Maker Fest Proposals Due January 30
Do you tinker, create art or technology, or have a hands-on hobby? Everyone is a maker, and we’re looking for you! On Saturday, March 19, 2016, we will hold our second annual Maker Fest. Learn more
We want you to bring your projects, or demonstrate a hands-on skill that you’d like to teach others. Please submit your project proposal at www.ebpl.org/maker . The deadline is Saturday, January 30th.
EBPL Debuts Museum Pass Program
The East Brunswick Public Library is excited to announce its Museum Pass Program! This new service allows library cardholders to gain free admission to select museums. The program is sponsored by The East Brunswick Friends of the Library. Learn More
EBTV Wins Awards at JAM Video Festival
On Wednesday, December 9, the Jersey Access Group [JAG] held its annual JAM Video Awards Dinner at the Spain Inn in Piscataway, NJ. Three programs created by East Brunswick Television [EBTV] were awarded top honors, as well as honorable mention for a fourth.
The Jersey Access Group [JAG] was founded in 2000 and supports and develops Public, Education, and Government (PEG) cable access stations throughout New Jersey
Professor Angus Kress Gillespie, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, won the Diversity Programming category for his program, “Old Ways in N.J.” which focused on the St. Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church in South River, NJ.
Ken Freedman, DC, host of “Wellness Spotlight,” won the Talk Show: Informational category for his program “A Discussion on Fluoride,” about the controversial topic of fluoride in the public water supply. Since its airing in May 2015, this program has had over 7,800 views on EBTV’s Video on Demand and YouTube channels.
New to the EBTV lineup is artist Lucy Aita who won the Instructional Programming category for her series, “Lucy’s Big Beautiful World of Painting,” which also airs on ten other stations from New Jersey to Maine.
“This Week in East Brunswick,” EBTV’s weekly news magazine program which highlights the East Brunswick community, received honorable mention in the News and Magazine Format category for work featuring reporter and host Barbara Reiss.
EBTV is available on www.ebtv.org and YouTube.
EBPL Launches Awesome Box
The East Brunswick Public Library (EBPL) unveiled a new book drop on Saturday, December 5 – the Awesome Box! Not just any book drop, the EBPL Awesome Box is designed to give patrons a way to share what awesome things they found at the library. Learn more
Using the box is easy – just use this box to return any items you’ve checked out from EBPL and loved. Discover a new author? Fell in love with a classic? Tried a new series that you can’t get enough of? Return it to the Awesome Box so we know to tell everyone about it! Lowe’s Home Improvement of East Brunswick generously built and donated the box for the community to enjoy.
The Awesome Box is a way to open a dialogue with the East Brunswick community about the books, movies and music they have found at the library and enjoyed. Kids, teens and adults can all participate, and EBPL staff will be displaying favorites along with the box, which will be located next to the circulation desk.
East Brunswick has great taste and loves sharing - EBPL staff is always hearing what patrons liked reading, watching and listening to. What better way to celebrate that by giving patrons a new way to tell us - and their community - what they enjoyed?
The Awesome Box is the latest in a series of initiatives and events to celebrate our community’s love of reading. EBPL also offers match+book, customized reading suggestions at www.ebpl.org/match, “Read This Book” video book reviews that share staff and patron favorites, and the popular monthly book and story discussion groups.
Teen Hour of Code Friday!
This is an after-hours event for teens 13+. Join us for our 2nd Annual Hour of Code event! Beginners and experts welcome. Learn to code, participate in fun activities, and explore the world of programming. All participants will get a free t-shirt! Pizza and snacks will be provided!
Come find out how a 3D printer works and learn more about Arduino! Tons of fun activties for all levels and interests.
You must register now at http://tinyurl.com/hocebpl.
Defensive Driving Course January 27 & 28
Erase the points on your driving record, and save money on your car insurance. Sign up for a NJ approved class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator. Learn more
- $65 - 2-point reduction and insurance discount
- $55 - insurance discount
ACA Enrollment Assistance
On December 7th and December 12th, get one-on-one assistance researching, choosing and learning about the plans available on the federal Marketplace...
Introduction to Personal Drones on Sunday
Mr. Chaim Cohen (AP Computer Science Teacher at EBHS) will teach you about how to fly a personal drone safely, as well as demonstrate a flight outdoors.
This event will be held in the meeting rooms this Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
Best Books of 2015 This Saturday!
Looking for gift suggestions? Just want to stock up on reading for the holidays? Join library staff on Saturday between 1:30 and 3PM in the Cafe as we share our picks for the best of 2015 for all ages and genres. Refreshments will be served.