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1Decoding the song "American Pie"

1Decoding the song
Commemorate the 52nd anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," by discussing the classic Don Mclean song.

Come to the East Brunswick Public Library for a commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of “The Day the Music Died.” Join Rutgers Professor Angus Gillespie on Thursday, February 3, at 7 p.m. and help decode the lyrics of the song “American Pie” by Don Mclean, which was inspired by the events of February 3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, died in an airplane crash during a snow storm near Clear Lake, Iowa. “American Pie” is known for its cryptic lyrics and has long been the subject of curiosity. This promises to be a lively discussion so don’t miss it.

 

 

Citizen Workshop

Citizen Workshop
Get a start on the road to being an American Citizenship with this informative workshop.

Learn what you need to do to become a United States citizen during a free workshop at the East Brunswick Public Library on Monday, Jan. 31, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Debby Alter, director of Immigrant and Refugee Services at Jewish Family & Vocational Services of Middlesex County, will present a workshop that includes information on citizen eligibility requirements, where, when and how to file your application, citizenship test preparation and filing petitions for your family abroad.

The Library will be closed Thursday, January 27, 2011 due to snow.

The Library will be closed Thursday, January 27, 2011 due to snow.
Overdue fines will not be assessed for 1/27/2011.

February Computer Training at the Library

February Computer Training at the Library
Sign up now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings. This month’s courses include three new courses, Introduction to QuickBooks, Level 1, Excel III and Picture Perfect.
Register today!

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings. The February schedule offers the opportunity to register for two new courses: Excel III and Picture Perfect and also offers our popular class on Downloading eBooks. 

Introduction to QuickBooks, Level 1

An introduction to the popular small business financial software. This class is designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.  This first class of a multipart series will introduce users to the interface, show how to set up your company’s QuickBooks, and how to begin to add and work with customers, vendors, accounts and inventory.  The course fee is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required.  See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation. 

Excel III :

Continue advancing your intermediate skills in Excel. Learn how to use the data tab to import data, do more work with formulas, create simple macros for repetitive tasks and explore more of the page layout options. As time permits, students will also explore Excel templates and conditional formatting in Excel 2010.

Prerequisite: Excel II or equivalent Excel experience. 

Picture Perfect

Don’t know what to do with the pictures from your digital camera? Explore some of the free online photo editing and management websites that allow you to accomplish many of your photo editing needs fast and, of course, for free. Learn how to remove red-eye, crop, resize, add special effects, share and create online photo books. This session will demonstrate the features available at Shutterfly.com.

Prerequisites:  Internet II or basic Internet navigation experience. By signing up you are certifying that you have the basic skills required to complete this class.

Requirements:  Attendees need to have a valid email account in order to set up their Shutterfly accounts. They also need to bring some photographs in digital format (on their camera, CD or flash drive) to upload to their new accounts.

Search, Checkout and Download: Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks

People who like to read on the go might want to check out our class on how to download eBooks and Audiobooks. Learn how to download free books from The Library’s growing collection and other free resources to your Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Droid phone.

Classes for February include:

All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Registration is required.  All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class.  Classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.

Fees

There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk.  This does not apply to the QuickBooks class.  See the event in the calendar for details.

Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link.  Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.  For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

 

The NJLA Executive Board meeting scheduled for today at the library has been canceled.

The NJLA Executive Board meeting scheduled for today at the library has been canceled.
The NJLA Executive Board meeting scheduled for today at the library has been canceled.

The Library will have a delayed opening at 11 AM today, Tuesday January 18th due to icy road conditions.

Overdue fines will not be assessed for 1/18/2011.

Celebrate the Diversity of India

Celebrate the Diversity of India
Sample food, dance and dress during India Day, Sunday, Jan. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Stop by the East Brunswick Public Library for India Day on Sunday, Jan. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and learn more about this wonderful country. Sample food, take part in some authentic dances, get a henna tattoo, and win prizes during this afternoon affair. Be prepared to be dazzled by one of the oldest cultures in the world during this exciting event. Dance performances will be held at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. This free program is sponsored by the Indian Cultural Society and The Library.

 

 

Friends of the Library seeks members

Friends of the Library seeks members
January marks the Friends of the Library's annual membership drive. Sign up now.

The East Brunswick Friends of The Library is having a membership drive all January. The Friends has been an enthusiastic and generous supporter of the library for more than 30 years, providing funds beyond the capabilities of the budgets and a wide range of terrific programming. In 2010 alone, dues went toward Friends’ sponsored events such as author visits, the book discussion group, four Nook e-readers, Pan-Asian Lunar New Year, teen buddies, Owls of New Jersey and the puppetry festival. We encourage all existing members to renew their membership and new members to join.

 The cost to become a member is $15. The cost to become a supporter is $25. The cost to become a patron is $100.  Membership dues go directly to support children and adult programming at The Library.
 

Vote to Support New Jersey Libraries in the Pepsi Refresh Project

Vote to Support New Jersey Libraries in the Pepsi Refresh Project
Help the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Library Association bring the latest technology to EVERYONE by voting.

 The goals of the program are to distribute 150 "Technology-Catch-Up" sets to NJ's public libraries in order to offer access to the newest technology to everyone. The "Technology Catch-Up" sets will include an iPad, a Kindle, a Nook, & a Flip Ultra Camcorder. This will offer access to the newest in technology, for free, through public libraries to help erase the digital divide by enabling economically disadvantaged individuals to learn about the latest in technology. Further, it will help the unemployed by teaching them about these new tools, and help parents feel as comfortable using new technology as their "digital native" children. The project coincides with our goal of making libraries community centers and with making our residents a society of lifelong learners.

PLEASE HELP US RAISE THE PROFILE OF LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE BY VOTING FOR OUR PROJECT! Register today and vote EVERY day from now through January 31, 2011.  You can  also text Pepsi (73774) at 105662.

1Decoding the song "American Pie"

Citizen Workshop

February Computer Training at the Library

Celebrate the Diversity of India

Friends of the Library seeks members


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