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Register Now for a Defensive Driving Course to be held on December 17 & 18

Register Now for a Defensive Driving Course to be held on December 17 & 18
Participating motorists can be eligible for a 2-point reduction and/or 5% insurance discount.
Registration begins now for the ever-popular Defensive Driving Course, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This two-day course runs on December 17 and 18 from 6:30-10 pm. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online, and are due by August 30. Acceptance is first come by postmark. Fees range from $55-$65, depending on one’s goals.

Eligible motorists can erase two points from their driver’s license and/or get a five percent discount on a portion of their auto insurance. Attendance is mandatory on both nights to receive credit. Refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. See the registration form for additional details.

Approved by the state of New Jersey, this course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. No vehicle is needed, as it is conducted entirely in a classroom setting with multimedia aids. For more information, please call 732-485-9714, email fixaticket@aol.com, or download the registration form at The Library’s website by logging on to http://www.ebpl.org and clicking on “Friends of the Library” and “Defensive Driving Classes.”

It’s Easy Being Green! The Library Introduces Eco-Friendly Bags

It’s Easy Being Green! The Library Introduces Eco-Friendly Bags
The Library introduces their very own eco-friendly reusable bags - on sale now at the Circulation Desk!

What’s blue, and green and reused allover? It’s the Library’s new reusable eco-friendly bags. Eco-chic and durable, reusable bags are a great way to transport your books and other items. Made from non-woven polypropylene, these bags are water-repellant, non toxic, and can hold more than a shopping bag (up to 22 lbs.). Bags are available for purchase at the Circulation desk for only $2.00 per bag. Support your Library and make an impact on your community by recycling and reducing your carbon footprint.

Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook

Become a Fan of the Library on Facebook
The Library has joined the social networking movement. Get connected and receive new information and updates on programs and events.
The East Brunswick Public Library is excited to announce that they have joined the social network movement and have implemented a Facebook page. Having a Facebook page is a natural development for The East Brunswick Library, already known to be a forward-thinking organization. The Library’s page is titled “East Brunswick Public Library” and can be easily accessed by executing a Facebook search and clicking on the “Become a fan” link.

Having a Facebook presence enables the Library to interface with their community on a whole new level. Fans can instantly receive notification whenever new information is published or added to the page. Get the latest news, announcements, and changes or additions to programs and events simply by checking your email, visiting the Library’s page or viewing your own Facebook home page news feed.

If you are already a member of Facebook, simply type in the phrase “East Brunswick Public Library” and click on the “become a fan” link. If you haven’t joined yet, simply go to www.facebook.com and register for your free page.  Registration is short and fairly easy.   

By joining Facebook, you become connected to everyone in your community, as well as the world.  Your profile can be as open or as restricted as you like, so everyone or only people you allow can see your personal information and pages.  Once you become a Facebook member, you have access to a large number of options and applications to make it your personal home on the web, including photo albums, music playlists, games, surveys, discussion boards, calendars and events. You can even make your own groups on whatever topics you'd like!  It’s also great way to meet people and reacquaint yourself with old friends!

Founded in February 2004, Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment.

For more information, please go to The Library’s website at www.ebpl.org or call 732-390-6767.

Support Group for Siblings of Children with Autism to be held at the East Brunswick Library beginning November 10th

Support Group for Siblings of Children with Autism to be held at the East Brunswick Library beginning November 10th
Welcoming Library Spaces for the Autism Community and their Families
The East Brunswick Library is hosting two Support Groups for the siblings of children with Autism beginning on Monday, November 10th. Subsequent sessions will run on every other Monday until June 2009. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is required.
The two support groups are being facilitated by a credentialed family psychologist. The sessions are broken down by age group. The first session runs from 4:00-5:15 pm for children aged 7-10 years old. The second session runs from 5:30-6:45 pm for children aged 11-14 years old.
According to Mary Ellen Firestone, Assistant Director of the East Brunswick Library, “This program is a continuation of our efforts to welcome families with children on the Autism spectrum.”

The Library recently enhanced their Autism materials collection thanks to a contract from INFOLINK, one of four regional cooperatives of the New Jersey Library Network.

For more information or to register for this program, please call 732-390-6767 or go to The Library’s website at http://www.ebpl.org and click on “News & Events.”

Jan Yager Headlines November Author Series on November 18th

Jan Yager Headlines November Author Series on November 18th
Author will speak about her book “Work Less, Do More,” share advice about how to inspire the creative spirit in children and teens and provide 10 tips for succeeding as a writer today.

Could your time-management skills use improvement? Are you effective at delegating? Headlining the November Author Series, Jan Yager will discuss her career and her new book “Work Less, Do More: The 14-Day Productivity Makeover” at the East Brunswick Library on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:30 pm. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All are welcome to attend.

The author of 20 highly-acclaimed books, including “Who’s Sitting at My Desk,” “When Friendship Hurts” and “Friendshifts, ” Jan will share advice for parents about how to inspire the creative spirit in children and teens. In addition, she will provide ten tips for succeeding as a writer today.

During the November Author Series, The Friends of the Library are also holding a November Author Series/Membership Drive to invite our residents to become a dues paying Friends member during the month of November.  Friends’ membership applications are available at the library, and you will also be able to join or renew your membership at this event.

Formed in 1967, the Friends have helped keep The Library at the cutting edge of information and cultural services. By helping to soften the blow of harsh fiscal realities, and by providing so many of the “extras” that make The Library an exceptional example to this and other communities, the Friends are an invaluable and essential resource.

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.


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