Thursday, June 26, 2008

The theme of this years Summer Reading Club is "Catch the Reading Bug!" The Library has a number of groups and programs for all ages to promote reading over the summer.

Sign up for Summer Reading! To sign up you can do one of the following things:
  • Come to the Adult Services Desk in the Library
  • Call the Library at 732-721-5600 ext5033
  • Email with your name and how to contact you.
  • You will receive a Reader Number. This number must be included in all posts and comments in order for you to get credit for them.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What are the books that changed your life? The Cool Tools blog has an interesting post about this very topic:
"Books still have the power to change lives. Which ones have changed yours? I don't mean merely great books, or memorable ones, or favorite ones. I mean books that altered your behavior, changed your mind, redirected the course of your life. Books as levers."
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Library has a new Logo! The winner of the Logo Contest was Zaigham Mir, and his design was chosen by a panel of judges made up of community leaders and staff.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Central Branch Tuesday, Jun. 24 at 7:00 p.m. the Library will host a Talk & Discussion on Clean Energy. Middlesex County Freeholder James Polos, Chair of the county’s Public Works and Transportation Committee and developer of the Showroom of Environmental Technology presents a program about using Clean Energy in the home and the community. Learn about the benefits of going GREEN! For further information, call: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Library hosted a reception for the entrants in the Logo Contest. Thanks a lot to all of our entrants.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday, Jun. 21 from Noon - 4:30 p.m. Summer Reading Program 2008 Kickoff! For information about the SRC for Children and Teens call the Youth Services Department at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5028. For information about the SRC for Adult and Older Adults call the Adult & Information Services Department at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033. SRC Programs are made possible by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

The Library will be closed on Friday, June 20th, for a Staff Training Day. Books can be returned to either the Central or Laurence Harbor Branches in the bookdrops. To renew items or for further information visit us 24/7 at our web site.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ingrid Reed from the Eagleton Institute presented a program on the election at the Library Tuesday evening.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Teen Librarian Mary held a tie-dying program. For more information on programs for Teens, click here.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Beat the Heat with a Talk & Discussion on Election ’08! at the Central Branch on Tuesday, Jun. 10 at 7:00 p.m. Ingrid Reed from the Eagleton Institute of Politics will explain the political process ahead in 2008, including the conventions, campaigns and general presidential election. For further information call the Adult Services Department at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Coming this Friday:

Senior Fridays: Film: “National Velvet,” 1:30 p.m. A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

First Friday Performance: The Theatre Company, 6:30 p.m. Marvelous local theater talent will present a night of songs and scenes from a variety of beloved plays, musicals, and comedy routines such as A Few Good Men, Shakespeare, Jersey Boys and more. Sponsored by the Brunetti Family & Foundation.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Librarian Tim recommends: Dirty Money by Richard Stark (M Stark, New Books)

When we last saw the master criminal Parker, he and his associates had seen their armored car heist in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts go spectacularly wrong. With one co-conspirator in the clink, and the money too hot to handle, Parker had to stash it in an abandoned church with hopes of going back for it later. When he hears that the jailed robber has busted out, killing a US Marshall in the process, he knows it's now or never to get the money. He hooks back up with the cons from the scam, never knowing who to trust and always watching out for the double cross. Can Parker get the money with every cop in three states on the lookout? Can he launder the money to make a profit when the authorities have all the serial numbers? Richard Stark is the pseudonym crime writer Donald Westlake uses when he wants to write hard boiled crime fiction in the tradition of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. It's tough guy crime noir at its finest and highly recommended.

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