Friday, April 30, 2010

Upcoming Book Discussions at the Old Bridge Library: The Central Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library will host three book discussions for adults in May: On Monday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m., The Ladies Night Out Book Club will review Loving Frank by Nancy Horan and Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble. On Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m., The Original Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss selections from The Best American Science Writing, edited by Timothy Ferris. On Thursday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m., The Science Fiction Book Discussion group will meet to discuss A Mirror For Observers by Edgar Pangborn. New members are welcome for all groups. For more information, please call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033 or visit

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The May schedule for the Library's computer classes is now available. Not sure where to begin? Check out the class description page.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flower Power, Thursday, May 6th at 7:30 p.m. Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Klink will present tips on flower garden planning and propagation for vibrant color and maximum blooming this summer! Send comments to: Anita

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free concert! Friday, May 7th at 6:60 p.m. The Odessa Klezmer Band play an internationally diverse style of music shaped from a variety of countries – including Eastern Europe, Poland, Rumania, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, Israel, Russia, and NYC’s Lower East Side – to fit traditional Klezmer style! Come enjoy this free concert!

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Monday, April 26, 2010

The Old Bridge Public Library wants to know: do you know more about baseball than the librarians at the National Baseball Hall of Fame? If you think you do, then enter Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library, and show off your knowledge of baseball trivia. You may win a trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Step Up to the Plate @ Your Library program teams up two American classics-baseball and libraries-to promote the importance of information literacy skills and to increase awareness of the library as an essential information resource.

People of all ages are encouraged to use the print and electronic resources available at the Old Bridge Public Library to answer a series of trivia questions designed for their age group (10 and under, 11-13, 14-17 and 18 and over). Questions are available in both English and Spanish.

Everyone who successfully completes the program will be eligible to win a trip for two to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The program runs from April 5 through September 4.

Unlike most contests, players are encouraged to look up the answers using both print and online sources at the Old Bridge Public Library.

Players can obtain a copy of the Step Up to the Plate questions appropriate for their age and the entry form through the library or on the program’s web site at Each player can enter the contest online or by sending in the entry form by mail. More information on the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is available at

For further information about library programs, call the Adult & Information Services Department, at: 732-721-5600, ext. 5033. The Central Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library is located in the Municipal Center at the corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Library's passport Office will be closed today, Thursday, April 15.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Celebrating National Library week.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Making paper owls during craft time at the Laurence Harbor Library. To learn more about Children's programs at the Laurence Harbor Library, please call (732) 566-2227.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Renee Gatz, author of Wise Words & Witty Expressions, visited the Central Library to read from her recent book.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Old Bridge Public Library recently acquired books in Italian to add to our collection of world language material. They include both fiction (works by Italian authors as well as translations of popular works originally in other languages) and nonfiction (religion, family, health, education and more). Our books in Italian join the Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Russian and Spanish language books in our World Language Collection, next to the "living room" area. Stop in and browse!

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

On Friday, April 30th at 1:30 p.m., Fire Marshal Thomas Gerrity will show you how easy it can be to keep you, your family and valuables safe from fire.

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