The library building may be closed, but the virtual library is open.

Our librarians are available to answer your questions by telephone, email or chat Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, and Sundays 12pm - 4pm. Click here for more information or call 732-390-6767.

Curbside Pickup is available 7 days a week. Please call 732-390-6888 to make an appointment.

Please return library materials at our outdoor book drops which are open 7 days a week. Returned items are quarantined for 7 days and will remain checked out to your library card until the quarantine period is complete. Please call 732-390-6888 for instructions on returning lendable kits.

 

Library News

1Decoding the song

1Decoding the song "American Pie"

Posted January 31, 2011 B By John Saccenti


Commemorate the 52nd anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," by discussing the classic Don Mclean song.

Come to the East Brunswick Public Library for a commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of “The Day the Music Died.” Join Rutgers Professor Angus Gillespie on Thursday, February 3, at 7 p.m. and help decode the lyrics of the song “American Pie” by Don Mclean, which was inspired by the events of February 3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper, died in an airplane crash during a snow storm near Clear Lake, Iowa. “American Pie” is known for its cryptic lyrics and has long been the subject of curiosity. This promises to be a lively discussion so don’t miss it.