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Learn How to Speak to Your Doctor Wednesday

Learn How to Speak to Your Doctor Wednesday
On Wednesday at 7PM, Dr. Ira Merkel, MD will teach you how to be an informed patient and how to speak to your doctor.
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Is present day medicine making you stressed? Do you feel rushed? Walked out of the office more confused than when you went in? Ask yourself, do you have all you need to be prepared and get the most out of your doctor's visit? Dr. Ira Merkel, MD, will offer eye opening revelations and common sense practical information that you NEED to maximize your health care in the changing medical landscape.

Dr. Merkel is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Medical School and is a practicing Gastroenterologist in East Brunswick.

Sponsored by the library's "Just for the Health of It" initiative to promote community health and wellness.

Veterans Job & Services Fair

Veterans Job & Services Fair
Friday, November 4, 2016 * 10am -1pm American Legion Post 177 17 Emerson Street, East Brunswick NJ 08816

Staging Your Home to Sell Wednesday

Staging Your Home to Sell Wednesday
On Wednesday at 7PM, Cindy Mussman will share her tips on what you can do to your house to appeal to buyers to pay more for move-in-ready and visually appealing houses.
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She will also talk about the importance of MLS photos and how they need to look great to compete against other houses in your selling price range.

Cindy Mussman is the principal of Stellar Stagings and Redesigns. With over 20 years of experience in fashion and design, 

Library Phone System Upgrade: We are working through a few issues, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Phone System Upgrade: We are working through a few issues, and apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.

The library in cooperation with the township, has implemented a new phone system.   While we have done extensive planning to ensure a seamless transition, please be advised that you may experience issues, such as your call being dropped, or difficulties being transferred to the correct department.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this transition.

Chinese Culture Lecture Tonight

Chinese Culture Lecture Tonight
Experience an exciting presentation on 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture and history, its myths and legends on Wednesday, October 19 at 7PM. Read More

Presenter Jason Ma will bridge this ancient civilization with our modern world and share some of the most classic stories in Chinese history. He will use Shen Yun Performing Arts and Chinese dance as a cultural lens to bring this culture into the modern day, and to explain how the virtues of Chinese history are being perpetuated by modern artists.

Jason is regular commentator about current affairs in China at New Tang Dynasty TV, an international TV channel based in New York City.  A trained volunteer for Shen Yun Promotions International, Jason has introduced authentic Chinese culture at Rotary Clubs, churches and libraries since 2011.

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Us

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with Us
We're celebrating National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo] for our second year with several events in the coming months.
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“We are excited to support our writing community,” said EBPL director Jennifer Podolsky. “The library already hosts writing groups for children, teens, and adults, and by celebrating NaNoWriMo, we hope to encourage authors both budding and veteran to come together and celebrative their creativity.”

NaNoWriMo challenges adults to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and November 30. There is also a Young Writers Program for children and teens.

Kicking off NaNoWriMo, the library will host the Central NJ region’s information session on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm. Official NaNoWriMo volunteers will be on-hand to explain how the project works and answer any questions. The Youth Services department hosts a kickoff event for kids on Sunday, October 30 at 3 pm.

Weekly Write-In sessions will be held every Monday throughout the month from 6 to 9pm in the group study rooms. These open, drop-in sessions allow writers to work in a quiet space away from home, surrounded by others also taking the challenge. The library has WiFi, outlets, vending machines, comfortable seating and plenty of books to read for inspiration.

EBPL also hosts an author panel entitled “From Book Draft to Book Deal” on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 pm. Authors Melanie Conklin, Val Emmich, Holly Schindler and Chelle Martin will discuss the challenging road to publication. This panel is moderated by local award-winning author Jennifer Salvato Doktorksi, and is free and open to the public. Raffle prizes and a book signing will follow the program.

For the full schedule of events, please visit www.ebpl.org. To take NaNoWriMo challenge, register at www.nanowrimo.org.

Walgreens, Government Team Up to Give Free Flu Shots to Latinos

Walgreens, Government Team Up to Give Free Flu Shots to Latinos

About $10 million worth of free flu shots are coming to Walgreens thanks to a collaboration between the drug store and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The effort, now in its seventh year, offers free flu shot vouchers to improve flu immunization rates among uninsured Americans.

Latinos have the highest uninsured rates.

Eligible individuals can call 866-994-6757 to find the nearest location where flu shot vouchers may be available.

Short Story Discussion Group Returns Tonight

Short Story Discussion Group Returns Tonight
The World Party Short Story Discussion Group will begin meeting again on a monthly basis this coming Tuesday, October 11 at 7PM. The group will focus on authors and themes from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Our first story will be "The Third and Final Continent" from Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Interpreter of Maladies. Read More.

Copies of the story are available at the information desk. For more information, contact Paul Kibala at 732-390-6774 or pkibala@ebpl.org.

Harpers' Escape Concert Today

Harpers' Escape Concert Today
Come attend the final concert of the 2016 Harper’s Escape weekend this Sunday at 1:30PM. Enjoy performances by harpers from across the country, featuring the artist-teachers from the weekend and two dozen participants.

Wills, Probate & Estate Administration Workshop Tonight

Wills, Probate & Estate Administration Workshop Tonight
Come learn how to navigate the complex world of estate administration this Thursday at 7PM. Read More

In this workshop, Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. will discuss various topics, including:

  • bequests
  • disposition to spouse
  • creation of trusts for spouse and children,
  • choosing executors and trustees

Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. is the Managing Attorney at Kenneth Vercammen & Associates, PC and is the Co-Chair ABA Estate Planning & Probate Committee.

Join our new Crafting Club on Wednesday Afternoon!

Join our new Crafting Club on Wednesday Afternoon!
Come join our new crafting group for knitters, crocheters, scrapbooks and more on the first Wednesday of every month at 2:30 PM. Read More

Bring a current or new project to work on while you enjoy conversation with other crafty people!

Veterans Job & Services Fair


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