AARP Tax Help by Appointment through April 13
The AARP Foundation Tax Aides are offering free tax preparation.
The Middlesex County Workforce Development Board is offering an online interview class on February 17!
The Office of Career Opportunity’s SkillUp Connection Site workshop series has an upcoming workshop on “Acing That Interview!” that will prepare a job seeker for a variety of different interview formats – from the traditional one-on-one, to group and panel interviews, to phone screens and the increasingly common video conference interview.
Sign up today for this FREE hour-long virtual Zoom workshop to be held on Thursday, February 17th, at 10:00 am.
For more information on the Office of Career Opportunity’s services, especially if you are currently unemployed or underemployed and seeking new opportunities, call the Middlesex County Office of Career Opportunity today at 732-745-3955 (adult) or 732-293-1341 (youth 16-24)!
Raise A Lot Of Dough For The Friends by February 3!
The Friends of the Library's popular Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Fundraiser is back! Order yours by February 3.
Order delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for $13 a dozen and the Friends of the Library will receive a donation that goes towards programs and events at East Brunswick Public Library.
You can pick up your doughnuts at East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive, East Brunswick) on Sunday, February 13 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm! ANY DOUGHNUTS NOT PICKED UP WILL BE DONATED.
Click here for the order form! You can order your doughnuts by sending a check to the Friends of the Library or with Venmo.
Introducing the Future of Work
Join us for a three-part documentary series screened on Tuesdays, January 25, February 1, and February 8 in-person or online.
Future of Work is a three-part broadcast series exploring monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities.
East Brunswick Public Library is teaming up with PBS to provide a free screening of this documentary this winter. The three weekly screening sessions will be held both online and in person at the library.
Part I: The New Industrial Revolution - click here to register
Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm
Part II: Futureproof - click here to register
Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm
Part III: Changing Work, Changing Workers - click here to register
Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm
If you would like to watch the documentary at the library, space is limited. Call the Information Services desk at 732-390-6767 to reserve your spot.
About the Future of Work
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift of already existing trends in e-commerce, automation and remote work. Our workplaces, how our children are taught and how we buy have changed to rely more on technology than ever before.
Future of Work is a three-part broadcast series exploring monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators, and communities.
Long-standing debates about the value of post-secondary schooling and training programs are creating more uncertainty about how to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Companies are rethinking the need to even have offices, or how to redesign places of work. Certain robotic and AI applications are accelerating as the value of human workers is further questioned.
The documentary will try to answer questions about workers' social nets and labor unions' transformation. It will explore the different emerging trends in job growth and post-secondary education models. And highlight the ongoing drivers for disruptions to the world of work – AI, robotics, platform technology, globalization, labor practices.
All of these questions are explored by Future of Work through its three-part broadcast series. Collaborations with national organizations dedicated to workforce issues and with public television stations nationwide will offer ways for audiences to connect with the stories of Americans experiencing these new realities and share their own views, hopes and concerns.
Get free at-home COVID-19 tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Sign Up Here or call 1-800-232-0233 or TTY 1-888-720-7489.
Girls Who Code Is Back!
Our popular Girls Who Code Club is back with two different online classes starting in January. Learn More
We offer two Girls Who Code Clubs:
3rd-5th Grade Girls
This club meets every other Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The club runs from January 26 through April 20.
The group will learn Scratch, and the girls will pick up computer science concepts like order of codes, function, events, loops, condition, variable and abstraction. Scratch is a block-based programming language, and the projects are fun to spark interest in coding. It is suitable for beginners who have no prior experience in coding. Click here to register.
6th-12th Grade Girls
Have questions? Please email Sally Leung, Youth Services Librarian
By Appointment: Virtual Library Help Hours
Need help with setting up access to our Virtual Library (eLibraryNJ/Libby, Hoopla Digital, Kanopy)? Schedule an appointment with one of our librarians in January for one-on-one assistance.
To schedule your appointment, visit the Information Desk or call 732-390-6767.
Fundraiser Night at Brunswick Grove January 12
Brunswick Grove (372 Milltown Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816) and the Friends of the Library have planned a special fundraiser day at the restaurant on Wednesday, January 12 from 11 am to 1 am.
Show this flyer (print or digital) and Brunswick Grove will donate 10% of your bill including alcoholic beverages to the East Brunswick Friends of the Library! This sponsors many of the things that make East Brunswick Public Library unique, from our Museum Pass Program, special events and the EB Create makerspace.
Take-out is included, but you need to call Brunswick Grove directly at 732-254-0495. Orders placed with third-party delivery services (like GrubHub and Uber Eats) are not part of this fundraiser. Tax and gratuity is not included in Brunswick Grove’s donation.