EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:58 GMT EBPL Maker Fest http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14856 The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st. <a href="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-maker-faire.cfm">Apply Here</a><p>The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest&nbsp;in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st. The Maker Fest&nbsp;is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness&mdash;and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just happy to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!&nbsp; The Maker Fest&nbsp;offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists,&nbsp;tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the public.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Interested in sharing your passion project?</p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 255)"><span style="background-color:rgb(211, 211, 211)">Submit your Maker Fest&nbsp;proposal form</span></span></strong></span>.</p> <p>Deadline is January 31st. Help the library celebrate the maker in all of us!</p> <p>Questions? Email Aaron Pickett @&nbsp;<a href="mailto:apickett@ebpl.org">apickett@ebpl.org</a>.</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14856 41st Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=15860 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).<p><strong>The 41st Annual Friends of the Library Book &amp; Media Sale</strong> will be held from March 2nd through March 8th at the Centre Court in the Brunswick Square Mall (755 NJ Route 18, East Brunswick). &nbsp;The sale, which annually draws thousands of people from the region, is much anticipated by book bargain lovers. &nbsp;Thousands of books, videos, audio books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages and interests will be available for purchase. &nbsp;All proceeds benefit the East Brunswick Public Library.</p> <p>An <strong>exclusive Preview Sale</strong> will be held on Monday, March 2nd from 8:00-9:00 a.m. &nbsp;The cost is $25 per person at the door. &nbsp;The full Sale opens to the public at 10 a.m. &nbsp;On Tuesday, March 3rd, there will be a<strong> free children&rsquo;s event</strong> at 7 p.m.</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>The Friends need volunteers to help run the event. &nbsp;To sign up, please visit <a href="http://ebpl.org/Requests/Booksale_Volunteer_Signup.cfm.">http://ebpl.org/Requests/Booksale_Volunteer_Signup.cfm.</a></strong></p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=15860 3-D Printing & Modeling Tech Session http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14821 Learn about 3-D printing as the Library continues its efforts to embracing maker technology! Sunday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m.<p>Interested in learning what 3-D printing is all about?&nbsp; On Sunday January 18<sup>th</sup> at 1 PM Jeffrey Keiffer of 3D Artefice and Trent Welcome, Brookdale Community College Professor of Architecture, will be hosting a lecture, exhibit, question and answer session and 3-D modeling workshop.&nbsp; This afternoon tech session will be a fun and interactive way to stay current.&nbsp; Adults, teens and families are welcome to participate. &nbsp;While studying architecture eight years ago, Jeffrey Keiffer was first introduced to the world of 3D modeling and 3D printing. Since then he has developed his business 3D Artefice, which offers 3D modeling &amp; 3D printing services and custom product creation. More recently he has been featured as a Shapeways&#39; Community Crew Member as well as one of their Designers for Hire. &quot;Our goal at 3D Artefice is to provide services that help bridge the gap between the admirer and the maker.&quot;</p> <p>Trent Welcome began studying architecture at Spring Garden College, and continued his career working at SOME Architects in Red Bank. He then received his Master of Architecture from SCIARC, where he studied architectural design and advanced 3D modeling. As a professor of architecture at Brookdale Community College, he has influenced students and professors alike with his knowledge of contemporary digital design processes and how they can translate into contemporary manufacturing methods.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14821 Magazine Sale at East Brunswick Public Library http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14816 Our annual magazine sale is just a few weeks away. Thursday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 18<p>If you missed an issue of your favorite magazine then head to the library and see if you can buy it there. The Friends of the Library&rsquo;s Annual Magazine Sale starts Thursday, Jan. 15, and ends Sunday, Jan. 18. We&rsquo;ll have magazines that cover science, entertainment, teens, adults, cooking and a lot more, so if you&rsquo;re looking for a good read and an even better bargain, then pick up a bundle of six to 12 magazines for $3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14816 16th Annual Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14854 Sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library, the 16th Annual Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival is set for two Sundays this February. Tickets cost $4 each and are available for purchase at the Library’s circulation desk. Ticketholders must be ages 2 or 3 and up, depending on the performance.<p>Sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Public Library, the 16<sup>th</sup> Annual Phyllis Noar Puppetry Festival is set for two Sundays this February. Tickets cost $4 each and are available for purchase at the Library&rsquo;s circulation desk. Ticketholders must be ages 2 or 3 and up, depending on the performance.</p> <p>On Sunday, February 8, at 2 p.m., Paper Moon Puppet Theatre will present &ldquo;Goldilocks and the Three Bears,&rdquo; for families with children ages 2 and up. This show is a modern re-telling of the classic story, with a family of bears at a national state park, and a feisty Goldilocks. There will be an interactive session before the performance.</p> <p>On Sunday, February 22, at 2 p.m., Spring Valley Puppet Theatre will present &ldquo;Jack and the Beanstalk,&rdquo; for families with children ages 3 and up. This show is a re-telling of the story in which Jack makes his own wishes come true. Following the performance there will be a demonstration of some of the puppets.</p> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14854 ReferenceUSA Database Webminars for Small Businesses, Entrepeneurs, & Job Hunters http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14838 Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job hunters will learn how to harness the power of the ReferenceUSA Database to boost their business or find employment<p><strong>Day/Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>January 9<sup>th</sup>, 16<sup>th&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </sup> February 6th, 13th, 27<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; March 6th, 20th</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Time:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong>11:00 AM Central (1 hour)</p> <p>Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and job hunters will learn how to harness the power of the <strong>ReferenceUSA Database</strong> to boost their business or find employment.&nbsp; This series of hour-long webinars are being offered <strong>from the comfort of your own computer</strong> and will focus on a different topic each week:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>ReferenceUSA Search Essentials</li> <li>Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies</li> <li>Start, Manage &amp; Grow Your Business</li> <li>Data Visualization using Mapping</li> <li>Identify Potential Consumers &amp; Lifestyle Data</li> <li>Track Historical Trends of Businesses in your Geography</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To register for any of the session dates, follow the link, select a time zone and complete form; you will then receive meeting coordinates and confirmation.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://referenceusaresourcecenter.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/q1-winter-2015-schedule.pdf">https://referenceusaresourcecenter.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/q1-winter-2015-schedule.pdf</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For Questions, please call Rumeli Mukherjee, BRC Coordinator, 732-390-6782.</p> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14838 A Clutter-Free New Year! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14837 Start the New Year off right with a helpful workshop led by author and expert organizer, Jamie Novak, as she reveals the secrets to clearing the clutter for good. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2:00 PM<p><br /> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14837 Celebrate our Expanded Hours http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14815 We're open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7. Come celebrate with us at 5 p.m. on the 7th!<p>The East Brunswick Public Library is delighted to announce the restoration of its Wednesday evening hours. Beginning on Jan. 7, the Library will once again be open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Library Director MaryEllen Firestone made the announcement after the Library Board of Trustees met on Dec. 9.</p> <p>The Library Board of Trustees has been working steadily to restore the Wednesday evening hours ever since they were cut in March 2010.&nbsp; With the support of Mayor David Stahl and the Township Council, Library Board members have executed a strategic plan that streamlined library operations and staff, resulting in enough savings to make the goal of reopening on Wednesday evenings a reality for 2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;The library board is grateful for the support the mayor and council have given to the library during the past several years as we have slowly restored materials and services that were cut during the great recession,&quot; said Board President Deborah Cornavaca.</p> <p>To celebrate the restoration of the evening hours, Library Director MaryEllen Firestone is inviting residents to the library for cookies and festivities on Wednesday, Jan. 7.&nbsp; She said she hopes the event is the first of many times residents will take advantage of the expanded hours.</p> <p>&quot;By adding 4 more hours to the library&#39;s schedule, residents have more opportunities to take advantage of all the wonderful services, materials and programs found at the East Brunswick Public Library,&quot; she said.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14815 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Meetup http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14813 Get your adventure started with Dungeon Master David! Monday, Dec. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.<p>Meet our Dungeon Master David and play a round of Dungeons and Dragons! David has all the tools to teach even the most beginner players. We&#39;re playing D&amp;D 3.5 David will also introduce Hackmaster, a game similar to D&amp;D. Bring your own game pieces or play with the library&#39;s&#39;.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=14813 Rosen Teen Health & Wellness Database http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14809 Our new database focuses facing today's teens.<p>The library has subscribed to the Rosen Teen Health &amp; Wellness Database, a wonderful database created just for teens to learn about topics that matter most to them.&nbsp;</p> <p>Teens will find articles about dating, sexual health, drug and alcohol abuse, academic pressure, bullying, depression, eating disorders, and so much more.&nbsp; Articles are written in a language and style that appeals to teens.&nbsp;</p> <p>The database can also be used for research papers about the human body and social issues.&nbsp; There&rsquo;s even a &ldquo;Share Your Story&rdquo; articles written by teens, and an advice column called &ldquo;Ask Dr. Jan.&rdquo;&nbsp; The database can be found on the library&rsquo;s main website <a href="http://www.ebpl.org">www.ebpl.org</a> and also the health portal at <a href="http://(www.wellinks.org">www.wellinks.org</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=14809