Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Reluctant Dragon

Thanks go out to Natalia Brower for passing along some wonderful pictures of the Children's Department program The Reluctant Dragon presented by Robert Rogers.

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Monday, August 29, 2005

Non Fiction Book Discussion Group

On Tuesday evening, August 30th at 7:30 p.m., the Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group will be reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson:

This superlative journalistic narrative tells of John Chatterton and Rich Kohler, two deep-sea wreck divers who in 1991 dove to a mysterious wreck lying at the perilous depth of 230 feet, off the coast of New Jersey. Both had a philosophy of excelling and pushing themselves to the limit; both needed all their philosophy and fitness to proceed once they had identified the wreck as a WWII U-boat.

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Friday, August 26, 2005

Do you read Spanish, Russian or Gujarati? Can you donate books? Did you know that the Library has a foreign language collection of books in the Russian and Gujarat languages? These collections grow a little bit every year and are very popular with our non-English speaking residents. More and more, we hear requests to add titles in the Spanish language.

Demographically, Spanish is the foreign language that is spoken more frequently and we’d like to establish a permanent collection of materials in the Spanish language. If you have books in any of these languages, please consider donating them to the Library. Call Margie Cyr at 732-721-5600 extension 5014, or e-mail if you can help out.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Library hosted its End of Summer party on Saturday evening featuring a costume contest, face painting, balloon art and a lot of fun!

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Friday, August 19, 2005

OBPL Renissance Faire

The Old Bridge Public Library will be holding a Middle Ages costume contest during is Renaissance Faire to be held on August 20 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dress as a knight, princess, jester or other medieval character. Prizes will be awarded for Cutest, Most Realistic and Most Original costumes. A Grand Prize will be awarded for Best Overall Costume. Find out more information by stopping by the Reference Desk or calling (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

The Library hosted another wonderful Children's program on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Children's Summer Reading Party

Here's a couple of pictures from the End of Summer patry in the Children's Department.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Summer Food Fun

Food and tea historian Judith Krall-Russo presents Food and Customs of the Medieval Era as part of the Library's Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds summer programming schedule.

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Fill up this space! The Library his holding a photo contest as part of it's Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds summer reading club. Submit your photos to Marcy Kagan by August 20th and you could win a prize!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Library held a program where teens built marshmallow hurling catapults!

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Monday, August 08, 2005

There are a few spots left in the registration sheet for the program on Saturday, August 13th:

Medieval Food and Customs—with Judith Krall Russo August 13th at 1:30 p.m. Library favorite Judith Krall-Russo, noted food and tea expert and historian will return to the Library to talk about the cuisine and customs of the medieval time period. She will also have samples to taste. Space is limited, so please register for this program by visiting the Reference Desk, or by calling 732-721-5600 ext.5033.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Children's Department Display Case located near the Circulation Desk in the Main Library has a new display of Thomas the Train Engine collectibles. If your child would like to place a display in the case, please contact Phyllis in the Children's Department.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Summer on Display

The Laurence Harbor Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library is currently displaying an exhibit of Summer Reading themed material in their Display Case.

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