Program Proposals for NJ Makers Day 2017 Due Monday
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 25, 2017, we will hold our third annual NJ Makers Day at the East Brunswick Public Library.
We want you to share 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 Monday, January 30th.
Workshop on Emotional Eating Tonight
This program is a short educational seminar on Thursday, February 2 at 7PM which will help one gain knowledge into the unhelpful use of food as a method of coping with daily life stressors.
Emotional eating behaviors can become more prevalent within our society due to increased stress, changes, and loss. Emotional eating is nothing new in our society, we’ve called it eating for comfort, eating because we are stressed. However, with the increase in obesity and over-weight individuals the behavior has become more concerning. This hour seminar is meant to educate you and increase your own self-awareness of some possible emotional eating behaviors, which may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts or your physical and mental health. We will discuss what is emotional eating, possible triggers to the behavior, and how to take further steps to begin implementing change. At the end of this presentation you will have a better understanding of emotional eating behaviors and a direction in regard to what tools you may need to help begin the path to new and healthier behaviors.
Tara Arhakos is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has worked at various non-profit agencies and has experience with clients in the adult and adolescent populations, ranging from those experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, relationship or self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress disorder and other disorders. Her therapeutic philosophy comes from a person-centered theoretical orientation which means that the therapeutic relationship comes from a combination of both a client’s efforts and her own to help them reach their goals.
Sponsored by the library's Just for the Health of It! initiative to promote community health and wellness
Watch Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day Tonight
Enjoy the romantic comedy starring Bill Murray about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again on Groundhog Day 2017 - Thursday, February 2 at 7PM.
First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day.
Groundhog Day. USA. 1993. 101 minutes. Rated PG.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Free Bollywood Fitness Class Tonight
Hate going to the gym? Led by fitness instructor Hiral Shah of AATMA Performing Arts, come join the fun with us in this free class where we workout to Bollywood songs and dance to the latest music on Tuesday at 8PM.
Registration is not required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
New Monthly Meditation Workshop Starts Thursday
The library is pleased to announce a new monthly meditation group that will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month, starting this Thursday, January 26th at 7PM.
Presented by The Art of Living Foundation, this workshop will introduce you to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:
- Reduce Stress
- Increase health & well being
- More ease & joy in personal relationships
- Improve Self Esteem
- Greater creativity and clarity of mind
The workshop will be held on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7PM.
Opera Talk: "Dialogues of the Carmelites" Tonight
Join Joanna Barouch in a discussion about Francis Poulenc's 1957 opera "Dialogues of the Carmelites" on Thursday January 19 at 7 PM.
Fear of life drives young Blanche de la Force into the convent, but the French Revolution has other plans for her and her fellow sisters...
The opera is being presented at Rutgers University. Discounted tickets will be available through the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
This program is co-sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
EBPL Launches New Job Search and Career Navigation Service
East Brunswick Public Library now offers local residents access to New Jersey Career Connections, a new job search and career navigation service provided at local libraries and One-Stop Career Centers throughout the state.
LEAP - Free Assistive Technology Classes are available for Adults
Are you 55 or older with a change in your vision? Free assistive technology classes are available for adults! Explore computers equipped with magnification and speach or learn to use the iPad! Read More
India Day at Community Arts Center Sunday
Come experience the rich cultural heritage of the Indian American community at the Community Arts Center (721 Cranbury Road) on Sunday, January 22 at 2 PM.
This program is located at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Come experience the rich cultural heritage of the Indian American community, including: henna art; food sampling; cultural programs; and more!
This is an opportunity to learn about the traditions of this vibrant community.
For more information please visit ICSofEB on Facebook, and ICS web site www.indianculturalsociety.com.
Sponsored by The East Brunswick Public Library, the East Brunswick Arts Commission, and the Indian Cultural Society of East Brunswick
Dementia Caregivers Workshop Tonight
"I Love You! Who Are You?" Loving and Caring for a Parent with Dementia and Alzheimer's" will be presented by Galina Markovich, ANP, RN on Wednesday, January 18th at 7PM.
This presentation will provide useful advice and information on Alzheimers and Dementia. It will also discuss how to diagnose and treat these horrible illnesses and give caregivers tips on how to take care of a loved one with Dementia.
Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, is a passionate expert in the field of dementia care and an innovator in dementia care support and education. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Galina received a Master of Science in Nursing from the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program of New York University. With over 20 years of experience and a passion for her work, Galina Markovich, ANP, RN, and Certified Dementia Practitioner provides top quality, first-hand expertise to family caregivers, health care providers and dementia residence facilities.?
Sponsored by the library's Just for the Health of It! initiative to promote community health and wellness.
Workshop on Eating Healthy As You Age Wednesday
Come learn more about “Eating Healthy As You Age” on Wednesday, January 11 at 11 am.
The program discusses the importance of a healthy and adjusted diet throughout one’s lifetime. It is presented by Maryrose Agel, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at ShopRite of Spotswood.
Agel is a graduate of Rutgers University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Medicine & Dentistry, with additional training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Jersey Shore Medical Center. In addition, she has completed Level 1 & 2 of the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutritionists; and Weight Management Dietitian Practice Group.
The program is free and open to the public, and is part of East Brunswick Public Library’s “Just For The Health Of It” wellness information initiative. Information about this service can be found online at www.wellinks.org.
Lecture on Holocaust Memoir Tonight
Local author Miriam Dobin will discuss her new Holocaust memoir “I Am Because of You” on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 PM.
“I Am Because Of You” tells how her family survived near-annihilation during the Holocaust and blossomed into future generations.
“It is not just my family’s story, but a story for all people of faith who have experienced loss, illness, renewal, hope and ultimately triumph,” she said.
Dobin graduated from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women with a degree in Education and received her certification as Teacher of the Handicapped from Kean University. She has taught Holocaust studies to middle school students and is deeply committed to furthering knowledge of this period in history.
The program is co-sponsored by East Brunswick Hadassah and East Brunswick Public Library. The event is free and open to the public.
Copies of “I Am Because Of You” will be available for purchase and signing following the program.
Two Counties Symphonic Band presents "Revolutionaries" Today
Enjoy the music of revolutionary composers, including Alfred Reed, John Williams, Giovanni Gabrielli, and selections from the renowned musical, Les Miserables on Sunday, January 8 at 2PM.
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The Two Counties Symphonic Band is a small, 25-piece symphonic band made up of musicians from both Monmouth and Middlesex counties. They perform classical, broadway, film, pop, and big band music.
This program is graciously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
El Camino Real
Alfred Reed (1921-2005)
Jacob DeHaan (b.1959)
Second Suite in F for Military Band
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
II. The Song Without Words
III. Song of the Blacksmith
IV. Fantasia on the “Dargason”
Sonata Pian’ e Forte
Giovanni Gabrieli (1555?-1612)
Music from “Hook”
John Williams (b.1932)
Randall Standridge (b. 1976)
Selections from “Les Misérables”
arr. Warren Barker (1923-2006)