South Brunswick Public Library

Upcoming Events

Sorry, but you've got a pretty old browser. Things may not look right.
All Programs    All Events    All Months    All Years   

Saturday July 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Little Free Library Completion Day  
   

Program room for finishing little free libraries.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

July will be bath bombs.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Sunday July 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Field Day Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us for a rousing time outside playing some favorite outdoor games, including a potato sack race, flag football, and more! Maybe we'll even have a water fight!   All events will be on the front & back lawn areas of the library.  Event subject to good weather.   

 

Sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Off Site
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - The Square (Sweden)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Square (Sweden)

(2018, Rated R, 151 minutes)

Directed by Ruben Ostlund.  Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will build, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within a given time limit.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@gmail.com
   

Every Monday during the summer, we'll watch and sing along to our favorite musical movies!

June 25: Coco
July 2: Sing
July 9: Kubo and the Two Strings
July 16: Lion King
July 23: Moana
July 30: Frozen: Sing Along Edition
August 6: Descendants
August 13: Descendants 2

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 bobbijbinder@gmail.com.

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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 Tween/Teen Fun: Mug Cakes (Gr 5-9)  
    Contact: Cindy Ambos   732-329-4000 x7285   ccardona@sbpl.info
   

We are making mug cakes!  What's that?  It's a whole cake, made in a mug and a microwave.  It's awesome and fun.  Join us.

Space is extremely limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.

 

 

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 Room is Booked  
    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.

Projector is authorized.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Rec Dept Meeting  
   

Program Room 1A/1B

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Tween Yoga & Meditation (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this six-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.

Registration is required for each weekly class. Click here for the registration form. Registration for each class begins the previous Friday.

Please bring a Yoga mat. Please arrive on time. Latecomers may forfeit their spot and/or be refused admission.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Vermeer Beyond Time - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Vermeer: Beyond Time

Today's Notable Film will be a 2016 film titled Vermeer Beyond Time (90 minutes).  The film is about the life and work of Johannes Vermeer, "one of the most loved, influential and well-known artists."  The film, by French film-maker Jean-Pierre Cottet, is an "imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject, focusing on not only his work, but also his family life."  The film includes works of art in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Louvre in Paris, France.

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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: Science Rocks! (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 27 - Independence Day Adventures
July 11 - Frisbee Fun!
July 18 - Merry Melodies!
July 25 -  Science Rocks!
August 1 - Make Your Own Music!
August 8 - North, South, East, West!
August 15 - Summer Cooldown

 

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

Game Night

(2018, Rated R, 100 minutes)

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.  Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall, Sharon Horgan, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons.

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

    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
   

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A four-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on June 27, July 11, 18 and 25, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are 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 four-week session will be $40.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire four weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Trivia Fun (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Join us as we play a variety of board games involving trivia, like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Terra, Wits and Wagers, Name 5 and more.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

June 28 - Independence Day Adventures
July 12 - Frisbee Fun!
July 19 - Merry Melodies!
July 26 -  Science Rocks!
August 2 - Make Your Own Music!
August 9 - North, South, East, West!
August 16 - Summer Cooldown

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

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

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

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

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

The current five-week session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on June 28, July 5,  12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Trivia Fun (Ages 18 & up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

We're playing trivia!  We'll have a projector with questions, buzzers and all we need is you!  Come with a team or play as an individual (*unless we have a large crowd, in which case teams of random individuals will be formed in the interest of time).  See who will be crowned "champion".  

Questions will be a random assortment of general knowledge and fandom trivia knowledge.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The current five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held on June 28, July 5,  12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday July 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Journaling to Classical music  
   

art journaling prompts, mindful art practice, art journaling ideas, best art journal images

Come to this adult summer reading program workshop where you can let yourself go to create an Art Journal while enjoying some inspirational Classical Music.  This will be a quiet space for mindful contemplation - where you can be creative and construct an art journal that you can fill with your original and imaginative musings.  Art supplies and some materials will be provided for you to create and embellish your own art journal. 

For more information and ideas, visit the following three websites:  http://mindfulartstudio.com/how-to-start-an-art-journal http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com  or  http://effywild.com/journal52-2017-index-of-posts 

The program will be repeated on selected Friday afternoons mornings until August 22.  The first meeting will be an introduction to art journaling and the remaining meetings will give you time to work on your own personal journal.  A bookbinding workshop or series of workshops will be offered in the fall to learn how to bind together your musings.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM ScienceTellers (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   7323294000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Live Board Games (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are turning the library into a giant gaming arena......we'll play versions of our favorite games in slightly different formats; using giant boards or alternate methods.  Games will include Battleship (using Captain Sonar...which is like Battleship but WAY cooler); Sorry, Jenga, and more.  We will also have random video and board games for people to play while they are waiting.  

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

 

 

 

 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday July 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen 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..

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    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  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Every month is a new title (though we have some months that we aren't meeting, so please watch the calendar).

July: Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man

Please try to read it before we meet so everyone can share their reactions.  This club is about sharing a joy of books, so no homework, no allusions to concepts like theme or symbolism, etc....just a straight conversation about the book.  No registration is required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Cub (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Maker Club is a teen group that develops and implements large-scale creative expressions to create a more positive and welcoming atmosphere in the library.

Stop by to join in the planning and development or join one of the building days. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Flea Market/Craft Fair  
   

TBA

    Location: All Library

Sunday July 29, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Game Night  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Game Night

(2018, Rated R, 100 minutes)

Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.  Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall, Sharon Horgan, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons.

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Basics of Coding for Teens Pt. I: Intro into Designing AIs in Video Games  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This short two-session class will go over the basics on how to program and test basic AIs by implementing them in to the classic games of Tic-Tac-Toe and Reversi. Registration required.

Part I: Tic-Tac-Toe - Programmers will create their own Tic-Tac-Toe AI and attempt to beat their creations set in this classic game.

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

Tweens will build, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within a given time limit.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@gmail.com
   

Every Monday during the summer, we'll watch and sing along to our favorite musical movies!

June 25: Coco
July 2: Sing
July 9: Kubo and the Two Strings
July 16: Lion King
July 23: Moana
July 30: Frozen: Sing Along Edition
August 6: Descendants
August 13: Descendants 2

    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 bobbijbinder@gmail.com.

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

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner or a dreamer, please join us for an informal evening where we will share our experiences and discover new destinations, new travel resources and meet new friends. This month we will discuss our favorite local beach destinations and summer festivals. Registration requested.

 
 
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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 Tween Murder Mystery (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will gather clues throughout the library to unravel the mystery, find the culprit, and determine where the dastardly deed occurred, and what weapon was used.

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Rescheduled - Princeton Ski Club  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will hold the rescheduled meeting from July 10 this evening.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Tween Yoga & Meditation (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this six-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.

Registration is required for each weekly class. Click here for the registration form. Registration for each class begins the previous Friday.

Please bring a Yoga mat. Please arrive on time. Latecomers may forfeit their spot and/or be refused admission.

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

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

Evergreen Imprinted Clay Dishes - Thank you to The Graphics Fairy for originally sharing this idea.

In August, we will explore how to make and use paper clay to create a variety of decorative objects.  You will get your hands dirty working with the clay- dress appropriately.

In 2018, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

Registration (below) is required.  The class is limited to 10 adults.  Unreserved and no-show seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  The doors will be closed at 1:40 p.m. and no one else will be admitted once the class begins.

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Basket Weaving for Teens (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We have actual reeds and we are making baskets for you to decorate however you please.  Supplies and space is limited so entrance will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures: Make Your Own Music! (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 27 - Independence Day Adventures
July 11 - Frisbee Fun!
July 18 - Merry Melodies!
July 25 -  Science Rocks!
August 1 - Make Your Own Music!
August 8 - North, South, East, West!
August 15 - Summer Cooldown

 

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Insult (Lebanon)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Insult

(2017, Rated R, 113 minutes)

Directed by Ziad Doueriri.  Starring: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh.

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

    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
   

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five-week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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  -  8:45 PM CWA Annual Meeting  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker Minds (Gr. 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

June 28 - Independence Day Adventures
July 12 - Frisbee Fun!
July 19 - Merry Melodies!
July 26 -  Science Rocks!
August 2 - Make Your Own Music!
August 9 - North, South, East, West!
August 16 - Summer Cooldown

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

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

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

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

The next five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation starts tonight.   This session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Travel with Board Games (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

You don't have to go far to travel with a board game; just sit down and see where the game takes you.  We will have games like Ticket to Ride, Arabian Nights, Galaxy Trucker, Celestia, Takenoko and more.  

Sponsored by Friends of Library

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

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intermediate Microsoft Excel  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The next five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga starts tonight.   This session will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday August 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Journaling to Classical music  
   

art journaling prompts, mindful art practice, art journaling ideas, best art journal images

Come to this adult summer reading program workshop where you can let yourself go to create an Art Journal while enjoying some inspirational Classical Music.  This will be a quiet space for mindful contemplation - where you can be creative and construct an art journal that you can fill with your original and imaginative musings.  Art supplies and some materials will be provided for you to create and embellish your own art journal. 

For more information and ideas, visit the following three websites:  http://mindfulartstudio.com/how-to-start-an-art-journal http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com  or  http://effywild.com/journal52-2017-index-of-posts 

The program will be repeated on selected Friday afternoons mornings until August 22.  The first meeting will be an introduction to art journaling and the remaining meetings will give you time to work on your own personal journal.  A bookbinding workshop or series of workshops will be offered in the fall to learn how to bind together your musings.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 August 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:00 PM  -  11:30 PM TVA Lock-in & Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This Scavenger Hunt & Lock-in is for TVA members only.  

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Insult (Lebanon)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Insult

(2017, Rated R, 113 minutes)

Directed by Ziad Doueriri.  Starring: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh.

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Basics of Coding for Teens Pt. II: Intro into Designing AIs in Video Games  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This short two-session class will go over the basics on how to program and test basic AIs by implementing them in to the classic games of Tic-Tac-Toe and Reversi. Registration required.

Part II - Reversi: Programmers will delve into the logic of the classic board game Reversi to learn how to build AIs and test them in a simulated environment.

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

Tweens will build, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within a given time limit.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@gmail.com
   

Every Monday during the summer, we'll watch and sing along to our favorite musical movies!

June 25: Coco
July 2: Sing
July 9: Kubo and the Two Strings
July 16: Lion King
July 23: Moana
July 30: Frozen: Sing Along Edition
August 6: Descendants
August 13: Descendants 2

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

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

bookclubThe Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room, with some exceptions. There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2018 are listed on our website.

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 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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  -  11:30 AM ESL Online!  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 
    Location: SMART Lab
   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  -  8:45 PM Central Jersey LINKS  
    Contact: Theresa Stevens     
   

6PM - 8:45PM

Meeting Room A/B

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Grill Masters  
   

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

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

This month we will explore Grill Masters.

Titles:

  • The Barbecue Bible and How to Grill by Steve Raichlen
  • Grill It!, The Big Flavor Grill, Let the Flames Begin and License to Grill by John Schlesinger
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Tween Yoga & Meditation (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this six-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.

Registration is required for each weekly class. Click here for the registration form. Registration for each class begins the previous Friday.

Please bring a Yoga mat. Please arrive on time. Latecomers may forfeit their spot and/or be refused admission.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures: North, South, East, West! (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 27 - Independence Day Adventures
July 11 - Frisbee Fun!
July 18 - Merry Melodies!
July 25 -  Science Rocks!
August 1 - Make Your Own Music!
August 8 - North, South, East, West!
August 15 - Summer Cooldown

 

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 Board Games Fun Favs (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We will be looking at some of our favorite games, so come play them with us!  Games will include Junk Art, Rhino Hero, Riff Raff, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Adrenaline, Clank, That's a Question, Stroop, Braintopia, Exploding Kittens, Ice Cool, Dixit, and more

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Back To Burgundy (France)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Back To Burgundy (France)

(2017 Rated  NR, 113 minutes)

Directed by Cedric Klanish.  Starring: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, Francois Civil.

After a ten year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jeremie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Small Wonders short story club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

shortstoryShort stories pack a lot into a little space! Read and discuss contemporary and classic short stories at this monthly discussion group.

The summer selection is Puro Amor by Sandra Cisneros. Pick up a copy of the month's story at the Information Desk.

Everyone is welcome! 

 

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

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five-week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join the Upcycling Club as they show you ways to transform and bring new life to your old boring shirts.  You need to bring your own shirts, at least one but no more than three.  Have fun cutting them up, adding new decorations and more!

 

Space is limited and will be given on a First come, first served basis

Sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

June 28 - Independence Day Adventures
July 12 - Frisbee Fun!
July 19 - Merry Melodies!
July 26 -  Science Rocks!
August 2 - Make Your Own Music!
August 9 - North, South, East, West!
August 16 - Summer Cooldown

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  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The current five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The current five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday August 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Journaling to Classical music  
   

art journaling prompts, mindful art practice, art journaling ideas, best art journal images

Come to this adult summer reading program workshop where you can let yourself go to create an Art Journal while enjoying some inspirational Classical Music.  This will be a quiet space for mindful contemplation - where you can be creative and construct an art journal that you can fill with your original and imaginative musings.  Art supplies and some materials will be provided for you to create and embellish your own art journal. 

For more information and ideas, visit the following three websites:  http://mindfulartstudio.com/how-to-start-an-art-journal http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com  or  http://effywild.com/journal52-2017-index-of-posts 

The program will be repeated on selected Friday afternoons mornings until August 22.  The first meeting will be an introduction to art journaling and the remaining meetings will give you time to work on your own personal journal.  A bookbinding workshop or series of workshops will be offered in the fall to learn how to bind together your musings.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Grease Party (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We're celebrating the famous movie & broadway show with a 50s style party!   It's a potluck party, so be sure and bring a dish to share and feel free to dress up like it's the 1950's if you like (but it's not required).  We will have a few fun activities, popcorn & we'll all watch the movie Grease.

Please bring a dish to share.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

Space is limited and is given on a first come, first served basis.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Ice Cream Party (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This summer we are challenging the teens to earn an ice cream party.  For details, register for Teen Summer Reading.  If the party happens, all eligible teens will be contacted.

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 12, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Heart Disease Prevention Awareness  
   

Stop by the library lobby this afternoon from 1:00 to 2:00 to get valuable information about Heart Disease Prevention, information about a career in nursing and have your blood pressure checked.

    Location: Lobby
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Back To Burgundy (France)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Back To Burgundy (France)

(2017 Rated  NR, 113 minutes)

Directed by Cedric Klanish.  Starring: Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, Francois Civil.

After a ten year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jeremie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM LEGO Challenge (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will build, imagine, and compete as they are given a project to build with LEGOs within a given time limit.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monday Movie Madness (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@gmail.com
   

Every Monday during the summer, we'll watch and sing along to our favorite musical movies!

June 25: Coco
July 2: Sing
July 9: Kubo and the Two Strings
July 16: Lion King
July 23: Moana
July 30: Frozen: Sing Along Edition
August 6: Descendants
August 13: Descendants 2

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

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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 (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Twens will test the limits of their creativity with fun building challenges. We’ll provide all the materials, you provide the ingenuity and resourcefulness.

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

July featuring Cooperative Card Games like Hanabi, Purrrlock Holmes, maybe even dive into deck building coop games with Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle or Legends Marvel adventures.

August featuring Humorous or Storytelling card games like Once Upon a Time, Gloom, Sheriff of Nottingham, Rhino Hero, Poo or Here Kitty Kitty.

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Taking Great Digital Photos  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Whether you use a phone camera or a point and shoot, learn to capture the extraordinary in the ordinary by taking amazing photos of things we see everyday. The class will be held outside, weather permitting, or inside in case of inclement weather. Registration requested. Meets at the Information Desk.  

 

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Tween Yoga & Meditation (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this six-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.

Registration is required for each weekly class. Click here for the registration form. Registration for each class begins the previous Friday.

Please bring a Yoga mat. Please arrive on time. Latecomers may forfeit their spot and/or be refused admission.

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon Adventures: Summer Cooldown (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 27 - Independence Day Adventures
July 11 - Frisbee Fun!
July 18 - Merry Melodies!
July 25 -  Science Rocks!
August 1 - Make Your Own Music!
August 8 - North, South, East, West!
August 15 - Summer Cooldown

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board Game Fun with SBPL at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

The SBPL is happy to partner with the Holiday Inn, Princeton (located at 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540---just off Rt 1) 

We are having fun with board games, and everyone is invited! (ages 18 & up) We'll have a selection of games, some old familiar ones like Yahtzee & Scrabble; and some new ones like Sagrada and Yamatai; and some classics like Carcassonne and Catan.  Card games, Cooperative Games, Competitive Games, Trivia Games; we love them all; so feel free to bring your own or check out something new all while enjoying yummy food and drinks in the cafe!

No registration

 

No registration is required.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog - Group Reading  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - Ready Player One  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Ready Player One

(2017, Rated PG-13, 140 minutes)

Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance.

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

    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
   

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five-week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday August 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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 (Gr. 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

June 28 - Independence Day Adventures
July 12 - Frisbee Fun!
July 19 - Merry Melodies!
July 26 -  Science Rocks!
August 2 - Make Your Own Music!
August 9 - North, South, East, West!
August 16 - Summer Cooldown

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  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
   

The current five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Summer Small Bites  
   

Summer Small Bites

Inspired by Jersey’s fresh produce, learn to create small bites perfect for entertaining. Combination of hands-on and demonstration class. Recipes and samples included. Techniques and tips, history and science will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

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

July features games with stories or about literature like Around the World in 80 Days, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Once Upon a Time, Pied Piper, Tortoise and the Hare, and more

August features games with fantasy & science fiction themes like Dragon Tower, Harry Potter Battle of Hogwarts, Munchkin, Above and Below, Shadows over Camelot & more

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The current five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday August 17, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Summer Small Bites  
   

Summer Small Bites

Inspired by Jersey’s fresh produce, learn to create small bites perfect for entertaining. Combination of hands-on and demonstration class. Recipes and samples included. Techniques and tips, history and science will be discussed.

Registration required. $5.00 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM 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/Teen Fun: Trivia Games (Gr 5-9)  
    Contact: Cindy Ambos   732-329-4000 x7285   ccardona@sbpl.info
   

Join us for a random assortment of trivia related games, including Box of Rocks, Name 5 and more.  

Space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday August 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

August 18th and 25th is Acrylic Painting

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

    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
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Adult End of Summer Event  
   

Today's event is by invitation for anyone who has participated in any part of the Adult Summer Reading program.  Have you signed in at a program over the summer?  Have you submitted a Book/Audio Review for the books you have read?  Are you one of the mural artists? 

If so, you will get an invitation to come today to share your experiences, see the 2018 mural unveiled, have some refreshments and maybe adopt a pet rock from our Libraries Rock summer rock hunt.  Check your email this week for news of this event.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday August 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Summer Film Festival - Ready Player One  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Ready Player One

(2017, Rated PG-13, 140 minutes)

Directed by Steven Spielberg.  Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance.

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM Evening English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM College Financial Planning Workshop  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for college financial planningCome listen to an important discussion on how to learn about the best way to MAXIMIZE the amount of FINANCIAL AIDE you can receive for COLLEGE!  Learn about the important FAFSA form.  Listen to best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient way, even if you are not eligible for need-based aid.  It is never too early to begin planning for your child’s future.  Highly recommended for families’ with freshman to junior year H.S. aged children.                                          

Doug Schorpp, Registered Investment Advisor from Schorpp Capital Management in East Brunswick will speak about college financial planning. www.schorppcapital.com

Please register below or by contacting Doug Schorpp's office at 330 Milltown Rd, East Brunswick, NJ.  Phone:(732) 387-2054 if you are planning to attend.

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Chihuly in the Hotshop - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Chihuly in the Hotshop

"Internationally renowned glass blower Dale Chihuly thrives on chaos, and in this documentary exploring the artist's week-long residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, filmmaker Peter West explores Chihuly's unique approach to his craft. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide"  Come see this film showing Dale Chihuly at work creating some of his glass masterpieces.  

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five-week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday August 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The current five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The current five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday August 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Journaling to Classical music  
   

art journaling prompts, mindful art practice, art journaling ideas, best art journal images

Come to this adult summer reading program workshop where you can let yourself go to create an Art Journal while enjoying some inspirational Classical Music.  This will be a quiet space for mindful contemplation - where you can be creative and construct an art journal that you can fill with your original and imaginative musings.  Art supplies and some materials will be provided for you to create and embellish your own art journal. 

For more information and ideas, visit the following three websites:  http://mindfulartstudio.com/how-to-start-an-art-journal http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com  or  http://effywild.com/journal52-2017-index-of-posts 

The program will be repeated on selected Friday afternoons mornings until August 22.  The first meeting will be an introduction to art journaling and the remaining meetings will give you time to work on your own personal journal.  A bookbinding workshop or series of workshops will be offered in the fall to learn how to bind together your musings.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday August 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen 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..

 

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Cub (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Maker Club is a teen group that develops and implements large-scale creative expressions to create a more positive and welcoming atmosphere in the library.

Stop by to join in the planning and development or join one of the building days. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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

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

August 18th and 25th is Acrylic Painting

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

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday August 26, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday August 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Private Event - Room Rental  
    Contact: Sweeti Tailor     
   

Private Room Rental 

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations  
   

Gold Award Presentations

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

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful.

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

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations  
   

Gold Award Presentations

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

Projector is authorized.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations  
   

Gold Award Presentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to a Harvard Health report, “This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might also be thought of as 'medication in motion.'"  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. 

A five-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.  The classes are held in the Ellen Gambatese Room (the Octagonal Program room in the Children's Department) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The cost of the five-week session will be $50.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire five weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins and no partial payments are allowed. You can register in-person at the Information Desk and pay with a check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library or you can register and pay online by clicking on the Register button below.  On your registration confirmation page you will see a "BuyNow" button which you can use to pay with your PayPal account or a credit card.  You are not considered registered until payment is received.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

 

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday August 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations  
   

Gold Award Presentations

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

The current five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
   

The current five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held for five weeks on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  All registrations must be made before the start of the session on or before the first day of the class.  No partial or late payments will be accepted. 

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, There is another, separate Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation class taught by other teachers before this class at 5:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) 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 LibraryYou can also register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday August 31, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Gold Award Presentations  
   

Gold Award Presentations

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Monday September 3, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday September 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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- Sara Moulton  
   

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

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

This month we will explore Sara Moulton.

Titles:

  • Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101
  • Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners
  • Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals
  • Sara Moulton Cooks at Home
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday September 5, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

In 2018, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

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

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday September 6, 2018
   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 Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Cheryl Crick     pab2124@yahoo.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 Paul Blaustein at pab2124@yahoo.com

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:30 AM  -  12:45 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   12:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library.  If you wish to be a member indicate your interest and fill out the information on the Teen Volunteer Application.  Saleena will contact all prospective members.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Volunteer Association Open Information Session  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

If you are interested in who and what the TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) is and what it does; join us for an open house style information session.  We'll have teens that are members demonstrating and talking about all we do and explaining how to get involved.  Applications for membership will be available as well.

TVA is open to grades 6-12 and is a volunteer activity.  It is not required of anyone.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Author Dinner  
   

https://www.sbpl.info/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/JCourtneySullivanAuthorPhoto.jpg

New York Times bestselling author J. Courtney Sullivan will be our guest for the SBPL Foundation’s Author Dinner Gala, an after-hours event beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Library.

J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, MaineThe Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Her latest novel, Saints For All Occasions, was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Washington Post, and a New York Times Critic’s Pick for 2017. Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us for a festive, fun evening!

Tickets include dinner and a book. To purchase tickets, to sponsor this event, or to advertise in the program booklet, click on the button below.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Tickets are also available at the Borrower Services Desk.

 

    Location: All Library

Monday September 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 September 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  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  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

 

 

 

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

coffeeconvo

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday September 13, 2018
   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 Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

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

Learn to make a fabulous Moroccan dinner featuring vegetarian side dishes plus spicy meatballs. Combination of hands-on and demonstration class.  Recipes and samples 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday September 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Dinner in Marrakesh  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn to make a fabulous Moroccan dinner featuring vegetarian side dishes plus spicy meatballs. Combination of hands-on and demonstration class.  Recipes and samples 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday September 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday September 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Continuing Community Conversation - Jerusalem - Holy - and Wholly - Complex City  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Jerusalem: Holy – and Wholly Complex – City: A contuation of our Community Conversation series 

Why can Jerusalem be thought of as a city of both joy and sorrow? And what does it mean to be at the intersection of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world, influenced heavily by the convergence of differing religious views, is a truly unique city that allows a look at the past and the present simultaneously. In this session, participants will explore the rich and complex history and how thousands of years have shaped how we see, understand, and experience Jerusalem today.

Live presentation by Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., Professor of History at Kean University

Christopher M. Bellitto, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Kean University, where he teaches courses in ancient, medieval and religious history. He is the author of 10 books and over two dozen peer-reviewed articles appearing in the United States and Europe. In addition, he is a frequent media commentator and public lecturer on church history and contemporary Catholicism.

"This program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday September 17, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Meditation: A Solution to Stress, Anger and Conflict  
   

Image result for meditation for anger management

Meditation: A Solution to Stress, Anger and Conflict

Stress, anger and conflict are part of life in today’s world, but you don’t have to live with them 24-7. In this interactive program, Join Jim Rose M Ed Rutgers University, retired VP with Johnson and Johnson and long time meditator who  will engage you through a series of exercises designed to show how meditation is a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger and conflict. Through several meditation periods, you will have a chance to see how meditation is also the key to a rich inner life.

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board Game Fun with SBPL at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

The SBPL is happy to partner with the Holiday Inn, Princeton (located at 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540---just off Rt 1) 

We are having fun with board games, and everyone is invited! (ages 18 & up) We'll have a selection of games, some old familiar ones like Yahtzee & Scrabble; and some new ones like Sagrada and Yamatai; and some classics like Carcassonne and Catan.  Card games, Cooperative Games, Competitive Games, Trivia Games; we love them all; so feel free to bring your own or check out something new all while enjoying yummy food and drinks in the cafe!

No registration

 

No registration is required.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday September 20, 2018
   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 Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday September 22, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Every month is a new title (though we have some months that we aren't meeting, so please watch the calendar).

September Selection : Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

October Selection : Bram Stoker, Dracula

Please try to read it before we meet so everyone can share their reactions.  This club is about sharing a joy of books, so no homework, no allusions to concepts like theme or symbolism, etc....just a straight conversation about the book.  No registration is required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Sunday September 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday September 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 September 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   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  -  8:45 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.

Projector is authorized.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   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 Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday September 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Concert Series  
   

Come to the library for a FUN afternoon of music and entertainment

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 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

bookclubThe Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room, with some exceptions. There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2018 are listed on our website.

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 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Two Views on Chinese Cooking  
   

cookbook

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

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

This month we will explore Two Views of Chinese Cooking.

Titles:

  • Simply Ming One-Pot Meals and Blue Ginger by Ming Tsai
  • Breath of a Wok and Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen by Grace Young
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

In 2018, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

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

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday October 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday October 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library.  If you wish to be a member indicate your interest and fill out the information on the Teen Volunteer Application.  Saleena will contact all prospective members.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday October 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 8, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 October 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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  
   

coffeeconvo

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday October 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Slow-Cooker Success  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Create easy and delicious make-ahead meals in your slow-cooker, perfect for busy days.  Class will include one meat, one seafood, and one vegetarian dish.  Combination of hands-on and demonstration class.  Recipes and samples 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday October 12, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Slow-Cooker Success  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Create easy and delicious make-ahead meals in your slow-cooker, perfect for busy days.  Class will include one meat, one seafood, and one vegetarian dish.  Combination of hands-on and demonstration class.  Recipes and samples 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. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: All Library
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  The Book Drive for the October sale will start on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The October sale will start on Friday, October  19, 2018 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday, October 20 from 10-4 and Sunday, October 21 from 1-4.  The cost to attend the preview is $15.00.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday October 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Cheryl Crick     pab2124@yahoo.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 Paul Blaustein at pab2124@yahoo.com

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on October 13 and 14, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, October 18th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, October 19 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be in February.  See this calendar for dates and times.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday October 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on October 13 and 14, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, October 18th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, October 19 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be in February.  See this calendar for dates and times.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Due to conflicts with the Book Sale, the meeting will be on the second Sunday in October.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday October 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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 October 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board Game Fun with SBPL at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

The SBPL is happy to partner with the Holiday Inn, Princeton (located at 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540---just off Rt 1) 

We are having fun with board games, and everyone is invited! (ages 18 & up) We'll have a selection of games, some old familiar ones like Yahtzee & Scrabble; and some new ones like Sagrada and Yamatai; and some classics like Carcassonne and Catan.  Card games, Cooperative Games, Competitive Games, Trivia Games; we love them all; so feel free to bring your own or check out something new all while enjoying yummy food and drinks in the cafe!

No registration

 

No registration is required.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday October 18, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

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

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Friday October 19, 2018
   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 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year February, June and October.  Check this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday October 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Monday October 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   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  -  8:45 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.

Projector is authorized.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday October 25, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday October 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Every month is a new title (though we have some months that we aren't meeting, so please watch the calendar).

September Selection : Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

October Selection : Bram Stoker, Dracula

Please try to read it before we meet so everyone can share their reactions.  This club is about sharing a joy of books, so no homework, no allusions to concepts like theme or symbolism, etc....just a straight conversation about the book.  No registration is required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Sunday October 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Rosenwald  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday October 29, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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 October 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday November 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday November 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library.  If you wish to be a member indicate your interest and fill out the information on the Teen Volunteer Application.  Saleena will contact all prospective members.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

bookclub

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room, with some exceptions. There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2018 are listed on our website.

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 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Retirement Income Advisory Group  
   

Thinking about retirement or just planning for the future?  Come to a seminar this evening to learn the latest information you need to know about Social Security and retirement income.  

This seminar will be repeated on November 6 and 13.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit their website at www.retire-usa.com 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

In 2018, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

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

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday November 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday November 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Cheryl Crick     pab2124@yahoo.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 Paul Blaustein at pab2124@yahoo.com

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM New Jersey State Association of Parliamentarians  
   

Annual Meeting

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 11, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday November 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

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

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

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Retirement Income Advisory Group  
   

Thinking about retirement or just planning for the future?  Come to a seminar this evening to learn the latest information you need to know about Social Security and retirement income.  

This seminar will be repeated on November 6 and 13.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit their website at www.retire-usa.com 

    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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  
    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

coffeeconvo

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday November 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday November 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday November 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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 November 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM NJLA Executive Board Meeting  
   

Location:   Meeting Room A / B 

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board Game Fun with SBPL at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

The SBPL is happy to partner with the Holiday Inn, Princeton (located at 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540---just off Rt 1) 

We are having fun with board games, and everyone is invited! (ages 18 & up) We'll have a selection of games, some old familiar ones like Yahtzee & Scrabble; and some new ones like Sagrada and Yamatai; and some classics like Carcassonne and Catan.  Card games, Cooperative Games, Competitive Games, Trivia Games; we love them all; so feel free to bring your own or check out something new all while enjoying yummy food and drinks in the cafe!

No registration

 

No registration is required.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday November 22, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Friday November 23, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Saturday November 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Every month is a new title (though we have some months that we aren't meeting, so please watch the calendar).

November selection : Emily Dickinson, The poems of Emily Dickinson (any publication, any variation)

Please try to read it before we meet so everyone can share their reactions.  This club is about sharing a joy of books, so no homework, no allusions to concepts like theme or symbolism, etc....just a straight conversation about the book.  No registration is required.

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Sunday November 25, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday November 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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  -  8:45 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.

Projector is authorized.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room except the summer meeting on August 2 (no meeting in July), in September 13 to aviod religious holidays and the year end meeting on November 29. (No meeting in December).

    Location: Local History Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Holiday Open House  
   

Stop by the library today for live music, light refreshments and the Friends Holiday Gift Basaar and Membership Drive.

 

    Location: All Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Friends Concert Series  
   

Come to the library for a FUN afternoon of music and entertainment

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 December 3, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

bookclubThe Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room, with some exceptions. There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2018 are listed on our website.

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 4, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon Adult Craft Class  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

In 2018, the Adult Crafternoon program will continue on the first Wednesday afternoon every month from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B. We will continue to do a variety of craft projects using recycled materials, whenever possible, that we are going to repurpose (or up-cycle) into Eco-Friendly objects and gifts. The specific projects will be posted in this calendar and a list of items we will be using will be available so that participants can contribute some of the materials.

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

Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early so that the class can begin on time.    Children will not be allowed in the classroom.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday December 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday December 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library.  If you wish to be a member indicate your interest and fill out the information on the Teen Volunteer Application.  Saleena will contact all prospective members.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 10, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    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 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

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

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

 

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

 

 

 

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
   

coffeeconvo

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday December 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Friday December 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday December 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 17, 2018
   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 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color your Cares Away - Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for adult coloring pagesCome to the library for our weekly "Color Your Cares Away" time of relaxation. conversation and adult coloring.  Materials will be available for mindfulness relaxation therapy while you color, draw and doodle OR catch up with friends and meet other fellow colorers OR bring your current craft project to work on with like minded friends.  Come release your inner child and enjoy a cup of tea!    

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   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.

Projector is authorized.

 

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Mark your calendars and join us at the library on the third or fouth Wednesday of the month as we expand our knowledge and open our minds with compelling and entertaining documentaries or lectures on culture and the arts.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Board Game Fun with SBPL at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

The SBPL is happy to partner with the Holiday Inn, Princeton (located at 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540---just off Rt 1) 

We are having fun with board games, and everyone is invited! (ages 18 & up) We'll have a selection of games, some old familiar ones like Yahtzee & Scrabble; and some new ones like Sagrada and Yamatai; and some classics like Carcassonne and Catan.  Card games, Cooperative Games, Competitive Games, Trivia Games; we love them all; so feel free to bring your own or check out something new all while enjoying yummy food and drinks in the cafe!

No registration

 

No registration is required.

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library.  

    Location: Off Site
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  Visit the website for a listing of workshops and to schedule a consultation with a mentor.  https://princeton.score.org/

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 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

Please call (609) 393-0505 or visit the website at https://princeton.score.org/content/find-mentor-201 to schedule a counseling session. A pre-confirmed appointment is required.

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday December 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday December 23, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday December 24, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday December 25, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Thursday December 27, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Yoga Classes to be scheuduled  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday December 31, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday January 1, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday January 8, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday January 10, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday January 14, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday January 15, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Training  
   

Tax training for AARP Volunteer Tax Preparers.  To attend, you must make a committment to volunteer as a tax preparer from January to April 2019 and be approved by AARP representatives.

Contact information to follow.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday January 20, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday January 21, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Sunday January 27, 2019
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Tuesday February 5, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday February 7, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday February 11, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

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

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday February 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday February 14, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday February 15, 2019
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  The Book Drive for the February sale will start on Saturday, February 16 and 17, 2019.  The February sale will start on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday, February 23 from 10-4 and Sunday, February 24 from 1-4.  The cost to attend the preview is $15.00.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday February 16, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on February 16 and 17, 2019.  
 
The Book Drive for the February sale will start on Saturday, February 16 and continue on Sunday, February17, 2019.  The February sale will start on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday, February 23 from 10-4 and Sunday, February 24 from 1-4.  The cost to attend the preview is $15.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be in June.  See this calendar for dates and times.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday February 17, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

The Friends of the Library will conduct a book drive in the Meeting Room to accept donations for the upcoming book sale.

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on February 16 and 17, 2019.  
 
The February sale will start on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, February 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday, February 23 from 10-4 and Sunday, February 24 from 1-4.  The cost to attend the preview is $15.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be in June.  See this calendar for dates and times.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday February 18, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday February 19, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday February 20, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting and Program Rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Thursday February 21, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting and Program Rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  See this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a preview of the Friends "Hot Books in the Summer Sun" Book Sale.  For an entrance fee of $15.00, 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

Friday February 22, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

Today, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. the Friends of the Public Library will hold their "For the Love of Books" book sale.  Adult Materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.  Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year - February, June and October.  Check this calendar for sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday February 23, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Friends of the Public Library will hold their "For the Love of Books" 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.  Some homemade baked goods will be available for sale while supplies last.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year February, June and October.  Check this calendar for dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday February 24, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the dates and times.

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

Due to conflicts with the Book Sale, today's meeting of the LEO Club will be held in the Ellen Gambatese Room.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday February 25, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Tuesday February 26, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Wednesday February 27, 2019
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The book sale rooms will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  Check this calendar for the preview and sale dates and times.

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Thursday February 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday March 5, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 7, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday March 12, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 14, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday March 17, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Tuesday March 19, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jamie Novak - How to Break Up with your Clutter  
   

If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! Come hear a humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you'll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items "just in case" you need them someday, just to name a few.

Come hear Jamie Novak, Organizing Humorist™ and bestselling author who travels between her offices in NJ and CA presenting programs on how to de-stress and de-clutter. She’s been seen on QVC, HGTV, Better TV, and writes for Reader’s Digest online. When not on the road Jamie is searching for a cure to her addiction to clipping recipes she never prepares.

Jamie is relocating to California this summer, so this is the last time we will be able to have her speak here at the library.  Don't miss what is sure to be a helpful and entertaining presentation.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library mostly from the three annual books sales. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 21, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday March 24, 2019
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Tuesday March 26, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday March 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday April 2, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday April 4, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday April 9, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday April 11, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday April 14, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Due to the holiday closing on April 21, 2019, the April meeting will be held on the second Sunday.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday April 21, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Sunday April 28, 2019
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 19, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 26, 2019
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday May 27, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Sunday June 16, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops  
    Contact: Lynn Monday   732-822-7694   lmonday21@gmail.com
   

A new Daisy Troop and Brownie Troop 82471 will be using both sides of Program Room 1A/1B for the school year on the third Sunday of each month from September to June from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information, contact the Troop Leader Lynn Monday at lmonday21@gmail.com. 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday June 23, 2019
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Thursday July 4, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday September 2, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday November 11, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Thursday November 28, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Friday November 29, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday December 24, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Wednesday December 25, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday December 31, 2019
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Number of Events Matching Selected Criteria = 548

Teen Adults Children All Library Event Technology Programs Community Organizations Tween/Teen Teen/New Adult New Adults Family

Today is  Saturday July 21, 2018

[https://www.sbpl.info/]