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Embracing Our Diversity: Coming Together Against Bias Panel Tonight

Embracing Our Diversity: Coming Together Against Bias Panel Tonight

Posted October 29, 2020

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Electoral College Lecture Tonight

Electoral College Lecture Tonight

Posted October 26, 2020

Have you ever wondered about how the Electoral College actually works, and has it worked in the way that it was intended? Join Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre of Kean University on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm to learn more from the viewpoint of an official elector.
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Virtual English Conversation Groups

Virtual English Conversation Groups

Posted October 21, 2020

Join us for virtual English Conversation Groups. More Info

English Conversation Groups are free online lessons to help you speak English better.  They will take place every Monday night at 7 PM on Zoom starting on October 26.  They will be led by an instructor with years of teaching ESL.  

You can register by emailing Paul Kibala at  You can also email him if you have any further questions about the groups.

All adults are able to join, you do not need to be a member of the library or even a resident of East Brunswick.  The groups are free for everyone.  If you know someone from a different town who would like to join, please let them know.  You can find a link to the groups on our digital calendar here: 

Reference Solutions at East Brunswick Public Library

Reference Solutions at East Brunswick Public Library

Posted October 19, 2020

Data Axle's Reference Solutions provides East Brunswick Public Library users with the most up-to-date business and consumer data available. This fall, the library offers training classes designed to help you learn how to use this resource. Learn More

Reference Solutions: Business
Thursday, December 17, 3:30 pm

Learn how to use Reference Solutions to target specific groups of businesses or individuals who may be interested in your products or services. Identify the ideal geography of potential customers, find key contacts, research competitors and more.
lick here for more information or to sign up.

All upcoming programs are presented by Bill Carlson, Success Manager, Data Axle. Attendees do not need prior experience using Reference Solutions.

The three programs are free and open to the public. They will be held virtually through the Zoom platform, and there are no prerequisites.

<strong>Buy Your Wine Bundle Now Friends Virtual Wine Tasting Friday</strong>

Buy Your Wine Bundle Now Friends Virtual Wine Tasting Friday

Posted October 18, 2020

Join the Friends of the EB Library for a Virtual Wine Tasting fundraiser with Wine & Spirits Expert Enza Rachele on Friday, October 23 at 7pm on Zoom. Wine bundles are available for puchase now.
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Free Google Digital Applied Skills Classes

Free Google Digital Applied Skills Classes

Posted October 16, 2020

We received a Virtual Learning and Enhancement Grant from the ALA and Google! The Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a series of video-based technology lessons and exams that prepare learners of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require necessary digital skills.
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The grant will enable the library to expand its training options by offering the Applied Digital Skill Curriculum from Google. This $1,000 grant allows public libraries to provide valuable digital skills classes, which are more relevant now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Applied Digital Skills Curriculum is a series of video-based, self-paced technology lessons and exams that prepare learners of all ages for the growing number of jobs that require necessary digital skills. As part of the grant, East Brunswick Public Library staff have received professional development training through Five-Star Technologies to properly lead these classes.
The library will be hosting an online event on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm to show how to access the curriculum. Additional classes will be available in November.
“These classes are developed for people regardless of technical skill level,” said Ysabel Bombardiere, the library’s Technology Training Coordinator. “They can take these classes on their own time and pace.”
Google Applied Digital Skills offers classes and curriculum on various topics, including Google Docs and Sheets, internet search engines, e-mails, and even how to build resumes and presentations.
The training series is free and open to the public. More sessions will be held in the next few months.

2020 Census Deadline Is Today

2020 Census Deadline Is Today

Posted October 12, 2020

The deadline to complete the US Census is October 15! Being counted is very important, so complete the Census today. Take the Census here.
Click here for more information and resources about the Census

Census Update 

Census Takers in Your Neighborhood 
In early August, Census Takers will start visiting households that have not yet responded to the Census. It is not too late to respond online at  or by telephone at 844-330-2020.     

It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or on paper. It’s easy, safe and secure. Your answers matter! The Census determines congressional representation and the distribution of federal funds, as well as providing data that will impact decision-making for the next decade.

What is the 2020 Census?

What is the 2020 Census? (in Mandarin; Arabic; Cantonese; Spanish; Russian; Korean)

Ready to take the Census?

Start here

Wondering what questions are asked on the Census? Prepare your responses.

See a sample of the questionnaire

Respond in multiple languages

You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese. Web pages and guides are available in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.

How does my state's Census response rate compare to the rest of  the US?

Check response rates on this map

How is the Census impacted by Coronavirus?

Get updates about the Census operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Learn to Make an Online Portfolio Wednesday

Learn to Make an Online Portfolio Wednesday

Posted October 11, 2020

Want to better market yourself to future employers? In this workshop, you will learn how to improve your digital presence by creating an online portfolio using the web platform. Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00pm.
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Cancer Lunch N' Learn Series

Cancer Lunch N' Learn Series

Posted October 11, 2020

Please join us for a series of online presentations and discussions with physicians from Princeton Radiation Oncology and Regional Cancer Care Associates Central Jersey. More Info

In these multidisciplinary talks conducted virtually, local physicians from Regional Cancer Care Associates Central Jersey and Princeton Radiation Oncology will discuss various cancer topics. Topics range from cancer screening and prevention, to treatment technologies and life after cancer care. Anyone is welcome to join! 

• 10/16 – Managing the Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Presented by Drs. Jae Lee from PRO and Phillip Reid from RCCA-CJ

• 10/30 – Hematologic Malignancies: Thee Treatment of Lymphoma, Leukemia and Multiple Myeloma
Presented by Dr. M. Hossein Kazemi from RCCA-CJ

• 11/13 – Pancreatic Cancer
Presented by Drs. Joseph Pepek from PRO and James Salwitz from RCCA-CJ with Dr. Arkady Broder, Gastroenterologist from Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, and Dr. Timothy Kennedy, Surgical Oncologist from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

• 12/4 – Life After Cancer: Exercise, Nutrition, Mental Health and More
Presented by Dr. Ellen Ronnen from RCCA-CJ with Betsy Dubov, Registered Dietician from Wellness Nutrition Services and Katherine Schaible, MSW, LSW, Program Director for Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey

To join us for this Lunch ‘n Learn with the Doctors presentation, all you need is an Internet connection and a smartphone, tablet or computer. All presentations are held from noon to 1:00 pm. Go to to reserve your spot for the presentation you’d like to attend. Once you register, we’ll send you the link and instructions for the presentation and discussion.

End of Life Planning Workshop Thursday

End of Life Planning Workshop Thursday

Posted October 10, 2020

Join us on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00pm for a panel of speakers for a discussion on everything you need to know to pre-arrange & prepare for life’s most important transition, and the incredible financial and emotional benefits of pre-planning.
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Astronomy Lecture Wednesday

Astronomy Lecture Wednesday

Posted October 03, 2020

Love astronomy? Join us on Wednesday at 7:00pm on Zoom, where Jim Peck will lead a virtual program called The Sky By Day and By Night which will cover such topics as the moon, planets, stars and constellations, deep sky objects, artificial satellites, and the sun’s path across the sky.

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