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Sunday, December 31, 2006



On December 30th, singer-songwriters George Wirth and Janey Todd performed at the Central Library.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Library schedules programs for adults

The Old Bridge Public Library will offer a variety of programs for adults at the Library Main Branch, Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

The schedule is as follows:

Dec. 30 at 1:30 p.m.: folk music concert with singer-songwriter George Wirth;

Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.: “Global Warming,” presented by activist Tina Weishaus;

Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m.: a guest speaker from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will discuss ways to save money on heating and cooling while cleaning up the environment;

Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m.: jazz singer Rosemary Conti will present a concert of jazz, swing, standards, blues and pop;

Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m.: “New Jersey’s Endangered Wildlife,” with Maria Grace of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey discussing protecting New Jersey’s endangered and threatened wildlife;

Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.: “Decorate and Accessorize Your Home,” with Lori Elkins Solomon demonstrating how to change one’s home using four basic decorating elements.

All programs are free of charge and open to the public.

For more information, call (732) 721-5600, ext. 5033, or log on to www.lmxac.org/obpl.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Congratulations to OBPL Friends of the Library president Alice Hans, who was profiled in the Newark Star-Ledger in an article entitled One sale at a time, she keeps Old Bridge Library going.
Senior Fridays - Free events for older adults Fridays at 1:30 p.m. On December 29, Kwanzaa Video & Talk. Light refreshments will be served. For more Senior Fridays, visit our events page.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

On Saturday, December 30 at 1:30 p.m., The Old Bridge Library will present a free concert by singer-songwriter George Wirth. A lifetime resident of New Jersey, Wirth’s debut CD The Lights of Brigantine was released in October, 2005 and was selected as one of the best CD’s of that year by New Jersey’s Upstage Magazine. The Old Bridge Central Library is located at the intersection of Route 516 and Cottrell Road in the Old Bridge Municipal Complex. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Saturday, December 23, 2006


Teens show off their creations from the Gingerbread Night program.

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just a Reminder - Both the Central and the Laurence Harbor libraries will be closed for the Christmas holiday, Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25. They will open at their usual times on Tuesday, December 26. Both the Central and the Laurence Harbor libraries will be closed for New Year's on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1. They will open at their usual times on Tuesday, January 2.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

On December 15, as part of the Senior Fridays celebration, Fred Miller told the fascinating story of Cole Porter, the Indiana farm boy turned international sophisticate who chronicled the foibles and fancies of the cafe society in which he himself moved. Porter has, with time, emerged as one of the great song craftsmen of his era, with a full roster of songs created for film and theatre classics.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Senior Fridays! Free events for older adults Fridays at 1:30 p.m. On December 22, Knitting Instruction. The art of knitting for beginners - learn to knit or improve your skills! Bring needles, yarn, and your enthusiasm! Light refreshments will be served For more Senior Fridays, visit our events page.

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Chanukah Happening: Monday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. Come listen to the music Learn about the story and eat some potato latkes (pancakes), too!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Senior Fridays: Free events for older adults on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. On December 15, listen to Fred Miller talk about the life and music of Cole Porter. Light refreshments will be served. For information on upcoming Senior Fridays, please visit our events page.

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Monday, December 11, 2006


The hand bells concert originally scheduled for Thursday, December 14th has been postponed at the artist's request. A make-up date has not yet been scheduled.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Family Game Day! Need some gift ideas? Bring the whole family on Sunday, December 10 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and try out some games you haven't played! For more information call 732-721-5600 ext. 5028

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Senior Fridays - Free events for older adults on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. This Friday, December 8: DJ & Music - Holiday Coffee Klatch with DJ Ted. Sit back and chat or get up and dance! This event is open to all ages Light refreshments will be served. For more Senior Fridays, visit our events page.

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Activist Leslie Klein of the New Jersey Committee on Conscience presented Raising Consciousness about Darfur a program aimed at drawing attention to the humanitarian crisis in this war-torn area of Sudan.

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Coming on Monday, December 4!

Time for Chess Grades 1 through 12: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Beginners though advanced players are welcome to participate. Free chess instruction for children in grades 1 through 6 will be offered. Please register in advance for chess instruction at the Children's Desk. Open chess players please bring your own chess boards.

Raising Consciousness about Darfur: 7:00 p.m. The Old Bridge Public Library will host a DVD presentation and lecture on the history of the genocide in Darfur, and the response of the international community by the New Jersey Committee on Conscience. The talk will educate the public, raise awareness, and provide information so people can take action.

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