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Family Portrait Fundraiser

Family Portrait Fundraiser
The Friends of the Library are holding a family portrait fundraiser on July 15.

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The East Brunswick Friends of the Library will be hosting a family portrait fundraiser with a professional photographer on Wednesday, July 15 (rain date, Thursday, July 16) from 4 pm to 7 pm at the East Brunswick Municipal Pond (1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive).
 
The cost for the session is $30 and includes 2 poses and 2 edited digital images sent to you via email after your session. If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail our photographer at mmolfetto@optonline.net and he will contact you regarding an appointment time.

Coding Club for Kids

Coding Club for Kids
Our summer coding club is back! Click here for more information.


Our summer coding club is using the CS0 program (40 hours in 16 lessons) designed by the CS Academy of Carnegie Mellon University. This is a top-ranked Computer Science school. The goal of the CS academy is to help children become more familiar with computer science, bridging the gap with an engaging graphics package that allows for creativity while students write text-based code in Python.

The online program series is for middle school students. The first online session is on July 1, 2020, at 2:00 pm.  For details and registration, please email Sally Leung.

Anti-Racism Resources

Anti-Racism Resources
The East Brunswick Public Library condemns all forms of racism and injustice. As meaningful conversations about racism and injustice are happening all across the country, we are committed to supporting and facilitating these conversations, by providing tools and resources to further this dialogue.
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Summer Reading Is Back (Virtually!)

Summer Reading Is Back (Virtually!)
Summer reading has returned to East Brunswick Public Library!
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Sign Up Now: 18+ Virtual Open Mic Night

Sign Up Now: 18+ Virtual Open Mic Night
We are holding a Virtual Open Mic Night for grownups on July 8th with the East Brunswick Arts Commission! Do you perform? Sign up for one of our coveted spots now.
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East Brunswick Public Library Stands Against Racism

East Brunswick Public Library Stands Against Racism
The East Brunswick Public Library condemns all forms of racism and injustice. Continue Reading


It is our mission to provide free, open and equitable access to information, and to serve all members of our vibrant and diverse community with respect and dignity. We stand with the Black community and affirm that Black Lives Matter. 

As meaningful conversations about racism and injustice are happening all across the country, the East Brunswick Public Library commits to supporting and facilitating these conversations, and to providing the tools and resources to help further this important dialogue. 

During this painful and difficult time in our country, the East Brunswick Public Library remains committed to the values of intellectual freedom, equity, and access for all members of our community. For more information on how libraries are responding to current events and social justice issues, please click here.

NJ State Parks Lecture Tonight

NJ State Parks Lecture Tonight
Join Kevin Woyce on Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 pm for a lecture on the beauty of New Jersey State Parks. No registration required.
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Juneteenth (June 19)

Juneteenth (June 19)
There is another date that's viewed as Independence Day—Juneteenth. Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, news arrived in Texas that all slaves were to be set free. The official date, June 19 is known as Juneteenth. In the spirit of Juneteenth, there are some excellent online resources to help spread the message of racial equality and provide information about the legacy of slavery.
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Authentic Voices: Black Author Digital Reading List

Authentic Voices: Black Author Digital Reading List
As the information center of the community, the East Brunswick Public Library strives to promote literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom.
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As the information center of the community, the East Brunswick Public Library strives to promote literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom.

We provide resources for everyone, and strive to include many authentic voices that represent our diverse society and the world.

The following titles are written by people of color. We can all learn from their stories in their own voices.

All are available on Hoopla Digital or eLibraryNJ using your EBPL (or LMxAC) library card. For direct download links, visit the link in our bio.

If you want custom recommendations for books on these and other topics for any age, place your request at www.ebpl.org/matchbook.

We also have further anti-racist resources for all ages here.


ADULTS

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (eLibraryNJ: eBook) - releases 8/4/2020
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Given by Nandi Taylor (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Hood Feminism: notes from the women that a movement forgot by Mikki Kendall (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Lakewood by Megan Giddings (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Real Life by Brandon Taylor (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Hoopla: eAudiobook) (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Street by Ann Petry (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (eLibraryNJ: eBook) - releases 9/15/2020
Want more recommendations? Check out the library blog.

TEENS
PICTURE BOOK for Kids of All Ages
Prefer reading in print before we re-open or want to purchase these books now? Consider purchasing from a Black-owned bookstore.

New Jersey Trivia Night Wednesday

New Jersey Trivia Night Wednesday
Join us for a night of trivia about the Garden State this Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 pm.
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Friends T-Shirt Campain Ends Soon

<strong>Friends T-Shirt Campain Ends Soon</strong>
Buy a t-shirt from the Friends of the Library to support special events and programs at the East Brunswick Public Library.
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Overcome Stress & Anxiety with Meditation Tonight

Overcome Stress & Anxiety with Meditation Tonight
Join Umesh Bhatia, as he teaches a simple meditation technique to overcome stress and anxiety in our daily lives on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:00 pm.
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Authentic Voices: People of Color Digital Reading List

 

  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead  (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Hoopla: eAudiobook) (eLibraryNJ: eBook)
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • The Street by Ann Petry (Hoopla: eBook & eAudiobook)
  • Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (eLibraryNJ: eBook & eAudiobook)

Take A Business Break With The East Brunswick Public Library

Take A Business Break With The East Brunswick Public Library
East Brunswick Public Library is launching the Take A Business Break Series of online programs on Thursdays afternoons. More Info

The goal is to provide small business owners to get tips from experts during their lunch break. 

The first program, “PPP Loan Forgiveness and Tax Provisions for Small Businesses,” is on Thursday, June 11 at 12:00 pm. The Small Business Administration’s PPP Loan program will be explained, as well as exploring the forgiveness calculations. Other topics covered include tax provisions that small businesses can use to raise funds and increase liquidity, the employee retention tax credit, the employer payroll tax deferral provision, and the qualified paid leave provisions.
 
“PPP Loan Forgiveness and Tax Provisions for Small Businesses” is presented by Daniel Mayo and Edward Mendlowitz.
 
Daniel Mayo, JD, LLM is a principal at WithumSmith+Brown, PC and National Lead, Federal Tax Policy and also specializes in international and cross border transactions and M&A. He is a frequent speaker to accounting and legal groups and is on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations.  He is also an approved arbitrator for FINRA.
 
Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, is Emeritus Partner, WithumSmith+Brown, PC and Fairleigh Dickinson MBA professor. Designated one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.
 
Mendlowitz hosts a second program on Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 pm. Titled “SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Analysis,” the audience will learn how to grow their business by identifying where to channel their time and energy with this self-assessment tool.  Specific illustrations will explain each section of the process.

Attendees can submit their questions in advance by email to emendlowitz@withum.com.

Both programs are free and open to the public. This event will be held on the Zoom platform. Registration is requested for this free online event; to register, click here.

Community Food Drive

Community Food Drive
The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce, East Brunswick Public Schools and Brunswick Square Mall are teaming up for a Community Food Drive. More Info.


MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes
An East Brunswick friendly food drive competition
 
A Drop-off Food Collection Competition at Brunswick Square Mall (near Panera)
Every Saturday throughout June (6, 13, 20 & 27)  from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Choose your class to show your support:
Class of 2020 - supported by donations from Lawrence Brook, Memorial, Hammarskjold and Bowne Munro
Class of 2021 - supported by donations from Frost, Irwin & Churchill Junior High School
Class of 2022 - supported by donations from Central, Chittick and Warnsdorfer
 
MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Food Bank, is a network of over 130 food pantries, soup kitchens and social service providers.   In 2019 we received over 2.2 million pounds of food that was distributed through our partners to food insecure residents including individuals, families, seniors, children, and veterans. During this unprecedented COVID 19 health crisis many more Middlesex County residents need help. MCFOODS Network has been working hard to get food to families in need, but the increased demand is clearing our shelves at an alarming rate. MCFOODS can accept donations of nonperishable foods or uncooked produce as well as personal hygiene items and paper products.  
 
Why do we need your help?
  • 79% increase and 100% increase in March and April respectively in the amount of food received and distributed as compared to last year
  • 39% increase in the number of pantries in our network accessing our services as compared to this time last year
Items Needed: Please help replenish our supply of food and ensure that all Middlesex County residents in need have access to nutritious foods and necessities; such as:
Canned chicken, meats, and pasta, cereal, macaroni & cheese, low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruits, rice, pasta, dry beans, diapers and wipes, paper products and soap, shampoo & toothpaste.(Canned and packaged goods only, NO glass items.)
 
Any questions can be directed to admin@ebrcc.org. Get involved. Show your support and drop-off your food donations this month. 

Coding Club for Kids

Anti-Racism Resources

Juneteenth (June 19)

Community Food Drive


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