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Literary March Madness Finals!

Literary March Madness Finals!

Posted February 23, 2021


Vote now for your favorite book of the 21st century!
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Literary March Madness: Semi-Finals

Literary March Madness: Semi-Finals

Posted February 22, 2021


We're down to your eight favorite books of the past 20 years.
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Welcome to round three of Literary March Madness.  If you don't have a preference, simply skip the question.   Pick your favorite books from the first 20 years of the 21st century.  Enjoy! 

Vote for you favorites here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11qjbrc9g6ce8M6YBven3axJD9N8wAUTbArlv6xx422g/edit


Library Board Special Announcement

Library Board Special Announcement

Posted February 22, 2021


Melissa Kuzma, Director of the East Brunswick Public Library, has accepted a position as Library Director in a larger library system in New Jersey. Her last day in East Brunswick will be March 24, 2021. We thank Melissa for the service she has provided to the Library and the East Brunswick community. We wish her the best as she assumes this new role in her library career. More Info


Michael Bobish, Assistant Director of the East Brunswick Public Library, will assume the responsibilities of Acting Library Director until such time that a new Library Director is hired.

Michael has extensive experience working in multiple library administrations.  Prior to accepting his current position in East Brunswick, he served as Director of the Old Bridge Public Library.

Meanwhile, the Library Board has begun the process for hiring a new Director. As we transition through hiring a new Director, we will strive for continuity in the high quality of services our Library provides the community.  Be assured the Library Board is resolute in finding a Director that embodies the qualities that reflect East Brunswick Township’s long-standing reputation as one of the best public libraries in New Jersey.

East Brunswick Library Board of Trustees


Schedule Your Curbside Appointment ONLINE!

Schedule Your Curbside Appointment ONLINE!

Posted February 22, 2021


Unable to call to schedule your curbside appointment? You can now schedule it online!
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Women's Suffrage Series Ends with Gender Equality Lecture

Women's Suffrage Series Ends with Gender Equality Lecture

Posted February 21, 2021


Join us for our women's suffrage series in March.
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The first program “Alice Paul: Crusader for Equality” is on Tuesday, February 23, at 7:00 pm and hosted by the Alice Paul Institute. Paul was one of the most influential women in 20th-century America, leading the final fight for women’s suffrage and championing equal rights for women.

Her story will be told through original photos from her personal collection, highlighting her roots in the New Jersey Quaker community to her work for the Equal Rights Amendment. 

The second program in this series will be a virtual crafting workshop with fiber artist Pam Brooks. The project will be making a women’s suffrage rosette, a symbol of the suffrage movement, on Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 pm. There will be a random drawing for a limited number of free supply kits.

To end the series, Stockton University professor Linda J. Wharton hosts “Gender Equality and the Constitution: The Unfinished Business of Reform” on Thursday, March 25 at 7:00 pm. She will discuss the renewed push for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and explain why expanding protection for gender equality is needed now more than ever. 

Wharton was featured in the recent documentary film on the ERA, Equal Means Equal.  She is the former Managing Attorney of the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia where she served as lead co-counsel before the United States Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, in which the Court reaffirmed the core principles of Roe v. Wade. Her scholarly work on the positive impact of equal rights amendments in state constitutions has been widely cited.

These three virtual programs are free and open to the public, and closed captioning will be provided. To reserve your seat, visit the library’s website at www.ebpl.org/womenvote or call the library at 732-390-6767.

Other partners in the Women and the Right to Vote: Then and Now” series include the East Brunswick Human Relations Council, East Brunswick Woman’s Club, Milltown Public Library, Monroe Public Library, Piscataway Public Library, South River Public Library, and the Spotswood Public Library.


Results of the Unity For Immunity Are In!

Results of the Unity For Immunity Are In!

Posted February 18, 2021


The survey helped us understand your questions and concerns toward the Covid-19 vaccine. More Info


Literary March Madness: Round 1

Literary March Madness: Round 1

Posted February 11, 2021


This round one of Literary March Madness, our annual tournament where patrons pick their favorite books from a particular genre or category.
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This round one of Literary March Madness.  An updated sheet will be posted every Monday to reflect your picks.Please select one option per match-up. 

If you don't have a preference, simply skip the question.   Pick your favorite books from the first 20 years of the 21st century.  Enjoy! 


Monday! Red Robin Fundraiser

Monday! Red Robin Fundraiser

Posted February 09, 2021


The Friends of the Library are teaming up with Red Robin for a fundraiser take-out night on Monday, February 15. More Info

The Friends of the Library are having a fundraiser take-out night at the Red Robin at Brunswick Square Mall (755 State Highway 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816) on Monday, February 15, 2021, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
 
When you order take-out, 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends of the Library. The Friends of the Library sponsor many important programs at East Brunswick Public Library, ranging from the EB Create makerspace to the Museum Pass Program to our all-ages events. 

Take-out orders must be ordered online. Here is how to order

  1. Start your order at order.redrobin.com and select the restaurant below.
  2. In the menu, go to the category labeled “Fundraisers (To-Go Only)."
  3. Open "Spirit Night (To-Go) Fundraiser."
  4. Add organization name to the Special Instructions in the Spirit Night item, then add it to cart. Note: if you add the item prior to entering your information, you can still edit it from your cart.
  5. Add your meal items and check out.
  6. Arrive at Red Robin, pull into a pickup spot and call the phone number on the sign. A Team Member will bring your order to your car.
Click here for the flier


Watch Sustainable Projects in Zimbabwe Tonight

Watch Sustainable Projects in Zimbabwe Tonight

Posted February 07, 2021


The second part of our Option Green: Climate Change & Community series returns with Dr. Tait Chirenje's presentation on, "Sustainable Agriculture Projects in Zimbabwe" on Tuesday, February 9.
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Wednesday: The Art and Politics of the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday: The Art and Politics of the Harlem Renaissance

Posted February 05, 2021


This presentation on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00pm, led by Professor Randall Westbrook, will explore the origins and meanings of the famed Harlem Renaissance.
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Friday! Friends Wine Bottle Painting Fundraiser

Friday! Friends Wine Bottle Painting Fundraiser

Posted February 04, 2021


Join the EB Friends of the Library for a virtual fundraiser with Pinot's Palette on Friday, March 5 at 7:00pm where you will learn to paint a Wildflower Garden Wine Bottle. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.
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Let Us Connect You To Community Services

Let Us Connect You To Community Services

Posted February 02, 2021


Meet with our virtual social worker Samantha. More Info

Samantha Seigerman is a Masters in Social Work Student Intern from Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work who can connect you to several different resources in our community.

Samantha can provide you with information about several different community resources, including

  • Food Aid
  • Homeless Support
  • Addiction
  • Health Services
  • Employment
  • Job Loss
  • Small Business Recovery
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Housing
  • Mental Health
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you can schedule to meet with Samantha virtually: 
  • Wednesdays 9 am - 2 pm
  • Thursdays 10 am - 3 pm
  • Fridays 10 am - 3 pm
To schedule an appointment, you can call her on the telephone at 707-931-1035 or by e-mailing sseigerman@ebpl.org.

If this is an emergency, call 911.