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The Electoral College: Good for Obama? Good for Romney? Good for America?

The Electoral College: Good for Obama? Good for Romney? Good for America?

Posted October 23, 2012

Learn which candidate the Electoral College favors when Gerald Pomper, Ph.D visits. Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Learn which candidate the Electoral College favors in the 2012 Presidential Election when Gerald Pomper, Ph.D., Board of Governors, Professor of Political Science at the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University, visits the Library. The Electoral College was a major compromise written into the Constitution and affects every presidential race as campaigns are geared more towards electoral votes than individual votes. Dr. Pomper will analyze the possible effect the Electoral College will have on the 2012 race. He’ll also discuss whether the system is still good for the country. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sign Up for a Defensive Driving Course at The Library

Sign Up for a Defensive Driving Course at The Library

Posted October 18, 2012

Dates: Monday, October 22nd and Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen’s driver’s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s Defensive Driving Course. Scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver’s license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions.

Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55. For both, the cost is $65. Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people.

No vehicle is needed, as it is conducted in a classroom setting with multimedia aids. For more information call 732-257-2967 or e-mail Download the registration form here. Checks should be made payable to E.B. Friends of the Library.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

November Computer Training Schedule

November Computer Training Schedule

Posted October 16, 2012

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings. In November we will offer the final level of QuickBooks - QuickBooks III.

The computer training schedule for Novemberhas now been published.  Registrants are being asked to be flexible as the Library continues its roof replacement construction project.  As with any construction project, the schedule of days closed will be dependent upon the weather conditions and whether any issues arise during the work.  If a scheduled class needs to be cancelled due to construction requirements, registrants will be promptly notified by email and phone and an attempt will be made to reschedule the class at another time during the month.  Fees will be refunded or applied toward a December class if you cannot make the newly rescheduled date.  The Library appreciates your patience during this time.

November Classes

The Library will be offering courses for both beginners and more advanced Microsoft Office users.  Beginners can register for our Email Basics Parts I and II classes.  These classes are for users who are new to email and set up accounts using Yahoo!.  

For More Advanced Users

More advanced users can sign up for the Microsoft Office suite of classes.  This month we are offering four levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, and PowerPoint II.

Introduction to QuickBooks Level III

The three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software concludes with this course offered on Saturday, November 10th. This class is designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.

QuickBooks, Level III, the final course in the series, will cover payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks.

Fees and Cancellations 

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.

November Schedule:

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

Fees for computer class registrations are NOT refundable, so please be aware that you are making a definite commitment to attend a class when you register.  Managing all of the changes in customer computer class registrations has been a very large job and has required staff hours which the library no longer has. The library would ask that you think of this as a small donation for all of the hours that are put in to running the classes.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered the Library would ask that as a courtesy to other registrants who may be waitlisted for that class that you call 732-390-6767 to cancel your registration or cancel your registration online so that they might have the opportunity to attend.

Waitlisted registrants

Waitlisted registrants will be notified by email and/or telephone as soon as there is a vacancy in a class. They will have 24 hours to respond to the notification. If they do not respond within that time frame, the next person on the waiting list will be notified. Once a commitment to attend has been made, that registration is subject to the same cancellation policy noted above. They do not pay unless there is a cancellation and they are admitted to the class proper.

Registration Requirements 

Please register early.  Registration will be closed 24 hours before the start of a class.  If there are fewer than six people registered at that time the class will be cancelled.  The library will make every effort to run classes as scheduled.  If circumstances dictate that the library must cancel a class, registration fees for those students are refundable.

Contact the Trainers

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


Afternoon Film Canceled

Afternoon Film Canceled

Posted October 15, 2012

Due to roof construction, the Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. showing of “Romantics Anonymous” will be canceled. Come by at 7:30 p.m. for the evening showing.

Due to roof construction, the Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. showing of “Romantics Anonymous” will be canceled. However, you can still come by at 7:30 p.m. for the evening showing.

Part of the library’s International Film Festival, this 80-minute film from France/Belgium is about a shy chocolatier who develops a new line of chocolates to win the heart of her boss at a small candy factory. This delicious romantic comedy stars Benoît Poelvoorde and Isabelle Carre.

For more information about film showings at the library please see our Film Festival page or contact Martha Hess at (732) 390-6767


5 Numbers You Need to Know to Run Your Business Better

5 Numbers You Need to Know to Run Your Business Better

Posted October 02, 2012

Learn the 5 key numbers needed to better run and control your business! Tuesday, October 9, 8:00-9:30 am in the East Brunswick Municipal Building.

Presented by Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, and author of Power Bites.  Ed will teach you to use these numbers in only three minutes a day!

Techniques will be taught about how to obtain and analyze:

  •         cash management results;
  •          sales;
  •         payroll control figures;
  •         inventory changes;
  •         over and under of the break even sales amount.

The large handout will include forms that you can use to implement these techniques.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 9, 2012   8:00 – 9:30 am

Location: East Brunswick Municipal Building 

Cost is $25.00.  Free for BRC Members.

Pre-Registration is required. You can register by:
Phone: 1-732-390-6782    Email: