culture, as well as the importance of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) related activities. Almost 300 different locations will be hosting New Jersey Makers Day events this year.</p> <p>East Brunswick Public Library will offer a wide variety of activities throughout the day for attendees of all ages, ranging from embroidery and upcycling projects, to learning how to use green screen video technology and making video game controllers.</p> <p>TOOOL NJ (the Open Organisation of Lockpickers) will lead a presentation on how locks function, and the EB FIRST Robotics Group will demonstrate several of their award-winning competitive robots.</p> <p>The previous New Jersey Makers Day events have been successful at East Brunswick Public Library, with 700 people participating in 2016.</p> <p>The day-long event is free and open to the public. A complete schedule can be found online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebpl.org/maker" target="_blank">www.ebpl.org/maker</a>. Information about the New Jersey Makers Day project is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.njmakersday.org/" target="_blank">www.njmakersday.org</a>.</p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25783 Literary March Madness: Tournament of Books, Rounds 2 & 3 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25775 Come join us in our Literary March Madness every Monday throughout the month! <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-blog.cfm?Doc_Id=25791">Learn More</a></b><p><strong><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-blog.cfm?Doc_Id=25791">Learn more by visiting our blog!</a></strong></p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25775 Path to Employment: Starting Your Job Search http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25760 On Saturday, March 11, 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%272017-03-11%27}&Calendar_Code=&Event_Id=79121"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-03-11%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79121"><strong>More Info</strong></a></p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25760 Learn About Lung Cancer Tuesday March 28th http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25779 Come to this workshop presented by experienced oncologist Bruno S. Fang, MD to learn about lung cancer and the incredible progress that has been made over the last 5-10 years. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25779">Read More</a></b><p><strong>Dr. Fang will discuss the following topics, among others:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Incredible breakthroughs in lung cancer treatment over the past decade, including immunotherapy and other targeted therapies</li> <li>Lung cancer risk &mdash; even in nonsmokers &mdash; and how family members can stay healthy despite elevated risk</li> <li>Prevention and screening protocols, including low-dose CT scans that can reduce the risk of death in high risk populations</li> </ul> <p>Registration is preferred. Please call&nbsp;<strong>(908) 658-5400&nbsp;</strong>or visit&nbsp;<a href="http://cancersupportcnj.org/program-registration/" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 122, 183); text-decoration: none;" target="blank">CancerSupportCNJ.org/Program-Registration</a>.</p> <p>Walk-ins are welcome.</p> <p><strong><em>Refreshments will be served.</em></strong></p> Sun, 05 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25779 Option Green Lecture Series This Spring http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25782 The library is excited to co-sponsor an environmental lecture series with the East Brunswick Friends of the Environmental Commission this spring. <br><b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25782">Read More</a></b><h3>Vernal Pools and Spotted Salamanders with&nbsp;Dr. David A. Moskowitz</h3> <h4 style="margin-left:40px">Wednesday, March 29 | 7:00 p.m.</h4> <p style="margin-left:40px">There are Spotted Salamanders in East Brunswick NJ! Yes, it&rsquo;s true--these amazing creatures live right in your neighborhood. Come learn all about the spotted salamander migration and how you can protect their habitat.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-03-29%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79065">http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-03-29%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79065</a></p> <h3>&nbsp;</h3> <h3>Plants and You with Stephanie Alea</h3> <h4 style="margin-left:40px">Wednesday, April 26 | 7:00 p.m.</h4> <p style="margin-left:40px">Do you love plants? Come learn more about hydroculture and how to make it part of your home gardening plan.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-04-26%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79066">http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-04-26%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79066</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>NJ&rsquo;s Climate Variability &amp; Change with Dr. David A. Robinson</h3> <h4 style="margin-left:40px">Wednesday, May 24 | 7:00 p.m.</h4> <p style="margin-left:40px">If climate is a buzz word that you want to know more about, come discover how it influences you and your community.</p> <p style="margin-left:40px"><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-05-24%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79067">http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272017-05-24%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=79067</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For more information, please visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.friendsebec.com/">http://www.friendsebec.com</a>.</strong></p> Sat, 04 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25782 Friends' Designer Handbag Bingo Tonight 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> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25746 What's It Worth Antique Appraisal Today http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25748 Get Your Antiques Appraised At Friends of the Library Event on March 5 at 1:15PM.<p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Id=74116"><strong>Read More</strong></a></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25748 Famous New Jersey Women Lecture This Afternoon http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25765 In recognition of Women's History Month, photographer and historian Jim DelGiudice will lecture about famous NJ women on Monday, March 6 at 2:30PM. <br><b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=25765">Read more</a></b><p>Down the alphabet, from Dr. Virginia Apgar, inventor of the Apgar score, to legendary Revolutionary War heroine Temperance Wick, New Jersey women have been integral to American history. While the lives and contributions of these pioneers don&rsquo;t fit a specific category, what they do have in common is both their energy and the sense of purpose they brought to their lives.</p> <p><em>A lifetime Morris County resident, Jim DelGiudice&nbsp; has used his eyes and voice to document the New Jersey scene for more than half his 58 years. His architectural photography for books published by Rutgers University Press along with his lectures at Drew University have won him a share of the state&rsquo;s Historic Preservation Award three times. Jim is an adjunct assistant professor at County College of Morris and also has been&nbsp;an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University. He presents talks to adult and professional groups around the metropolitan area.</em></p> <p><strong><em>This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.</em></strong></p> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=25765 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>&quot;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