The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday from 10:00 - 6:00 pm. Click here or call 732-390-6767. A librarian will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Curbside Pickup available Monday - Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Book drops open Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

 

Library News

Asian Art History Lecture Wednesday

Asian Art History Lecture Wednesday

Posted April 30, 2018


In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re hosting an art history lecture on Wednesday, May 9TH at 7PM. Dr. Tamara Sears of Rutgers University will lead you through lush gardens and landscapes in Asian art.
Read More


Friends Of The Library Host Designer Handbag Bingo

Friends Of The Library Host Designer Handbag Bingo

Posted April 29, 2018


The annual Designer Handbag Bingo returns on Friday, May 11. Tickets are on sale now. 
More Info

The annual Designer Handbag Bingo returns on Friday, May 11. Tickets are on sale now.  More Info

The East Brunswick Friends of the Library host a Designer Handbag Bingo on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the first game will be called at 7:30 p.m.
 
Bingo prizes include bags by Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Dooney & Burke and others. There will also be a tricky tray, 50/50, and raffles for a 32-inch flat-screen LED TV, a FitBit and a Keurig coffee maker.
 
Tickets cost $25 and are available for purchase at the East Brunswick Library Circulation Desk. After May 9, tickets must be purchased at the door. Bonus tricky tray tickets are included with tickets purchased in advance. Admission includes three bingo boards for 10 games. Additional bingo boards and stampers will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the library.
 
For more information about this and other upcoming Friends events, visit www.ebpl.org/friends or www.facebook.com/EBfriends.


Let's Make a Zine Thursday

Let's Make a Zine Thursday

Posted April 25, 2018


Join us for special zine-making project on Thursday, April 26 at 7PM in EB Create.
Learn More


Tonight: Ask a Dog Trainer

Tonight: Ask a Dog Trainer

Posted April 25, 2018


Sal Curcurato will discuss the importance of early puppy socialization and the responsibilities of dog ownership. He'll answer all of your questions. Humans welcome.
Wednesday, April 25 at 7PM.
Learn More


Tonight: Immuno-Oncology:Using the Body’s Immune System to Treat Cancer

Tonight: Immuno-Oncology:Using the Body’s Immune System to Treat Cancer

Posted April 24, 2018


Phillip D. Reid MD discusses what patients should know about new immunotherapy treatments for common cancers on Tuesday, April 24. 
More Info

Phillip D. Reid MD discusses what patients should know about new immunotherapy treatments for common cancers on April 24. 
More Info


Tonight's Book Discussion: Animal-Wise

Tonight's Book Discussion: Animal-Wise

Posted April 23, 2018


Join us for a discussion of the book Animal Wise: How Animals Think and Feel by Virginia Morell on Tuesday, April 24 at 7PM. Pick up your free copy of the book at the reference desk.
Learn More


Knit/Crochet Cat Blankets Tonight

Knit/Crochet Cat Blankets Tonight

Posted April 22, 2018


Come knit or crochet a cat blanket for residents of New Beginnings Animal Rescue on Tuesday at 7PM.
Learn More


Pet Cafe Today

Pet Cafe Today

Posted April 22, 2018


Come meet some kitty friends who are looking for forever homes from Karma Cat + Zen Dog on Sunday from 1-3:30PM.
Learn More


Read to a Dog Today!

Read to a Dog Today!

Posted April 21, 2018


Young readers in grades K-5 are invited to read a story to a dog, thanks to the pooch-friendly folks at Furry Angels Therapy Dogs. Date & Time: 04/21/2018 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Room Location: YS Programming Room Learn More


How Dogs Become Therapy Dogs Today!

How Dogs Become Therapy Dogs Today!

Posted April 20, 2018


Some teams from Furry Angels Therapy Dogs will tell us about therapy dogs, what they do, and how they are trained. For adults and children with adults. Date & Time: 04/21/2018 | 11:45AM - 12:30PM Room Location: YS Programming Room Learn More


Recycling Lecture Tonight

Recycling Lecture Tonight

Posted April 19, 2018


In a world of over 7 billion people, can individuals really make a difference in combating climate change and other environmental impacts? Find out more from Dr. Kevin Lyons of Rutgers University on Thursday, April 19th at 7PM.
Learn More


Networking for Introverts

Networking for Introverts

Posted April 17, 2018


Do you hate to make small talk? Does the very word ‘networking’ make you cringe? This workshop on April 18 at 7 pm is for you!
More Info

Do you hate to make small talk? Does the very word ‘networking’ make you cringe? This workshop on April 18 at 7 pm is for you! More Info


We Love Animals! Drives

We Love Animals! Drives

Posted April 16, 2018


EBPL continues its Reading-to-Action Project, which includes a series events and volunteer projects. This year's theme is "Animals". Our Vote for your Favorite Pet or contribute to our Cat Food Drives .
Learn More

Vote for your Favorite Pet!

April through May
As part of the Reading to Action project going on for the next couple of weeks in the library, come to the Youth Services  department to Vote for Your Favorite Pet.  Customers and staff can vote with a penny and all donations will go to a local animal shelter.   You may vote as many time as you like! This will continue until the middle of May.
 

Cat Food Drive

April 15-27
Please donate one of the following items below to give to our local shelters. The box is located in the lobby.
  • Friskies Wet Cat Food
  • Natural Balance L.I.D. (Limited Ingredient Diets) Dry Cat Food
  • KMR Milk Replacer (liquid and dry)


Previous Programs

Read To A Dog

Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am
Young readers in grades K-5 are invited to read a story to a dog, thanks to the pooch-furry folks at Furry Angels Therapy Dogs. Each reader will spend one hour with man's best friend to practice reading out loud. Bring in your favorite story or check one out from the library! Furry Angels Therapy Dogs is a nonprofit organization that trains dogs to work with people of all ages and disabilities.
 

Can My Dog Become a Therapy Dog?

Saturday, April 21, 11:45 am
Furry Angels Therapy Dogs describe what therapy dogs do, how they are trained, and if your dog might qualify.
 

Pet Café

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 -3:30 pm
Come meet some little friends who are looking for forever homes.
 

Reading to Action Book Group: Animal Wise: How Animals Think and Feel by Virginia Morell

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers who are leading the way into once-uncharted territory: the animal mind. In this surprising and moving book, Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a deeply felt appreciation of the human-animal bond.
 

Craft for a Cause: Knit & Crochet Cat Blankets

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 pm
Join us for a special knitting & crochet evening to make cat blankets for the New Beginnings Animal Rescue.
 

Dog Training Q&A with Paws for Applause

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm
Sal Curcurato will discuss the importance of early puppy socialization and the responsibilities of dog ownership. He'll answer all of your questions. Humans welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Autism Documentary & Discussion on Wednesday

Autism Documentary & Discussion on Wednesday

Posted April 16, 2018


In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, join us for a screening of the documentary, "Swim Team," followed by a Q&A with the director on Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 PM.
Learn More


Friends Of The Library Annual Book and Media Sale Ends Sunday

Friends Of The Library Annual Book and Media Sale Ends Sunday

Posted April 13, 2018


Thousands of books, audio books, DVDs and CDs will be available for purchase at Brunswick Square Mall from April 9-15, with proceeds benefitting the East Brunswick Public Library.
More Info


Bicycle Workshop Tonight

Bicycle Workshop Tonight

Posted April 12, 2018


On Thursday, April 12 at 7PM, join representatives from Central Jersey Bicycle Club, NJ Bike & Walk Coalition, and Planet Bike for a workshop to help you get road-ready for cycling this summer.
Learn More


East Brunswick Public Library Foundation Sponsors Library Fine Elimination Program For Children and Teens

East Brunswick Public Library Foundation Sponsors Library Fine Elimination Program For Children and Teens

Posted April 11, 2018


East Brunswick Public Library customers will not have to pay overdue fines for children’s and teen items checked out at the library. More Info

East Brunswick Public Library customers will not have to pay overdue fines for children’s and teen items checked out at the library. More Info


The Jews of Tsarist Russia and Bessarabia Before the Holocaust

The Jews of Tsarist Russia and Bessarabia Before the Holocaust

Posted April 06, 2018


Join us for the fifth and final installment of "The Jews of Eastern Europe Before the Holocaust" series on Sunday, April 8 at 2:30 pm.
More Info

Join us for the fifth and final installment of "The Jews of Eastern Europe Before the Holocaust" series on Sunday, April 8 at 2:30 pm.
More Info


Learn About Pinterest Tonight!

Learn About Pinterest Tonight!

Posted April 05, 2018


Take out Pinterest class tonight at 6:30 pm!
More Info

Take out Pinterest class tonight at 6:30 pm!
More Info


Cutting the Cord: Streaming Services for Your TV

Cutting the Cord: Streaming Services for Your TV

Posted April 03, 2018


Join us for a demonstration on how to get great, inexpensive video on your TV and computer on Wednesday, April 4 at 2:30PM.
Learn More


Looking for Writers! Short Story Month

Looking for Writers! Short Story Month

Posted April 02, 2018


May is National Short Story Month and to celebrate, the we're looking for writers to contribute short stories. A panel of library staff will select the top stories on the library’s website & post them throughout the month. Since brevity is the soul of wit, we will only accept entries that are 73 words or fewer in length.
Learn More

We look forward to hearing from the talented literary voices of the East Brunswick community.  

Contributors of all ages can submit their stories online through the library’s website, and submissions will be accepted until Monday, May 21.

To submit, please click here.

For more information, please email programs [at] ebpl [dot] org.
 


Basic Principles of Building a Financial Foundation Thursday

Basic Principles of Building a Financial Foundation Thursday

Posted April 02, 2018


Join Certified Financial Educator Sarah Ruzol about College/University Saving Plans, Debt Management, and Different type of Insurance on Thursday, April 5 at 7PM.
Learn More