EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:38:32 GMT Magazine Sale at East Brunswick Public Library http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14816 Our annual magazine sale is just a few weeks away. Thursday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 18<p>If you missed an issue of your favorite magazine then head to the library and see if you can buy it there. The Friends of the Library&rsquo;s Annual Magazine Sale starts Thursday, Jan. 15, and ends Sunday, Jan. 18. We&rsquo;ll have magazines that cover science, entertainment, teens, adults, cooking and a lot more, so if you&rsquo;re looking for a good read and an even better bargain, then pick up a bundle of six to 12 magazines for $3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14816 Celebrate our Expanded Hours http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14815 We're open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7. Come celebrate with us!<p>The East Brunswick Public Library is delighted to announce the restoration of its Wednesday evening hours. Beginning on Jan. 7, the Library will once again be open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Library Director MaryEllen Firestone made the announcement after the Library Board of Trustees met on Dec. 9.</p> <p>The Library Board of Trustees has been working steadily to restore the Wednesday evening hours ever since they were cut in March 2010.&nbsp; With the support of Mayor David Stahl and the Township Council, Library Board members have executed a strategic plan that streamlined library operations and staff, resulting in enough savings to make the goal of reopening on Wednesday evenings a reality for 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The library board is grateful for the support the mayor and council have given to the library during the past several years as we have slowly restored materials and services that were cut during the great recession,&quot; said Board President Deborah Cornavaca.</p> <p>To celebrate the restoration of the evening hours, Library Director MaryEllen Firestone is inviting residents to the library for cookies and festivities on Wednesday, Jan. 7.&nbsp; She said she hopes the event is the first of many times residents will take advantage of the expanded hours.</p> <p>&quot;By adding 4 more hours to the library&#39;s schedule, residents have more opportunities to take advantage of all the wonderful services, materials and programs found at the East Brunswick Public Library,&quot; she said.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14815 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Meetup http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14813 Get your adventure started with Dungeon Master David! Monday, Dec. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.<p>Meet our Dungeon Master David and play a round of Dungeons and Dragons! David has all the tools to teach even the most beginner players. We&#39;re playing D&amp;D 3.5 David will also introduce Hackmaster, a game similar to D&amp;D. Bring your own game pieces or play with the library&#39;s&#39;.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14813 Rosen Teen Health & Wellness Database http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14809 Our new database focuses facing today's teens.<p>The library has subscribed to the Rosen Teen Health &amp; Wellness Database, a wonderful database created just for teens to learn about topics that matter most to them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Teens will find articles about dating, sexual health, drug and alcohol abuse, academic pressure, bullying, depression, eating disorders, and so much more.&nbsp; Articles are written in a language and style that appeals to teens.&nbsp;</p> <p>The database can also be used for research papers about the human body and social issues.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s even a &ldquo;Share Your Story&rdquo; articles written by teens, and an advice column called &ldquo;Ask Dr. Jan.&rdquo;&nbsp; The database can be found on the library&rsquo;s main website <a href="http://www.ebpl.org">www.ebpl.org</a> and also the health portal at <a href="http://(www.wellinks.org">www.wellinks.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14809 EBPL Maker Fest http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14798 The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st.<p>The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest&nbsp;in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st. The Maker Fest&nbsp;is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness&mdash;and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just happy to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!&nbsp; The Maker Fest&nbsp;offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists,&nbsp;tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested in sharing your passion project?</p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-maker-faire.cfm" style="text-decoration:none"><span style="color:#0000FF"><span style="background-color:#D3D3D3">Submit your Maker Fest&nbsp;proposal form</span></span></a></strong></span>.</p> <p>Deadline is January 16th. Help the library celebrate the maker in all of us!</p> <p>Questions? Email Aaron Pickett @ <a href="mailto:apickett@ebpl.org">apickett@ebpl.org</a>.</p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14798 Teen Volunteer Fair http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14791 Find out about volunteers at the library and in East Brunswick! This is REQUIRED if you want to volunteer at the library. Saturday, Dec. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.<p>Come to the library to find out about volunteer opportunities here and in the East Brunswick community! For teens 13-19, the East Brunswick Youth Council will be here among other volunteer opportunities from the library. The National Honors Society will be represented; the Youth Services department will speak about their volunteer needs; and the Teen Department will talk about TAG, Geek League, TLC, and the new Harry Potter Alliance among others.&nbsp; Teens who are interested in volunteering at the library starting in 2015, for any of our volunteer programs, <strong><em>must</em></strong> attend the volunteer fair.&nbsp;&nbsp; Please contact Jessica Schneider with any questions about this event. <a href="mailto:jschneider@ebpl.org" target="_blank">jschneider@ebpl.org</a></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14791 Books to Keep program http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14796 Please share the joy of reading with a needy child this holiday season by donating a book to the Books to Keep program.<p>Please share the joy of reading with a needy child this holiday season by donating a book to the Books to Keep program. Donations of new paperback or hardcover books are being accepted as well as monetary donations to support the purchase of books. Drop off books in the Youth Services Department from now until December 21st.</p> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14796 Donate to Books to Keep http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14793 The Library is accepting donations of books and money to be given to the Books to Keep Program.<p>The Books to Keep program is now accepting donations of new paperback and hardcover books for children at the East Brunswick Public Library.&nbsp; For more than 20 years the children&rsquo;s librarians of Middlesex County have been partnering with programs that serve disadvantaged children such as Head Start sites, afterschool programs, homeless shelters and faith based groups. Books are a gift to children who otherwise cannot afford to buy their own.</p> <p>Monetary donations are also being accepted to supplement the donated books. Make a child smile this holiday season by sharing a special book with the Books to Keep program. For more information please call the library&rsquo;s Youth Services Department at 732-390-6789.</p> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14793 Learn to code and program! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14790 If you or someone you know loves to program, then register for this great event now! Friday, Dec. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.<p>For Teens who love to programming. Come participate in the Hour of Code after hours at the library! You&#39;ll learn to code, hear from guest speakers, win prizes, and more!</p> <p>This great program is for teens who love programming. Come by for an Hour of Code at the East Brunswick Public Library, from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, and learn how to create apps, video games, and learn about Arduino and more, all while learning to code!&nbsp; Matt Monasch of Zynga and Katy Kasmai of Xocracry will be joining us as guest speakers this year. &nbsp;</p> <p>Matt Monasch has worked on creating games for Zynga like Dojo Mojo and CityVille as is a self-described geek, programmer, and designer extraordinaire.&nbsp; Katy Kasmai is the cofounder and CEO of Xocracy, a social media platform for voting online. She has over 15 years of experience in the tech industry and is active in the tech community in NYC.&nbsp; She is passionate about new technologies and moonshot projects, creating productive connections and building tech communities including one of the largest communities of Google Glass and Android Wear users, developers and designers. &nbsp;</p> <p>Refreshments, participant prizes and more will be provided.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polEventReg.cfm?Event_Id=60570"> Please register by visiting Hour of Code online</a>.&nbsp; Contact Jessica Schneider with any questions about this event. <a href="mailto:jschneider@ebpl.org">jschneider@ebpl.org</a></p> <p><br /> A maximum of 80 people can register for this event.<br /> 20 people have registered so far.</p> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14790 Effective Job Search Techniques http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14787 Learn some outside the box job search techniques. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon<p>Seeking employment is a fulltime job. This presentation will review social media job search techniques, networking techniques, sector specific approaches and other trends to help you secure the job you really want.<br /> Pre-registration is required. Call 732-390-6782 or email <a href="mailto:brc@ebpl.org?subject=Effective%20Job%20Search%20Techniques">brc@ebpl.org</a>.</p> <p><em>This program is sponsored by the Middlesex County Office of Workforce Development &amp; Workforce Investment Board and Business Resource Center @ the East Brunswick Public Library</em><br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14787