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EBPL Maker Fest

EBPL Maker Fest

Posted January 22, 2015

The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st. Apply Here

The Library will be hosting its first Maker Fest in celebration of NJ Makers Day on Saturday March 21st. The Maker Fest is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness—and a celebration of the maker movement: people not just happy to talk about the next big thing, but to make it!  The Maker Fest offers tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists, tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds a platform to share their passion projects with the public.


Interested in sharing your passion project?

Submit your Maker Fest proposal form.

Deadline is January 31st. Help the library celebrate the maker in all of us!

Questions? Email Aaron Pickett @

3-D Printing & Modeling Tech Session

3-D Printing & Modeling Tech Session

Posted January 14, 2015

Learn about 3-D printing as the Library continues its efforts to embracing maker technology! Sunday, Jan. 18, 1 p.m.

Interested in learning what 3-D printing is all about?  On Sunday January 18th at 1 PM Jeffrey Keiffer of 3D Artefice and Trent Welcome, Brookdale Community College Professor of Architecture, will be hosting a lecture, exhibit, question and answer session and 3-D modeling workshop.  This afternoon tech session will be a fun and interactive way to stay current.  Adults, teens and families are welcome to participate.  While studying architecture eight years ago, Jeffrey Keiffer was first introduced to the world of 3D modeling and 3D printing. Since then he has developed his business 3D Artefice, which offers 3D modeling & 3D printing services and custom product creation. More recently he has been featured as a Shapeways' Community Crew Member as well as one of their Designers for Hire. "Our goal at 3D Artefice is to provide services that help bridge the gap between the admirer and the maker."

Trent Welcome began studying architecture at Spring Garden College, and continued his career working at SOME Architects in Red Bank. He then received his Master of Architecture from SCIARC, where he studied architectural design and advanced 3D modeling. As a professor of architecture at Brookdale Community College, he has influenced students and professors alike with his knowledge of contemporary digital design processes and how they can translate into contemporary manufacturing methods.  

Magazine Sale at East Brunswick Public Library

Magazine Sale at East Brunswick Public Library

Posted January 13, 2015

Our annual magazine sale is just a few weeks away. Thursday, Jan. 15 to Sunday, Jan. 18

If you missed an issue of your favorite magazine then head to the library and see if you can buy it there. The Friends of the Library’s Annual Magazine Sale starts Thursday, Jan. 15, and ends Sunday, Jan. 18. We’ll have magazines that cover science, entertainment, teens, adults, cooking and a lot more, so if you’re looking for a good read and an even better bargain, then pick up a bundle of six to 12 magazines for $3.


A Clutter-Free New Year!

A Clutter-Free New Year!

Posted January 09, 2015

Start the New Year off right with a helpful workshop led by author and expert organizer, Jamie Novak, as she reveals the secrets to clearing the clutter for good. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2:00 PM


Celebrate our Expanded Hours

Celebrate our Expanded Hours

Posted January 06, 2015

We're open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7. Come celebrate with us at 5 p.m. on the 7th!

The East Brunswick Public Library is delighted to announce the restoration of its Wednesday evening hours. Beginning on Jan. 7, the Library will once again be open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Library Director MaryEllen Firestone made the announcement after the Library Board of Trustees met on Dec. 9.

The Library Board of Trustees has been working steadily to restore the Wednesday evening hours ever since they were cut in March 2010.  With the support of Mayor David Stahl and the Township Council, Library Board members have executed a strategic plan that streamlined library operations and staff, resulting in enough savings to make the goal of reopening on Wednesday evenings a reality for 2015. 

"The library board is grateful for the support the mayor and council have given to the library during the past several years as we have slowly restored materials and services that were cut during the great recession," said Board President Deborah Cornavaca.

To celebrate the restoration of the evening hours, Library Director MaryEllen Firestone is inviting residents to the library for cookies and festivities on Wednesday, Jan. 7.  She said she hopes the event is the first of many times residents will take advantage of the expanded hours.

"By adding 4 more hours to the library's schedule, residents have more opportunities to take advantage of all the wonderful services, materials and programs found at the East Brunswick Public Library," she said.