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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Old Bridge Library Announces Groups and Programs for January

The Old Bridge Public Library will host a number of public programs during the month of January. For more information on any of the Library's groups or programs, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or visit our web site: www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Groups:
  • The Library's Craft Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. to work on a wide variety of individual projects, with a focus on knitting and crochet.
  • On January 15 at 7:00 p.m., the Original Book Discussion Group will be reviewing a title to be determined shortly. Please call the Library for more information.
  • On January 22 at 7:00 p.m. the Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing The Caves of Steel by Issac Asimov.
Programs:
  • January 2nd, 6: 30 p.m. Shannon Pierce will be playing saxophone and speaking about the history of the sax in our First Friday free concert series. Shannon is a graduate of the Mason Gross School of Music and is proficient in Jazz, Classical, and a variety of other saxophone styles.
  • On Sunday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m., the Library will present a free concert by John Padovano, "The Rainy Day Hobo." A Jersey Shore singer-songwriter, Padovano's music draws on blues and folk traditions. More information can be found at: http://www.johnpadovano.com/
Displays:
  • In the Reading Room Gallery, the Library will host an exhibit of art from the students of art instructor Natalia Dsipova.
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Monday, November 24, 2008


The Old Bridge Library was pleased to welcome back Judith Krall-Russo, who presented a program about the history of the New Jersey Cranberry. This program was sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the Friends of the Old Bridge Library.

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Both the Central Library and the Laurence Harbor Branch will be closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday's Senior Friday's program will be The Great Saxophonists, come join us at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy music and video from the likes of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Jane holds the fort at the Children's Desk!

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Debby from JFVS presented a program on how to prepare for the new Citizenship Test.

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A First Fridays Performance...

On December 5 at 6:30 p.m., The Old Bridge Public Library is proud to present master guitarist Anton Del Forno, who will be performing and speaking about his lifelong passion for the guitar. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library.

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This Week at the Library

Tuesday, November 18
2:30 p.m. Internet Basics Class
3:30 p.m. Breakdancing for Teens
4:00 p.m. Storytime Crafts for Children at the Laurence Harbor Branch

Wednesday, November 19
11:00 a.m. Drop-In Storytime for All Ages at the Laurence Harbor Branch
1:00 p.m. Tween Craft Club for Children
3:30 p.m. Breakdancing for Teens
7:00 p.m. MS Word 2007 Advanced Class
7:30 p.m. Breast Cancer Awareness

Thursday, November 20
10:30 a.m. Hot Topics
1:00 p.m. Senior Craft Club
1:30 p.m. Computer Basics at Laurence Harbor Branch
7:00 p.m. ACT Test Secrets
7:00 p.m. Science Fiction/Original Book Discussion Joint Session - Fatherland

Friday, November 21
1:00 p.m. Senior Fridays - Jazz Saxophonists

Saturday, November 22
10:00 a.m. Pi Eaters Math Club
11:00 a.m. Family Storytime
1:00 p.m. The New Jersey Cranberry

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

On Saturday, the Library hosted a harp recital from young musical prodigy Arjun Ayyangar.

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Dr. Angus Gillespie of Rutgers University presented a program at the library about the famous Jersey Devil, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of the Humanities.

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"Old Bridge Library's December Groups and Programs"

The Old Bridge Public Library will host a number of public programs during the month of December. For more information on any of the Library's groups or programs, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or visit our web site: www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Groups:
  • The Library's Craft Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. to work on a wide variety of individual projects, with a focus on knitting and crochet.
  • On December 18 at 7:00 p.m., the Original Book Discussion Group will be reviewing Charles Dickens timeless classic A Christmas Carol.
  • The Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be taking the month of December off for the holidays and will resume in January.
Programs:
  • On Monday, December 1, The Old Bridge Public Library will commemorate World AIDS Day. Liz Revill of Raritan Bay Medical Center will host an information table with the most current information on HIV/AIDS that is accessible. The theme for World AIDS Day 2008 is Stop AIDS: Keep the Promise.
  • On Saturday, December 13 at 1:30 p.m. Gail Small will present a program on Hawaiian Culture. Take a break from the cold and the holiday shopping and Go Hawaiian! Ms. Small will display examples of traditional Hawaiian dress and play musical examples along with discussing culture and traditions.
Displays:
  • The Old Bridge Library will be displaying two art exhibits during the month of December. In the Reading Room Gallery, the Library will host an exhibit of art from the Old Bridge High School and the High School will have a reception for the students, parents and public on Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Library's Garden Gallery will be the paintings of Dr. Bahaa Girgis of East Brunswick.
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Friday, November 14, 2008

This weekend at the Library

Learn about The Jersey Devil Saturday, November 15th at 1:00 pm The Jersey Devil! Central Branch Saturday, Nov. 15, 1pm Noted folklorist Professor Angus Kress Gillespie will be on hand to speak about New Jersey’s own legendary monster, the infamous Jersey Devil! Sponsored by The New Jersey Council for the Humanities & The Friends of the Library.

Harp Recital Saturday, November 15th at 3:00pm

Making Up With Mom Central Branch Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:30pm Sociologist and Rutgers University professor Debra Carr will discuss her book Making Up With Mom and waysin which grown daughters and mothers can connect. Sponsored by The Old Bridge Public Library.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

There's the fugitive - get him! Library staff member Darren waits for the onslaught to begin during the performance of the Theater Gang.

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The Old Bridge Library hosted an excellent performance from the Theater Gang as part of its series of First Friday programs.

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Upcoming Library Program

Central Branch Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:00 p.m. Noted food historian Judith Krall-Russo will be on hand to speak about the delicious New Jersey cranberry, and offer insights into its history and many uses in recipes. This program is sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the Friends of the Old Bridge Library.

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Upcoming Library Program

The Jersey Devil! Central Branch, Saturday, Nov. 15, 1:00 p.m. Noted folklorist Professor Angus Kress Gillespie will be on hand to speak about New Jersey’s own legendary monster, the infamous Jersey Devil! Sponsored by The New Jersey Council for the Humanities & The Friends of the Library.

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Friday, November 07, 2008


On Thursday afternoon the Library was rockin' to the sounds of a Rock Band 2 tournament for teens. The video game Rock Band 2 allows players to perform in virtual bands by providing up to four players with the ability to play three different controllers modeled after real musical instruments. These are used to simulate the playing of rock music by hitting scrolling notes on-screen.

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Upcoming Senior Friday Programs, on consecutive Fridays at 1:30 p.m.

November 14: November is National Hospice Month — Hospice care is not just end of life care. Join the director of Compassionate Care Hospice in finding out more about hospice.

November 21: The Great Jazz Saxophonists — Listen to classic recordings and view youtube and DVD clips of some of the finest musicians in American history including Stan Getz, Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges.

November 28: Arthritis — Dr. Keith Schnappauf, chiropractor, will talk about chiropractic approaches to arthritis treatment.

For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Librarian Tim recommends: Death From the Skies by Philip Plait (520 PLA, New Books)

Phil Plait is the proprietor of the popular blog and web site Bad Astronomy, where he debunks misconceptions and rumors about science in general and astronomy in particular. Many of the things he has debunked on that site are misunderstood astronomical phenomena that are potentially deadly. So the purpose of this book is to set the record straight about how dangerous the Universe is and what we really need to worry about. Plait writes in an engaging and entertaining style, that makes the complicated concepts understandable and interesting. He covers topics like solar flares, black holes and supernovae in an interesting and well thought out manner. This is far from a dry science book, it is exciting and thoughtfully written by someone who is really passionate about science and discovery. People who are curious about space and science should find quite a lot to enjoy here.

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Look out! Mary's got a gock... and she's not afraid to use it. Gocks are "gothic sock puppets" and our enterprising teen librarian Mary led a craft program on constructing them.

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Monday, November 03, 2008

Local photographer Ron Villegas is displaying his artwork in the Library's Reading Room Gallery through November 30th.

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This week for teens at the Old Bridge Library

Tue. November 4:
2:00 p.m. Make-It-Take-It Gocks!
3:30 p.m. Teen Board Games
3:30 p.m. Teen Breakdancing

Wed. November 5:
2:00 p.m. Anime & Magna: Code Geass
3:30 p.m. Teen Breakdancing
6:00 p.m. Rock Band 2 Practice

Thr. November 6:
1:00 p.m. Rock Band 2 Tournament

Sat. November 7:
10:00 a.m. Pi Eaters Math Tutoring

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