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The East Brunswick Public Library Celebrates Additional Space and Services

The East Brunswick Public Library 
Celebrates Additional Space and Services
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Sunday, November 8th from 2 to 4 p.m.

The East Brunswick Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of a 2,000-square-foot "push out" that will provide more space for children’s programming, quiet reading and study and information on health issues.  A ribbon- cutting ceremony for the $230,000 capital project will be held on Sunday, November 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.  On hand will be Mayor David Stahl, Township Council members, the East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, representatives from the Department of Aging and more. Also being celebrated will be the newest addition to the Library family, A Novel Café, which recently began serving delicious food, drinks and snacks at the Library.
 
The push out, which was accomplished by "pushing out" under an overhang in the back of the library, is an addition to the original 1976 building and includes an adult quiet reading area, a quiet study room and a children’s programming room. The adult quiet reading area is open to adults 18 and older and includes a fireplace and comfortable furniture provided by the Friends of the Library to give it the relaxing, stress- free feeling of your very own living room.  In conjunction with the construction project, the Library won a contract with INFOLINK, the regional library cooperative, to create a concept space for the baby boom generation and their elders. The contract is being used to launch a "Just For the Health of It" initiative which will provide a consumer health pull out collection, in-depth medical research and a customized computer interface to help residents find the most up-to-date information on any health or wellness issue. Please join us in on November 8th to celebrate this long awaited addition to the Library and the East Brunswick community.

For Before and After photos, please check the library's Photo Gallery.
 
For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

From Scene To Screen

From Scene To Screen
Get insight from movie directors, authors and screen writers about their big screen works
Series Begins Sunday, November 15th from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

If you enjoy movies, then you are going to love the East Brunswick Public Library’s new series “From Scene to Screen.” Join professional directors, authors and screen writers during November and December as they introduce their works and give attendees an inside look at the creative process behind them.

On Sunday, Nov. 15, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. documentarian Aaron Woolf will present a talk about his award-winning feature, “King Corn,” the story of two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. David Saperstein, award-winning author  and filmmaker of “Cocoon,” stops by to talk about his career and how it has changed from wanting to write the Great American Novel to wanting to write the Great American Movie. On Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., award winning-experimental media artist Albert G. Nigrin will talk about how a story is conceived and the filming and editing process. Mr. Nigrin’s works are meant to be poetic, using metaphor and “dreamscapes,” where ordinary places and objects are transformed into dream-like environments. These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the Arts Commission, the Division of Recreation and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission.

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

Library bids farewell to long term Board of Trustee member

Library bids farewell to long term Board of Trustee member
The Library Board of Trustees and staff bid a fond farewell to Stanley Fischer, Board Treasurer at a small party on Tuesday, October 20th.

Stan has been a valued member of the Board of Trustees for nine years, serving as treasurer for the last six years. Stan and his wife Lisa will be moving to Monroe in November. Mayor Stahl and former mayor William Neary both spoke glowingly about Stan’s service to the East Brunswick community, as a member of the Cable Television Advisory Board and the Library Board of Trustees. Stan spoke passionately about his belief that the East Brunswick public library was the best municipal public library because it always strove for greatness. Our best wishes to Stan and his wife as they begin the next phase of their lives.

Check in The Library's Photo Gallery for pictures from the event.

An Ancient Path to Success

An Ancient Path to Success
Learn how Feng Shui can lead you on the path to good fortune
Monday, Nov 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.

Looking for a new way to improve your health and fortune? Then stop by the Library on Monday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. and learn about the ancient art of Feng Shui. Join internationally-recognized Feng Shui Masters Tin Sun and Pun Yin as they help you “tap into positive energies,… and open doors that can lead to family harmony, success in your career and a more secure future”. 

Masters Tin Sun and Pun Yin have more than 100 years of experience between them, as well as an impressive group of clients that include leading businesses, families and individuals. Their work came to the forefront in the early 1990s during a project with entrepreneur Donald Trump. The success of their work with him has increased the demand for Feng Shui globally. Learn more about the principles of this intriguing art during this informative and vibrant discussion moderated by Sue Robinson, host of “Asian America.”  For more information, contact Sue at ContactSue2@aol.com.  

For mroe information please call 732-390-6767.

 

Crafters Sought for Friends Holiday Bazaar

Crafters Sought for Friends Holiday Bazaar
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library is seeking arts-and-crafts vendors for its first Holiday Bazaar set for 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 5th at the library.

Rental cost is $30 per table.  In addition, each vendor will be asked to donate one item of his or her choice (minimum retail value, $20) for a raffle to be held at the bazaar.  Donations will help offset the cost to the Friends and serve as an advertisement for businesses.  Vendor space is limited.

Click here for the registration form.  Checks should be made payable to  E.B. Friends of the Library.  Raffle donations must be dropped off at the library by Oct. 30.  Registration form and payment must be received by October 30th.

For more information, call Willette Seibel at 732-390-6773 or email wseibel@ebpl.org.

Halloween Howls

Halloween Howls
Children can get an early start on Halloween at the East Brunswick Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your little princesses, superheroes and monsters to the East Brunswick Public Library for a Halloween Story time and Parade at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. Kids between the ages of 2 and 5 are invited for some good, old-fashioned Halloween fun and a chance to show off their costumes. With Halloween just around the corner, this is the perfect chance to shake off those cobwebs and exercise those trick- or- treating muscles!

For more information, please call 732-390-6789.

The “Write” Stuff

The “Write” Stuff
Come to the Library and work on your novel during National Novel Writing Month in November.

Join The Library as it takes part in National Novel Writing Month this year with “write-ins” scheduled for teen and adult writers throughout November. National Novel Writing Month challenges writers to begin a 50,000 novel on midnight, Nov. 1, and finish it by 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30. The Library is kicking the event off with a party in the Youth Services Program room on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Following that participants are welcome to attend four scheduled “write-ins.” Writers can bring their lap tops and write, talk about writing, or share their work with others. There will be power outlets for lap tops and coffee and snacks will be available for purchase at The Library’s new café. Refreshments will be served at the kick-off party.

The write-ins will be held on the following dates:
  •  Monday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, from 2 to 6 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.; and
  • Monday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m. 

For more information on National Novel Writing Month visit www.nanowrimo.org.  Web badges are also available at Nanowrimo.org

 

"A Novel Café" Now Open for Business at the Library

A Novel Café will open for business on Thursday, October 8th at 1 p.m. Initial offerings will be beverages and baked goods. A full menu will be available on Friday, October 9th. Stop by and check it out!

The Library is pleased to announce the opening of A Novel Café, a new café/coffee shop on the premises.  A Novel Café will offer freshly made breakfast sandwiches and pastries for the breakfast crowds, and an array of salads, sandwiches, soups, wraps and pizza for lunch time and beyond, as well as beverages and snacks every day during library hours.  Catering is available for groups meeting in the  library meeting rooms as well as off premise catering.  For more information please check their website - http://anovelcafe.com/Home_Page.php

The Library has some great “Friends.”

The Library has some great “Friends.”
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library received the 2009 Libraries of Middlesex Friends Award during a ceremony at Farrington Manor on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The group has always been strong supporters and advocates of The Library, providing funding for an amazing array of programs for children, enhancing The Library’s mission to provide lifelong learning and particularly, to making the Library welcoming to everyone in our diverse community.

The list of Friends accomplishments this year is a long one. In 2009, in order to help library staff assist customers in these tough economic times, the Friends of the Library funded a wide array of adult programming aimed at job hunters, entrepreneurs and alternative employment opportunities.  Programs teaching computer skills, resume writing and interview techniques were added to the adult programming lineup thanks to funding supplied by the Friends of the Library.

In addition, as construction on the new library “push-out” nears completion, The Friends have committed funds to furnish an Adult Quiet Reading Area with living room furnishings that will set the tone for a peaceful, serene reading space in The Library.  The Friends generosity and commitment to provide the “extras” that are enjoyed by all residents did not stop there.   They also sponsored new carpeting and a futuristic bulletin board in the Youth Services department.

In the midst of a difficult cut to The Library budget, The Friends have been a “shining light.”  Responding to the challenge head on, The Friends’ Executive Board held planning meetings all summer long, developing new ideas with regard to fundraising, membership, and marketing, as well as a strategic planning to help the beloved East Brunswick Public Library move forward in the coming year.

Pictures from the Awards ceremony.

 

Heavenly Harps

Heavenly Harps
Come hear the music of more than two dozen harpers as they perform at the East Brunswick Public Library
Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m

The delicate sound of the harp can be soothing and wonderful. Just Imagine what it will be like when more than two dozen harpers perform on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library. The musicians’ visit is part of the 17th annual Harpers’ Escape held in New Brunswick, where noted harpers Grainne Hambly, from Mayo, Ireland, William Jackson, of Glasgow, Scotland, and U.S.-based harp teachers Kathy DeAngelo, Debbie Brewin-Wilson and Sharon Knowles, teach traditional Irish and Scottish music on the folk harp. This heavenly host of harpers will be performing free, so save the date! Sponsored by the Arts Commission, Division of Recreation and The Library.

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

Early Detection Is Key

Early Detection Is Key
Learn the Early Signs of Colorectal Cancer
Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Spotting cancer early is important if it is going to be treated successfully. Learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of this disease on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library. October is Colon Cancer Awareness Month,  and  Nell Maloney Patel, M.D, an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will be on hand at this free event to give you the information you need on early detection and prevention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States among men and women and Dr. Maloney Patel will help answer your questions.

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

From Scene To Screen

Library bids farewell to long term Board of Trustee member

An Ancient Path to Success

Crafters Sought for Friends Holiday Bazaar

Halloween Howls

The “Write” Stuff

The Library has some great “Friends.”

Heavenly Harps

Early Detection Is Key


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