Thursday, January 27, 2011

Due to inclement weather, the Library will be closed today, Thursday, January 27, 2011.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Old Bridge Public Library will be closing at 5 pm today, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

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The Laurence Harbor Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library is closed today, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The instruction booklets for forms 1040 and 1040A have been released for printing and the earliest they will arrive at the library will be late January, 2011. Apparently post offices are no longer providing tax forms and other area libraries are awaiting shipments as well. More information can be obtained at

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Old Bridge Library Groups and Clubs February 2011

Ladies Night Out Book Discussion: Monday, February 14, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Valentine's Day with the heartwarming stories of Jodi Picoult as The Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group meets to discuss Picoult classics Change of Heart and My Sister’s Keeper. New members welcome!

Science Book Discussion Group: Thursday, February 17, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The group will be discussing Wandering Lands and Animals by Edwin H. Colbert. A highly readable account of Antarctic expedition with discussion of plate tectonics, prehistoric supercontinents and much more.

The Library's Scrabble Club meets every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The Library's Craft Club meets weekly: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. New members are welcome and encouraged.

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Learn to speak better English in a small conversation group. This 13 week program begins on Tuesday, February 15 and runs every Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Due to limited seating, this program is limited to Old Bridge residents only. Applications will be available at the Adult & Information Services Desk beginning January 31. For more information, e-mail

Monday, January 17, 2011

A First Fridays Performance… Friday, February 4th @ 6:30 p.m. Free & Open to the public. Enjoy an evening with Matthew Fishteyn, young guitarist and pianist and winner of the 2010 Wagner College Young Musicians Competition!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Tax Forms

Tax forms are starting to trickle into the Central Library and Laurence Harbor Branch. We have the very basics covered form-wise, but few instruction booklets. If you are looking for a particular form and we do not have it in stock, we can print it out for you from the IRS web site for fifteen cents per page. Se also: article from NJ.Com.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Laurence Harbor Branch of the Old Bridge Public Library will be closed today, January 12, 2011. The Central Library will be open until 9 pm tonight.

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Due to weather conditions, the Library will delay opening on Wednesday, January 12, until 11:30 am.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Library will close at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 11 due to the impending snow storm.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

January Book Discussions

On Monday evening, January 10 at 7:00 p.m., The Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Limited by racial divides in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, three women, including an African-American maid, her sassy and unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman, team up for a clandestine project. (Novelist)

On Thursday evening, January 20 at 7:00 p.m., The Science Fiction Book Discussion Group will be discussing The Philip K. Dick Reader. This anthology gathers twenty four classic science fiction stories, including "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," "Second Variety," "The Golden Man," and "The Last of the Masters." (Novelist)

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Old Bridge Public Library Senior Spaces calendar of events for January 2011.

Friday, January 7 at 1:30 p.m. Movie: Dinner For Schmucks When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

Friday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m. Movie: Akeelah and the Bee A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Friday, January 21 at 1:30 p.m. Movie: Michael Clayton A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Friday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. Movie: Ray The life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Free E-Books and Audio-books

  • You can download them onto your home computer. You can read or listen to them there, put them on an MP3 player or burn them to discs.


  • Go to Listennj or click on the link on the Old Bridge Library homepage.
  • Pick out the books you want to check out and put them in your cart. When done, go to 'checkout.'
  • When asked for a Library, click on Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium. Put in your library card numbers without spaces or letters. Your PIN will be the same used to access your library account, not the computer center.
  • It is a good idea to download the Listen NJ software before trying to access the title.
  • When you 'check out' a title, it is only available on the computer you used to download it. That computer can be used to read or listen to the title or download to your device for portable use. Check each title for supported devices.
  • Send comments to: C.L.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Come to the Library January 7 at 6:30 p.m. for this years inaugural First Friday program, featuring the enthusiastic pop sounds of the Zanzibar Band.

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