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Thursday February 27, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Assemblyman Zwicker Office Hours  
   

Image result for assemblyman andrew zwickerRepresentatives from Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker's office will be in the library lobby this afternoon to meet with South Brunswick residents to answer any questions you might have and to share information about what is going on in the Legislative DIstrict 16.  Stop by and meet your Assemblyman's team.

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    Location: Lobby
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A new five-week session of Mixed-Level Yoga and Meditation will be held on February 27, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5:30. 

The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  

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

The class includes a one-hour period of Yoga instruction, with variations in difficultly suitable for new to experienced practioners, and with a half-hour of meditation to follow.  There is another, separate Beginner/Intermediate Yoga class taught by another teacher following this class at 7:30 p.m.  The classes are not interchangeable; you must attend the same session for which you registered for the entire five weeks. 

Payment for this session ($60.00) can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library. Also, you can register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered and paid, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A new five-week session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will be held on February 27, March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The cost of this five-class session is $60.00 payable at the time of registration.  

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

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

Payment for this session ($60.00) can be made in person at the Information Desk at the time of registraion by check or money order made payable to The Friends of the South Brunswick Library. Also, you can register online and pay by credit card by clicking on the Register button below.  On your confirmation page, you will see a PayPal Buy Now button that you can use to make a credit card payment. You will not be considered registered with a guaranteed place in the class until you have made your payment.  If there are not a minimum of five students registered and paid, the class may be cancelled.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday February 28, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:45 PM 2020 US Census Information Table  
   

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Stop by the information table in the lobby today to find out how you will be able to be counted in next year's Federal Census.

    Location: Lobby

Saturday February 29, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Yoga Story Stretch (Grades 3-6)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

In this interactive yoga class and storytime, children will learn how to breathe like a yogi before strengthening and stretching into different poses that go along with the story.

Registration required: Please register here. Please bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes.

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  -  4:30 PM Board Game Marathon (Teens & Adults)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for another marathon of board games!  This event is for Teens (grades 6-12) and adults (all ages) only.  We'll have a variety of games and you are free to bring your own if you like.  Food will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your lunch; or grab something & come back.  We promise a warm & welcoming gaming environment with several people happy to help you learn a new game or to just provide a fun space for you and your friends to hang out.   No registration is required.

Event courtesy of Friends of the Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   11:30 AM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Marathon (Teens & Adults)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for another marathon of board games!  This event is for Teens (grades 6-12) and adults (all ages) only.  We'll have a variety of games and you are free to bring your own if you like.  Food will not be provided but you are welcome to bring your lunch; or grab something & come back.  We promise a warm & welcoming gaming environment with several people happy to help you learn a new game or to just provide a fun space for you and your friends to hang out.   No registration is required.

Event courtesy of Friends of the Library

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Urban Food Alliance Community Meet-up  
    Contact: Ally Bhuiyan, Founder   646-275-0210   ally@urbanfoodalliance.org
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday March 2, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers (Ages 12-36 months)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and caregivers can play with their children in a social environment that promotes hands-on learning. Our instructors have plenty of fun activities, games, crafts, and toys specifically designed to develop your child's fine motor skills.

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

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Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

To schedule an appointment visit http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS and use Sponsor Code 13160.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 102 Committee  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Monday Night Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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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 March 3, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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 Zentangles (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will learn to make zentangles and handprint art!

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

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

 

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday March 4, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Starting in March 2020, we are going to start showing the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  This year, we will show all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites takes you on a vivid and detailed exploration of archaeology’s most magnificent discoveries, in the company of an expert archaeologist and historian with decades of experience in the field. Join The Great Courses and National Geographic for this globe-spanning journey into our breathtaking archaeological heritage.

The work of archaeologists has commanded worldwide attention and captivated the human imagination since the earliest days of the exploration, with groundbreaking discoveries such as the treasures of ancient Egypt, the lost kingdoms of the Maya, and the fabled city of Troy. Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with treasures of the past, and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  .The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
Episode 1: The Origins of Modern Archaeology and Episode 2: Excavating Pompeii and Herculanium
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM DIY Jewelry from Hardware (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

We're turning metal thingamabobs and whatsits into fun jewelry!  It's cool and tough (but shiny!).  Join us!

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

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 19, 26, March 4, 11, and 18, 2020.  In case of inclement weather March 25 will be used as the snow date.  Class is 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 next session of Tai Chi will begin in April, 2020.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday March 5, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020.  Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 5:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation will begin in April.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020. Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 7:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will begin on April, 2020.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 6, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  5:45 PM 2020 US Census Information Table  
   

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Stop by the information table in the lobby today to find out how you will be able to be counted in next year's Federal Census.

    Location: Lobby
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM What is Holi? (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Friday is DIYday at the library!

"What Is?" is a brand new series of storytime and craft events introducing children to various holidays, customs, and traditions from around the world. Today, children will learn how people celebrate Holi through stories and a fun craft!

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.

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

Saturday March 7, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 March 8, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Friends of the Library Annual Membership Tea  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday March 9, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday March 10, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

Tweens can get crafty as they use clay to sculpt customizable magnets for their fridge or locker!

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security and Medicare Seminar - Golden Years Design Benefits  
    Contact: Derin Rubin   732-526-7659   darin@goldenyearsdesign.com
   

Image result for golden years design benefitsRepresentatives from Golden Years Design Benefits will be here to present a seminar on Medicare and Social Security.  Come to this free educational seminar to learn more about:

  •   How and when to enroll in Medicare
  •   What are the out-of-pocket costs of Medicare
  •   How to optimize Social security benefits
  •   How to choose secondary plans

Are you sill working?  This seminar will also give you some Retirement Planning Strategies.   

Register with Golden Years Design Benefits online at https//conta.cc/2FR2vjD or call them at 732-526-7659.

Golden Years Design Benefits is an insurance agency located at 55 Schanck Rd Suite A-14, Freehold, NJ 07728  Visit their wesite at https://www.yourmedicaremarketplace.net for more information.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday March 11, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Crafting a Resume  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Resume writing

Learn valuable digital skills using Google applications while you brainstorm and build your resume. Registration required.

Students must have basic computer skills (ie: be able to type at your own speed and operate a mouse/trackpad). For additional help, go to https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/computers/

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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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.

March's title is Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary Shteyngart.

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 (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

A beautiful day in the neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
(2019, PG-13, 109 minutes)

Directed by Marielle Heller. Starring: Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, Wendy Makkena, Mathew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love, and forgiveness from America's most beloved neighbor.

    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
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 19, 26, March 4, 11, and 18, 2020.  In case of inclement weather March 25 will be used as the snow date.  Class is 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 next session of Tai Chi will begin in April, 2020.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday March 12, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020.  Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 5:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation will begin in April.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab: Thai 2.0  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

THAI 2.0

Learn how to make authentic Tom Yum Goong Soup, Thai soup with shrimp and veggies.  Also try Coconut Rice, and a Toasted Coconut and Candied Peanut Sundae. Mix of hands-on and demo class.  Tastings and recipes included.

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020. Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 7:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will begin on April, 2020.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 13, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab: Thai 2.0  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

THAI 2.0

Learn how to make authentic Tom Yum Goong Soup, Thai soup with shrimp and veggies. Also try Coconut Rice, and a Toasted Coconut and Candied Peanut Sundae. Mix of hands-on and demo class.  Tastings and recipes included.

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   12:00 PM  -  5:45 PM 2020 US Census Information Table  
   

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Stop by the information table in the lobby today to find out how you will be able to be counted in next year's Federal Census.

    Location: Lobby

Saturday March 14, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hestia Project Committee (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The Hestia Project Committee is a TVA associated group, membership is restricted to current TVA members only.  For information on joining TVA, contact Saleena.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   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 Using Google for Your Job Search  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

job search

Did you know Google has a power job search function? Learn how to fine-tune your job search with Google, along with general tips for your search. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 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 15, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Slavic Folk & Classical Music  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

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

Internationally acclaimed concert violinist David Podles will present an exciting variety of Slavic pieces that span the Slavic world in music.  Dr. Podles is a violin virtuoso from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi and Kirov. Originally from Riga, Latvia, Dr. David Podles came to the U.S. in 1992 after the fall of the Soviet Union. With over a 40 year stage career in Europe, Russia, U.S. and around the world, both in orchestra and solo tours, he is a laureate of three international competitions and a Ph.D. from conservatory in his native Latvia.

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: Meeting Room A/B

Monday March 16, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM SPAN Advocacy Staff Meeting  
    Contact: Melvina Baskerville   973-642-8100   M.Baskerville@SPANadvocacy.org
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue – National Parks  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner, or dreamer, join us for an informal evening to share experiences and discover new destinations, travel resources and make new friends. This month we will discuss our plans and experiences with favorite national parks, near or far. Registration requested.

 
    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday March 17, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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 St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will follow the clues around the library to in this interactive treasure hunt!

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM How to 3D Print  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by the Information Desk to learn how to 3D print in this friendly, informal setting. Watch the 3D printer in action as it creates a design, then create or choose a 3D object to print, free (valued up to $2) .


Wednesday March 18, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tech Time - Resume Open Lab  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

resume

Are you reworking your resume or need to start from scratch? Looking to switch industries and not sure how best to present your education and experience? Come to our Resume Open Lab to work in a supportive environment. We will provide the computers, offer pointers, and answer your questions along the way. No registration required, meets in the SmartLab.

• Please arrive with all the necessary passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
• Be sure to bring a hard copy or digital copy of your resume that you can access on our computers. Staff is unable to type up resumes on your behalf.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 19, 26, March 4, 11, and 18, 2020.  In case of inclement weather March 25 will be used as the snow date.  Class is 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 next session of Tai Chi will begin in April, 2020.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rainbow Alliance (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@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
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday March 19, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Creating and Organizing Documents  
   

Build on your knowledge of how to work with documents. Learn to create, save, and organize them. Learn about e-mail attachments, including scanning, and more. Bring a flash drive if available. Basic knowledge of MS Word and registration required.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020.  Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 5:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation will begin in April.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020. Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 7:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will begin on April, 2020.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 20, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM NJ Maker Day  
    Location: All Library

Saturday March 21, 2020
   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 NJ Maker Day  
    Location: All Library

Sunday March 22, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Parasite (Korea)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

parasite movie poster

Parasite (South Korea)

(2020, R, 130 minutes)

Directed by Joon-Ho Bong. Starring: Kang-Ho Song, Sun-Kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park.

Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Parks' home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday March 23, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Small Wonders Short Story Discussion  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Short on time but looking to expand your horizons? Short stories pack a lot into a little space! All are welcome to this monthly group celebrating the art of the short story. We read everything from the classics to contemporary works, with a special focus on international authors. You can pick up a copy of this month’s story at the Information Desk.

March's stories are a selection from Being Various: New Irish Short Stories.

 

 
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bite Club - Cookbook Book Club: Ethiopian Swedisth Chef Marcus Samuelsson  
    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: Ethiopian Swedish Chef Marcus Samuelsson

Cookbooks:  The Red Rooster Cookbook

                     Marcus Off Duty

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday March 24, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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 Roll With It! Dice Games (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Tweens will learn unique dice games and see if luck is on their side as they play against their friends!

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

There will be a meeting of the newly re-formed South Brunswick Historical Society this evening in the Local History Room.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each monty unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Project Management & Team Collaboration - SCORE Seminar  
   

Image result for boast groupwareDescription:  Project management and team collaboration - executing for your customers while effectively managing costs.  As the workforce and workplace continue to evolve, what’s the best way to keep everyone connected and on the same page?  How can we communicate, collaborate and also know where we are spending time and money as we deliver to our customers?

What you will learn:

  • Project Management & Team Collaboration – an overview of critical elements?
  • Smaller and medium sized businesses – what  should we be focusing on?
  • What type of systems are available and how to decide what’s best for me?
  • How does BOAST address these needs?

Presenter Bio:  Paul Kandle is President of BOAST Groupware, an innovative technology company focused on helping small and medium sized businesses operate more efficiently and reducing costs associated with the business software they need to operate. 

He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience in business operations, pharmaceutical distribution, sales, account management, technical product management and business general management. He began his career, after graduating from The Citadel, as an Officer in the U.S. Navy. Prior to joining BOAST, Paul has held various executive leadership positions at IQVIA, Cegedim, InVentiv Health, Dendrite International and McKesson. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday March 25, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM How to Search for a Job  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn to use job search resources including career databases, websites, and more at the Library. Try free online classes on resumes and cover letters, and computer skills. This class will provide an overview of the various resources available to you at the library, both online and print. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Parasite (South Korea)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Parasite movie poster

Parasite (South Korea)

(2020, R, 130 minutes)

Directed by Joon-Ho Bong. Starring: Kang-Ho Song, Sun-Kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park.

Kim Ki-teak's family are all unemployed and living in a squalid basement. When his son gets a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family, the Kim family's luck changes. One by one they gradually infiltrate the wealthy Parks' home, attempting to take over their affluent lifestyle.

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

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. Class will only be held tonight if an earlier session was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The next session of Tai Chi will begin in April, 2020.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday March 26, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020.  Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 5:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Mixed Level Yoga and Meditation will begin in April.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Crafting a Resume  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Resume writing

Learn valuable digital skills using Google applications while you brainstorm and build your resume. Registration required.

Students must have basic computer skills (ie: be able to type at your own speed and operate a mouse/trackpad). For additional help, go to https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/computers/

 

   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Beginner/Intermediate Yoga  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Tonight's class is for registered participants of this session. This session includes February 27, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020. Class is held in the Meeting Room A/B at 7:30 p.m. 

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

The next session of Beginner/Intermediate Yoga will begin on April, 2020.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Friday March 27, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  5:45 PM 2020 US Census Information Table  
   

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Stop by the information table in the lobby today to find out how you will be able to be counted in next year's Federal Census.

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM Stock Market & Investing Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Always wondered what the stock market is & how it works?  Two of our teens are happy to teach you a little bit about it, and work with a simulation to see how your "investments" do.  If you missed the 2 part class, they have elected to condense it into one quick session, so this is your chance to learn!  No registration required but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday March 28, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@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..

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Violence & Volition: Dealing with Domestic Abuse  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sdavidson@sbpl.info
   

Domestic Abuse is a difficult subject and it's even more difficult when you're young.  The South Brunswick Public Library and the Hestia Project Committee are proud to present this Q&A Information session focused on Teens and New Adults.  We have speakers and will have literature to distribute.  One speaker is Navneet Bhalla from Manavi.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to South Indian women and their well-being, especially while surviving violence.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library and Hestia Project Committee of the Teen Voices in Alliance.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Violence & Volition: Dealing with Domestic Abuse  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Domestic Abuse is a difficult subject and it's even more difficult when you're young.  The South Brunswick Public Library and the Hestia Project Committee are proud to present this Q&A Information session focused on Teens and New Adults.  We have speakers and will have literature to distribute.  One speaker is Navneet Bhalla from Manavi.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to South Indian women and their well-being, especially while surviving violence.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library and Hestia Project Committee of the Teen Voices in Alliance.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Urban Food Alliance Community Meet-up  
    Contact: Ally Bhuiyan, Founder   646-275-0210   ally@urbanfoodalliance.org
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday March 29, 2020
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday March 30, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tech Time - Resume Open Lab  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

resume

Are you reworking your resume or need to start from scratch? Looking to switch industries and not sure how best to present your education and experience? Come to our Resume Open Lab to work in a supportive environment. We will provide the computers, offer pointers, and answer your questions along the way. No registration required, meets in the SmartLab.

• Please arrive with all the necessary passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
• Be sure to bring a hard copy or digital copy of your resume that you can access on our computers. Staff is unable to type up resumes on your behalf.

    Location: SMART Lab
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday March 31, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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 Button Making (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Jazz up your room, backpack, or clothes! Use our button-makers to make your very own creations! Bring artwork from home or use our magazines and comic books.

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab

Wednesday April 1, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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This month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

The work of archaeologists has commanded worldwide attention and captivated the human imagination since the earliest days of the exploration, with groundbreaking discoveries such as the treasures of ancient Egypt, the lost kingdoms of the Maya, and the fabled city of Troy. Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with treasures of the past, and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
Episode 3: Schliemann and His Successors at Troy and Episode 4: Early Archaeology in Mesopotamia
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday April 2, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Escape Event (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

We're doing an escape room party!  We will have an escape room for 10 while the others play mystery & party games; then when time is up...we switch!  Join us!  We will only be able to take the first 20 people to arrive, so don't be late!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday April 3, 2020
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM What are Passover & Easter? (Ages 5 & up)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Friday is DIYday at the library!

"What Is?" is a brand new series of storytime and craft events introducing children to various holidays, customs, and traditions from around the world. Today, children will learn how people celebrate Passover and Easter through stories and a fun craft!

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.

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

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM Stock Market & Investing Class (Gr 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Always wondered what the stock market is & how it works?  Two of our teens are happy to teach you a little bit about it, and work with a simulation to see how your "investments" do.  If you missed the 2 part class, they have elected to condense it into one quick session, so this is your chance to learn!  No registration required but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday April 4, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Learn & Play (All ages)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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 April 5, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - Pain and Glory (Spain)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Pain and glory

Pain and Glory (Spain)

(2019, R, 113 minutes)

Directed by Pedro Almodoyar. Starring: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Nayas, Julieta Serrano, Cesar Vicente, Asier Flores.

Tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films.

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Monday April 6, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mini Movers (Ages 12-36 months)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Parents and caregivers can play with their children in a social environment that promotes hands-on learning. Our instructors have plenty of fun activities, games, crafts, and toys specifically designed to develop your child's fine motor skills.

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

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Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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 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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Night Owls (Ages 3 & up)  
    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!

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 Tech Time - Resume Open Lab  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

resume

Are you reworking your resume or need to start from scratch? Looking to switch industries and not sure how best to present your education and experience? Come to our Resume Open Lab to work in a supportive environment. We will provide the computers, offer pointers, and answer your questions along the way. No registration required, meets in the SmartLab.

• Please arrive with all the necessary passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
• Be sure to bring a hard copy or digital copy of your resume that you can access on our computers. Staff is unable to type up resumes on your behalf.

    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 102 Committee  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   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 April 7, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

Make the world a brighter place! Tweens will make their own wildflower seedballs. Put a few together and watch your garden bloom!

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Workshop  
   

Image result for college financial planningAre you a parent of a high school aged child who is planning on attending college in a few years?  Tonight's seminar is for you.  

Come listen to an important discussion on how to learn about the best way to MAXIMIZE the amount of FINANCIAL AID 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, from Schorpp Capital Management in East Brunswick, will lead this informative seminar.

For more information or to register, visit the Schorpp Capital Management website at www.schorppcapital.com or call 732-387-2054.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 8, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - Pain and Glory (Spain)  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

pain and glory movie poster

Pain and Glory (Spain)

(2019, R, 113 minutes)

Directed by Pedro Almodoyar. Starring: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Nayas, Julieta Serrano, Cesar Vicente, Asier Flores.

Tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday April 9, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab: Turkish Baklava  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

MIKE BOYACIYAN’S TURKISH BAKLAVA

We will demonstrate how to make Turkish style Pistachio Baklava using our staff member’s family recipe from Istanbul.  Includes information about where to source ingredients, history and travel tips.  Tasting and recipe included.

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday April 10, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab: Turkish Baklava  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

MIKE BOYACIYAN’S TURKISH BAKLAVA

We will demonstrate how to make Turkish style Pistachio Baklava using our staff member’s family recipe from Istanbul.  Includes information about where to source ingredients, history and travel tips.  Tasting and recipe included. 

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Bad Art Fun (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

It's Spring Break, so come relax at the library and make some truly BAD art.  We will have supplies and the only limits are your imagination.  Registration is not required but space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.  Take a look at our Instagram post at sbplteens from the last time we did it and you'll be inspired!

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Cooking w/ Ms. Cindy (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Friday is DIYday at the library!

Tweens will take over the kitchen in this interactive, instructional class as they follow simple recipes that they can actually make their own!

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.

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

Saturday April 11, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hestia Project Committee (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The Hestia Project Committee is a TVA associated group, membership is restricted to current TVA members only.  For information on joining TVA, contact Saleena.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Author Talk: Krishna Gubili - Viriah  
   

VIRIAH : 1.3 million (13 lakh) Indians were shipped as indentured laborers to sugarcane plantations in British colonies to replace slaves.My great-grandfather was one of them.This is his story. by [Krishna Gubili]

VIRIAH: "1.3 million (13 lakh) Indians were shipped as indentured laborers to sugarcane plantations in British colonies to replace slaves. My great-grandfather was one of them. This is his story." 

From Amazon.com:  Krishna Gubili's debut book VIRIAH has been earning rave reviews globally.  It is the story of the author's lifelong struggle to find his ancestor, one of the 1.3 Million Indians who were shipped off as Indentured labor to sugarcane plantations in British colonies to replace slaves. 

The author is a leader in data science, analytics and is based in the USA. He was born in 1970 in India and migrated to the USA in 1998. He is an alumnus of JNTU College of engineering, Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Tech Time - Resume Open Lab  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

resume

Are you reworking your resume or need to start from scratch? Looking to switch industries and not sure how best to present your education and experience? Come to our Resume Open Lab to work in a supportive environment. We will provide the computers, offer pointers, and answer your questions along the way. No registration required, meets in the SmartLab.

• Please arrive with all the necessary passwords needed to access your device or accounts.
• Be sure to bring a hard copy or digital copy of your resume that you can access on our computers. Staff is unable to type up resumes on your behalf.

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 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 12, 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

Monday April 13, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday April 14, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM AARP Tax-Aide South Brunswick  
   

Image result for aarp tax-aideFree preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 4th to April 9th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. The program is available at the South Brunswick Township Library, 110 Kingston Lane. Appointments are required. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year's tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents (W-2 and 1099 income, property tax statements, itemized medical, charitable and other deductions, etc.). Questions?: call the South Brunswick Senior Center at 732-329-4000 ext. 7670.

Separate appointments are required for each federal return.

 Click here to make or change an appointment.  

    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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM How to 3D Print  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Stop by the Information Desk to learn how to 3D print in this friendly, informal setting. Watch the 3D printer in action as it creates a design, then create or choose a 3D object to print, free (valued up to $2) .

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Over Here, Molly PItcher - a Living History Presentation  
   

statue of a woman holding a staffThe Friends of the Library have received a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to offer this live dramatic production that recounts the legend of “Molly Pitcher” (Mary Hays McCauley), the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse – and explores the daily lives of the “women of the army” who followed their husbands to war during the American Revolution. Molly reminisces about when she accompanied her husband through summer battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing a cannon in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American independence was a dream rather a certainty.

Presenter: Stacy Roth - Historical Interpreter and Educator

Stacy F. Roth, of "History on the Hoof," is a freelance historical interpreter, educator, vocalist, and musician (with a background in museums, libraries, archives, and material culture) who combines her talents to create multi-layered presentations that make history accessible and engaging. She holds a BA in History from Kean College of NJ, an MA in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MLS from Rutgers. Ms. Roth is the author of Past Into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation (University of North Carolina Press, 1998).

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities provides the Public Scholars Project to libraries and other institutions who increase educational opportunities to the general public.  Each year, the Council subsidizes at least 200 high-quality public humanities programs for host organizations throughout the state, providing opportunities for New Jersey communities to explore history, values, culture, and beliefs, and to engage in key questions with the support of a scholarly perspective.  The fees were paid for  by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library. 

You can visit the Council's Calendar of Events to find where other similar programs are being held through-out the state this year:  https://njhumanities.org/events/month/ 

Program suitable for adults and middle and high school students studying the American Revolution.  Light refreshments will be served.

 

    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 April 15, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Crafting a Resume  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Resume writing

Learn valuable digital skills using Google applications while you brainstorm and build your resume. Registration required.

Students must have basic computer skills (ie: be able to type at your own speed and operate a mouse/trackpad). For additional help, go to https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/computers/

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

April's title is Unsheltered: A Novel – Barbara Kingsolver.

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Image result for nutribullet blenderToday, we will experiment with the "craft" of making Smoothies using a NutriBullet blender.  

Registration below required; seating is limited.

Open places in the class will be filled at the start of the class in person on a first come, first served basis.

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Feature Film - Knives Out  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Knives out move poster

Knives Out

(2020, PG-13, 130 minutes)

Directed by Rian Johnson. Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Christopher Plummer, Ana DeArmas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Tone Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell.

A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday April 16, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Friends & Fun (Ages 0-5)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Stories and Activities for Children w/ ASD (All Ages & Family)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Friday April 17, 2020
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Friday is DIYday!  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Details coming soon.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A, 1B and Program Room 2

Saturday April 18, 2020
   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 April 19, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Poetry Book Release for National Poetry Month  
   

Image result for national poetry month 2020Local poet Coleen Marks has published her second book of poetry titled Twin Passions that features her own poems and her personal photography.  Come to the library this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and help celebrate the release of the book during National Poetry Month.

Coleen Marks has explored many forms of art and writing. Her latest book, Twin Passions, pairs two of those explorations. An artist model in her early days she then had a long career as an HR executive, still always keeping her fingers in the arts. Falling in love with photography she grew into an award-winning
photographer, whose work is in several corporate and many private collections. A graduate of Rutgers University, where she was able to study poetry with Alicia Ostriker. She also greatly benefited from many courses and workshops at the International Center of Photography, NYC, one about pairing photography and poetry together.  This is an excerpt from Twin Passions:

The Cool of Wise
    The supreme elegance
    of knowing how to wane.
                         ~ Colette

You’ve outfoxed youth
slacked off from striving,
lived long enough to cede
the need to ask permission.

 

Roll up your inner sleeves,
laugh at lessons learned,
impart those hard-won insights
from this gift of age.

 

Lean back on memories,
let in that sage
sense of an open mind,
make time for grace.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday April 20, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Using Google for Your Job Search  
    Contact: South Brunswick Information   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

job search

Did you know Google has a power job search function? Learn how to fine-tune your job search with Google, along with general tips for your search. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   1:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Blood Drive by New Jersey Blood Services  
   

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

To schedule an appointment visit http://tinyurl.com/GiveBloodNJBS and use Sponsor Code 13160.

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

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

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

Walk-ins welcome. 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Small Wonders Short Story Discussion  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

smallwonders logo

Short on time but looking to expand your horizons? Short stories pack a lot into a little space! All are welcome to this monthly group celebrating the art of the short story. We read everything from the classics to contemporary works, with a special focus on international authors. You can pick up a copy of this month’s story at the Information Desk.

April's story is Akhil Sharma's Cosmopolitan.

 

 
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday April 21, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Resume Tips and Tricks  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Learn how to write an effective resume with an overview of resources from the library that can assist you in your job search. No critique of individual information will be available; only general questions will be answered. Registration required.

    Location: SMART Lab
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & conversations (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

This event is exactly as it sounds; we gather for some juice/hot chocolate and cookies and have conversations on a wide variety of topics.  No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Program on Bias & Harassment  
   

Presenters Dave D'Amico, president of the NJ BIAS CRIMES OFFICERS ASSOCIATION and David S. Leonardis, Training & Outreach Liaison, OAG/NJ Division of Criminal Justice will present a program on Bias & Harassment, statistics on them in NJ & nationwide, and how to react during an incident and how to report it.

Co-sponsored by the SB Human Relations Commission

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 22, 2020
     Earth Day - 50th Anniversary  
   

Image result for earth day 2020Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  To celebrate, be sure to go outdoors and hug a tree today!

In the late 1960s, a lack of regulations was pushing the environment to the brink. Leaded gas and industry emissions were causing record-breaking amounts of pollution across the United States. 

On Jan. 28, 1969, an oil rig exploded six miles off the California coast, leaking over 3 million gallons of oil into the water and onto the coastline. Clean-up took months. Over 10,000 birds, fish and sea mammals were killed, and the Santa Barbara ecosystem was destroyed.  

The oil spill — the third largest in U.S. history — was the proverbial final straw that marked a turning point in public engagement on environmental issues.

Earth Day was the brainchild of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who was inspired to act when he witnessed the oil spill’s aftermath from an airplane. Nelson realized that if he wanted politicians to protect the environment, he would have to find a way to merge the energy of the anti-Vietnam War protests of the time with a growing public awareness about pollution. 

Nelson recruited Republican Congressman Pete McCloskey and Denis Hayes, a Harvard graduate student, to orchestrate a national teach-in day on the environment. Earth Day was born.

Working with a team of 85 people, the three men organized protests and events across the country. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10 percent of the U.S. population at the time — took to city streets, parks and college campuses to demand regulations to save the planet. 

These demonstrations led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, all within a year of the first Earth Day.

   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday April 23, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   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
   3:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Youth Advisory Network  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday April 24, 2020
   4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Tween Tech Time (Gr. 4-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Friday is DIYday at the library!

Tweens will take on various challenges including robotics, coding, and other STEM-centered exercises.

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.

This children's class is open to South Brunswick Public 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   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday April 25, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Maker Club (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@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.  

 

program courtesy of Friends of Library

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

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

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

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Urban Food Alliance Community Meet-up  
    Contact: Ally Bhuiyan, Founder   646-275-0210   ally@urbanfoodalliance.org
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

This dinner is held to show the library's appreciation of its teen volunteers and to award the Friends of the Library Scholarship.  This is an invitation only event; if you have questions please contact Saleena

Event sponsored by Friends of the Library and South Brunswick Library Foundation.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday April 26, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tabla Concert  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Bring the whole family to this Tabla musical performance.

 

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: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Crafting a Resume  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Resume writing

Learn valuable digital skills using Google applications while you brainstorm and build your resume. Registration required.

Students must have basic computer skills (ie: be able to type at your own speed and operate a mouse/trackpad). For additional help, go to https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/topics/computers/

 

    Location: SMART Lab
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Club (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Art Club is a passion project for teens who love art and is open to anyone.  It is run by teens for teens (with some help from Saleena).  This month's project is Comic Book Art, have fun recreating art in a comic book style and learn how it's done.   No registration required, space is limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

 

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday April 27, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Chess Club (Gr. 3-7)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000 x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Beginners and chess champions alike can converge to play, learn, and practice their chess game. Fun is the name of the game.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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: Jewish Cooking and Baking

Cookbooks:  Modern Jewish Cooking, Leah Koenig

                     Modern Jewish Baker, Shannon Sarna

 

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Travelogue – Different Ways of Travelling  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

If you are an avid traveler, trip planner, or dreamer, join us for an informal evening to share experiences and discover new destinations, travel resources and make new friends. This month we will explore different ways of traveling. Let's not only ask "where should we travel," but "how can we experience travel in unexpected ways?" Discuss your motivations, and share your stories. Registration requested.

 
    Location: SMART Lab

Tuesday April 28, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:15 AM  -  10:45 AM Little Learners (Ages 12-36 Months w/ Caregiver)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers are all welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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

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

This active, first-step children's class encourages discovery, teaches social engagement, and develops listening comprehension through storytelling, singing, theme repetition, and vocal play! Walkers, talkers, singers, and stompers of all kinds are welcome.

Both our 10:15am and 11:30pm Little Learners programs on Tuesday are identical. Please plan to attend only one of these storytime classes.

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 Teen/Tween Bridge Building Challenge (Gr. 5-12)  
    Contact: Children's Desk   732-329-4000x7285   mkirschner@sbpl.info
   

Teens and tweens will compete as they test their creative limits with this bridge building challenge. Put your engineering skills to work and build a bridge from imagination to reality.

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
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

There will be a meeting of the newly re-formed South Brunswick Historical Society this evening in the Local History Room.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each monty unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday April 29, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   4:45 PM  -  5:15 PM Afterschool Adventures (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.

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  -  7:00 PM Read to a Therapy Dog (All Abilities)  
    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 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday April 30, 2020
   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  -  1:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Planet Preschool (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
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: SMART Lab
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday May 1, 2020
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 2, 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 May 3, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SBPL Foundation Young Orators Competition  
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationToday's competition will feature middle school students.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday May 4, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 102 Committee  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   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 May 5, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday May 6, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for Archaeology great courses lecturesThis month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Today's we will show:

Episode 5: How Do Archaeologists Know Where to Dig?

This lecture uncovers the methodology archaeologists use in looking for sites. Get acquainted with the uses of remote sensing technologies, such as LiDAR and ground penetrating radar, which enable archaeologists to visualize objects obscured by vegetation and soil. Then investigate ground surveys-reconnaissance done by carefully walking potential sites-which reveal vital information before digging.

Episode 6: Prehistoric Archaeology

Prehistoric archaeology allows us to glimpse the earliest times in hominid and human history. Learn about seminal 20th-century finds of hominids in Africa, which provided clues to the origins of our ancestors from millions of years ago. Then discover the astounding figural cave paintings of Lascaux, Altamira, and Chauvet.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday May 7, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday May 8, 2020
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 9, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hestia Project Committee (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The Hestia Project Committee is a TVA associated group, membership is restricted to current TVA members only.  For information on joining TVA, contact Saleena.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Monday May 11, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Fair Acres HOA - Annual Meeting  
   

Annual Meeting - Condo HOA

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday May 12, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    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 13, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

May's title is The Catcher in the Rye – J. D. Salinger.

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday May 14, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday May 15, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 16, 2020
   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 May 17, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

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

Monday May 18, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   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: Foodie Supermodel Chrissy Teigen

Cookbook:  Cravings, Chrissy Teigen

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   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: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday May 19, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rainbow Alliance (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@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 20, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Beyond Polymer Clay Beads - Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Image result for polymer clay jewelry diyThis month's adult crafternoon will be a tutorial on how to make polymer clay jewelry beyond beads.

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  

Seating is limited; registration below required.  Open places in the class will be filled the day of the class in person on a first come, first served basis.

 

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday May 21, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Friday May 22, 2020
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM South Brunswick Puppeteers (Gr 5-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Puppeteers are a group of tweens and teens who work hard to put on a show for the young children at the library.  We practice every week, usually, for 6-8 weeks and then have a show.  If you are interested, make sure to come to the first practice.  The show is scheduled for May 29.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 23, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Robotics Club (Gr 6-10)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@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..

Program courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: SMART Lab

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Tuesday May 26, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday May 27, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Cooking for People with Lactose Intolerance or Allergies Workshop  
   
Image result for lactose intolerance vs dairy allergy
Do you suffer from lactose intolerance or a milk allergy? If so, attend this informative program led by Katie Gaffney, RD, Registered Dietitian with Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, to learn about healthy, delicious, dairy-free replacements for everyday foods.
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Room Reserved for Tai Chi  
    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday May 28, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Room reserved for Yoga  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday May 29, 2020
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Puppet Show! (ages 3-6)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Come see the fun & amazing puppet show from the South Brunswick Puppeteers.  These teens and tweens have worked hard to make a show, we hope to see you there.  No registration required.

Event sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Program Room 2 - Ellen Gambatese Room

Saturday May 30, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Urban Food Alliance Community Meet-up  
    Contact: Ally Bhuiyan, Founder   646-275-0210   ally@urbanfoodalliance.org
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday May 31, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM SBPL Foundation Young Orators Competition  
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationToday's competition will feature high school students.

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday June 1, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 102 Committee  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)
   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 June 2, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM 2020 Estate Planning and Probate Workshop  
   

Image result for wills and probateDo you have a current will?  Have you ever had to deal with the probate process?  Representatives from the Edison law offices of Kenneth Vercammen will be at the library this evening to hold a workshop on the latest legal issues regarding Estate Planning and Probate. Remember, the laws are constantly changing and you should be aware of what is new and how it will affect you and your family.  In a recent newsletter, lawyer Kenneth Vercammen tells us to "beware of  the inexpensive forms you can get online."  He warns, "Often cheap online forms are rejected" in the probate process.  Come hear what you need to know when considering how to legally protect your assets for your family. 

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time - Imagine Your Story Adult Workshop  
   

Image result for journal writingUnlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneself and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session.

Bring your lap top or your favorite writing instrument and learn how to start or continue writing the story of you!  Following the summer reading theme: "Imagine Your Story," we are offering a workshop that will help you do just that. Dr. Edvige Giunta, Ph.D., Professor of English at New Jersey City University, from a grant awarded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Public Scholars Project, will lead a workshop on the art of memoir writing.  The Friends of the Library funded the application fee for this grant.

Edvige Giunta
About the speaker: Edvige Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writing journey. She is Professor of English at New Jersey City University. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations, and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.
 
This program is for adults, new adults and interested teens.  Light refreshments will be served; participants will be provided a small journal to start their writing.  If there is interest, a creative writing group may be formed out of the program. Seating is limited.  Registration below is required.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday June 3, 2020
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Göbekli Tepe, Çatalhöyük, and JerichoThis month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Today's topics will be:

Episode 7: Gobekli Tepe, Catalhoyuk, and Jericho

Among significant Neolithic (New Stone Age) sites, explore Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, whose imposing stone rings are the oldest known examples of monumental architecture in the early Near East. Continue to Jericho, with its extraordinary tombs and famous tower, and Turkey's Çatalhöyük, noted for its mysterious houses built without doors or windows.

Episode 8: Pyramids, Mummies, and Hieroglyphics

In the first of two lectures on the wonders of Egyptology, learn about the deciphering of hieroglyphics through the legendary Rosetta Stone. Also explore the intriguing techniques of ancient Egyptian embalming and mummification, and get the stories behind the building of the Step Pyramid of Zozer, the Pyramids at Giza, and the Sphinx.

Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday June 4, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday June 5, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

Waiting List Guidelines: We may not always be able to notify you in advance if openings are available. If we have any last minute cancellations, we will take people in order from the Waiting List. Please have your payment available. 
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   1:00 PM  -  6:00 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 Drive. 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

Saturday June 6, 2020
   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.

The sale will start on Friday at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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 June 7, 2020
   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.
 
The sale will start on Friday evening at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Sunday 1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday June 8, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  10:00 AM 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.
 
The sale will start on Friday evening at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Sunday 1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday June 9, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Program Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Program 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: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday June 10, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

June's title is The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains – Nicholas Carr.

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

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Thursday June 11, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a preview of the Friends 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
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Friday June 12, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

Today, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. the Friends of the Public Library will hold a book sale.  Adult Materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.  Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday June 13, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Hestia Project Committee (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

The Hestia Project Committee is a TVA associated group, membership is restricted to current TVA members only.  For information on joining TVA, contact Saleena.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Friends of the Public Library will hold a 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 14, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Monday June 15, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 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
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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

 

 
    Location: Local History Room
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
   

Meeting Room closed for book sale clean up.

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Boy Scout Troop 10 - Committee Meeting  
    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday June 16, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cookies & conversations (Gr 6-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

This event is exactly as it sounds; we gather for some juice/hot chocolate and cookies and have conversations on a wide variety of topics.  No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of Library

    Location: Teen Homework Room

Wednesday June 17, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed until 6:00 today 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: Meeting Room A/B
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM ESL Class  
   

ESLThis casual class will cover grammar, writing, and pronunciation. Students should have an intermediate or better understanding of English.

Registration is required - please inquire at the Information Desk.

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Simple Handmade Books - Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

Image result for simple handmade accordian booksIn order to "Imagine Your Story" and then write it down, the Adult Crafternoon class will work on creating a simple handmade book.  

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

Seating is limited; registration below is required.  Open places will be filled on the day of the class in person on a first come, first served basis.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Group  
   

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

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday June 18, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: SMART Lab

Saturday June 20, 2020
   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 21, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday June 22, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM English Conversation Group  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

esl

Practice your English in a casual, supportive environment. Learn the ins and outs of spoken English and practice speaking on a variety of topics. This group is best for those with intermediate and advanced fluency in English.

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   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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: Vibrant Vegetables with Ottolenghi

Cookbooks:  Plenty, Yotam Ottolenghi

                       Plenty More, Yotam Ottolenghi

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday June 23, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday June 24, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Memoir Five Minutes at a Time - workshop  
   

hands typing on a keyboard

Unlike autobiography, memoir is based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, a story that matters. Writing memoir asks that one awaken and be guided by empathy towards oneself and others. In this way, memoir prompts a journey of self-discovery that enables writers to gain insights into their past. Through lessons in the craft of memoir, the exploration of editorial revisions, and invaluable writing suggestions, participants learn how to develop a writing practice and continue their writing life beyond the session.

Program Leader: Edvige Giunta, Ph.D.  Professor of English at New Jersey City University

Edvige Giunta has taught memoir workshops since 1997, guiding many writers through the writing journey. She is Professor of English at New Jersey City University. She has published several books on Italian American literature and culture and was featured in The New York Times and RAI. Her memoir, essays, poems, translations, and flash nonfiction have been published in many anthologies and journals.

This workshop is provided through a Public Scholars Project grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library..  Each year, the Council subsidizes at least 200 high-quality public humanities programs for host organizations throughout the state, providing opportunities for New Jersey communities to explore history, values, culture, and beliefs, and to engage in key questions with the support of a scholarly perspective.   

You can visit the Council's Calendar of Events to find where other similar programs are being held through-out the state:  https://njhumanities.org/events/month/

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    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday June 25, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   7:15 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Group  
   

eslPractice 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!

Registration is required - go to www.sbpl.info/esl or sign up at the Information Services desk in the library. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Saturday June 27, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Urban Food Alliance Community Meet-up  
    Contact: Ally Bhuiyan, Founder   646-275-0210   ally@urbanfoodalliance.org
    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Sunday June 28, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEO Club Meeting - South Brunswick Lions Club  
   

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday June 29, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  7:30 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/GiveBloodNJBS and use Sponsor Code 13160.

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

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

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday June 30, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Social Security and Medicare Seminar - Golden Years Design Benefits  
    Contact: Derin Rubin   732-526-7659   darin@goldenyearsdesign.com
   

Image result for golden years design benefitsRepresentatives from Golden Years Design Benefits will be here to present a seminar on Medicare and Social Security.  Come to this free educational seminar to learn more about:

  •   How and when to enroll in Medicare
  •   What are the out-of-pocket costs of Medicare
  •   How to optimize Social security benefits
  •   How to choose secondary plans

Are you sill working?  This seminar will also give you some Retirement Planning Strategies.   

Register with Golden Years Design Benefits online at https//conta.cc/2FR2vjD or call them at 732-526-7659.

Golden Years Design Benefits is an insurance agency located at 55 Schanck Rd Suite A-14, Freehold, NJ 07728  Visit their wesite at https://www.yourmedicaremarketplace.net for more information.

 

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday July 1, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for Archaeology great courses lectures King Tut's tombThis month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Today we will be showing:

Eposide 9: King Tut's Tomb

Trace the events that led Egyptologist Howard Carter to the dramatic discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922. Witness the unfolding excavation of the site, and uncover the spectacular treasures of the tomb. Consider why the tomb of a young and short-lived king might have contained such a vast display of wealth.

Episode 10: How Do You Excavate at a Site?

Here, delve into the specifics of how to perform an archaeological dig. Learn about the physical tools of the trade, how to excavate objects in the ground, and how a dig's schedule unfolds. Learn about strategies in the field such as "vertical" and "horizontal" excavations, and walk through the process of organizing an archaeological project.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday July 2, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Saturday July 4, 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

Monday July 6, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday July 7, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday July 8, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

July's title is Whisper Network: A Novel – Chandler Baker.

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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Room is Booked  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday July 9, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday July 10, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Sunday July 12, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 13, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday July 14, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

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

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday July 15, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday July 16, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday July 18, 2020
   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 July 19, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

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

Monday July 20, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday July 21, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday July 22, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday July 23, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Sunday July 26, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday July 27, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Knitting and Crocheting Group  
    Contact: Eva Tootleman     evatootleman@gmail.com
   

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meets every Monday night (when the library is open). The meeting is in Program Room 1B (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 coordinators Eva at  evatootleman@gmail.com or Gail galba922@aol.com.

    Location: Program Room 1B (Small Meeting)

Tuesday July 28, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Color Me Calm - Adult Coloring Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday July 29, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday July 30, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Saturday August 1, 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 August 2, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 3, 2020
   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

Wednesday August 5, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for Archaeology great courses lectures san toriniThis month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Today we will show:

Epidode 11: Discovering Mycenae and Knossos

Follow the archaeological search for King Agamemnon at Mycenae, and ponder the discovery of striking tomb objects as well as the palace from which the Mycenaeans sailed for Troy. From there, uncover the majestic palace of the Minoans at Knossos, with its vibrant wall paintings and perilous court rituals of bull-leaping.

Eposide 12: Santorini, Akrotiri, and the Atlantis Myth

Visit the famously beautiful Greek island of Santorini, whose picturesque topography resulted from a volcanic eruption in the second millennium B.C. Explore the site of Akrotiri, a town buried under volcanic ash, renowned for masterful wall paintings reflecting ancient Aegean trade. Trace intriguing connections between the volcano's destruction and the myth of Atlantis.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday August 6, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room

Sunday August 9, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Tuesday August 11, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday August 12, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer Film Festival - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday August 13, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday August 14, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Saturday August 15, 2020
   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 August 16, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

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

Wednesday August 19, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

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

TBA

    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday August 20, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Sunday August 23, 2020
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM World Cinema - TBA  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday August 24, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 August 25, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday August 26, 2020
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Wednesday September 2, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for The Dead Sea ScrollsThis month, we are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

Today we will show:

Episode 13: The Uluburun Shipwreck

The Uluburun shipwreck, a vessel that sank in 1300 B.C. off the coast of what is now modern Turkey, ranks among the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Learn about its remarkable underwater excavation, and wonder at the ship's fabulous cargo, from ancient raw materials such as copper ingots and ivory to lavish finished goods and dazzling jewelry.

Episode 14: The Dead Sea Scrolls

The unearthing of the Dead Sea Scrolls revolutionized the field of biblical studies. Investigate the events that led to their discovery in 1947, and consider their extraordinary contents, which shed light on the Hebrew Bible through texts from over 2,000 years ago. Learn also about the fascinating finds in other nearby caves.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Monday September 7, 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

Tuesday September 8, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday September 9, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

September's title is This Tender Land: A Novel – William Kent Krueger.

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

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday September 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday September 11, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Saturday September 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

Monday September 14, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:30 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

Wednesday September 16, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Thursday September 17, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room

Saturday September 19, 2020
   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 20, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Tuesday September 22, 2020
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday September 23, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Monday September 28, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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

Thursday October 1, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Saturday October 3, 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

Monday October 5, 2020
   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

Wednesday October 7, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for Megiddo: Excavating ArmageddonWe are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

15: The Myth of Masada?

The excavation of Masada-the ancient mountain stronghold of Jewish rebels against Rome-was a milestone for archaeology. Explore the discoveries at the site, hear the harrowing story of its defense, and contemplate the controversy surrounding the use of a first-century historical account in interpreting the archaeological evidence.

16: Megiddo: Excavating Armageddon

The site of Megiddo in northern Israel comprises more than twenty ancient cities, built one atop the other. Trace the excavations there over the last century, and examine the discovery of Neo-Assyrian palaces, lavish Bronze Age tombs, monumental temples, and other treasures at one of the most important archaeological sites in the Near East.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday October 8, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday October 9, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Monday October 12, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Tuesday October 13, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday October 14, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

October's title is Becoming – Michelle Obama.

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday October 15, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room

Friday October 16, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  6:00 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 Drive. 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

Saturday October 17, 2020
   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.

The sale will start on Friday at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday October 18, 2020
   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.
 
The sale will start on Friday evening at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Sunday 1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday October 19, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 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.
 
The sale will start on Friday evening at 12:00 noon with a preview sale on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.  The sale continues on Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Sunday 1:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  The cost to attend the preview is $10.00.  
 
The Friends hold a Book Sale three times in the year in February, June and October. Funds raised by the sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Please,  no donations of encyclopedias or magazines. Preferred genres for donation: history, biography, health, science, children's books, art, textbooks, business, and foreign language-learning.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Tuesday October 20, 2020
   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 Set-up for Book Sale - Program Room closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Program 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: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Wednesday October 21, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday October 22, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Set-up for Book Sale - Book Sale Rooms closed  
    Contact: Susan Edelman, President   732-329-6688   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Sale Preview Event  
   

Come to the library this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a preview of the Friends 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

Friday October 23, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

Today, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. the Friends of the Public Library will hold a book sale.  Adult Materials are in Meeting Room A and B and Children's materials are in Program Room 1A and 1B.  Come out to buy some books which helps fund programs at the library.

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Saturday October 24, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

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

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Sunday October 25, 2020
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Book Sale - Friends of the South Brunswick Library  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

From 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., The Friends of the Public Library will hold a 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.

BAG SALE DAY -  FILL A BAG PROVIDED BY THE FRIENDS FOR ONLY $5 

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

    Location: Book Sale Rooms

Monday October 26, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 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
   6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
   

Meeting Room closed for book sale clean up.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 October 27, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed while the staff and volunteers clean up the Friends of the Library Book Sale.

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

    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society Meeting  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   rmarsola@sbpl.info
   

There will be a meeting of the newly re-formed South Brunswick Historical Society this evening in the Local History Room.  The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each monty unless otherwise noted in this calendar.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday October 28, 2020
   9:00 AM  -  6:00 PM Clean-up for Book Sale - Meeting Room closed  
    Contact: Bob Holland, Book Sale Coordinator   732-991-9046   friends@sbpl.info
   

The Meeting Room will be closed until 6:00 today 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: Meeting Room A/B
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday October 29, 2020
   10:00 AM  -  6:00 PM South Brunswick Historical Society  
    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Saturday October 31, 2020
   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

Monday November 2, 2020
   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

Wednesday November 4, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for PetraWe are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

17: The Canaanite Palace at Tel Kabri

Enjoy a firsthand look at archaeological fieldwork as Professor Cline recounts his own excavations at Israel's Tel Kabri. Follow the work at the site from 2005 to 2015, centering on an elaborate Bronze Age Canaanite palace, its striking architectural features, and the oldest and largest wine cellar ever discovered in the ancient Near East.

18: Petra, Palmyra, and Ebla

Here, visit three superlative sites in Jordan and Syria. Begin at Petra, with its breathtaking tombs and temples carved into the face of cliffs. At the desert oasis of Palmyra, explore the site's extraordinary Greco-Roman and Persian architecture. Finish at the great citadel of Ebla, famous for its enormous cache of ancient tablets.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Saturday November 7, 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

Monday November 9, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Fair Acres HOA - Annual Meeting  
   

Annual Meeting - Condo HOA

    Location: Program Room 1A - Craft Room

Tuesday November 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

    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 November 11, 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 November 12, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday November 13, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Sunday November 15, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Wednesday November 18, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

November's title is This Is How It Always Is – Laurie Frankel.

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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Foundation Meeting  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   (732) 329-4000x 7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

Logo for the South Brunswick Public Library FoundationTonight the South Brunswick Library Foundation will meet at 7:00pm in the History Room. 

Most months the Library Foundation will meet the 4th Wednesday, except in November when the meeting will be held on November 18.  There will be no December meeting.

 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday November 19, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday November 21, 2020
   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

Monday November 23, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 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 November 24, 2020
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday November 26, 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 November 27, 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

Wednesday December 2, 2020
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites - Lunchtime Learning  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Image result for terracotta armyWe are continuing to show the lecture series "Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites" series produced by National Geographic and Great Courses.  We will be showing all 24 episodes (two per month) finishing the series in February 2021.  

19: How Are Artifacts Dated and Preserved?

Observe how the measurement of factors such as electromagnetic radiation, hydration, and carbon content can reveal the age of excavated objects. Examine how particular environmental conditions can preserve organic material over centuries or millennia. Finally, take account of the looting of antiquities and its impact on the world's archaeological heritage.

20: The Terra-cotta Army, Sutton Hoo, and Otzi

Among the more unusual archaeological finds, investigate the accidental discovery of China's terra-cotta army, with its spectacular clay warriors, horses, and chariots. Ponder the "accidental preservation" of a 7th-century ship at Sutton Hoo in England, and conclude with cases of remarkable preservation of human remains in bogs, ice, and desert environments.

 Average episode 30 minutes; showing two episodes each month on the first wednesday at 12:30 unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  The Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library have purchased the 12-month Site License to be able to show the whole course in the coming year.
 
 
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Thursday December 3, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Library Board of Trustees  
    Contact: Chris Carbone   732-329-4000x7287   ccarbone@sbpl.info
   

The Library Board of Trustees meets ten times per year, usually on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room.  Check the calendar for changes to this schedule.  The Board of Trustees have their summer meeting on August 6 (no meeting in July), the September meeting on September 17, the October meeting on October 15 and the year end meeting on December 3. (No meeting in November).

    Location: Local History Room

Monday December 7, 2020
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Princeton Ski Club Board Meeting  
    Contact: Hans Weinrich     h.weinrich@hotmail.com
   

The Princeton Ski Club will meet this evening in Program Room 1A/1B.  The monthly meeting is usually the second Tuesday of each month.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 9, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Coffee and Conversation Book Club  
    Contact: Information Desk   732-329-4000 x7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

coffeeconvo

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

December's title is Nutshell – Ian McEwan.

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

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

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM SB Lions Club  
   

The South Brunswick Lions Club will meet in the library every second Wednesday starting at 7:00 p.m. 

    Location: Leedom Local History Archive

Thursday December 10, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.....

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Friday December 11, 2020
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM D's Kitchen Lab  
    Contact: Information Desk   (732) 329-4000x 7286   southbrunswicklibrary@gmail.com
   

Cooking Class: Details coming soon.......

Registration required. $5 fee per person due in advance at time of registration at the Information Desk. Please note Kitchen Lab registration fees are no longer refundable for any reason. Waiver must be signed in class. Open to adults 18+ only.

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

Saturday 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

Monday December 14, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Wednesday December 16, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoon  
    Contact: Barbara Battles   732-329-4000 x7637   outreach@sbpl.info
   

An Adult Craft Class will be held on the third Wednesday of each month starting in April 2020, unless otherwise noted in this calendar.  Specifics to follow.

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Thursday December 17, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Gamer Gathering (Gr 6 or 7-12)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Gamer Gatherings is essentially for anyone (grades 6 or 7 through 12) who loves board games.  We'll bring a selection of games, big & small.....feel free to bring your friends or your favorite games.  If you haven't played games in awhile, they are pretty diverse and amazing.  Check out YouTube channels for Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down for playthroughs and reviews.

Program sponsored by Friends of the Library

    Location: Cafe - Vending

Saturday December 19, 2020
   10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up  
   
The Central New Jersey Data Science Meet-up group will hold their next meeting in the library today.  You can read more about the group and register to attend on their Meet-up site at http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Data-Science-Meetup/.
 
As evident from the group website, this is an educational group interested in an upcoming Data Science field that is open to general public or anyone within the area (primarily Central New Jersey).   Sign up through Meetup.com and come join in the conversation.
 
There will be a $2.00 fee to cover the cost of refreshments that will be served.  
 
Meet-up group organizer Linesh Dave, 732-512-7988
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Sunday December 20, 2020
   1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Board Game Group (18&up)  
    Contact: Saleena Davidson   732-329-4000 x7634   sbplteenvolunteers@gmail.com
   

Join us for a fun and casual day of board games.  The library has a selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome and we love learning and teaching new games.   

 

Event courtesy of Friends of Library

    Location: Program Rooms 1A and 1B

Monday December 21, 2020
   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
   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.

For more information contact Randall Marsola rmarsola@sbpl.info

    Location: Local History Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Reserved for SCORE Seminar  
    Location: Meeting Room A/B

Wednesday December 23, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday December 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

Monday December 28, 2020
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Business Counseling/Mentoring  
    Contact: Princeton Score   609-393-0505   https://princeton.score.org/
   

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

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

SCORE's highly experienced mentors, comprised of actively working and retired business professionals, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling.  One-on-one sessions can be conducted in person at one of our 5 convenient locations.  You can also work with a mentor remotely via telephone or email. 

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

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

    Location: World Language Area

Thursday December 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

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