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Monday, January 31, 2005


Roots, Rock and Country

The Old Bridge Central Library will present live music on Saturday February 5th at 1:30 p.m. with Michael Patrick and the Suburban Hillbillies. Carefully blending elements of traditional country, 50's style rockabilly, and folk & roots rock, this group has devised a style that appeals to folks of all ages. The band has been out and about in various local venues supporting their recently released debut CD Roots & Branches. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

Friday, January 28, 2005


The concert from Old Bridge native Karen Anne that was originally scheduled for January 22 has been re-scheduled for March 19 at 1:30 p.m. For more information call (732) 721-5600 ext. 2313 or e-mail Tim.

Thursday, January 27, 2005


Have you joined the Library's Online Book Clubs yet? If you are looking for more information on the book clubs, or would like to join up, click here. The book excerpts are provided by Dear Reader, and their founder has a blog too!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Looking to fill in the blanks on your family tree? The Old Bridge Library's Genealogy Club is meeting tonight in the Central Library at 7:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Sherman or call (732) 566-2227.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005


Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Join us January 27th at 7:00 p.m. when the group will discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafsi. For more information, please e-mail Marcy at the Central Library, or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5034.

Monday, January 24, 2005


The Old Bridge Central Library's Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be reviewing Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age on Thursday, January 27th at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail Tim.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Early closing

Both branches of the Old bridge Public Library closed at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday due to weather. The concert by singer-songwriter Karen Anne, scheduled for the Central Library has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. The Central Library may be closed on Sunday as well, please call ahead to find out.

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Friday, January 21, 2005



So many books, so little time. For all those busy people, the Old Bridge Public Library has a new service: an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically. Each day, Monday through Friday, the Library emails subscribers a portion of a book that takes about 5-minutes to read. They're able to read two or three chapters from a book during the week. If they like a book, they can check it out of the library. Each week the library features new books.

With 11 book clubs to choose from, there's something for everyone. Patrons can read Fiction, NonFiction, Romance, Business, Good News, Teen, Mystery, They can also listen to Audio Books in their email and there's even a PrePublication Club. You can start reading books in your email before they're even published. Now you can discover great books, even if you're too busy to visit the library.

Go to the Old Bridge Public Library's home page and sign up for an online book club. Each day you'll receive a a few pages from a book and determine whether or not you'd like to borrow it from the Library. Do you have questions? Contact Sara Hansen, head of electronic resources at the Library

Thursday, January 20, 2005


The Library hosted a big crowd for the Introduction to Forensic Science program presented by state forensic analyst Stacey Allen.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Former New York City schoolteacher Doreen O'Garro presenting her popular program "Tales of Montserrat" at the Central Library over the weekend.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture ~ January 19th at 7:00 p.m. Licensed Acupuncturist Heather L. Poole, M.S A.C., presents the first lecture in our new Health Issues Lecture Series. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail mjkagan@lmxac.org.

Monday, January 17, 2005


Introduction to Forensic Science: with Stacey Allen of the New Jersey State Forensics Lab - Monday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m. This will be a program for both teens and adults to learn the techniques that modern day scientists use to solve crimes. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Saturday, January 15, 2005


Oh no! It's that time of year again. Both Federal and State tax forms are coming into the library a little bit at a time. Forms are available in the Friends Book Sale Room across from the Reference Desk. For more information, see the IRS web site or the web site of the New Jersey Department of Taxation.

Friday, January 14, 2005


A note to all of our valued computer users! The Library has implemented a new procedure for Internet sign-in and printing. Please ask at the electronic resources station at the back of the Reference Desk for details.

Thursday, January 13, 2005


Are you an avid reader? Check out the Library's book discussion groups for January!

Original Book Discussion Group - Join us on January 20th at 7:00 p.m. when we will discuss Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group - Join us January 27th at 7:00 p.m. when the group will discuss Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafsi.

Science Fiction Book Discussion Group - Join us on January 27th at 7:00 p.m. when we will discuss Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


The Central Library is displaying the 100 Best Books of the Century as chosen by the Modern Library - how many have you read?

Monday, January 10, 2005


Library Presents Tales of Montserrat

On Saturday January 15th at 1:30 p.m., the Old Bridge Public Library will welcome former New York City schoolteacher Doreen O'Garro, who will read from and discuss her new self-published book Monserrat on my Mind. Montserrat is an island known for its warmth, charm and strong family ties. In 1996, a catastrophic volcanic eruption displaced many, leaving them heartbroken. O'Garro uses folksy tales to talk about life before, during and after this cataclysmic event. For more information, please call the Library's Reference Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail timnil@lmxac.org.

Friday, January 07, 2005


The Central Library is hosting the rock and mineral collection of Stan Pepka in the Large Display Cases through early February.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


The Central Library has Passport Service on evenings and weekends, call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5031 for details.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005


The Old Bridge Central Library has received a small collection of Spanish language books for circulation. This collection will rotate on a regular basis. For more information, please call the Reference Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Monday, January 03, 2005


The Old Bridge Central Library is presenting a display of new fiction titles in the front of the Library during the month of January.