Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Caught Reading: A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve

This slow starting novel turns into an emotional reunion story with a real twist. A group of seven high school friends reunite after 27 years for the wedding of two classmates. The wedding is held at Nora's inn in the Berkshires where each character has their own story of regrets, missed opportunities, and secrets. A tragic death lurks behind the interactions of the characters and there is also a parallel story-within-the story written by Agnes who has her own issues. Anita Shreve writes with elegance and melancholy.

by Reference Librarian Lynn Sacs

Monday, November 28, 2005

Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

The Old Bridge Public Library's Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group will be meeting to discuss John Krakauer's Under the Banner of Heaven on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

The heating is fixed and the Library is back open until 5:00 p.m. today.

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Early closing

Please note that the Main Library is closing early on Friday due to a heating problem.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Holiday Hours

The Central Library will be open 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, closed on Thursday, November 24 and then return to normal hours on Friday, November 25.

The Laurence Harbor Branch Library will be open 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 and then return to regular hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

On Sunday, the Library hosted the popular "Abby the Labby" program with a real dog!

Want to learn more about out pet care series? E-mail Margie.

Friday, November 18, 2005

On Thursday, November 17th, the Library hosted popular authors Cecily Von Ziegesar and Natalie Standiford for a reading from their books and a book signing.

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

During the month of November, the Library will be hosting the artwork of Miroslav Chelchowski in its gallery.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Caught Reading – Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello by Graeme Thompson

The chameleon of British rock and roll, Elvis Costello is the subject of this biography, tracing his roots from the show bands of his father to the pub rock of his youth and then finally to his fateful breakout in 1977 with his band The Attractions. Costello became the enfant terrible of pop music and brilliant albums and the requisite tales of rock and roll debauchery followed. Thompson recalls details of the antics best he can, as he didn't have access to Costello in the writing of this book, and had to rely on the accounts of others and the media.

Costello is one of the few rock musicians who became more interesting as he grew older and more mature. His interests grew to include country music, standards of the 30's and 40's and rhythm and blues all of which he incorporated in his music. His career and life have had their ups and downs as Thompson chronicles, but this biography comes at an interesting time in Costello's career. Now in his 50's and no longer the young punk, he's putting out some of the best music of his career and showing no sign of slowing down. An interesting if trashy biography.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Gingerbread Time!

Old Bridge Librarian Phyllis Church leads a group of children in creating gingerbread houses.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Old Bridge Library Presents To Boldly Go: The Legend of Star Trek

On Saturday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m., boldly go where no Library has gone before… Join the crew of the USS Avenger, a local Star Trek Fan Club, as they talk about the lend and lore of one of our favorite television shows, Star Trek. The original series as well as the spin-offs will be covered. Beam yourself up – and have fun! To register for this fun and informative program, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Caught Reading: A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut

Vonnegut is one of the grand masters of American fiction, but this is something a little different. Partly autobiographical, partly his view of the modern world, it contains all of the wit and compassion that have made his work so famous. By turns hysterically funny and darkly skeptical, it highly recommended.

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Monday, November 07, 2005

Blues You Can Use

Thanks to bluesman Christopher Dean and his special guest who performed in the Library on Saturday. Photograph by Library computer technician Dena Price.

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Dog Display!

Well, dog books that is... But we will have genuine dog experts in attendance during “Doggone Safe” on November 6, 2005 @ 2:00 PM- dog bites are considered to be a serious health issue today. Most bites are by the family dog or dogs known to members of a family. How can you prevent this from happening in your family? Join us for the "Be a Tree" program which is bite prevention seminar for school-age children and their families. Learn to read dog body language and how to act safely around dogs. Registration is requested. Please call 732-721-5600 ext 5033 or 5028.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Special Announcement!

On Thursday, November 17 at 4:30 p.m., the Library will be hosting a program with three of the hottest young authors in teen literature! Meet Lisi Harrison author of The Clique series, Natalie Standiford, author of The Dating Game series, and Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the ever-popular Gossip Girl series. To register, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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The Library Has the Blues!

Now you can too. The Library will be hosting an acoustic blues music concert with guitarist and singer Christopher Dean on Saturday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. Bluesman extraordinaire Christopher Dean, who tours up and down the East coast with his own Christopher Dean Blues Band, stops into the Library for a very special acoustic blues concert. Chris will play music that spans the history of the genre in addition to soulful originals. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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