Thursday, August 27, 2015

Our Friday Flicks continue this week with the 1:30pm presentation of "5 Flights Up," the recent film starring Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. The story centers around a long-married couple who have spent the last 40 years together in the same New York City apartment and become overwhelmed by personal and real estate- related issues when they plan to move away. The film, which is rated PG-13, is based on the popular 2009 novel by Jill Ciment, Heroic Measures.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Registration for English as a Second Language (ESL) classes is now underway at the Library. Classes will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm at the Central Branch and are available to Old Bridge residents only. The sessions will run from September 15 - December 15th, 2015, with classes for returning students beginning on September 22nd. Interested students must register in-person at the Adult & Information Services desk at the Central Branch of the Library. Classes are free to the public and are taught in small groups by trained volunteers. In the past, these classes have been very popular, so patrons are encouraged to register as soon as possible.  Send comments to: OBPL

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Library is pleased to offer two interesting health-related programs this week. First, on Tuesday, Aug. 18th at 7pm, there will be a hands-on workshop on "Super-Food Smoothies." Participants will learn how to create delicious, healthy smoothies using several ingredients currently growing in our makerspace "Idea Farm" garden and will receive recipes to take home. The program is open to people ages nine and over and pre-registration is required; please call 732-721-5600 x5033 or log onto to reserve your spot.  Then, on Wednesday, Aug. 19th at 7pm, we will present an interactive session on the "10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease" which will discuss the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Attendees will also learn about the commonly-held fears about the disease and how to separate myth from reality. The hour-long session will be hosted by Rose Berger, MSW, of the Greater NJ Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Comic Con is coming! Come join fellow fans this Saturday, August 15th to celebrate comics, graphic novels, anime, manga and video games. The festivities run from 11-4pm and will feature meet and greets, a Dr. Who celebration, make-up demonstrations, crafts, trivia, a fan panel and Cosplay. Special guests include artists Anthony Schiavino (Sergeant Zero), Neil Vokes (Spider-Man, Superman Adventures) and Tom Smith (Marvel, DC). The event coincides with the Library's summer reading theme of "Every Hero Has A Story." Complete details and schedules can be found at Spread the word and hope to see you there! OBPL
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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Our popular Second Saturday Concert Series continues this Saturday with Monmouth Beach-based group 5 Factor. A classic rock band that also plays some original songs, the three-member group focuses on humanitarian efforts and has performed at local events benefiting area food banks, St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge and the Wounded Warriors Project. The concert begins at 2:30pm. Please come enjoy an afternoon of live music and bring a donation of a non-perishable food item or personal care product to be distributed by the Old Bridge Food Pantry.

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Looking for a new job? Come to the Library this Wednesday, August 5th at 10am for an informative "Job Hunting Success" program.  Lead by Garret Gega of the Office of Workforce Development of Middlesex Country, the workshop will focus on job searching, resume writing and interviewing tips.

Then, on Thursday, August 6th, we'll be hosting another type of hunt -- our library scavenger hunt for teens at 6:30pm. Participants will be given a list of things they'll need to find and photograph around the Library and the first person (or team) back to the starting point wins a prize. Players will also enjoy ice cream at the end of the scavenger hunt while they're looking at all the photos. The program is open to kids in grades 6-12, and at least one person per team must pre-register at or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. Players must also have their own camera or phone to take the photographs.

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