Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Book Discussions

Monday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. The Ladies Night Out Book Club will discuss Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen.

Thursday March 18 at 7:00 p.m., The Original Book Discussion Group will be discussing Journey Through Genius by William Dunham.

Thursday, March 25th at 7:00 p.m., The Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing Stories Of Your Life And Other Stories by Ted Chiang.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Old Bridge Public Library has expanded its download collection with the addition of E-Books. From the comfort of home, card holders can browse the collection, check out, and download E-Books and more anytime, anywhere. E-Books can be read on a PC or Mac using free reader software called AdobeDigital Editions. E-Books can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook (but not the Amazon Kindle.) Many E-Books feature reflowable text which allows a user to resize the text and alter the display to fit any screen size. Old Bridge Public Library's opening collection features many titles including bestsellers by James Patterson. To check out E-Books users need a valid library card, computer, and Internet connection. Old Bridge Public Library partners with OverDrive, Inc., a global leader in digital media services, to offer the download service.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

The library will be closed on Friday February 26th due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Join the Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library! By joining the Friends, you can help support your library. Money raised by the Friends goes to support concerts, workshops, the children’s summer reading group and other fantastic programs. We maintain an ongoing book sale and a large annual book sale. Here are some things that Friends help with: sorting donated books, stocking the Book Sale Room, working a table at the Book Sale(s), Purchasing snacks for Library programs, hosting Library programs with a Library staff member, preparing the Bookends for mailing, and serving on the Friends' Board. For more information, call the Reference Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or visit our web site.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Do you like the classic board games like chess and Scrabble? Well, the Library has you covered with two new clubs. The Library’s Scrabble Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. for informal and fun games. Players of all abilities are welcome to attend and enjoy a relaxing game in a non-competitive environment. The Library’s Adult Chess Club (the youth services department has their own club) meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for two hours of play. There is no need to register for either or these groups, just drop in and join the fun. If you do happen to have an extra chess or Scrabble set to bring to the group meeting, that would be a big help as well, but is not necessary. For more information about the Adult Chess Club, please contact Librarian Lynn Sacs at the Information Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or e-mail. For more information on the Scrabble Club, please contact Librarian Anita Roik at the above number or e-mail. Make sure to explore the library’s book collection as well for chess and Scrabble strategy guide that can help you polish up your skills. It’s your move!

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Mr. Robert Moore talks about his experiences as a cryptographer during World War II at a recent Library program.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fun in the Youth Services Department! Preparing for a Valentine's Day Craft, and librarian Gretchen as a character from Where the Wild Things Are.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Come and join us on Thursday, March 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library to experience a Chocolate Seder. A Seder is the special meal served to celebrate the start of Passover. Our version uses chocolate to represent different parts of the Seder. For example, chocolate milk instead of wine, and green M&Ms for vegetables. Short and sweet, this tasteful (and tasty!) hands-on program, with a chocolate twist, will be a melt-in-your-mouth experience! This event is for adults as well as other chocolate-lovers of all ages and backgrounds, and is FREE and open to the public. Light chocolate refreshments (of course) will be served. No registration required.

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Passport at the Library will be closed until Monday, February, 22.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A First Fridays Performance; Friday March 5th at 6:30 p.m. Free & Open to the Public. Enjoy an evening of diverse musical entertainment from Grupo Yuri, led by violin virtuoso Yuri Turchyn!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Have you ever wondered about your family history? Join us on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. as Jerry Smith, Certified Genealogist, presents an informative workshop aimed at helping you discover your family roots.

This program is for aspiring researchers and may even teach the experienced genealogist some new tricks. Mr. Smith will cover various public records and make use of a free online database, Family Search, available through the Old Bridge Public Library. Mr. Smith will take questions from attendees and provide a handout summarizing his talk.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Saturday, February 20th, at 1:30 p.m. World War II Cryptography - Bob Moore, a local veteran, will speak about his top secret job as a cryptographer during his European tour of duty in the military.

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Youth services department librarians Mary and Lynn make the best of a snowy day.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

We are still digging out from the blizzard! The main Library will open at 1:00 p.m. today and the Laurence Harbor Branch will be closed.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Old Bridge Public Library is Closed today, February 10.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Happy birthday to Herb, seen here posing with two colleagues from the technical services department at his birthday party.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

February Book Discussions

Monday, February 8 @ 7:00 p.m. The Girls Night Out Book Discussion Group will review The Faith Club: a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding. Traces how three American women of different faiths worked together to understand one another while identifying the connections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, during which they openly discussed the issues that divided them.

Thursday February 18th at 7:00 p.m., The Original Book Discussion Group will be discussing the March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman. Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' own provocation of the Protestant secession, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam.

Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m., The Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing Stories Of Your Life And Other Stories by Ted Chiang. Presents a first collection of seven science fiction short stories, and includes an original tale, "Liking What You See: A Documentary" for this anthology.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The paintings of local artist Miroslaw Chelchowski are on display for the month of February in the Library's Reading Room.

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