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Saturday December 5, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Crafting Q&A  
    Contact: Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   
Stuck on a project? Join is for this virtual session to get answers to your crochet or crafting questions. Registration required, a link with instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.
    Location: Virtual
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM How to 3D Print - Virtual Edition  
   

During this session instructions will be provided on how to create a 3D object and see how it will look when printed on SBPL’s Makerbot. A tutorial and video on how to get started will be sent to all registrants before the class begins.

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual

Sunday December 6, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Virtual Concert! Carrie Jackson All Star Jazz Ensemble  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Carrie Jackson All Star Jazz Ensemble 

Carrie Jackson & Her Jazzin' All Star Ensemble swing and perform the music Jazz legends such as "Duke" Ellington, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and musical selections from the Great American Song Book.  A native of Newark Carrie has performed across the US and Europe with many jazz groups and orchestras and also runs C-Jay Records and C-Jay Recording & Productions, Inc.  The Ensemble includes Carrie on vocals with piano, drums and bass.

Please register to attend below an a link to the online concert will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the event. 

Sponosored by the Friends of SBPL.  For information about the Friends visit www.sbpl.info/about-us/partners/friends-of-the-library/

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

       

    Location: Off-site

Monday December 7, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Intro to Google Drive  
   

Learn how to use Google Drive. In this live tutorial, you will learn how Drive works and its main functions.

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

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

bookclub

The Monday Night Book Club for Adults meets on the first Monday of every month in the Local History Room, with some exceptions. The September meeting will be held on September 14 due to Labor Day.

The books that have been chosen for 2020 are listed on our website.

To obtain a copy of the book, contact the Borrowers Services Desk at southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com or call 732-329-4000 x7290.

    Location: Local History Room

Tuesday December 8, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Trivia Night/ Digital Escape Room  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Come hang with your friends as you show off your random trivia knowledge, compete on Jackbox, or time your ability to breakout of virtual escape rooms. To register, sign up on the South Brunswick Publilc Library teen calendar and we will send you the meeting log-in information before the event, or join our SBPLTeens discord account and get the link that way.

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 9, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Virtual
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee & Conversation Book Discussion Club  
   

All Adults Here by Emma StraubThe Coffee and Conversation Book Discussion Group usually meets on the second or third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m., virtually.


December’s title is All Adults Here by Emma Straub.
You can obtain a copy of the book on Hoopla, or by contacting the Information Desk at info@sbpl.info, calling 732-329-4000 x7286, or placing a hold on our catalog.


Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

 

    Location: Virtual
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Craft & Chat  
    Contact: Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   
Join us for this monthly virtual meetup for crafters of all kinds! We'll supply a recipe along with the link so we can have a snack while we introduce ourselves and our crafts. After introductions, we can have some free flowing conversation about crafting in general or specific types. Registration required, you will be emailed a link with instructions on how to attend.
    Location: Virtual

Thursday December 10, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Virtual English Conversation Group  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Practice the ins and outs of spoken English dive into a variety of grammatical . All are welcome!

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Virtual Drop-In Job Help  
   

Questions about your job search? Need to know how to prepare for a virtual interview? Not sure if you formatted your resume correctly? Bring your questions to this casual, drop-in help session.

Link will be posted here at 10:45 a.m. on the day of the event!

    Location: Virtual

Friday December 11, 2020
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM What Are You Listening To?  
   

Come and join in on our music listeners club where we will share our favorite bands, songs, live performances, or even the latest music you are enjoying!

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Virtual Board Games (Teens & Adults)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Join us for virtual board games, meaning actual board games that we are adapting so we can play them virtually.  We will be playing Flashpoint: Fire & Rescue  Registration is done through the calendar link, or by following the link provided in the SBPLTeens discord channel.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Virtual Board Games (Teens & Adults)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Join us for virtual board games, meaning actual board games that we are adapting so we can play them virtually.  We will be playing  Flashpoint Fire and Rescue.  Registration is done through the calendar link, or by following the link provided in the SBPLTeens discord channel.

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Saturday December 12, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Teen Voices in Alliance (TVA) Gr 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Teen Voices in Alliance (TVA) is the new teen advisory board for the South Brunswick Public Library.  They are the teen voices for the library and the community, helping create events, make suggestions and work on projects for the community and the library.  

Joining TVA is not required of anyone, it is an option for teens who want to feel they make a difference and want their voice to be heard.  To become a member you must file a special TVA application, and be accepted by Saleena as a member.  There are a limited number of spaces, so qualified applicants may be placed on a waiting list.

 

TVA is courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the Municipal Alliance of SB

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Executive Voices in Alliance (EVA) Gr 7-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

This is a teen leadership group and members are by application only. Membership eligibility begins with active membership in the TVA.  For information on applying to join the group; its rules and procedures check our webpage or contact Saleena.

EVA is sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 13, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Virtual Concert! Rhythm, Movement, and Melody of India  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Rhythm, Movement, and Melody of India 

by Artists from the Taalim School of Indian Music

Experience the variety of classical arts from India through Taalim School's performance of Kathak dance, Tabla drumming, and melodic Harmonium. Brought safely into your own home, this virtual concert will sooth, excite, and transport you. Enjoy the dizzying spins of Kathak dancer Jin Won, who has performed world wide as a soloist and leader of many ensembles. Try to catch the blurred fingers of Tabla player Mike Lukshis as he drums along with both dance and music. And set your mind at ease with the soulful melody of Harmonium player Rohan Prabhudesai.

Please register to attend below an a link to the online concert will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the event. 

Sponosored by the Friends of SBPL.  For information about the Friends visit www.sbpl.info/about-us/partners/friends-of-the-library/

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

       

    Location: Off-site
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Make & Take Teen Craft- Create your own flip calendar Gr(6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Being unable to meet in person is no reason we can't all have fun doing stuff together!  The Teen Department has set up a craft kit for those who have registered.  We have a limited number of kits, and interested teens MUST register via email in order to arrange pickup of the craft supplies beforehand, and to make sure they receive the zoom login info.  Everyone is encouraged to do the craft/project together live on zoom with the provided materials (anything needed but not supplied will be clearly stated beforehand).

Email is teens@sbpl.info

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Monday December 14, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Intro to Google Docs  
   

Learn how to use Google Docs, the Google word processing equivalent to Microsoft Word. In this live tutorial, learn how to create and edit Google Documents.

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual

Tuesday December 15, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Virtual School Resources for Success  
    Contact: SBPL Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   

Parents and caregivers! Learn about library resoures that can provide your students with one-on-one study help, compliment lessons, enhance research and test-taking skills, and more. 

 
    Location: Virtual
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Trivia Night Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Sixth to Twelfth graders come show off your random trivia knowledge and hang with your friends at our virtual trivia night!  To register, sign up on the South Brunswick Publilc Library teen calendar and we will send you the meeting log-in information to join before the event; or join our SBPLTeens discord account and get the link that way.

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Wednesday December 16, 2020
     Alchemy of Genres: Podcast  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

Alchemy of Genres: Magic & Robots & Weres, Oh My!  Is a podcast all about speculative fiction in books, tv and movies.  It will also touch on genres that aren't technically speculative but that intersect constantly with them; like romance and mystery/suspense novels (think robot detective or clone serial killer)

This podcast will be on mostly adult titles, but may also use YA titles (as there are some amazing ones out there).  This podcast goes out twice a month; feedback encouraged via email, or on the accompanying blog.  Subscribe on Spotify or other podcast servers!

 

Podcast courtesy of Friends of Library

   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Virtual

Thursday December 17, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Virtual English Conversation Group  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Practice the ins and outs of spoken English dive into a variety of grammatical . All are welcome!

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Introduction to Online Investment Resources  
   

Did you know SBPL provides access to Morningstar and Valueline, two powerful investment resources? Learn how to access and navigate these tools from the comfort of your own home.

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM What Are You Watching?  
   

Join SBPL staff for a live discussion about what movies and TV shows you are watching - hear about new recommendations and ideas. We'll share our favorites as well! Adults only (18+), please!

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual

Saturday December 19, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Make & Take Teen Craft: Pop Tart Gingerbread Houses Gr (6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

NOTE: We'll provide the pop tarts and icing to make the base structure, you provide the candy to decorate it however you wish!

Being unable to meet in person is no reason we can't all have fun doing stuff together!  The Teen Department has set up a craft kit for those who have registered.  We have a limited number of kits, and interested teens MUST register via email in order to arrange pickup of the craft supplies beforehand, and to make sure they receive the zoom login info.  Everyone is encouraged to do the craft/project together live on zoom with the provided materials (anything needed but not supplied will be clearly noted in the make and take supply bag).

Email is teens@sbpl.info

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Sunday December 20, 2020
   3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM FBLA YOUTH ONLINE DEBATE CLUB teen-led  
    Contact: teen department     teens@sbpl.info
   

Need to improve your public speaking skills? Like arguing? See yourself as a future leader in business? Want to hang out online with like-minded teens?

Here's a chance to be part of the SBPL debate team, and share your knowledge on a wide variety of topics, while having some fun with friends.  Club created and led by SBPL Teen EVA member.  Email teens@sbpl.info with subject heading: Debate Club to register and you will be given login details  closer to the date.

    Location: Virtual

Monday December 21, 2020
   6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Virtual Travelogue  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information Services   732-329-4000 x7286   info@sbpl.info
   

Even though we can't travel many places at this moment, join SBPL staff for a live discussion on planning our future trips and what armchair/virtual traveling you have enjoyed. Share your travel dreams!

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

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

biteclub logoBorrow a book, read and/or cook from it, then come to the meeting and give us your feedback!  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's theme: coming soon!

Cookbook:  

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday December 22, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM How to Prepare for your Job Search using Social Media  
   

Social media can be a powerful tool in your job search. Learn the ways in which your presence on social media can increase your visibility to employers, build your network, and uncover opportunities for obtaining your next position or advancing your career.

Registration required, instruction on how to attend will be emailed to you.

    Location: Virtual

Wednesday December 23, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen End of Year Jackbox Games Night  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Let's celebrate the end of our remote 2020 with some more virtual fun on Jackbox! To register, sign up on the South Brunswick Publilc Library teen calendar and we will send you the meeting log-in information before the event, or join our SBPLTeens discord account and get the link that way.

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Thursday December 24, 2020
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Friday December 25, 2020
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Saturday December 26, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  12:00 PM Teen Virtual Art Gallery (Grades 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Come see our brilliant teen artwork on display! You can take a virtual stroll through our Instagram page (@sbplteens) or view via slideshow on our SBPL Youtube and Facebook pages. All teens are welcome to participate-send us pictures of your artwork in any medium (up to 5 pieces) by December 23rd. Pictures can be sent to teens@sbpl.info.

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Board Game Fun with Board Game Arena  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

Board Game Arena is a free to use site with many games able to play.  SBPL will be playing a game at 2 pm.   If you are interested, please email Saleena at sdavidson@sbpl.info and I will share the game options to play so you can help choose as well as well as the other setup info.  You will need to setup a profile with Board Game Arena prior to our session.

If we don't have at least 2 players, the game session will be cancelled.

 

    Location: Virtual

Tuesday December 29, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Virtual Trivia Night Grades 6-12  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Sixth to Twelfth graders come show off your random trivia knowledge and hang with your friends at our virtual trivia night!  To register, sign up on the South Brunswick Publilc Library teen calendar and we will send you the meeting log-in information to join before the event; or join our SBPLTeens discord account and get the link that way.

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Wednesday December 30, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Party Game Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson     teens@sbpl.info
   

Join us for some fun party games, like FunEmployed, Snake Oil and Just One, we have a bunch to choose from!  Register and you will be sent the zoom link an hour before the game starts.  

Let's have some winter break fun!

 

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Virtual

Thursday December 31, 2020
     Library Closed for a State or Federal Holiday  
   

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

    Location: All Library

Thursday January 7, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Start the New Year with Meditation  
   

Peace 2021 Sign - Free vector graphic on PixabayStart the New Year with Meditation   

The New Year is a time to create a clean slate. Join Jim Rose, retired executive with Johnson and Johnson and long time meditator, for this powerful workshop. Jim has been inspiring audiences on how to practice and learn this very simple technique which provides many benefits. There will even be actual practice meditation sittings during the presentation. Bring joy, peace and relaxation into your daily life.    

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. 

Register here with your email address so that a Zoom link can be sent to you the day before and again an hour before the program begins so that the email is at the top of your inbox!  If you do not receive the invite by 6:15 p.m. on January 7, 2021, check your SPAM folder.  

    Location: Virtual

Wednesday January 13, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Option Green 2021: Documentary Discussion: Decoding the Weather Machine  
    Contact: http://ebpl.org/optiongreen     
   

Join us for a discussion of the documentary, "Decoding the Weather Machine" with New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. David A. Robinson.

Reserve your ticket by clicking here!

You can watch the movie in advance at: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/decoding-the-weather-machine/

Or view it during an encore presentation preceding the program at 5:30pm. More Information.

This event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, and funded by the American Library Association's, "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change" pilot program.

Dr. David A. Robinson is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at Rutgers University and NJ’s State Climatologist. He is a frequent speaker on issues pertaining to New Jersey’s weather and climate.  He is a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the US National Climate Assessment.  Dave is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a recipient of the American Association of Geographers’ Lifetime Achievement award. 

 

Option Green 2021 Program Community Partners

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Library
  • New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • North Brunswick Library
  • Old Bridge Public Library
  • Plainsboro Public Library
  • South Brunswick Public Library
    Location: Virtual

Tuesday February 9, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Option Green 2021: Sustainable Agriculture Projects in Zimbabwe  
    Contact: http://ebpl.org/optiongreen     
   

“Sustainable Agriculture Projects in Zimbabwe” with Tait Chirenje, Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability, Stockton University

Climate change is wreaking havoc in the lives of rural farmers in Zimbabwe, often leading to poor or no harvests in back to back seasons. This talk will focus on results from a four-year effort to help rural farmers transition from vulnerable large-scale field based agricultural practices like corn/soybean growing to small-scale controlled environment system like shed-grown mushroom and hydroponics. The talk will cover how the development of a demonstration center helped provide incentives for local farmers and international experiences for Dr. Chirenje’s university students.

To register, click here!

Tait Chirenje holds a PhD in Trace Metal Biogeochemistry from the University of Florida (Florida), an MS in Earth Science from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and a BS from the University of Zimbabwe (Harare, Zimbabwe).

Dr. Chirenje works in the area of aquatic chemistry, brownfields assessment and redevelopment and the urban geochemistry of trace elements. He has worked on baseline studies of trace elements in both urban and rural areas of Florida and performed geochemical characterization of water bodies including Hammonton Lake, the Delaware River, Crosswicks Creek and the Great Egg harbor River.  Dr. Chirenje currently runs the Stockton University Environmental Internship Program (SUEIP) and he and his team of 10 students and four scientists help the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMAVA)’s Environmental Monitoring Bureau (EMB) meet environmental compliance at their 27 sites in the state of New Jersey. He also advises local communities on stormwater quality and watershed management projects. 

Professor Chirenje teaches courses in the field of environmental chemistry, including water chemistry, environmental remediation and biotechnology, environmental toxicology and environmental pollution and regulation. He also teaches and engages students in international sustainable development projects in Zimbabwe, Ecuador and Brazil.

This event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, and funded by the American Library Association's, "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change" pilot program.

Option Green 2021 Program Community Partners

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Library
  • New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • North Brunswick Library
  • Old Bridge Public Library
  • Plainsboro Public Library
  • South Brunswick Public Library
    Location: Virtual

Thursday March 11, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Option Green 2021: Disparate Environmental Impacts: Causes and Solutions to Environmental Injustice  
    Contact: http://ebpl.org/optiongreen     
   

“Disparate Environmental Impacts: Causes and Solutions to Environmental Injustice” with Maritza Jauregui, Assistant Professor of Sustainability, Stockton University

In this talk, we will focus on the various causes of environmental justice, generational impacts on those affected, and what can be done to reverse the course.

To register, click here!

This event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission, and funded by the American Library Association's, "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change" pilot program.

Option Green 2021 Program Community Partners

  • Highland Park Public Library
  • Matawan-Aberdeen Library
  • New Brunswick Free Public Library
  • North Brunswick Library
  • Old Bridge Public Library
  • Plainsboro Public Library
  • South Brunswick Public Library
    Location: Virtual

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