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Tuesday October 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will accept books this week for the upcoming book sale.  Please bring new or nearly new books and music in good condition.  No VHS tapes, No cassettes, No magazines, No encyclopedias, please.  Thank you.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Effective Resume Writing  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Are you looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? An effective resume is your foot in the door. Learn how to create a resume or transform your existing one into a powerful tool that will communicate your strengths and achievements to employers and get you an interview. Registration is required. Critique of individual information will not be available.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Online Study Help With Brainfuse  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

There's a powerful learning tool on our library website, and all you need to access it is your library card. Learn how to harness the power of Brainfuse to learn new concepts, reinforce current learning and boost your writing skills. This session is for parents and students in grades 3-8. There will be a limited number of laptops available but feel free to bring your own.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Teen Book Chat is a very relaxed book club.  We just want teens to feel comfortable talking about books, any books; whatever they are reading.

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Event  
   

Room rented.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rainbow Alliance (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Rainbow Alliance is the SBPL's LGBT and Straight Alliance Support Group.  We will share stories, discuss movies, tv and books or examine items from the news (local and national) and discuss various viewpoints and agendas.  This group is about supporting each other and being a safe place for teens to talk (or listen).

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will accept books this week for the upcoming book sale.  Please bring new or nearly new books and music in good condition.  No VHS tapes, No cassettes, No magazines, No encyclopedias, please.  Thank you.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Online Photo Editing with Pixlr  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to edit photos and images using Pixlr, a free, online photo editor. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A two-class extension of the October session of Tai Chi will be offered on Wednesday evenings October 18 and 25.  The class will be for returning students.  Tai Chi classes will be suspended until after Thanksgiving.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of these two classes will be $20.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will accept books this week for the upcoming book sale.  Please bring new or nearly new books and music in good condition.  No VHS tapes, No cassettes, No magazines, No encyclopedias, please.  Thank you.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mini Makers (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive workshop, super preschoolers engage their imagination and develop important motor and spatial skills by making a simple craft!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stories and Activities for Children w/ ASD (All Ages & Family)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Enjoy stories, games, crafts and other interactive activities which can improve hand-eye coordination, develop bilateral proficiency, and advance reading and math skills. Siblings welcome.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 4 (no meeting in July) and the year end meeting on December 1 (no meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game, age ranges will vary, some will be for adults, some for teens, some open to all from 11-90.  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles (board games, role playing, card games, video games, even interactive phone games). No registration is required; bring your friends & join the gamers guild!

Sept 21:  We're  having some fun with cooperative games & card games:  Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Sushi Go, Hanabi, and Exploding Kittens.  

Oct 19:  Games of the season, featuring games of mystery & weirdness:  Deception, Murder in Hong Kong,, Farmageddon, and/or Mystery at Hogwarts

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Friday October 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SB Speedcubers: Rubik's Cube Competition (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Exercise your fingers and your mind and get set another Rubik’s Cube Competition at South Brunswick Public Library! Compete in this solo speedcubing event to solve 3x3 Rubik’s Cubes in the fastest time. Fastest times win prizes! Not so fast? Be a spectator and cheer on your friends!

For more detailed information on the event, please click here: SB Speedcubers General Information

Registration required to participate, but not to attend as a spectator. Registration begins October 16. To register for the event, please click the following link: SB Speedcubing Registration

Open to South Brunswick library card holding families. Program sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

South Brunswick Puppeteers is a volunteer group that meets for 6-8 weeks to practice and perform a puppet show for young children.  You must have an application in order to receive volunteer hours.  To join, simply contact Saleena before our first meeting (9/29) or show up to the first practice.  This IS a commitment to attend practices and the show.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library (after hours) at 6:00 p.m. for a preview of the Friends Fall Book Sale.  For an entrance fee of $10.00, you can get a head start on the sale and discover all the goodies!  Lots of new merchandise!  Dealers welcome.

For more information, contact the sale coordinator Bob Holland at 732-991-9046.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

10:00 - 4:30 The Friends of the Public Library will hold their book sale.  Adult Materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.  Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM New Jersey State Association of Parliamentarians  
    Location: Local History Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn about the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013 in this hands-on class. This class will teach about worksheets, workbooks, formatting data, formulas, cell references, copy & fill formulas, sorting, templates, and charts. Registration will open two weeks in advance on October 14. Seating is limited; registration is required.  If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Art for teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Art for Teens is a club run by teens who love art and want to share it.  Each month will feature a specific project, members are welcome to make suggestions for future events.

No registration required.  Supplies are limited and space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

September:  DIY Bath Bombs

October:  Halloween Fun

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM PC Computer Clinic  
    Contact: Randall Marsola   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

Is your computer sluggish?  Do you have computer viruses?  Does "technical computer talk" confuse you?  Register below to get an appointment to chat with friendly computer techs at the Library to diagnose your computer's problems and get "plain English" remedies and advice that can get your computer healthy and running like new again. Bring your computer with you; monitor not needed but power cord required.  (While the computer techs hope to fix your computer, depending on your computer's age and the severity of the problem a "cure" is not guaranteed.)  MACs not evaluated.  Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Discover, explore, and create with LEGOs in this class for all ages, families, and friends. Children learn best through play and this class promotes teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick Library card holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday October 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

1:00 - 4:30 The Friends of the Public Library will hold their Book Sale.  Adult materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.   Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday October 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Coding Playroom (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Get your feet wet with code. We will be exploring some of the free coding resources available on the web and learning together in a playroom environement. No previous coding experience is required.

Registration is required and will open Sunday October 15th.

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Fall Review  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner or a dreamer, please join us for an informal evening where we will share our experiences and discover new destinations, new travel resources and meet new friends. This month we will discuss fall festivals, enchanted walks, pleasant hikes and plans for the upcoming holidays. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

There will be a meeting of the newly re-formed South Brunswick Historical Society this evening in the Local History Room.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each monty unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club-- Cookbook Book Club-- Mario Batali Cooks American  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a cookbook book club for people who love to talk about cooking and eating, featuring a new theme and author(s) each month.

Borrow a book, peruse it, cook from it and come to the meeting to share your opinions.  If you wish, bring in something you've made, and we will taste and discuss the dishes. 

Meets once a month on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm in Program Room 1A.

Books available at the Information Desk.

October 24, 2017:  Mario Batali Cooks American

With cookbooks by Mario Batali:

Mario Batali – Big American Cookbook, and America Farm to Table

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab - Paris Bistro Favorites  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Paris Bistro Favorites
Dee demonstrates how to make classic French bistro favorites such as Pissaladiere and Croque Monsieur. Tastings of each and all recipes included. The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.  

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - The Finest  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Their Finest (United Kingdom)
(2016, R, 117 minutes)

Directed by Lone Scherfig. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Striling. 
An inspiring, funny and genuinely romantic comedy. Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A two-class extension of the October session of Tai Chi will be offered on Wednesday evenings October 18 and 25.  The class will be for returning students.  Tai Chi classes will be suspended until after Thanksgiving.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of these two classes will be $20.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Cookies & Conversations is a chill place to eat cookies, drink juice (or tea or hot cocoa) and discuss whatever is on our minds.  No registration required

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Yoga for Kids (Ages 5 & up, All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Using yoga, stories, and play, this children's workshop provides children with opportunities to grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. Each class will incorporate opening activities, songs, yoga poses, games/creative movement, relaxation/breathwork and a closing activity. This workshop is taught by certified children's yoga instructor Anita Burke. Mrs. Shari Silverman, a special education teacher from the South Brunswick School District with over 30 years of teaching experience, will assist.

Please bring a yoga mat or big towel. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted. Space is limited. Priority will be given to children with special needs.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

A second fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will start after the Book Sale on October 26, and continue on November  2, 9 and 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card through a Pay Pal account.  You can register using the form below. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab - Paris Bistro Favorites  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

(Adults 18 & up only)

Paris Bistro Favorites
Dee demonstrates how to make classic French bistro favorites such as Pissaladiere and Croque Monsieur. Tastings of each and all recipes included. The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.  

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next later four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday October 27, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

South Brunswick Puppeteers is a volunteer group that meets for 6-8 weeks to practice and perform a puppet show for young children.  You must have an application in order to receive volunteer hours.  To join, simply contact Saleena before our first meeting (9/29) or show up to the first practice.  This IS a commitment to attend practices and the show.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Microsoft Excel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This class will cover the intermediate applications of Excel 2013. We will teach business use and cover charts, conditions, sorting, and connecting spreadsheets. Registration will open two weeks in advance on October 14. Seating is limited; registration is required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact us at bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Girls Who Code-Parent Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This meeting is ONLY open to parents of registered participants in the Girls Who Code program.  We have organized it in order to facilitate the process, answer questions and be ready to go for for the participants.

 

For more information, email Saleena

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Carnaby Street Band - Friends Concert Series  
   

The Brishish Invasion is coming with the music of Carnaby Street band.  

CARNABY ST. is a band that takes their listeners on a musical experience of the 1960’s.

Featuring music from the British Invasion along with various American artists, CARNABY ST. breathes new life into the songs that are fondly remembered as the cornerstones for popular music’s favorite era. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gees, The Hollies to Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds and One-hit-Wonders of the time.

CARNABY ST. has performed with well recognized acts like The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, The Kinks, The Temptations, The Grass Roots, Gary Puckett and The Monkees. CARNABY ST. is living proof that the music from the 1960’s is timeless and continues to appeal to people of all ages.

CARNABY ST. performers:  Chris Roselle - Guitar & Vocals; Pete Bremy - Bass Guitar & Vocals; and Dino DiMartino - Drums & Vocals 

The Daphne Powell Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library presents live musical performances several Sundays in the year which are funded by a grant from the following:

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Robotics Club is a group that wishes to explore the coding and internal drives of robotics (there will be no building of robots).  Selected high school students will help lead the group in a variety of projects and fun competitions.   Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Volunteer to Mentor a Child  
   

The Connections Program is seeking adult volunteer mentors to meet with youth in Middlesex County.   

Representatives from the Connections Program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen, will be here this afternoon to conduct a presentation on how and why you should consider becoming a positive role model for a child who needs encouragement and direction.   

They are seeking both male and female mentor to participate in one-to-one activities and be a role model to young people.  

Do you:

  1. Have a minimun of three hours per week to offer a child?  
  2. Like to have fun?
  3. Reside in or near Middlesex County or Franklin Township?
  4. Want to make a difference in a child's life?

Come to this persentation to learn about how you can give a child the chance to enjoy their childhood in a positive manner rather than fall prey to the negative images that are all around them.  As the saying goes, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child."

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday October 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - The Finest  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Their Finest (United Kingdom)
(2016, R, 117 minutes)

Directed by Lone Scherfig. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Striling. 
An inspiring, funny and genuinely romantic comedy. Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in World War II.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Neighbours, Inc  
   

Neighbours, Inc. board meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Morning English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Not-So-Scary Stories & Costume Parade! (Ages 0-2)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this festive and not-too-spooky storytime, children can dress up, read funny stories, and parade around the Library! At the end, everyone gets a treat!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Not-So-Scary Stories & Costume Parade! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this festive and not-too-spooky storytime, children can dress up, read funny stories, and parade around the Library! At the end, everyone gets a treat!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Haunted Gingerbread Houses (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Celebrate the spookiest day of the year by making the scariest (and most delicious!) gingerbread house on the block!

Space is limited. First come first served. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars - tentative date  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Princeton SCORE offers Business Seminars on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted in this calendar) in the South Brunswick Public Library. The topics will be announced on the SCORE Princeton website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops

Registration for this program is recommended; the program will not be held unless there are sufficient registrations.   To register, or to find other seminars given in the area, contact SCORE of Princeton at 609-393-0505 or visit their website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  If you are registered, you will be contacted should the program be cancelled or changed..

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

ketchup bottle feeder - for our last bottle of heinz given the Leamington plant closure!In November, we will look at various ways to recycle items into bird feeders.  With winter coming on, it is a good time to plan for ways to feed the birds.  

In 2017, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

For this project, donations of plastic bottles; terracotta pots and drip trays; china cups, saucers and plates; and glass flower vases and bowls that are left over from a flower delivery will be appreciated.

Registration is required so that enough materials can be prepared for each student.  Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.  So as not to disrupt the flow of the lesson, latecomers will not be admitted once the class has begun.  Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of creativity and conversation!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Suggestions for projects are always welcome at outreach@sbpl.info 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Writing Group  
    Contact: Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Get help starting, finishing, or making progress on your writing. We will have prompts, writing time, and online tools to keep up your progress. Sharing is welcome but not required. Drop-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - The Midwife (French)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Midwife (French)
(2017, Rated NR, 117 minutes)

Directed by Martin Provost. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, and Olivier Gourmet

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Classes start again on November 29  
   

There will be no Tai Chi classes on November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017 for the instructor's vacation and the Thanksgiving holiday.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27.  See registration in this calendar on November 29, 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our youngest friends will listen to fun songs and engage in interactive fingerplay games. Social interaction, physical coordination, and musical playtime set the stage for early childhood learning!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Engaging story-telling, merry music, literacy activities, and fun action games await preschoolers in a lively and energetic class that establishes the foundation of reading, reinforces creativity, and builds strong social skills.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mini Makers (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive workshop, super preschoolers engage their imagination and develop important motor and spatial skills by making a simple craft!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative Craft for Children w/ Special Needs - Ages 5 and up  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to create something beautiful at the library! This art-filled workshop builds fine motor skills and encourages social development in a safe, fun environment with specially trained art instructor, Pat Dahl.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

A second fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will start after the Book Sale on October 26, and continue on November  2, 9 and 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card through a Pay Pal account.  You can register using the form below. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

The Leadership and Communications Workshop for adults will resume meeting on the first Thrusday of the month starting on May 4, 2017 in Program Room 1A/1B.  The workshop is run by Mushi Bhuiyan (mushib@gmail.com).

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next later four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday November 3, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club for Kids (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Build, program, and create at SBPL! We'll be exploring all of the maker tools in our SMART Lab and creating fun, interactive tech projects including games, computer programs, and robots!

Space is limited. First come first seated. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

Program is open to South Brunswick library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

South Brunswick Puppeteers is a volunteer group that meets for 6-8 weeks to practice and perform a puppet show for young children.  You must have an application in order to receive volunteer hours.  To join, simply contact Saleena before our first meeting (9/29) or show up to the first practice.  This IS a commitment to attend practices and the show.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn about the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013 in this hands-on class. This class will teach about worksheets, workbooks, formatting data, formulas, cell references, copy & fill formulas, sorting, templates, and charts. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Specifically designed with families in mind, this children's class promotes group participation and social growth through interactive stories, songs, and activities. The perfect time to gather for family fun at the library!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tamaron Hollow HOA  
   

Homeowner Association Meeting - Tamaron Hollow

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM People to People Meet and Greet  
    Contact: Elizabeth Butera   908-930-1633   Liz.Butera@peopletopeopleleader.com
   

Come to a meeting and "get to know you" presented by the group People to People.  The mission of People to People is to connect our student travelers to new cultures and friendships, by introducing them to life-changing, worldwide experiences that expand their minds. Our travel vision is for every person worldwide to accept and understand each other’s cultural differences.  You can read more at their website at https://www.peopletopeople.com/

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 5, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NJ Coalition for Animals Bi-annual Meeting  
    Contact: Lisa Bandelli   917-733-4903   www.coalitionforanimals.org
   

The NJ Coalition will hold its bi-annual in-person meeting.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Club (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson    732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Maker Club is a club dedicated to making large scale and functional creations at the library. We combine our talents to achieve a goal or finish a project. The final project would be showcased somewhere in the library. This is an informational meeting to gauge interest in Maker Club and to brainstorm potential projects.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - The Midwife (French)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Midwife (French)

(2017, Rated NR, 117 minutes)

Directed by Martin Provost. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, and Olivier Gourmet

Two of French cinema's biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire, a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Beatrice, the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire's late father. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two come to rely on each other as they cope with the unusual circumstance that brought them together.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our friendly instructors will have activities, tools, and toys designed to develop your young child's fine and gross motor skills! Parents, caregivers, and children can engage in a social environment that promotes hands-on learning. 

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Android Phone Basics  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Whether it’s a Motorola, Samsung, LG or other brand, the basics for getting started are the same. Learn how to make and answer calls, set up your contacts and favorites, use voicemail, send and receive texts and use the camera. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen 2D Animation and Digital Art (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

If you have always been inspired by animated movies and shows, this class is just for you! The 2D Animation and Digital Art class for teens covers the basic principles of animation, exposes the tools of digital art, and allows students to create their own animated short films and clips. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, and sketch materials for this class.

Registration for Teen 2D Animation and Digital Art will open two weeks before the first session. This is a two part course.

Space is limited.

Event Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room except for the January 9 and July 10 when the meeting will be the second Monday.  There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on our website at Book Discussion

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain, so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active class is designed to engage walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers. Imaginative musical play and entertaining stories are used to teach letters, numbers, and vocabulary while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Diary of a Wimpy Kid Release Party (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Get Wimpy at the South Brunswick Library!  Celebrate the release of Book 12: The Getaway. Play games, have Fun, avoid the cheese touch, and listen to an exclusive excerpt from The Getaway.

Space is limited. First come first served. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

The Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Group usually meets on the second or third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the library. The group is open to anyone.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on this website at  Coffee and Conversation.  

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Writing Group  
    Contact: Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Get help starting, finishing, or making progress on your writing. We will have prompts, writing time, and online tools to keep up your progress. Sharing is welcome but not required. Drop-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Maudie  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Maudie
(2017, PG-13, 116 minutes)

Directed by Aisling Walsh. Starring Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, and Kari Matchett.


An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Classes start again November 29  
   

There will be no Tai Chi classes on November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017 for the instructor's vacation and the Thanksgiving holiday.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27.  See registration in this calendar on November 29, 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our youngest friends will listen to fun songs and engage in interactive fingerplay games. Social interaction, physical coordination, and musical playtime set the stage for early childhood learning!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Engaging story-telling, merry music, literacy activities, and fun action games await preschoolers in a lively and energetic class that establishes the foundation of reading, reinforces creativity, and builds strong social skills.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   7323294000 x7344   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Come by and chat about what you read this month. It can be any book as long as it fits this month's category: mythology (fiction/nonfiction). You don't have to bring the book by, but it would be helpful. We'll talk, we'll laugh, we'll share, and eat!

 

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Music & Movement (Children w/ All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Music and dance play a part in every culture! This children's class reinforces positive self-image and develops fine motor skill through different styles of music and dance movements each month.  Music & Movement is a fun-filled workshop for children of all ages and abilities. Coordinated by South Brunswick teen volunteers. 

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

A second fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will start after the Book Sale on October 26, and continue on November  2, 9 and 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card through a Pay Pal account.  You can register using the form below. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Amerihealth New Jersey  
   

Amerihealth New Jersey says on their website: "Our insurance plans are as different as the people they protect, so it's important for you to understand what kind of plan best fits your needs. We offer a variety of family and individual health plans so whatever your situation, AmeriHealth New Jersey can meet your needs. To start, tell us a little bit about yourself, and we can help you pinpoint the things you should pay attention to when picking a health plan."

Amerihealth New Jersey will provide a Public Eduction and Assistance workshop this evening.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next later four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Sunday November 12, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Jersey Repertory Theatre  
   

There will be a rehearsal of the N.J. Repertory Theatre

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Organize Your Life with Your iPhone  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to maximize your use of Google Calendar, Reminders and Notes to keep yourself on-track. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
The goal of the Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings is to increase communication and support between the teen librarian and teens interested in designing and implementing programming requiring skills in technology, visual or performing arts. This will ensure that skilled programs are afforded the advertising, space, and supplies that they require while allowing for a smoother operation through implementation of a streamlined process that aims to build connections and reduce duplication.
 
The Skilled Volunteer Squad will meet the second Sunday of every month (unless otherwise noted). We will try to have the Skilled Volunteer Squad meet on a weekend that does not coincide with that month's TVA/EVA meetings. 
 
Volunteers attending Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings should have a current Skilled volunteer application on file. 
 
Volunteers will be required to begin attending Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings at least two months in advance of their proposed program launch date. If the program has multiple date, this means they would need to begin attendance from two months in advance of the first instance of the program or class.
    Location: Local History Room

Monday November 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen 2D Animation and Digital Art (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

If you have always been inspired by animated movies and shows, this class is just for you! The 2D Animation and Digital Art class for teens covers the basic principles of animation, exposes the tools of digital art, and allows students to create their own animated short films and clips. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, and sketch materials for this class.

Registration for Teen 2D Animation and Digital Art will open two weeks before the first session. This is a two part course.

Space is limited.

Event Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Random Fandom (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Like Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Supernatural, or any other fandom? Random Fandom is a monthly program for teens that will focus on a variety of Fandoms throughout the year. Each month the theme will change. 

November: Comic Mod Podge

December: Other Worldly Terrariums

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Vegetarian Holidays  
   

VEGETARIAN HOLIDAYS

Looking for more vitality, better health and an enhanced sense of well-being? Learn the many benefits of the vegetarian lifestyle and how easy it is to make it work for you. Join Susan Rose, Vegetarian Lifestyle Coach , and long time meditator . Learn delicious vegetarian recipes for the holiday season that your friends and family can enjoy.  We'll explore nutrition, how the vegetarian diet is gentle to the planet and how it can enhance our spiritual development. There will even be a little meditation sitting at the end. 

Presenter  Susan Rose, Vegetarian Lifestyle Coach           

Susan has been a vegetarian and meditating for over 40 years.  She has been cooking and studying nutrition with an emphasis on plant-based whole foods and recently completed a course in Plant Based Nutrition from E-Cornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. She enjoys cooking for family and friends and creating recipes that are quick and easy to make.  Since retiring from a senior executive position in Sales & Marketing from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, she has conducted numerous talks and workshops around the world on the vegetarian lifestyle and is co-editor of a cookbook called Veggies & You. She will share information on how a plant based diet is healthy, gentle to the planet, and how it can enhance our spiritual development

Registration is recommended so you can be contacted should the meeting be changed or cancelled but walk-ins are always welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Resources for Job Seekers  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Looking for a job? Did you know that you can find job search resources including career databases, websites, and more at the library? Try free online classes from the comfort of your home that will provide instruction on how to successfully search for a job, craft expert resumes and cover letters, and improve your computer skills. This class will provide an overview of the various resources available to you at the library, both online and print. Registration is required.
 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active class is designed to engage walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers. Imaginative musical play and entertaining stories are used to teach letters, numbers, and vocabulary while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Rhetoric, Logic and Absurdity (shortened to RLA) is a group is dedicated to learning better public speaking skills through exploring a variety of types and styles of speaking, and in the most fun way possible. Each month we will focus on a specific topic.  Join us for debates and discussions on matters both serious and silly.  No registration is required, but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Nov 14:  "Are were-creatures more animal or more human?" Discuss and defend

Dec  12:  We are playing Snake Oil to practice persuasion techniqes.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tweens Give Back (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Come decorate and customize cards that will be sent to children and family currently in the hospital. Donations will be made to Cards for Hospitalized Kids who deliver cards to children nationwide.

Space is limited. First come first served. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to create 3D objects in Tinkercad. Use a graphic tablet and turn your drawings into 3D art! To learn more: http://sbpl-ebranch.info/e-adults/3d-printer/. Registration required. Attendees must be 13 years old and have an email address, unless accompanied by an adult. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact rmarsola@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Discover the Life Changing Power of Meditation  
   

Meditation has become increasingly more popular. It provides many life transforming benefits including numerous physical, psychological and spiritual benefits when practiced regularly. By meditating we become relaxed and calm as we come in contact with a state of inner peace and well being. This has a direct effect on those around us as well as on a cellular level.

By learning and practicing this simple yet profound technique it will become clear how meditation can enhance your life personally with a sense of well being and a deep sense of inner peace. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator and national speaker for this transformational workshop.

SPEAKER'S BIO:  Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of Johnson & Johnson a multi-national corporation. He has 35 years of experience in Human Resources management, employee development and conflict resolution. He was recognized by Human Resources Executive magazine as one of the top HR executives in the US. Jim currently provides workshops and training to groups throughout the world where he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He has been meditating for over 30 years and now focuses much of his time on his own spiritual development and in helping others who wish to do the same. If you have ever attended one of Jim's workshops, you know how special they are.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Volunteer to Mentor a Child  
   

The Connections Program is seeking adult volunteer mentors to meet with youth in Middlesex County.   

Representatives from the Connections Program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Metuchen, will be here this evening to conduct a presentation on how and why you should consider becoming a positive role model for a child who needs encouragement and direction.   

They are seeking both male and female mentor to participate in one-to-one activities and be a role model to young people.  

Do you:

  1. Have a minimun of three hours per week to offer a child?  
  2. Like to have fun?
  3. Reside in or near Middlesex County or Franklin Township?
  4. Want to make a difference in a child's life?

Come to this persentation to learn about how you can give a child the chance to enjoy their childhood in a positive manner rather than fall prey to the negative images that are all around them.  As the saying goes, "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child."

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library meet in the Local History Room on the second Tuesday of every month.  The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  There are no meetings in July and August.

Anyone who would like to help this group of dedicated volunteers raise money to fund programs at the library is welcome to attend and join the group.

For more information and a link to contact Susam Edelman, President of the Friends group, visit our website at http://www.sbpl.info/help-the-library/friends/

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Cauliflower 4 Ways  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cauliflower 4 Ways

Discover four fabulous ways to prepare this healthy and delicious veg. Tastings of each and all recipes included.  The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Marc Chagall - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for artists of the 20th century Marc ChagallToday's film, "Marc Chagall," (2004, Kultur Films, 50 mins.) part of the series Aritsts of the 20th Century, will serve as an introduction to the speaker, Barbara Tomlinson, who will give the lecture "Marc Chagall in Paris" on November 29 at 1:30.  

Born in Russia in 1887, Marc Chagall came to Paris in 1910 and entered the arena of European painting. From his Belorussian and eastern Jewish origins, Chagall brought into play entirely new vistas of irrational perception from dreams, visions and legends. Such fantasy altered and enhanced the expressive power of color and the formal organization of the picture and was quite different from the French use of color, which was based on theories of the objective and the rational.

What interested the poets and thinkers most about Chagall, however, was the unexpected widening of the intellectual horizon, in which images of dreams, memory, and fantasy became just as important as visible reality, and where even natural objects acquired legendary and mythical associations. Accompanied by images of the artist's greatest work.

The Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

Mark your calendars and join us as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.  Coffee, tea and dessert will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the South Brunswick Library. 

Submit your suggestions for other film series to outreach@sbpl.info 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Writing Group  
    Contact: Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Get help starting, finishing, or making progress on your writing. We will have prompts, writing time, and online tools to keep up your progress. Sharing is welcome but not required. Drop-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Classes start again November 29  
   

There will be no Tai Chi classes on November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017 for the instructor's vacation and the Thanksgiving holiday.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27.  See registration in this calendar on November 29, 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our youngest friends will listen to fun songs and engage in interactive fingerplay games. Social interaction, physical coordination, and musical playtime set the stage for early childhood learning!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Engaging story-telling, merry music, literacy activities, and fun action games await preschoolers in a lively and energetic class that establishes the foundation of reading, reinforces creativity, and builds strong social skills.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mini Makers (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive workshop, super preschoolers engage their imagination and develop important motor and spatial skills by making a simple craft!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stories and Activities for Children w/ ASD (All Ages & Family)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Enjoy stories, games, crafts and other interactive activities which can improve hand-eye coordination, develop bilateral proficiency, and advance reading and math skills. Siblings welcome.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

A second fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will start after the Book Sale on October 26, and continue on November  2, 9 and 16 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card through a Pay Pal account.  You can register using the form below. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Cauliflower 4 Ways  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cauliflower 4 Ways

Discover four fabulous ways to prepare this healthy and delicious veg. Tastings of each and all recipes included.  The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game, age ranges will vary, some will be for adults, some for teens, some open to all from 11-90.  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles (board games, role playing, card games, video games, even interactive phone games). No registration is required; bring your friends & join the gamers guild!

November:  We are playing party/group games.  Choices will include the following: Bring Your Own Book (funny games using any book you like), Dixit (beautiful bluffing game with pictures), Balderdash (do you know the real words or can you make up a new one?), Snake Oil (It's your chance to sell us a Panic Umbrella or a Feathery Bathtub...silly and fun), Doctor Panic (Have fun pretending we are Drs, like Operation but with more stuff to do), Telestrations (A mix of the telephone game & Pictionary) and Can You Name 5 (Quiz trivia fun).

December:  We are playing games for your brain.  These will require some brain power to play (but all are fun!)   Compounded (gaming + chemistry = awesome!), Wits-n-Wagers (trivia about numbers! ), Terra (Who knows geography & such? Let's play!).

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next later four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on October 26, November 2, 9 and 16.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday November 17, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this STEM-centric class, tweens build, program, and create using the maker tools in our SMART Lab. Interactive projects incorporate such themes as robotics, computer programming, LEGO challenges, coding, and more!?

Space is limited. First come first seated. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

Program is open to South Brunswick library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

South Brunswick Puppeteers is a volunteer group that meets for 6-8 weeks to practice and perform a puppet show for young children.  You must have an application in order to receive volunteer hours.  To join, simply contact Saleena before our first meeting (9/29) or show up to the first practice.  This IS a commitment to attend practices and the show.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Cheryl Crick     cherylcrick13@gmail.com
   

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - The Regional Family Support Planning Council #5 will meet in the library monthly. See the online calendar at www.sbpl.info for additional dates.

For more information contact Cheryl Crick at cherylcrick13@gmail.com  

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Microsoft Excel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This class will cover the intermediate applications of Excel 2013. We will teach business use and cover charts, conditions, sorting, and connecting spreadsheets. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact us at bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Specifically designed with families in mind, this children's class promotes group participation and social growth through interactive stories, songs, and activities. The perfect time to gather for family fun at the library!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Art for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Art for Teens is a club run by teens who love art and want to share it.  Each month will feature a specific project, members are welcome to make suggestions for future events.

No registration required.  Supplies are limited and space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

November:  Snow Mobile

December:  Popcicle - Gingerbread House

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Discover, explore, and create with LEGOs in this class for all ages, families, and friends. Children learn best through play and this class promotes teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick Library card holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Nutcracker - Lincoln Center at the Movies  
   

Experience the wonder of this iconic production of a holiday classic on screen at the library for free this afternoon. In George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. In the New York City Ballet’s famously extravagant staging, Balanchine’s stunning choreography shines amidst awe-inspiring set pieces, ornate costumes, and grand one-of-a-kind visual effects, like the one-ton Christmas tree that grows to an astonishing 40 feet.

Visit New York City Ballet’s website to learn more about the company.

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM City Winds Trio - Friends Concert Series  
   

 

City Winds Trio is a distinguished classical music trio that performs concerts throughout the East Coast. City Winds Trio has performed at the following venues: Trinity Church-NYC, Cathedral St. John the Divine-NYC, St. Paul's Chapel-Columbia University, St. Peter's Church-NYC, United Methodist Church of Morristown, and more.  City Winds Trio also performs concerts at various Public Libraries and retirement communities. 

The Daphne Powell Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library presents live musical performances several Sundays in the year which are funded by a grant from the following:

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Society of Young Innovators Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Mission: Our mission is to foster creativity in all teenagers and young adults. Our program is designed to challenge participants to think outside the box and find solutions to everyday problems.

Meetings: Board meetings are held once a month until the Big Ideas Fair in March/April. At the meetings, board members will formally discuss and plan for the event. Presidents will delegate work, which is expected to completed at the assigned time. Meetings are for Board members to plan for the event, but are open to all teens who wish to get involved. Occasionally meetings will feature guest speakers or specially featured activities.

Event: The Big Ideas Fair will be held in March/April and is a day where teens (Gr 6-12) can showcase their innovativeness and ideas in an open environment. At the event teams will be given supplies and are responsible to create a product or invention from the supplies in 1 hour. The creations will then be judged and awards distributed. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Painting Party  
   

The Friends are having a painting party - come and enjoy an evening of fun while you learn to paint!

This is a fundraiser - more details to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 20, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Android Camera and Google Photos  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Point, shoot, store, share. Get started and expand your knowledge of photo and video taking and sharing and using Google Photos to backup your photos to the cloud. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Stop Motion Animation (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

In this course teens will teach how to create moving pictures through the use of clay figures. This is the art of clay-mation. Participants will learn sculpting techniques as well as tips and tricks on how to move a picture throughly as well how to edit a stop motion film. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, and sketch materials for this class.

Registration for Teen Stop Motion Animation will open two weeks before the first session. This is a two part course.

Space is limited.

Event Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dynamic Youngpreneurs (Gr 6-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
The Dynamic Youngpreneurs is a group that seeks to explore business topics and apply them to the real world! Lead by high school students for middle school students as a space to get started thinking about business and entrepreneurship, the Youngpreneurs will take on a new topic each month. Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.
 
Novemeber: Teen Entrepreneurship 
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Tips and Tricks  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner or a dreamer, please join us for an informal evening where we will share our experiences and discover new destinations, new travel resources and meet new friends. This month we will discuss and share your must-see places to visit, travel mistakes to avoid, best road trip apps and essential travel gear tips. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active class is designed to engage walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers. Imaginative musical play and entertaining stories are used to teach letters, numbers, and vocabulary while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Board in the Library (Grades 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

It's game on at the library! Join us and bring a friend as we go head to head on awesome games like apples to apples, chess, monopoly, or scattegories. There are a ton of games to choose from, all you need to do is bring your game face.

Space is limited. First come first seated. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Teen Book Chat is a very relaxed book club.  We just want teens to feel comfortable talking about books, any books; whatever they are reading.

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club-- Cookbook Book Club-- Home Cooking of Vietnam  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a cookbook book club for people who love to talk about cooking and eating, featuring a new theme and author(s) each month.

Borrow a book, peruse it, cook from it and come to the meeting to share your opinions.  If you wish, bring in something you've made, and we will taste and discuss the dishes. 

Meets once a month on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm in Program Room 1A.

Books available at the Information Desk.

November 21, 2017:  Home Cooking of Vietnam

With cookbooks by various authors:

Mai Pham - Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table

Charles Phan - Vietnamese Home Cooking

Andrea Nguyen - Into the Vietnamese Kitchen

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Foundation  
   

The Library Foundation meets every other month in the Local History Room of the Library on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months - January, March, May, July, September and November. 

The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rainbow Alliance (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Rainbow Alliance is the SBPL's LGBT and Straight Alliance Support Group.  We will share stories, discuss movies, tv and books or examine items from the news (local and national) and discuss various viewpoints and agendas.  This group is about supporting each other and being a safe place for teens to talk (or listen).

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Writing Group  
    Contact: Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Get help starting, finishing, or making progress on your writing. We will have prompts, writing time, and online tools to keep up your progress. Sharing is welcome but not required. Drop-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Classes start again November 29  
   

There will be no Tai Chi classes on November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2017 for the instructor's vacation and the Thanksgiving holiday.  The next five-class session will be November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27.  See registration in this calendar on November 29, 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Cookies & Conversations is a chill place to eat cookies, drink juice (or tea or hot cocoa) and discuss whatever is on our minds.  No registration required

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Friday November 24, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Saturday November 25, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Specifically designed with families in mind, this children's class promotes group participation and social growth through interactive stories, songs, and activities. The perfect time to gather for family fun at the library!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Robotics Club is a group that wishes to explore the coding and internal drives of robotics (there will be no building of robots).  Selected high school students will help lead the group in a variety of projects and fun competitions.   Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday November 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Teen Stop Motion Animation (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

In this course teens will teach how to create moving pictures through the use of clay figures. This is the art of clay-mation. Participants will learn sculpting techniques as well as tips and tricks on how to move a picture throughly as well how to edit a stop motion film. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, tablets, and sketch materials for this class.

Registration for Teen Stop Motion Animation will open two weeks before the first session. This is a two part course.

Space is limited.

Event Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active class is designed to engage walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers. Imaginative musical play and entertaining stories are used to teach letters, numbers, and vocabulary while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cooking with Ms. Cindy (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Join us for this fun and delicious hands-on cooking class. Learn a new hobby and make some tasty dishes! This session we’ll be making mini pizzas!

Space is limited. First come first served. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

There will be a meeting of the newly re-formed South Brunswick Historical Society this evening in the Local History Room.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each monty unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Princeton SCORE offers Business Seminars on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted in this calendar) in the South Brunswick Public Library. The topics will be announced on the SCORE Princeton website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops

Registration for this program is recommended; the program will not be held unless there are sufficient registrations.   To register, or to find other seminars given in the area, contact SCORE of Princeton at 609-393-0505 or visit their website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  If you are registered, you will be contacted should the program be cancelled or changed..

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Marc Chagall in Paris - Cultural History Lecture - Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County  
    Contact: Esther Fendrick   732-494-3232 x3621   efendrick@jccmc.org
   

Barbara Tomlinson, Ph. D., noted Cultural Historian and retired history professor from Kean University, will give a lecture today titled, "Marc Chagall in Paris."  Dr. Tomlinson's lectures discuss major works of Western art from a cultural perspective, situating each work or artist in the environment that resulted in its creation.  The objective is to explore how and why art is produced and to enhance the experience of observation.  Since reproduced images can never replicate the actual work, talks are often designed to focus on works that are reasonably accessible.  She would hope by the end of each session everyone would be eager to go see for themselves. 

This lecture is provided, free of charge, by the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County - www.jccmc.org.  Visit their website for more information about the programs they offer.

All are welcome to attend!  Light refreshments will be served.

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome if space allows. 

 

Lending projector authorized.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Writing Group  
    Contact: Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Get help starting, finishing, or making progress on your writing. We will have prompts, writing time, and online tools to keep up your progress. Sharing is welcome but not required. Drop-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our youngest friends will listen to fun songs and engage in interactive fingerplay games. Social interaction, physical coordination, and musical playtime set the stage for early childhood learning!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Engaging story-telling, merry music, literacy activities, and fun action games await preschoolers in a lively and energetic class that establishes the foundation of reading, reinforces creativity, and builds strong social skills.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third Fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held starting the week after Thanksgiving.  The dates will be November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday December 1, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club for Kids (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Build, program, and create at SBPL! We'll be exploring all of the maker tools in our SMART Lab and creating fun, interactive tech projects including games, computer programs, and robots!

Space is limited. First come first seated. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

Program is open to South Brunswick library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

South Brunswick Puppeteers is a volunteer group that meets for 6-8 weeks to practice and perform a puppet show for young children.  You must have an application in order to receive volunteer hours.  To join, simply contact Saleena before our first meeting (9/29) or show up to the first practice.  This IS a commitment to attend practices and the show.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Specifically designed with families in mind, this children's class promotes group participation and social growth through interactive stories, songs, and activities. The perfect time to gather for family fun at the library!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to create 3D objects in Tinkercad. Use a graphic tablet and turn your drawings into 3D art! To learn more: http://sbpl-ebranch.info/e-adults/3d-printer/. Registration required. Attendees must be 13 years old and have an email address, unless accompanied by an adult. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact rmarsola@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Open House  
   

Stop by the library today for live music, light refreshments and the Friends Holiday Gift Basaar and Membership Drive.

 

    Location: All Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Angeltones - Friends Concert Series  
   

Come to the library for a FUN afternoon of Doo-Wop and Oldies!

The Angeltones® are a four-member, all-female oldies group located in central New Jersey.  They perform at a variety of events and are quickly becoming New Jersey's favorite female oldies group. With a varied repertoire spanning from the 40's to the 70's, they have performed at many exciting venues in the Tri-State and Jersey Shore areas,

 

 

The Daphne Powell Concert Series sponsored by the Friends of the Library presents live musical performances several Sundays in the year which are funded by a grant from the following:

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Class (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

High-school volunteers at South Brunswick Public Library who are passionate about computer science and want to help introduce it to everyone will help you grow to love it as much as they do through 2-hour coding classes. 

Pygame  and Turtle are libraries based on the language Python, a programming language.  Pygame and Turtle incorporates many graphics which makes it very effective in the creation of video games. This class is meant for beginners with little to no experience programming. 

This session: Simple Fidget Spinner Animation/ Game

Space is limited. Registration will open two weeks before the class. 

Event courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

 

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our friendly instructors will have activities, tools, and toys designed to develop your young child's fine and gross motor skills! Parents, caregivers, and children can engage in a social environment that promotes hands-on learning. 

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Chess Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids of all skill levels are welcome! Playing chess is a great way to develop higher-level thinking and strong social aptitude through playing together! Instruction available for beginners.

November 27 and December 4 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library card holding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Some stories are best told by moonlight! Wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed friend for stories, songs, games, crafts, and activities!

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room except for the January 9 and July 10 when the meeting will be the second Monday.  There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on our website at Book Discussion

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain, so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active class is designed to engage walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers. Imaginative musical play and entertaining stories are used to teach letters, numbers, and vocabulary while reinforcing social skills and literacy comprehension.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Hour of Code (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Want to learn to program your own game? Never touched a line of code and curious to learn?  Interested tweens at any level welcome to come and try your hand at an hour of coding.  Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming.  Please bring a laptop if you can.

Space is limited. First come first served. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

This tween workshop is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM BrainFuse and Learning Express for High School Students  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

That quadratic equation that just isn't working,  the chemical formula that won't balance, the imagery that you just don't understand… With your library card and access to BrainFuse and Learning Express, you'll be able to get help where ever you connect to the internet. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Cigar Box Transformations - Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Jewelry Box Upcycled Burgundy and Gold by handartdesignstudiosIn December, we will be transforming a wooden cigar box into a treasure box for things like jewelry, sewing supplies, keys, photographs, momentos, buttons - whatever you want!  You can even make a small travel backgammon set.   You can decorate the outside and in with whatever catches your eye.  We will have the box and suggestions and materials for you to create something fun for yourself or to give as a gift.  If you have favorite embellisments that you might want to use to dress up the box or fabrics that you like to line the box, bring them along!

In 2017, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

Registration is required so that enough materials can be prepared for each student.  Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.  So as not to disrupt the flow of the lesson, latecomers will not be admitted once the class has begun.  Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of creativity and conversation!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Suggestions for projects are always welcome at outreach@sbpl.info 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This weekly early elementary class combines imaginative and informative stories with creative crafts and engaging activities chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

November 1 - Fall into Fun!
November 8 – We Love LEGOS
November 15 – Non-Fiction Fun!
November 22 – Pleased for Thanksgiving
November 29 – Fun with Floam!
December 6 – Winter Wonderland

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Paris Can Wait  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Paris Can Wait
(2017, Rated PG, 92 minutes)

Directed by Eleanor Coppola. Starring Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, and Arnaud Viard.

The wife of a successful movie producer takes a car trip from the south of France to Paris with one of her husband's associates.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Our youngest friends will listen to fun songs and engage in interactive fingerplay games. Social interaction, physical coordination, and musical playtime set the stage for early childhood learning!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Finding Business Information Online  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

.Learn to find essential online company related information resources, and be better prepared for job interview! Learn the easy way to find annual reports, how to read company profiles, and discover major products and services that a company provides. Join us to discover the online tools to search and locate business information. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Engaging story-telling, merry music, literacy activities, and fun action games await preschoolers in a lively and energetic class that establishes the foundation of reading, reinforces creativity, and builds strong social skills.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mini Makers (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive workshop, super preschoolers engage their imagination and develop important motor and spatial skills by making a simple craft!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Book Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   7323294000 x7344   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Come by and chat about what you read this month. It can be any book as long as it fits this month's category: biography. You don't have to bring the book by, but it would be helpful. We'll talk, we'll laugh, we'll share, and eat!

 

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative Craft for Children w/ Special Needs - Ages 5 and up  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to create something beautiful at the library! This art-filled workshop builds fine motor skills and encourages social development in a safe, fun environment with specially trained art instructor, Pat Dahl.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third Fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 4 (no meeting in July) and the year end meeting on December 1 (no meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

The Leadership and Communications Workshop for adults will resume meeting on the first Thrusday of the month starting on May 4, 2017 in Program Room 1A/1B.  The workshop is run by Mushi Bhuiyan (mushib@gmail.com).

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held starting the week after Thanksgiving.  The dates will be November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday December 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Photos with the iPhone  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to optimize using and taking family photos with your iPhone for the holidays. 

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this STEM-centric class, tweens build, program, and create using the maker tools in our SMART Lab. Interactive projects incorporate such themes as robotics, computer programming, LEGO challenges, coding, and more!?

Space is limited. First come first seated. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes before the program starts. To avoid disruption to the flow of this instructional program, late comers will not be admitted once the program has started.

Program is open to South Brunswick library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Puppet Show (ages 3-7)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Come watch a fun show performed by our local puppet group, the South Brunswick Puppeteers.  No registration required, seating is limited.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Practice  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Follow up what you learned in class with this hands-on practice session for beginner-level Excel. Students will be given work to refresh their memory and master basic tasks. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Specifically designed with families in mind, this children's class promotes group participation and social growth through interactive stories, songs, and activities. The perfect time to gather for family fun at the library!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 10, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Art for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Art for Teens is a club run by teens who love art and want to share it.  Each month will feature a specific project, members are welcome to make suggestions for future events.

No registration required.  Supplies are limited and space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

November:  Snow Mobile

December:  Popcicle - Gingerbread House (This is a two part class 12/10 and 12/16)

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
The goal of the Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings is to increase communication and support between the teen librarian and teens interested in designing and implementing programming requiring skills in technology, visual or performing arts. This will ensure that skilled programs are afforded the advertising, space, and supplies that they require while allowing for a smoother operation through implementation of a streamlined process that aims to build connections and reduce duplication.
 
The Skilled Volunteer Squad will meet the second Sunday of every month (unless otherwise noted). We will try to have the Skilled Volunteer Squad meet on a weekend that does not coincide with that month's TVA/EVA meetings. 
 
Volunteers attending Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings should have a current Skilled volunteer application on file. 
 
Volunteers will be required to begin attending Skilled Volunteer Squad meetings at least two months in advance of their proposed program launch date. If the program has multiple date, this means they would need to begin attendance from two months in advance of the first instance of the program or class.
    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Class (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

High-school volunteers at South Brunswick Public Library who are passionate about computer science and want to help introduce it to everyone will help you grow to love it as much as they do through 2-hour coding classes. 

Pygame  and Turtle are libraries based on the language Python, a programming language.  Pygame and Turtle incorporates many graphics which makes it very effective in the creation of video games. This class is meant for beginners with little to no experience programming. 

This session: Piano Animation/Game

Space is limited. Registration will open two weeks before the class. 

Event courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday December 11, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Random Fandom (Gr. 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Like Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Supernatural, or any other fandom? Random Fandom is a monthly program for teens that will focus on a variety of Fandoms throughout the year. Each month the theme will change. 

November: Comic Mod Podge

December: Other Worldly Terrariums

 
Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
    Location: Cafe - Vending
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Seasonal Travel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner or a dreamer, please join us for an informal evening where we will share our experiences and discover new destinations, new travel resources and meet new friends. This month we will discuss winter and summer destinations, festivals and traditions and your favorite travel resources. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Rhetoric, Logic and Absurdity (shortened to RLA) is a group is dedicated to learning better public speaking skills through exploring a variety of types and styles of speaking, and in the most fun way possible. Each month we will focus on a specific topic.  Join us for debates and discussions on matters both serious and silly.  No registration is required, but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Nov 14:  "Are were-creatures more animal or more human?" Discuss and defend

Dec  12:  We are playing Snake Oil to practice persuasion techniqes.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library meet in the Local History Room on the second Tuesday of every month.  The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  There are no meetings in July and August.

Anyone who would like to help this group of dedicated volunteers raise money to fund programs at the library is welcome to attend and join the group.

For more information and a link to contact Susam Edelman, President of the Friends group, visit our website at http://www.sbpl.info/help-the-library/friends/

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Sweet Holidays  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Sweet Holidays

Learn how to make Caramel and Chocolate Popcorn and Italian Torrone for you or for homemade gifts. Tastings of each and all recipes included.  The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

The Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Group usually meets on the second or third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the library. The group is open to anyone.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on this website at  Coffee and Conversation.  

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Our Little Sister (Japan)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Our Little Sister (Japan)

(2016, PG, 128 minutes)

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring Haruka Avase, Suzu Hirose, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho. 

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday December 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Music & Movement (Children w/ All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Music and dance play a part in every culture! This children's class reinforces positive self-image and develops fine motor skill through different styles of music and dance movements each month.  Music & Movement is a fun-filled workshop for children of all ages and abilities. Coordinated by South Brunswick teen volunteers. 

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third Fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Sweet Holidays  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Sweet Holidays

Learn how to make Caramel and Chocolate Popcorn and Italian Torrone for you or for homemade gifts. Tastings of each and all recipes included.  The history and science behind the recipes will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. 

The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held starting the week after Thanksgiving.  The dates will be November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Excel Practice  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Follow up what you learned in class with this hands-on practice session for intermediate-level Excel. Students will be given work to refresh their memory and master more advanced tasks. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Art for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Art for Teens is a club run by teens who love art and want to share it.  Each month will feature a specific project, members are welcome to make suggestions for future events.

No registration required.  Supplies are limited and space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

November:  Snow Mobile

December:  Popcicle - Gingerbread House (This is a two part class 12/10 and 12/16)

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM LEGO Club (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Discover, explore, and create with LEGOs in this class for all ages, families, and friends. Children learn best through play and this class promotes teamwork, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick Library card holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Class (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

High-school volunteers at South Brunswick Public Library who are passionate about computer science and want to help introduce it to everyone will help you grow to love it as much as they do through 2-hour coding classes. 

Pygame  and Turtle are libraries based on the language Python, a programming language.  Pygame and Turtle incorporates many graphics which makes it very effective in the creation of video games. This class is meant for beginners with little to no experience programming. 

This session: Simplified Cookie Clicker Game

Space is limited. Registration will open two weeks before the class. 

Event courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Our Little Sister (Japan)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Our Little Sister (Japan)

(2016, PG, 128 minutes)

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring Haruka Avase, Suzu Hirose, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho. 

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 18, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dynamic Youngpreneurs (Gr 6-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
The Dynamic Youngpreneurs is a group that seeks to explore business topics and apply them to the real world! Lead by high school students for middle school students as a space to get started thinking about business and entrepreneurship, the Youngpreneurs will take on a new topic each month. Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1A (Craft Room) unless otherwise noted. The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (14 years and older) who knows how to knit or crochet; knitting and crocheting instruction is not provided. No registration is necessary. For more information, you can email the coordinator at eemaof3@comcast.net.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Effective Resume Writing  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Are you looking for a job or thinking about changing jobs? An effective resume is your foot in the door. Learn how to create a resume or transform your existing one into a powerful tool that will communicate your strengths and achievements to employers and get you an interview. Critique of individual information will not be available. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. 

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Google Calendar for Android Phones  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Take the guesswork out of appointments, theater dates, dinner reservations, birthdays and much much more.  Learn how to use Google Calendar on your Android phone to keep track, be reminded of and never miss another important event. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Teen Book Chat is a very relaxed book club.  We just want teens to feel comfortable talking about books, any books; whatever they are reading.

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club-- Cookbook Book Club-- Throwback Cookbooks  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a cookbook book club for people who love to talk about cooking and eating, featuring a new theme and author(s) each month.

Borrow a book, peruse it, cook from it and come to the meeting to share your opinions.  If you wish, bring in something you've made, and we will taste and discuss the dishes. 

Meets once a month on Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 pm in Program Room 1A.

Books available at the Information Desk.

December 19, 2017:  Throwback Cookbooks

With cookbooks by Mollie Katzen and Arthur Schwartz:

Mollie Katzen -   The Moosewood Cookbook, The New Moosewood Cookbook, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, and The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Arthur Schwartz - Arthur Schwartz’s New York City Food

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rainbow Alliance (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Rainbow Alliance is the SBPL's LGBT and Straight Alliance Support Group.  We will share stories, discuss movies, tv and books or examine items from the news (local and national) and discuss various viewpoints and agendas.  This group is about supporting each other and being a safe place for teens to talk (or listen).

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Do you need to improve your English Language skills?  The library will offer a free intermediate English as a Second Language class every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Local History Room unless otherwise noted in this calendar.   As requested, this class will cover more grammar and some writing skills. Registration is required; ask at the Information Desk.

    Location: Local History Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Pablo Picasso - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Today's film, "Pablo Picasso," (2004, Kultur Films, 50 mins) is another in the series Artists of the 20th Century. 

In the history of modern art, Pablo Picasso is a nearly mythological figure. Born in Malaga, Picasso was an innovative master of various media and as one of the most prolific artists in history, creating more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics using all kinds of materials. First famous for his pioneering role in Cubism, Picasso's art developed with a pace and energy parallel to the sweeping cultural and technological changes of the twentieth century.

Unlike many artists of his caliber, Picasso was an international celebrity as well as a profoundly influential figure in the art world. His work was exhibited on countless occasions throughout his lifetime, reaching the zenith of artistic recognition with the 1971 exhibition at the Louvre, in Paris, honoring him on his 90th birthday; until then, the work of living artists had not been shown there. Accompanied by images of the artist's greatest work.

The Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

Mark your calendars and join us as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch.  Coffee, tea and dessert will be served, courtesy of the Friends of the South Brunswick Library. 

Submit your suggestions for other film series to outreach@sbpl.info 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

In today's challenging economic environment, it's more important that ever to plan and organize your new or existing business. Princeton SCORE offers unlimited, private, free, and confidential one-on-one mentoring sessions for small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.   

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 8 convenient counseling locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please contact us at (609) 393-0505 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

Counseling is conducted at the table in the World Language area.

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stories and Activities for Children w/ ASD (All Ages & Family)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Enjoy stories, games, crafts and other interactive activities which can improve hand-eye coordination, develop bilateral proficiency, and advance reading and math skills. Siblings welcome.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Open to South Brunswick library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third Fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for the four-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Every week our Teen Video group meets to work on videos of their own and  possibly videos for the library's YouTube page (SoBrunsLibTeens).  This club is open to teens in grades 6-12 who wish to learn about videos and video production.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game, age ranges will vary, some will be for adults, some for teens, some open to all from 11-90.  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles (board games, role playing, card games, video games, even interactive phone games). No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

November:  We are playing party/group games.  Choices will include the following: Bring Your Own Book (funny games using any book you like), Dixit (beautiful bluffing game with pictures), Balderdash (do you know the real words or can you make up a new one?), Snake Oil (It's your chance to sell us a Panic Umbrella or a Feathery Bathtub...silly and fun), Doctor Panic (Have fun pretending we are Drs, like Operation but with more stuff to do), Telestrations (A mix of the telephone game & Pictionary) and Can You Name 5 (Quiz trivia fun).

December:  We are playing games for your brain.  These will require some brain power to play (but all are fun!)   Compounded (gaming + chemistry = awesome!), Wits-n-Wagers (trivia about numbers! ), Terra (Who knows geography & such? Let's play!).

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held starting the week after Thanksgiving.  The dates will be November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  This class at 7:10 p.m. is in addition to the 5:30 p.m. Yoga and Meditation class.  

As you may  know, in today's stressed and highly demanding lifestyle, every individual need to refresh the BODY and MIND, Yoga is one of the best method to attain peace of mind and a healthy body.

This class will be taught by Sangeetha Naikoti who will enlighten the class about the benefits of Yoga and Sun Salutations - one of the most effective and ancient methods of rejuvenating an individual. 

This class will include:

Warmup exercise with breathing techniques 
Surya Namaskaras (Sun salutations)
Various Yoga postures 
Meditation, Yoga Nidra & different types of Pranayama 
 
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.  You might also want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

This is a four-class session that will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order.

Yoga is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such the new 3D Printer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday December 22, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Displaying coloring crafting tea.jpgWe have combined our popular adult crafting programs - "Zen Coloring and Drawing" and "Knot Just for Knitters" into a new weekly meetup called: "Coloring, Crafting and Tea."    Come to the library for a time of relaxation and conversation.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

Adults only.  This is not a class; specific instruction will not be given.

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween Lock-In (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Join us for a Tween Lock-in! Hang out with friends as we play games, complete challenges and have fun!

Registration is required for this event: Tween Lock-In Registration

Doors close at 5:30PM, no tweens will be admitted after this time. Tweens may be picked up early, but may not leave the lock-in on their own until 7:45PM

This tween event is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Princeton SCORE offers Business Seminars on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted in this calendar) in the South Brunswick Public Library. The topics will be announced on the SCORE Princeton website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops

Registration for this program is recommended; the program will not be held unless there are sufficient registrations.   To register, or to find other seminars given in the area, contact SCORE of Princeton at 609-393-0505 or visit their website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  If you are registered, you will be contacted should the program be cancelled or changed..

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Random Movie Fun for Teens  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We will have a selection of fun movies (some you know and love, some you really should see).  It will be a surprise!  Join Saleena in the Teen Room, she'll have a tv, some popcorn and DVDs to watch.  No registration required.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Individual Reading for Children w/ Special Needs  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Emerging readers (including those with challenges like autism spectrum disorder) can practice reading in a safe, comfortable environment. Reading to a therapy dog helps to develop reading confidence and build literacy skills.

This program will now welcome walk-ins! Registration no longer required.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

Classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004.  He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. 

The classes are scheduled for Wednesday evenings and will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Like our popular Yoga program, payment for these classes is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library who sponsor programming for adults, teens and children here at the library.  

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and children can meet up here and have fun! This isn't story time, it's your time! This is an independent, community-driven social hour. Listen to music, play instruments, read your own stories, and meet new friends!

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For South Brunswick Library card-holding families.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Mini Makers (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive workshop, super preschoolers engage their imagination and develop important motor and spatial skills by making a simple craft!

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Game Fun  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

It's winter break!  Join us for some fun games!   There will be a selection of games to choose from, see what suits your mood!   Bring your friends and have a blast.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday December 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Children can a story shared by one of our South Brunswick's terrific teen volunteers. Every Sunday during summer reading, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Video Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Come play some fun games on the WiiU, Wii, Xbox 360 or Playstation 4.  We will have a selection of options, though only 2 can be used at a time.

No registration required, let's game!

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

The library will be closed today in observance of the Federal or State Holiday.

    Location: All Library

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday January 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday January 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

AARP - tax training for volunteer preparers.  Free tax preparation by AARP volunteers will begin in February 2018

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday January 12, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday January 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Foundation  
   

The Library Foundation meets every other month in the Local History Room of the Library on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months - January, March, May, July, September and November. 

The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday January 18, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday January 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM NJLA YA Section Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

A meeting of the YA Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association.  This meeting will also be to vote for the ballot of the Fiction Grades 6-8 portion of the Garden State Teen Book Awards, immediately following the regular section meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday January 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday January 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LibraryLinkNJ  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday January 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LibraryLinkNJ  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday January 26, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM College Financial Planning Seminar  
   

Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop presented by Douglas Schorpp of Schorpp Capital in East Brunswick that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  

He will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! 

Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, he will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient basis-without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances. 

In this workshop, you will learn: 

• How to increase your college-related tax deductions and tax credits 
• How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages 
• How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school 
• Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 
• How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts 
• How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family 
• How to lower your "out-of-pocket" 

The workshop is offered by Doug Schorpp, of Schorpp Capital Management at 330 Milltown Rd, East Brunswick, NJ.  Phone:(732) 387-2054

You can read more at http://www.schorppcapital.com/college-planning

Please register below or by contacting Doug Schorpp's office if you are planning to attend.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday January 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday February 1, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday February 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday February 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday February 9, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B on February 10, 11 and 12, 2018. The donations help the Friends of the Library book sales.  
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018 .  A special preview sale will be on Friday, February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to the preview sale.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday February 11, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B on February 10, 11 and 12, 2018. The donations help the Friends of the Library book sales.  
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018 .  A special preview sale will be on Friday, February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to the preview sale.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday February 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B on February 10, 11 and 12, 2018. The donations help the Friends of the Library book sales.  
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018 .  A special preview sale will be on Friday, February 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to the preview sale.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday February 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms Closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Book Sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday February 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library (after hours) at 6:00 p.m. for a preview of the Friends Fall Book Sale.  For an entrance fee of $10.00, you can get a head start on the sale and discover all the goodies!  Lots of new merchandise!  Dealers welcome.

For more information, contact the sale coordinator Bob Holland at 732-991-9046.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

10:00 - 4:30 The Friends of the Public Library will hold their book sale.  Adult Materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.  Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday February 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

1:00 - 4:30 The Friends of the Public Library will hold their Book Sale.  Adult materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.   Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Monday February 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Book Sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers Clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday and Sunday, February 17 and 18, 2018; June 16 and 17, 2018; and October 27 and 28, 2018.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  Participants will be required to register with the library FIRST.  Please don't worry about registering with Girls Who Code, we will do that together on the first meeting.   We will welcome parents on the first session for questions and to help fill out all the official paperwork required by the company. 

Registration will be available 2 weeks before the event.  Registering HAS to be done before the first session and is a commitment for the whole 15 week series, as this is required by Girls Who Code.  There will be no waiting list, but there are two class options, Weds or Thurs from 4-5pm.  

This class/program is for females or female identifying students only.  

For more information about Girls Who Code, go to their website https://girlswhocode.com/

Any questions, please feel free to email Saleena Davidson, YA Librarian at saleenasteens@gmail.com

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday February 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM NJLA YA Section Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

A meeting of the YA Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association.  This meeting will also be to vote for the ballot of the Fiction Grades 6-8 portion of the Garden State Teen Book Awards, immediately following the regular section meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday February 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday March 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  5:45 PM NJ Maker's Day  
   

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

    Location: All Library

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:45 PM NJ Maker's Day  
   

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

    Location: All Library

Sunday March 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday March 17, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Set-up for Friends tea  
   

The Friends will be setting up for tomorrow's tea from 12:30 onwards this afternoon in Meeting Room A/B.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday March 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Friends Membership Tea  
   

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library will hold their annual Membership Tea today in Meeting Room A/B.

Contact the Friends to reserve a seat.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meditation for Peace and Well Being  
   

Meditation for Peace and Well Being workshop offered this evening in Meeting Room A/B at 7:00 p.m.

Join Jim Rose  long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 30 years.  During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace , happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience.  For new or advanced meditators. 

Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of Johnson & Johnson a multi-national corporation. He has 35 years of experience in Human Resources management, employee development and conflict resolution. He was recognized by Human Resources Executive magazine as one of the top HR executives in the US. Jim currently provides workshops and training to groups throughout the world where he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He has been meditating for over 30 years and now focuses much of his time on his own spiritual development and in helping others who wish to do the same. If you have ever attended one of Jim's workshops, you know how special they are.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 23, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday March 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM NJLA YA Section Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

A meeting of the YA Services Section of the New Jersey Library Association.  This meeting will also be to vote for the ballot of the Fiction Grades 6-8 portion of the Garden State Teen Book Awards, immediately following the regular section meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday April 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 6, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  11:00 PM SBPL Hackathon 2018  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

    Location: All Library

Saturday April 7, 2018
   7:00 AM  -  7:00 PM SBPL Hackathon 2018  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

    Location: All Library

Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday April 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 13, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday April 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Friday April 27, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday May 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday May 11, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday May 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday June 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday June 8, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday June 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday June 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday June 22, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday June 24, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

Marathi Language classes (for children) meet on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B.  

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Saturday July 7, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday July 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday July 22, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

The LEO Club will hold a meeting today in Program Room 1A/1B

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CWA Annual Meeting  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday August 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 12, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday September 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday September 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday October 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday October 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday November 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday December 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

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