Friday, December 30, 2005

Holiday Hours

Central Library and Laurence Harbor Library

Saturday 12/31: 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1/1: Closed
Monday 1/2: Closed

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Standing Ovation Award

Congratulations to Head of Custodial Services Tiberiu Fekete and the Circulation Departments of the Central and Laurence Harbor Libraries for winning the Library's second annual Standing Ovation Award for outstanding service.

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Old Bridge Library Presents an Introduction to Origami

Have you ever wanted to develop unusual artwork that would impress your family and friends? How about the ancient Oriental art of origami! Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a given result using geometric folds and crease patterns. On Saturday, January 21st at 1:30 p.m. expert origami artist Bill Reyes will guide you through the first steps of creating interesting and unusual artwork – learn some easy (and not so easy! shapes). Registration is limited, to register for this free program call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Reyes origami projects are on display in the case opposite the Reference Desk in the Central Library.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Tibby and the Snowman

Head of Custodial Services Tiberiu Fekete poses with his latest creation, which is on display near the entrance of the Central Library.

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Caught Reading: Vixen by Ken Bruen

Bruen is one of the hardest of the hard-core nior mystery writers who sets haunting crime fiction in his native England and Ireland. This time out, the cops are on the trail of a femme-fatale who is hatching an explosive extortion plot that is shocking London. The cops are combating their own demons and problems as they track the Vixen and the money. Fans of hard bitten crime fiction will enjoy this.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Caught Reading: Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride

McBride's debut novel is a dark and haunting police mystery set in Aberdeen, Scotland. Detective Logan MacRae is back on the force after a nearly fatal attack, and on his first day back on the job, he's saddled with finding a serial killer and a dirty cop who has been leaking information to the press. Despite some well-worn cliches and stereotypes, MacBride's first book is a winner, and hopefully we'll be able to share in some more of Detective Logan's adventures in the coming years.

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

New Children's Display

There's a new display in the Children's Display Case! If your child has a collection he or she would like to display for the community, please contact Phyllis at (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Old Bridge Library Hosts Student – Faculty Art Exhibit

The Old Bridge Public Library will be hosting a Student—Faculty Art Exhibit from December 1 through January 15. Students and faculty from throughout the Old Bridge High School will be represented. The art exhibit will be available at the Old Bridge Central Library during regular business hours. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

How to Choose a Long Term Care Setting

On Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. Ruby Anastos and Barbara Guseman of the Reformed Church Hone in Old Bridge, NJ will present a free public program on choosing a long-term care facility. This presentation will explain the different types of retirement, assisted living, residential long term and adult medical day care facilities. It takes the audience step by step in determining what is the best type of setting for their loved ones or themselves and offers general financial information to determine payment. To register, please call the Library, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Caught Reading: Flush by Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen's latest book for kids, Flush, can be enjoyed by adults as well. Set in the Florida Keys, the book's colorful characters include: Dusty Muleman, an unscrupulous casino boat owner who dumps the raw sewage from his boat into the waters of the Keys; his bully of a son, Jaspar Jr.; his ex-girlfriend, Shelley, a blond floozie, with a big heart and bigger biceps; and his hit man a big bald guy named Luno. Paine Underwood, a big hearted environmentalist sinks Dusty's boat but is promptly thrown in jail for his action. His two kids, Noah and Abbey then take up the fight and come up with an ingenious scheme to defeat the bad guys. Funny and thought-provoking.

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Roots and Folk Music Concert with Caroline Cutroneo Saturday, December 3rd at 1:30 p.m. Come enjoy this concert at the Central Library with roots and folk music singer and guitartist Caroline Cutroneo. Caroline has been performing original songs and well-chosen cover tunes around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for several years and is a favorite on the coffee-house circuit. Her angelic voice has been likened to Emmylou Harris. For more information, please call 732-721-5600 ext.5033.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Old Bridge Library in the Newspaper

There is an excellent article in today's Home News Tribune about the visit to the Old Bridge Library by two well known authors:

OLD BRIDGE — Monica Parks, 13, waited anxiously to meet the author of one of her favorite book series. "I love Cecily von Ziegesar," said the eighth-grader at Churchill Junior High School in East Brunswick. "I've read all her books. The characters remind me of people at my school. They're so realistic." Monica was among the more than 30 girls who attended an authors' visit and book signing last month at the Old Bridge Public Library. The teens got the chance to meet von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series, and Natalie Standiford, author of the Dating Game series.

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