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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Home News Tribune published an article about last week's concert entitled "Musicians Strike a Chord With Old Bridge":

They're from different generations, but Joseph Frame and Michael Durak, who bill themselves as The Dyad, were in the same groove Saturday afternoon as they shared their repertoire with a small but appreciative audience at the Central Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library...

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Monday, January 28, 2008

This week at the Central Library:

Tuesday, Jan. 29:

4:15 p.m. After School Big Kids: Stamp Art Fun For children in Grades 3-5. Crafts are involved, so prepare to get creative! Register
7:00 p.m. Family Storytime
7:00 p.m. Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe

Wednesday, Jan. 30:


10:00 a.m. Drop-In Storytime 0-24 Months
11:00 a.m. Drop-In Storytime 2-3 Year olds
2:30 p.m. Drop-In Storytime 4-5 Year Olds
7:00 p.m. Computer Class: Microsoft Powerpoint 2007 Basics Register

Thursday, Jan. 31:

1:00 p.m. Craft Club The club meets weekly on Thursdays at 1pm in the "Senior Spaces," area. Bring an old project that you are working on, or start something new.
2:00 p.m. Computer Class: Email Basics Another newly offered class! Learn the basics of creating an email account, writing a message, including attachments, sending, and receiving messages. Pre-requisite: Internet Basics or some Internet experience. Register
4:15 p.m. Afterschool Junior: Penguin Parade Stories of penguins, penguin facts, and make your own pengiun! Register

Friday, Feb 1

1:30 p.m. Senior Friday Surprise Movie and make Valentines for Homebound Seniors.

Saturday, Feb 2

1:30 p.m. Freedom Quilt How quilts served as secret maps to guide the slaves to freedom.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Guitarist Joseph Frame performs in the Central Library during a recent program.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Teens show off their creations at the Library's "Blanketeer" program, creating blankets for needy children via Project Linus.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Theresa and Mary lead the January Teen Advisory Board meeting. Looking for more fun programs for teenagers? Click here.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Monday, January 21, is a State and National Holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Central Library will be open regular hours, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and the passport office will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Laurence Harbor Branch will also be open its regular hours, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Librarian Tim recommends:

The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry (F Berry, New Books)

The latest in Berry's line of Cotton Malone historical thrillers finds the ex-government agent and bookseller embroiled in yet another adventure. A despot that has brought together several previously fragmented Central Asian countries is on a murderous quest to find the grave of Alexander the Great, and the draught of eternal life that his physician supposedly possessed. The book whips through several locations in Europe and Asia as Malone and his associates attempt to stop the tyrant and her evil plan. While a suspension of belief is necessary, this potboiler should appeal to those who like fast paced thrillers. Berry's series draws upon a commendable amount of research (explained in the afterword of the novel) in history and medicine, and that buoys some of the novels more dubious aspects.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Guitarist Joseph Frame will perform at the Central Library on Saturday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m. Frame's meticulously developed finger-style arrangements emphasize the harmonic content of each piece he performs. He also performs original pieces which meld the influences of his various musical interests: Brazilian, Classical, Gypsy-Jazz, and the Great American Songbook. For more information please contact Adult and Information Services, 732-721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Micki McIntyre, a Healthy NJ Librarian from UMDNJ presented a program at the Library on how to find reliable medical information on the Internet. For more information on Library programs, please click here.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

The paintings of Miroslaw Chelchowski are on display at the Central Library through the end of January.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Did you know that you can print from your wi-fi enabled laptop in the Library? Check out our Wireless Printing Instructions for more details.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

On January 11 at 1:30 p.m. there will be a Senior Friday Talk and Discussion entitled Explore Natural New Jersey. Jim Peck, head of Outreach and Education for the American Littoral Society's Mid-Atlantic Chapter, will give a virtual tour of New Jersey natural places that are easily accessible for anyone. He will suggest sight-seeing adventures for eveyone from finding orchids at the Webb's Mill Bog to picking up Cape May diamonds at Sunset Beach. No registration required -- light refreshments will be served.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

Stop by the first meeting of our new Afternoon Book Discussion Group, at the Central Branch on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. They will be discussing Haunted Ground by Erin Hart. A decapitated head found in a peat bog on an Irish farm may be linked to the recent disappearance of a woman and her child. American pathologist Nora Gavin and archaeologist Cormac McGuire team up to solve the case.

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