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Wednesday June 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat. Click here to register for this session.

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  -  2:30 PM If You Build It - Notable Film - Build a Better World  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Spend a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms as part of the Summer Reading theme Build a Better World.

Today we will show the 2013 critically acclaimed documentary, If You Build It, a offers a compelling and hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures.  The film runs 87 minutes - a little longer than the Lunchtime Learning films that we usually show at this time.

From the director of WORDPLAY and I.O.U.S.A. comes a captivating look at a radically innovative approach to education. IF YOU BUILD IT follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what's possible. 

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  -  6:00 PM Muggle Quidditch (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun & rowsing game of Muggle Quidditch, played on the front lawn.  No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Off Site
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 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 - La La Land  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

La La Land

(2017, PG-13, 128 minutes)

Directed by Damien Chazelle. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie Dewitt.

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing one’s dreams.

    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 May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21 and 28.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY Craft)

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We will be using the Teen Book Chat to explore the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballots and other Award Winning Lists, like the Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Best Comics, Best NonFiction Awards and more.  We will read items and share our thoughts on them, and write reviews for the Reading Rants & Raves blog for the Teens (as well as the Teen Zone blog).  Join us as we explore various kinds of books for teens and see if we agree with the accolades or not.  We will begin by exploring the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballot for this year.

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM PC Computer Clinic  
    Contact: Randall Marsola   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   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 see if we agree with their 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

Friday June 30, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM HS Kickoff event (Gr 9-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Celebrate the beginning of summer and the fun of SBPL's Summer Reading with a kickoff party.  We are still deciding what it will look like, but one thing is for sure, it will be a blast!  

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    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

Saturday July 1, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids' MusicRound (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This interactive class for music-lovers of all ages features songs, dances, activities, and instruments for children to play and practice as they learn about the magic of music!

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  -  2:00 PM Heritage Glen Homeowners  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday July 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
 
 
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class - Paper Quilling Basics  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

The craft in July will be paper Quilling, the traditional art of paper filigree, that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

It is suggested to look on the Internet to find patterns that you are interested in making - there are 1000s!  Go to Google Images and enter "quilling designs for beginners" - you can see all of the possiblities.  The basic shapes will be demonstrated and material will be available to make a card, some simple jewelry and/or decortive designs. 

Bring a quilling tool if you have one.  There will be a quilling tool that you can purchase (and keep) in the class for a nominal fee.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Magic of Recycling (Ages 4 & up)  
   

This interactive magic show is specifically designed for students to enjoy together as they follow a fun-filled journey about effectively preserving our environment, their future, and what they can do every day to reinforce best practices and build a better community!

This children's event is open to South Brunswick Public Library cardholding families.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Jackie  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Jackie

(2016, Rated R, 100 minutes)

Directed by Pablo Larrain. Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt.

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) starts next week  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings.  The next six-class session starts on July 12.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Please register at the Information Desk.

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

Thursday July 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY Craft)

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative Craft for Children w/ Special Needs - Ages 5 and up  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Gaming--Build a Story (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Build a Story, using games?  Yup!  We have some really cool games that encourage creativity and storytelling as part of the play.  Join us as we check out Once Upon a Time, Gloom, Sheriff of Nottingham and Bring Your Own Book Game.  

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library, no registration required.  Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

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

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday July 7, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 8-Bit Art (Grades 5-9)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens and teens will re-create their favorite old school video game characters or create their own original design with perler beads.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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
   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 July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Little Free Library Build Day - Build a Better World  
   

Are you handy with building things and working with tools?  Do you like to work on creative projects with satisfying results?

Come to the library today to share in the work to build and decorate a "Little Free Library" that will be permanently installed in one of the parks around town.  This is part of our "Build A Better World" Adult Summer Reading Program.

The library is partnering with the Home Depot here in South Brunswick to build a few "Little Free Libraries."  These are small houses or containers, like the examples below, that will be built and decorated by our patrons with Home Depot's assistance, and will contain used books that can be exchanged for free 24/7.  

Check out the official website at https://littlefreelibrary.org/

    

Come to the library today to work on one of these "libraries" with other builders.  Home Depot is generously providing the materials, all pre-cut and ready for us to assemble and decorate.  We will be working on this project all day, so come when you can and stay as long as you want!  Light refreshments will be served around lunchtime.  Bring your favorite hammer and/or paint brush!

Register below to participate.  Participation is limited due to the size of our building space!  This is a project for adults, but if a family would like to work on this together, children must be accomplanied by a participating adult.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Word  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This class will introduce Microsoft Word 2013 and its various features.  This class is designed for adults who want to learn the basics of how to create a document.  Registration will open two weeks in advance on June 24.  Seating is limited; registration is required for use of a laptop.  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
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Family Fun Festival at Beech Woods Park (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

SBPL's 13th Annual Family Fun Festival will take place at Beech Woods Park in Kendall Park, NJ! Free fun for all ages, featuring balloon animals, face painting, professional henna tattooing by Jamie Sawyer, a musical performance by Lolly Hopwood, carnival games, and prizes!


Sunday July 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Jackie  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Jackie

(2016, Rated R, 100 minutes)

Directed by Pablo Larrain. Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt.

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a four week class as we learn the basics of crocheting and work to finish our very first crochet project.

Space is limited, registration is required.    Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 3D Origami Construction (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Ever wonder how all the beautiful 3-D origami pieces around the library are made?
 
Be a part of constructing a piece of artwork for display in the library.  
 
3-D origami takes the art of paper folding to the next dimension. By using standard shapes we will be constructing new 3-D origami projects for inclusion in the Children's section of the library. You get to relax, enjoy group a project, and possibly discover a new passion while creating with purpose and intention. 
 
This program is a three part series, but you do not need to commit to each session and can jump in at anytime.
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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
   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  
   
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, including beginners. 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 July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM DIY Toys for Shelter Dogs (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will have a chance to give to the community by using recycled materials to create dog toys for shelter dogs at the humane society.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

July:  Evaluation & Persuasive Arguments (using the game Funemployed as incentive)

Aug:  Evil vs Good (looking at both sides of a debate)

 

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tool Petting Zoo - Tool Purchase and Use Basics - Build a Better World  
   

Do you know the difference between a claw hammer and a ball-peen hammer and what each are used for?  How about a pipe wrench vs an adjustable wrench vs groove-joint pliers and which should you grab when thinking about doing some basic plumping repairs.

Come to the "Tool Petting Zoo" this evening to learn about common household tools, which ones you should have, how to choose the right one and how to use them safely.  You will have the opportunity to touch and feel the tools to see what you may need for your next home improvement project.

This workshop is part of the Adult Summer Reading Build a Better World program.  The next workshop, Renovation Basics, will be August 8.  

The Library is partnering with Home Depot to provide the Adult Summer Reading workshops this summer.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Android Phone Basics  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Tech Take Apart Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Teens will learn reverse engineering by taking apart household appliances and other assorted technical marvels to see how they were made.

Registration is not required, space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 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  -  7:30 PM Getting the Most from your iPhone or iPad Camera  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to capture great photos with your iPhone or iPad.  We'll thoroughly cover the Camera App and all aspects of Photo Mode:  Focus, Exposure, AE/AF Lock, Flash, Zoom, Rule of Thirds, HDR, Taking the Shot, Burst Mode, Selfies, Self-Timer and Filter. Also covered will be Square and Pano Modes, and more if we have time.

Registration requested, walk-ins welcome.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Build & Create Your Own Board Game (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Have you ever wanted to change the rules to Monopoly? Have a better idea for Apples to Apples? 
 
Today we'll be building our own board games. You make the rules, you design the board (or the cards or the system), you control the game! We'll provide pieces and parts, but your imagination is the limit. 
Registration is not required but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
 
Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.
 
 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - A Tale of Love and Darkness  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

A Tale of Love and Darkness (Israel)

(2017, Rated PG-13, 99 minutes)

Directed by Natalie Portman. Starring: Natalie Portman, Tomer Kapon, Shirra Haas.

Based on the international bestseller by Amos Oz, this is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories told become the stories lived.

    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM CWA Meeting  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY Craft)

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 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  -  6:30 PM Kindness Club (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

What is a Kindness club?  It's a place where the teens and the librarian plan out small and large ways to spread kindness and happiness to the world around us; things like post-it notes with encouraging words, reaching out to those who need help, and more.  We will plan and execute ways to make the world just a little bit brighter.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library, no registration required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Friday July 14, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sciencetellers (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Experience the scientific forces of Sciencetellers! Hands-on experiments will leave you laughing, learning and having fun!

Tickets required for this event. Free tickets can be picked up at the Children's Desk starting Monday, July 10.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Gaming--Build a Picture (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Build a picture?  Exactly.  These fun games allow you to explore art, building pictures or explaining art through words.  Join us as we play Lotus, Dixit and Kanagawa.

Registration not required, space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn about the basics of Microsoft Excel 2013 in this hands-on class.  This class will teach about worksheets, workbooks, formatting data, formulas, cell references, copy & fill formulas, sorting, templates, and charts.  Registration will open two weeks in advance on July 1.  Seating is limited; registration is required for use of a laptop.  If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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  -  2:30 PM Outdoor Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us out on the front lawn as we play a variety of games outside, including Pool/Bowling (a silly mashup of both games played on the lawn), flag football, raquetball and/or dodgeball.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library, registration not required

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Trust-Planning Seminar  
   

This no-obligation, free, trust-planning seminar will provide information about how you can make informed decisions about protecting your assets for your family to successive generations by setting up trusts.

Ralph Buono, President and CEO, and Dr. Francis J. Maguire PhD., from Exec55Trust (www.exec55trust.com) will give you simple, effective, relevant information about trusts and tax strategies in language that you will clearly understand so that you can determine if this asset management strategy is right for you.  

Registration is suggested so that you can be contacted should the program be changed or cancelled.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Build a Better World and a Better Financial Future.

Projector is authorized.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Four Pillars of Health - Wellness Seminar  
   

Sandra Anthony, Certified Health Coach, will provide a wellness seminar designed to increase awareness of diet, exercise and supplementation and to provide information to help individuals make choices to enhance their health and well being.  She will explain the Four Pillars of Heath: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition and she will help you choose your path to heath and wellness.

Presenter: Sandra Anthony, BS Chemistry, MBA, Certified Health Coach, trained at Dr. Sears Wellness Institute - specializing in parents with children and older aduts and seniors; trained in Body Analysis and Supplementation; former Health and Wellness Coordinator and Fitness Training; retired corporate executive.

Build a Better World and A Healthier You!  

Projector is authorized.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Art for teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

July 15 & 22:  Painting techniques   

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday July 16, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Video Game Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Teen Gaming - Join us for some new games & some old favorites.  No registration required, but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - A Tale of Love and Darkness  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

A Tale of Love and Darkness (Israel)

(2017, Rated PG-13, 99 minutes)

Directed by Natalie Portman. Starring: Natalie Portman, Tomer Kapon, Shirra Haas.

Based on the international bestseller by Amos Oz, this is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories told become the stories lived.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a four week class as we learn the basics of crocheting and work to finish our very first crochet project.

Space is limited, registration is required.    Event sponsored by Friends of the Library



Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 3D Origami Construction (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Ever wonder how all the beautiful 3-D origami pieces around the library are made?
 
Be a part of constructing a piece of artwork for display in the library.  
 
3-D origami takes the art of paper folding to the next dimension. By using standard shapes we will be constructing new 3-D origami projects for inclusion in the Children's section of the library. You get to relax, enjoy group a project, and possibly discover a new passion while creating with purpose and intention. 
 
This program is a three part series, but you do not need to commit to each session and can jump in at anytime.
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  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: 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, including beginners. 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: Unusual Travel Spots  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner or a dreamer, please join us for an informal meeting where we will share our experiences and discover new destinations, new travel resources, and meet new friends. This month we will discuss odd tourists attractions, weird travel spots, and some most unusual landmarks. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   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 Lego Challenge (Grades 5-9)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens and teens will be given a series of challenges to test their quick-thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving abilities.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Randy Marsola   732-329-4000 7286   
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Cookbook Book Club: American Chef Bobby Flay  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a book club for people who love to cook and/or eat.  Each month we will feature a new food theme and a corresponding cookbook author(s). Meetings will usually take place on the third or fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in Program Room 1A.

This month: American Chef Bobby Flay

Books by Bobby Flay:

Bobby Flay's Throwdown

Brunch @ Bobby's

Boy Gets Grill

Bobby Flay's Grill It

Bobby Flay's Grilling for Life

This is how it works:  Come to the next meeting on the third Tuesday of the month to get next month's Bite Club Selection.  If you can't make the meeting, pick up the book at the Information Desk.  At home, peruse it, cook from it if you wish and come to the next meeting to share your opinions and experiences. 

If you wish, bring in something you've made to the meeting; but please, don't feel obligated to bring something.  We just want you and your opinions to be there as a part of our "foodie" community!   We will provide a "bite" of something that we have made and you can weigh in with your instant review of what you're tasting. 
 
Extras:  We will discuss cooking techniques, tips, ingredient comparisons and substitutions.
 
This book club is for you if you love talking about (thinking about, obsessing about?) good 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 see if we agree with their 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 July 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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  -  2:00 PM Dee's Kitchen Lab: Cobblers, Dumplings & Grunts  
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Cobblers, Crisps, Dumplings, Grunts, and Pandowdies: Easy Summer Fruit Desserts
 
Learn how to make fabulous Blueberry Lime Cobbler, Peach Caramel Dumplings, and a Berry Ginger Grunt, and how to differentiate among all those funny names. Tastings of each and all recipes are included. 

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

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
 
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Build Your Own Wire Game (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
It's amazing what we can build with common items.
 
Today we're designing Wire Loop Games from the book Rubber band engineer : build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerrilla gadgets from household hardware. If you think making it is fun, we just can't wait to play it. These games test your dexterity while designing them challenge your creativity and construction skills. 
 
Supplies are very limited. Registration is not required but space will be given on a first come, first served basis.
 
Event sponsored by Friends of the Library
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Growing Up Smith  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Growing Up Smith

(2017, Rated PG-13, 103 minutes)

Directed by Frank Lotito. Starring: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbano, Hilarie Burton, Roni Akurati.

A coming-of-age story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. As the boy's family tries to straddle the line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, Smith sneaks out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken, dons a Saturday Night Fever costume, and contends with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.

    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday July 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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: Meeting Room A/B
   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  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dee's Kitchen Lab: Cobblers, Dumplings & Grunts  
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Cobblers, Crisps, Dumplings, Grunts and Pandowdies: Easy Summer Fruit Desserts

Learn how to make fabulous Blueberry Lime Cobbler, Peach Caramel Dumplings, and a Berry Ginger Grunt, and how to differentiate among all those funny names. Tastings of each and all recipes are included.

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

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

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

July:  Alhambra, Imhotep, Takenoko & maybe Tsuro (discover the joy of building)

Aug:  Ticket to Ride, Oregon Trail and Bang! the Dice Game (building & playing in the past)

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday July 21, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM DIY Glass Magnets (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will get crafty with art and magnets! We’ll be using recycled materials to make customizable glass magnets for your fridge or locker.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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
   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 July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Charity Awareness Open House and Collection Drive - South Brunswick Republican Organization  
   

The South Brunswick Republican Organization is hosting a Charity Awareness Open House and Collection Drive today in the library.  There will be speakers from a few of the charities to talk about their mission and to thank people for making donations. 

They will be collecting donations for organizations including:

  • The South Brunswick Food Pantry (canned goods and non-perishable food)
  • Jersey Cares (school supplies) 
  • Franklin Township Animal Shelter (pet supplies) 
  • Operation Jersey Cares (care packages for soldiers) 
  • Operation Gratitude (care packages for veterans in need) 
  • Jewish Family Services (new books and toys for children) 
  • Let's Play it Forward (sports equipment) 
  • United Way (supplies for babies or children) 
  • Purses Full of Hope (new or gently used handbags for abused women) 

...and More!. 

Check out their website www.sbgop.org for more information.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Art for teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

July 15 & 22:  Painting techniques   

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM How to Transition to College Life  
   

A SBHS alumnae will give a seminar on How to Transition to College.

More information to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday July 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn to Juggle (Gr 7-12) (on front lawn)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleensteens@gmail.com
   
Learn to Juggle 
 
Today we'll be learning the basics of juggling. Stop by to get a little fresh air and try out your coordination in this oddball sport. You never know when it might come in handy.  We will be out on the front lawn, join us for a lesson in fun!  No registration required.
 
Event sponsored by Friends of Library.
    Location: Off Site
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Growing Up Smith  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Growing Up Smith

(2017, Rated PG-13, 103 minutes)

Directed by Frank Lotito. Starring: Jason Lee, Anjul Nigam, Brighton Sharbano, Hilarie Burton, Roni Akurati.

A coming-of-age story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. As the boy's family tries to straddle the line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, Smith sneaks out for a taste of Kentucky Fried Chicken, dons a Saturday Night Fever costume, and contends with his parents as they send him to school with a yellow squash instead of a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a four week class as we learn the basics of crocheting and work to finish our very first crochet project.

Space is limited, registration is required.    Event sponsored by Friends of the Library



Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 3D Origami Construction (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Ever wonder how all the beautiful 3-D origami pieces around the library are made?
 
Be a part of constructing a piece of artwork for display in the library.  
 
3-D origami takes the art of paper folding to the next dimension. By using standard shapes we will be constructing new 3-D origami projects for inclusion in the Children's section of the library. You get to relax, enjoy group a project, and possibly discover a new passion while creating with purpose and intention. 
 
This program is a three part series, but you do not need to commit to each session and can jump in at anytime.
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. 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 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.
 
July: We'll be discussing different leadership and management styles and the advantages/disadvantages of each.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Tweens can build and decorate their own own virtual reality viewer to be used with any smartphone.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

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  -  8:30 PM Build Your Own Bracelet (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are building bracelets from wires and rope!  It's a cool bracelet for either a guy or a gal, and it's fun to make!  Registration not required, but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 July 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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  -  2:40 PM Lunchtime Learning - Build a Better World Film - My Architect  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Today we will be showing My Architect, the 2003 documentary film by Director Nathaniel Kahn, who searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.  This will be the first of a series of notable films about art and architecture, chosen by critics as one of the best documentary films of all times. 

The Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series will be held on the third or fourth Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  PLEASE NOTE:  This film is runs for 1 hour and 56 minutes which is longer than our standard film showing.  Please allow time to watch the entire film.

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 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 Build Your Own Recipe Book (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
How do you build a recipe book?  By collecting recipes!  Bring in your favorite recipes (and we encourage you to bring in some to share for everyone to sample; but it is not required).  Everyone will see what recipes they like (and eat any food that seems yummy) and we will make copies of the recipes and you will turn those into your first recipe book.    It will be fun AND delicious!
 
Registration is required, please note if you are bringing a dish or not
 
Event is sponsored by Friends of Library
 
 
    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday July 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Android Camera and Google Photos  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 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 back-up your photos to the cloud. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY Craft)

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 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  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 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

Friday July 28, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club w/ Author Joanna Kim (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this workshop, author Joanna Kim addresses the steps and difficulties involved in writing and revising a book.

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
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
   

We will be using the Teen Book Chat to explore the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballots and other Award Winning Lists, like the Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Best Comics, Best NonFiction Awards and more.  We will read items and share our thoughts on them, and write reviews for the Reading Rants & Raves blog for the Teens (as well as the Teen Zone blog).  Join us as we explore various kinds of books for teens and see if we agree with the accolades or not.  We will begin by exploring the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballot for this year.

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Gaming --Build a World (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Today in Gaming Fun, we are building worlds or societies, from scratch.  It's a long and arduous process, but fun!  Join us for some longer games (and some fillers for those who like shorter games) as we play:  Carcassonne, Kingdom Builder, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, and Quadropolis (might have Catan & Alhombra on hand as well).

Registration not required.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday July 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Learn Alexa's skill sets for Teens (Gr 8-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
?During this workshop you’ll learn the basics of how to extend Amazon Alexa's functionality by building new skills. The workshop covers setting up Alexa Skills Kit, developing your first Skill, deploying your Skill to AWS Lambda, and submitting your Skill for publication.
 
Registration is required.  Use this link to register      https://goo.gl/forms/FwSqLk2RUp4DwKU42
 
    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - The Mafia Kills Only in Summer  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

(2017, Rated PG-13, 90 minutes)

Directed by Pierfrancesco Diliberto. Starring: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex, Bisconti.

The story of growing up and falling in love in the mafia-ridden city of Palerma. Seen through the eyes of Arturo, a child brought up in a fascinating yet terrifying city, the story spans twenty years of life filled with passion and laughter.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Crochet Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a four week class as we learn the basics of crocheting and work to finish our very first crochet project.

Space is limited, registration is required.    Event sponsored by Friends of the Library



Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Build A Wallet or a Bow Tie With Duck Tape (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Feeling stuck in the same billfold bind? Need a new design for pocket organization? Using the non-traditional medium of Duct Tape, we will construct our own wallets. In addition to being incredibly flashy, with more colors and patterns than you might imagine, they're also highly durable and water resistant.   Or, if you so choose, make a Duct Tape Bow Tie instead....either option is guaranteed to be cool.

Registration is not required, space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Event sponsored by 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  
   
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, including beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
 
 
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM National Night Out at Rowland Park (All Ages)  
   

South Brunswick's 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime at Rowland Park will feature rides, games, balloon animals, henna tattoos, and prizes! Free hot dogs, soda, chips, ice cream, and popcorn will be available. Police, firefighters, and rescue squad members will be present so you can learn more about what they do.

    Location: Off Site

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Decorative Glass Plate - Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Clear glass plates with fabric modge podged on the back! I need to try this!: Today, we will be making a decorative glass plate using fabric and ModPodge.  This project will have a materials fee of $5.00 payable at the time of registration.  There will be fabric available in limited patterns but it you have a particular piece of 100% cotton fabric you would like to use, that matches your tableware or home decor, please bring a fat quarter (18" x 22"). A protion of your materials fee will be refunded if you bring your own fabric.  The final project will be a plate that is food safe but not dishwasher safe.

Registration is required.  The $5.00 materials is due at the time of in-person registration at the information Desk.  The fee is non-refundable since the materials need to be purchased well in advance.  If you are unable to attend, you can find a substitute.  

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.  So as not to disrupt the flow of the lesson, latecomers will not be admitted once the class has begun and your materials fee will not be refunded. Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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  -  6:00 PM Building with Clay & Playdough (Gr 7-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Architects & Engineers often work out their rough ideas in clay, and artists use it to create amazing sculptures.  This is your chance to play with clay and playdough and see what sort of contruct YOU want to build.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library, no registration required, space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 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 Summer Film Festival - The Mafia Kills Only in Summer  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

(2017, Rated PG-13, 90 minutes)

Directed by Pierfrancesco Diliberto. Starring: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex, Bisconti.

The story of growing up and falling in love in the mafia-ridden city of Palerma. Seen through the eyes of Arturo, a child brought up in a fascinating yet terrifying city, the story spans twenty years of life filled with passion and laughter.

    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Google Drive for Android Phones  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

We'll explore Google Drive, creating  files and sharing via email, text, social media as well as accessing your Drive from other devices.  If you have a tablet or laptop you want to access Google Drive from, bring that as well.   Registration requested

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY Craft)

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Popin Cookin Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Never heard of the Popin Cookin challenge?  You HAVE to try it!  We have purchased some Popin Cookin kits, all instructions are in Japanese, but we will build these adorable Japanese treats as best we can from the pictures (and possibly some help from YouTube).  It will be a blast!

No registration required but space is very limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Crafternoon: Paper Sculptures (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will create papercraft sculpturesusing templates for video games, TV, movies, books, comics, and more!

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Escape the Room Challenge (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Come play our own Escape the room challenge as created by our very own teens!  

Registration not required.  Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Intermediate Microsoft Word  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This class covers the intermediate use of Microsoft Word.  Topics include pictures, mail merge, templates, and common problems using Word.  Registration will open two weeks in advance on July 22.  Seating is limited; registration is required for laptop use.  If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, please contact bpage@sbpl.info.

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

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

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

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

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

Teens provide input on programs they'd like to see, talk about ways in which the YA librarians and the library can better serve their needs and work on various tasks to make those events happen. Plus, we get to eat, laugh and hang!  You should join!

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current volunteer application on file and must agree to and maintain requirements to continue active membership (For information on membership requirements, email Saleena or check our TVA link on the Teen Page of the website)

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, please contact Saleena at (732) 329-4000 x7634 or email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications  for the group may be located on the Teen Volunteer page of the website (www.sbpl.info)
 

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  11:30 PM Lockin & Scavenger Hunt (TVA only)  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 6, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      jjstamm.attic@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Quiet Passion  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Quiet Passion (United Kingdom)

(2017 Rated PG-13, 126 minutes)

Directed by Terence Davies. Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey.

The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LEGO Challenge (Grades 3 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In our newest workshop, upper elementary kids and tweens will build, play, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within the set time limit. 

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM DIY Veggie Print Stargazing Pillowcases (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
Design and print a custom pillowcase in anticipation of the Perseid Meteor shower which peaks this weekend. We will use common vegetables to design stamps and print on pillowcases that will be ready for you to use to gaze at the sky for the astronomical event of 2017. Meteor showers are for the patient, and comfort is key. 
Registration is not required.  Participants should bring their own pillowcases.  Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.
 
Event sponsored by Friends of the Library
 
    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. 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 August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Terrific Twos (Ages 24-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

An annual end-of-summer tradition, tweens will test the limits of creativity with fun building challenges.

Space is limited. First come first seated.

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

July:  Evaluation & Persuasive Arguments (using the game Funemployed as incentive)

Aug:  Evil vs Good (looking at both sides of a debate)

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM 3D Printing Workshop  
    Contact: Randy Marsola   732-329-4000 7286   
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Home Improvements and Renovations - Build a Better World  
   

Thinking about fixing up the house?  Looking for advice on what you can do and what materials and services are available?

Come to this workshop tonight to learn about Home Improvements and Renovations provided by the Home Services experts at Home Depot.

Register what projects you are considering:

  • Interior projects like bath, kitchen, basement, decor  
  • Exterior projects like roofing, windows, doors, siding, decks
  • Household Systems like Heat and Air Conditioning, and Water Heaters

and will try to make sure the right person is here to answer your questions.

The library is partnering with Home Depot to provide the Adult Summer Reading Build a Better World workshops and classes.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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  -  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 see if we agree with their 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
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Build a Better You: Tween Yoga & Meditation (Grades 4-7)  
   

In this seven-week instructional series, tweens will learn yoga poses, meditation techniques, and breathing exercises. Yoga and meditation are a terrific way to relieve stress and increase focus and concentration.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Registration for each Wednesday class begins the previous Thursday.

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  -  2:00 PM Dee's Kitchen Lab: Granitas and Paletas  
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Granitas and Paletas: Refreshing Italian Ices and Mexican Popsicles

Learn how to make cool treats including Lemon or Watermelon Italian Ices, and fruity or creamy popsicles such as fresh Pineapple or Mexican Chocolate. Tastings of each and all recipes are provided.  

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

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
 
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Muggle Quidditch  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun & rowsing game of Muggle Quidditch, played on the front lawn.  No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Off Site
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures (Grades K-1)  
    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.

June 21: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 28: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 5: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 12: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 19: Beat the Heat (w/ summer craft)
July 26: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 2: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 9: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Quiet Passion  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Quiet Passion (United Kingdom)

(2017 Rated PG-13, 126 minutes)

Directed by Terence Davies. Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey.

The story of poet Emily Dickinson, whose genius, wit, intellectual independence, and pathos only came to be recognized after her death.

    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We will be using the Teen Book Chat to explore the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballots and other Award Winning Lists, like the Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, Best Fiction for Young Adults, Best Comics, Best NonFiction Awards and more.  We will read items and share our thoughts on them, and write reviews for the Reading Rants & Raves blog for the Teens (as well as the Teen Zone blog).  Join us as we explore various kinds of books for teens and see if we agree with the accolades or not.  We will begin by exploring the Garden State Teen Book Award Ballot for this year.

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this brand new weekly elementary class, students will build, create, discover, and explore their world through engaging activities and crafts chosen to strengthen late childhood social, mental, and fine motor development.

June 22: Build a Better Truck (w/ craft)
June 29: Plant a Better Garden (w/ gardening project)
July 6: Build a Better House (w/ the 3 Little Pigs)
July 13: Create a Better World (w/ art project)
July 20: Build a Better Vocabulary (Spelling Bee)
July 27: Build a Better Community (w/ card craft for senior citizens)
August 3: Build Your World (w/ LEGOS)
August 10: Just Build! (w/ DIY 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: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Music & Movement (Children w/ All Abilities)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Dee's Kitchen Lab: Granitas and Paletas  
   

(Adults 18 & up only)

Granitas and Paletas: Refreshing Italian Ices and Mexican Popsicles

Learn how to make cool treats including Lemon or Watermelon Italian ices, and fruity or creamy popsicles such as fresh Pineapple or Mexican Chocolate.  Tastings of each and all recipes provided. 

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

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

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

July:  Alhambra, Imhotep, Takenoko & maybe Tsuro (discover the joy of building)

Aug:  Ticket to Ride, Oregon Trail and Bang! the Dice Game (building & playing in the past)

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Friday August 11, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kindness Club (Gr 7-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

What is a Kindness club?  It's a place where the teens and the librarian plan out small and large ways to spread kindness and happiness to the world around us; things like post-it notes with encouraging words, reaching out to those who need help, and more.  We will plan and execute ways to make the world just a little bit brighter.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library, no registration required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   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

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

This class will cover the intermediate applications of Excel 2013.  We will teach business use and cover charts, conditions, sorting, and connecting spreadsheets.  Registration will open two weeks in advance on July 29.  Seating is limited; registration is required for use of a laptop.  If you would like to attend with your own laptop or observe the class, pllease contact us at bpage@sbpl.info.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Summer Mural Assembly Party  
   

Today we will join together to create the 6th Annual Summer Reading Mural which will be a collage made from all the entries received.

The mural project will be followed by a reception with light refreshments and a screening of the critically acclaimed 1992 non-verbal documentary, Baraka starting at 2:00 p.m.  Originally shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka brings together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls "a guided mediation on humanity." It was a shoot of unprecedented technical, logistical and bureaucratic scope that would take 30 months to complete, including 14 months on location, with a custom-built computerized 65mm camera.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Build a Better You (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We've brought back our favorite trainers who will encourage us as we explore pulling, pushing, lifting, running and more; building better health and having a lot of fun at the same time.  Join us outside!

Registration not required.  Event sponsored by Friends of Library.

    Location: Off Site
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Baraka - a Build a Better World Documentary Film Screening  
   

Baraka.jpgTo tie-in with the architecture summer reading theme Build a Better World, we will show the critically acclaimed 1998 non-verbal documentary Baraka.  Originally shot in 25 countries on six continents, Baraka brings together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls "a guided mediation on humanity." It was a shoot of unprecedented technical, logistical and bureaucratic scope that would take 30 months to complete, including 14 months on location, with a custom-built computerized 65mm camera.

Arrive a little early and share some light refreshments.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 13, 2017
     Summer Reading Deadline  
   

Today is the last day to participate in 2017 Summer Reading.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Games & Trivia Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Test your trivia chops with a variety of trivia-based games. How do you stack up when we play Terra, Geek Out, and Wits and Wagers - three games where it either matters what you know or what you think you know. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Allied  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Allied
(2017, Rated R, 124 minutes)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Camille Cottin, Vincent Latorre, Anton Blake, Michael McKell.

The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who, in 1942 North Africa, encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM B.Y.O.C. - Bring Your Own Craft Meet-up  
   

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (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.

June 26: LEGO Movie
July 3: Zootopia
July 10: Trolls
July 17: Moana
July 24: Fern Gully
July 31: Wreck-It Ralph
August 7: LEGO Batman
August 14: Wall-E

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
 
 
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Android Camera: Getting Creative with your Photography  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Travel time is here and you've got a powerful camera right in your phone.  Learn about editing to enhance your photos and  using apps to create collages and albums. Weather and time permitting we may be able to do some outside photography in the area around the library. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Allied  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

 

Allied
(2017, Rated R, 124 minutes)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Camille Cottin, Vincent Latorre, Anton Blake, Michael McKell.

The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who, in 1942 North Africa, encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

    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 July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, and 16.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. Checks and money orders made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library" will be accepted.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Sign up now at the Information Desk in the library; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday August 17, 2017
   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  -  8:45 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation - No class August 17  
   

There is no Yoga Class this evening.  This session resumes next week and ends on August 31.  There will be new sessions starting after the Labor Day holiday.  

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

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Art for teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

August:  Pencil shading & sketching techniques

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dynamic Youngpreneurs (Gr 6-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Dynamic Youngpreneurs is a group that seeks to explore business topics and apply them to the real world! Lead by high school students for middle school students as a space to get started thinking about business and entrepreneurship, the Youngpreneurs will take on a new topic each month. Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.
 
Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
 
 
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM 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 August 23, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  2:40 PM Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Today we will be showing the 2006 film, The Rape of Europa, which is the story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Seminar  
   

Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop presented by Douglas Schorpp of Schorpp Capital in East Brunswick that will focus on high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  

He will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! 

Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, he will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient basis-without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances. 

In this workshop, you will learn: 

• How to increase your college-related tax deductions and tax credits 
• How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages 
• How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school 
• Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 
• How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts 
• How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family 
• How to lower your "out-of-pocket" 

The workshop is offered by Doug Schorpp, of Schorpp Capital Management at 330 Milltown Rd, East Brunswick, NJ.  Phone:(732) 387-2054

You can read more at http://www.schorppcapital.com/

Please register below or by contacting Doug Schorpp's office if you are planning to attend.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

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

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 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

Saturday August 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, including beginners. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
 
 
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Cookbook Book Club: James Beard, Dean of American Cooking  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a book club for people who love to cook and/or eat.  Each month we will feature a new food theme and a corresponding cookbook author(s). Meetings will usually take place on the third or fourth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in Program Room 1A.

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

Titles:
The Essential James Beard Cookbook
Beard on Bread
Beard on Pasta
Beard on Food

and

Intolerant Gourmet, Glorious Food without Gluten and Lactose
Vegetable Love
Soup, A Way of Life
 
This is how it works:  Come to the next meeting to get next month's Bite Club Selection.  If you can't make the meeting, pick up the book at the Information Desk.  At home, peruse it, cook from it if you wish and come to the next meeting to share your opinions and experiences.
 
If you wish, bring in something you've made to the meeting; but please, don't feel obligated to bring something.  We just want you and your opinions to be there as a part of our "foodie" community!   We will provide a "bite" of something that we have made and you can weigh in with your instant review of what you're tasting. 
 
Extras:  We will discuss cooking techniques, tips, ingredient comparisons and substitutions.
 
This book club is for you if you love talking about (thinking about, obsessing about?) good food.
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

Connect and Communicate in Meaningful Ways - Consumer Education Program

This workshop will provide tips for making powerful connections:

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

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required, and you may register for one or both sessions. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Support Group Facilitator Training - Alzheimer's Association  
   

Help Caregivers Connect in Meaningful Ways

Interested volunteers should have:

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

This summer, we are going to have three four-class sessions of Mixed Level Yoga with Meditation so that it will be easier to plan your summer travels.  The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $48.00 for each of the four-class yoga and meditation sessions.

The summer schedule will be:

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

Payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  You can register for one, two or all three summer sessions.  The room may be cold; it is recommended that everyone bring a sweater or light jacket.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday September 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Teens provide input on programs they'd like to see, talk about ways in which the YA librarians and the library can better serve their needs and work on various tasks to make those events happen. Plus, we get to eat, laugh and hang!  You should join!

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current volunteer application on file and must agree to and maintain requirements to continue active membership (For information on membership requirements, email Saleena or check our TVA link on the Teen Page of the website)

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, please contact Saleena at (732) 329-4000 x7634 or email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications  for the group may be located on the Teen Volunteer page of the website (www.sbpl.info)
 

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday September 4, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday September 7, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

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

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Cheryl Crick     cherylcrick13@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM The DNA of Gutsy Leaders - Author Talk  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday September 14, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Friday September 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mindfulness Program  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club – Cookbook Book Club – Mario Batali Cooks American  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a book club for people who love to cook and/or eat.  Each month we will feature a new food theme and a corresponding cookbook author(s). Meetings will usually take place on the third, fourth, or fifth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in Program Room 1A.

Bite Club – Cookbook Book Club – Mario Batali Cooks American

Titles:

Mario Batali’s Big American Cookbook and America Farm to Table

This is how it works:  Come to the next meeting on the third Tuesday of the month to get next month's Bite Club Selection.  If you can't make the meeting, pick up the book at the Information Desk.  At home, peruse it, cook from it if you wish and come to the next meeting to share your opinions and experiences.
 
If you wish, bring in something you've made to the meeting; but please, don't feel obligated to bring something.  We just want you and your opinions to be there as a part of our "foodie" community!   We will provide a "bite" of something that we have made and you can weigh in with your instant review of what you're tasting. 
 
Extras:  We will discuss cooking techniques, tips, ingredient comparisons and substitutions.
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ Clean Energy Program  
   

NJ Clean Energy Program Presentation 

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

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

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Foundation  
   

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

The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday September 21, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Feb 12:  Join us and play Exploding Kittens (never heard of it?  Join us & learn while you laugh)  Gameplay will be for grades 7-12.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday September 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Maker Day 2017 Tool Kit Workshop  
    Location: All Library

Saturday September 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

The library is opening Program Room 1A/1B for crafting on Monday mornings for adults only.  Bring your own project and enjoy the company of other crafters.  

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday September 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
   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 September 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday September 28, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday October 2, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday October 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday October 5, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

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

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday October 7, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Teens provide input on programs they'd like to see, talk about ways in which the YA librarians and the library can better serve their needs and work on various tasks to make those events happen. Plus, we get to eat, laugh and hang!  You should join!

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current volunteer application on file and must agree to and maintain requirements to continue active membership (For information on membership requirements, email Saleena or check our TVA link on the Teen Page of the website)

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, please contact Saleena at (732) 329-4000 x7634 or email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications  for the group may be located on the Teen Volunteer page of the website (www.sbpl.info)
 

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday October 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends Concert Series  
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 9, 2017
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tax Changes for 2018 - Ways to Protect Your Assets  
   

Representatives from the office of Kenneth Verkammen, Middlesex County Attorney, will hold a seminar on the changes to the tax code that are coming in 2018 and ways that taxpayers can protect their assests.

More information to follow. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday October 12, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Blood Pressure Screening  
   

The South Brunswick Health Department will conduct blood pressure screenings in the library today in the lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Lobby

Sunday October 15, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 16, 2017
   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 set-up the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: 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

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday October 19, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Feb 12:  Join us and play Exploding Kittens (never heard of it?  Join us & learn while you laugh)  Gameplay will be for grades 7-12.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday October 20, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM New Jersey State Association of Parliamentarians  
    Location: Local History Room

Sunday October 22, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Monday October 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: 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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club – Cookbook Book Club – Home Cooking from Vietnam  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Bite Club - a book club for people who love to cook and/or eat.  Each month we will feature a new food theme and a corresponding cookbook author(s). Meetings will usually take place on the third, fourth, or fifth Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 in Program Room 1A.

Bite Club – Cookbook Book Club – Home Cooking from Vietnam

Titles:

Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan

Into the Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen

Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Pham 

This is how it works:  Come to the next meeting on the third Tuesday of the month to get next month's Bite Club Selection.  If you can't make the meeting, pick up the book at the Information Desk.  At home, peruse it, cook from it if you wish and come to the next meeting to share your opinions and experiences.
 
If you wish, bring in something you've made to the meeting; but please, don't feel obligated to bring something.  We just want you and your opinions to be there as a part of our "foodie" community!   We will provide a "bite" of something that we have made and you can weigh in with your instant review of what you're tasting. 
 
Extras:  We will discuss cooking techniques, tips, ingredient comparisons and substitutions.
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   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, February 18 and Sunday, February 19, 2017; Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017; and Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday October 26, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 30, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday November 2, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Leadership and Communications Workshop  
   

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

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday November 4, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Teens provide input on programs they'd like to see, talk about ways in which the YA librarians and the library can better serve their needs and work on various tasks to make those events happen. Plus, we get to eat, laugh and hang!  You should join!

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current volunteer application on file and must agree to and maintain requirements to continue active membership (For information on membership requirements, email Saleena or check our TVA link on the Teen Page of the website)

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, please contact Saleena at (732) 329-4000 x7634 or email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications  for the group may be located on the Teen Volunteer page of the website (www.sbpl.info)
 

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday November 6, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday November 9, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Saturday November 11, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Sunday November 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 13, 2017
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday November 16, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gatherings  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Feb 12:  Join us and play Exploding Kittens (never heard of it?  Join us & learn while you laugh)  Gameplay will be for grades 7-12.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Friends Concert Series  
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends Painting Party  
   

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

This is a fundraiser - more details to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 20, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Foundation  
   

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

The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Friday November 24, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Saturday November 25, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday November 27, 2017
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday November 30, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday December 4, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday December 7, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Registration below is recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday December 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Monthly Meeting (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Teens provide input on programs they'd like to see, talk about ways in which the YA librarians and the library can better serve their needs and work on various tasks to make those events happen. Plus, we get to eat, laugh and hang!  You should join!

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current volunteer application on file and must agree to and maintain requirements to continue active membership (For information on membership requirements, email Saleena or check our TVA link on the Teen Page of the website)

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Executive Volunteer Association (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, please contact Saleena at (732) 329-4000 x7634 or email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications  for the group may be located on the Teen Volunteer page of the website (www.sbpl.info)
 

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room Reserved for a video performance - TBD  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 11, 2017
   5:45 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Rhetoric, Logic & Absurdity Group (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

 

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday December 14, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Diane's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders: Short Story Discussion Group  
   

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

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

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

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service

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

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

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Tai Chi Class (Mixed Level) - TBD  
   

There will be Tai Chi classes given in the library on Wednesday evenings in 2017.  These classes are a fundraiser for the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.  Details to follow.

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

Thursday December 21, 2017
   5:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gatherings  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Feb 12:  Join us and play Exploding Kittens (never heard of it?  Join us & learn while you laugh)  Gameplay will be for grades 7-12.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday December 23, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Group sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Central Jersey (geek) Culture Appreciation  
    Contact:      garykagan@gmail.com
   

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday December 24, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday December 25, 2017
     Library Closed for the State Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

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

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

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

Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to noon you can come to color and draw OR you can bring your own craft project - knitting, crocheting, quilting, sewing or other hand crafts.  

This activity is sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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

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

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Foundation  
   

The Library Foundation meets every other month in the Local History Room of the Library on the third Tuesday of odd numbered months - January, March, May, July, September and November. 

The meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

    Location: Local History Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday April 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday May 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room

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