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Got a New eReader or Tablet This Holiday? Learn How to Download Library eBooks!

Got a New eReader or Tablet This Holiday? Learn How to Download Library eBooks!

Posted December 27, 2011

The Search, Checkout and Download course will show you how to download books to your ereader, tablet or mobile devices. Monday, January 23rd 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn how to download free ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from the East Brunswick Public Library’s growing collection and other free resources online. Register now for the Library’s next ebook and audiobook class to be held on Monday, January 23rd 6:30-8:30 p.m and learn how to transfer ebooks to some of the major ereader devices including the Barnes and Noble Nook and Kindle. Find out how you can listen to audiobooks on many of the most popular mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod, Blackberry and Android phones.

The service previously known as ListenNJ has a new look, new user-friendly features and a new name – eLibraryNJ. This class will show how to search, check and download ebooks and audiobooks in eLibraryNJ as well as our other ebooks provider eBooks on EBSCOhost.

Registration is required. A $5 late fee will be charged if participants cancel without 24 hour notice. Register at the Library or by visiting
Prerequisites: Basic internet skills.

New Name and New Look for ListenNJ

New Name and New Look for ListenNJ

Posted December 20, 2011

ListenNJ, your source for library e and audiobooks, is now called eLibraryNJ!

The service is now called eLibraryNJ, which better reflects the book and audio formats that are included in the collection. Changes to the website include easier access to the “Getting Started” information and a “My Account” button that allows customers to login before they start searching for titles. Customers can also read or listen to samples of many ebooks and audiobooks before checking them out. The new website went live today and can be found at  For the time being, customers can also still use the link.

January Computer Training at the Library

January Computer Training at the Library

Posted December 14, 2011

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. January features the beginning of another round of the series of QuickBooks training classes.

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.  January offers something for everyone with classes for beginners and more advanced students alike. 

For Beginners

Beginners can register for our introductory classes to computers - PC Literacy I and II.  These classes focus on mastering very basic computer skills from keyboarding and mouse skills to navigating program interfaces and creating and saving simple documents. 

These beginner classes are not offered on a regular basis, so be sure to take advantage and register this month. 

For More Advanced Users

More advanced users can sign up for the Microsoft Office suite of classes.  This month we are offering three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, the new Outlook I and II classes, PowerPoint II and the beginning of the QuickBooks series. 

Introduction to QuickBooks Level I

A new three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software begins with this course offered on Wednesday, January 25th. [Dates for Levels II and III are Wednesdays,  February 15th and March 7th respectively.] These classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment. QuickBooks, Level I will introduce users to the interface, show how to set up a company’s QuickBooks, and how to begin to add and work with customers, vendors, accounts and inventory. QuickBooks, Level II will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills. QuickBooks, Level III, the final course in the series, will cover payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks. The fee for each course is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required. See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation.

Classes for January 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. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.  

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. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required.  Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.

Cancellation Policy

Please take your commitment seriously. Remember, your registration locks out someone else. If you cannot attend, you MUST call 732-390-6767 at least 24 hours before class time or cancel your registration online. If you do not attend and fail to cancel, the $5 registration fee is nonrefundable and will be charged to your library account. Customers with fines exceeding $5 will have a blocked library card until the fine is paid. The $10.00 fee for noncardholders is non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by The Library. Your fee may be applied to another class at a future date. Call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 for more information.

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

NJ ASK Test Prep Now Online!

NJ ASK Test Prep Now Online!

Posted December 14, 2011 B By Melissa France

Thinking ahead to the NJ ASK? An online NJ ASK test preparation database is now available to The Library’s cardholders.

Hundreds of practice questions and tests are available, geared for students in grades 3 to 8. Students receive immediate feedback on their answers and can work at their own pace. This program adheres to the New Jersey core curriculum content standards. Click here to access the Lumos Library NJ ASK Test Prep database with your East Brunswick library card.

"Pharming" in the Garden State

Posted December 03, 2011

Learn about the problem of prescription drug abuse during this lively and informative discussion with a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Monday, Dec. 5, 7:15 p.m.

The types of drugs being abused by America’s teens has changed, and you might be surprised to find out what it is they are using.  Join Special Agent Douglas Collier of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the U.S. Department of Justice for a discussion on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. You will learn key trends about this serious problem, including the fact that prescription and over-the-counter drugs account for 8 of the top 14 most frequently abused drugs by 12th-graders. All are welcome - especially the parents and grandparents of children and teens - to this not-to-be-missed program. This free program is sponsored by the East Brunswick Hadassah and the Library.