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Tickets On Sale Now for East Brunswick Friends of the Library Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Tickets On Sale Now for East Brunswick Friends of the Library Tricky Tray Fundraiser

Posted September 21, 2012

Friends of the Library Tricky Tray Fundraiser
Friday, Oct 12th.

Win a terrific prize from a great local business and help the East Brunswick Friends of the Library at the same time. The Friends will be holding a Tricky Tray on Friday, Oct. 12, in the East Brunswick High School Cafeteria. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the drawing begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 and includes one sheet of 25 tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Library’s Circulation Desk beginning Monday, Aug. 20. Tickets at the door will be $10.

The event is expected to see 400 people attend, and all the money collected will be used to purchase new books and provide all youth services and adult programming, including lectures, youth reading programs, teen summer programs, scholarships and film festivals. 

Prizes include the new iPad (to be released in September), a Weber table top grill, an Amazon kindle, Disney Park Hopper passes, a 50/50 and other gifts.

Donations are welcome and all donations received by Oct. 1 will be listed in our event program. In addition, since the East Brunswick Friends of the Library is a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt, non-profit volunteer organization, all donations are fully tax deductible.


Friday, Oct. 12


Doors open at 6 p.m. Drawing begins at 7:30 p.m.


East Brunswick High School Cafeteria


Advance ticket are $8 and includes one sheet of 25 tickets. Admission at the door is $10. Advance Tickets are on sale now at the Circulation desk.  No children under 18 are allowed.

For more information

Please contact Vice President Willette Seibel at wseibel or 732-390-6774.

October Computer Training Schedule

October Computer Training Schedule

Posted September 19, 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. There's something new this month - PowerPoint III!

The computer training schedule for October has now been published.  Registrants are being asked to be flexible as the Library will begin  a roof replacement construction project beginning on September 26th.  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 November class if you cannot make the newly rescheduled date.  The Library appreciates your patience during this time.

October Classes

The Library will be offering courses for both beginners and more advanced Microsoft Office users.  Beginners can register for our PC Literacy I and II classes.  These classes are for users who are new to computers.  

We are also offering the Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Part I.  This is the second of our series of three classes on Microsoft's email application.

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 two PowerPoint classes - the Introduction to PowerPoint and a brand new class, PowerPoint III.

PowerPoint III

Students will continue with the advanced topics learned in PowerPoint II. Topics covered include creating custom designs, using SmartArt graphics, rehearsed timings, looping, hidden slides, quarter screen viewing and more as time permits. Offered in Office 2010.
Prerequisite: PowerPoint II or equivalent PowerPoint experience. Introduction to the New Microsoft Office is also recommended or knowledge of Microsoft Ribbon functionality.

October 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.


How Classical Indian Dance Cultivates Social Change

How Classical Indian Dance Cultivates Social Change

Posted September 13, 2012

Date: September 27th at 7 p.m.

Come to the first in a series that highlights issues that cultivate social change during a presentation on Indian classical dance. Visit with Ramya Ramnarayanan on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. for a lecture and demonstration on traditional Indian classical dances and how they inspire inclusiveness, opportunity and cross-cultural understanding.

This is the first in a series of three programs. The next event, Cultivating Social change Through Movies, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m.

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

This free event is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.