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Learn How To Stand Out

Learn How To Stand Out
Use the Library’s online software to make you a standout candidate for employment
Thursday, August 13th, 7 - 9 p.m.

Learn how to shine during your job search from the comfort of your own home. Get a lesson on how to use the Library’s OptimalInterview and OptimalPortolio to refine your interviewing skills and create your own professional portfolio website during a seminar on Thursday, August 13, at the East Brunswick Public Library. This online software allows you to practice one-on-one and group interviews and to create your own practice interview questions. You’ll be able to record and play back your responses and see how you’re doing. You’ll also learn how to use Optimal tools to create your own portfolio and website, giving you the tools to you need to make employers take notice.
 
This course is open to Library cardholders. Prerequisite: Internet I and MS Word I or basic Internet and word processing experience. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class. Register by visiting www.ebpl.org.  Then click on August 13th on the Library Calendar on the home page and then the Optimal Resume class.  Click on the Sign Me Up link and supply your library card and PIN numbers.  Once your card is validated, supply your information in the form and click the Submit button and you are set.

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

Unlocking Inner Wisdom

Unlocking Inner Wisdom
Learn how Tarot images can help you gain perspective
Wednesday, August 12, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Want to unlock your inner wisdom? Tarot images can be the key you need. Come to the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, August 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. and learn how those images can help you gain perspective and connect you to your divine spark. Join Ruth Golush, Ph.D., and learn about the three parts of the tarot deck and how to use it for wisdom and guidance during this free event.

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

Bollywood Style

Bollywood Style
Discover Bollywood Dance at the East Brunswick Public Library with Madhavi Devasthali of the Nupur School of Dance
Tuesday, August 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.
You won’t have to travel to the other side of the globe in order to learn some of the hottest moves around. Visit the East Brunswick Public Library and learn how to gyrate, move and groove during the Jai Ho! Bollywood Dance Workshop on Tuesday, August 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Join Madhavi Devasthali of the Nupur School of Dance and learn the latest Bollywood dance moves to the tune of “Jai Ho,” from the hit movie “Slumdog Millionaire.” This free event is open to tweens, teens and adults.

For more information, e-mail Manju Lulla at mlulla28@hotmail.com. Co-sponsored by the Indian Cultural Society of East Brunswick and the East Brunswick Public Library.

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

Small Changes, Big Results

Small Changes, Big Results
Learn how Feng Shui can change your life for the better
Wednesday, August 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how a few small changes can make a big difference. Come to the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, August 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for Feng Shui for Health, Wealth and Happiness and learn how rearranging furniture or adding colors, textures, vibrations, shapes and objects – inexpensively – to your living space can help you eliminate the negative and reinforce the positive. You don’t need any prior knowledge of Feng Shui, just a desire to learn how making a few small changes can bring positive opportunities and good luck to your life. Join Vikki Anderson, Certified Advanced Feng Shui Practitioner, for this free and enjoyable program.

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

 

Library migrates to new Integrated Library System

Library migrates to new Integrated Library System
On July 15th The Library went live on a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The new system is an “open source” software system that is used around the world.
The advantage of using an open source system is that every library on the system can purchase enhancements to customize features they would like to offer to their customers and all libraries using the system can take advantage of new features commissioned by other libraries. According to Dianne Hall, Information Technology manager, “The Library needed to migrate away from the Horizon system because the company that developed Horizon was merged into another company and the new company decided to stop development on Horizon and migrate libraries to a system that is not as good as Horizon. Our contract with Horizon expires on July 31 so we have been researching alternative systems for more than six months. We are delighted to be on the cutting edge of a new generation of Integrated Library Systems.

Our new system offers flexibility and the opportunity to offer our customers new features for many years into the future. Most significant for us is that the annual maintenance cost for this system is 50% less than the system we were using.”

Library customers have commented on the fabulous and easy to use results pages on the new ILS. Customers have also alerted staff to some software glitches that have showed up since the “go live” date. We are asking all our customers to please be patient as we work out some of the start-up issues and get the new system fully on line with our very unique and customer oriented features.

Login to Library Website Restored

Login to Library Website Restored
You may once again log in to your library website accounts to register for events in the library calendar or comment on library forums or log in to Lexis Nexis.
The server that validates user library card and PIN numbers for online registration for library events or to comment on a library forum has been fixed.

Presley And Melody Return

Presley And Melody Return
Presley & Melody to bring interactive show to East Brunswick Public Library
Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m.
Musicians Presley and Melody have wowed East Brunswick audiences before with their dynamic and interactive musical performances. Well, the duo is ready to do it again on Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library. The band’s brand of joyful, peppy songs and use of visual props will transform spectators, or “Participators” as they call them, into their engaging concert experience. Come on by for a free event that is certain to entertain families and children of all ages.

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

East Brunswick Library CLOSING ON JULY 28TH

East Brunswick Library CLOSING ON JULY 28TH
The East Brunswick Public Library will be closed for one day on Tuesday, July 28 due to an ongoing construction project.
The East Brunswick Public Library will be closed for one day on Tuesday, July 28 due to the ongoing construction project of the new children’s programming room and adult quiet reading area. The library meeting rooms will remain open for the day and all events scheduled in the meeting rooms will take place. Customers attending the Foreign Film Festival at 1:30 and 7:30 pm should enter the library through the handicapped entrance located adjacent to the Senior Center parking lot. Other programs will be rescheduled as possible.

For more information, please call 732-390-6761.

 

International Sensation

International Sensation
Summer International Film Fest continues in August with one of the biggest films of last year as well as a 2006 entry from Brazil. Both films will be shown twice, once at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

The Summer 2009 International Film Festival will continue at the East Brunswick Public Library in August, with one of the biggest films of last year as well as a 2006 entry from Brazil. Both films will be shown twice, once at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, admission is free. 

“The Year My Parents Went On Vacation” is a Brazilian film released in 2006 and directed by Cao Hamburger. When they go into hiding from the secret police, Mauro’s parents tell him they’re going on vacation and send him to live with his Jewish grandfather. While there, Mauro plays soccer with his new friends and dreams of a Brazilian World Cup  victory in this coming-of-age tale. Rated PG. Showing Tuesday, Aug. 4.
 
“Slumdog Millionaire” is a 2008 UK film directed by Danny Boyle. Jamal Malik, an uneducated street kid, is one question away from wining the jackpot on India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Suspected of cheating, Jamal is arrested and brutally interrogated. In flashbacks, he explains how he knows the answers to the questions and reflects on his childhood in the slums of Mumbai. This international hit won multiple awards in 2009, including an Oscar for Best Picture. Rated R. Showing Tuesday, Aug. 11.
 
For more information please call 732-390-6767.

Learn To Handle The Guitar

Learn To Handle The Guitar
Get guitar tips from professional musician Matt Richards at the East Brunswick Public Library
Thursday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m

Are dreams of white hot guitar solos and awesome guitar riffs filling your head? Then come to the East Brunswick Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. where you’ll learn the same techniques used by some of the greatest musicians on the planet. Join guitarist Matt Richards as he shows you the skills and concepts he uses in his own playing. Matt will demonstrate and discuss finger style and flat-pick techniques, chord progressions and scales, improvisation, playing as a soloist and more. The program will end with a special presentation on the 11-string glissentar. Matt is a faculty member at Cheltenham Art & Music Center and the Academy of Community Music. He frequently conducts workshops and master classes in conjunction with his performances.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information please call 732-390-6767.

Help With Your Job Search

Help With Your Job Search
Get no-nonsense advice on resume writing and networking with Eileen Levine
Thursday, August 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Get no-nonsense advice on your job search when recruiter and coach Eileen Levine returns to the East Brunswick Public Library on Thursday, August 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ms. Levine will provide practical information on writing a standard resume, getting it out there, following up and networking both online and through word of mouth. This free class is a practical how-to approach to the science of job hunting.

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

A Magical Ventriloquist

A Magical Ventriloquist
Come to the East Brunswick Public Library for an evening of magic and fun
Saturday, July 25th at 7 p.m. with magician / ventriloquist John Carlson.
Are his lips moving? How did he do that? Those are just two questions you’ll find yourself asking when John Carlson, magician and ventriloquist, stops by the East Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, July 25, at 7 p.m. This internationally acclaimed star has appeared on the Late Night Show with Conan O’Brien, performed for the President, and kept fans rolling in the aisles for more than 20 years with his brand of family friendly comedy and magic. Bring the whole family for an evening of magic and fun to this free event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, please call 732-390-6789 or visit John's website at http://www.johnsmagic.com/

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat
Learn how eating right and a healthy lifestyle can give you the energy you need
Wednesday, July 22, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Need more energy? Don’t’ reach for that energy drink, grab something healthy to eat instead. Join Holistic Health Counselor Sandra Hoedemaker at the East Brunswick Public Library on Wednesday, July 22, from 7 to 8 p.m. to learn about the foods you should eat and the foods you should avoid if you want to increase your energy. Stop struggling to get through the day, have more energy and learn how lifestyle choices can positively or negatively affect your energy level. By the end of the night, you’ll have the information you need to live a more energetic life. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

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

The Library is Closed Saturday, July 11th due to a Power Outage

The Library is Closed Saturday, July 11th due to a Power Outage
All events scheduled for today are cancelled.

The Library is also closed Summer Sundays.  We hope to reopen on Monday, July 13th.

Recognizing A Volunteer

Recognizing A Volunteer
Teen volunteer Ayesha Rizvi awarded scholarship from East Brunswick Friends of the Library
Congratulations to Ayesha Rizvi, who was awarded a $500 Friends of the Library Scholarship on June 9 during a ceremony at East Brunswick High School. Ayesha has been a volunteer with the Library since she was in the eighth grade working with the Teen Library Connection. She later moved up to TLC Assistant Coordinator and also works as a Teen Buddy in the Library’s math and reading programs and as a volunteer with the Summer Reading Club. “Ayesha is truly delightful,” said Youth Services Librarian Suzanne Klein. “Her approachable manner and easy laugh have made her a wonderful match for the Teen Buddies Program and her partners have thrived under her attention.”

Ayesha said she’s thrilled at receiving the award. “I was so excited because I know a lot of people work at the library, and many have done it a long time.  People work hard to get through college and every little bit helps.” Ayesha said volunteering at the Library is a reward in and of itself. “Every single time I’ve worked there, even if it was for just one session, you see the kids’ reactions.”

 Ayesha is enrolled in the five-year Master of Business Administration program at Rutgers University.

Learn How To Stand Out

Unlocking Inner Wisdom

Bollywood Style

Small Changes, Big Results

Library migrates to new Integrated Library System

Login to Library Website Restored

Presley And Melody Return

East Brunswick Library CLOSING ON JULY 28TH

International Sensation

Learn To Handle The Guitar

Help With Your Job Search

A Magical Ventriloquist

You Are What You Eat

Recognizing A Volunteer


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