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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, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Coding Class (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

High-school volunteers at South Brunswick Public Library who are passionate about computer science and want to help introduce it to everyone will help you grow to love it as much as they do through 2-hour coding classes. 

Pygame  and Turtle are libraries based on the language Python, a programming language.  Pygame and Turtle incorporates many graphics which makes it very effective in the creation of video games. This class is meant for beginners with little to no experience programming. 

This session: Simplified Cookie Clicker Game

Space is limited. Registration will open two weeks before the class. 

Event courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Our Little Sister (Japan)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Our Little Sister (Japan)

(2016, PG, 128 minutes)

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.  Starring Haruka Avase, Suzu Hirose, Masami Nagasawa, and Kaho. 

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, live together in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father, absent from the family home for the last fifteen years, dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy, teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 18, 2017
   10:30 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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Google Calendar for Android Phones  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Take the guesswork out of appointments, theater dates, dinner reservations, birthdays and much much more.  Learn how to use Google Calendar on your Android phone to keep track, be reminded of and never miss another important event. Registration requested.

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

Books available at the Information Desk.

December 19, 2017:  Throwback Cookbooks

With cookbooks by Mollie Katzen and Arthur Schwartz:

Mollie Katzen -   The Moosewood Cookbook, The New Moosewood Cookbook, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, and The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest

Arthur Schwartz - Arthur Schwartz’s New York City Food

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Pablo Picasso - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Today's film, "Pablo Picasso," (2004, Kultur Films, 50 mins) is another in the series Artists of the 20th Century. 

In the history of modern art, Pablo Picasso is a nearly mythological figure. Born in Malaga, Picasso was an innovative master of various media and as one of the most prolific artists in history, creating more than 20,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and ceramics using all kinds of materials. First famous for his pioneering role in Cubism, Picasso's art developed with a pace and energy parallel to the sweeping cultural and technological changes of the twentieth century.

Unlike many artists of his caliber, Picasso was an international celebrity as well as a profoundly influential figure in the art world. His work was exhibited on countless occasions throughout his lifetime, reaching the zenith of artistic recognition with the 1971 exhibition at the Louvre, in Paris, honoring him on his 90th birthday; until then, the work of living artists had not been shown there. Accompanied by images of the artist's greatest work.

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOTH OF THE CLASSES ARE THE SAME THING, YOU CANNOT JOIN BOTH.  We are running two so that more have the opportunity to join.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday December 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Neighbours, Inc  
   

Neighbours, Inc. board meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The third Fall four-class session of Yoga and Meditation will be held on November 30, December 7, 14 and 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Teens & Adults)  
    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 ( all kinds of tabletop board games and assorted card games as well),. No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

Due to lack of registrations, this class has been cancelled and refunds will be given. 

The next 7:10 p.m. four-class Yoga session will be held starting in the new year; the dates are to be determined.  

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 
 
It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and bring a sweater or light jacket as the room can sometimes be cool.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday December 22, 2017
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tween Lock-In (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Join us for a Tween Lock-in! Hang out with friends as we play games, complete challenges and have fun!

Registration is required for this event: Tween Lock-In Registration

Doors close at 5:30PM, no tweens will be admitted after this time. Tweens may be picked up early, but may not leave the lock-in on their own until 7:45PM

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

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Random Movie Fun for Teens  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We will have a selection of fun movies (some you know and love, some you really should see).  It will be a surprise!  Join Saleena in the Teen Room, she'll have a tv, some popcorn and DVDs to watch.  No registration required.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi Class - Mixed Level  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on November 29, December 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the five week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday December 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Game Fun  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

It's winter break!  Join us for some fun games!   There will be a selection of games to choose from, see what suits your mood!   Bring your friends and have a blast.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday December 29, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Winter Break Family Film Festival (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Every Monday, children and their friends and families can watch their heroes build a better world on the big screen at the library! Each week will feature a different fun-filled family film. Snacks and juice will be available.

December 26: Ice Age: Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course

December 27: Mighty Ducks & Cool Runnings

December 28: Happy Feet & Mr. Popper's Penguins

December 29: Frozen & The Peanuts Movie

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Video Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Come play some fun games on the WiiU, Wii, Xbox 360 or Playstation 4.  We will have a selection of options, though only 2 can be used at a time.

No registration required, let's game!

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday December 31, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday January 1, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   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 DIY Watercolor Tiles (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will use ordinary household materials to make one-of-a-kind watercolor works of art.

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 January 3, 2018
   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 will resume in February  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

In 2018, 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 starting in February.  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 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - Silly New Year! (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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  -  8:30 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

Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button on the confirmation page that can be used 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.

Registration should be done prior to the first day of the class.  No partial payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday January 5, 2018
   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

Saturday January 6, 2018
   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 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 January 7, 2018
   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, 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 January 8, 2018
   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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

Did you get a new Android phone for the holidays? Join us and learn the basics of your new tool. 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.

January 29 and February 5 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

A new Lions club, formed under the direction of Mr. Deven Patel and Mr. Mahesh Advani, will be meeting on the second Monday of each month in Program Room 1B.

 

    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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:30 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 January 9, 2018
   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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

In this fun and delicious hands-on cooking class, tweens can learn a new hobby and make some tasty dishes! This session, we’ll be making fudge.

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  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

There are so many fun games to play that involve cards, so we decided to start a gaming group that is all about just that.  We will bring a selection of games but will always have several regular decks of cards for anyone who wants to play other things.  It's your chance to learn some new games or play some you haven't in awhile!

Jan 9:  Farmageddon, Sushi Go! and Oregon Trail

Feb 13:  Love Letter, Gloom, Unspeakable Words

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    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  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Bread, Pizza and Flatbreads by Jeff Hertzberg  
   

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. Books available at the Information Desk.


This month we will explore Bread, Pizza and Flatbreads by Jeff Hertzberg.

Titles:

  • The New Artisan Bread
  • Artisan Pizza and Flatbread
  • Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
  • Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day
   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 except June when the meeting is held in a local restaurant.  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 January 10, 2018
   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.

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - We Love LEGOS (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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 - The Big Sick  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Big Sick
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, R, 120 minutes)

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.
Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Introduction to Computers and the Internet  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

For the novice computer user, this class will introduce basic computer terminology, navigating the desktop, using software, and searching the Internet. Registration required.

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Girl Scout Cookie Sales Training  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Thursday January 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM InfoSearch Gateway: Health  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Ever wonder how to learn more about a particular disease, how to find a study about a particular health topic, or how to locate and evaluate quality information sources? Join us and discover authoritative and educational resources. 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Music & Movement (Children w/ All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

Late registration can be made online by going back to the start day of the session, January 4, 2018, using the calendar above.  The full registration fee of $72.00 will be charged.  No partial payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  There is no meeting on February 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

Payment for this session should be made prior to the start of the first class.  No partial payments will be accepted.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday January 12, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM Escape the Library! (Ages 18 & up only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

Can YOU escape the library?  Join us for a night of fun as we explore three escape the room puzzles, and enjoy a variety of games and snacks in between each session.  There will be a registration for this event, and it will begin one month beforehand.  There is no cost for this event.

sponsored by Friends of Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday January 14, 2018
   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, storytellers will be on hand for one-on-one or small group readings! Readings will be held throughout the Children's Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Online Study Help for Elementary and Middle School  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

There are powerful learning tools on our library website, and all you need to access them is your library card. Learn how to harness the power of Brainfuse and Learning Express to learn new concepts, reinforce current learning and boost 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. Registration requested. 

    Location: SMART Lab
   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 January 15, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Tweens will play a live action version of the classic game “Hungry Hungry Hippos” and compete to see who is the Hungriest Hungriest Hippo in South Brunswick.

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  -  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  -  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 January 17, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

Austrian Cooking Class

Learn about the cuisine of Vienna and how to make authentic Wiener Schnitzel, Austrian Potato Salad and Individual Apfel Strudels. Recipes and tastings included. Techniques and tips, history and science 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - Winter Wonderland (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon             
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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)
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (18 & over)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us at The Original Thin Crust Pizza on Georges Road (formerly Frankie's) for fun with board games.  The library will bring a selection of games, you are welcome to join us and even bring your own if you like!  While you're there, feel free to grab some food and Voila!  Instant night of Fun!   This will be running on the 3rd Weds of every month from 6-9 pm, so be sure and stop by, and make sure to say thanks to The Original Thin Crust Pizza for partnering with us, and to the Friends of the Library for enabling us to buy so many amazing board games.  No registration required, this event is intended for adults.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Off Site
   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  -  8:30 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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Victoria and Abdul  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Victoria and Abdul (United Kingdom)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, PG-13, 112 minutes)

Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

    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 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Late registration is available until the start of this evening's class by returning to the start date of this session on January 10, 2018 using the navigation calendar above.  Full payment of $60.00 is required even if registering late.  No partial payments will be accepted.

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday January 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

Registration for the next 5:30 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the March 1, 2018 calendar entry using the calendar above.  No partial payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    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 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Austrian Cooking Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Austrian Cooking Class

Learn about the cuisine of Vienna and how to make authentic Wiener Schnitzel, Austrian Potato Salad and Individual Apfel Strudels. Recipes and tastings included. Techniques and tips, history and science 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game or multiple games (usually on a theme).  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles.    No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

January will be winter themed games:  Ice Cool, Don't Break the Ice, That's My Fish, Dead of Winter will be among the options.

Feb will be Cooperative Games:  Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Flash Point: Fire & Rescue will be among the options.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  there will be no meeting on Febrary 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  Late registration can be done from this calendar by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.

Late registration can be done from this calendar before the second class by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.  No partial payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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
   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

Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2013  
    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. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info. Registration required.
 

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 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 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.

Jan 20:  Scrapbook Photo Frames (Bring Your Own Photo Frame)

Feb 17:  Watercolor Silhouettes

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday January 21, 2018
   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, 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 Society of Young Innovators Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Mission: Our mission is to foster creativity in all teenagers and young adults. Our program is designed to challenge participants to think outside the box and find solutions to everyday problems.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

Victoria and Abdul (United Kingdom)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, PG-13, 112 minutes)

Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith.
Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday January 22, 2018
   10:30 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.

January 29 and February 5 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
   6:00 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.

January we will have a guest young entreupreneur from the local community. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   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  -  2:00 PM LibraryLinkNJ  
   

Authorized to enter before opening. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Tweens will use lights and iPads to make cool pictures of light trails in this STEAM-centric workshop.

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  -  7:30 PM Android Phone Basics  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Did you get a new Android phone for the holidays? Join us and learn the basics of your new tool. 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
   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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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 January 24, 2018
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - Art in the Afternoon (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
?Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

You can now register for the next six class session of the Tai Chi class by going to the start date of February 28, 2018 using the calendar above.  There will be a one week break between sessions on February 21, 2018. 

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    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 January 25, 2018
   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  -  2:00 PM LibraryLinkNJ  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 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
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

Registration for the next 5:30 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the March 1, 2018 calendar entry using the calendar above.  No partial payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  there will be no meeting on Febrary 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  Late registration can be done from this calendar by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.

Registration for the next 7:10 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the start date of the session on March 1, 2018 using the calendar above.  

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday January 26, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM College Planning and Financial Seminar  
   

Come listen to an important discussion on how to learn the best way to MAXIMIZE the amount of FINANCIAL AID you can receive for COLLEGE!  Learn about the important FAFSA form.  Also covered will be the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient way, even if you are not eligible for need-based aid.  It is never too early to begin planning for your child’s future.

This is a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop presented by Douglas Schorpp of Schorpp Capital in East Brunswick that will focus on high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.  

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    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 January 28, 2018
   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, 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 Teen Intro to Web Design (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen-led introductory course for HTML and CSS. Participants will learn how to create and style their own webpage. All experience levels are welcome. Registration is required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday January 29, 2018
   10:30 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.

January 29 and February 5 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
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 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
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Planning for 2018  
    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 travel plans for the upcoming year, unique museums to visit and winter attractions to see. Registration requested.
 

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM AARP Tech set-up  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Board in the Library (Gr. 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens and teens can bring their friends and go head-to-head on games like Apples to Apples, chess, Monopoly, or Scattegories.

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 January 31, 2018
   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 Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers (2016) 74 Minutes

A 2016 PBS documentary, “The Hudson Riv­er School: Artistic Pioneers,” looks deeply into America’s first school of landscape painting. In the vicinity of New York's Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision of the American wilderness. This was the first American school of landscape painting that emerged between 1825 and 1880. Men with the names of (Thomas) Cole, (Asher) Durand, (Jasper) Cropsey, (Albert) Bierstadt, and (Frederic) Church would impress the world with their creative brilliance and wondrous vision. On canvas they would bring to life 19th century America through imagination, interpretation, color and conviction, and they would craft an idealistic, identifiable narrative of an ever-changing nation. This template would soon attract fervid followers and avid admirers. 

The Hudson River School: Artistic Pioneers focuses on the story of these men and their message, its founder Thomas Cole, and other influential celebrants of this movement. These artistic pioneers and like-minded devotees came to reverently be known as The Hudson River School. In the vicinity of New York's Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, Catskill Mountains, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a group of American painters led by British born artist Thomas Cole forged an artistic vision of the American wilder?ness. This was the first American school of landscape painting that emerged between 1825 and 1880. Men with the names of (Thomas) Cole, (Asher) Durand, (Jasper) Cropsey, (Albert) Bierstadt, and (Frederic) Church would impress the world with their creative brilliance and wondrous vision. On canvas they would bring to life 19th century America through imagination, interpretation, color and conviction, and they would craft an idealistic, identifiable narrative of an ever-changing nation. This template would soon attract fervid followers and avid admirers. 

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

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - Enchanting Elephants (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

You can now register for the next six class session of the Tai Chi class by going to the start date of February 28, 2018 using the calendar above.  There will be a one week break between sessions on February 21, 2018. 

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

Registration for the next 5:30 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the March 1, 2018 calendar entry using the calendar above.  No partial payments will be accepted.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  there will be no meeting on Febrary 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  Late registration can be done from this calendar by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.

Registration for the next 7:10 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the start date of the session on March 1, 2018 using the calendar above.  

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday February 2, 2018
   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

Saturday February 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   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
   4:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Teen Lockin (TVA members only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This lockin & scavenger hunt is only for attendees and members of the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on how to join, or whether you can attend, contact Saleena.

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library and South Brunswick Township Municipal Alliance

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday February 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Organize Your Life with Your iPhone-- Part 2  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to access all the fun and useful features of the Reminders App and Notes App for iPhone. If time allows, we will review the Calendar App as well. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Garden Club Seed and Catalog Exchange  
   

The Dayton Coalition and Garden Club will hold their annual get ready for spring garden program.  More details to follow.

    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, 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 February 5, 2018
   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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

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

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

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

January 29 and February 5 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen 3D Animation Class with Blender (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

3D animation has a lot of career scope in the areas of gaming, CGI design and design of various applications including theme parks. Blender is one of the most powerful tools for animation and the best part is, it's completely free! This teen-led course will enable students to build 3D models and animate them using Blender. Students are encouraged to bring their own computers, handheld mouses, and flash drives. This is a two session class. Registration is required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 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: Cafe - Vending
   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 February 6, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Shaving Cream Art (Gr. 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens and teens will use shaving cream and water color to design and customize their own own stationery and greeting cards.

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   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
   

Fantastic Japanese pin cushion.

Today's craft will be to repurpose old garment shoulder pads into at least four useful items using a sewing machine and some hand stitching.  Do you have a few shoulder pads lying around that you have removed from a garment?  Bring them today and we will learn to make them into items like a pincushion, a sunglasses holder, a pouch, a strap cushion or a fun cat toy that can be donated to a shelter if you don't have a cat.  If you don't have any shoulder pads to bring, we have a selection that you can choose from.

In 2018, 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 will 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 required so that enough materials can be prepared.  Because we are using sewing machines, the class is limited to 6 adults and two who can bring a sewing machine to the class.  Unreserved and no-show seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time; the doors will be closed at 1:40 p.m. and no one else will be admitted once the class begins.

Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

Come to the library for a fun afternoon of creativity and conversation!  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - All You Need is Love (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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  -  8:30 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  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Marshall  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Marshall
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, PG-13, 119 minutes)

Directed by Reginald Huddling. Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Keesha Sharp, Roger Guenyeur Smith, Derrick Baskin.
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

    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 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

You can now register for the next six class session of the Tai Chi class by going to the start date of February 28, 2018 using the calendar above.  There will be a one week break between sessions on February 21, 2018. 

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    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
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL Online!  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn about the free online programs we have to help with learning English, and some good websites and YouTube channels for practicing in-between ESL classes. Registration requested.

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Music & Movement (Children w/ All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

The first winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for six weeks on January 4, 11, 18,  25, February 1 and 8, 2018 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 7:10 p.m.

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

Registration for the next 5:30 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the March 1, 2018 calendar entry using the calendar above.  No partial payments will be accepted.

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  there will be no meeting on Febrary 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  Late registration can be done from this calendar by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.

Registration for the next 7:10 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the start date of the session on March 1, 2018 using the calendar above.  

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

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

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Excel Practice  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Follow up what you learned in class with this hands-on practice session for beginner-level Excel. Students will be given work to refresh their memory and master basic tasks. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:00 PM  -  4:30 PM TBA--Room hold  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday February 12, 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
   10:30 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  -  6:30 PM Teen 3D Animation Class with Blender (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidison   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

3D animation has a lot of career scope in the areas of gaming, CGI design and design of various applications including theme parks. Blender is one of the most powerful tools for animation and the best part is, it's completely free! This teen-led course will enable students to build 3D models and animate them using Blender. Students are encouraged to bring their own computers, handheld mouses, and flash drives. This is a two session class. Registration is required. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

A new Lions club, formed under the direction of Mr. Deven Patel and Mr. Mahesh Advani, will be meeting on the second Monday of each month in Program Room 1B.

 

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Random Fandom (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidison   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. 

February: Cupcake decorating

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 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

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
   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  -  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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

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

There are so many fun games to play that involve cards, so we decided to start a gaming group that is all about just that.  We will bring a selection of games but will always have several regular decks of cards for anyone who wants to play other things.  It's your chance to learn some new games or play some you haven't in awhile!

Jan 9:  Farmageddon, Sushi Go! and Oregon Trail

Feb 13:  Love Letter, Gloom, Unspeakable Words

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Master Chef Jacques Pepin  
   

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. Books available at the Information Desk.


This month we will explore Master Chef Jacques Pepin.

Titles

  • Jacques Pepin: Heart and Soul in the Kitchen
  • Essential Pepin

 

   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 except June when the meeting is held in a local restaurant.  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 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
   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.

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

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   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 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

You can now register for the next six class session of the Tai Chi class by going to the start date of February 28, 2018 using the calendar above.  There will be a one week break between sessions on February 21, 2018. 

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

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
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Creating and Organizing Documents- Intermediate  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

In this intermediate class we will continue learning how to work with documents, how to create them, how to save them and how to organize them. We will work with email attachments, learning how to scan the documents, and how to move them to different folders and files. Please bring a flash drive. Registration required.

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game or multiple games (usually on a theme).  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles.    No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

January will be winter themed games:  Ice Cool, Don't Break the Ice, That's My Fish, Dead of Winter will be among the options.

Feb will be Cooperative Games:  Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Flash Point: Fire & Rescue will be among the options.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday February 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 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
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library (after hours) at 5:00 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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Excel Practice  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Follow up what you learned in class with this hands-on practice session for intermediate-level Excel. Students will be given work to refresh their memory and master more advanced tasks. Registration required. If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

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

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

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

 

Jan 20:  Scrapbook Photo Frames (Bring Your Own Photo Frame)

Feb 17:  Watercolor Silhouettes

    Location: Cafe - Vending

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
   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 third 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 19, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Android Camera and Google Photos  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Cupcake Wars: Library’s 50th Anniversary  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cupcake Wars – Theme is the Library’s 50th Anniversary

Learn how to create professional-style cupcakes including using piping, fondant and molded decoration techniques, then devise and construct your own unique cupcake designs. Judging will be based on relating to the theme, originality and elegance of presentation. Take your creations with you to enjoy at home.

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. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This session is already begun and registration period has passed

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (18 & over)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us at The Original Thin Crust Pizza on Georges Road (formerly Frankie's) for fun with board games.  The library will bring a selection of games, you are welcome to join us and even bring your own if you like!  While you're there, feel free to grab some food and Voila!  Instant night of Fun!   This will be running on the 3rd Weds of every month from 6-9 pm, so be sure and stop by, and make sure to say thanks to The Original Thin Crust Pizza for partnering with us, and to the Friends of the Library for enabling us to buy so many amazing board games.  No registration required, this event is intended for adults.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Off Site
   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  -  8:30 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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Dunkirk  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Dunkirk (United Kingdom)
Meeting Room A/B
(2017, PG-13, 106 minutes)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, James Bloor, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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

There is no Tai Chi class this evening.  The next six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21 and 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Girls Who Code (Girls in Gr 6-12 only)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Public Library is happy to partner with Girls Who Code.  This program is already in session and registration period is over.

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 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
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab - Cupcake Wars: Library’s 50th Anniversary  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cupcake Wars – Theme is the Library’s 50th Anniversary

Learn how to create professional-style cupcakes including using piping, fondant and molded decoration techniques, then devise and construct your own unique cupcake designs. Judging will be based on relating to the theme, originality and elegance of presentation. Take your creations with you to enjoy at home.

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. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for six-weeks on January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  there will be no meeting on Febrary 15 due to conflicts with the book sale.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 22, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  Late registration can be done from this calendar by going back to the start date on January 11, 2018 using the calendar above.  Late registration will be the same cost as the full registration - $72.00.

Registration for the next 7:10 Yoga and Meditation session can be done by going to the start date of the session on March 1, 2018 using the calendar above.  

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

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

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (Adults & Teens)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for Random Game Fun; we will bring a bunch of games and anyone can play.  Bring your own if you like as well.  This is a joint session open to teens and adults (no young children please).   We will have an assortment of party games, euro-games, trivia games and more.  

 

No registration required.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    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
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Dunkirk  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Dunkirk (United Kingdom)
Meeting Room A/B
(2017, PG-13, 106 minutes)

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, James Bloor, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

Blood Drive today at the library sponsored by SBHS Students for Public Health.

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.

Most medications will not keep you from donating.  People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate. 

$15 Jiffy Lube coupons for all donors!

For more more information call 800-933-2566 or visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 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.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue- Tasty Destinations  
    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 favorite food trails, food festivals and the world’s tastiest destinations. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    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  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Candylympics (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will compete for candy in a variety of games in our Library Candylympics!

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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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 February 28, 2018
   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 Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World (2017) 84 minutes

Released at the 2017 Tribecca Film Festival.  As one art scene insider proclaims, the contemporary art world can be summed up as “rich people trying to prove how rich they are,” but is that all there is to this billion dollar industry? Well-researched and expertly constructed, Barry Avrich’s eye-opening documentary peels back the layers of the art world economy- from production to circulation, and delineates every integral player in the game of art-making, including curators, gallerists, collectors, donors, auction houses, and … artists. In the process, he unpacks the complex and surprising ecosystem that supports the art world superstars and million-dollar deals that make front-page news. Featuring extraordinary access to industry players and candid statements from prominent artists like Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel, Taryn Simon, and Marina Abramovic, Blurred Lines collides the two narratives of the art world as both above and beholden to market forces.

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 Afterschool Adventures - Art in the Afternoon (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.

Jan 3 -- Silly New Year!
Jan 10 -- We Love LEGOS
Jan 17 -- Winter Wonderland
Jan 24 -- Art in the Afternoon              
Jan 31 -- Enchanting Elephants
?Feb 7 -- All You Need is Love

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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    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 March 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 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 $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 five-class session that will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    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

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:30 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
   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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:30 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 March 6, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   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 2018, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:00 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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

Late registration is available until the start of this evening's class by returning to the start date of this session on February 28, 2018 using the navigation calendar above.  Full payment of $60.00 is required even if registering late.  No partial payments will be accepted.

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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 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 $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 five-class session that will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  5:45 PM NJ Maker's Day  
   

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

    Location: All Library

Saturday March 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:45 PM NJ Maker's Day  
   

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

    Location: All Library

Sunday March 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Society of Young Innovators Meeting  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Mission: Our mission is to foster creativity in all teenagers and young adults. Our program is designed to challenge participants to think outside the box and find solutions to everyday problems.

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday March 12, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

A new Lions club, formed under the direction of Mr. Deven Patel and Mr. Mahesh Advani, will be meeting on the second Monday of each month in Program Room 1B.

 

    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

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

There are so many fun games to play that involve cards, so we decided to start a gaming group that is all about just that.  We will bring a selection of games but will always have several regular decks of cards for anyone who wants to play other things.  It's your chance to learn some new games or play some you haven't in awhile!

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 except June when the meeting is held in a local restaurant.  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 March 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Pi/Pie Day Party (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are celebrating math...and pie...all at the same time!   We will have some challenges with Pi and some fun eating Pie; and some random card games just for fun.

No registration is required, space is limited.  Participants are asked to bring a pie to share.

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

TBD

    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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 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 $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    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 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game or multiple games (usually on a theme).  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles.    No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

January will be winter themed games:  Ice Cool, Don't Break the Ice, That's My Fish, Dead of Winter will be among the options.

Feb will be Cooperative Games:  Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Flash Point: Fire & Rescue will be among the options.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 five-class session that will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday March 17, 2018
   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
   12:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Set-up for Friends tea  
   

The Friends will be setting up for tomorrow's tea from 12:30 onwards this afternoon in Meeting Room A/B.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Art for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday March 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Friends Membership Tea  
   

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library will hold their annual Membership Tea today in Meeting Room A/B.

Contact the Friends to reserve a seat.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 third 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 March 19, 2018
   10:30 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
   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 March 20, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 Meditation for Peace and Well Being  
   

Meditation for Peace and Well Being workshop offered this evening in Meeting Room A/B at 7:00 p.m.

Join Jim Rose  long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 30 years.  During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace , happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience.  For new or advanced meditators. 

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 March 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (18 & over)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us at The Original Thin Crust Pizza on Georges Road (formerly Frankie's) for fun with board games.  The library will bring a selection of games, you are welcome to join us and even bring your own if you like!  While you're there, feel free to grab some food and Voila!  Instant night of Fun!   This will be running on the 3rd Weds of every month from 6-9 pm, so be sure and stop by, and make sure to say thanks to The Original Thin Crust Pizza for partnering with us, and to the Friends of the Library for enabling us to buy so many amazing board games.  No registration required, this event is intended for adults.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 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 $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 five-class session that will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 23, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday March 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Society of Young Innovators  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

ROOM HOLD

    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
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 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 March 27, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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 March 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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 Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Board Game Fun (Adults & Teens)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We're celebrating Spring Break with an open board game session long enough to finish even some long games!   Join us with your own games, or come play some of ours.  Play something new or an old favorite.  This session is open to teens and adults (no young children please).  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 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 $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 five-class session that will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    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

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:30 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
   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 April 3, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

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

In 2018, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:00 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 February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  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. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 6, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  11:00 PM SBPL Hackathon 2018  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

    Location: All Library

Saturday April 7, 2018
   7:00 AM  -  7:00 PM SBPL Hackathon 2018  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

    Location: All Library

Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends and Family CPR Training  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

A new Lions club, formed under the direction of Mr. Deven Patel and Mr. Mahesh Advani, will be meeting on the second Monday of each month in Program Room 1B.

 

    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

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   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  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

There are so many fun games to play that involve cards, so we decided to start a gaming group that is all about just that.  We will bring a selection of games but will always have several regular decks of cards for anyone who wants to play other things.  It's your chance to learn some new games or play some you haven't in awhile!

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 except June when the meeting is held in a local restaurant.  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 April 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday April 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 13, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday April 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is an invitation only event to celebrate and thank all the teens who have volunteered at the library.  

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday April 16, 2018
   10:30 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
   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 April 17, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 Jamie Novak - Where Do I Begin to Sort This Stuff  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 April 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (18 & over)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us at The Original Thin Crust Pizza on Georges Road (formerly Frankie's) for fun with board games.  The library will bring a selection of games, you are welcome to join us and even bring your own if you like!  While you're there, feel free to grab some food and Voila!  Instant night of Fun!   This will be running on the 3rd Weds of every month from 6-9 pm, so be sure and stop by, and make sure to say thanks to The Original Thin Crust Pizza for partnering with us, and to the Friends of the Library for enabling us to buy so many amazing board games.  No registration required, this event is intended for adults.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday April 19, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    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 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game or multiple games (usually on a theme).  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles.    No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

January will be winter themed games:  Ice Cool, Don't Break the Ice, That's My Fish, Dead of Winter will be among the options.

Feb will be Cooperative Games:  Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Flash Point: Fire & Rescue will be among the options.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sports Injury Prevention  
   

The Princeton HealthCare System Community Education and Outreach Department will give a talk todoy on sports Injuries (specifically golf/baseball/tennis).

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 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 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.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

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

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 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 April 24, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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 April 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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 Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    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 April 26, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Enter your registration information and then you will be offered a Buy Now button to make your credit card payment.  You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket and don't forget to bring a Yoga mat or a thick towel.

The regular Yoga sessions are 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 as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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 April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  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 a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session, before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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 as the new 3D Printer.  The Library appreciates your participation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 27, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

Blood Drive today at the library sponsored by SBHS Students for Public Health.

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.

Most medications will not keep you from donating.  People with diabetes and blood pressure controlled by medication can donate. 

$15 Jiffy Lube coupons for all donors!

For more more information call 800-933-2566 or visit: www.nybloodcenter.org

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 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
   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 May 1, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

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

In 2018, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:15 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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday May 3, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday May 5, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday May 7, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:30 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 May 8, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

There are so many fun games to play that involve cards, so we decided to start a gaming group that is all about just that.  We will bring a selection of games but will always have several regular decks of cards for anyone who wants to play other things.  It's your chance to learn some new games or play some you haven't in awhile!

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 except June when the meeting is held in a local restaurant.  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 May 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday May 10, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 11, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday May 14, 2018
   10:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

A new Lions club, formed under the direction of Mr. Deven Patel and Mr. Mahesh Advani, will be meeting on the second Monday of each month in Program Room 1B.

 

    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

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 May 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Place holder for Skillbuilders  
   

Tentative dates for the ten-week Skillbuilders series of programs.

    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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM SBPL Board Game Fun (18 & over)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us at The Original Thin Crust Pizza on Georges Road (formerly Frankie's) for fun with board games.  The library will bring a selection of games, you are welcome to join us and even bring your own if you like!  While you're there, feel free to grab some food and Voila!  Instant night of Fun!   This will be running on the 3rd Weds of every month from 6-9 pm, so be sure and stop by, and make sure to say thanks to The Original Thin Crust Pizza for partnering with us, and to the Friends of the Library for enabling us to buy so many amazing board games.  No registration required, this event is intended for adults.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday May 17, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    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 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves games & gaming.  Every month we'll play a different game or multiple games (usually on a theme).  Each month will feature a specific game or games in a wide variety of styles.    No registration is required; bring your friends & join us!

January will be winter themed games:  Ice Cool, Don't Break the Ice, That's My Fish, Dead of Winter will be among the options.

Feb will be Cooperative Games:  Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert, Pandemic, Flash Point: Fire & Rescue will be among the options.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 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 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.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday May 20, 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 third 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
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 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 May 22, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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 May 23, 2018
   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 Notable Film Series  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    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 May 24, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM SBTVN (South Brunswick Teen Video Network)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday May 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday May 28, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday June 1, 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 in February, June and October.  The Book Drive for the June sale will start on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  The June sale will start on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, June 7 at 6:00 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00. The sale continues on Saturday, June 9 from 10-4 and Sunday, June 10 from 1-4.  This three-day sale is an experiment for June only.  If successful, subsequent sales may have the extra day with a Thursday night preview.   The Book Drive for the October sale will start on October 13 and the sale will be October 19, 20 and 21.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 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 during regular library hours on June 2 and 3, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. 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.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19, 20 and 21, 2018.  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 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 during regular library hours on June 2 and 3, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. 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.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19, 20 and 21, 2018.  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday June 4, 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 in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 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
   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 June 5, 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 in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Beginner ESL Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday June 6, 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 in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   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
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday June 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room 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 in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday June 8, 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
   

Today, from 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 - February, June and October.  Check this calendar for sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday June 9, 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 February, June and October.  Check this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday June 10, 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 February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   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 11, 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 in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:30 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 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

Tuesday June 12, 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
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