Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on March 31st when we will discuss Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of Miep Gies.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Genealogy Club - If you are interested in learning about your family's history, join the Genealogy Club at the Library. Be sure to get in on the ground floor of this happening group. The next meeting will take place on March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Jennifer Sherman for more details at (732) 566-2227 or

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Although you wouldn't know it by the weather, it really is spring! Celebrate the solstice by coming to the Library and checking out the new gardening books on display.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Health Lecture Series - Exercise: Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. The Old Bridge Public Library will present another in its series of health related lectures, this one focusing on exercise. Certified specialist Vicki Eisen discusses the best way to begin an exercise program. For more information, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5034 or e-mail Marcy.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Karen Anne and Friends performed their beautiful mix of folk and pop music at the Library on Saturday before a large and appreciative audience.

Friday, March 18, 2005

The Old Bridge Library's Garden Club will sponsor a Plant Sale on May 14th. The Club is seeking donations of perennial divisions from your garden. As you get out your gloves and spade and begin to work the soil and divide your plants, please think of us. Set aside divisions from each of your perennials and seedlings. Divisions that are made by May 1 will be perky and pretty and ready for the sale. Put them in cups, boxes or newspaper, label them with the name of the plant and bring them into the Library.

Questions? Call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5014 or e-mail Margie.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

The Library has a new look! In an effort to make the Library more user friendly, some collections have been moved to make them more accessable to the public. If you need help finding anything, please ask a staff member.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

The Central Library has received several copies of the next Original Book Discussion Group book, Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These can be picked up at the circulation desk. The group will meet on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Civil War re-enactor Anthony Roseti spoke on the history of the war at the Central Library this past Saturday.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Civil War re-enactor Anthony Roseti presents a program covering the history of the American Civil War. Topics to be covered include the famous battles and leaders of the war as well as the life of a common foot soldier. Saturday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

March is Youth Art Month, and the Library is hosting a display of K-12 art from the Old Bridge Schools through the end of March.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

A representative from the College Board presented a program on the new SAT test in the Large Meeting Room on Monday evening. For more information on Young Adult programming, e-mail Threesa.

Monday, March 07, 2005

The popular Caribbean music ensemble 3d performed to an excellent crowd at the Library on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

OBPL's Young Adult Librarian Theresa Wordlemann is quoted in today's Home News Tribune article "Popular Movies Spur Kids to Read."

Theresa Wordelmann, a librarian at the Old Bridge library, said children are also reading magazines, newspapers and other items geared toward their specific interests. "They're not just opening up the traditional book," she said. "One kid who volunteers reads Time (magazine) cover to cover. If a kid is interested in music they might get into reading Alternative Press or Rolling Stone." Wordelmann said what is interesting is that teenagers are reading things that are current, happening in some part of the world or directly affecting their lives.

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Caribbean Music- On Saturday, March 5th at 1:30 p.m. the Old Bridge Central Library will present a concert from the popular island music band 3D. Their music is described as a tight, bright, infectious blend of island rhythms, contemporary jazz and soul. 3D draws from this multitude of influences to create a cohesive musical whole. While their recordings feature original material, live performances by the band also include inspired interpretations of a wide variety of popular songs. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.