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Andy Rothstein Quintet to Perform Pure Instrumental Jazz-Fusion Magic at The Library

Andy Rothstein Quintet to Perform Pure Instrumental Jazz-Fusion Magic at The Library
Music will be performed from Andy’s debut progressive jazz/rock fusion CD “Voodoo Tone” as well as well-known Jazz standards and covers
Music will perfume the sultry summer evening with pure instrumental jazz-fusion magic when the Andy Rothstein Quintet takes the stage at the East Brunswick Library on Saturday, July 12 at 7:30pm. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Mr. Rothstein, a guitarist extraordinaire in his own right, counts Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny, John Coltrane and Stevie Ray Vaughn as his short list of influences, and has studied under Kevin Eubanks, Ted Dunbar and Steve Khan. Rounding out Andy’s quintet will be: Steve Jankowski, trumpet; Tony Senatore, bass; Luther Rix, drums; and Bill Harris, saxophone. These professional, high caliber musicians currently perform with or have performed with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago and Bette Midler.

Andy’s debut progressive jazz/rock fusion CD, Voodoo Tone, contains his original compositions and a cover of “Giant Steps” by jazz great John Coltrane. Rothstein states “one of my main goals with this record was to keep things pure and simple, and to capture the essence, mojo, musical interplay and honesty of a live performance.” Robert Silverstein of 20th Century Guitar Magazine says "For fans of Jazz/Rock Fusion there is plenty of superb guitar work on Voodoo Tone to make it well worth your while."

The Voodoo Tone CD will be available for purchase at the performance, and is also available through andyrothstein.com and as individual song downloads at ITunes.  For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

Spook Handy to Perform at The Library

Spook Handy to Perform at The Library
Sing along, laugh, and enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun
The Library will kick off their “Summer Fun” programming with interactive troubadour Spook Handy. He takes the stage at the East Brunswick Library on Friday, July 11 at 7pm. This and other “Summer Fun” programs are sponsored by the East Brunswick Friends of The Library. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Spook has acquired a reputation for making his performances intimate interactive experiences for audiences to long remember. His music has been described as songs of peace, hope and survival. His recordings are said to make you want to get up and do the two-step, while the lyrics will put a smile on your face.His folk-style music for the whole family has the young ones singing along to old favorites and the adults listening intently to the stories behind the songs.

For more information call the Information Desk - 732.390.6767.

New DVD Titles Released on June 24

New DVD Titles Released on June 24
Come in to the Library every Tuesday morning and be the first to get your hands on the hot new DVD releases. New DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days and have $2 rental fee.
10,000 BC
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Camilla Belle, Steven Strait

Persepolis
2007 - Rated PG-13
Starring Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve

Definitely, Maybe
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Kline

The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 - Rated PG
Starring Freddie Highmore

Library to Host South Asian Film Festival on June 28

Library to Host South Asian Film Festival on June 28
Features, films, shorts and documentaries made by and about South Asians around the world

This mini-festival features selections from the 2007 New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest. A variety of films by and about South Asians across the globe will be shown throughout the day. Highlights include Cosmopolitan, a comedy starring Roshan Seth, Madhur Jaffrey, and Kal Penn; the award-winning documentary Whose Children are These; the Oscar-nominated short film Little Terrorist; Dancing Kathmandu; Holly Bolly, 1001 Auditions, Gandhi at the Bat, and others. 

Printable schedule [Adobe Reader required]

Sponsored by the Asian American Film and Theatre Project

International Film Festival Summer 2008

International Film Festival Summer 2008
All movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1:30 & 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Italian
Tuesday, July 8 - 1:30 & 7:30pm
Russia, 2005, 97 minutes, Rated PG-13

My Best Friend
Thursday, July 17 - 1:30 & 7:30pm
France, 2006, 94 minutes, Rated PG-13

After the Wedding
Tuesday, July 22 - 1:30 & 7:30pm
Denmark, 2006, 116 minutes, Rated R

Offside
Tuesday, July 29 - 1:30 & 7:30pm
Iran, 2006, 99 minutes, Rated PG

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Tuesday, August 5 - 1:30 & 7:30 pm
Japan/China, 2005, 107 minutes, Rated PG

The Band's Visit
Tuesday, August 12 - 1:30 & 7:30pm
Israel, 2007, 86 minutes, Rted PG-13

New DVD Titles Released on June 17

New DVD Titles Released on June 17
Come in to the Library every Tuesday morning and be the first to get your hands on the hot new DVD releases. New DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days and have $2 rental fee.
Fool's Gold
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson

Be Kind Rewind
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Jack Black, Mos Def

Under the Same Moon
2007 - Rated PG-13
Starring Kate del castillo, Eugenio Derbez

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones

The Library Hosts Historically Accurate Scale Ship Modeling Lecture and Demonstration

The Library Hosts Historically Accurate Scale Ship Modeling Lecture and Demonstration
The Ship Model Society of New Jersey will also display their ship models in the Library’s showcases during the entire month of June.
Did you ever wonder how those model ships are built with such exacting detail? Learn about this decorative art form at the East Brunswick Public Library on Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. when the Ship Model Society of New Jersey will be here to give a lecture and demonstration on historically accurate, scale ship modeling. Everyone is welcome.

Ship models or model ships are scale representations of ships. They can range in size from 1/6000 scale miniatures to large vessels capable of holding people. Ship modeling is a craft as old as shipbuilding itself, stretching back to ancient times when water transport was first developed.

The models, all very intricate and built with painstaking detail to the originals, will be available for viewing during the entire month of June in the Library’s showcases located throughout the building. The exhibit features many different styles of model ships, as well as background information about the model and the original it is based on. 

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

World Beat Duo Virago! to Perform at the Library

World Beat Duo Virago! to Perform at the Library
High-energy acoustic guitar and percussion music with an edgy Afro-Brazilian samba and American Blues flair.
Virago!, the high-energy guitar and percussion duo consisting of musician/composers Amy Schindler and Marie Tashjian, will be performing at the East Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
The core of their music is an edgy rock sound that pulsates with undercurrents ranging from American blues to Afro-Brazilian samba. Their cover songs include selections by the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, KT Tunstall, Bruce Springsteen, 4 Non-blondes and Janis Joplin. Virago has a passion for Brazilian music which has inspired them to perform songs in Portuguese and their listeners may hear a passionate rendition of “Vida La Vida” being performed in Spanish. Don’t be surprised if you get a spontaneous samba lesson or the chance to accompany them on percussion!

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

The Library Will Be Closing at 3:30 Today

The Library Will Be Closing at 3:30 Today
The Library will be closing today (Monday, June 9th) at 3:30 p.m. The air conditioning in the building is out because of electrical brownouts. The Library Catalog will also be down during this time. Please check the website tomorrow in case of additional updates.

New DVD Titles Released on June 10

New DVD Titles Released on June 10
Come in to the Library every Tuesday morning and be the first to get your hands on the hot new DVD releases. New DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days and have $2 rental fee.
The Other Boelyn Girl
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson

The Bucket List
2007 - Rated PG-13
Starring Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

Witless Protection
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Larry the Cable Guy, Jenny McCarthy

Jumper
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Hayden Christensen, Diane Lane

Army Wives, 1st Season
Not Rated
Summer '04
2004 - Unrated
Starring Martina Gedeck, Peter Davor

June Library Exhibits

June Library Exhibits
Model Ships by the Ship Modeling Society of NJ featured in display cases and art on the wall by Awatef Abadir during the month of June
Model ships from the Ship Modeling Society of New Jersey are being exhibited in the glass display showscases during the month of June. During the same time period, artwork by Awatef Adadir is displayed on the walls.
The case exhibit features many different styles of model ships, as well as background information about the model and the original it is based on. The models are all very intricate and are built with painstaking detail to the originals. If you are interested in learning more, a representative from the society will be here on June25 at 7pm to give a lecture and demonstration.

Awatef Adadir is displaying her portrait and still life artwork. All of her paintings are available for purchase, and you may direct all inquiries to the Reference Desk.

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

New DVD Titles Released on June 3

New DVD Titles Released on June 3
Come in to the Library every Tuesday morning and be the first to get your hands on the hot new DVD releases. New DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days and have $2 rental fee.
The Eye
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Jessica Alba

Meet the Spartans
2008 - Rated PG-13
Starring Diedrich Bader, Ken Davitian

Semi-Pro
2008 - Rated R
Starring Jackie Earle Haley, Woody Harrelson, Patti LaBelle, and Maura Tierney

Rescue Me-The Complete Fourth Season
Not Rated
Weeds-Season 3
Not Rated

Scientific American Archive Online is Now Available at the Library

Scientific American Archive Online is Now Available at the Library
Get all the latest information on the most intriguing topics in every field of science
The East Brunswick Public Library now subscribes to Scientific American Archive Online, one of the world’s most authoritative magazines for spectacular events that have transformed the world of science.
The Scientific American Archive Online brings you front-to-back coverage of all issues, including special issues, from January 1993 to the present. Readers will find every field of science covered, including today’s hottest topics such as nanotechnology in medicine, genetic engineering, alternative energy sources, plus thousands more. In addition, the newly introduced Scientific American Mind monthly title will also be included. New articles are added monthly.

This service is available to East Brunswick Public Library cardholders only. For more information or to access the database, please go to The Library’s website at http://www.ebpl.org, choose Research Tools; and Find Information in Online Databases.

The Library Will Be Closing at 3:30 Today

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