EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:53:33 GMT September 2015 Programs & Events http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18125 <b><a href="http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1122062397582.html"> Click here to see the September Newsletter!</a></b> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18125 ESL Programs for the Fall http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=18102 To help members of the community who want assistance with their English language skills, the East Brunswick Public Library will be offering a variety of free classes and workshops aimed at English language learners in the coming months.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Starting on Fridays in August, EBPL will host Community English Conversation Groups, which will help those newly arrived to the township acclimate and practice English at the same time. On Mondays in September and October, the library will hold an Accent Reduction Workshop lead by an accent specialist.</p> <p>As part the grant awarded to the library for Global Connections @ East Brunswick, EBPL will be offering these classes free of charge.</p> <p>If you are recently arrived in this community from another country, can speak and understand English at an intermediate or advanced level, and are interested in learning more about the local community, these classes are for you.</p> <p>The Community English Conversation Group will give participants a chance to practice speaking with others; gain an understanding of local culture, community, and municipal services; learn about local and civic matters and how to navigate them; and meet and connect with others. Guest speakers will be on hand to help answer any questions you may have about life in East Brunswick. The first session meets on Friday, August 21 at 10 a.m. at the library.</p> <p>Amy Dixon, a certified TESOL teacher, will be leading a four-part accent reduction workshop that will begin in September. Students will be introduced to the various elements of American English pronunciation, with an emphasis on intonation, stress, clarity, and rhythm. Awareness and practice will raise confidence levels and result in more accurate, comprehensible English. Registration is required for the accent workshop, and will be held on Monday, August 14 from 6:30 &ndash; 8 p.m. at the library.</p> <p>East Brunswick was one of three recipients of the American Library Association Dollar General American Dream Starts @ your library grant in New Jersey. Global Connections @ East Brunswick is a year-long program that aims to bring advanced cultural and business immersion ESL to the community through programming, materials, and technology. Business English Conversation Group, resume/job searching workshops, and networking gatherings are being planned for the late fall and winter.</p> <p>For more information about these classes or other upcoming programs, call Jill D&rsquo;Amico at 732-290-6772 or email <a href="mailto:jdamico@ebpl.org">jdamico@ebpl.org</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=18102 Free Day at Crystal Springs August 6 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18087 To celebrate a summer of reading, all children and teens who are members of the Library's Summer Reading Club will have free admission after 4 p.m. at the Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center (380 Dunhams Corner Road).<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Parents of readers will be admitted at the reduced rate of $5.</p> <p>It is not too late to join the Library Summer Reading Club-just visit www.ebpl.org/src to create an account. And if you are already registered, don&#39;t forget keep updating your reading log for opportunities to win prizes all summer long.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18087 August 2015 Programs & Events http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18090 Our 2015 August 2015 Programs & Events newsletter is now available!<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>You can view our newsletter by visiting:&nbsp;<a href="http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1121507697723.html"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:12.1599998474121px">http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs184/1111164708656/archive/1121507697723.html</span></a></strong></p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18090 LAST Class: Defensive Driving Course September 8 & 9 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18088 Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen's driver's license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library's Defensive Driving Course.<p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#FF0000"><u><strong>This is the LAST class of the year.</strong></u></span></span></p> <p>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;</p> <p>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;</p> <p>Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people. <strong>&nbsp;To registration download registration form and mail or hand deliver to Library by Sept 3, <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/pdf/Defensive_Driving.pdf">http://www.ebpl.org/pdf/Defensive_Driving.pdf</a></strong></p> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18088 Labor Day Observance Closings http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18121 The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day weekend from Saturday, September 5, through Monday, September 7.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We will re-open on Tuesday, September 8 at 9 a.m. Have a safe holiday.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18121 EBPL Community English Conversation Group http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18086 Starting Friday, August 21, and running for six weeks on Friday mornings at 10 a.m., we will be having an EBPL Community English Conversation Group.<p>Starting Friday, August 21, and running for six weeks on Friday mornings at 10 a.m., we will be having an <strong>EBPL</strong> <strong>Community English Conversation Group</strong>. This group is a casual conversation group, and the focus will be on acclimating to East Brunswick (and the U.S. in general).&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information please contact Jill D&#39;Amico at jdamico@ebpl.org or 732-390-6772.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18086 Writer’s Group Starts September 10th http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18098 The Writers’ Group @ EBPL was created to offer a forum in which East Brunswick-based writers could develop their writing, whether fiction, poetry, non-fiction, screenplays, or essays. The group is open for anyone aged 18 and older, whether an aspiring or published writer.<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The group is intended as a supportive space to seek advice and inspiration from other writers and aspiring writers, as well as provide an opportunity to develop writing through constructive critiquing of work.</p> <p>The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 7 p.m. in the East Brunswick Public Library in Group Study Room #1 starting Thursday, September 10<sup>th</sup>.</p> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18098 Sunday Hours Return September 13 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18120 The return of Sunday hours (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) will return on Sunday, September 13. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18120 Aspiring Teen Business Leaders http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18040 a 4-Session Workshop and Case Competition to Engage Teens in Business. The price for this workshop has been reduced! And the deadline has been extended. Click More for more information!<p>Aspiring Business Leaders is a four-session workshop designed to engage High School students in the multi-faceted world of business. The program offers key insights into undergraduate business school, tips to land internships at top firms, and steps to craft a smart resume that will prepare you for success. In addition, Aspiring Business Leaders will culminate with a corporate case competition sponsored by Facebook! Students will form teams and present their solutions and ideas to a panel of judges for prizes.&nbsp;</p> <p>Session 1: Business Schools, Majors, and Case Competition Introduction</p> <p>Session 2: Internships, College Actvities, and Entrepreneurship&nbsp;in High School and College</p> <p>Session 3: Resumes and the Interview Process</p> <p>Session 4: Final Presentations to Facebook and Other Companies</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The sessions are July 11, 18, 25, and 27&nbsp;from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. &nbsp;The cost is $30 for all 4 sessions.&nbsp; Refreshments are included.</strong></p> <p><strong>To register, please call 732-390-6764 or <a href="https://ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272015-07-11%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=63496">click here</a>.&nbsp;</strong><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>To learn more, e-mail: <a href="mailto:AspiringBusinessLeaders@gmail.com">AspiringBusinessLeaders@gmail.com</a></p> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=18040