Friday, April 29, 2005

Saturday, April 30 at 1:30 p.m. - Swing into spring with an exciting concert from the Odessa Klezmer Band. Klezmer is the music of the Eastern European Jews, it's a little bit Polish, a little Russian and a little Near Eastern. Ed Goldberg leads this excellent local ensemble through music that is sure to please. For more information, check out the band's web site.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Join the Science Fiction Book Discussion Group when they meet on Thursday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Robert Heinlen's Tunnel in the Sky. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

Monday, April 25, 2005

The Library has a number of new music CD's in stock. Stop by the new release cart in back of the CD racks to see what has come in.

Friday, April 22, 2005

There's a collection of New York Yankees memorabilia in the Children's Display Case, located near the Circulation Desk. If you have a child that would like to display his or her collection in the Library, call the Children's Department at (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028 or e-mail Phyllis.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Here's another nice picture of the Library's garden.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Several OBPL staff members were well represented at the New Jersey Library Association's annual conference.

OBPL Librarian Theresa Wordlemann (right) with a fellow Young Adult Section member.

OBPL Librarian Sara Hansen (left) with presenter Jessamyn West.

OBPL Children's Librarian Juley R. (left) with a fellow Garden State Book Committee member.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Volunteers from the Library's Teen Advisory Board are adding a little color to the Teen Section of the Cantral Library. For more information on events and programs for teens, contact Theresa.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Don't miss the next meeting of the Library's Garden Club, Wednesday evening, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5014 or e-mail Margie.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

The New Jersey Library Association held its annual conference in Long Branch from April 11-13. Many of the OBPL staff attended the conference. Librarians Theresa Wordleman and Sara Hansen presented programs and librarian Tim Niland served on the Conference Committee.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Don't forget - a special presentation on the history of Negro League baseball in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is by Lawrence Hogan of Union County Community College and is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Humanities. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Want to know the capital of Bolivia? Need a map of Monmouth County? Or maybe reserve the new John Grisham book? The reference desk is the place to go. If you're not in the library and still have a vexing question, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Spring has sprung and the Library's garden is blooming! To work on the Library's garden, plant sale and other exciting projects, join the Library's Gardening Club. For more information, e-mail Margie.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Schedule change: The baseball program originally scheduled for April 7th has been moved to April 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the request of the presenter.

Here's the description: On Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D. Professor of History, Union County College will present a program at the Old Bridge Central Library entitled Before You Can Say “Jackie Robinson”: Black Baseball in America and New Jersey in the Era of the Color Line. This presentation includes exhibit materials, as well as selections from the acclaimed video documentary of the same name. The historical role of minorities in our national game is explored, and the speaker examines, in-depth, the rich relationships that comprised “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation. This program is made possible through sponsorship from the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

Monday, April 04, 2005

The Library has a display of books related to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Stop by the book display and pick up a bookmark donated by the History Channel to promote their upcoming docummentary FDR: A Presidency Revealed.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

The New Jersey Polymer Clay Guild will have a display in the Main Library until April 30th. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Yoga at the Library

Health Lecture Series: Yoga— Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Alan Sykes of Bayshore Health and Fitness Center will give a presentation and demonstration on the basics of yoga. Registration is limited to 30, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel.

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