Library News

Rescheduled Defensive Driving Course to Be Held Thursday!

Rescheduled Defensive Driving Course to Be Held Thursday!

Posted August 31, 2011 B By John Saccenti

The second of two classes for this month's Defensive Driving Course will be held Thursday September 1.

The second of two Defensive Driving Classes will be held Thursday, September 1, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Library. Class was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was canceled when the Library lost power for the day. For more information contact Willette Seibel at

Practice Your English Skills At the Library

Practice Your English Skills At the Library

Posted August 27, 2011 B By John Saccenti

English Conversation Groups will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Library until November.

Practice your English speaking skills at the Library!  English Conversation Groups will be held on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings this fall.  Participants must be 21 years of age or older and be able to read and speak some English.  The classes take place Tuesdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25 from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Thursdays from Sept. 8 to Nov. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  The English Conversation Group is open to all Middlesex County residents.  Registration forms are available at the Information Services Desk.  For more information please call Stephanie at (732) 390-6772.



Posted August 17, 2011 B By Karen Parry

It’s time to land that job or win that contract! Your public library can help. NJWorks is a website brought to all New Jersey job seekers and small businesses as part of a federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant awarded to the New Jersey State Library.

Job Seekers can use the free Job & Career Accelerator, or Career Transitions databases to assess their skills, target careers, or link to real-time job postings; find free job hunting workshops throughout the state; or view Career Videos at their own pace.  

For small businesses there are high level market studies by Frost & Sullivan on new and emerging trends, forecasts, and competitive markets plus other premium business databases.  

All databases are free but require an East Brunswick Public Library card to search. If you don’t have one, be sure to stop by today and get your free card. For businesses with Frost & Sullivan requests, please call Karen Parry, Information Services Manager, @ 732-390-6764.

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September Computer Training at the Library

September Computer Training at the Library

Posted August 11, 2011 B By Joanne Mullowney

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your Microsoft Office skills. September features our brand new class - Excel IV and Introduction to QuickBooks Level I! Register today!

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.  In September we will concentrate on the Microsoft Office Suite with three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, and PowerPoint  II. People who are new to Office 2010 or 2007 can register for the Introduction to the New Microsoft Office and master the new navigation and discover all of its new features. Setpember also offers another opportunity to register for our popular class on downloading eBooks and audiobooks - Search, Checkout and Download: Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks. We are also beginning with a new round of introductory QuickBooks training which will be offered through early November.  In September we will be offering Introduction to QuickBooks Level I.

Excel IV
Continue your mastery of Excel in this new class offering. Learn how to create and modify pivot tables,to protect cells and worksheets, to use the payment function, to create and use forms for data entry, to use the VLookup function, learn the advantages for defining data as a table, and how to use Excel as an architectural design tool. In addition, the class will offer an overview of best practices for spreadsheet design.

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.

Introduction to QuickBooks Level I
A new three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software begins with this course offered on Saturday, September 24th. [Dates for Levels II and III are Saturdays, October 15th and November 5th 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 September 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. Fees There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders (excepting the QuickBooks classes). 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. For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

New QR Codes Added to the Library Catalog!

New QR Codes Added to the Library Catalog!

Posted August 10, 2011 B By Joanne Mullowney

New QR codes in the library catalog provide enhanced content for customers on the go!

As you search the catalog, each title now has a new "square" barcode in the left column that can be scanned by your mobile phone to instantly bring up information about the item you are looking for. You won’t have to write the call number on a piece of paper because call number, subject headings, similar titles and the ability to place a hold on the item are right on your mobile phone! QR codes can be scanned using free apps such as RedLaser (for your iPhone or Android smartphone) or ScanLife (for your Android, Winmobile, Blackberry and iPhone).

Search, Download & checkout

Search, Download & checkout

Posted August 08, 2011 B By John Saccenti`

Sign up for a course that will show you how to download books to your eReader and mobile devices. Monday, August 8, 7-9 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, Aug. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. and learn how to transfer ebooks to some of the major ereader devices including the Barnes and Noble Nook and Sony Reader. Find out how you can listen to audiobooks on many of the most popular mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod, Blackberry and Android phones.

This month’s class will focus on the new EBSCOhost ebooks search portal. The service currently known as NetLibrary will soon have a new look, new user features and a new name – eBooks on EBSCOhost. This class will show how to search, check and download ebooks in EBSCOhost as well as our other ebooks/audiobook provider ListenNJ.


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.