Library News

Early and Free:  It's a New Morning at the Friends' Big Book and Media Sale

Early and Free: It's a New Morning at the Friends' Big Book and Media Sale

Posted February 19, 2008

The region’s largest and most popular event of its kind, the East Brunswick Friends of The Library’s 34th Annual Bargain Book and Media Sale, opens Monday, March 31, in the JC Penney Court of Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18 South, East Brunswick.

Looking for thousands of book, DVD, CD, and software bargains?

This year’s sale marks two historic firsts: Opening day admission is now free.  What’s more, there’s no waiting until nightfall:  Shoppers eager to snap up those bargains can start doing so when the mall opens at 10 a.m.
The sale continues through April 6 during mall hours: weekdays and Saturday 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Cash and checks are accepted for purchases; sorry, no credit cards. An ATM is located within the mall. 
The Library Puppeteers will perform free puppet shows on April 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.
Browsers may choose from among thousands of gently used hardcover and paperback books of all kinds plus audiobooks, video games, computer software, collectors’ items, and a huge selection of DVDs and CDs, all at a fraction of their original cost. 
Proceeds benefit the Friends of The Library, a nonprofit organization that helps support The Library.  For more information, please call 732-390-6767. 

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Jewish Choir to Sing at The Library

Jewish Choir to Sing at The Library

Posted February 13, 2008

Makhelat HaMercaz, the Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey, will perform at the East Brunswick Public Library on Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m. The concert is free, and everyone is welcome.

Cantor Anna West OttMakhelat HaMercaz’s musical repertoire spans centuries, continents, and styles:  religious, secular, classical, jazz, pop, and folk tunes sung in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English. 

The choir was founded in 2003 by two local cantors or singers of Jewish liturgical music, Anna West Ott of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, and Sheldon Levin of Congregation Neve Shalom, Metuchen.  Under their direction, the group has attracted 50 singers from Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, and Somerset counties.  Makhelat HaMercaz is dedicated to nurturing appreciation of Jewish tradition and building community through beautiful music.   

Cantor Sheldon LevinFor more information, please call 732-390-6767.

The Library Closing for Carpet Installation February 20 and 21

The Library Closing for Carpet Installation February 20 and 21

Posted February 06, 2008 B By JM

The East Brunswick Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, February 20 and Thursday, February 21, 2008 to allow for installation of new carpeting in the Media Services area.

Fines will not be charged for these days.

All Library activities scheduled for February 20 and 21 are canceled. Community clubs and organizations scheduled to hold meetings in the library meeting rooms will still be able to meet.   The meeting rooms will be open via the rear handicapped accessible entrance for all outside meetings scheduled on February 20 and 21.

Normal hours (9am-9pm) resume on Friday, February 22, 2008. 

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