Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Come support the community and help save a life by donating blood here at the Library on Wed. Sep. 30 between 2:15pm and 6:45pm.  Sponsored by NJ Blood Services, donors can simply walk-in or make an appointment by calling 800-933-2566 or logging onto http://tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive. To donate, people must be between 17-76 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs; 16-year olds can donate with parental consent and those over 76 can give with a doctor's note. Donors are encouraged to eat before coming and must bring ID. In addition, the Library is offering "fine amnesty" where donors will have up to $10 in fines forgiven. Simply bring your donor certificate to the circulation desk to credit your account.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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On Friday, September 25, 2015, the regularly scheduled Passport Office hours of 10 am to 12 pm have been cancelled.  The Passport Office will be open Friday afternoon from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Friday evening 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday, Sep 24th will be a busy day at the Library.  In addition to an "Internet Basics" class at 2:30pm, and an "Open Craft" session for kids in grades K-3 at 4:15pm, there will be four different events starting at 7pm. For those with some knowledge of 3D Printing, we will offer an "Advanced 3D Printing" class, allowing participants to explore more complicated functions of our Makerbot fifth generation printer and scanner. In addition, amateur photographers should attend our class entitled, “Photo Tips for Better Pics,” lead by New Jersey photographer, author and lecturer Walter Choroszewski.  The session will provide an informative presentation on lighting, composition, depth of field, shutter speed and more. We will also have a General Book Discussion on the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2A", focusing on the Marching Morons, Baby is Three and The Ballad of  Lost C'Mell stories. And finally, for kids in grades 4-12, we will have a Pok√©mon Game Night, featuring video games and trivia. See you at the Library!  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The recent inspirational film, "Where Hope Grows," will be featured this Friday, September 18 at 1:30pm as part of our popular Friday Film series. The movie centers around the story of a former professional baseball player whose career was cut short due to personal problems and is suddenly  invigorated and awakened by a local man he meets with Down syndrome.

On Saturday, the Library will offer a teen/adult sewing class at 10:30am, focusing on repairing and altering your fall and winter wardrobe (registration required). At 3pm, there will be a Crochet and More class for adults and kids in grades 4 and up. In addition, we will host a Sensory Storytime at 2pm for children ages 3-7 whose special needs may make it difficult for them to attend our other storytimes. Registration is required by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or via our website.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

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Please be advised that the Old Bridge Public Library will be doing technology upgrades on Sunday, September 13.  Some sporadic outages might occur among the Library's public computers.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We are working to make the Library better.  Thank you.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Head to the Library this Saturday, Sept. 12th for a variety of interesting events. Our popular free Second Saturday concert series continues with local singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist John Padovano performing a solo show at 2:30pm. Known as the "Ironbound Crooner," Padovano's poetic music is strongly influenced by his childhood in Newark and his Italian heritage. He has recorded 18 albums and regularly performs at coffee houses, libraries and other intimate venues. Additionally, local author/journalist Carlotta Holton will speak at noon about her career, the writing process and marketing tips she's gleaned from best-selling authors as part of our Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers program. Lastly, the Library will host an Anime Kurabu at 2pm where fans can read, watch and discuss all things anime and manga and play a Death Note version of the game, Werewolves/Mafia.  Send comments to: OBPL

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

As we head into fall, the Library has several interesting programs lined up for this week. There will be a "Medicare 101" session this Wed. (Sept. 9th) at 7pm, hosted by a certified Medicare agent. Attendees will learn about the various parts of Medicare, how and when to enroll, Part D prescription drug plans and more. Then, on Thursday evening, our Bookenders Book group will discuss "The Center of Everything" by Laura Moriarty at 6:30pm. In addition, our Idea Farm will present an "Intro to 3D Printing" class at 7pm. Come join us for some informative sessions!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The critically-acclaimed 1999 film, "The Straight Story" will be shown Friday at 1:30pm as part of our ongoing Friday Flicks programming. Join us for this heartwarming story which chronicles the true story of 73-year old Alvin Straight, who drove from Iowa to Wisconsin on a riding mower to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged brother.  Directed by David Lynch, the film stars Richard Farnsworth (in an Academy Award nominated performance) and Sissy Spacek and is rated "G." 
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