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Sunday February 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Pre-registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

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

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

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

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

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

$15 Jiffy Lube coupons for all donors!

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

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

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Dynamic Youngpreneurs (Gr 6-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Candylympics (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

 

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

Description:  This workshop provides basic training in the use of QuickBooks accounting software in the cloud. Through a lecture and demonstration format, you’ll get an overview of how to effectively use QuickBooks from the perspective of a small business owner. We will approach the subject as a sales process, including how to track customers, sales, income, expenses, deposits, payments, etc. 

This is an interactive session, and participants are encouraged to bring a fully-charged laptop and download QuickBooks Online via a free 30-day trial from  www.intuit.com to get hands-on experience during the class. We will be using the Essentials version in class, but you can compare various versions at http://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/compare/ to select the most appropriate one for your business.

Presenter Bio:  Dr. Bala Subramanian is a highly experienced management consultant with a versatile business background, teaching and managing diverse and complex technologies in business and industry. He is the Owner/CEO of Synergism, Inc. and previously was Associate Professor of Business Information Systems at DeVry University. 

Princeton SCORE offers Business Seminars on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted in this calendar) in the South Brunswick Public Library. The topics will be announced on the SCORE Princeton website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  The 2018 December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World - Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures - Celebrate Black History! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

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

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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 second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  Register for the full five weeks below.  [Please note: Students who were registered for the January 4 class, that was cancelled due to snow, are eligible to attend this first class of the second session as a make-up class for no cost.  If the students who are attending the make-up class wish to continue with the second session, they can register for the remaining classes on March 8 in this calendar.  Payment for the remaining four classes will be $48.00.]    

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practitioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

The $60.00 payment for this sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card using PayPal.  You can register and pay using the form below.   Once you submit your registration information, you will be offered a Buy Now (PayPal) button on the confirmation page that you can use to make your credit card payment.  You do not need a PayPal account to use the Buy Now button.  You can enter your credit card information safely on the form below the PayPal account option. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations must be made before the start of the session (before the start of the first class); to register late, you can return to the calendar at the start of the session and pay the full price.  No reduced-rate partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for five-weeks starting on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  [Note: Students who were registered for the cancelled February 22 class may attend this first class of the next session at no charge as a make up class.  If those students taking the make-up class wish to continue with the remaining four classes, register in this calendar on March 8 and pay a $48.00 fee for the four remaining classes.] 

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

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

This class will include:

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

The cost of the full five-class session will be $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  You can register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  Once you submit your registration information, you will be offered a Buy Now PayPal button on the confirmation page used to make a credit card payment.  You do not need a PayPal account to use the Buy Now (PayPal) button.  Enter your credit card information safely on the form below the PayPal account option. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 2, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club for Kids (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Princeton National Rowing Association - Mercer Juniors program  
   

The Princeton National Rowing Association will be in the library today to give an introductory workshop on the sport of rowing.  The Princeton team has its boathouse on Mercer Lake in West Windsor.  You can read more about their organization at www.rowpnra.org

    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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Card Making with Rubber Stamps - Adult Craft Workshop  
   

An independent representative from Stampin' Up will be here today for an adult workshop on making greeting cards using rubber stamps and other papercrafting techniques starting at 1:00 p.m. in Program Room 1A/1B.

Registration below is required.  There will will a nominal materials fee of $4.00 payable in the class. 

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 March 4, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM NJTS Community Meeting  
    Contact: Amutha Arumugam     sramutha@yahoo.com
   

Community meeting for New Jersey Tamil Sangam - http://njtamilsangam.net

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Intro to Web Design (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a two-part teen-led introductory course for HTML and CSS. Participants will learn how to create and style their own webpage. All experience levels are welcome. Grades 6-9. 

This course runs for two sessions. March 5th and March 12th. 
 
Registration is required.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Jurassic Tech (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Celebrate Teen Tech Week by exploring remnants of "high tech" from the Jurassic Ages....we'll have cassette tapes and LP records with a record player; we'll have an old cell phone and some other random items to check out.  This is a simple way to see how far we've come.  

No registration required, space is limited

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: SMART Lab
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tween Trivia (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Android Phone Basics  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Whether it's an LG, Motorola, HTC or Samsung, the basics of Android phones are the same.  Learn how to make and answer calls, set up your contacts and favorites, use voicemail, send and receive texts and use the camera. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Diana Henry, British Food Writer  
   

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 British food writer Diana Henry.

Titles:

  • Simple
  • A Bird in the Hand
  • A Change of Appetite
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning and Financial Seminar  
   

Come 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

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Finding Business Information Online  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Discover the online tools to search and locate business information. We will learn the easy way to find annual reports, how to read company profiles, and discover the major products and services of companies. Registration required.

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

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

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM 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 second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  You may register for the remaining four classes below for $48.00.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

The $48.00 payment for these sessions can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer an option to register online and pay by credit card using the form below.   Once you enter your registration information, you will be offered a Buy Now (PayPal) button on the confirmation page to be used 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.

All registrations for the remainng four classes must be made before the start of the second class.  No further reduced-rate partial or late payments will be accepted. 

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM LCD Tshirt creation (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Celebrate Teen Tech Week by creating a tshirt that lights up, in a design that you decide.  Space and supplies are very limited.  No registration is required but space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

 

Event Sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will be for five-weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  You may register below for the remaining four classes of this session for $48.00.

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

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

This class will include:

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

This five-class session started on March 1, 2018.  The cost of the remaining four classes is $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  You can register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online with a credit card through Pay Pal on the form below.  Once you submit your registration information, you will be offered a Buy Now (PayPal) button on the confirmation page to use for a credit card payment.  You do not need a PayPal account to use the Buy Now button; you can enter your credit card information safely on the form below where you would pay by PayPal. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.

All registrations for the remaining four class must be made before the start of the second class.  No further reduced-rate partial or late payments will be accepted.  If there are not at least five students registered, the class will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

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

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday March 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Library Facility and Service Planning  
   

The Library Board of Trustees and Administration will meet this morning for a discussion about the future plans and services for the library.  By invitation only.

Gambatese Room alternate

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Paul Blaustein     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.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   10:00 AM  -  4:45 PM NJ Maker's Day  
   

Come to the library today and tomorrow and get creative! 

    Location: All Library

Sunday March 11, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: SMART Lab

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

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Intro to Web Design (Gr 6-9)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a two-part teen-led introductory course for HTML and CSS. Participants will learn how to create and style their own webpage. All experience levels are welcome. Grades 6-9. 

This course runs for two sessions. March 5th and March 12th. 
 
Registration is required.
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Night Owls (All Ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive treasure hunt, tweens will follow clues around the library to find the leprechaun’s gold coins!

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Card Game Fun (Gr 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!

Mar 13: Classic Card Games (will have instructions for Canasta & Whist; as well as chips & plenty of cards for a variety of options)

Apr 10:  Unusual Card Games (Cat Tower, Purrrlock Holmes, Rhino Hero, Garbage & Tichu)

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Adult and Career Resource Seminar: Your Rights in the Workplace  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Most employees are unaware of the many recently added job protections available under New Jersey and federal law. This free seminar will cover many topics concerning your job and career and you will have the opportunity to ask a labor lawyer any questions you may have regarding:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Unfair treatment on the job
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts and performance reviews
  • Wages, salary, hours, overtime and compensation
  • Disability leave, pregnancy leave and health insurance
  • Severance pay and unemployment benefits
  • Non-competition agreements

About the Presenter: Mitchell Schley is a labor and employment lawyer in East Brunswick, New Jersey, who has been practicing for over 25 years. He has prosecuted cases on behalf of employees with the National Labor Relations Board and has represented Fortune 500 corporations and now represents hourly, salaried, professional, and managerial employees regarding employment matters.

Registration below is suggested in case the program should be changed or cancelled.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

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

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

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

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Battle of the Sexes  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

battleofthesexes

 

Battle of the Sexes
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, Rated PG-13, 121 minutes)

Directed by Jonathan Dayton.  Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, and Bill Pullman. 

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court, each was fighting personal and complex battles.

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday March 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   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 second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Thai Cooking 101  
   

Thai Cooking 101

Learn how to cook authentic Thai dishes at home, including how to source Thai ingredients and make substitutions. 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. 
   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!

Mar 15:  Dexterity Games: (Junk Art, Rhino Hero, Cat Tower, Riff Raff, Dragon Tower, Meeple Circus, Nmbr 9)

Apr 19:  Word Games:  (Unspeakable Words, Balderdash, Word on the Street, Cyrano, Scrabble)

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

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

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

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

This class will include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 16, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Thai Cooking 101  
   

Thai Cooking 101

Learn how to cook authentic Thai dishes at home, including how to source Thai ingredients and make substitutions. 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. 
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club for Kids (Grades 2-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday March 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Set-up for Friends tea  
   

The Friends will be setting up for tomorrow's tea from 12:30 onwards this afternoon in Meeting Room A/B.

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

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

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

 

Mar 17 :  Geometric Decor;  having fun with geometric shapes & collage techniques.

 

    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 March 18, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Friends Membership Tea  
   

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library will hold their annual Membership Tea today in Meeting Room A/B.

Contact the Friends to reserve a seat.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday March 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

Whether it's an LG, Motorola, HTC or Samsung, the basics of Android phones are the same.  Learn how to make and answer calls, set up your contacts and favorites, use voicemail, send and receive texts and use the camera. Registration requested.

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

March: Homemade Shrinky Dink Fandom

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness Community of NJ  
    Contact: Stephanie D'Angelo     innerharmony4me@gmail.com
   

Image result for mindfulnessThe new Mindfulness Community of New Jersey Meet-up Group will meet monthly on the third Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room 1B.  The purpose of this group is to educate, inspire and empower people to create a Mindfulness Community.  The meting will provide resources and tools to relieve stress and live a more purposeful life. 

Get more information and register at https://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Community-of-NJ/

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Literary 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 literary travels - share what reads moved you to discover new places and learn about more reads for future travels. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday March 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Cooking with Ms. Cindy - Cake Pops (Gr. 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

A delicious hands-on cooking class for tweens to make some tasty cake pops!

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Chat (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meditation for Peace and Well Being  
   

Meditation for Peace and Well Being workshop offered this evening in Meeting Room A/B at 7:00 p.m.

Join Jim Rose  long time meditator for this deep and engaging meditation workshop. Jim lectures regularly on the benefits of meditation and has been practicing himself for over 30 years.  During this workshop he will talk about the journey of finding lasting peace , happiness and a greater sense of wellbeing. Jim will share a simple technique of spiritual meditation (explained and practiced during the session) that can help us achieve a lasting state of peace and happiness found through no outer experience.  For new or advanced meditators. 

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

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

In March, we are going to learn needle arts using plastic canvas and yarn to make a keychain "fob."  We will have an assortment of patterns to choose from - monograms, iconic images like superheros or basic holiday themes.  Some of the patterns will be simple for those who are new to doing needle work on plastic canvas and others will be more complex for those with experience.  If you have specific colors that you want to use, bring your own yarn.  Assorted yarns, canvas and a needle will be available for use in the class.

 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
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures: Spring into Actvity! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

This 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  -  7:30 PM Getting Started with iPads  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

This class is for new users of iPads. Learn about the physical features of the iPad, WiFi, Apple ID, using iOS, apps, and features including the control center, Siri, and syncing. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 World Cinema - Past Life (Israel)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

pastlife

 

Past Life (Israel)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, NR, 109 minutes)

Directed by Avi Nesher.  Starring: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina, Tom Avni, Rafael Stachowiak.

Two sisters, one an introverted ambitious classical music composer and the other a combative liberal magazine editor, try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives. In the process, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one's unique voice.

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday March 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:00 PM  -  5:45 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 second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

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

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

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

This class will include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 23, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

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

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

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  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  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Our March selection The Stories & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (any, or as many as you'd like to try---he has a LOT of short stories!).  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.

 

Program sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Maker Club (Gr 6-8)  
    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. The current project is post-it note pixel art.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Big Ideas Fair (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Big Ideas Fair is a group-based innovative competitive activity, where participants are encouraged to work in groups to design prototypes for innovative solutions to a community-based problem prompt. Solutions will be judged by a panel and a keynote will address the group about the topic of innovation.

The Big Ideas Fair is planned and implemented by the Society of Young Innovators, a committee of middle and high school students dedicated to year-long planning aimed to spark innovative thought in the community. 

Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time as space is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday March 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Buddies (Ages 4 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Pre-registration required.

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

pastlife


Past Life (Israel)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, NR, 109 minutes)

Directed by Avi Nesher.  Starring: Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory, Evgenia Dodina, Tom Avni, Rafael Stachowiak.

Two sisters, one an introverted ambitious classical music composer and the other a combative liberal magazine editor, try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives. In the process, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one's unique voice.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday March 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday March 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Super Smash Brothers (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Battle your way to victory! Tweens will pit their video game skills against friends in Super Smash Brothers.

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Go, Van Gogh - Lunchtime Learning Live Lecture Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Go, van Gogh!  Free Live Educational Seminar

Vincent van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.  In this seminar, dozens of his works of art will be explored, with a focus on pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  An overview of his life experiences and how it influenced his art will lead to a lively discussion, which will include talking about the differences between experiencing original artwork and reproductions.

Live Presentation by Art Historian Michael Norris, Ph.D.

With over 20 years of teaching at the Cloisters Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other global lecture destinations, Michael “tries to find the story in the artwork” to share with interested audiences.

This seminar is part of our monthly Lunchtime Learning series.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served.

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library make this series, and the refreshments, possible using funds from Yoga and Tai-Chi classes and their book sales held three times per year in the library.  The Friends thank you for your support of these fundraisers.

"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  -  8:00 PM Board Game Fun for Adults & Teens  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We're celebrating Spring Break with an open board game session long enough to finish even some long games!   Join us with your own games, or come play some of ours.  Play something new or an old favorite.  This session is open to teens and adults (no young children please).  Feel free to bring some snacks to share.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures: Welcome to LEGO Land! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday March 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

The second winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for five weeks on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.   The class will be taught by two instructors and the cost will be $60.00 for the five-class yoga and meditation session.  

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

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

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

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

This class will include:

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 30, 2018
   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 March 31, 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  -  4:00 PM Community Workshop - Centre for Harmonious Coexistence  
    Contact: Gopal Bairwa   1-732-318-7691   glbairwa@yahoo.com
   

The Mission of the Centre for Harmonious Coexistence is to provide a holistic worldview and comprehensive plan for realizing happiness, prosperity, and peace for all and for actualizing a world without boundaries, in which all human beings and the rest of nature can coexist in sustained harmony.  They are based in Calgary, Canada.

Join this free workshop to explore how our emotions, thoughts and relationships work.  Gain deeper understanding and practical wisdom for how to lead a good life with inner fulfillment and harmonious relationships.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM PC Computer Clinic  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday April 1, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Monday April 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers! (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x.7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Wonderful Ones (Ages 12-24 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Life-Size Chutes & Ladders (Gr. 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will play life-size Chutes and Ladders on our giant game board!

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Online Study Tools for the SAT/ACT/AP Exams  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how Brainfuse, Learning Express and your library card can give you access to online study guides, practice tests and ebooks to help you prepare for your college prep exams. This session is for high school students who are or will be preparing for the exams. Parents are welcome to join us as well. There will be a limited number of laptops available, but feel free to bring your own. Please note that this is not a prep class. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club- Madhur Jaffrey, Indian cuisine  
   

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 Madhur Jaffrey's Indian cuisine.

Titles:

  • Vegetarian India
  • At Home with Madhur Jaffrey
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

This afternoon's Adult craft will be a workshop on how to create a beautiful folding fan.  

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
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures: Art in the Afternoon! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

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

A six-class session of Tai Chi will be offered in the library on Wednesday evenings on February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2018.  The class will be geared towards beginners and returning students with some experience.

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

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

The cost of the six-week session will be $60.00 and payment is due at the time of registration.  Students must register for the entire six weeks; no refunds will be given once the class begins. You can pay for registration using PayPal with your PayPal account or by credit card.  A  "BuyNow" button will be offered on the confirmation page once you register online below.  You are not considered registered until payment is received either through PayPal or by check or money order made payable to "The Friends of the South Brunswick Library"  dropped off at the Information Desk in the library.  We are sorry, but cash is no longer accepted.  Register now; space is limited. A minimum of four students required for the class to be offered.

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

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

Thursday April 5, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Bouncing Babies (Ages 0-12 months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Preschool Power! (Ages 3-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Creative Craft for Children w/ Special Needs - Ages 5 and up  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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

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

This class will include:

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

This is a four-class session that will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 6, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
   10:15 AM  -  10:30 PM SBPL Hackathon 2018  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@sbpl.info
   

We are having our second mini-Hackathon!  Registration is suggested and the link to do so will be posted soon.

Teens will need to checkin between 10:15 - 11:00 am; any teen not registered can take any unclaimed spot during the open walkin time from 10:30 - 11:00 am.

The Hackathon will be happening from 11-9:30; with all projects stopping at 9:30 for judging.  Prizes will be awarded by 10:30 pm.

No experience is required.  There will be mentors to help available.

There is no designated area, we will be based in the meeting room but using all available space & wifi connections.  

 

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: SMART Lab

Sunday April 8, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Poetry Event  
   

To celebrate April as National Poetry month, Hank Kalet, local poet and journalist, will lead a poetry reading meet-up.

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

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday April 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Friends and Family CPR Training  
   

This is Friends and Family CPR Training week from Penn Medicine Princeton Health (PMPH).  The Family & Friends CPR program teaches you how to perform CPR on adults and children, and how to help an adult or child who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

There is a free class at the South Brunswick Library at 6:00 April 9 in Meeting Room A/B.  Check the hospital website for dates at other libraries in the area.

Registration is required. Visit https://www.princetonhcs.org/events or call 1-888-897-8979 to register. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Random Fandom (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

April: Discarded Book Blackout Poetry

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday April 10, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   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  -  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!

Mar 13: Classic Card Games (will have instructions for Canasta & Whist; as well as chips & plenty of cards for a variety of options)

Apr 10:  Unusual Card Games (Cat Tower, Purrrlock Holmes, Rhino Hero, Garbage & Tichu)

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday April 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM InfoSearch Gateway: Health Information Online  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Ever wonder how to learn more about a particular disease, or how to find a study about a particular health topic, how to locate and evaluate quality information sources? Come and join us, and let’s discover together the authoritative and educational resources. Registration required. 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   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 Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Thee Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
Meeting Room A/B
(2017, Rated R, 116 minutes)

Directed by Martin McDonagh. Starring: Frances McDormand, Abbie Cornish, Woody Harrelson, Lucas Hedges, Sam Rocwell, Zeliko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, and Kerry Condon.

After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

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

Thursday April 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Tax Preparation  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Asian Street Food  
   

Asian Street Food

Learn how to make tasty treats like Skewered Shrimp Kebabs, Thai Sticky Rice with Mangos and more. 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. 
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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

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

This class will include:

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

This is a four-class session that will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 13, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- Asian Street Food  
   

Asian Street Food

Learn how to make tasty treats like Skewered Shrimp Kebabs, Thai Sticky Rice with Mangos and more. 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. 
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

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

Saturday April 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Paul Blaustein     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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is an invitation only event to celebrate and thank all the teens who have volunteered at the library.  

 

sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday April 15, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Up-cycled Denim (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Up-cycling Club will host their first event featuring up-cycled denim bags and other crafts using collected denim. Please bring any old, clean jeans to contribute to our craft. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the SBPL.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Monday April 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness Community of NJ  
    Contact: Stephanie D'Angelo     innerharmony4me@gmail.com
   

Image result for mindfulnessThe new Mindfulness Community of New Jersey Meet-up Group will meet monthly on the third Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room 1B.  The purpose of this group is to educate, inspire and empower people to create a Mindfulness Community.  The meting will provide resources and tools to relieve stress and live a more purposeful life. 

Get more information and register at https://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Community-of-NJ/

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday April 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Jamie Novak - Where Do I Begin to Sort This Stuff  
   

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Novak is coming back to help us deal with the things we "collect" and "keep for a rainy day."

Don't miss this fun and informative program on how to keep the "stuff" in your life under control!

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  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 Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 World Cinema - Glory (Bulgaria)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Glory (Bulgaria)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, NR, 101 minutes)

Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov. Starring: Stefan Denolyuboy, Ana Bratoeva, Margita Gosheva.

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

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

Thursday April 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders Introduction - Adjusting to Change  
   

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SKILLBUILDERS

Today's topic: Adjusting to change and dealing with grief

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  The introductory meeting on April 19 will include a description of the series and an overview of what skills will be taught.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.

Kathleen Ostertag, Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NBCC, owner of Aging with Dignity and Choice, LLC in East Brunswick, will speak at the first meeting on adjusting to change and dealing with grief.  

    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 third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

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

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

Mar 15:  Dexterity Games: (Junk Art, Rhino Hero, Cat Tower, Riff Raff, Dragon Tower, Meeple Circus, Nmbr 9)

Apr 19:  Word Games:  (Unspeakable Words, Balderdash, Word on the Street, Cyrano, Scrabble)

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

 

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

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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

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

This class will include:

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

This is a four-class session that will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 20, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sports Injury Prevention  
   

Penn Medicine Princeton Health - Community Wellness division will give a talk todoy on sports Injuries (specifically golf/baseball/tennis).

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

Saturday April 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Art for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

April we will be doing pom pom animals, have a little fun and express your creativity!

    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 April 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

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

glory
Glory (Bulgaria)
Meeting Room A/B 
(2017, NR, 101 minutes)

Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov. Starring: Stefan Denolyuboy, Ana Bratoeva, Margita Gosheva.

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

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

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

 

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Dynamic Youngpreneurs (Gr 6-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Dynamic Youngpreneurs is a group that seeks to explore business topics and apply them to the real world! Lead by high school students for middle school students as a space to get started thinking about business and entrepreneurship, the Youngpreneurs will take on a new topic each month. 

Space is limited, registration is not required; but the librarian, Saleena may change that if attendance exceeds the space available.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday April 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:00 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 Tuesday (Gr. TBA)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Details TBA

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Creating and Organizing Documents-- Intermediate  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

Image result for masterpieces of the hermitage dvdToday we are going to view excerpts of the film titled Masterpieces of the Hermitage: Museum of St. Petersburg.  The set encompases "nine hours of incomparable Art Masterpieces."  We will view Disk 2 - Chapter 1: The Museum's Majestic Architecture and continue on to Chapter 7: The Road to Impressionism: 19th Century France and Chapter 8: Modernism: Matisse, Picasso/20th Century Painting if time allows.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! (Grades K-3)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

February 28 - Celebrate Black History!
March 7 - Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
March 14 - Lucky You! 
March 21 -  Spring Into Activity 
March 28 - Welcome to LEGO Land!
April 4th - Art in the Afternoon

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Computers and the Internet - Part 2  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Take the next step using computers and the Internet.  We will introduce email, word processing, and other apps. This continues the Intro class, but there is no prerequisite, except knowing the basics of how to use your computer.

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

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

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - Basic Car Care  
   

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SKILLBUILDERS

Today's topic: Basic Car care - Automotive repairs and automotive mobility driving aids

Len Schickler http://www.brunswickmobility.com/about from Brunswick Mobility Professionals in East Brunswick, will discuss the basics of car maintenance and repair and will provide addtional information about automotive mobility driving aids.

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.

 

    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 third winter session of Yoga and Meditation will be held for four weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

The regular Yoga sessions are a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library with the funds being used to provide a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities for all ages and the cutting-edge Maker Movement technology featured in some of these classes such as the new 3D Printer.  The library appreciates your participation!

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:10 PM  -  8:40 PM Beginner and Intermediate Yoga for Adults  
   

The next 7:10 p.m. Yoga and Meditation session will for four-weeks on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  This class starts at 7:10 p.m. after the end of the 5:30 session.  

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

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

This class will include:

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

This is a four-class session that will be held on April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018, 2018.  The cost of the four-class session will be $48.00 payable at the time of registration.  We now offer the option of registering and paying for the class online using a credit card through Pay Pal.  You can also register in person at the Information Desk and pay by check or money order made payable to the Friends of the South Brunswick Library.

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday April 27, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SMART Club (Grades 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

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

Saturday April 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Our first selection is H.G. Wells; The Time Machine.  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.

 

Program sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Maker Club (Gr 6-8)  
    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. The current project is post-it note pixel art.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday April 29, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM 50th Anniversary Celebration  
   

Image result for 50th birthdayToday will be the official celebration of the 50-years since the founding of the

South Brunswick Public Library. 

We will have a dedication ceremony, fun activities and refreshments!

Come help us celebrate 50 years and kick-off the next 50!

    Location: All Library

Monday April 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

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

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

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

$15 Jiffy Lube coupons for all donors!

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

 

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

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

 

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

Send, reply to, file and organize your Gmail on your Android phone or tablet.  The Android operating system is the same, so no matter the manufacturer you'll learn how to work with Gmail on your device. Registration requested.

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

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

March 26 and April 2 are Tournament Days and may run later than 5:15. Instruction will not be available on these dates.

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

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

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue: Staycations  
    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 share staycation ideas. Many travelers have trended in the direction of enjoying their vacation locally, so let’s discover new trips, new walks, and fascinating historical destinations close to home. Registration requested.

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday May 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Javascript for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Taught by teens, for teens, this is a class where you will learn how to add JavaScript to a webpage. All of the basics like data types, variables, loops, functions, output and interacting with a webpage will be taught here. Students will learn how to make a webpage more interactive and dynamic rather than a static webpage. Students should know basic HTML and CSS before the class.

 
Registration is required. 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American Chef  
   

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 Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-born American chef.

Titles:

  • Giada at Home
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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  -  8:30 PM Community Conversation  
   

Details TBD

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

Thursday May 3, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - How to Have a Successful Doctor's Visit  
   

SKILLBUILDERS

Today's topic: How to talk to your doctor

The workshop today will be about how to have a successful conversations with your doctor regarding your health and well being.  Dr. Nagy from the Penn Medicine Princeton Heath Community Wellness division will be here to discuss ways to protect your health and care by being able to talk frankly to your doctor in order to understand fully the issues regarding your continued health.  

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.  These programs are for educational purposes only; additional advice should be sought for more detailed information.

    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
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

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

Friday May 4, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sailing Lessons - Basic Sailing Skills  
    Contact: Uri Goldinger     urigoldinger@netscape.net
   

This spring, the PRINCETON SKI & SAIL CLUB will again present sailing classes.  You have been asking for these, so here is your chance to get ready for the great PSSC 2018 sailing season.

Two Saturday mornings will be devoted to basic sailing skills and navigation (piloting).  They are to be presented by member skippers of the PSSC.  Here is an opportunity to get together in a small group and learn about, or sharpen, your skills at these two important subjects.

Both classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the dates shown below.  You may sign-up for either session or both.  In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be optional in-water sessions (dates to be announced) to practice the newly acquired skills.

WHEN:                Saturday, May 5th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Basic Sailing Skills

                            Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Navigation & Piloting

BRING:               Pencil and paper for notes.

COST:                 $5.00 per session for materials.

INSTRUCTOR:   Uri Goldinger  urigoldinger@netscape.net

If you register for the May 5th class below, you are registered for the second class as well.  You can register for just the Navigation and Piloting class in this calendar on May 12.   

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday May 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Take the ‘A’ Train - Friends Concert Series  
   

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

“Take the ‘A’ Train”

Come revel in the irresistible music of Eubie Blake, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington, among other composers who hit their stride during the Harlem Renaissance, an explosion of the arts during the 1920s and '30s.  The musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd - composed of pianist Diane Goldsmith and singers Ivan Woods and Beverly Owens - will perform hits from the period, from "Ain't Misbehavin’ " to "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" and "Stompin' at the Savoy."  

They'll also offer commentary putting the music into perspective and a visual presentation of historic images. 

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday May 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   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 Javascript Canvas for Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Taught by teens, for teens, this is a class where you will use JavaScript to create animations onto an HTML canvas element. This includes making a ball fall through the page and more. Students will also learn how to make these animations as a background for a webpage. Students can also make the canvas interactive so a user can control certain things about the animation. Not only can animations be made with JavaScript canvas, but you can also make games on a website. Students should know basic HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript before the class.

 
Registration is required. 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 
 
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

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

Thursday May 10, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - Financial and Money Matters  
   

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Today topic: Financial and Money Matters

Today’s topic is financial and money matters, such as regular banking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposits, stocks and bonds, life insurance and other financial issues and will be presented by Bernie Sokal from MoneyCare Financial (www.moneycarefinancial.com).  Dealing with money matters can cause extreme anxiety for the surviving person as it is often the area where long-term decisions have been made and the repercussions of decisions can be major.  They are also where the loss of the loved one is glaringly obvious and can become challenges in re-identifying needs.  

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.  These programs are for educational purposes only; additional advice should be sought for more detailed information.

    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
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers meet every week to practice a puppet show, which will be performed for young children in the Spring.  Those wishing to join MUST contact Saleena and be present at the first practice.

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

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

Saturday May 12, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Paul Blaustein     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: Leedom Local History Archive
   10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Sailing Lessons - Navigation & Piloting  
    Contact: Uri Goldinger     urigoldinger@netscape.net
   

This spring, the PRINCETON SKI & SAIL CLUB will again present sailing classes.  You have been asking for these, so here is your chance to get ready for the great PSSC 2018 sailing season.

Two Saturday mornings will be devoted to basic sailing skills and navigation (piloting).  They are to be presented by member skippers of the PSSC.  Here is an opportunity to get together in a small group and learn about, or sharpen, your skills at these two important subjects.

Both classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the dates shown below.  You may sign-up for either session or both.  In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be optional in-water sessions (dates to be announced) to practice the newly acquired skills.

WHEN:                Saturday, May 5th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Basic Sailing Skills

                          Saturday, May 12th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Navigation & Piloting

BRING:               Pencil and paper for notes.

COST:                 $5.00 per session for materials.

INSTRUCTOR:   Uri Goldinger  urigoldinger@netscape.net

You can register for just the Navigation and Piloting class below.  If you registered for the May 5th class, you are registered for the second class.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Up-cycled Quilled Earrings (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Upcycling Club is run by a group teens who want to help those in need through crafting. Simple projects are made every month, and every other month, the class is exclusively for those who would like to donate their creation to one of our charities.


Mother’s Day Special will involve making an extra special gift and card for mom with old newspaper, book pages, and colored paper. Event is open to teens Grades 6-12.


You’re welcome to bring your own paper, and card base is you wish.
 

No registration required. Space is first come, first served. Supplies are limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday May 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday May 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Visionary Lions Club  
    Contact: Mahesh Advani   732-718-0099   
   

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

 

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday May 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Join us!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

No registration required, event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM 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   info@scoreprinceton.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 World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

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

Thursday May 17, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - Legal and Estate Planning  
   

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Today's topic: "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" - Legal and Estate Planning

Mary Smith Hanley, Esq., Estate Attorney located in Metuchen, will provide information on legal and estate matters, such as wills, trusts, probate and other laws that may affect the survivor in areas that may not be elective, plus powers of attorney and advance directives on healthcare and/or financial decisions.  This topic, like the financial matters discussion last week, can cause extreme anxiety for the surviving person as they are often the areas where long-term decisions had been made and the repercussions of decisions can be major. They are also where the loss of the loved one is glaringly obvious and can become challenges in re-identifying needs.

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss. The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs. Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.  These programs are for educational purposes only; additional advice should be sought for more detailed information.

    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
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 18, 2018
   4:40 PM  -  5:15 PM Puppet Show (ages 3-8)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

TBA

 

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

Saturday May 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Be the Match Donor Drive  
   

Volunteers coordinating with Be the Match, the National Marrow Donor Program, to raise awareness of the importance of registering to me a marrow or organ donor.   You can read more about how you can help with their mission at https://bethematch.org/

From the website, "At Be The Match, we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for patients. At donor registry drives, we focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. This is based on medical research that shows younger donors are best for patients and provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Because of this, doctors request donors in the 18 to 44 age group more than 95% of the time."

    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
   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.

May's project will be scrapbooking.

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday May 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

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

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday May 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness Community of NJ  
    Contact: Stephanie D'Angelo     innerharmony4me@gmail.com
   

Image result for mindfulnessThe new Mindfulness Community of New Jersey Meet-up Group will meet monthly on the third Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room 1B.  The purpose of this group is to educate, inspire and empower people to create a Mindfulness Community.  The meting will provide resources and tools to relieve stress and live a more purposeful life. 

Get more information and register at https://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Community-of-NJ/

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rev Up Your Day with Plant-Based Super Foods - Vegetarian Lifestyle Workshop  
   

Image result for superfoodsA vegetarian diet that is high in plant-based whole foods has many health benefits including more energy and increased stamina.  We’ll cover basic nutrition needs and how to add more nutrient dense foods to your daily menu.  Handouts will include recipes.  Join Sue Rose, Vegetarian Lifestyle Coach for this informative workshop. There will even be a short meditation sitting at the end!

Susan Rose, Vegetarian Lifestyle Coach                      

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday May 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Marc Chagall 2 - Lunchtime Learning Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Barbara Tomlinson will be back to finish her live lecture, that was started last November, on the art of Marc Chagall.

Please note, today's lecture will start later than our regular Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series. 

The lecture will begin at 1:30 in Meeting Room A/B.

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

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  -  6:00 PM Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson    732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This class travels back in time to the origins of animation, including the famous zoetrope and Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie." Students will create pencil-drawn animations, zoetropes, technical movement drawings, and more! Students are also encouraged to bring their own pencils and sketchbooks. 

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library.

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

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

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Thursday May 24, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - The Value of Exercise  
   

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Today's Topic: The Value of Exercise

Representatives from Penn Medicine Princeton Health Community Education program and from the Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center will talk today about the importance of staying fit and getting exercise for your personal well-being. 

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss. The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all. These programs are for educational purposes only; additional advice should be sought for more detailed information.

    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
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday May 25, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday May 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Classical Book Club  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

We are going to be reading and sharing our experiences reading "classic" books.  Our first selection is H.G. Wells; The Time Machine.  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.

 

Program sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Sunday May 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday May 28, 2018
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday May 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Traditional Hand-Drawn Animation (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This class travels back in time to the origins of animation, including the famous zoetrope and Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie." Students will create pencil-drawn animations, zoetropes, technical movement drawings, and more! Students are also encouraged to bring their own pencils and sketchbooks. 

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

Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Room reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday May 31, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders - Shopping and Cooking for One  
   

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Today's Topic:  Shopping and Cooking for One

Eating is often commented by those dealing with loss as one of the most difficult things to do.  It is hard to cook for one and it is hard to eat alone. Allie O'Brien, from the Sand Hills Wellness Center in Kendall Park, will give practical advice on how to cook for one or two people, with recipes tailored for smaller portions and shopping tips. Understanding the correlation between eating and loss of a loved one is an important part of the healing process.

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.  These programs are for educational purposes only; additional advice should be sought for more detailed information.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   5:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday June 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers prepare for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October.  The Book Drive for the June sale will start on Saturday, June 2, 2018.  The June sale will start on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening, June 7 at 6:00 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00. The sale continues on Saturday, June 9 from 10-4 and Sunday, June 10 from 1-4.  This three-day sale is an experiment for June only.  If successful, subsequent sales may have the extra day with a Thursday night preview.   The Book Drive for the October sale will start on October 13 and the sale will be October 19, 20 and 21.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday June 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

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

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on June 2 and 3, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19, 20 and 21, 2018.  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday June 3, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale Donation Drive  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   
   

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

Please bring your new and nearly new book donations to Meeting Room A/B during regular library hours on June 2 and 3, 2018.  
 
A special preview sale will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6 to 8 p.m.; there will be a $10 admission fee to attend the preview sale.  The sale will be Friday, June 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
The next Friends Book Sale will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19, 20 and 21, 2018.  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday June 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Digital Art (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson    732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Ever wanted to be a visual developer, concept artist, or just a digital artist in general? This class takes you through the techniques of digital art, such as color theory, shading, and anatomy. Students are encouraged to bring their own drawing tablets and laptops. 

 
Registration is required due to limited space. This is a two part class (June 6th and 13th). 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Feature Film  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

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

Thursday June 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
   

SKILLBUILDERS

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  The introductory meeting on April 19 will include a description of the series and an overview of what skills will be taught.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Friday June 8, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

Saturday June 9, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Regional Family Support Planning Council #5  
    Contact: Paul Blaustein     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: Leedom Local History Archive
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday June 10, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday June 11, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 June 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Book Sale rooms closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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 Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Patricia Wells, an American in Paris and Provence  
   

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 Patricia Wells, an American in Paris and Provence.

Titles:

  • My Master Recipies
  • Salad as a Meal
  • Vegetable Harvest
  • The Provence Cookbook
   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 June 13, 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 English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Digital Art (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson    732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Ever wanted to be a visual developer, concept artist, or just a digital artist in general? This class takes you through the techniques of digital art, such as color theory, shading, and anatomy. Students are encouraged to bring their own drawing tablets and laptops. 

 
Registration is required due to limited space. This is a two-part class (June 6th and 13th).
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBD

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

Thursday June 14, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders Wrap-Up - Coping with Special Occasions and other Family Issues  
   

In this book, Nancy and David Guthrie explore the family dynamics involved when a loved one dies—and debunk some myths about family grief. Through their own experiences of losing two young children and interviews with those who've faced losing spouses and parents, they show how grief can actually pull a family closer together rather than tearing it apart.SKILLBUILDERS

Today Topic: Coping with Special Occassions and Holidays with your Family

Kathleen Ostertag agingdignity@yahoo.com will be back today for the final class, dealing with ways to handle holidays, stress and family relations.   For anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one, the holidays can represent a daunting challenge. The grief and the void we feel are accentuated as it is experienced in relation to the high expectations we have for loving interactions with family and friends.  The death of your loved one may be experienced by other members of your family and by your loved one’s friends, however, it is important to understand that deep personal loss is unique to each individual, and the grieving process is experienced and expressed in many different ways. The grieving process also takes different lengths of time depending on the individual circumstance.

Today we will conclude this nine-week Skillbuilders series with a discussion and a discussion about the success or failure of the program and whether it should be repeated in the fall.  This series focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss and offered basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  Hopefully, participants have come away from each class with practical information. Contact Barbara Battles at outreach@sbpl.info if you have any suggestions for future topics.

    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Friday June 15, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Be the Match Donor Drive  
   

Volunteers coordinating with Be the Match, the National Marrow Donor Program, to raise awareness of the importance of registering to me a marrow or organ donor.   You can read more about how you can help with their mission at https://bethematch.org/

From the website, "At Be The Match, we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for patients. At donor registry drives, we focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. This is based on medical research that shows younger donors are best for patients and provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Because of this, doctors request donors in the 18 to 44 age group more than 95% of the time."

    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

Sunday June 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

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

TBD

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday June 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mindfulness Community of NJ  
    Contact: Stephanie D'Angelo     innerharmony4me@gmail.com
   

Image result for mindfulnessThe new Mindfulness Community of New Jersey Meet-up Group will meet monthly on the third Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room 1B.  The purpose of this group is to educate, inspire and empower people to create a Mindfulness Community.  The meting will provide resources and tools to relieve stress and live a more purposeful life. 

Get more information and register at https://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Community-of-NJ/

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

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 June 20, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM English as a Second Language Class  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   
Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. All are welcome, but those who have some experience speaking English may find this class especially helpful. The classes are free, but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 
    Location: Local History Room

Thursday June 21, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Skillbuilders  
   

SKILLBUILDERS

This nine-week series of classes will be focused on widows, widowers and those who have suffered a life altering loss.  The series will offer basic life skills that are often shared in a partnership.  You will come away from each class with practical information on topics such as basic car care, financial literacy, cooking and shopping for one, estate planning, basic home maintenance and other similar topics.  The series will be held every Thursday afternoon, April 19 to June 14 at 1:30 in the Meeting Room at the library.  Light refreshments will be offered.

The series is being offered in partnership with the library and other agencies and will feature local experts on the various topics.  You do not have to attend the entire series; you can attend one or all of the classes depending on your interest or your needs.  The introductory meeting on April 19 will include a description of the series and an overview of what skills will be taught.  Although the series is focused on those who are starting life over as a single person and a certain amount of support will be gained from a program for people living under similar circumstances, the workshops are open to all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

 

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday June 22, 2018
   4:30 PM  -  5:45 PM Girl Scout Troop  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Saturday June 23, 2018
   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.

June will be origami instruction.

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

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday June 24, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Jazz, Pop and Rock: the New Jersey Connection  
   

Come to the library today to hear Walter Choroszewski's entertaining program on Jazz, Pop and Rock: The New Jersey Connection.

As part of the Summer Reading theme of music - Libraries Rock - and in celebration of the library's 50th Anniversary, we are presenting this live presentation about music and musicians who have roots in New Jersey - from Sinatra, to Springstein, to Bon Jovi and many others. 

This free presentation is for the whole family and is brought to you by the generosity of the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Light refreshments will be served.   

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Marathi Language Class  
    Contact: Sucheta Sathe   732-213-1343   sbmshala@gmail.com
   

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

Pre-registration required.

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Coloring, Crafting and Tea for Adults  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday June 27, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Lunchtime Learning Notable Film Series  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Thursday June 28, 2018
   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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

 

    Location: Local History Room

Monday July 2, 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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday July 4, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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

Saturday July 7, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 July 10, 2018
   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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Wednesday July 11, 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

Thursday July 12, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  

Friday July 13, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  

Monday July 16, 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 July 17, 2018
   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 July 18, 2018
   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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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 July 19, 2018
   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 July 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

Saturday July 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Art For Teens (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson    732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

Sunday July 22, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the third Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Monday July 30, 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

Wednesday August 1, 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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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 August 2, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  8:45 PM CWA Annual Meeting  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 August 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room except for the January 9 and July 10 when the meeting will be the second Monday.  There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on our website at Book Discussion

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain, so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Saturday August 11, 2018
   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 11th and 18th 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 12, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   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

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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 August 16, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   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 August 17, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

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
   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 11th and 18th is Acrylic Painting

No registration required.  Supplies are limited and space will be given on a first come, first served basis.

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Monday August 20, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 August 21, 2018
   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 August 22, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Cookies & Conversations is a chill place to eat cookies, drink juice (or tea or hot cocoa) and discuss whatever is on our minds.  No registration required

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM SCORE Business Seminars  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Princeton SCORE offers Business Seminars on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted in this calendar) in the South Brunswick Public Library. The topics will be announced on the SCORE Princeton website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

Registration for this program is recommended; the program will not be held unless there are sufficient registrations.   To register, or to find other seminars given in the area, contact SCORE of Princeton at 609-393-0505 or visit their website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  If you are registered, you will be contacted should the program be cancelled or changed..

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Saturday September 1, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

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
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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

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

Sunday September 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday September 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 September 11, 2018
   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

Thursday September 13, 2018
   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- TBA  

Friday September 14, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  

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

Tuesday September 18, 2018
   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 September 19, 2018
   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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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 20, 2018
   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 September 21, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Alternative Book Club (ages 18 & up) at Holiday Inn, Princeton  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

What is the Alternative Book Club?  It's a book club that celebrates the fun stories that other book clubs miss; like sizzling hot romances, science fiction, fantasy, comics & graphic novels and even teen novels (yeah, we still read teen books and we are not ashamed...)

We are very casual, bring some titles that you've read (in any format or style) and be prepared to share why you loved it or hated it....that's it!

We are meeting at the Holiday Inn, Princeton (address is 100 Independance Way, Princeton, NJ 08540; just off Rt 1); in the cafe.  We can chat, enjoy some food or drinks (they have a great selection!) and just share our passion for books.

No registration required.

 

    Location: Off Site

Monday September 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 September 25, 2018
   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  The December Seminar wil be on December 18, 2018.

Registration for this program is recommended; the program will not be held unless there are sufficient registrations.   To register, or to find other seminars given in the area, contact SCORE of Princeton at 609-393-0505 or visit their website at http://princeton.score.org/localworkshops  If you are registered, you will be contacted should the program be cancelled or changed..

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & Conversations (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

Cookies & Conversations is a chill place to eat cookies, drink juice (or tea or hot cocoa) and discuss whatever is on our minds.  No registration required

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

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
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room except for the January 9 and July 10 when the meeting will be the second Monday.  There is no meeting in September.

The books that have been chosen for 2017 are listed separately on our website at Book Discussion

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Information Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7286.  Interlibrary loans can take several weeks to obtain, so please request your copy with enough time to enjoy reading the selection.

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Bite Club- TBA  

Wednesday October 3, 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 SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.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

Saturday October 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TVA (Teen Volunteer Association) Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

The Teen Volunteer Association (TVA) is open to students in Grades 6-12 and is the first Sat of the month (unless otherwise noted) and is an important element in teen programming.

TVA is, essentially, a student council for the library & help with determining the direction of teen events as well as finding ways for the library to contribute to the community at large.  There are rules for joining and requirements to stay a member; but it IS a volunteer opportunity and it IS rewarding if you are willing to put in the time and energy.

Membership in the TVA is not required in order to be a volunteer at the library

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  For more information or questions, email Saleena at saleenasteens@gmail.com.  For a list of requirements, see our teen portion of the website at http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM EVA (Executive Volunteer Association) Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the Teen Volunteer Association.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures, email at saleenasteens@gmail.com or check our webpage.  Applications and information on EVA can be found on the website at  http://www.sbpl.info/teens/tva-eva/

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday October 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   info@scoreprinceton.org
   

Princeton SCORE is Your Free Business Counseling Service  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 9, 2018
   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

Thursday October 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  

Friday October 12, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab- TBA  
   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  -  4:00 PM Skilled Volunteer Squad  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   saleenasteens@gmail.com
   
 

The Skilled Volunteer Squad is for to students who have submitted a Skilled Volunteer application and are working on planning programs at the library. Skilled Volunteers will meet on the second Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted).

Teens design and implement programs that match their specific skill sets and coordinate with each other and the YA librarians to make those events happen. 

If you are interested in planning a program at the library and have the skill set to do so, fill out a Skilled Volunteer application. Skilled Volunteers must begin attending monthly meetings two months in advance of their anticipated program date.

No registration necessary, but all attendees must have a current skilled volunteer application on file (For information on Skilled Volunteer requirements, email Saleena or check our Teen Volunteer link on the Teen Page of the website).

    Location: SMART Lab

Monday 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

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
   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
   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