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What's It Worth? Get Your Tickets Now

What's It Worth? Get Your Tickets Now

Posted October 25, 2013

Get Your Tickets now for this year's What's It Worth. Tickets for two appraisals are $10. Sunday, November 3 • 1:15 p.m.

Come to everyone’s favorite “Antiques Road Show” and learn to tell how much that family heirloom or treasured possession is worth. Attend What’s it Worth on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1:15 p.m., and learn how to get the best price for your collectibles and get a chance to have your items appraised by Joe Bodnar from Bodnar’s Auction Sales. Tickets to get two appraisals are $10 and are on sale at the library now. Attendance is free, but for those wanting appraisals for their items, tickets are $10 (no weapons please).

Tell Us What You Want in a Makerspace Program

Tell Us What You Want in a Makerspace Program

Posted October 21, 2013

Makerspaces are open community spaces where members with common interests gather to share resources, knowledge, and creativity, build new devices, or just innovate.

Take the Makerspaces Survey!
The East Brunswick Pubic Library Makerspace committee is seeking input on how we can use Makerspace programs in East Brunswick and is asking residents to fill out a survey to share ideas on how we can be creative, collaborate, learn and experiment. Makerspaces are open community spaces where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, crafting, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, and creativity, build new devices, or just innovate.  Generally, Makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

•    Provide access to a wide variety of tools and technology;
•    Facilitate group interaction, knowledge, and resource sharing;
•    Supply access to physical space for individual project development;
•    Provide an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation;
•    Access to equipment for prototyping project ideas for hobbyist or entrepreneurs.

Simply, a Makerspace is a place where creativity comes together, is fostered and encouraged.  The Library wants to create a flexible, collaborative space or place that provides a setting for our residents to work on projects, teach and learn from each other, and meet and connect with other residents and library staff.  We include in our vision the encouragement of a “maker culture” of creativity, inquiry, experimentation, peer-to-peer learning and instructor led workshops. Before we launch any specific area of the maker culture we would like to hear from you!

Please share your ideas about what you’d like from a flexible, collaborative space by taking our survey:




Posted October 10, 2013

TEENS! Come "Seek the Unknown" at the library for this year's Teen Read Week! We'll celebrate reading and all the unknown places books can take you with two special programs on October 14th and 17th.

 October 14th at 5pm: 

Join us for a special edition "Crafternoon"!  Come craft with us! We'll be making things to help you on your travels as you seek the unknown.  Crafts include your own travel journal to record your adventures, origami stars to populate your own personal galaxy for exploration, and rainbow loom bracelets just for fun. Come to the YS Programming room to craft!


October 17th at 7pm:

Come to our Seek the Unknown Galley Party!  A 'galley proof' is a book that hasn't been published yet.  Stop by our party for a chance to win a galley, sign up for the NEW EBPL Teen Book Club, and start reading your future favorite book before all your friends! (YS Programming room)


Have a say in YOUR library space!  Fill out our survey and get a fresh baked cookie as a 'thank you' from your Teen Librarian.  Find a link to the survey on our website and Facebook page, or come by the Teen Space to fill one out in person! 

Anyone who fills out the survey can stop by the library on Monday, October 21st to get their cookie!