Monday, November 30, 2009

This week's featured programs

Thursday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Garden State Horror Writers A Workshop for aspiring writers of all genres. Meet published authors Brian Pedersen, Gary Frank, Bill Mingin and Pat Lundrigan (2008 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future award winner) and learn how the publishing process works

Friday, Dec. 4th at 6:30 p.m. First Friday with the The Christopher Dean Band Christopher Dean and his band will play soulful blues during this evening of live entertainment.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009



Photos from teen craft programs at the Library. For more information on programs for teenagers, send questions to Mary.

The Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 25 and will be closed on Thursday Nov. 26 for the Thanksgiving. Have a safe and peaceful holiday.


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Monday, November 23, 2009

On Sunday, November 22, Anna Wong and Dr. Lu Ping spoke about the 7,000 year old style of writing called Chinese Calligraphy and the ancient Taoist culture and philosophy.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Video from the successful Teen Lock-In held at the Central Branch over the weekend.

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The teen program Financial Aid 101 has had to be canceled this evening (November 16.) We are hoping to reschedule it for December. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5028.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Central Library will have the landscape oil paintings of Joan Weiss on display in the Reading Room through the end of the month of November.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tonight's Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees has been postponed until Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.

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The Old Bridge Public Library will host a program on Year End Tax Tips, Tues. Dec. 15th at 7:30 p.m. It’s not too late to cut your 2009 taxes!Learn simple last-minute tips to help YOU save money.

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On Tuesday, December 8 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The Old Bridge Central Library will host a New Citizenship Test Workshop. Are you trying to become a U.S. citizen or do you need immigration help? Learn how to achieve that goal at our free workshop!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Peter Biedermann performs live during First Friday at the Old Bridge Public Library.

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Upcoming Library Programs

Chinese Calligraphy, Sunday, November 22nd at 1:30 p.m. Anna Wong and Dr. Lu Ping will speak about the 7,000 year old style of writing called Chinese Calligraphy and the ancient Taoist culture and philosophy.

Local Filmmaker Showcase Saturday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. Local filmmakers will present and discuss their creations in a special showcase at the Library. Presenters will include Marla Cukor presenting the mystery thriller "The Masquerade," Jamal Hall presenting "Strivin’" in which an inner city kid dreams to overcome some life changing obstacles in his own home. Brian Jude will present "The Last Days of Frank Whyte," a film about the perils of life on the street. This event is free and open to the public and snacks will be provided.

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Monday, November 09, 2009

Calling all aspiring writers! Join us on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 7 pm as the Garden State Horror Writers present an informative workshop aimed at helping you achieve success with your publishing ambitions. This program is for aspiring writers of all genres of literature, not just horror. Moderated by author Neil Morris, the workshop will present information on how to get published and how the publishing process works. Authors Bill Mingin, Gary Frank, Brian Pedersen and Pat Lundrigan (2008 L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future award winner) will take questions from attendees. An editor will provide practical tips and techniques on getting noticed by publishers. For more information, please contact Nancy.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Bringing Charlie Huston's wonderful series of supernatural pulp to a conclusion with a rollicking finish, this book was a joy to read. Joe Pitt is a Vampyre (infected by the AIDS like Vyrus in the bathroom at the punk haven CBGB's) and after the events of the previous books he has been driven (literally) underground, living amongst the hobos and the castoffs in the New York City sewer system. Contacted by a former acquaintance to which Pitt feels a debt, he surfaces once again in order to find the man's missing daughter. Pregnant with a half-human, half-vampyre child, she is on the run as the various Vampyre factions slide toward total war, and wish to use her as a symbol of their struggle. If there is one thing the various factions of the Vampyre underground agree on, it is a dislike of Mr. Pitt. So with few allies and a lot of enemies, he sets off in search of the mother to be. It's a struggle every step of the way as Joe finds a brutal reception filled with monsters, torture and the enmity of past transgressions. Despite being brutally violent, the book maintains a sense of humor (albeit an appropriately pitch black one) and the cracking story builds to an unstoppable conclusion. If you've had you're fill of touchy-feely vampires by the likes of Stephenie Meyer and Charlaine Harris, give Joe Pitt a try. It's best to start at the beginning of the series, Already Dead, to get the complete Joe Pitt experience. He is one of the most interesting characters in genre fiction and he will be sorely missed.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month and an upcoming appearance by the Garden State Horror Writers, with our new display located at the front of the Library. The Library has lost of material to help aspiring writers of all levels, please see the information desk for more info.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Saturday, November 7th @ 1:30 p.m.Hauptmann’s Handwriting Accused Lindbergh Kidnapper Forensic Document Examiner, Michael Krakowski will present evidence and discuss handwriting specimens of Hauptmann’s autobiography and compare them with the Lindbergh ransom notes.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

The Matt Teitelman performs live at the Library during a free concert.

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