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Disability Awareness Fair on October 18th

In co-sponsorship with the Learning Disability Association of NJ [LDANJ] and the East Brunswick Public Schools, the East Brunswick Public Library will commemorate Disability Awareness Month with a fair on Sunday October 18 at 2 p.m.

This fair includes over twenty informational providers, with keynote speakers Anne Ford and John-Richard Thompson at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Disability Awareness Month is essential in helping to create understanding as well as celebrate individuals with disabilities. Individuals live with their disability, but should not be defined by them. They deserve equal treatment and respect. People typically hear very little, if anything, about the history of disabilities in America.

Some of the many exhibitors include: The Arc of NJ; Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Tri CHADD NJ); Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired; Community Access Unlimited; Family Support Center of NJ; NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education; NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities; East Brunswick Department of Recreation and Parks; Special Strides; and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN). You can find the entire list at http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/

Keynote Speakers

ANNE FORD is author of the acclaimed memoir Laughing Allegra about raising her daughter with severe learning disabilities; On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD; The Forgotten Child.; and A Special Mother. Ford’s story of raising a child with LD has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, and on NPR, NBC, and Lifetime.

JOHN-RICHARD THOMPSON, an award-winning playwright and novelist and has collaborated with Anne Ford at NCLD and on her three previous books, including A Special Mother.

To find more information about the fair and register for free, please visit http://www.awareness1.eventbrite.com/

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Get Your Tickets! Friends' Annual What It's Worth Event 11/1

Get Your Tickets! Friends' Annual What It's Worth Event 11/1
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s presents its 13th annual, “What’s It Worth?” antique appraisal on Sunday November 1 from 1:15 to 4:00 p.m. in the Library meeting rooms. This popular event features a presentation by Joe Bodnar of Bodnar’s Auction Sales, and antique appraisals by expert Allen Kozla.

 

Bodnar’s short presentation discusses new and exciting trends in the world of antiques and collectibles.

Tickets are $10 for the appraisal of 2 items. The tickets are numbered, and attendees will be called in numerical order. Only 100 tickets are available for purchase at the circulation desk.

Friends Welcomes 9/11 Novel Author

Friends Welcomes 9/11 Novel Author
The Friends of the Library welcomes novelist Eddie Joyce at their fall meeting on November 12 at 7:30 PM at the East Brunswick Public Library. The Staten Island native’s debut novel Small Mercies recounts the story of a working-class Irish-Italian family still struggling with the death of the family’s youngest son, a firefighter, in the September 11th attacks.

 This event is free and open to the public. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

September 2015 Programs & Events

September 2015 Programs & Events
Click here to see the September Newsletter!

Cancer Survivorship Workshop on Wednesday

Cancer Survivorship Workshop on Wednesday
Cancer survivorship is defined many different ways. Here we focus on the phase of care after cancer treatment is completed.

This talk outlines the key issues faced by patients after treatment and what can be done about them. This program introduces this topic and describes programs and materials available to guide patients after treatment.

Presented by Denalee O'Malley, PhD(c), LSW, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

How to Successfully Promote Your Business: Thursday

How to Successfully Promote Your Business: Thursday
Small businesses and entrepreneurs are invited to join us for a panel discussion made up of successful business owners. You'll learn their secrets of how to successfully grow your business. The keynote speaker is Mike Agugliaro of Gold Medal Service joined by Darr Kartychak, Intermedia Print Solutions and Michael Tesalona, Bradford & Crabtree, LLC.

Buffet dinner provided by Colonial Diner of East Brunswick!

Cost is FREE. Space is limited. Register by email: WantToAttend@gmail.com or call 732-690-5496

Hosted by the Central Jersey Business Alliance and the Business Resource Connection@East Brunswick Public Library.


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