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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Librarian Lenore Douglas hosts storytime in the Children's Department.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

This week's Senior Friday program was presented by keyboardist Dave Schlossberg, who played a selection of Broadway show tunes on the keyboard. For more information about Senior Fridays and other Library programs, please see the Library Calendar.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

This week at the Library:

Tuesday, April 24

7:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Discussion - Gorillas in the Mist by Diane Fossey.

7:00 PM Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 25

No events scheduled.

Thursday, April 26

11:00 AM Computer Basics To register, and for more information, please contact the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

1:00 PM Craft Club Every Thursday, bring your craft project and join in this low key club.

7:00 PM Science Fiction Book Discussion - Frameshift by Robert Sawyer.

7:30 PM Teen Book Discussion on Scott Westerfield's So Yesterday.

Friday, April 27

1:30 PM Senior Fridays: Broadway Tunes on the Keyboard, with David Schlossberg.

Saturday, April 28

10:00 AM Saturday Morning Math Club - Volunteer tutors are available for SAT prep, homeowork help, and study assistance...Please bring your math books, pencils and questions. No registration required. For middle and high school school students.

11:00 AM Family Storytime

Sunday, April 29

01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Teens: Do you have something to say? Then let yourselves be heard...

2:30 PM Film: Happy Feet Warning, May Cause Toe Tapping! Happy Feet! Rated PG Sunday, Movie Matinee at 2:30pm. Movie munchies will be sold by the Teen Advisory Board. Movies are made possible by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cynthia Sheely conducted a Basic Digital Photography Workshop at the Library on Saturday, April 21.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

The Christ Church Bell Choir performs live during a Senior Friday program at the Library.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Bug eyes and good times at the Library's first Family Laugh-In.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Local artist Gary Tsiperfal has an art dispaly at the Cantral Library until mid-May.

Gary A. Tsiperfal is a local artist from East Brunswick, NJ. He has recently graduated from Rutgers University where he studied Political Science and American Studies. Upon his graduation he decided to pursue his true passion in life, the arts. He uses acrylic paints to develop his vibrant and inventive contemporary paintings. His inspiration comes from various aspects of his life. Being the first generation American in his family, Gary relies on his family’s traditions and cultures to develop some of the energy in his paintings. His art ranges from abstract family portraits to paintings of Jewish artifacts as well as other attention-grabbing subjects.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Send in the clowns! Head of Custodial Services Tiberiu Fekete poses in the clown mask he built for the Children's Department's Family Laugh-In.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

This week at the Library:

National Library Week: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. In 2007, National Library Week will be celebrated under the theme, "Come Together @ Your Library", incorporating the "@ your library brand" of The Campaign for America's Libraries.

Monday, April 16

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Learn Chess at the Library for Grades 1-6. No registration required, just drop in and have a blast! If you have a Board, bring it in.

Tuesday, April 17

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: E-mail Basics Computer Class. To register, and for more information, please contact the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 18

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Family Laugh-In: Join us for an evening of jokes, riddles and funny stories. Make us laugh or just be entertained. Performers may sign up in advance (at the Children’s Desk) or at the time of the program. Books and other materials will be provided to help you create your own “act”. Bring your camera and take your picture as a clown! Wednesday, April 18 Doors open 6:30 PM Program starts at 7 PM

Thursday, April 19

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Craft Club

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Advanced Microsoft Word Basics To register, and for more information, please contact the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Original Book Discussion Group, discussing The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl. Books are available at the Circulation desk to borrow prior to the discussion.

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Teen Writers, Poets and Artists Bring your poems, written works, artwork, imaginations, emotions, issues, smiles, tears, frowns, and friends! All teens are welcome. Voluntary open readings and exhibitions of artwork for all interested attendees. Come prepared to compose a new work of your favorite art form--bring your writing/drawing book, or use one from our supply. Light refreshments will be provided for all starving artists and writers. Meeting held every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:30pm. Francine Skye Morales Lentini, Poet-in-Residence. For further information, call the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

Friday, April 20

1:30 - 3:00 PM Senior Fridays: Hands Bells Concert, performed by the Christ Church Bell Choir of Middletown, NJ. No reservation required. Light refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 21

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Saturday Morning Math Club Volunteer tutors are available for SAT prep, homework help, and study assistance...for this math study group for teens in middle and high school. Every Saturday morning, from 10:00am-12:00noon. Please bring your math books, pencils and questions. No registration required. For further information, please call the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Family Storytime

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Introduction to Digital Photography Get acquainted with digital photography. Learn important features and settings of your digital camera and digital terminology. We’ll provide you with the techniques necessary to use your camera effectively. This class is a favorite! Presented by: Cynthia Papaleo Seeley. No registration required. For further information, contact, the Library's Adult & information Services desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Norm Paley Trio performed swing standards at the Central Library on Saturday, April 14.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Dr. Joel Schwartz leads a Senior Friday program called "Know Your Bones."

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Youth Services Department announces the return of preschool storytime. Our 4 week session will begin on Monday, April 30. Registration begins on April 23. Customers may call or visit the Library to register.

Central Library: Ages 12-24 months - Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:45 Ages 2-3 years: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:30; Ages 4-5 Mondays & Tuesdays at 11:30; Ages 3-5 years Thursdays at 2:00.

Laurence Harbor: Ages 12-24 months Wednesdays at 9:45; Ages 2-3 years Wednesdays at 10:30; Ages 4-5 years Wednesdays at 11:30. The Tuesday evening and Saturday morning drop-in storytimes at Central will continue and do not need registration.

If you have questions, please call the Youth Services desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028.

Monday, April 09, 2007

This week at the Library...

Tuesday, April 10


7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Family Storytime

Wednesday, April 11

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Microsoft PowerPoint To register, and for more information, please contact the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Gardening Club

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2007

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Savvy Seniors

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Craft Club

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Microsoft Word Basics To register, and for more information, please contact the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Teen Cooking Series Who: Teens in Grades 6-12; What: Time to make the MUFFINS!; Registration is required. To register, and for more information, please contact, the Adult & Information Services desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

Friday, April 13

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Senior Fridays: "All About Your Bones" with Dr. Joel Schwartz.

Saturday, April 14

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday Morning Math Club Volunteer tutors are available for SAT prep, homeowork help, and study assistance...for this math study group for teens in middle and high school. Every Saturday morning, from 10:00am-12:00 noon. Please bring your math books, pencils and questions. No registration required. For further information, please call the Adult & Information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Family Storytime

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concert: Norm Paley Trio Relive the magic of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Harry James with the swinging nostalgia of the Norm Paley Trio. The group uses the standards of the swing era as the point of departure for their astounding improvisations. No reservation required. For further information, please call the Library's Adult & information Services Desk, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

4:30 PM - 11:00 PM Teen Lock-in Who: Teens in grades 6-12 What: Join us for the Annual Winter Lock-in When: Saturday, April 14th from 4:30pm to 11:00pm Why: Because its' fun and free--who could ask for anything more. Please register in advance either in person or by calling 732-721-5600, ext. 5033. Registration and parental permission forms are required. Attendees must have attended one (1) teen event at the Old Bridge Public Library between September 2006 and March 2007 to participate.

Sunday, April 15

All Day Event - National Library Week It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Family Fun Day, Family Fun Day @ the Old Bridge Public Library. Song and Dance, Sunday April 15th at 2pm. No registration required. For further information, call, the Library's Youth Services Department, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5028.

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Director Margie Cyr leads a staff meeting of the Youth Services Department in the Children's Room.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

This Week at the Library

Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Family Storytime

Thursday, April 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Craft Club

Friday, April 6 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Senior Fridays - Movie Easter Parade

Saturday, April 7 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Family Storytime

Sunday, April 8 All Day Library Closed Today

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Sunday, April 01, 2007

The Passport Services Department hours for the upcoming week are as follows:

Sunday, 4/1, Closed
Monday, 4/2, 1-4pm; 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, 4/2, 1-4pm; 5:30-8:30pm
Wednesday, 4/3, Closed
Thursday, 4/4, 5:30-8:30pm ONLY
Friday, 4/5, Closed
Saturday, 4/6, 10-2pm
Sunday, 4/7, Library Closed

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