EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:21:39 GMT Spring Break Programs http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17915 See what programs we have for children and families this week!<p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/Spring%20Break2015.jpg" style="height:712px; width:550px" /></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17915 Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood” http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17909 The East Brunswick Public Library welcomes author and autism advocate, Jesse A. Saperstein on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m.<p>Jesse will share the wisdom he has gained during his 32 years of living on the autism spectrum. &nbsp;These learning experiences are compiled in his second book, Getting a Life with Asperger&rsquo;s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood, which was published last August. &nbsp;Jesse is also the author of the best-selling memoir, Atypical: Life with Asperger&rsquo;s in 20 1/3 Chapters.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17909 HPA Accio Book Drive & Programs http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17920 The Dobby's Favorite Sock chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance will be collecting new or gently used books to benefit the Middlesex County Communities in April and May.<p><img alt="" src="/userfiles/image/abooksflyer.jpg" style="height:875px; width:700px" /></p> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17920 The Jews of Poland, pre-WWII http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17912 This program of music and lectures is presented by Glenn Dynner, Ph.D.; Tamara Reps Freeman, Ph.D., viola; Michael G. Kesler, Ph.D., voice; and Ed Goldberg, piano. The Jews of Poland represented one of the oldest and certainly by far the largest Jewish communities in Europe.<p>Arriving in the late 14th century at the invitation of King Kazimierz the Great, they constituted an important cornerstone of the King&rsquo;s program to revitalize Polish urban life. &nbsp;In time, they became partners with the Polish nobility in their conquest, with Lithuania, of the Ukraine. &nbsp;With Poland impoverished by wars with the Swedes in the north, and with the defense of Central Europe against the Ottomans, anti-Semitism undermined the Jewish-Polish symbiotic relationship. &nbsp;The Jews grew in number and wealth, despite the constant persecution and their population reached some 3, 300,000 before World War II. &nbsp;Nine out of ten Jews perished in Poland during the war.</p> <p>The program presented here will deal with the rich cultural, religious, &nbsp;and political tapestry of Jewish life before World War II.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17912 Designer Handbag Bingo Tickets http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17917 The Friends of the Library are holding their Designer Handbag Bingo event on Friday, May 8, 2015.<p>The event is at the East Brunswick High School (380 Cranbury Road). &nbsp;Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the first came will be called at 7:30 PM. &nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to bingo, there will be a 50/50 raffle, prizes, and more.</p> <p>Designers include Michael Kors, Coach, Dooney &amp; Bourke, Cole Haan, and Kate Spade.&nbsp; There are ten rounds, with one handbag winner per game.</p> <p>There are ten rounds, with one handbag winner in each game. &nbsp;No individuals under the age of 18 will be permitted.</p> <p>All proceeds benefit the East Brunswick Public Library.</p> <p><strong>Admission is $30 by May 1, and $35 at the door. &nbsp;There is limited seating.</strong></p> <p><strong>Questions? &nbsp;E-mail <a href="mailto:ebfriends@ebpl.org">ebfriends@ebpl.org</a> or call 732-390-6774.</strong></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17917 Sellers Needed: Community Yard Sale http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17911 You will want to attend The Friends of The Library’s Community Yard Sale to find a few hidden gems. Refreshments will be sold and outdoor restrooms will be available.<p>Charity truck will arrive at 1pm to take away unsold items and provide a tax receipt. &nbsp;Registration forms available at The Library and online at ebpl.org. Cost $20 for double space, additional single spaces for $10. (First- come, first-served for spaces.) Email questions to: ebfriends@ebpl.org</p> <p><a href="/PDF/YardSaleRegistrationForm2015.pdf">YARD SALE REGISTRATION FORM</a></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17911 Get Defensive About Your Driving http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17900 Shave points off your license or save on your insurance. Monday, March 16th and 17th at 6:30 p.m.<p><span style="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.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="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.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="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="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">Click here for an application form</a></strong>, or contact the library.</p> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17900 Digital Filmmaking Classes in March http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17887 Join us for three Saturdays in March to learn screenwriting, film composition, and Final Cut Pro skills.<p>Join us for three Saturdays in March to learn screenwriting, film composition, and Final Cut Pro skills.</p> <p><u><strong>Screenwriting:</strong></u></p> <p>The screenwriting workshop is going to be an immersive crash course into telling a story for the screen, starting with crafting a concept and leaving participants ready to begin writing. &nbsp;The focus will be on character-driven narratives that utilize want and conflict as the building blocks of drama. &nbsp;Participants will explore the elements of three-act structure, proper screenwriting formatting and technique, as well as methods to draw inspiration from their own lives. &nbsp;It will be beneficial if students attending the workshop have a strong interest in telling stories, and come to class with an idea they wish to write.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272015-03-07%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=62341">Register here.</a></strong></p> <p><em>Zack Morrison is an award-winning writer, director, and cinematographer; currently pursuing his Master of Fine Art degree in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University. &nbsp;He has created many short films, both fiction and documentary, that have screened at festivals in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Cannes. &nbsp;A proud alumnus of Rutgers University, Zack was a key contributor in the development of a new BFA degree program in digital filmmaking at Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 2014, Zack was awarded the &quot;Poo Industries&quot; collegiate Lifetime Achievement Award from Campus Moviefest, the world&#39;s largest student film festival. &nbsp;His professional credits include work for the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary You Don&#39;t Know Bo and various projects with MTV. &nbsp;Zack graduated from East Brunswick High School in 2010, and is currently writing his first feature film.</em></p> <p><u><strong>Film Composition:</strong></u></p> <p>Learn the language of film. This program will cover the basics of shot composition and show you how to turn your ideas into a digital film. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and build a foundation for successful filmmaking.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272015-03-14%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=62342">Register here.</a></strong></p> <p><em>Paul D&#39;Amico is a digital filmmaker and teacher with a number of network television and film credits.</em></p> <p><u><strong>Final Cut Pro:</strong></u></p> <p>The Library is embracing the &quot;maker culture&quot; by creating a new space and giving you toold to bring your creativity to the next level. We have 5 Mac computers with Final Cut Pro X, a non-linear digital editing software so that patrons of all ages can edit and produce their own movie masterpieces. &nbsp;This workshop is designed to introduce beginners on how to use the software. &nbsp;The workshop is limited to 5 people. &nbsp;We have two sessions on March 21st at 12pm and 2pm. &nbsp;Space is limited.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272015-03-21%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=Library&amp;Event_Id=63481">Register here.</a></strong></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17887 41st Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=17886 The 41st Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale will be held from March 2nd through March 8th at the Centre Court in the Brunswick Square Mall (755 NJ Route 18, East Brunswick). The 41st Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale will be held from March 2nd through March 8th at the Centre Court in the Brunswick Square Mall (755 NJ Route 18, East Brunswick). The sale, which annually draws thousands of people from the region, is much anticipated by book bargain lovers. Thousands of books, videos, audio books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages and interests will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the East Brunswick Public Library. An exclusive Preview Sale will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 per person at the door. The full Sale opens to the public at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, March 3rd, there will be a free children’s event at 7 p.m. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=17886 NJ Makers Day at East Brunswick Public Library http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17881 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Visit <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/make">www.ebpl.org/make</a> for the full schedule!</strong></span></p> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=17881