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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Librarian Tim recommends: The Wheelman by Duane Swierczynski (this book is available through interlibrary loan)

Lennon isn't a bank robber, he's the getaway car driver. So when the robbery goes pear-shaped and his crew is double crossed, he finds his battered and near-dead body being shoved into a drain pipe for disposal. Fighting his way out, Lennon has to find out who crossed him... the Russian mob? The Italians? Was it the crooked cop, or even his own mentor? This is a wild and ultra-violent pulp noir where the bullets and bodies fly fast and furious and the loot is on the line. Swierczynski keeps the ...more Lennon isn't a bank robber, he's the getaway car driver. So when the robbery goes pear-shaped and his crew is double crossed, he finds his battered and near-dead body being shoved into a drain pipe for disposal. Fighting his way out, Lennon has to find out who crossed him... the Russian mob? The Italians? Was it the crooked cop, or even his own mentor? This is a wild and ultra-violent pulp noir where the bullets and bodies fly fast and furious and the loot is on the line. Swierczynski keeps the action moving at a breakneck pace, and it never lets up. Fans of dark crime authors like Ken Bruen and Rickard Stark will find a lot to enjoy here.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tonight at the Library: Balancing Your Hormones - Central Branch, Tuesday, Apr. 29, 7pm, With Dr. Keith Schnappauf, D.C., F.A.S.B.E. For more information, call: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

The Library's own Rocco Scribetta hosted a Meet the Artist reception on Saturday in conjunction with the month long exhibit of his art.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Jo Wymer and the Itty Bitty Band perform live at the Central Library.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Christine shelves books in the Teen Zone.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

A meeting of the Library's Senior Advisory Board. The board is made up of local seniors and boomers and offers guidance and/or recommendations on Library programs and services.

For more information, send queries to Allan.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Librarian Tim recommends:

The Finder
by Colin Harrison (F Harrison, New Books)

An edgy mix of corporate intrigue and urban gangster thriller is the crux of this novel. A Chinese immigrant running an illegal financial information business for shadowy figures in Shanghai has to go on the lam and her boyfriend, a ex New York City fireman must save her. Harrison occasionally mis-steps by laying on melodrama, with the main characters all dealing with personal issues, but his intricate descriptions of financial fraud schemes, and moments of action in the various boroughs of New York keep this story above water.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

There will be a Meet the Artist Reception with the Library's own Rocco Scribetta on Saturday, April 26th at 3pm. Rocco's paintings will be on display in the Library thru the end of the month. For further information, contact: Adult & Information Services department, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Don't miss a free live performance by the Jo Wymer Trio at the Central Library on Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. Jo performs regularly at a variety of different East Coast venues, playing guitar and singing her own originals as well as her interpretations of classic, traditional and new blues songs. This program sponsored by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Central Library has new paperback shelving, located near the Circulation counter at the front of the Library.

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Friday, April 18, 2008


Allan and Ellen lead their group through another fun filled Senior Friday program


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Thursday, April 17, 2008


The Laurence Harbor Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library is presenting a display of antique pencil sharpeners during the month of April.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Shade your eyes and behold the glorious new paint job in the Teen Center!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Librarian Jane G. leads a troop of Boy Scouts and Scout Masters on a tour of the Library.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Join us this coming Saturday, April 19 at 1:30 pm for a free concert by the Festive Flutes, an ensemble of flautists playing a medley of pop and classical tunes related to April and the spring season. This concert is free and open to the public. No registration necessary. For more information, contact Ellen, or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033. This concert is made possible by support from the Friends of the Old Bridge Library.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Adult Services Librarian Lynn has arranged a display for the remainder of April featuring some family heirloom doll furniture, and samples from the Library's collection of books relating to dolls and ephemera.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

This Saturday, the Library welcomed Sandy Riley of Amish Traditions, who spoke about the Amish way of life and recounted personal anecdotes and other behind the scenes stories from her experience in moving to a predominately Amish community in Lancaster, PA. This program was made possible with support from the Friends of the Old Bridge Library.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring has sprung and the Library would like to put together a group of gardeners to help maintain the Library's gardens and flower beds. Volunteers for both the Central Library and Laurence Harbor Branch are needed. If you can help, please e-mail Library Director Margie Cyr or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5014.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Library has a new friend! This enterprising fellow has been making the rounds of the Library garden recently.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Central Library has opened a new cafe with a coffee machine and cafe seating. The Coffee 'n' Copies Cafe will also feature enchanting views of the Library's garden and selections from the Friends of the Library's ongoing book sale for your perusal. So study or chat with friends while enjoying coffee or tea from the Library's cafe.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This Saturday, Apr. 12, at 1:30 p.m. Please join us at the Central Branch for Amish Traditions, presented by Sandy Reilley. Learn about the Amish way of life as she recounts personal anecdotes and other behind the scenes stories from her experience in moving to a predominately Amish community in Lancaster, PA. For more information, call: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033. This program is made possible by funding provided by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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This month the Central Library is featuring the paintings of staff member Rocco Scribetta. Please join us on April 26 at 3:00 p.m. for a Meet the Artist reception with snacks and beverages.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

The Old Bridge Public Library is creating a new Strategic Plan which will guide the Library and its services for the next five years. Your input is vital for our planning process and we ask you to spend a few moments giving us feedback to help with this project by completing our survey. Please e-mail any questions you may have to Margie.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The Old Bridge Public Library is looking for a new logo and we need your help! All residents of Old Bridge Township are eligible to participate in this contest. The winning logo will receive a cash prize of $150 (donated by the Friends of the Old Bridge Library) and a plaque to commemorate the art work and the artist. Complete contest rules and entry forms can be picked up at the Central or Laurence Harbor Libraries. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5014, or e-mail Margie.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tonight, Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00pm, See the Big Apple without going broke in the process! Speaker Howard Goldberg brings his 45 years of exploring the City for inexpensive entertainment to this interesting and entertaining talk. Learn about inexpensive theatrical performances, unique budget restaurants, free TV shows, historic houses, and more! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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