Library Features: What's New @ The Library

Intro to Photoshop CS6

Intro to Photoshop CS6

Posted September 30, 2014

Learn to use one of the most advanced photo software programs in the world. Saturdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 1 * 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Learn Photoshop during Intro to Photoshop CS6, Saturdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 1, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Photoshop CS6 is the most recent version of the most popular image-editing software on the market. In the first class you’ll learn the basics of working with Photoshop and how to create images. We will cover some basic photo editing techniques, and look at how to work with layers. This class is conducted using Macs and will require you to have basic computer skills including using a mouse and keyboard. This program is free. Call 732-390-6767 or click here to register.

Free Tech Help!

Free Tech Help!

Posted September 27, 2014

Have our tech savvy teens help with that new gadget! Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 27 * 6 to 8 p.m.

Stop by and have the tech savvy teens of the East Brunswick Public Library's "Geek League" help you with that tricky new gadget. Teens in the Geek League are available to help create an email or Facebook account and answer other basic computer questions. They are there to coach adults to be more comfortable with electronic gadgets such as cell phones and ereaders. Just bring your gadget and any manuals and cords it comes with.     

  See our video about the Geek League here!  

Please note that non-wi-fi devices generally need software pre-installed on your computer...please bring your laptop as well.



Cookbook sale at the Library

Cookbook sale at the Library

Posted September 18, 2014

Great cookbooks for sale at discount prices Wednesday, Oct. 1 to Wednesday, Oct. 8

Attention all chefs, cooks and bakers, the Friends of the Library is having a cookbook sale this week, Wednesday, Oct. 1, through Wednesday, Oct. 8,  at the East Brunswick Public Library. Stop by the Library all week and pick up great cookbooks at bargain prices. Learn how to make international dishes, vegetarian meals, desserts and more. The inventory changes every day so make sure you come back as often as possible.


The Business Resource Center Has it All

The Business Resource Center Has it All

Posted September 13, 2014

From one-on-one job help, to everything you need to run your business, the Business Resource Center has it all.

The Business Center @ The East Brunswick Public Library

One-on-One Job Help
The Business Resource Center@East Brunswick Public Library is offering one-on-one job help provided by the Professional Services Group - New Brunswick. An experienced counselor will help you to:
•    Fill out online job applications
•    Create an email account
•    Explore career options
•    Identify the best job websites and databases

This service is BY APPOINTMENT only. All sessions are held in the library's Business Resource Center. Please call 732-390-6782 or email and schedule a session .

Get Your Resume Reviewed
Are you confident with your current resume?Are you getting the results you desire with your current resume?If you don't have a resume, could you write an effective one quickly and easily? Is your resume appropriate for your career phase and level of expertise?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions or you're not sure, then you are a perfect candidate for our resume review/writing services. You will meet individually with a Business Resource Center Team Member to review your job goals and how to attain them through your resume.
The $75 fee covers meeting with your coach 2 or 3 times to develop the resume that is best suited to you and your goals. Call 1-732-390-6782 or email  to make an appointment.

Room Rentals
Meeting rooms for events up to 200 persons are available for use for a fee. There is no minimum attendee requirement, no limit to the number of group meetings, and groups are permitted to charge and/or conduct fundraising activities. Click here for rates, insurance requirements, and the policy. We are centrally located in Middlesex County, with easy access to all major highways.

Our rooms are...State-of-the art, handicap accessible, equipped with TV/DVD players, WiFi, a podium and a flip pad.

Two of our rooms can be set-up in four possible configurations: U-shape, classroom, Seminar, Work Group
A third room can accommodate smaller meetings/trainings

Test Proctoring  
The Business Resource Center at the East Brunswick Public Library proctors exams for anyone who is pursuing traditional college degrees, distance learning or certification in a trade or specialty. All exams are proctored by professional librarians in accordance with the guidelines of each institution.
There is a $25 fee for each exam. Payment is required at the time the exam is administered.  The library will accept cash or checks. Checks must be made payable to the East Brunswick Public Library. Contact Rumeli Mukherjee at or call 732-390-6782.


Celebrating Banned Books Week

Celebrating Banned Books Week

Posted September 09, 2014

Which is your favorite Banned Book? Take a photo and post it to social media with the hashtag #bannedbooksebpl Monday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 27

We have a whole week set aside to celebrate Banned Books week., all day, every day.

Drop in all week to the Teen Space and get your picture taken in front of our "Caught Reading" back drop! Pick your favorite banned book and take a "shelfie" with it in the stacks or in front of our display. We'll have teen volunteers onhand after school to help and we'll post your pics to the library Facebook page! It doesn’t matter if you are a teen or an adult, just come by and share your favorite banned book.

If you can't make it, or if you take a photo yourself, post it to social media with the hashtag #bannedbooksebpl or tag us on Facebook!

Teens also can come on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. for Blackout Poetry in the Teen Space! Celebrate Banned Books Week at the library with this unique craft. Blackout Poetry is the practice of blacking out most of the words on a page while the remaining words that are visible become your poem. Take your poem home with you or post it in the teen space for everyone to read!


"Navy Crazy: Michael Aaron Rockland discusses his new book

Posted September 06, 2014

Author Michael Aaron Rockland returns to talk about his newest book, "Navy Crazy." Monday, Sept. 22 * 7 p.m.

Meet author Michael Aaron Rockland at the East Brunswick Public Library as he discusses his new book, "Navy Crazy." The book is a memoir of Rockland's time in military service as a young medic working in a locked psychiatric ward with Navy and Marine mental patients in Japan. It was peacetime. With no one to shoot, people in the military began shooting themselves and each other. During his time in the ward, Rockland came close to being murdered twice. I was also partly responsible for the death of a patient which is something I shall always regret. There was also a riotous visit to the ward by Cardinal Spellman of New York. A mixture of tragedy and comedy taking place a decade or so after World War II, when "Made in Japan" was still a joke.