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Free CPR Training This Week

Free CPR Training This Week

Posted April 30, 2022


Learn how to perform CPR and how to help someone who is choking on May 3rd or 6th, 2022.
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Please note, this workshop is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card or certification.

Adults and teens ages 16 years and older are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Registration required. Please register by calling the Information Desk at 732-390-6767, or in-person at the Information Desk.

1 person per registration, please.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Friday, May 6, 2022 Sponsored by Penn Medicine Princeton Health and the Library's Just for the Health of It! initiative to promote community health and wellness.


NJ Folk Revival Music Lecture Tonight

NJ Folk Revival Music Lecture Tonight

Posted April 27, 2022


Author Michael Gabriele will present a program on Wednesday, April 27th in-person and on Zoom that will trace the living history and traditions of New Jersey folk revival music, based on his 2016 book published by The History Press.
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Author Michael Gabriele will present a program on April 27 at the East Brunswick Public Library that will trace the living history and traditions of New Jersey folk revival music, based on his 2016 book published by The History Press. This program coincides with the annual New Jersey Folk Festival, which will be held on the campus of Rutgers University on Saturday, April 30.

New Jersey helped to shape folk music into an American art form. The earliest recordings of folk music occurred in Camden: traditional Appalachian songs transcribed by folklorist Cecil Sharp. Camden also was the place where legendary American artists, such as Woody Guthrie, Paul Robeson, Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family, made their first commercial records.

The Garden State’s Pine Barrens became a magical realm for traditional music, dating back to the 1700s. Sammy Giberson emerged as a legendary fiddle player in the mid-1800s. Folk music, bluegrass music, and variations of these forms evolved over the years in New Jersey coffeehouses, concert halls, and community events organized by local cultural organizations, leading up to the 1975 launch of the New Jersey Folk Festival.

Co-sponsored by the EB Friends of the Library and EB Arts Commission.

This program will NOT be recorded.


Proton Therapy for Cancer Tuesday

Proton Therapy for Cancer Tuesday

Posted April 24, 2022


Learn about proton therapy, an advanced technology and important addition in the fight against cancer with Brian Chon, MD on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:00pm on Zoom.
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Black and White Mini Art Challenge 2022

Black and White Mini Art Challenge 2022

Posted April 23, 2022


During our month-long celebration of New Jersey Maker's Day, the library and the EB Arts Commission challenged our community to create miniature black and white art to be exhibited through Wednesday, April 27 on the exhibit walls.
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Black and White Mini Art Challenge 2022


The Jews of Austria and Vienna Before the Holocaust

The Jews of Austria and Vienna Before the Holocaust

Posted April 14, 2022


East Brunswick Public Library continues its annual Holocaust Remembrance Program series with "The Jews of Austria and Vienna Before the Holocaust" at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center (721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Sunday, April 24, at 2 pm.

East Brunswick Public Library continues its annual Holocaust Remembrance Program series with "The Jews of Austria and Vienna Before the Holocaust." This multi-media program of lecture and music will take place at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center (721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick) on Sunday, April 24, at 2 pm.

 The program is dedicated to the late Dr. Michael Kesler, who organized this program series since its inception in 2014. "The intent of the series is to bring to light the legacy of my Jewish ancestors, prior to their annihilation during the Shoah," he said during an interview in 2018. 

 After his retirement in 2006, Kesler wrote three books of his and his late wife's experiences during World War II. His last book, The Remnant, was published in April 2021.

 "Our aim is to commemorate and celebrate the rich historical and cultural contributions of Jewish communities," he added. "It is our way of honoring and keeping alive their legacy, so that these once-thriving civilizations from whom many among us are descended, are never forgotten."

 Historian Glenn Dynner will lecture on the history and culture of Austrian Jewry. In the early 19th century, Vienna became the cultural center of western civilization. His presentation focuses on the impact of the Jewish community on the Austrian capital city. 

Dynner is the author of several books, including Men of Silk: The Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewish Society and Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor & Life in the Kingdom of Poland. He was a Fulbright scholar and member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies. In 2019, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship to study how the Hasidic movement emerged in the early 20th century. 

 Following the presentation, a concert will feature classical Jewish Austrian compositions performed by an ensemble of local musicians. They will be under the direction of Dave Schlossberg, an accomplished pianist, who was awarded a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards in 2021.

 May Kesler, the founder of contemporary dance company Keslerdances, will lead a choreographed performance of traditional Jewish and Austrian dances.

 "The Jews of Austria and Vienna Before the Holocaust" is sponsored through a partnership of the East Brunswick Public Library and the East Brunswick Arts Commission.

 The program is free and open to the public, with limited seating at the Community Arts Center. No tickets or registration are required.


Defensive Driving Class May 23 & 24

Defensive Driving Class May 23 & 24

Posted April 13, 2022


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Match+Book Season 2 Episode 4 Recommendations

Match+Book Season 2 Episode 4 Recommendations

Posted April 01, 2022


On this episode of Match+Book, adult services librarian Paul Kibala shares some recommendations for celebrity memoirs and short story collections.

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

 
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah  
The Best of Roald Dahl by Roald Dahl  
Exhalation: stories by Ted Chiang
 


Match+Book Season 2 Episode 3 Recommendations

Match+Book Season 2 Episode 3 Recommendations

Posted April 01, 2022


On Season 2, Episode 3 of Match+Book, adult services librarian Paul Kibala shares some great books with fewer characters and book group titles.

I captured the castle by Dodie Smith

 
The secret history by Donna Tartt  
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton  
The murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie  
The guest list by Lucy Foley  
A piece of the world by Christina Baker Kline  
Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate  
The tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell