Library News

Author Deb Amlen to Be Featured Speaker at Friends Spring Meeting.

Author Deb Amlen to Be Featured Speaker at Friends Spring Meeting.

Posted April 25, 2011 B By John Saccenti

Meet Deb Amlen at the Friends of the Library Spring Meeting, Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come to the East Brunswick Public Library and attend the Friends of the Library’s Annual Spring Meeting on Monday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Visit with humor writer and crossword puzzle constructor Deb Amlen during this free event. Amlen’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Star-Ledger and elsewhere. She also is the creator of a humor column called “Next Exit,” about life in New Jersey for the Springfield Patch. Her first book “It’s Not PMS, It’s You” is in stores and available online now. Read it or visit her on the web at


May Computer Training at the Library

May Computer Training at the Library

Posted April 14, 2011 B By Joanne Mullowney

Sign up now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.
Register today!

The May schedule includes our Introduction to QuickBooks classes, as well as our popular class on Downloading eBooks. 

Introduction to QuickBooks, Levels 1, 2 and 3

A three part introductory series tothe popular small business financial software. These classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.  QuickBooks, Level 1 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 2 will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills.  QuickBooks, Level 3, 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. 

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.  Please note that the Kindle ereader is not compatible with library ebooks due to the manufacturer’s restrictions.

Classes for May 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.


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 classes.  See each 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.



Fill out the “Snapshot Day” Form and Help Support Your Library!

Fill out the “Snapshot Day” Form and Help Support Your Library!

Posted April 13, 2011 B By Susan Kaspin

Snapshot Day - Thursday, April 14th

Tell us what online services you are accessing today on our website and your answers will be used in a report to the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey Library Association and the New Jersey Association of School Librarians.  If you are reserving a book, registering for a computer course, viewing our programming schedule, accessing a database – and more, please let us know.

We’re taking a “Snapshot” of a typical day in the life of our library – onsite and remotely – and we will tally the statistics and share the results with our residents, community leaders and our State legislators.

Please take a minute to complete the Snapshot Form and lend your support to your wonderful library!

Thank you!

Preserve Your Memories Digitally

Preserve Your Memories Digitally

Posted April 13, 2011 B By John Saccenti

Have your Movies, Slides, VHS cassettes, photos and more preserved digitally on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Preserve your digital memories at the East Brunswick Public Library on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and help raise money for the Library. A partnership between the East Brunswick Library Foundation and Innovative Document Imaging means you can bring your VHS cassettes, 16 and 18 millimeter movies, slides, photos, scrapbooks and more to the Library and have them converted into a digital format for a very reasonable fee. IDI is a leader in the preservation of historical collections and has experienced technicians and the latest equipment. In addition, IDI has agreed to donate 20 percent of all revenue received through the service through the library to the Foundation, so mark your calendar.

Sign Up Now For Defensive Driving Classes

Sign Up Now For Defensive Driving Classes

Posted April 05, 2011 B By John Saccenti

Erase points and save money on insurance! NJ-Approved class taught by experienced police detective/accident investigator. April 25 and April 26 6:30PM - 10:00PM

Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: $65 for a 2-point reduction on license and 5% insurance discount or $55 for just a 5% insurance discount.Classes will be held Monday, April 25, and Tuesday April 26, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Application forms are available at the Circulation Desk or downloadable here. Checks should be made payable to E.B. Friends of the Library. For more information, call 732-257-2967 or email

Local Director to Present Documentary, "Growtown Motown"

Posted April 01, 2011 B By John Saccenti

Christian Schuller will discuss his documetnary "Growtown Motown," as well as the local food movement. Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

What happens when a group of community gardeners come together with a shared sense of vision and purpose? Find out during a showing of the award-winning documentary “Growtown Motown,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 7, at the East Brunswick Public Library. Created by East Brunswick filmmaker Christian Schuller, the event will include a showing of the film and a discussion led by the director about the local food movement and how people are embracing it. The film tells the story of what can happen when hopeful community gardeners come together with a shared sense of purpose. The stories are real, and nobody goes home hungry. Learn how people are embracing the ideas found in this film during this informative event. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission and the Library.


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