Making Your Foreign Education Count in the U.S.
You worked hard for your education. Learn how to make it work here in America. Thursday, August 14 * 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to make the education you worked so hard to getlead you to success. This seminar will focus on how you can use your international education for further education, employment or professional licensing; discuss job strategies and key steps to employment; and learn about local programs that assist immigrant professionals.
This program is designed for immigrants who hold foreign academic qualifications and are seeking employment.
Healthy Seasonal Eating
Take advantage of summer fruits and veggies. Thursday, August 7 * 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn recipes and techniques to make the most of the summer harvest! Overrun by turnips? Greens for days? Too many tomatoes?
Learn the freshest, healthiest ways to use the summer harvest. Join us as the NJ Agricultural Society and Farmers Against Hunger demonstrate culinary techniques, nutrition info and share recipes for seasonal eating. Learn about CSAs - consumer supported agriculture - and how eating local and healthy is easy in the garden state.
Rep. Rush Holt Visits Monday
U.S.Rep. Rush Holt will be at the library to announce a law that integrates local libraries with federal job training programs Monday, July 28 * 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) will join leading state and federal library advocates at the East Brunswick Public Library at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 28, to announce a new law that integrates local libraries with federal job training programs.
Holt and leading library advocates will tour the East Brunswick library to highlight its existing services for job seekers and show how the new law will allow for expansion of these services across New Jersey.
On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The new law includes provisions that Holt wrote to recognize libraries as One-Stop partners and includes adult education and literacy programs offered at libraries as statewide employment and training activities.
Holt previously introduced the Workforce Investment through Local Libraries (WILL) Act to help local libraries better assist job seekers and individuals looking for job training by integrating them into federally supported job training efforts authorized by the Workforce Investment Act.
In New Jersey, libraries and librarians have been leading this effort to help struggling individuals. According to a recent survey, 95 percent of New Jersey’s libraries already help people access and use employment resources, including assistance with job searches, creating resumes, and submitting employment applications.
Guests include Holt, Mary L. Chute, New Jersey State Librarian, Patricia Tumulty, Executive Director, NJ Library Association, MaryEllen Firestone, Library Director, East Brunswick Public Library, Emily Sheketoff, Executive Director, American Library Association Washington Office, and Jane Brady, Former Director, Middlesex County Workforce Investment Board
EBTV is Switching Channels
EBTV will now be seen on Comcast Channel 26 instead of 3.
EBTV is moving! On or about Wednesday, July 23, EBTV will be seen on Comcast Channel 26 instead of 3.
Don’t forget, you can watch EBTV any time by visiting www.ebpl.org/ebtv. Watch as we broadcast, or selected one of hundreds of programs from our On Demand library.
For Verizon FiOS customers, EBTV will continue to be broadcast on channels 37 and 38.
I Love My Cat, but...with cat therapist Carole Wilbourn
Learn to "speak" to your cat during this great program. Thursday, July 17 * 7 p.m.
Cat whisperer, anyone? Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist and Mother of Feline Psychotherapy, will present a how-to session for cat-lovers. She was the cat talker decades before Caesar Milan whispered to dogs or Jackson Galaxy braved "My Cat from Hell." There might even be a special feline guest for this program!
Carole Wilbourn is a regular columnist for Cat Fancy, the author of several books, including Cats On The Couch, and writes the blog The Wilbourn Way. She founded NYC's first cat hospital and is a reiki practioner. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Small Business SEO Strategies that Work Overtime
Learn the secrets behind great SEO for small businesses. Thursday, July 24 * 6:30 p.m.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a growing concern for small businesses. How do you attract new customers if your website isn't showing up in search results? Should you spend $600 or more a month for some SEO company to keep you in the rankings? This seminar will clarify SEO and its myths and misunderstandings. You'll learn about on-page and off-page SEO and what you can do to rank your site. This is a hands-on seminar, so bring a fully-charged laptop and any passwords needed to access your WordPress, YouTube or directory listing accounts. (Note: If you don't know what this means, you can still learn some actionable strategies for doing SEO for your business). It is helpful if participants also have a gmail account before class.
Author Visit: Rachelle Burk
Local children's author Rachelle Burk visits the library for a special bedtime program! Thursday, July 31 * 7 - 8 p.m.
Join us for a special evening featuring the talents of Rachelle Burk, local children's author of Tree House in a Storm and her newly-released books, The Tooth Fairy Trap and Don't Turn the Page! Rachelle will delight the audience with her Mother Goof storytelling show, a lively and humorous storytime. Families will enjoy an interactive presentation of Rachelle's books, milk and cookies, and the chance to chat with Rachelle. Kids, don't forget to wear your pajamas!
Rachelle Burk's books will be available for purchase and signing at this program.
ComputerTraining at the Library
Come by and work on your computer skills. Our expert instructors will show you what you need to know.
Sharpen your computer skills by taking one of our treat training classes. Courses in July include offerings for beginners and experts. Classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students each.
- PowerPoint 2013 II - Thursday, at July 17, at 7 p.m.
- Excel 2013 II- Saturday, July 19, at 9:30 a.m.
- Intro to MS Office 2013 - Saturday, July 19, at 12:30 p.m.
- MS Word 2013 IV - Tuesday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
- PowerPoint 2013 III - Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
- Excel 2013 III - Saturday, July 26, at 9:30 a.m.
- Intro to MS Office 2013 - Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m.
- Excel 2013 IV - Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m.
All Intro and Level 1 Courses are Free. There is a $10 fee for all others. Fees will be added to a cardholder's account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Non-cardholders will be charged $15 and must pay at the time of registration
Teen Film Competition Info.
Show off your movie making skills and sign up for the Record.Play teen film competition Monday, July 14 * 7 p.m.
Think you're the next Scorsese, McQueen, or Cuarón? Here is your chance to put your skills to the test! Record.Play is a teen film competition that invites teens to create a "trailer" promoting the services, collections and programs of the East Brunswick Library. The Library will share the results with the community at the Record.Play Film Festival on Sunday Sept. 7. At the end of the Festival, the judges will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The complete set of guidelines is available here: www.ebpl.org/main/recordplay.cfm.
There will be an information session for teens interested in participating in the competition Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to find out about Library services, programs, and collections, review the competition's guidelines, as well as ask library staff questions.
World Party! Short Story Discussion!
We're reading and discussing short stories at the World Party! discussion group. Thursday, July 10 * 7:30 p.m.
Hit the beach with a short story this summer! World Party is a short story discussion group that focuses on authors and themes from diverse cultures. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. The next selection is the title story in YiYun Li’s award-winning A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. All are welcome to join, and copies of the story are available at the library’s information desk.
Some of the most popular books in the library’s world language collection are short stories, which prompted the idea for the program. Stories are in English, though translations into other languages can be provided when possible.
“Short stories are a great way to get in some quality reading,” said Jill D’Amico, adult services librarian. “They’re really well-crafted, and there’s little room for background and error - so much is packed into each one.”
Whether you’re too busy to finish a novel, or just want to be transported, this a program that will speak to you. The group, which meets every other month, is off to a promising start.
“The conversations we’re having are going in some really interesting directions,” said D’Amico.
Join the discussion on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to pick up a copy of this month’s selection, ask at the Information Desk or call 732-390-6772 and ask for Jill.
Come Celebrate the EBPlay Media Lab
Celebrate the EBPlay Media Lab, and meet filmmaker Zack Morrison. Thursday, July 10 * 7 p.m.
The East Brunswick Public Library’s EBPLay Media Lab has all the tools residents need to get creative and sharpen their own moviemaking skills. With five Mac computer work stations, all with Final Cut Pro and iMovie, the possibilities are endless for patrons. To celebrate the addition, the library will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 10. Stopping by will be East Brunswick’s award winning filmmaker Zack Morrison. Morrison will show one of his films and discuss the various challenges he encountered it its production, as well as his own creative process.
After graduating from the East Brunswick High School in 2010, Morrison attended Rutgers University where he got a degree in Journalism & Media Studies, as well as a double major in a hand-crafted filmmaking curriculum. Zack has screened his work internationally the last two years at the Cannes Film Festival, as in festivals around the United States including Las Angeles, New York City and New Jersey. Recently, he was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Campus Moviefest for his various projects as an undergraduate. Professionally, Zack has worked on films for MTV and ESPN. Beginning next fall, Zack will begin pursuing his masters of fine art in directing from Columbia University in New York City.
In addition, teen residents will have no time to waste when taking advantage of the EBPlay lab. The Record.Play film competition invites teens to create a “trailer” promoting the services, collections and programs of the East Brunswick Library. The library will share the results with the community at the Record.Play Film Festival on Sunday Sept. 7. At the end of the Festival, the judges will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The complete set of guidelines is available here.
There will be an information session for teens interested in participating in the competition Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
Funding for this Mobile Project initiative is provided by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative whose services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network
For more information, please call 732-390-6767 or go to The Library’s website at www.ebpl.org.