EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:08:10 GMT Library Phone System Upgrade: We are working through a few issues, and apologize for any inconvenience. http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22580 Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.<p>The library in cooperation with the township, has&nbsp;implemented&nbsp;a new phone system. &nbsp; While we have done extensive planning to ensure a seamless transition, please be advised that you may experience issues, such as your call being dropped, or difficulties being transferred to the correct department.&nbsp; Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.</p> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22580 Chinese Culture Lecture Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22581 Experience an exciting presentation on 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture and history, its myths and legends on Wednesday, October 19 at 7PM. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22581">Read More</a></b><p>Presenter Jason Ma will bridge this ancient civilization with our modern world and share some of the most classic stories in Chinese history. He will use Shen Yun Performing Arts and Chinese dance as a cultural lens to bring this culture into the modern day, and to explain how the virtues of Chinese history are being perpetuated by modern artists.</p> <p><em>Jason is regular commentator about current affairs in China at New Tang Dynasty TV, an international TV channel based in New York City.&nbsp; A trained volunteer for Shen Yun Promotions International, Jason has introduced authentic Chinese culture at Rotary Clubs, churches and libraries since 2011.</em></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22581 Business Networking Breakfast http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22569 Are you a small business owner or manage a business in the Middlesex County area? Would you like to connect with other local businesses? EBPL will host a business networking breakfast on Thursday, November 3 from 8 to 9:30 am. <strong><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272016-11-03%27}&Calendar_Code=&Event_Id=73020">Read More</a></strong> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22569 A Taste Of Autumn http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22573 The East Brunswick Friends of the Library host the food tasting fundraiser “A Taste Of Autumn,” on Thursday, November 3 at 6 pm. <p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272016-11-03%27}&Calendar_Code=&Event_Id=73016"><strong><font face="helvetica neue, helvetica, arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14px">More Info</span></font></strong></a></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22573 Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Us http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22574 We're celebrating National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo] for our second year with several events in the coming months. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22574"> Read More </a></b><p>&ldquo;We are excited to support our writing community,&rdquo; said EBPL director Jennifer Podolsky. &ldquo;The library already hosts writing groups for children, teens, and adults, and by celebrating NaNoWriMo, we hope to encourage authors both budding and veteran to come together and celebrative their creativity.&rdquo;</p> <p>NaNoWriMo challenges adults to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30. There is also a Young Writers Program for children and teens.</p> <p>Kicking off NaNoWriMo, the library will host the Central NJ region&rsquo;s information session on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm. Official NaNoWriMo volunteers will be on-hand to explain how the project works and answer any questions. The Youth Services department hosts a kickoff event for kids on Sunday, October 30 at 3 pm.</p> <p>Weekly Write-In sessions will be held every Monday throughout the month from 6 to 9pm in the group study rooms. These open, drop-in sessions allow writers to work in a quiet space away from home, surrounded by others also taking the challenge. The library has WiFi, outlets, vending machines, comfortable seating and plenty of books to read for inspiration.</p> <p>EBPL also hosts an author panel entitled &ldquo;From Book Draft to Book Deal&rdquo; on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm. Authors Melanie Conklin, Val Emmich, Holly Schindler and Chelle Martin will discuss the challenging road to publication. This panel is moderated by local award-winning author Jennifer Salvato Doktorksi, and is free and open to the public. Raffle prizes and a book signing will follow the program.</p> <p>For the full schedule of events, please visit <a href="http://www.ebpl.org">www.ebpl.org</a>. To take NaNoWriMo challenge, register at <a href="http://www.nanowrimo.org">www.nanowrimo.org</a>.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22574 Walgreens, Government Team Up to Give Free Flu Shots to Latinos http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=23582 <p>About $10 million worth of free flu shots are coming to Walgreens thanks to a collaboration between the drug store and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).</p> <p>The effort, now in its seventh year, offers free flu shot vouchers to improve flu immunization rates among uninsured Americans.</p> <p>Latinos have the highest uninsured rates.</p> <p>Eligible individuals can call 866-994-6757 to find the nearest location where flu shot vouchers may be available.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=23582 Short Story Discussion Group Returns Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22559 The World Party Short Story Discussion Group will begin meeting again on a monthly basis this coming Tuesday, October 11 at 7PM. The group will focus on authors and themes from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Our first story will be "The Third and Final Continent" from Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Interpreter of Maladies. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22559">Read More.</a></b><p><span style="font-family:helvetica neue,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">Copies of the story are available at the information desk. For more information, contact Paul Kibala at 732-390-6774 or <a href="mailto:pkibala@ebpl.org?subject=World%20Party%20Reading">pkibala@ebpl.org</a>.</span></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22559 Harpers' Escape Concert Today http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22561 Come attend the final concert of the 2016 Harper’s Escape weekend this Sunday at 1:30PM. Enjoy performances by harpers from across the country, featuring the artist-teachers from the weekend and two dozen participants. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22561 Wills, Probate & Estate Administration Workshop Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22555 Come learn how to navigate the complex world of estate administration this Thursday at 7PM. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22555">Read More</a></b><p>In this workshop, Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. will discuss various topics, including:</p> <ul> <li>bequests</li> <li>disposition to spouse</li> <li>creation of trusts for spouse and children,</li> <li>choosing executors and trustees</li> </ul> <p><em>Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen &amp; Associates, PC and is the Co-Chair ABA Estate Planning &amp; Probate Committee.</em></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22555 Join our new Crafting Club on Wednesday Afternoon! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22554 Come join our new crafting group for knitters, crocheters, scrapbooks and more on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 PM. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22554">Read More</a></b><p>Bring a current or new project to work on while you enjoy conversation with other crafty people!</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22554