Match+Book S2Ep2: Scene Building & Diverse Voices
In this episode of Match+Book, host Paul Kibala leads you through some books that really set the scene or share stories outside of our own personal experiences.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
EB Grow Seed Library Open for 2022!
EB Grow, our seed lending library, is open for the 2022 gardening season!
With local gardeners getting ready to start their spring plantings, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission are excited to open the EB Grow seed library to the public for the 2022 growing season.
EB Grow seed library has introduced residents to gardening, provided education on seed-saving with the Middlesex County Master Gardeners, and encouraged everyone to develop a passion for sustainability.
"We are excited to enter our fourth year of offering seeds and gardening programming for the public," said Melissa Hozik, Adult Programming Librarian and EB Grow's coordinator. "Gardening has continued to grow as a hobby for all ages, and this year's collections have need seeds for those who grow flowers as well as vegetables."
Gardeners can request native pollinator or container-friendly garden salad seed packs online at www.ebpl.org/ebgrow. Both packs in the collection include easy-to-grow seeds that do well in New Jersey's climate.
"You do not have to be a resident of East Brunswick to use the seed library," Hozik added. "We only request that gardeners save seeds from their own crops or donate unused seed packets back to ensure the collection for future gardeners."
Panini Bistro and Friends of the East Brunswick Team Up For Best March Ever!
Panini Bistro and the Friends of the Library made your dining plans this March. The restaurant will donate 10% of all sales on Wednesdays in March. More Info
73 Words in the 732 Competition
Your submission for our annual short story contest in celebration of National Short Story Month has been extended to May 31st!
The “73 Words in the 732” contest seeks original short stories that contain seventy-three words or fewer. Stories can be on any theme or topic, and a panel of library staff will select the best short stories, which will appear on the library’s website.
“We are excited to receive this year’s submissions.” says Melissa Hozik, Adult Programming Librarian. “As Shakespeare wrote, ‘Brevity is the soul of wit,’ and this writing challenge of challenge of 73 words has created so many beautiful short stories from local writers.”
All ages are welcome to participate and East Brunswick residency is not required. Contributors must submit their stories online through the library’s website at www.ebpl.org by May 31st (this date has been extended).
Submit your short story here.
Friends of the Library Dutch Mills Bulb Sale
The Friends of the Library are having a spring fundraising program with Dutch Mill Bulbs! Learn more
Baubles, Bangles & Bling Boutique This Weekend
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library host their first-ever “Baubles, Bangles & Bling Boutique” jewelry sale on March 19-20. Get great second-hand jewelry and support the library! More Info
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library are having the flashiest fundraiser ever. They are holding their first-ever “Baubles Bangle & Bling Boutique Jewelry and Accessory Sale” at the East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) this March.
“We would like to thank everyone who donated items for our sale,” said Debbie LeSeur of the Friends of the East Brunswick Library. “Your generosity makes this event possible. All proceeds from the event go to funding special events and programs at the library.”
On Saturday, March 19 (from 10 am to 4 pm) and on Sunday, March 20 (from 12 pm to 4 pm), the library’s meeting rooms will be transformed into a gently-worn jewelry showroom. Items for sale range from costume jewelry to designer pieces, including sterling silver, 14K gold, vintage, precious stones, rings, watches and more.
In addition to jewelry, there is also a selection of new and gently worn pocketbooks, scarves and other accessories from designer labels.
Purchases can be made with cash, Venmo, credit card or personal check.
Donations are still being accepted
The Friends of the Library plan several fundraisers each year, with all proceeds benefiting the East Brunswick Public Library. The group sponsors many of the special services at the library, including the Museum Pass Program, special events and fundraisers for all ages, and the EB Create makerspace. Information on joining the Friends of the Library can be found online at www.ebpl.org/friends.
Match+Book S2Ep1: Mystery & Horror
On the Season 2 premiere of Match+Book, adult services librarian Paul Kibala shares some great reads in the genres mystery and horror.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Maisie Dobbs series by Jaqueline Windspear
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Witch (2015)
The City and the City by China Miéville