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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The 2006 New Jersey Library Association Conference was held at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch, NJ from April 24-26 and several of the Library's staff members were deeply involved in its success. Assistant Director Allan Kleiman presented three programs in addition to serving on the Association's Conference Committee. Teen Librarian Theresa Wordleman was deeply involved in the activities of the Young adult section, and Children's Librarian Juley Rodgowin served as a member of the Garden State Book Awards committee.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Caught reading - Prodigy by David Kalstein

In 2036, the prestigious students (or "specimens" as they are called) of the Stansbury Academy prepare themselves for entry into the finest colleges in the nation - after all, they attend a prep school that discovered the AIDS vaccine, cured cancer and has produced leaders of industry and government. That is, until alumni are found dead under mysterious circumstances and the deaths are pinned on an underachieving student that doesn't buy into the hype. The super straight-arrow valedictorian must team up with the ne'er do well to solve the mystery. This debut novel starts slow but builds to a crackling conclusion - dystopian fiction at its finest.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

On Monday evening, teens at the Library were Stuck on Glue – intrepid Teen Librarians Theresa and Chrissy led a couple of our sticky projects and welcomed the sun with personally designed sun catchers. For more information on teen programs at the Library, click here.

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Friday, April 14, 2006

Caught Reading - Drive by James Sallis

Sallis is one of the premier writers of noir fiction, and this is one of his finest achievements. The anonymous Driver is a stunt driver for films by day and a getway driver at night, until the double-cross goes down and he is left (literally) holding the bag. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, Driver has to track down the ringleaders and take revenge. While this is not for the faint of heart, fans of hard-boiled crime fiction will adore this stripped to the bone masterpiece.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Old Bridge Public Library joins the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in inviting people of all ages to Step up to the Plate @ Your Library. The program is designed to help children and adults build their 21st century literacy skills and better understand how libraries and librarians can help obtain the skills that can help them “Step up to the Plate” in everyday life.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Old Bridge Central Library is displaying the egg collection of Yuri Brisker in one of the Large Display Cases near the Reference Desk through the end of April.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

“The Life and Art of Woody Guthrie”

On Saturday, April 15 at 1:30 p.m., The Old Bridge Central Library
will host a program entitled The Life and Art of Woody Guthrie with author and designer Steven Brower. For the first time ever, over 300 works of Guthrie's art, many of which have never been published, have been collected in one wonderful book. Designer Steven Brower, along with Nora Guthrie, have created the first book celebrating Woody's unique artworks — from oils to watercolors, both political and personal. Come gain insight into a true American icon at this free program. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

During the month of April, The Old Bridge Public Library will be displaying the artwork of Don Bloom in the Central Library's Art Gallery. Mr. Bloom's artwork commemorates those lost during the European Holocaust of 1938-45. This deeply moving mixed media exhibit will be on display through April 30.

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. IEP Preparation: In conjunction with "Parents of Special People" the Old Bridge Public Library presents a program on the design, implementation and importance of the Individual Education Plan in the education of your special needs child. Peg Kinsell from SPAN (Statewide Parent Advocacy Network) will be presenting this informative and important program. Please call 732-721-5600 ext.5033 to register.

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Monday, April 03, 2006

This week is National Library Week, and the Old Bridge Library is celebrating with a program entitled Drop Everything and Read on Tuesday, April 4. Join Library Director Margie Cyr and other local dignitaries as they read from their favorite books to promote literacy. At 7:00 p.m. there will be a special presentation by author Laura Zeises on "The Craft of Writing Books."

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