EBPL News and Features http://www.ebpl.org EBPL News and Features RSS Feed Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:25:44 GMT 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>&nbsp;</h2> <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> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><br /> Coming Home</h2> <p>Tuesday, August 9 1:30 &amp; 7:30 p.m.<br /> <em>CHINA. 2014. 109 MINUTES. &nbsp;RATED PG-13. </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> <p>&nbsp;</p> <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> <p>&nbsp;</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 David Darwin - One Man Side Show http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=21430 David presents a fun show of juggling and comedy. He even sings with both legs behind his head in an act that earned him a semi-finalist spot on "America's Got Talent." Wednesday, June 22 11 AM. Fun for the whole family! Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program begins.<p><br /> Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=21430 Check Out Hoopla, Our New Streaming Service! http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22437 Hoopla is an online streaming service that provides library patrons with access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics—from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers—to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.<p>East Brunswick Public Library now offers&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hoopladigital.com">hoopla</a>, a new online streaming service for books, video and audio. The service is offered through <a href="http://www.lmxac.org/">LMxAC</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What is hoopla?</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hoopladigital.com">Hoopla</a>&nbsp;is an online streaming service that provides library patrons with access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics&mdash;from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers&mdash;to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.</p> <p>You can access any of the titles instantly, without having to place a hold or wait for the title to become available.</p> <p><strong>How many items can you check out? How do I return items?</strong></p> <p>Currently a patron can check out five items per month. &nbsp;Electronic books check out for 21 days; movies and music for seven days. After your lending period is over, the title is automatically checked back in.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>How do you access hoopla</strong>?</p> <p>There are three ways you can access hoopla:<br /> 1.&nbsp; Online from the <a href="http://www.hoopladigital.com">website</a>. A link will be added to the web site under &ldquo;Library Online Resources&rdquo; and &ldquo;Downloadable&rdquo; section.</p> <p>2. &nbsp;Through the hoopla link on the library&rsquo;s <a href="https://lmac.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/eastbrunswick/">online catalog</a>.</p> <p>3. &nbsp;From a mobile device through an app. There are versions available for both Android and iOS. You can find a list of supported devices <a href="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52250544e4b00ee5ef2cefde/t/573b22833c44d88be68b7320/1463493251452/patronsupporteddevice+-+Rev.pdf" style="line-height: 1.6;">here</a>.&nbsp; Certain titles may be downloaded to the device for offline viewing.</p> <p><strong>I noticed there is a problem with the hoopla app/site. Who should I contact?</strong></p> <p>Midwest Tape, the vendor behind hoopla, handles everything on that end. There is an online <a href="https://www.hoopladigital.com/support">help page</a> which has an e-mail help&nbsp;link. The app version also has a built in help section.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=22437 Internet Security Lecture Monday 6/20 http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=21436 Learn how to protect yourself from spyware, viruses, and keep your identity safe in this digital age from Chaim Cohen on Monday, 6/20 at 7PM.<p><em>Chaim Cohen is the AP computer science teacher and the Code Club advisor at East Brunswick High School.</em></p> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polNews.cfm?doc_id=21436 Sign Up For Summer Reading http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=21432 <b>The Summer Reading Club is back with programs for all ages!<a href ="http://www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-news.cfm?doctype_code=Teens%20News&doc_id=21431">Sign Up Here.</a></b> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=21432 Library Bingo Comes To EBPL http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=21433 To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of LMxAC (Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium), we’re playing library bingo this summer!<p>To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of LMxAC (Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium), we&rsquo;re playing library bingo this summer!</p> <p>Stop by the East Brunswick Public Library this summer to pick up a bingo card.&nbsp; Each LMxAC library has a unique number and stamp for the card.&nbsp; Visit the other <a href="http://www.lmxac.org/info/member-libraries/">LMxAC libraries</a> to get your bingo card stamped.&nbsp;</p> <p>When you collect six stamps in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally), you can win a gift card. If you are able to visit all the LMxAC member libraries this summer, you will win a larger gift card and be entered into the grand prize drawing for an Apple iPad mini!</p> <p>Stop by the East Brunswick Public Library today to start playing library bingo. You have until August 15 to turn in your bingo card.</p> <p>You can find complete rules and regulations <a href="http://www.lmxac.org/info/staff-resources/marketing-materials/rules-and-regulations-for-lmxac-bingo/">here</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT http://www.ebpl.org/main/polFeatures.cfm?doc_id=21433