Saturday, February 28, 2004

Thanks to all those who attended the Library's Saturday program Ghost Hunting 101 presented by L'Aura Hladik of the New Jersey Ghost Hunting Society. An overflow crowd of nearly 90 people attended this fascinating multimedia presentation.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The new compact disc order went in a little while ago. I have no idea how many will actually come in since the fill rate with out distributor has been a little weak lately, but anyway, here's what was ordered:

Douglas, Dave - Strange Liberation
Ross, Diana - The #1's
Nova Menco - Fortune Teller
Jones, Norah - Feels Like Home
Murray, Anne - Country Croonin'
Denver, John - Evening With John Denver
Frahm, Joel - Don't Explain
Holmes Brothers - Simple Truths
Various Artists - The Best There Ever Was
ANONYMOUS 4 - American Angels
Various Artists - The Rough Guide to African Rap
Teenage Fanclub - Four Thousand Seven Hundred…
Stone Roses - Very Best of the Stone Roses
Cowboy Junkies - Best of Cowboy Junkies
CCR - Chronicle
Byrds - Greatest Hits
Cusco - Inner Journeys
Roomful of Blues - That's Alright
Groban, Josh - Closer

If you're interested in any of these CDs, look on the new CD cart or check with the reference desk to place a reserve on the disc you are interested in.

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Monday, February 23, 2004

Upcoming book discussions (March and April):

Mystery Book Discussion Group:

The Mystery Book Discussion Group meets once per month to discuss the latest and greatest in Mystery Literature. On March 17th the group will be discussing Aaron Elkins’ Dead Man’s Hearts and on April 21, the group will review Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie. Call Marcy for more info: (732) 721-5600 ext. 5034.

Science Fiction Book Discussion:

Lift off for unknown worlds with the Science Fiction Book Discussion Group at the Old Bridge Public Library. On March 25 the group will be reading A Fire Upon the Deep by Victor Vinge, and on April 22, the group will discuss John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids. Both discussions will take place at 7:00 p.m. and copies of the book will be available at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

Original Book Discussion Group:

Do you want to read interesting books and share your thoughts with others? The Book Discussion Group will be reviewing The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway on March 18 and Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad on April 22, please call the Reference Desk for details, (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

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On Saturday evening, the Library's Young Adult section hosted a very successful evening read-a-thon for teenagers. Teens read, studied, and played book bingo and Scrabble. For more information on upcoming Library events for teens, contact Theresa.

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Saturday, February 21, 2004

Thanks to everybody who came out to play during the Library's Board Game Day on Saturday, February 21. We had an attendance of 16 people, which made it one of our biggest game groups yet. People played Scrabble, chess, and a new game called "Crossword Pyramids." If you missed the fun, don't fret, the next one will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 27th in the Library's art gallery.

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Thursday, February 19, 2004

If you are interested in the Odessa Klezmer Band, there web site can be viewed here. The band will be performing in the Central Library on March 20th at 1:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Upcoming Library Programs: March 2004

Local Author Speaks About 20-Something Divorces Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m.
The Old Bridge Public Library will present a program by Sarah Touborg, co-author of Not Your Mother’s Divorce, a practical guide for young women about surviving the stress of a divorce. She will discuss her research and findings as well as the process of having the book published. “We were the first generation to have such wide-spread divorce among our parents,” says Touborg, “it made us more determined to make our own marriages work, and that much more disappointed when they didn’t.” There is no need to register for this free event.

Odessa Klezmer Band, Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Klezmer is a form of instrumental folk music developed in the Eastern European Jewish community. The Odessa Klezmer band is a popular local ensemble that has performed in Gracie Mansion among other locations. This concert is free and open to the public.

Colonial Mystery Saturday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.
Karen Swee, author of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Murder, a mystery novel set in colonial New Brunswick will read from her new novel and speak about her research into colonial history. In the novel, Abigail Lawrence, a New Brunswick mother and tavern mistress during the American Revolution finds a man stabbed in a tavern room and the plot revolves around solving the crime, and exploring the history of revolutionary New Jersey.

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Monday, February 16, 2004

Upcoming book discussions:

Mystery Book Discussion Group: In February, the group will discuss A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton on February 18th at 7:00 p.m. Contact Marcy for more information: (732) 721-5600 ext. 5034 or e-mail Marcy.

Science Fiction Book Discussion Group: On February 26 at 7:00 p.m. we will be discussing Contact by Carl Sagan. For more information, please contact Tim Niland at the Old Bridge Public Library, (732) 721-5600 ext. 2313 or e-mail Tim.

Original Book Discussion Group: On February 19 at 7:00 p.m. the group will be discussion Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. For more information, please contact Tim Niland at the Old Bridge Public Library, (732) 721-5600 ext. 2313 or e-mail Tim.

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Upcoming events for the end of February:

2/21: Board Game Club - Meet at the Library for the next installment of the popular Board Game Club. The club concentrates on classic board games such as Scrabble, chess and checkers, but community members are welcome to bring in a wide variety of games for people to try. People of all ages are welcome to attend. The library asks that people bring their own games if possible, to make sure everyone has a chance to play and make new friends. The next meeting will be held February 21 at 1:00 p.m.

2/28: Ghost Hunting 101 - Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. Make the Library your favorite haunt as L'Aura Hladik from the New Jersey Ghost Hunting Society comes to the Library to present a program on the basics of ghost hunting. The group will discuss the techniques they use to investigate hauntings and some of the famous cases they have researched.

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