WWII: A Veterans' Perspective
WWII: A Veterans' Perspective, with Navy artists Capt. Samson and Army vet Frank Russo, Introduction by Tommy Coohill, Commander of the East Brunswick VFW Post. Thursday, December 5 • 7 p.m.
Many people think they “know” World War II from childhood recollections, history books and/or the many fictionalized films and books set during the war. The Library is offering an opportunity to hear the nonfiction versions—the first-person versions—from soldiers who served.
Captain Samson is a WWII Navy artist whose work is displayed in the Navy Museum in Wshington, D.C.. He will share both his drawings and his stories.
Frank Russo is a highly-decorated WWII Army vet whose honors include the silver star. He will talk about his experiences serving in Europe and share personal artifacts.
Co-sponsored by VFW Post 133 and The Library
eBay 101: Getting Started. Turn Your Trash into Cash
A quick lesson in eBay selling for the novice Saturday, December 7 • 11 a.m.
Karl Kantrowitz will cover all the basics of eBay selling: research, how to price, how eBay fees work, how to reduce selling costs, shipping, insurance, PayPal, how to write listings and how to ensure profitability. Karl is an eBay Power Seller with more than 3,000 transactions over 13 years of eBay buying and selling. Use the ultimate virtual garage sale to put cash in your pocket!
HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE: Vietnam Vets Shares Their Stories
Join us as three Vietnam vets, Mike Sapara of the 9th Infantry, Navy Seabee Bill Weber and Air Force Dog Handler Jim Sylvester, share their stories. Monday, November 25 • 7 p.m.
Of the 2.8 million military personnel who served in uniform in Vietnam, some 60,00 never came home. Those who survived returned to a hostile reception. It took decades for the United States to formally honor their services and commemorate the fallen. Join us as three Vietnam vets share their stories. We honor their sacrifices simply by listening.Featuring Mike Sapara of the 9th Infantry, Navy Seabee Bill Weber and Air Force Dog Handler Jim Sylvester. The talk will be illustrated with period artifacts provided by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission’s Omnibus Program. This free program is co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission Omnibus program.
Defensive Driving in December
Get a discount on your car insurance. Monday, Dec. 16 & Tuesday, Dec. 17 • 6:30 to 10 p.m.10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen’s driver’s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s Defensive Driving Course. Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 16, and Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver’s license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions.
Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55. For both, the cost is $65. Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people.
No vehicle is needed, as it is conducted in a classroom setting with multimedia aids. For more information call 732-257-2967 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
What Is the Affordable Healthcare Act? Be an educated healthcare consumer!
Consumer health advocate and author Katherine Woodfield gives an easy-to-understand overview of what is covered by the act and describes the consumer protections built into the act. Thursday, November 21 • 7 p.m.
With more than 2400 pages of documentation, it’s no wonder that the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is confusing to consumers. In this slide presentation, consumer health advocate and author Katherine Woodfield gives an easy-to-understand overview of what is covered by the act and describes the consumer protections built into the act. This free program is sponsored by The Library’s Just for the Health of It initiative.
Let the Geek League Help WIth Your Gadgets
Need help mastering that new computer or gadget? How about setting up a Facebook or email account? Get help at the library with the Geek League. Monday, November 18 • 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 23 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by and have the tech savvy teens of the East Brunswick Public Library’s "Geek League” help you with that tricky new gadget. Teens in the Geek League are available to help create an email or Facebook account, or answer other basic computer questions. They also can coach adults to be more comfortable with electronic gadgets such as cell phones and ereaders. Just bring your gadget and any manuals and cords it comes with.
Friends Fall Meeting: Flat Daddy -- Behind Every Soldier is a Family
The Friends Fall Meeting will include a free showing of the documentary "Flat Daddy: Behind Every Soldier is a Family." Thursday, November 14 • 7 p.m.
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library is joining the library in “Honoring Those Who Serve” with its Fall Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 14. Come join the Friends as they welcome guest speaker Betsy Nagler, co-director of the documentary Flat Daddy: Behind Every Soldier is a Family. Following a screening of the film, guests will be able to speak with Nagler.
The film focuses on how some military families have incorporated “Flat Daddies” and “Heroes on a Stick,” to track the travels of their love ones while they are deployed. Only 1 percent of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Military, but their families have borne the disproportionate burden of more than a decade at war. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, “Flat Daddy” follows four such families over the course of a year to explore the lasting impact of the war on those left behind. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.