EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:06:40 GMT Summer Reading Club Night At Crystal Springs http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22495 Celebrate the end of summer reading at Crystal Springs’s very special Summer Reading Club night on Thursday, August 25! Kids and teens who were part of the summer reading club will be able to get FREE admission from 3 to 7 pm.<p>We won&#39;t let a little bit of rain stop us!</p> <p>We&#39;ve rescheduled our night at <a href="https://www.eastbrunswick.org/crystalsprings">Crystal Springs</a>!</p> <p>Celebrate the end of summer reading at Crystal Springs&rsquo;s very special Summer Reading Club night on Thursday, August 25! Kids and teens who were part of the summer reading club will be able to get FREE admission from 3 to 7 pm.</p> <p>Accompanying adults can get a reduced admission of just $5. When you get to Crystal Springs, East Brunswick Public Library staff will be there to look you up in the summer reading club list and give entry hand-stamps. You don&rsquo;t need to stop by the library first.</p> <p>See you at Crystal Springs!</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22495 LEAP - Free Assistive Technology Classes are available for Adults http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22494 <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> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22494 Friends Of The Library Offer Defensive Driving Program http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22490 Looking to erase points on your driving record? Want to save money on your car insurance? The Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library are hosting a two-part defensive driving class on September 12 and 13.<p>Looking to erase points on your driving record? Want to save money on your car insurance? The Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library are hosting a two-part defensive driving class on September 12 and 13.</p> <p>Held in the East Brunswick Public Library meeting room, the classes run from 6:30 to 10 pm. This classes are presented by the Defensive Driving Institute of New Jersey. Lead by police driving instructors, the classes give a unique insight into defensive driving theory and traffic law-enforcement.</p> <p>After taking the class, attendees may apply to reduce points on their driving license once every five years; to receive an insurance discount, once every three years. Licensed motorists with fewer than four points enjoy a mandatory discount on the auto liability, collision and no-fault portions of their insurance premiums for three years, starting with the next renewal.</p> <p>Attendance is limited to thirty people and attendance is mandatory at both classes. Pre-registration and advance payment is required. Course costs start at $55.</p> <p>The application form can be found <a href="http://www.bit.ly/ebpldriving">online</a>&nbsp;or at the library&rsquo;s circulation desk. Checks should be made payable to &ldquo;E.B. Friends of the Library.&rdquo;</p> <p>For more information about the class, contact the Defensive Driving Institute of New Jersey at 732-257-2967 or by emailing fixaticket@aol.com.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22490 Teens & Library Xchange: Summer Games Tonight! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22484 Teens and Library Xchange (ages 20-39) will compete in some Summer Games in the meeting rooms and outside on Wednesday, August 9th at 7PM. Rain or shine. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22484 East Brunswick Public Library Showcases the Art of Don Bloom http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22481 Throughout August, the East Brunswick Public Library displays the paintings of the late Don Bloom.<p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very fortunate to have several pieces in our collection that he donated to the library,&rdquo; said Jennifer Podolsky, Library Director. &ldquo;With his passing in June, we felt this was an appropriate time to showcase his work to the community.&rdquo;</p> <p>Bloom was a longtime East Brunswick resident. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of the Arts in 1953, attended the Art Students League of New York, and received his MFA in Painting from Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico. In 1957, the Newark News named him one of the 5 &quot;Artists of the Year&quot; in New Jersey.</p> <p>His paintings are held in hundreds of private collections and in many New Jersey colleges, public institutions&nbsp;and libraries, including the East Brunswick and South River Libraries, the South River Council of Congregations and the East Brunswick Senior Center. His work has been featured in several one-man exhibitions across the country.</p> <p>For 34 years, Bloom also worked as an Art Educator in the Piscataway Public Schools, serving as Department Chairman from 1966-1983. He was also an instructor at several northern New Jersey art centers, as well as at Bloomfield College and the College of New Jersey.</p> <p>In addition to fine art and instruction, he was also an acclaimed editorial cartoonist. Ten of his editorial cartoons are in the permanent collection of the International Museum of Cartoon Art.</p> <p>Information about Bloom&rsquo;s seven-decade long career can be found online at his <a href="http://donbloom.org">website</a>.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22481 EBPL for Best of the Best http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22468 The local Home News Tribute is running its annual Home News Tribune Best of the Best contest. <a href="/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22468">Read More</a><p>The Annual Reader&#39;s Choice contest is open for online voting now, click the link below to submit your vote:</p> <p><a href="http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/HNT-Middlesex-Best-of-the-Best-2016" target="_blank">Annual Reader&#39;s Choice Contest</a></p> <p>Click on <em>People &amp; Services</em> on the left side - then scroll down to <em>Public Libraries.</em> You will need to register your email when you cast your ballot so that you cannot vote more than one.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22468 2016 Summer International Film Festival http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22451 Come enjoy our International Film Festival, curated by one of our librarians and sponsored by The Friends of the Library. All films are shown with English subtitles. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22451">Read More</a></b><h2><br /> Labyrinth of Lies</h2> <p>Tuesday, August 16 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>GERMANY. 2014. 124 MINUTES. RATED R.&nbsp;</em><br /> In 1958 Germany, a public prosecutor discovers a terrible family secret while attempting to bring Nazi concentration camp workers to justice in this thriller.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V3sGjGVCqkw" width="560"></iframe><br /> &nbsp;</p> <h2 style="text-align:center"><u><strong>PREVIOUS FILMS</strong></u></h2> <h2>The Lady in the Van</h2> <p>Tuesday, July 12 &nbsp; 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>UK. 2015. 104 MINUTES. RATED PG-13.&nbsp;</em><br /> A homeless woman forms an unlikely friendship with a writer when she moves her dilapidated van into the &nbsp;driveway of his London townhouse in this poignant comedy starring Maggie Smith.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OA8tMziteZM" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2>Son of Saul</h2> <p>Tuesday, July 19 &nbsp;1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>HUNGARY. 2015. 107 MINUTES. RATED R.&nbsp;</em><br /> A WWII concentration camp prisoner discovers the body of his young son and attempts to secure a proper Jewish burial for him in this Oscar-winning drama.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5azMcu4VQ7s" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2>Samba</h2> <p>Tuesday, July 26 &nbsp; 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> <em>FRANCE. 2014. 118 MINUTES. RATED R.&nbsp;</em><br /> An undocumented kitchen worker in Paris battles deportation with the help of an immigration advocate in this romantic comedy from the directors of The Intouchables.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/-tqzwbjy0WQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2>Second Mother</h2> <p>Tuesday, August 2 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>BRAZIL. 2015. 112 MINUTES. RATED R.</em><br /> A nanny is caught between her loyalty to the rich family she works for and her love for her own estranged daughter in this thought-provoking drama.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XXtkQitLmss" width="560"></iframe></p> <h2>Coming Home</h2> <p>Tuesday, August 9 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>CHINA. 2014. 109 MINUTES. &nbsp;RATED PG-13.&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;<br /> A Chinese dissident sent to a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution returns home to find his wife suffering from amnesia and unable to recognize him in this romantic drama directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Gong Li.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BPy52ucN0aM" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22451 See the Original Ghostbusters (1984) Movie Tonight! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22458 Come enjoy the original Ghostbusters on Thursday, 7/14 at 6:30PM before checking out the reboot in the movie theater! <b><a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22458">Read More</a></b><p>USA. 105 minutes.&nbsp;Rated PG.</p> <p><br /> Ghost exterminators are enlisted to rid New York City of an ancient Sumerian god who is waking the dead and wreaking havoc on the city.</p> <p><strong><em>Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.</em></strong></p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22458 Third Annual Record.Play Film Festival http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22445 Showcasing talent from across the state, East Brunswick Public Library hosts the third annual Record.Play Film Festival on Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm. <b><a href="https://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=22445">Read More</a></b><p>Showcasing talent from across the state, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick) hosts the third annual Record.Play Film Festival on Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm.</p> <p>&ldquo;This year&rsquo;s theme is &lsquo;Explore&rsquo;,&rdquo; said Jessica Schneider, Teen Services Librarian. &ldquo;The theme was chosen because it can be interpreted in so many ways. We were excited to see how the filmmakers ran with it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Record.Play Film Festival accepted submissions from New Jersey filmmakers. Submissions were broken into three age groups: youth, teen and adult. The judges for the festival include:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">East Brunswick local cable station EBTV Channel 26 supervisor <strong>Dave Ambrosy</strong>. With over 30 years of experience in local television and video, his work has received several national awards from Jersey Access Group and Hometown Video Festivals including the Cable Award for Programming Excellence.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Columbia University MFA film candidate <strong>Zack Morrison</strong>. A 2010 graduate of East Brunswick High School, his work has been screened at the 2013 and 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Student Film award from the Garden State Film Festival.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Video professional <strong>Paul D&rsquo;Amico</strong>. In addition to his work in film and television, he has taught several classes in video production.</p> <p>The Record.Play Film Festival screening and awards ceremony is free and registration is not required. The following films will be screened:</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><u>Youth (ages 12 and under)</u></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Exploring American History&rdquo; by Barenya Das</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">This film is about the history of the United States, from the problems to the accomplishments this country has faced.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Time Machine&rdquo; by Kashi Deepak</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">A scientist builds a time machine and needs volunteers to go back to the prehistoric era to explore and gather samples. What they find changes science forever.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Math-o-phobia&rdquo; by Ashna Gupta</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Math-o-phobia is the fear of math. This comedic short film shows what a child experiences from this fear and how to overcome its challenges.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;The Mystery of the Ancient Book&rdquo; by Kapila Mane</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">An explorer finds some ancient books, but a bandit tries to steal them. In order to protect them, the explorer does whatever he can to save them.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><u>Teen (ages 13 to 18)</u></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Hello Teenagedom&rdquo; by Arjun Deepak</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Arjun is having trouble accepting growing up. He is met by Jackson, an agent assigned to help him explore his past and future to help him accept becoming a teenager.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Scrawny Boy vs. Wild&rdquo; by Hayagriv Gopinath</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Explorer Panda Stoves attempts to explore the wild in this parody of the TV show &quot;Man vs. Wild.&quot;</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;The Nation&#39;s Capital&rdquo; by Julianna Illenye</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Follow two girls on their trip around Washington, D.C. as they explore popular attractions.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Movement&rdquo; by Dominic Mistretta</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">Movement is a short experimental film about a young girl who tries to find her niche in movement performance. Some peers wish for her to explore the path of staying alert and in-line with the rules of formal dance, while others challenge her to let loose and express her own style.</p> <p><u>Adult (ages 19 and older)</u></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;73 mL&rdquo; by Ashu Gupta</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">This film focuses on how one person can teach another how to improve their life.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Homeland Journey&rdquo; by Jill Work</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">&ldquo;Homeland Journey&rdquo; is a music video about visiting and exploring the homelands of two adopted children from Vietnam and China.</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in"><strong>&ldquo;Paint Me a Story: Starry Night by Van Gogh&rdquo; by Jill Work</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">This semi-animated film describes and visually portrays the creation of the iconic painting by Vincent Van Gogh.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22445 Aspiring Business Leaders Workshop http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22450 To help high school students and young adults interested in pursuing a business education, Natesh Sood leads the program “Aspiring Business Leaders” on July 30 at 1 pm.<p>East Brunswick resident Natesh Sood understands how difficult deciding a college major and finding an internship can be.</p> <p>&ldquo;Most information about colleges and careers often comes from people far removed from the college or internship setting,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Sood understands this first hand. He is a 2015 graduate of Rutgers Business School with degrees in both Finance and Information Technology. He currently works as a finance analyst for Goldman Sachs.</p> <p>To help high school students and young adults interested in pursuing a business education, he leads the program &ldquo;Aspiring Business Leaders&rdquo; at the East Brunswick Public Library on July 30 at 1 pm.</p> <p>&ldquo;Having recently graduated from college and been through the internship process, I believe that I can provide a unique perspective about business majors and careers to students,&rdquo; said Sood.</p> <p>Topics covered in this three-hour presentation including career tracks, interviewing techniques and obtaining internships.</p> <p>The program is offered through the library&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/brc">Business Resource Connection</a>. This library initiative connects small businesses and job seekers within Middlesex County to resources, training and network opportunities.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The library is very happy to offer this program,&rdquo; said Karen Parry, East Brunswick Public Library&rsquo;s manager of information services. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve hosted Natesh before. He&rsquo;s able to show high school students how they can think like business leaders.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s important to give students an opportunity to talk about college and careers in an open and supportive environment,&rdquo; Sood added.</p> <p>To register for this free program, click <a href="http://www.tinyurl.com/ebpl2016">here</a>. The deadline for registration is July 29. For more information, e-mail <a href="mailto:AspiringBusinessLeaders@gmail.com">AspiringBusinessLeaders@gmail.com</a> or call 732-390-6767.</p> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=22450