Thursday, September 30, 2010

The schedule for the free computer classes at the Library is available. Send comments to: OBPL

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On October 1 at 6:30 p.m. a First Friday Event with the Cheres Musical Ensemble Come and enjoy folk music of the Carpathian Mountains! Music of Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and Moldova. Conservatory of Music graduates play folk and classical works on a variety of instruments.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Share Your Life's Story at the Library

On Saturday, October 9 at 1:30 p.m. Have you ever dreamed of writing your life story for future generations? Writer and diarist Sharon Yeskel will present an introductory workshop at the Old Bridge Central Library where you will learn how to start preserving your memories. Please bring a notebook or journal and a favorite photo or memento and we’ll do a few writing exercises to get you started.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Upcoming Book Discussions at the OB Central Library

September 23 @ 7:00 p.m. The Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will review The Dispossesed by Ursula Leguin.
A physicist from isolated Anarres travels to the mother planet, Urras, in hopes of dissolving the hatred that exists between them. (Novelist)
October 11th @ 7:00 p.m. The Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group will be reviewing Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher.
Winter solstice--the shortest day of the year--represents darkness and also hope, renewal, and rebirth. Five very different people come together in this setting, ranging in age from teenagers to mid-sixties, each of whom must confront very different challenges or losses. (Novelist)
October 21 @ 7:00 p.m. The Science Book Discussion Group will review Ever Since Darwin by Stephen J. Gould.
The author reexamines Darwin's theory in light of the findings of modern evolutionary biology and shows the ways in which biological theories have been concocted to justify social ills. (Novelist)
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Check out these popular TV Series on DVD!

Our DVD collection is growing every month as feature films, TV series, and film classics are purchased for your pleasure. DVD’s may be borrowed by adult card holders for 3 days at a time. There is a $1.00 charge per item. Instructional DVD’s may be borrowed for 2 weeks at no cost. Films may be reserved and you will be notified when they are ready for you. You may request films that we do not own and we will consider these for possible purchase. Please place your requests at the Adult Services Desk. Some favorite T.V. series on DVD include: the Sopranos, House, 24, Weeds, Six Feet Under, and 30 Rock. Titles coming soon, include: Dexter, Glee, and True Blood. Some new feature films arriving soon are: Back-Up Plan, Invictus, City Island, Ghost Writer, and Single Man. Enjoy your viewing.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Back to School at the Library As summer winds down and the leaves begin to change, it’s time for students to head back to school. The Old Bridge Public Library has resources to help students of all ages in their learning needs. Help your student get ahead by signing them up for a free library card with access to thousands of resources, including online databases that put a universe of knowledge at your fingertips. The Youth Services and Teen departments offer a number of programs that can help young students get ahead, including the Pi Eaters Math Tutoring Club. In this club, students get help with math. It's free and the tutors are excellent! Wednesday sessions at 3:30 p.m. are for grades 6-12, and Saturday sessions at 10:00 a.m. are for grades 9 and up. Many of the Library’s educational resources are moving to the online realm, accessible through the Library’s web site. With your Old Bridge Library card, you can access wide ranging electronic content like Academic Search Premier, which is a database that provides full text articles from journals and magazines, including full text peer-reviewed titles. New for the fall is a database from the Home News Tribune containing full text articles from 1999 to present, perfect for assignments on local history and community issues. Of course the Library contains a full range of the latest books and magazines that are available for students and life long learners. For more information, please contact the Library’s Information desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033. Send comments to: OBPL

Thursday, September 02, 2010

From the comfort of your home or office computer, you can browse the collection, check out, and download eBooks anytime, anywhere. eBooks are growing in popularity and are an exciting addition to the thousands of digital audiobooks that are currently available through ListenNJ.

An eBook is a digital or electronic version of a paper book. eBooks can be read on a PC or Mac® using free reader software called Adobe® Digital Editions. eBooks can also be transferred to popular e-reading devices like the Sony® Reader and the Barnes & Noble nook™. Many eBooks feature reflowable text which allows a user to resize the text and alter the display to fit any screen size. The Sony Reader and the nook are designed to look and feel like a book and are great for users on the go. The devices feature E INK technology, a screen that reads like paper so it’s easy on the reader’s eyes. The Amazon Kindle and Apple iPad currently cannot be used to download eBooks from ListenNJ.

Almost 1,000 titles are currently available including popular authors like James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and Stieg Larrson. eBooks are available in all subjects including business, cooking, self-improvement and other non-fiction genres.To download an eBook you will need your library card barcode number, a computer, and an Internet connection. Ebooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period so there are never any late fees. You may checkout a maximum of 5 titles at any one time. If the book you want to read is not currently available, you can join the waiting list or add it to your wish list. You can also rate the books that you have read.

To download an eBook, go to, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link for ListenNJ. After you have selected your books and you are ready to checkout, select Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium from the drop down menu, enter your library card number and pin and you are ready to download the book to your computer. If you don’t already have Adobe Digital Editions software on your computer, you will need to download it (click on the help link at ListenNJ) and set up an account. (By C.L. Quillen, Head of Adult and Information Services)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The September Computer Class Schedule is available on the Library's web site. Register online or call the Information Desk, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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