Library News

Summer Reading Club: Have Book - WIll Travel

Summer Reading Club: Have Book - WIll Travel

Posted June 24, 2013

Sign up now for a great summer of fun with the Summer Reading Club!

Come in and register for our summer reading club and pick up your passport at the Youth Services Desk. Starting on Tuesday, June 25, you can have your passport stamped in any of the categories you have completed. Complete all the challenges in your passport, and you can turn it in for a prize starting July 8! Also beginning Tuesday, June 25, each time you update your online log, you can spin the wheel at our desk to try and win a prize. 

Please click here to register for Have Book -- Will Travel!

Exhibits: Global Colors

Exhibits: Global Colors

Posted June 17, 2013

Enjoy the global colors pf Caribbean-influenced paintings by Glenford John on the walls and Martha Bennett's world doll collection in the display cases. Will run the month of July.

On Exhibit: Paintings by Glenford John

An accomplished artist who works in a variety of mediums, Sayreville artist Glenford John’s vibrant work incorporates his passion for nature and his love for people. With his unique style, Glen catches the essence of the Caribbean lifestyle in which he grew up. Glenford taught art and owned an art gallery in his native island of Dominica, where he was a featured artist in the book, Our Island Culture. His credits include first place honors at NYC’s Fulton Arts Fair, a showing at the Castillo Gallery in NYC and an interview by host Gentle Ben on the GBTV program, Culture Share.

Inspired by John’s work? Check out books in 751.4  for painting basics, 751. 4543 for nature and landscape technique, and figure painting in 757.22 

On Display: World Doll Collection by Martha Bennett

Learn about traditional world costumes and cultures with this colorful collection by East Brunswick resident Martha Bennett. Martha started collecting dolls as a child. Her mother would write to people all over the world and they would send dolls for Martha and her sister. Her mother wanted the girls to respect all cultures and appreciate how the differences among people make the world a more beautiful and interesting place. Martha has expanded the collection through visits to antique shops and her own global travels, supplemented by dolls contributed by family and friends. She even uses the dolls for “doll therapy” at Parker Nursing Home. Martha invites viewers of this exhibit to “enjoy the beauty of all the cultures and seek peace in the world.

Learn more about the amazing world of dolls in The Library’s collection. Find doll encyclopedias, collector’s guides and more in 745.5922.


July Computer Training at the Library

July Computer Training at the Library

Posted June 13, 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 July 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 the Introduction to PowerPoint. 

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

Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts for All

We are pleased to reintroduce our latest class offering this month, a keyboard shortcut class called Tips, Tricks and ShortcutsTips, Tricks and Shortcuts is an introduction some of the time saving keyboard shortcuts for common computer programs that people use every day. Learn how using the Ctrl, Alt and function keys can make your keyboard experiences easier and make you look like an expert! It is for almost every level of student except introductory. Registrants should have mastered the concepts in PC Lit I and II and the Intro to Word. This will make their introduction to using the shortcuts much easier.

May 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.


Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

Posted June 04, 2013

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford NJ
Date: June 22, 2013
Hiring Fair 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Employment Workshops 10:00 AM

The US Chamber of Commerce, the NJ Department of Labor and the NJ Department of the American Legion has announced its next Hiring our Heroes event. All veterans are welcome. 

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 430 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through December 31, 2012, more than 18,400 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.

Job Seekers: 

Register for FREE at
Register for the FREE Employment Workshop: 


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See printable flyer for details.