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Saturday August 19, 2017
   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  -  4:45 PM Data Science Meet-up Project Group  
    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 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.

August:  Pencil shading & sketching techniques

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Set-up for Sunday program  
   

Suparna Guha, presenter for Sunday afternoon program, will be in to set-up her event.

(3) stacks of stacking chairs from the Meeting Room and a podium and microphone are authorized.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday August 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Indian Institute of Performing Arts Workshop  
   

Come to the library this afternoon for a free vocal musical performance and discussion on Rabindranath Tagore's works presented by Suparna Guha of the Indian Institute of Performing Arts.  Rabindranath Tagore is India's Nobel  Laureate Poet whose music, dramas, and poetry have been a major component of Ms. Guha's life's work as a vocalist and performing artist.  Ms. Guha will perform some music by Tagore, and also have a literary narration of the lyrics of this profound poet, who was and remains an inspiration to many people from India.  

Seating is limited; once the room is full, the doors will be closed.

 

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday August 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters in a brightly lit room with plenty of space to spread out!  

No instruction will be given and no materials will be provided - this is an open time to do whatever craft you are into.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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
   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.

August: We'll be discussing different leadership and management styles and the advantages/disadvantages of each. 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   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 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

Tuesday August 22, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Small Business Financing - SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Small Business Financing

Description:  This FREE workshop will focus on how to prepare yourself before going to a bank for a loan. We will discuss key areas you need to keep in mind for a startup business, acquisition, or if you need growth capital. 

  • Do you have a carefully-thought-out business plan?
  • What should be included in that plan?
  • Does every bank give loans for every project?

We will also cover the different types of lending available in today’s credit environment and what kind of banks you should approach.

Please register for our first Small Business Financing workshop, and improve your loan project presentations so you can get the outcome you desire.

Presenter Bio:  Parag Nevatia is Owner & Managing Member of EZ Funding Solutions, LLC, an SBA - Certified Project Finance Company with a vision to revolutionize business financing for both loan seekers and lenders.  He is also the Advisory Board Member of NJ SBDC, RBAC, and IT-Connect, Counselor at SBDC at Rutgers University, helping businesses get access to capital, Ambassador Committee Member at Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Member of “ProducersNJ,” a network of exclusive business owners, and a Writer/Columnist for www.bizindia.net.

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 August 23, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:40 PM Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Today we will be showing the 2006 film, The Rape of Europa, which is the story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.  This film is two hours long, unlike some of the other documentaries we have shown.  Please allow for the extra time - it will be worth watching to the end.

The Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series will be held on the third or 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
   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 Ready for Kindergarten! (Parenting Workshop)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive 3-part seminar, parents will take home strategies to boost children's growth and ensure proper development in the formative years of their life.

Seminar 1, August 9 - "Milestones and Movements" will highlight essential milestones for a good foundation in the first year of life.

Seminar 2, August 16 - "Park and Play" highlights activities and playtime needs to build gross and fine motor skills.

Seminar 3, August 23 - "Nutrition, Readiness and Behavior" will highlights good nutrition, school readiness and optimum behavior.

Pre-registration suggested for this program. Register at the following link: Ready for Kindergarten!

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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

Thursday August 24, 2017
   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  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  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 each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

June 1, 15, 22, 29 (four classes)  - skipping June 8 for the book sale
July 6, 13, 20, 27 (four classes)  
August 3, 10, 24, 31 (four classes)
 
There will be no class on August 17, the instructor will be away. 

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.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  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

Friday August 25, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Little Free Library Completion Day  
   

Today we are going to hopefully complete the Little Free Library project we started in June.  This event is by invitation only.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday August 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)--CANCELLED  
    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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday August 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters in a brightly lit room with plenty of space to spread out!  

No instruction will be given and no materials will be provided - this is an open time to do whatever craft you are into.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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
   5:45 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: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   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 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

Tuesday August 29, 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Cookbook Book Club: James Beard, Dean of American Cooking  
    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/or 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.

 
This month: James Beard, Dean of American Cooking, and his protege Barbara Kafka
 

Books by James Beard:
The Essential James Beard Cookbook
Beard on Bread
Beard on Pasta
Beard on Food

Books by Barbara Kafka:
The Intolerant Gourmet, Glorious Food without Gluten and Lactose
Vegetable Love
Soup, A Way of Life
 
Complete list of themes and dates are listed separately on our website under the Adults tab, choose 'Book Discussion' from the drop down menu.
 
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   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)
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Effective Communication Strategies - Alzheimer's Awareness Workshop  
   

Connect and Communicate in Meaningful Ways - Consumer Education Program

This workshop will provide tips for making powerful connections:

  • Understand how persons with dementia communicate using attitude, tone, facial expression and body language
  • Learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages and connect in new ways

If you can, you are invited to stay for the following workshop about Caregiver Support Groups.  You do not need to register for both events.

Register below or call the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900 by August 29, 2017

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Support Group Facilitator Training - Alzheimer's Association  
   

Help Caregivers Connect in Meaningful Ways

Interested volunteers should have:

  • An understanding of caregiver issues, either as a professional or from personal experience
  • A working knowledge of dementia 
  • Good organizational skills with regard to evaluation and program reporting
  • Group experience (preferred but not necessary)
  • Good active listening skills, the ability to put thinks in a realistic perspective through humor, non-judgmental intervention and informed reassurance
  • A firm commitment to maintaining confidentiality

Those interested in volunteering for this important service should contact Sharon Jarnette at 800-272-3900 or sharon.jarnette@alz.org by August 29, 2017

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday August 31, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  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 each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

June 1, 15, 22, 29 (four classes)  - skipping June 8 for the book sale
July 6, 13, 20, 27 (four classes)  
August 3, 10, 24, 31 (four classes)
 
There will be no class on August 17, the instructor will be away. 

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.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  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
   6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM South Brunswick Girl Scouting - Introductory Meeting  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday September 2, 2017
   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 September 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      jjstamm.attic@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday September 4, 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 September 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
   10:15 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
   11:30 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 Washi Tape Decorations (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Get ready to head back to school with a DIY touch. Bring pencils, notebooks or folders and we’ll give them style using washi tape.

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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Members of the Monday Night Book Club will meet this evening in the Local History Room to discuss an additional title.

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

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class - Survival Bracelets  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Quick Deploy StyleIn September, we will learn to make Paracord Survival Bracelets.  The bracelets we make will be sent to Operation Gratitude to give to the troops and to first responders.  These bracelets are made with 7.5 to 8 feet of 550 Paracord and can be "deployed" in three seconds, to be used in a number of ways to assist in emergencies or for survival.  There is no materials fee since the bracelets made will be donated.  We collected items for Operation Gratitude over the summer...these bracelets will be included in our shipment with the hats and scarves that have been made and donated.  We will have materials to also write notes to the troops to send along with the donations.

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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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 - The Zookeeper's Wife  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Zookeeper’s Wife 
(2016, PG-13, 126 minutes)

Directed by Niki Caro. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg, and Shira Haas.

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of zookeepers at the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

    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 six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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 at the Information Desk for in-person registration.  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 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. 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 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.

Register now - 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 September 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
   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
   4:30 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 first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

Small Wonders reads short stories from a variety of cultures and perspectives.

It's a great group for those learning English, but all are welcome! Pick up a copy of the story at the Information Desk and join us.

Meets in the Local History Room.
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00.  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.

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
   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

Friday September 8, 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 more STEAM-based projects!

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

Saturday September 9, 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
   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  -  12:00 PM ESL Online!  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn about the free online programs from the Library that can help with learning English.  Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday September 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Maggie Worsdale Performs the Jewish American Songbook - Friends Concert Series  
   

Singer Maggie Worsdale performs from some of the greatest Jewish American songwriters of the 20th century, including Gershwin, Berlin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and many more. 

Maggie is a richly talented entertainer who has that special something, that natural born nuance that captures an audience. In 2009 and 2010 Maggie was selected as one of the 10 Best Jazz Singers in NY/NJ area and was featured in the annual Sinatra Birthday Bash Celebration at the world famous Count Basie Theater in Red Bank NJ. Maggie is the lead singer for the jazz revue band SWEET WHISKEY.

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 Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

New classes for children in Marathi language instruction begin on September 10 and will continue twice per month on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B until June 2018. 

Register your children today for this valuable free instruction.  There is a maximum $6.00 per semester materials fee for texts.

Pre-registration below is 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: SMART Lab

Monday September 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters in a brightly lit room with plenty of space to spread out!  

No instruction will be given and no materials will be provided - this is an open time to do whatever craft you are into.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM InfoSearch Gateway: Business  
    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.

October 2 and 9 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:30. 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
   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. 

September - Magical school supplies

    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
   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 September 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
   10:15 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
   11:30 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 Logic Puzzles (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Take your skills to the next level as you solve preposterous problems and ridiculous riddles using teamwork, and of course...logic!
 
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 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.

Sept 12 we will be looking into various methods and reasons for public speaking

Oct 10 we will work on disagreeing without arguing in a debate.

 

 

    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 The DNA of Gutsy Leaders - Author Talk  
   

Co-authors Terence H. Biggs II and Dr. Sharon M. Biggs will lead a FREE engaging and interactive book talk about their book: The DNA of Gutsy Leaders: I’m Made For This Moment!   http://tinyurl.com/nuceytk 

Join us for a lively conversation to help discover what makes gutsy leaders tick, and what drives gutsy leaders to rise to the occasion when other leaders would rather run in the opposite direction.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 September 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM CFEAA Training and Exam  
   

CFEAA certification training and exam.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Norman  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Norman (Israel)
(2016, Rated R, 117 minutes)

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi.
Norman Oppenheimer is a small-time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

    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 six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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 September 14, 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM InfoSearch Gateway: Health  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Ever wonder how to learn more about a particular disease, or how to find a study about a particular health topic, or how to locate and evaluate quality information sources? Come and join us!

    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: mystery. 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  
   

The first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00 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 September 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mindfulness Program  
   

Practicing mindfulness — experiencing the present moment without judgment — can help you manage stress and improve your quality of life. Attend this informative session led by Judith Margolin, Psy.D, Clinical Director of Women’s Programs at Princeton House Behavioral Health, to learn how mindfulness can help reduce or stop brain chatter and habitual reactions, improve mood and energy, increase focus and mental clarity, and deepen your enjoyment and appreciation of life.

Registration for this session is suggested but walk-ins are welcome.  Please add your name to the registration below to attend or visit the Princeton HealthCare System Community Education and Outreach website at www.princetonhcs.org/calendar where you can access their dynamic curriculum of innovative health- and lifestyle-related programming, screenings and support provided at little or no cost.

Start off on the right foot this school year and get ready to enjoy a more peaceful, stress-free holiday season!

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 STEAM-based ideas!

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

Saturday September 16, 2017
   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.

September:  DIY Bath Bombs

October:  Halloween Fun

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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
   6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Author Dinner with Brad Parks  
   

Brad ParksThe library Foundation will hold the annual Author Dinner this evening in the library starting at 6:30.

The author is the well-known, best selling mystery author, Brad Parks.  He will have copies of his latest mystery Say Nothing for signing.

Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes. His first standalone thriller, Say Nothing, released March 2017 from Dutton Books in the U.S., along with thirteen other publishers worldwide. Parks's six previous novels chart the adventures of sometimes-dashing investigative newspaper reporter Carter Ross, and have collectively won stars from every major pre-publication review outlet. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Parks is a former journalist with The Washington Post and The(Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. He is now a full-time novelist living in Virginia with his wife and two school-aged children.

To purchase tickets, advertisements or to sponsor, visit www.sbpl.info/foundation/tickets 

 

    Location: All Library

Sunday September 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Norman  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Norman (Israel)
(2016, Rated R, 117 minutes)

Directed by Joseph Cedar. Starring: Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi.
Norman Oppenheimer is a small-time operator who befriends a young politician at a low point in his life. Three years later, when the politician becomes an influential world leader, Norman's life dramatically changes for better and worse.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday September 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters in a brightly lit room with plenty of space to spread out!  

No instruction will be given and no materials will be provided - this is an open time to do whatever craft you are into.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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.

October 2 and 9 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:30. 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
   6:00 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
   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 September 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
   10:15 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
   11:30 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 DIY Stationary (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

We’ll be using shaving cream and other wacky art techniques to customize our own stationery.
 
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 Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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  -  8:30 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.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club-- Cookbook Book Club-- The Cooking of Spain  
    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.

September 19, 2017:  The Cooking of Spain

With cookbooks by various authors:

Jose Andres - Made in Spain

Anya von Bremzen – The New Spanish Table

Martha Rose Shulman – Spain and the World Table

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ Clean Energy Program  
   

NJ Clean Energy Program Presentation 

New Jersey's Clean Energy Program will conduct a presentation this evening for home and business owners. This statewide clean energy initiative is administered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to promote energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.  Financial incentives are available through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program for residential, commercial, and municipal customers. In this 60-minute presentation, a representative from the Clean Energy Program will cover an overview of their services and how individuals and businesses can take advantage of these state-funded incentives. 

Registration below is suggested but walk-ins are welcome.  If the presentation should be cancelled, you will be notified if you are registered.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 September 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 The Art of the Steal - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Art of the Steal (2009) tells the story of the struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, one of the world’s best collections of modern and impressionist art, valued at an estimated $25 billion.  Politicians controversially moved the collection from Merion, Pennsylvania to downtown Philadelphia, contravening the will and testament of its founder, Albert C. Barnes.  (101 minutes)

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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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 September 21, 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
   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
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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  -  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 Gatherings  
    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 and card games for the most part). 

No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

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; Betrayal at House on the Hill, Farmageddon, Mystery at Hogwarts

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00 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 September 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Maker Day 2017 Tool Kit Workshop  
    Location: All Library
   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 more STEAM-based projects!

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

Saturday September 23, 2017
   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 September 9. 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
   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  -  4:00 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: Cafe - Vending
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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

Sunday September 24, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

New classes for children in Marathi language instruction begin on September 10 and will continue twice per month on the second and fourth Sunday in Program Room 1A/1B until June 2018. 

Register your children today for this valuable free instruction.  There is a maximum $6.00 per semester materials fee for texts.

Pre-registration below is required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters in a brightly lit room with plenty of space to spread out!  

No instruction will be given and no materials will be provided - this is an open time to do whatever craft you are into.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

Blood Drive today at the library sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services

To schedule an appointment visit http://tinyurl.com/sbhs-club.

Please bring ID with signature or photo and birthdate.  You can donate if you are between 17 and 75 years old and in general good health.  16 year olds can donate with parental consent form and those 76 and over can donate with doctor’s note.  Bring your donor card if you have one.

For more more information call 800-933-2566.

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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.

October 2 and 9 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:30. 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
   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
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Summer 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 and share our trips and stories that happened over the summer months. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday September 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
   10:15 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
   11:30 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 microwave nachos.

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Online Prep for PSAT/SAT/ACT Exam  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Join us and learn how Brainfuse, Learning Express and your library card can give you access to online study guides, practice tests and ebooks to help you prepare for your college prep exams. This session is for high school students who are or will be preparing for the exams. Parents are welcome to join us as well. There will be a limited number of laptops available, but feel free to bring your own. Registration requested.

 

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday September 27, 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 Dee's Kitchen Lab - Meatless Monday Meals  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Meatless Monday Meals

Dee demonstrates how to make seasonal vegetarian dishes such as Trofie Pasta with Pesto and Shakshuka.  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
   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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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
   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 September 28, 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
   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  
   

The first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Gaming for Grown-ups (18 & over only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for some off-color and funny card games aimed at adults.  We'll be playing Cards Against Humanity and FunEmployed.

No registration required.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dee's Kitchen Lab - Meatless Monday Meals  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Meatless Monday Meals

Dee demonstrates how to make seasonal vegetarian dishes such as Trofie Pasta with Pesto and Shakshuka.  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 Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00 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 September 29, 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 STEAM-based ideas!

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 September 30, 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 September 16. 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
   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

Sunday October 1, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      jjstamm.attic@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    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: SMART Lab

Monday October 2, 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 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. 

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.

October 2 and 9 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:30. 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  -  8:00 PM Family Law Seminar  
   
Rajeh A. Saadeh, from the law office of Rajeh A. Saadeh, L.L.C. in Somerville, N.J., will give a presentation this evening on important issues in Family Law.
 
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Protect yourself and your family and know where you stand legally in issues related to divorce, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support and property distribution. 
 
This seminar is made possible by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Speaker's Bureau.  
 
Registration below is recommended.  You will be contacted should the seminar be changed or cancelled.  Walk-ins are welcome.
 
Projector authorized.
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 October 3, 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 Room is Booked  
    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 Sensory Science (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Bring out the mad scientist lurking inside you as we explore the properties of slime and sand. We’ll be making different kinds of slime and kinetic sand!?

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 October 4, 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 Paper Beads - Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

word beads: take a paperback book, tear out the pages, cut pages in strips horizontally with an exacto knife, trim the edge of a strip you want to use so a word shows, wet the first inch of the other end of the strip with water, wet the toothpick, mod podge both sides, twirl the strip, press end tight for a moment, coat with more mod podge, stick toothpick in scrap styrofoam to dry, remove bead using needle nose pliers and, voilà! you can watercolor the page if you want colored beads, too!

For the October Crafternoon, we will make paper "word" beads out of old books and magazines to use to make necklaces or bracelets.  

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 (below) is recommended.  The class is limited to 12 adults.  Unreserved and no-show seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  The doors will be closed at 1:40 p.m. and no one else will be admitted once the class begins.

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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 Community Event  
   

Room rented.

    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 six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Word 2013  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Includes an overview of basics, plus other topics to be determined by the class. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   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 5, 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
   4:30 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
   5:00 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  
   

The first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00 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
   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

Friday October 6, 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
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Fall Harvest Festival (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Kids and families can enjoy crafts, food, beverages, and tons of fall fun and games at this first-ever Fall Harvest Festival at Reichler Park. Township organizations and businesses will be on hand with info and free goodies for attendees!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library with special thanks to Home Depot of South Brunswick.

    Location: Off Site

Saturday October 7, 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
   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 October 8, 2017
   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

Monday October 9, 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.

October 2 and 9 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:30. 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
   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. 

October: Geeky Cross-stitch

    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
   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  -  8:00 PM Wills and Estate Administration - Protect Your Family and Make Planning Easy  
   

On January 1, 2018 there will be new changes in the New Jersey Estate Tax law. The law will make a number of substantial changes in the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.

Kenneth Verkammen, Middlesex County Attorney, and representatives from his office in Edison, will hold a FREE seminar on the 2017 changes to the New Jersey Estate Tax Law for Wills and Probate titled WILLS & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION - PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE PLANNING EASY.  The speaker, Kenneth Vercammen, Esq. Edison, NJ, is the author of the ABA book: Wills & Estate Administration.

Main Seminar Topics:
1. 2018 changes to NJ Estate Tax & changes to taxes on pensions
2. Updates to Federal Estate and Gift Tax 
3. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills 
4. Power of Attorney     
5. Living Will        
6. Administering the Estate/Probate/Surrogate  
 
You do not need to be a resident to attend.  COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, Probate and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
 
Registration below is recommended; walk-ins are welcome.  If you are registered, you will be contacted if for some reason, the seminar is changed or cancelled.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 10, 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 Room is Booked  
    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 Creative Writing (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Do you have something important to say? Do you have a lot of ideas just waiting to come out? Out creative writing program will offer tweens writing exercises to flex their writing muscles in a fun, low-pressure, supportive environment. 

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
   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.

Sept 12 we will be looking into various methods and reasons for public speaking

Oct 10 we will work on disagreeing without arguing in a debate.

 

    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
   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
   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 October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Go BIG Program for those with Parkinson’s Disease  
   

Parkinson's and other progressive neurological diseases can make walking and balance difficult.  LSVT BIG program has demonstrated improved motor function in people with Parkinson's Disease including faster walking with larger steps and improved balance. Join Soo Ahn, physical therapist and certified LSVT BIG clinician with University Medical Center of Princeton's Outpatient Rehabilitation Network, to learn about how the LSVT program can help reduce the progression of symptoms and improve function.

This program is presented by the Community Education & Outreach Department at Princeton HealthCare System.

Registration for this session is suggested but walk-ins are welcome.  Please add your name to the registration below to attend or visit the Princeton HealthCare System Community Education and Outreach website at www.princetonhcs.org/calendar where you can access their dynamic curriculum of innovative health- and lifestyle-related programming, screenings and support provided at little or no cost.

    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
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Tim's Vermeer - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tim's Vermeer (2013) - Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.  Nominated for a BAFTA Film Award.

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
   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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Certain Women  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Certain Women
(2017, Rated R, 107 minutes)

Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Starring: Laura Dern, James Le Gros, Jared Harris, Ashlie Atkinson, and Michelle Williams.
The lives of several women intersect in a small town in Montana as they each try to find their own paths. Laura Wells is an attorney who finds herself stuck in the middle of a hostage negotiation. Gina Lewis and her husband work to build their dream home while exposing cracks in the foundation of their relationship. Beth Travis finds herself teaching a class more than four hours away from where she lives as a ranch hand named Jamie attaches herself to her.

    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 six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4 and 11.  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 six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six 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 October 12, 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
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Creating and Organizing Documents  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to work with documents, how to create them, how to save them, how to organize them, how to create folders, how to email attachments and much more. Bring a flash drive! 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
   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: action/adventure. 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
   5:00 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  
   

The first Fall six-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on Septermber 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12 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 $72.00 for the six-class yoga and meditation session.  

There is another  separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

Small Wonders reads short stories from a variety of cultures and perspectives.

It's a great group for those learning English, but all are welcome! Pick up a copy of the story at the Information Desk and join us.

Meets in the Local History Room.
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

We have a new Yoga instructor to teach a Yoga class again at 7:00 on Thursday evenings.  This will be 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 six-class session that will be held on September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5 and 12.  The cost of the six-class session will be $72.00 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 13, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Book Sale set-up  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 STEAM-based ideas!

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 October 14, 2017
   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.

 

    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Randall Marsola   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

Learn how to create 3D objects in Tinkercad. To learn more:  http://sbpl-ebranch.info/e-adults/3d-printer.  Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday October 15, 2017
   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 to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Society of Young Innovators  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   (732) 329-4000x 7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for an informational meeting of the Society of Young Innovators. 

The society's main goal is to promote education across all demographics through a fair (and other activities) that integrates a competitive spirit and dedication while fostering creativity and making it more exciting for students to understand and gain interest in STEM and business fields. At the meeting we will talk about the competition and explain how to participate in it as well as how to obtain leadership positions in the society itself.
 
The Society of Young Innovators will meet monthly or bimonthly in the effort to plan and develop projects for the Society of Young Innovators Fair, to take place in the Spring. 

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday October 16, 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 conduct a book drive to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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
   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 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 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 Room is Booked  
    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
   

Learn how to edit photos and images using Pixlr, a free, online photo editor. Registration required.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
   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  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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 Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 Gatherings  
    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; Betrayal at House on the Hill, Farmageddon, Mystery at Hogwarts

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

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 1. 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
   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

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 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 Room is Booked  
    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  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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, 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 7:00 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 Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:00 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 29, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:00 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 29, 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

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 21. 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 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 Room is Booked  
    Location: Local History Room
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 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
   

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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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
   4:30 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
   5:00 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, 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 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:00 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 29, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:00 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 29, 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
   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

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
   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 November 5, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      jjstamm.attic@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    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

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
   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 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 Room is Booked  
    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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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
   4:30 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
   5:00 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, 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 7:00 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

Small Wonders reads short stories from a variety of cultures and perspectives.

It's a great group for those learning English, but all are welcome! Pick up a copy of the story at the Information Desk and join us.

Meets in the Local History Room.
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:00 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 29, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:00 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 29, 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
   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 Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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
   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 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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    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.

 

 

    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  -  8:30 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 Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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
   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
   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, 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 7:00 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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gatherings  
    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, Dixit, Balderdash, Snake Oil, Doctor Panic, Telestrations and Can You Name 5.

December:  We are playing games for your brain.  These will require some brain power to play (but all are fun!)   Compounded, Gear & Piston, Wits-n-Wagers, Terra.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:00 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held after the Book Sale.  The dates will be October 29, November 2, 9 and 16.  This class at 7:00 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 29, 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  -  12:30 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
   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  -  4:00 PM Friends Concert Series  
   

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
   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
   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 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 Room is Booked  
    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 Tween Trivia (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

What was the longest recorded flight of a chicken? What is Iron Man’s true identity? How long is a day on the sun in Earth time? Put your knowledge to the test and join us for Tween Trivia!

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 Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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
   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 Room is Booked  
    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
   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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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
   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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    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  -  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

Sunday December 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      jjstamm.attic@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    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

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 Room is Booked  
    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

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 Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

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
   4:45 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.

Sept 6 – Back to School
Sept 13 – We Love LEGOS
Sept 20 – Welcome to Fall!
Sep 27 – Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Oct 4 – Fun Folk Tales
Oct 11 – India’s Festival of Lights

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)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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
   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
   4:30 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
   5:00 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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 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

Friday December 8, 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
   4:45 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
   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
   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 Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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
   5:45 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

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 Room is Booked  
    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.

 

 

    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 Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    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
   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  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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
   4:30 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 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
   5:00 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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

Small Wonders reads short stories from a variety of cultures and perspectives.

It's a great group for those learning English, but all are welcome! Pick up a copy of the story at the Information Desk and join us.

Meets in the Local History Room.
    Location: Local History Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
   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
   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

Monday December 18, 2017
   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 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 Room is Booked  
    Location: Local History Room
   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 Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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
   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  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 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 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
   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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gatherings  
    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, Dixit, Balderdash, Snake Oil, Doctor Panic, Telestrations and Can You Name 5.

December:  We are playing games for your brain.  These will require some brain power to play (but all are fun!)   Compounded, Gear & Piston, Wits-n-Wagers, Terra.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday December 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 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
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

A group of friendly, open-minded, mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests run the gamut from Buffy to Doctor Who, Comic Books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons and far more.  If you have a geeky interest, one of us probably shares it!  The group gets together for board games, video games, movies, talking, etc.  Meetings at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation (Content available to members only, but membership is free and open to all).
 

    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
   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
   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)

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
   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  -  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday January 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

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

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

Thursday February 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

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

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

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

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

Saturday April 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 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

Thursday April 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    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

Monday April 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

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

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

Monday May 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

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

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

Monday July 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

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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