Library News

Easy Meal Planning for the Busy Family

Easy Meal Planning for the Busy Family

Posted June 28, 2012

Professional organizer Katie Tracy will present a session on meal planning
Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m.

Family meals can be so much more than just a time to eat. Join professional organizer Katie Tracy at the East Brunswick Public Library on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. as she presents Easy Meal Planning for the Busy Family. Katie will walk you through how to decide what to make for dinner, spend less time at the food store, and encourage family participation in meal planning and prep. This free event is a great idea for everyone who cooks!

For more information on this event call 732-390-6767.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

July Computer Training Schedule

July Computer Training Schedule

Posted June 13, 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 Library will be offering courses for both beginners and more advanced Microsoft Office users. This month we are again offering our new course - Microsoft Word IV.

For Beginners

Beginners can register for our PC Literacy I and II classes for users who are new to computers. 

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 the Introduction to PowerPoint.

Microsoft Word IV

Students will learn advanced Word document formatting and editing skills in this class. Content will cover using and creating styles and templates, inserting a table of contents (the easy way once you have employed styles), themes, cross references, reviewing documents and password protection. Offered in Office 2010.

Prerequisites: MS Word III or intermediate Word processing skills, including copying and pasting, editing and saving, multitasking and more. Attendees must be able to easily navigate to shared files and be comfortable typists.

July 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.

Children's Summer Theater Schedule

Children's Summer Theater Schedule

Posted June 13, 2012

EBTV is pleased to announce that East Brunswick Children’s Summer Theater productions will be televised in their entirety this summer.

Each show will be televised the week following its production:

Saturdays & Sundays @ 4 p.m.; and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

On Demand:

Watch the show "on demand" at

Order a DVD copy:

Call EBTV to order a DVD copy of the program ($10 each): 732-390-6780.

Produced in cooperation with East Brunswick Recreation, Parks & Community Services.

Watch EBTV on Comcast Channel 3 and FiOS Channel 37. See the EBTV Community Bulletin Board 24/7 on FiOS Channel 38.

EBTV will celebrate the 2012 season of Children’s Summer Theatre with a Marathon Weekend August 18 & 19.  The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, August 18

9 a.m. Alice in Wonderland

1 p.m. Talent Town

2 p.m. Aladdin

4 p.m. Beauty & the Beast

Sunday, August 19

1 p.m. The Prince & the Pauper

4 p.m. TBA

TeleCirc Notification System to Be Implemented for Library Requests and Overdue Notices

TeleCirc Notification System to Be Implemented for Library Requests and Overdue Notices

Posted June 12, 2012

Start Date: Monday, July 16th

Good News

Starting Monday, July 16th the library will be transitioning customers who receive their requests and overdue notices by U.S. Postal mail to a new automated telephone messaging delivery system called TeleCirc.

Because of the fast delivery of request notification by telephone and email, all holds will now be held for pick-up for 4 days before expiration.

TeleCirc will also allow all customers to call the automated service 24 hours a day to hear if they have any holds to pick-up, to renew their library items, to listen to the titles of items on loan, and to hear account balance information.

TeleCirc will be quicker and more convenient for customers and will substantially save postage and paper costs for the library. At this time, the library cannot offer telephone messaging notification to customers currently receiving email notification due to a limited number of phone lines and budget constraints. Customers currently receiving U.S. Postal mail can switch to email notification instead.