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Protecting Our Schools & Community

Protecting Our Schools & Community

Posted May 21, 2013

Join a discussion with Austin Kosik, Coordinator of Emergency Management. Thursday, June 6; 7 p.m.

Join Austin Kosik, Coordinator of Emergency Management, for an informative and interactive discussion about emergency management. Find out how Kosik prepares for and responds to emergencies and how his “out of the box” thinking helped prepare the township from the foreseeable threats of Super Storm Sandy.  Learn what steps are already in place for the schools and emergency response teams. Participate in an open-ended discussion on how we can best prevent acts of violence in our schools. Sponsored by the East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Chapter of Hadassah.


June Computer Training at the Library

June Computer Training at the Library

Posted May 19, 2013

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 computer training schedule for June has now been published. The training schedule will focus on the Microsoft Office Suite for users who already have basic skills. We will be offering four levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, and PowerPoint III. 

We are also offering classes for beginners with the Email Basics series.  Email Basics I and II will be offered on Wednesday afternoons during the month. 

June Schedule:

All courses are offered using 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 for classes other than BRC classes. 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.


Sign Up for Defensive Driving Classes

Sign Up for Defensive Driving Classes

Posted May 18, 2013

Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from your or your teen’s driver’s license. Monday June 17, Tuesday, June 18; 6:30 - 10 p.m.

Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from your or your teen’s driver’s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s Defensive Driving Course. 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 Download the registration form here. Checks should be made payable to E.B. Friends of the Library.

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.


Magnets for Big Science with Peter Bonanos

Magnets for Big Science with Peter Bonanos

Posted May 15, 2013

Join Peter Bonanos and learn how magnets are used in a variety of sciences. Monday, May 20 • 7 p.m.

From the atomic bomb to the Human Genome Project, Big Science has involved large-scale collaboration and research by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) specialists. One of these specialists, Peter Bonanos, will examine how research in one field can produce improvements in another, non-related field. His talk will focus on magnets and their use in particle physics, as well as touching on other uses like MRI and magnetic propulsion. A discussion will follow.


Meet the Author: Join Dr. Michael Rothman

Meet the Author: Join Dr. Michael Rothman

Posted May 10, 2013

Join Dr. Michael Rothman and discuss Edibolic Stress and faulty nutritional intake. Tuesday, May 14 • 7 p.m.

Many commonly eaten foods, even those typically considered “health foods” are actually quite harmful, and Dr. Michael Rothman has coined the term "Edibolic Stress" to describe the metabolic imbalances caused by faulty nutritional intake. The doctor will discuss his new book, which covers the ins and outs of sound nutrition during this informative program. Dr. Rothman has an extensive background in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Physiology and Physics and extensive training in Medical Acupuncture, Homotoxicology, Reiki, Chi Kung and Asian Martial Arts. For more information, contact Karen Parry, Manager of Information Services, 732-390-6764. This free program is sponsored by the Library’s Just for the Health of It Initiative

Friends Spring Meeting: Chef and Author Jeff Weaver and the Fast Food Culture

Friends Spring Meeting: Chef and Author Jeff Weaver and the Fast Food Culture

Posted May 08, 2013

Meet acclaimed chef and author of "Locavore Adventures" Jim Weaver during the Friends Spring Meeting. Thursday, May 9 • 7 p.m.

America's fast food culture reflects not only what we eat—foods that are processed and packaged for convenience—but also how we eat—munching as we multitask and not really tasting the super-sized meals we ingest. In Locavore Adventures, acclaimed New Jersey chef and restaurateur Jim Weaver shares his personal story of how he came to solve this problem—building a local slow food culture that is ecologically responsible and also yields delicious results. More than forty recipes throughout the book, from Hot Smoked Brook Trout with Asparagus Puree and Pickled Cippollini Onions to Zuppa di Mozzarella, will inspire readers to be creative in their own kitchens. Books available for sale and signing. All are welcome to this FREE event. Sponsoredby the Friends of the Library.

JIM WEAVER is the chef/owner of Tre Piani Restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey and the founder of Slow Food Central New Jersey.