Thursday, August 27, 2015

Our Friday Flicks continue this week with the 1:30pm presentation of "5 Flights Up," the recent film starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. The story centers around a long-married couple who have spent the last 40 years together in the same New York City apartment and become overwhelmed by personal and real estate- related issues when they plan to move away. The film, which is rated PG-13, is based on the popular 2009 novel by Jill Ciment, Heroic Measures.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes is now underway at the Library. Classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm at the Central Branch and are available to Old Bridge residents only. The sessions will run from September 15 - December 15th, 2015, with classes for returning students beginning on September 22nd. Interested students must register in-person at the Adult & Information Services desk at the Central Branch of the Library. Classes are free to the public and are taught in small groups by trained volunteers. In the past, these classes have been very popular, so patrons are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  Send comments to: OBPL

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Library is pleased to offer two interesting health-related programs this week. First, on Tuesday, Aug. 18th at 7pm, there will be a hands-on workshop on "Super-Food Smoothies." Participants will learn how to create delicious, healthy smoothies using several ingredients currently growing in our makerspace "Idea Farm" garden and will receive recipes to take home. The program is open to people ages nine and over and pre-registration is required; please call 732-721-5600 x5033 or log onto to reserve your spot.  Then, on Wednesday, Aug. 19th at 7pm, we will present an interactive session on the "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease" which will discuss the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Attendees will also learn about the commonly-held fears about the disease and how to separate myth from reality. The hour-long session will be hosted by Rose Berger, MSW, of the Greater NJ Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.