Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The August computer class schedule has been posted on the Library's web site.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Last week's Harry Potter lock-in was a smashing success. For more information on upcoming teen programs, please e-mail Mary.
Elena and Maggie work hard to diagnose a computer problem...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Librarian recommend...

C.L. recommends: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (F Kinsella) There’s an awful lot going on in Lara Lington’s life — her business partner has run off to Goa, her company is in trouble and her boyfriend just dumped her. And now she keeps seeing the ghost of her Great Aunt Sadie, dressed as a flapper. Sadie implores Lara to find her missing necklace while meddling in Lara’s attempts to get back together with her “perfect” ex-boyfriend. (Book trailer)

Tim recommends: Rain Gods by James Lee Burke (F Burke) After getting a mysterious phone call from a distraught witness, rural Texas sheriff Hackberry Holland makes a grisly discovery: the bodies of nine young Thai women who were murdered while being smuggled into the country as prostitutes and drug mules. In the aftermath of this slaughter, the witness and his girlfriend go on the run leading to a vicious conflict between cops, gangsters and cold blooded killers. This was a crackling story of greed, violence and the hope of redemption. Burke is the master of characterization, and the men and women who populate his novels are fully formed individuals. Holland, the rural sheriff haunted by his memories of the Korean War, killer "Preacher" Jack Collins who is obsessed by old school religion, and the other characters of the story are not cookie cutter constructs, but deep people with the same contradictory emotions that all of us face daily. Like most Burke novels, the description of the natural environment is key. The landscape and weather of the desert of west Texas is described in such clarity as to almost become a character in the story as well. With his extraordinary eye for detail and thoughtful and sympathetic characterizations, this is crime writing on a sublime level and is very highly recommended. (BookPage Interview)

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August Book Discussions at the Central Library

Tuesday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m. Daytime Book Discussion Group: The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue. Dying in a tragic accident while in the throes of a wonderful love affair, Razi Nolan of 1920s New Orleans chooses to become a ghost and haunts the house of a young couple, to whom she reveals the mystery of her life and love.—Novelist

Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Original Book Discussion Group: The Medical Detectives by Berton Roueche. Contains three fascinating tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, poisons, and parasites, each tale a thriller of medical suspense. —

Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. Science Fiction Book Discussion Group: The Best of Frederik Pohl by Frederik Pohl. This short story collection is an excellent starter for anyone unfamiliar with Pohl's short stories. There's not a clinker in the bunch.—

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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Youth Services Department have begun a program called What's The Big Idea?

In Part 1 of the program, staff will be conducting a series of math and science related programs for children ages 4-6 on Friday afternoons in the summer. The purpose of these programs is to integrate science and math skills into our regular programing and make it fun.

In Part 2, the materials and concepts that we are using are available to children and their parents for use in the Children's Room whenever they would like. There is a binder on our desk with "discovery center" starters and lists of materials appropriate for each concept.

Question or requests? Contact the youth services desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028, thanks!
Eileen Levine presenting a program at the Old Bridge Public Library on job interviewing skills. If you have any ideas about programs you'd like the Library to offer, please send them to: OBPL.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Don't Miss The Art of the Interview, on Saturday, July 18 1:30 p.m. Eileen Levine, director of the Williamsburg Group, presents a workshop on job interviewing. She will offer critical interview tips to ensure that you impress your potential employers, as well as answers to some of those tricky interview questions.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Saturday will be a big day for children and teens at the Library: the Central Branch will be hosting a SAT practice exam for teens and a family storytime for young children, and The Laurence Harbor Branch presents Crafts w/ Miss Marcy! Call (732) 721-5600 x5028 for more info.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Acclaimed artist and Library staff member Rocco S. will be displaying an exhibit of his artwork entitled "You're Innocent When You Dream" in the Central Branch Library through the end of July.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

What is Chick Lit? According to Wikipedia, Chick lit is a term used to denote a genre within women's fiction written for and marketed to young women, especially single, working women in their twenties and thirties. The Library has put up a large display, perfect books for the beach!

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Win Fabulous Prizes!

Join the Library's Master the Art of Reading summer program and be eligible to win free pizza and a chance for a free six month membership to the new Old Bridge YMCA! All you need to do is stop by the information desk to pick up a review form and then have fun - read books, watch movies, listen to music or attend library events. Then fill out a review form and drop if off at the information desk (or e-mail your review here) and then visit the Adult Summer Reading blog to see your review posted. Reviews are entered into weekly drawings for free pizza as well as the grand prize drawing. Submit as many reviews as you like.

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Zanzibar band rocks out on a First Friday performance at the Old Bridge Library.

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