SIGN UP NOW: Friends Yard Sale and Defensive Driving classes
Spaces are still available for the Friends' Defensive Driving classes on April 14–15. The Friends are also seeking vendors, including food vendors, for the Friends Yard sale to be held Saturday, May 17.Sign up now!
East Brunswick Roots: Hands-On Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Register now! Hands-On Ukrainian Egg Decorating(Pysanky) with Master Artist Olga Kobryn Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate our community’s roots by taking part in a hands-on workshop in pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating). Olga Kobryn will take you step-by-step through the process, and your artistic creation will be yours to keep! For adults.
$5 materials fee. Registration required: online [ebpl.org], in person or by phone. Limited space...sign up now!
Space for registered participants will be held until 10 minutes before class. After wait-listed registrants have been accommodated, walk-ins welcome if space available. Additional pysanky kits will be available for purchase.
Co-sponsored by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, the East Brunswick Arts Commission and the Friends of the Library.
Night of the Arts Presented by the FOLIO Club
Come enjoy a Night of the Arts with us at the Library as we celebrate the schools' literary arts magazine and National Poetry month! The Library will be turning the Teen Space into a literary salon for the evening, displaying works of art and a reading event with participants being encouraged to read their own poems and stories as well as those of their favorite authors. If you are interested in submitting your artwork for display or would like to participate in the reading; email the FOLIO Club at: firstname.lastname@example.org. April 3rd at 6:30pm
The Folio club produces and distributes the school literary arts magazine. This magazine includes student poems, stories, artwork, and photography. Each year they host a Night of the Arts for students to display and read poems of their own creation or from their favorite artists. This year they are bringing it to the Library for the entire community to enjoy.
The Library will be turning the Teen Space into a literary salon for the evening, displaying works of art and a reading event with participants being encouraged to read their own poems and stories as well as those of their favorite authors.
Come enjoy a Night of the Arts with us at the Library as we celebrate the schools' literary arts magazine and National Poetry month! Refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in submitting your artwork for display or would like to participate in the reading; email the FOLIO Club at: email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is March 30.
Learn to Deal with Memory Loss
If you or someone you know is dealing with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's Disease, then get some help here. Tuesday, March 18 ,1 p.m.
Sponsored by the Middlesex Chapter of the Brandies National Committee and The Library’s Just for the Health of It initiative
Jeffrey Apter, MD, will discuss the differences between memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, focusing on the early signs of memory loss. Attendees will learn about diagnosis, treatment and prevention. He will cover mild cognitive impairments and medications that can slow down the process of memory loss. Dr. Apter will also give some tips for memory enhancement.
Holistic Marketing for the Digital Age
Join Michael Barry, President of Princeton Creative Marketing,and learn how to take advantage of traditional and new marketing techniques. Thursday, March 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Small businesses are experiencing a bewildering array of challenges and opportunities that did not exist a few years ago. Although tools have changed, the fundamentals still apply, and with ever-changing digital channels and social media platforms, it’s crucial to be smart about investing marketing dollars and energy. Holistic marketing provides a framework for finding the right balance between trusted and time-tested principles of marketing and the new digital tools available today. In this seminar, you will discover how traditional marketing techniques have reappeared, albeit with different names, in the new digital marketplace. The 4C’s of holistic marketing have replaced the traditional 4P’s of marketing. Authenticity and engagement are the buzzwords of the day and everyone is talking about SEO, but what does that all mean for the small business owner? It means finding the right mix, which is a delicate balancing act, and Holistic Marketing can show you how.
Michael Barry M.B.A., B.A. is President of Princeton Creative Marketing, a consultancy for small businesses, non-profits and arts, specializing in balancing traditional and contemporary marketing techniques to create Holistic Marketing solutions. Some recent clients include ETS, H&R Block, Laughing Buddha Music, S4 Holdings, The Yale-China Association, Global Language Project, Studios Rouges, World Music TV, Ahlara International, The New School, Norwalk Community College, and the International Studio of Music. Michael is a frequent panelist, lecturer, instructor and a published author.
Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale
Get a great bargain at the Annual Friends of the Library Bargain Book Sale at the East Brunswick Square Mall. March 24 - March 30.
Imagine the Journey you can take with a new collection of books, videos, movies and music. Get started on that journey at the Annual Friends of The Library Book & Media Sale to be held from Monday, March 24, through Sunday, March 30 in the Center Court at the East Brunswick Square Mall. This is The Friends’ biggest event of the year and the most popular book sale in Central New Jersey. Customers get to pick from a variety of hardcovers, paperbacks, best sellers, science books, mysteries, classics and more all at affordable prices. You’ll also get to choose from an assortment of music, videos, DVDs and audiobooks.
Mall hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All forms of payment are accepted.
Makhelat Hamercaz Returns this Month
Makhelat Hamercaz, Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey, returns to the Library stage. Sunday, March 23, 3 p.m.
Under the direction of Cantor Anna West Ott and Hazzan Sheldon Levin, Makhelat HaMercaz Jewish Choir of Central New Jersey will again present a stirring program, spanning the spectrum of Jewish experience and traditions. The repertoire includes a wide variety of Psalm settings, from Renaissance polyphony to rock to Gospel, sung in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Latin. Sponsored by The Friends of The Library.
Health Literacy Day at the Library
Take the first steps toward better health during Health Literacy Day at the Library. Saturday, March 15 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Medical students from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School will be onsite at the Library for Health Literacy Day. The day is designed to promote health literacy with prospective patients by using living-room language and teach-back strategies. Medical Students will be present at tables to practice communicating with patients, while answering your health related questions so you can gain a better understanding of conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes; heart disease; immunizations; emotional wellness and nutrition.
Health Literacy Day recognizes the importance literacy plays in healthcare; specifically, in achieving a long and healthy life, shorter recoveries, fewer hospitalizations, and less overall financial stress to the healthcare system. This demand on patients to play an active role alongside their physician requires literacy skills that include basic reading and comprehension, numeracy skills to understand prescription dosing, and even the need for multilingual information to meet the demands of those whose first language is not English.
We invite you to take control of your health in the comfort of your own public library with local medical students who will be tomorrow’s doctors. The East Brunswick Public Library’s team of consumer health librarians will also be present to showcase the library’s own health literacy tools. The East Brunswick Public Library is an Affiliate Member of the National Libraries of Medicine and has been recognized by the group as a leader in health literacy on the public front through its Just for the Health of It initiative, which helps people find health information that is tailored just for them. The Library also has been awarded two major grants from the National Libraries of Medicine and is involved in a partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at their Health & Wellness Centers.
Saturday Stitch Drop-In Session with Sandy Kandel
Bring your favorite project and get to work while having a ton of fun! Saturday, March 8 • 10 a.m.–noon
Bring your favorite needlecraft project and tap into Sandy’s expertise to get past those problem spots! Whether you do knitting, crochet, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, embroidery or other needlework, come drop in at your convenience for tips and enjoy Sandy's expert advice and the camaraderie of fellow crafters. There will be a sign-in sheet, and Sandy will give one-on-one advice in order of the sign-ins. All levels welcome. This is a regular monthly program on second Saturdays. Sponsored by The Friends of The Library.