Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Banjo Rascals are coming! The popular five-piece group will present a free concert this Saturday, August 1st at 2pm at the Central branch. The Banjo Rascals have been delighting audiences of all ages for many years with a variety of distinctive toe-tapping music. Their repertoire ranges from 1890s Ragtime to 1950s, 60s and 70s rock-n-roll, and they often perform Scott Joplin favorites including The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag. The lively group encourages sing-alongs with crowd-pleasers such as Carolina in the Morning, Four Leaf Clover and Down By the Old Mill Stream, and will heat things up with hot Dixieland standards like Tiger Rag, That's a Plenty, Riverboat Shuffle and When the Saints Go Marching In. Don't miss this great summer concert at the Library, sponsored in cooperation with the Old Bridge Cultural Arts Committee.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Love the Old Bridge Public Library? Now's the time to let everyone know. Please support the Library by casting your vote for the "Best Public Library" in the Home News Tribune's annual "Best of the Best" Reader's Choice Contest. Simply click the "Reader's Choice" logo on the upper left corner of our website home page to vote. Online voting continues until August 14th. Ballots can also be found in printed editions of the paper on Sundays and Wednesdays until August 12th. Results will be announced in October. Thanks for your support! 

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Looking to stay cool this weekend? If so, head to the Library (Central branch) for lots of interesting activities. On Friday, the 24th, at 1:30pm we'll be showing the film, "Unbroken" based on the best-selling book. On Saturday, the Bayshore Search and Rescue will give a presentation on wilderness rescue at 2pm. Also at 2pm, we will offer our Sensory Storytime for special needs children ages 3-7, and at 3pm, we will offer a Crochet and More class. On Sunday, we will offer our Raspberry Pi computer class at 2pm, and then cap off the weekend activities with a concert of Bollywood music from popular singer Varsha Joshi at 2:30pm. Remember, we've extended our summer hours -- the Central branch is now open from 10-5pm on Saturdays and 12-5pm on Sundays. Hope to see you this weekend!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Come hear local author Larry Roth discuss his compelling new book, "The Nazi Account," tonight at 7:30pm at the Central branch. This work of historical fiction is based on the true incident of the German government's hiring of a prominent PR firm in 1933 to promote a positive image of Nazi Germany. Roth will examine the deep roots of anti-Semitism in the US during that time, and will discuss the power and influence of PR firms. Book signings will follow the discussion. Send comments to: OBPL

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Old Bridge Library is excited to announce the expansion of our popular Museum Pass Program. Patrons can now reserve passes for the Garden State Discovery Museum, located in Cherry Hill, NJ, as well as the Academy of Natural Sciences, located on the Drexel University campus in Philadelphia.  Passes continue to be available for the Intrepid complex in NYC, and for the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Patrons are encouraged to call the library at 732-721-5600 x5010 to reserve the passes as far in advance as possible. Send comments to: OBPL