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Libraries Outreach to the Autism Community Program to be held at the East Brunswick Library on October 15th

Libraries Outreach to the Autism Community Program to be held at the East Brunswick Library on October 15th
Connecting and Transitioning: What Happens After High School

The East Brunswick Library will participate in a Libraries Outreach to the Autism Community on Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Several experts in the autism community will be on hand to discuss “Connecting and Transitioning: What Happens After High School,” and give information on preparing young adults with autism for jobs or other specialized programs. Registration is recommended.

The Library also contains a variety of books, media and other resources for parents of children with autism, obtained by a grant from the regional library cooperative Infolink. The East Brunswick Library is one of six organizations in New Jersey that had been selected for the grant.

For more information or to register for this program, please call 732-390-6767.

It’s Opera Night at the Library on October 11th!

It’s Opera Night at the Library on October 11th!
Pianist Dave Schlossberg is back to tickle the ivories!
Is the price of opera tickets too much to bear right now? Are you looking for something fun to do without spending a lot of money? Find the Metropolitan Opera in your own backyard when pianist Dave Schlossberg returns by popular demand to the East Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Accompanied by professional opera singer Julie Stevens, this talented duo will be here to entertain you with an evening of beautiful arias and art songs. Don’t miss a wonderful evening of music and elegance.

The popular program is sponsored by the East Brunswick Friends of The Library.  For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

New DVD Titles Released on September 30

New DVD Titles Released on September 30
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 a $2 rental fee.
OSS 117 : Cairo, nest of spies [French]
Jellyfish [Hebrew]
This is England
Iron Man
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

New DVD Titles Released on September 23

New DVD Titles Released on September 23
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 a $2 rental fee.
Run Fatboy Run
Sex and the City
House M.D., Season 4
Two and a Half Men, Season 4
CSI: NY, Season 4
Brothers & Sisters, Season 2
Boston Legal, Season 4
Deception
Samantha Who?
Leatherheads

Starting and Building a Business: How to SCORE

Starting and Building a Business: How to SCORE
This program has been cancelled due to insufficient registration.
Ideas for creating or expanding a small business are everywhere. But how do you get to the next steps: weeding the good ideas from the bad ones, and then turning the best ideas into an exciting reality?

Volunteers from the Counselors of America's Small Business (SCORE) will be at the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. to answer some of these questions.  Registration is required.  This workshop is free and limited to 40 participants.

SCORE volunteers will explain what you need to know when going into business. They also offer in-depth counseling, training, and workshops on identifying opportunities, finding solutions to problems, creating a business plan, and how to secure funding. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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

New DVD Titles Released on September 16

New DVD Titles Released on September 16
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.
Criminal Minds, the 3rd Season
Made of Honor
Dirty, Sexy, Money - the Complete 1st Season
88 Minutes
Speed Racer
Love Guru
Young@Heart
Sixteen Candkles, Flashback Edition
Private Practice - the Complete 1st Season

Friends Fall Trip: Dolphin & Whale Watching in Cape May on October 2nd

Friends Fall Trip: Dolphin & Whale Watching in Cape May on October 2nd
Register Now -- a limited number of seats are still available!
Enjoy the excitement of seeing a humpback whale or dozens of bottlenose dolphins in Cape May, NJ on October 2nd.

Dolphin & Whale Watching Trip Reservation Form

The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. SHARP from behind the Levitz Furniture Store in East Brunswick and returns at 7 p.m.  Bring your own lunch or eat at one of the many restaurants available. 

Price: Friends Members: $55  Non-Members: $60.

Reserve your space by sending a check payable to the East Brunswick Friends of the Library, and mailed to 38 Harrison Ave, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Please include: contact phone number, address and e-mail with payment.

For more information contact: Camille Ferraro at (732) 723-1352.

Be sure to register by September 25, 2008. 

 Please click on the form on the right to access a printable reservation form that you can fill out and mail in.

“Banned Books Week” to be Celebrated During the Entire Month of September at the Library

“Banned Books Week” to be Celebrated During the Entire Month of September at the Library
Banned books and a Poem exhibited in the Cafe Display case
Exhibited in the library’s display case near the cafe is a tribute to banned books titled “Banned Book Week – Celebrate the Freedom to Read” during the entire month of September.
Banned Books Week is an awareness campaign sponsored annually by the American Library Association (ALA), in an attempt to protect freedom of speech by celebrating banned and challenged books. Held during the last week of September since 1982, Banned Books Week not only encourages readers to examine controversial literary works, but also promotes intellectual freedom in libraries, schools, and bookstores.

The Library’s own graphic designer Jill Marshall-Work composed the poem “Read a Banned Book” that is on display along with books that have been banned.

“Read a Banned Book”
By Jill Marshall-Work

Once in a happy and faraway land,
no one thought books should be challenged or banned.
People read histories and mysteries galore, non-fiction, fairy tales, classics and more!

People knew access to books is required
to keep our brains challenged, enlightened, inspired.
Then came the words fervent booklovers dread:
“Should J.D. Salinger ever be read?”

Soon many voices chimed in to complain,
Ban C.S. Lewis, James Joyce, and Mark Twain.
No Maya Angelou; Chaucer’s risqué;
Banish 'The Bible.' Lock Dickens away.

No Arthur Miller, lock up "The Koran."
Steinbeck and Hawthorne wrote books we should ban.
Padlock 'The Talmud,' put Freud in seclusion.
Challenging Darwin’s a foregone conclusion.

Ban the Anne Frank. No 'And Tango Makes Three.'
Put Harry Potter behind lock and key.
Get rid of 'Junie B. Jones' and Thoreau.
Ditch Dr. Seuss; even Shakespeare should go!

Yet still in libraries, doors open wide, sharing the treasures the books hold inside.
So celebrate books, show the world where you stand.
Open your mind, read a book that’s been banned.

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

The Library Isn’t Just Books…Visit the Wall and Display Case Exhibits During the Month of September

The Library Isn’t Just Books…Visit the Wall and Display Case Exhibits During the Month of September
Photography, Model Rockets and Hadassah
Photography, Model Rockets, and Hadassah are on exhibit during the month of September at the East Brunswick Library.
Maria Manjelo, Photographer
A sampling of Maria Manjelo’s photography is currently being exhibited on the Library’s walls. A resident of East Brunswick, Ms. Manjelo has been a photographer for about 8 years. Even though her work mainly consists of maternity, babies, children, family, glamour, pets and event photography, the photographer readily admits that portrait photography has been her passion since early childhood.

Her floral photography on display is for sale. Pricing and availability inquiries can be directed to maria@mariamanjelo.com.

Danielle Degutz, Model Rockets
12-Year-Old East Brunswick resident Danielle Degutz’s model rockets are on display in the Youth Services display case.  She “launched” her model rocket building hobby in school, and it “took off” from there.  According to Danielle, “Model rocket building is fun!”
 
The East Brunswick Chapter of Hadassah and Banned Book Week
The East Brunswick Chapter of Hadassah present their awards, memorabilia and information about the Hadassah organization in the display case near the cafe.

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

New DVD Titles Released on September 2

New DVD Titles Released on September 2
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.
Garden of Earthly Delights
2004 - Unrated
Starring Claudine Spiteri

Next Avengers - Heroes of Tomorrow
2008 - Rated PG
Starring Tom Kane

Bratz - Girlz Really Rock
2008 - Unrated
Life Season 1
2008 - Unrated
Starring Adam Arkin, Damien Lewis

Supernatural - The Complete 3rd Season
2007 - Unrated
Starring Jared Padalecki

Water Lilies
2007 - Unrated
Starring Adele Haenel

Married Life
2008 - PG13
Starring Pierce Brosnan

Forsaken Land
2005 - Unrated
Starring Mahendra Perera


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