Library News

Scheduled Database Outage for Jersey Clicks and JerseyCat

Scheduled Database Outage for Jersey Clicks and JerseyCat

Posted December 26, 2012

Interlibrary loan requests and Jersey Clicks research databases will not be available from December 28, 10 p.m. - December 31st at 7 a.m.

Auto-Graphics, the service provider for JerseyCat, the State Library's Inter Library Loan (ILL) system, and JerseyClicks, the State Library's portal for searching statewide databases, has announced an interruption of service beginning on Friday, Dec 28th at 10 p.m., lasting until Monday, Dec. 31st at 7 a.m.

During this time, interlibrary loan and reference database access will not be available.  Access to the databases on will be affected, excluding the Career Video.

Thank you for your patience while the service upgrades are completed.

Annual Magazine Sale

Annual Magazine Sale

Posted December 19, 2012

The annual Magazine Sale at East Brunswick Public Library begins January 10th. Pick up bundles of back issues for as little as $3.

If you missed an issue of your favorite magazine then head to the Library and see if you can buy it there. The Friends of the Library’s Annual Magazine Sale starts Thursday, January 10, and ends Sunday, January 13. We’ll have magazines that cover science, entertainment, teens, adults, cooking and a lot more, so if you’re looking for a good read and an even better bargain, then pick up a bundle of six to 12 magazines for $3.

Happy Shopping.

For more information call 732-390-6767.

January Computer Training at the Library

January Computer Training at the Library

Posted December 18, 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.

The computer training schedule for January has now been published. The training schedule will focus on the Microsoft Office Suite for users who already have basic skills. We will be offering four levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel and the Introduction to PowerPoint. 

There is also something for beginners with the PC Literacy series.  PC Literacy I and II will be offered on Wednesday afternoons during the month.

Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas and now are wondering what to do with your photos?  Let the Library help you figure it out.  Take our Great Web Tools for Your Digital Photos class to find out the best practices and websites for dealing with your photos.

QuickBooks Classes To Help You Manage Your Business

The Library's three part hands-on introductory series for the popular small business financial software, QuickBooks begins again in January.  The courses are offered on Saturdays, beginning on January 12th, 26th, and then Feb 9th.  These classes are designed for individuals who are just starting out with QuickBooks and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment. 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.

QuickBooks, Level I
Saturday, Jan 12th from 9:30 - 2 p.m.

This class 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
Saturday, Jan 26th from 9:30 - 2 p.m.

Level II will include working with your accounts, recording sales information, handling payments, and, time permitting, entering and paying bills.

QuickBooks, Level III
Saturday, Feb 9th from 9:30 - 2 p.m.

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

January 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.


Author Talk: Searching for the Perfect Moment in France

Author Talk: Searching for the Perfect Moment in France

Posted December 15, 2012

Travel and Travel Writing Beyond the Clichés: In search of the perfect travel moment in France
Monday, January 14 • 7 p.m.

The clichés of Paris and of France are indeed wonderful, but the most rewarding travels are those in which the traveler develops a personal connection with the destination. Using insights, experiences and humorous anecdotes from his work as a travel writer in France for more than 20 years, Gary Lee Kraut reveals how travel and travel writing are enriched by seeking those connections and by the surprises found along the way. FREE.



Interview Training Series

Interview Training Series

Posted December 15, 2012

Learn how to ace that job interview during this three-part series beginning January 8.
Dates: Jan 8, 15, & 22

3 Part Interview Training Series for Job Seekers: Workshop 1: Preparing for the Sale

Hundreds of job seekers are competing for that ONE job. Will companies want what you offer?
Join us for progressive strategies on how to prepare for interviews, market your brand effectively, and set yourself apart from the competition.

Preparing for the sale
Hundreds of job seekers are competing for that one job. Learn strategies on how to prepare for interviews, market your brand effectively, and set yourself apart from the competition.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Managing the Conversation
Tennis-match interviews are boring: they ask, you answer; they ask, you answer. Learn how to engage in dynamic dialogue, use appropriate body language, close meetings and lead interviews to the next step.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Negotiating to the finish line
Salary and benefits are only part of a compensation package. Learn how to define your requirements, evaluate an offer, discuss terms, wage a counter offer, and make a decision that's right for you.
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $25 for each of the 3 sessions of the Job Seeker Interview Training Series.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel, please call 732-390-6782 at least 24 hours in advance of each class. You can also cancel your registration by email to The registration fee is nonrefundable without proper cancellation notice but may be applied to another class at a future date.

Registration Requirements

Please register early. Registration will be closed 48 hours before the start of a class. If there are fewer than six people registered at that time the class will be cancelled.



Hurricane Sandy Financial Relief Resource Seminar

Hurricane Sandy Financial Relief Resource Seminar

Posted December 05, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has had some impact on us all. Do you need help to find financial resources to handle your financial obligations during the interruption? Where can you obtain them? Thursday, December 13 7:00PM

This FREE seminar outlines numerous financial resources you can access including:

  • Microloans up to $15,000
  • EDA – Lines of Credit 
  • SBA Disaster Loans 
    • Home and Personal Property Loans
    • Business Physical Disaster Loans
    • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • FEMA
  • Special IRS Provisions
  • Hurricane Sandy hardship distributions or loans from retirement plans
  • Tax Implications

Presented by Larry Wolfert, from On Demand CFO LLC, and a member of the East Brunswick Business Alliance.

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: East Brunswick Public Library

Pre-registration is required!  Please call 732-390-6782 or email to register.