EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:30 GMT Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz: Master the Art of Making Great Coffee http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10583 Learn to make the best coffee you've ever had, right in your home. Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m.<p><strong> <p _mce_style="text-align: left; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;" style="text-align: left; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;">Who doesn't love good coffee? Stop by for demos and free tastings while learning some of the best home brewing techniques around. Learn the secret behind French Press, and how to make a great cold-brew that's the envy of everyone. The first 12 people in the door take get a FREE DIY cold-brew coffee kit! You'll also get a free mug! This is the first session of the Library's The LibraryXchange, EBPL's DIY Programming series.</p> <p _mce_style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> </strong><span><span _mce_style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; color: #333333;">For more information, contact Stephanie at <strong><a target="_blank" _mce_shape="rect" shape="rect" _mce_href="mailto:sfillipone@ebpl.org" href="mailto:sfillipone@ebpl.org" _mce_style="color: #333333; text-decoration: underline;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51) ! important; text-decoration: underline ! important;">sfillipone@ebpl.org</a></strong></span>&nbsp;</span><span _mce_style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt;" style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; font-size: 11pt;"> <div><span _mce_style="font-family: Cambria,Georgia,Times New Roman,serif; font-size: 10pt; color: #666666;" style="font-family: Cambria,Georgia,Times New Roman,serif; font-size: 10pt; color: #666666;">Sponsored by The LibraryXchange</span><span><br /> </span></div> </span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10583 East Brunswick Community Chorus http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10581 Relax to some great music as performed by some of the finest voices in the area. Sunday, May 4 * 2 p.m.<p>Visit us for an afternoon of relaxation and great music as the East Brunswick Community Choir performs at the Library. Join Kathy Spadafino, director, and Eric Zhou, accompanist, and some of the finest voices in the area as they perform favorites by Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, music from <em>Annie Get Your Gun</em> and <em>Phantom of the Opera</em>, as well as standards such as<em> Moon River</em> and <em>Wind Beneath My Wings</em>. The East Brunswick Community Chorus is a multi-cultural, multi-generational choir composed of residents of East Brunswick and neighboring towns. Sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, the group has been performing locally for more than 20 years.&nbsp; This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10581 Teen Library QuizUp Challenge http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10577 Compete against your friends in the trivia contest to end all trivia contests! Thursday, April 17 * 2 to 4 p.m.<p>Hey teens! Come compete against your friends in the Library QuizUp Challenge! Bring your mobile device or play on the library iPads and prove to your friends once and for all who is the ultimate QuizUp Champion!&nbsp; The QuizUp Challenge will be held in the Teen Space.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">&nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=xa-4cd4603608aa66c0"></script> <!-- AddThis Button END --> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10577 The East Brunswick Roots Project: Jews of Ukraine, Pre-WWII http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10576 Explore the history and culture of Jews in Ukraine. This presentation includes music on the piano and viola, as well as a vocal performance. Tuesday, April 29 • 7 p.m.<p>Examine the rich history and culture of the Jews of Ukraine prior to World War II and the legacy that has survived. Includes a look at surviving literature, the history of the Jews of a lost village and a performance of Jewish Ukrainian music of the period on voice, piano and a viola rescued from the Holocaust.</p> <p>Presenters include: Glenn Dynner, PhD; Jack Solomon Berger, PhD; Tamara Freeman, PhD; Michael Kesler, PhD; Dave Schlossberg.</p> <p>Generously funded by the East Brunswick Jewish Center; additional support by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the Middlesex County Cultural &amp; Heritage Commission.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">&nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=xa-4cd4603608aa66c0"></script> <!-- AddThis Button END --> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10576 New Computer Class Fees http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=10575 On March 18th, the Library Board of Trustees passed a resolution to change pricing for computer classes. As a result, beginning April 1st, all INTRO or LEVEL 1 Adult Computer Training Classes, excluding Quickbooks or other BRC special offerings, will be free for both residents and non-residents. All Adult Computer Training Classes without the words INTRO or LEVEL 1, unless otherwise noted, will be $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.<p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">On March 18th, the Library Board of Trustees passed a resolution to change pricing for computer classes. &nbsp;As a result, beginning April 1st, all INTRO or LEVEL 1 Adult&nbsp;Computer Training Classes, excluding Quickbooks or other BRC special offerings,&nbsp;will be free for both&nbsp;residents and non-residents. &nbsp;All Adult Computer Training Classes without the words INTRO or LEVEL 1, unless otherwise noted, will be $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.</span></p> <p><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 15px;">Anyone who has already registered for our upper level classes by April 1st will be grandfathered in, and will not be required to pay the higher fees. Residents who paid for introductory classes after March 18th will receive a credit to attend an upper level class for free. These residents must see a library staff person to arrange credit and register for a class.</span></font></p> <p>The Library Board of Trustees made this adjustment as part of the library's strategic planning. The library's level one classes supports information literacy which is part of the mission of the library. In addition the library is planning to expand our course offerings. Kids and teens classes will continue to be offered at no charge.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Should you have any questions, please contact Maryann Ralph, Assistant Library Director, at <a href="mailto:mralph@ebpl.org">mralph@ebpl.org</a>.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=10575 TLC Summer Applications Available! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=10573 Applications for the summer TLC teen volunteer program are now available at the Teen and YS desks! Applications will be accepted until May 19th.<br /><br /> <a style="background:#CCC;padding:3px;border-radius:5px;" href="http://www.ebpl.org/teens/files/TLC-Registration-Form.pdf">Click here for the Registration Form</a> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=10573 SIGN UP NOW: Friends Yard Sale and Defensive Driving classes http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10571 Spaces are still available for the Friends' Defensive Driving classes on April 14–15. The Friends are also seeking vendors, including food vendors, for the Friends Yard sale to be held Saturday, May 17.Sign up now!<p>go to: <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/pdf/YardSaleRegistrationForm2014.pdf">Yard Sale</a><br /> go to:<a href="http://www.ebpl.org/friends/friendsDefensiveDriving.cfm"> Defensive Driving</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> <div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style">&nbsp;</div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js#username=xa-4cd4603608aa66c0"></script> <!-- AddThis Button END --> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10571 East Brunswick Roots: Hands-On Ukrainian Egg Decorating http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10570 Register now! Hands-On Ukrainian Egg Decorating(Pysanky) with Master Artist Olga Kobryn Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.<p>Celebrate our community&rsquo;s roots by taking part in a hands-on workshop in pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating). Olga Kobryn will take you step-by-step through the process, and your artistic creation will be yours to keep! For adults.</p> <p>$5 materials fee. Registration required: <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polLoginMixed.cfm">online [ebpl.org]</a>, in&nbsp; person or by phone. Limited&nbsp; space...sign up now!<br /> Space for registered participants will be held until 10 minutes before class. After wait-listed registrants have been accommodated, walk-ins welcome if space available. Additional pysanky kits will be available for purchase.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polEventReg.cfm?Event_Id=49236">Sign Me Up!</a></p> <p><em>Co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Cultural &amp; Heritage Commission, the East Brunswick Arts Commission and the Friends of the Library.</em></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10570 Night of the Arts Presented by the FOLIO Club http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10567 Come enjoy a Night of the Arts with us at the Library as we celebrate the schools' literary arts magazine and National Poetry month! The Library will be turning the Teen Space into a literary salon for the evening, displaying works of art and a reading event with participants being encouraged to read their own poems and stories as well as those of their favorite authors. If you are interested in submitting your artwork for display or would like to participate in the reading; email the FOLIO Club at: ebhsfolio@gmail.com. April 3rd at 6:30pm<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">The Folio club produces and distributes the school literary arts magazine. This magazine includes student poems, stories, artwork, and photography.&nbsp; Each year they host a Night of the Arts for students to display and read poems of their own creation or from their favorite artists.&nbsp; This year they are bringing it to the Library for the entire community to enjoy.</span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">The Library will be turning the Teen Space into a literary salon for the evening, displaying works of art and a reading event with participants being encouraged to read their own poems and stories as well as those of their favorite authors.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Come enjoy a Night of the Arts with us at the Library as we celebrate the schools' literary arts magazine and National Poetry month! Refreshments will be served.<br /> <br /> If you are interested in submitting your artwork for display or would like to participate in the reading; email the FOLIO Club at: <strong><a href="mailto:ebhsfolio@gmail.com" target="_blank"><span style="color:#333333">ebhsfolio@gmail.com</span></a></strong>. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><strong><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; color:#333333">The deadline for submissions is March 30.</span></strong><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10567 Learn to Deal with Memory Loss http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10565 If you or someone you know is dealing with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, then get some help here. Tuesday, March 18 ,1 p.m.<p>Sponsored by the Middlesex Chapter of the Brandies National Committee and The Library&rsquo;s Just for the Health of It initiative <br /> Jeffrey Apter, MD, will discuss the differences between memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease, focusing on the early signs of memory loss. Attendees will learn about diagnosis, treatment and prevention. He will cover mild cognitive impairments and medications that can slow down the process of memory loss. Dr. Apter will also give some tips for memory enhancement.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=10565