Friday, March 31, 2006

OBPL staff member Ruth Woods (far right) celebrated her 35 anniversary as a Library Assistant - thank you Ruth for all your hard work!

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The Library's garden is waking up after it's long winter slumber. If your green thumb is starting to itch 'n' twitch, why not join the Library's Gardening Club? The next meeting will be April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Elizabeth Case, a lifelong supporter of the Library and the artist responsible for the wonderful mural The Wrong Elf in the Children's Department recently passed away. As a memorial to her indomitable spirit, the Children's Department is inviting kids to come in and try to identify as many of the storybook characters depicted in the mural as possible. To play, please see a children's librarian or contact Phillis.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Free Concert Saturday!

Saturday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. Acoustic Rock and Roll with April Smith Come enjoy Asbury Music Awards winner for Best Solo Female Performer and Best Female Vocalist. April’s music has been described as: “The music is like this: Take Freddie Mercury's range and power, Jeff Buckley's sentiment and sweetness, Tom Waits' growl, Elvis' lip thing, Pat Benetar's sass and you're getting close.” She calls it vocally-driven-cinematic-rock for short. Don’t miss this up and coming local artist!

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Monday, March 27, 2006

Back pain is no fun...

Tuesday , March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Your Spinal Health and New Surgery Options: Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Nasser Ani will present new surgical options for your aching back. Register for this free program by stopping by the Central Library Reference Desk or calling (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Caught Reading: Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin

Scottish mystery writer Rankin is best known for his excellent Inspector Rebus series of dark police procedurals set in Edinburgh. This new series offers up a new hero, survivalist trainer and ex British Special Forces soldier Gordon Reeve. When Reeve's journalist brother James turns up dead in San Diego where he was researching the dealings of a shadowy chemical company, Gordon takes up the challenge of finding the killer, and is soon coming up against crooked cops, private eyes and his own nemesis from his military days. Rankin keeps the adventure kettle at full boil throughout this novel, and fans of his previous books as well as followers of Nelson DeMille and other adventure writers should find a lot to enjoy here.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Math Mornings Every Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Central Library. No registration required! Need a little extra help in math? Drop in on Saturday mornings for FREE tutoring! Middle and high school school students only please.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Central Library hosted two very successful programs on Monday night. For adults, it as An Introduction to Yoga, and for Teens it was Make It - Take It Chocolate Night. For a list of upcoming Library programs please see our web site or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Monday, March 20, 2006

The Old Bridge Public Library will host the next meeting of our popular Scrapbooking Club on March 21 at 5:00 p.m. All adults and teenagers are welcome to attend. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Concert Re-scheduled

The concert by local singer-songwriter Kevin McGowan originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 18th has been re-scheduled for April 8th starting at 1:30 p.m. at the artist's request.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. join the Library's Gardening Club and discuss you green thumb plans for the upcoming spring.

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Noted sports author Rudy Marzanno poses with local baseball enthusiast Steve Sankner following Marzanno's presentation on the history of the Brooklyn Dogers, held Saturday in the Central Library.

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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Saturday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. Baseball in Brooklyn Before the rise of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, baseball was a game of white men, cloth caps and concrete walls. Four men helped to change the sport as America knew it: Branch Rickey, Larry MacPhail, Jackie Robinson and Pete Reiser. Author and former newspaper columnist Rudy Marzanno presents an exploration of how a crucial decade of Dodger accomplishments transformed American baseball.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

There's a new exhibit in the Children's Display Case at the Central Library! If your child is interested in displaying their collection for the community, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028 or contact Phyllis.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Old Bridge Public Library is celebrating Youth Art Month with a wonderful exhibit from the students of the Old Bridge Schools, which shows the boundless creativity of our students.

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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Caught Reading: Richard Hawke - Speak of the Devil

Hawke's debut novel opens with a horrible crime - a lone gunman attacks the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, before being tracked down by a rogue private investigator. The PI, Fritz Malone, then gets sucked into a plot of criminal conspiracy and police corruption. While Hawke's book has some of the uncomfortable plot shifts of a rookie writer, his creation of the grizzled private eye, Malone, is a masterstroke. Malone seems to have grown whole cloth from the streets of New York with his balckjack, pistol and bevy of wisecracks. This is a character we want to hear more from.

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