EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:13:34 GMT September Is National Library Card Sign Up Month http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22522 There are many different cards that you have in your wallet—credit cards, insurance cards, even a gift card. But do you have a library card?<p>There are many different cards that you have in your wallet&mdash;credit cards, insurance cards, even a gift card. But do you have a library card?</p> <p>This September, East Brunswick Public Library joins libraries across the country in celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month. If you don&rsquo;t have a library card, this is the perfect time to get one.</p> <p>&ldquo;For nearly fifty years, East Brunswick residents have been coming to the library to check out books, get their reference questions answered and attend events and programs,&rdquo; said Jennifer Podolsky, library director, &ldquo;But as a modern public library, we offer our library cardholders so many other great services.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;East Brunswick Public Library offers more than just traditional library materials. Some of the library&rsquo;s most popular services include:</p> <ul> <li>Hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks, graphic novels and more available on demand from <strong>hoopl digital</strong></li> <li>Health and wellness information from the consumer health librarians of the <strong>Just For The Health Of It</strong> program</li> <li>Access to over 150 popular magazines on your phone or tablet from the streaming service <strong>Zinio</strong></li> <li>Business support and professional career services offered through the <strong>Business Resource Connection</strong></li> <li>Digital video editing in the <strong>EBPlay Media Lab</strong></li> <li>Borrow museum admission passes to museums like <strong>The Academy of Natural Sciences </strong>and <strong>Grounds for Sculpture</strong></li> <li>Loanable technology like <strong>iPads </strong>and <strong>Chromebooks </strong>for children</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We&rsquo;re lucky to have the support of the community and residents of the township, as well as the Friends of the East Brunswick Library and the East Brunswick Library Foundation. They allow us to provide so many different services and materials to the community,&rdquo; added Podolsky.</p> <p>East Brunswick Public Library cards are available to all individuals who reside or own property in East Brunswick Township. Residents applying for a library card can get one at the library in person during normal library hours with current proof of residency or a current tax bill on property owned.</p> <p>In addition to using the library card at the East Brunswick Public Library, it can also be used at the twenty other libraries that are part of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. A complete list of libraries can be found <a href="http://www.lmxac.org/info/member-libraries/">here</a>.</p> <p><span style="line-height:1.6">As incentive for new library card holders, there will be a prize drawing for anyone who signs up for an East Brunswick Public Library card during the month of September courtesy of the East Brunswick Friends of the Library.</span></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22522 Welcome to EB Event Wednesday at 3PM http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22544 This program is an opportunity to better know your community in a relaxed, casual setting. Speakers include specialists from the Housing Department, Police Department, one of our consumer health librarians, and more. Please stop by to learn about all the programs we have here in EB that can support you. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22544">Read More</a></b><p><strong><em>For more information, contact Paul Kibala, Adult Services Librarian at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:pkibala@ebpl.org?subject=Community%20Event%20" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 122, 183); text-decoration: none;">pkibala@ebpl.org</a>&nbsp;or call at 732-390-6774.</em></strong></p> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22544 Bollywood Dance Workshop Wednesday http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22541 Instructor Puja Daga will share and teach steps of this popular dance form on Wednesday at 7PM. All ages and levels are welcome. This program is co-sponsored by the Indian Cultural Society. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22541 Learn to Home Brew with Love2Brew Thursday Evening http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22542 Come join Love2Brew for an in-depth presentation on how to make your own beer, wine, cider, or mead at home on Thursday at 7PM. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22542">Read More</a></b><p>Home brewing is a fun, easy, and incredibly rewarding activity. We will cover all of the basics including ingredients, equipment, process, and more!</p> <p><em>Thomas Boylan is the Manager of Love2brew North Brunswick, New Jersey&#39;s premier homebrewing destination. In addition to retail operations Tom oversees Love2brew&#39;s national distribution network and spends his days working closely with people helping them to craft incredible experiences with their friends and family through the joy of homebrewing.</em></p> <p>This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library</p> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22542 Friends Speed "Dating" for Young Professionals Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22539 20- to 30-somethings: come make some new friends in this fun speed “dating” evening this Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 p.m. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22539">Read More</a></b><p><em>This event is hosted by the Library Xchange Meetup group.</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.meetup.com/libraryxchange/events/232252587/">Please register on the Meetup website.</a></strong></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22539 Meditation Lecture Tonight http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22532 Join speaker Jim Rose and learn how to use meditation to improve your thought patterns and help you to let go of anger, fear and worry at 7PM. <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22532">Read More</a></b><p><em>Jim Rose holds an M.Ed. from Rutgers University and has been meditating for over 30 years.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272016-09-21%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=70235">View the event on&nbsp;our main calendar.</a></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22532 Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22538 0% Mortgage. Home prices approximately $130,000 - $140,000<p><img alt="" class="img-responsive" src="/userfiles/image/Home-Affordable-flyer.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" class="img-responsive" src="/userfiles/image/Home-Affordable-flyer2.jpg" /></p> Sun, 18 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22538 EBPL Celebrates Banned Books Week http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22533 East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) celebrates the freedom to read this September 25 through October 1 with Banned Books Week. Bringing together the book community—librarians, publishers, teachers, book sellers and educators—Banned Books Week focuses on efforts to remove or restrict access to books in schools and libraries.<p>East Brunswick Public Library&nbsp;celebrates the freedom to read this September 25 through October 1 with Banned Books Week.</p> <p>Bringing together the book community&mdash;librarians, publishers, teachers, book sellers and educators&mdash;Banned Books Week focuses on efforts to remove or restrict access to books in schools and libraries.</p> <p>&ldquo;Events like Banned Books Week reminds every one of the importance of access to free and open information,&rdquo; said Jennifer Podolsky, East Brunswick Public Library director. &ldquo;Books that have been challenged remain available throughout the country thanks to community members that stand up and support the freedom to read.&rdquo;</p> <p>Books that have been banned across the country aren&rsquo;t just controversial titles like &ldquo;Fifty Shades of Grey.&rdquo; Books that have been frequently challenged include classic novels like &ldquo;The Great Gatsby&rdquo; by F. Scott Fitzgerald, &ldquo;Fahrenheit 451&rdquo; by Ray Bradbury and &ldquo;Gone With The Wind&rdquo; by Maragret Mitchell. Even beloved children&rsquo;s book series like &ldquo;Captain Underpants&rdquo; and &ldquo;Harry Potter&rdquo; have been challenged in some places.</p> <p>East Brunswick Public Library has put together a display of books in the library&rsquo;s collection that have been banned or challenged in other parts of the country. The books feature special labels that explain what the book has been challenged over.</p> <p>As part of Banned Books Week, the library hosts <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/polCalendarEvent.cfm?Event_Date={d%20%272016-09-27%27}&amp;Calendar_Code=&amp;Event_Id=72797">a lecture with Kevin Mulachy on banned films </a>on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 pm. He is a Humanities Librarian specializing in cinema studies at Rutgers University.&nbsp;</p> <p>The presentation will discuss the censorship of films in the United States and abroad, as well as provide a perspective on why censorship is so common. This lecture is free and open to the public.</p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22533 Fine Film: The Meddler on Tuesday, September 20 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22528 USA-2015-110 minutes-Rated PG-13. An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life. This comdey starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons was written and directed by actress Lorene Safaria. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22528">Read More</a></b><p><span style="font-family:helvetica neue,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">For more information about film showings at the library please see our&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/Selection_Assistance/Film_Festivals.cfm" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 122, 183); text-decoration: none; font-family: ">Film Festival page</a><span style="font-family:helvetica neue,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">&nbsp;or contact Martha Hess at (732) 390-6767.</span></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22528 LEAP - Free Assistive Technology Classes are available for Adults http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22494 Are you 55 or older with a change in your vision? Free assistive technology classes are available for adults! Explore computers equipped with magnification and speach or learn to use the iPad! <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22494">Read More</a></b><p><img alt="" class="img-responsive" src="/userfiles/image/leap-1-2.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h1>All classes are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.</h1> <ul> <li>A second session will be scheduled if there is an overwhelming response creating a wait list.</li> <li>The second session will be on the same dates listed below but will run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.</li> </ul> <h2>September classes</h2> <p>Sept- 9/14 9/21 9/28, 10/5 (because we not meeting on 9/7 the 10/5 date is added to the September class schedule)</p> <ul> <li><strong>iPad Class &ndash; Basics Voice Over</strong></li> </ul> <p>In this very beginner class you will learn how to use Voice Over, Apple&rsquo;s built in screen reader, to access the iPad.</p> <ul> <li><strong>iPad class - Basics Zoom Magnification</strong></li> </ul> <p>In this very beginner class you will learn how to use Zoom, Apple&rsquo;s built in magnifier, to access the iPad.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>October classes</h2> <p>Oct- 10/12 10/19 /10/26 11/2 (11/2 is added to the October class schedule to have 4 sessions)</p> <ul> <li><strong>iPad class -&nbsp; Advanced Voice Over</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:.5in">In this advanced class, you will learn advanced features of Voice Over</p> <ul> <li><strong>iPad class -&nbsp; Advanced Zoom</strong></li> </ul> <p>In this advanced class, you will learn advanced features of Zoom.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <h2>November classes</h2> <p>Nov- 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30</p> <ul> <li><strong>Basic Computer Skills Class</strong></li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:.5in">In this beginner class, you will learn basic computer terminology, learn basic mouse and keyboarding skills as well as how to navigate your computer</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <h2>December classes</h2> <p>Dec- 12/7 12/14 12/21 12/28</p> <ul> <li><strong>Access your home computer:&nbsp; Magnification class</strong></li> </ul> <p>This moderately advanced class will show you how to download a free program Zoom Text and Ease of Access Center how to use it to navigate your computer and the Internet.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Access your home computer: Screen Reader Class using JAWS</strong></li> </ul> <p>This moderately advanced class will show you how to use JAWS to navigate your computer and the Internet.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22494