Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Concert!

Don't miss the free First Friday concert, May 1st at 6:30 p.m. with the Basement Musicians Guild. Led by Tony Pileggi, the BMG plays your favorite oldies and classic rock from the 50's to the 70's. There will be free snacks, too!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Looking for the latest and most up to date health information? Try these web sites:

Healthfinder: a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
Medline Plus: has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Healthy NJ: designed to meet the health care information needs of consumers, particularly the citizens of New Jersey.
Center for Disease Control: provides users with credible, reliable health information.
Google Maps Mashup: Constantly updated map of confirmed swine flu cases.
Web MD: a source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Adult Book Discussions coming in May

Tuesday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. Daytime Book Discussion Group: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver. (Novelist)

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. Original Book Discussion Group: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. The story of Dinah, a tragic character from the Bible whose great love, a prince, is killed by her brother, leaving her alone and pregnant. The novel traces her life from childhood to death, in the process examining sexual and religious practices of the day, and what it meant to be a woman. (Novelist)

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. Science Fiction Book Discussion Group: The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl. Pohl tells with a great eye to relevant detail about being a pulp editor, a fan, and an author and agent. (

Copies will be available soon at the circulation desk. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Career management coach Lynn Schaber leads a job hunting seminar at the Central Library. If you need assistance in finding job hunting resources, please contact the Library's Information Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail: OBPL
Students concentrate feverishly during a practice SAT exam at the central Library.

For more information on programs for teenagers, contact Mary.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Central Library will host a free Panic and Stress Relief seminar at 11:00 a.m. (note the new time!) on Saturday, April 25. One of the greatest sources of human fear and anxiety is uncertainty. This program will offer practical guidance and assistance in dealing with panic, anxiety and stress.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

On Monday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m., celebrate South American Heritage with a special film presentation of Miracle in the Land of Coffee and meet the film’s director/producer Julian Rodriguez. The film is set in Colombia in the 1930’s amidst violent political times. The story follows the torment of a priest who is torn between his love, his faith and his friendship with a man who is accused of murder. Mr. Rodriguez will introduce his film and answer questions from the audience after the film. Don’t miss this unusual and intense film. This movie is free and open to the public and coffee ice cream will be served. For more information call the Adult & Information Services Department, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.

La Biblioteca Puente Viejo Les invita a que participe y vean con nosotros la filmacion MILAGRO EN LA TIERRA DEL CAFÉ El lunes May, 18 a las 7 p.m. Tambien tendran la oportunidad de conocer a su escritor, director y productor de esta JULIAN RODRIGUEZ Esta filmacion es basada en los anos treinta en la epoca de la violencia en Colombia Sur America. La pelicula es en Espanol con subtitulos en Ingles. La filmacion es para toda la comunidad y es gratis. Se servira helado de café.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Teens rock out playing Rock Band at the Library.

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The Old Bridge Public Library will be closed Sunday, April 12 for Easter.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

He's forever blowing bubbles! Head of Youth Services Darren Miguez leads a bubble program for a satisfied audience.

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The Old Bridge Library is developing a job and career center to help people who are seeking employment. This area will consist of both digital and print material and will open shortly. If you have any ideas or suggestions for material to add to this center, please e-mail Darren.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Busy bees! Teen volunteers work to spruce up the Library's garden. For more information about volunteer opportunities for teenagers, please contact Mary.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

On Monday, April 20th, at 7:00 p.m. the Old Bridge Public Library will host a program “Nine Pounds in Nine Days ?”

Doctor Keith Schnappauf DO, FASBE and Ina Nozek, DC, MS, CCN Clinical Nutritionist will speak about a nutritional cleansing system that can yield weight loss results in just days. Doctor Keith, as he is known, is with Covered Bridge Chiropractic. Dr. Ina Nozek is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist at the Lifeline Wellness Center in Toms River.

They will speak about safe ways to burn fat and lose weight in this lively and informative presentation.

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Monday, April 06, 2009

The String Trio of New York performs live in the Library as part of the First Friday programming.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

The Suburban news weekly has a nice article on the break dancing group that meets in the Library:

"Inside the meeting room, local youth can be found dancing to a wide array of hip-hop music, some of which, like "It's Just Begun" by the Jimmy Castor Bunch, was released before they were born. The music remains as vital to these so-called bgirls and b-boys today as it is for the generations before them who helped create the art they know as breakdancing, now more commonly called breaking. The intense style of dance has endured through hip-hop culture's many changes."

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