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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Celebration at the Library

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Celebration at the Library

Posted February 28, 2012

The Library will unveil its new ExpressCheck machines and Strategic Plan during a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and magic show. Sunday, March 4; 2 p.m.

Celebrate with the Library as it unveils its new ExpressCheck machines and Strategic Plan during a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and magic show on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. The party will include a magic show by magician Brian Richards at 3 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. As part of the celebration, come by beginning Feb. 22 and sign up to enter the free raffle for your chance to win a color Nook! Drop by Youth Services with your library card to enter. (One entry per card number). Raffle winners will be announced during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Free tickets to the magic show will be distributed to library cardholders at 2 p.m.

Learn to Use Your New Nook

Learn to Use Your New Nook

Posted February 23, 2012

Join the experts from Barnes and Noble to learn to get the most out of your Nook. Thursday, February 23, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Have a NOOK? Not sure how to use it? The friendly experts from Barnes and Noble are coming to the library to teach you how to use and get the most out of your NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Color or NOOK Tablet. This demonstration will prepare new Nook owners for the Library's ongoing "Search, Checkout and Download" class that teaches you how to download library ebooks onto your Nook device.

Please note that the Feb. 23 class will not cover downloading ebooks. It is a beginner's introduction to using the Nook devices. This is a great step towards becoming more tech savvy with your Nook device.

Click here to register or by calling 732-390-6767.


March Computer Training at the Library

March Computer Training at the Library

Posted February 21, 2012

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. March features the third of the series of QuickBooks training classes.

Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.  In March we will focus on the Microsoft Office suite of classes. This month we are offering three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, the Outlook I class, PowerPoint II and the 3rd level of the QuickBooks series. 

Introduction to QuickBooks Level III

The third of the three part introductory series to the popular small business financial software will be offered on Wednesday,  March 7th. 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 will include payroll basics, handling sales tax, customizing QuickBook forms, and using reports in QuickBooks. The fee for the course is $50. Advance registration and prepayment is required. See the event in the calendar for the specifics on registration and cancellation.

Classes for March 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

Beginning with the February class schedule, 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.

Please call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 for more information. 

Learn About Herbal Medicine

Learn About Herbal Medicine

Posted February 15, 2012

Learn about herbal medicine during an informative discussion by Virginia Ahearn. Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m

Learn about herbal medicine during an informative discussion by Virginia Ahearn. Ahearn will discuss a variety of herbs that are used for medicinal purposes and the forms they come in – teas, tinctures, capsules, and oils. Ahearn will discuss how these herbs are traditionally prepared and used and what makes them different from Western medicine. Ahearn has been studying herbal medicine for 20 year and will talk about three to five of her favorite herbs during this informative program.



Celebrate the Pan-Asian Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Pan-Asian Lunar New Year

Posted February 01, 2012

Enjoy music folk dance, a martial arts demonstration and a whole lot more. Sunday, February 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Ring in the Pan-Asian Lunar New Year by exploring Asian dance, fashions and more at the library. The event will feature various Asian-themed performances, including Chinese music and folk dance.  Audiences of all ages will enjoy watching the moves of two young award-winning martial artists and the high energy Chinese yo-yo demonstration.  There will also be refreshments and hands-on crafts for children.  Everyone is welcome to this free event! This event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Human Relations Council, EBHS Asian Club, Mid Jersey Chinese School, Hua Xia Chinese School and the Library.