38 Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale
Imagine the Journey you can take with a new collection of books, videos, movies and music. Get started on that journey at the 38th Annual Friends of The Library Book & Media Sale to be held from Monday, March 26, through Sunday, April 1 at the East Brunswick Square Mall. This is The Friends’ biggest event of the year and the most popular book sale in Central New Jersey. Customers get to pick from a variety of hardcovers, paperbacks, best sellers, science books, mysteries, classics and more all at affordable prices. You’ll also get to choose from an assortment of music, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. For the kids, librarians will perform a puppet show on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The sale will be held in the JC Penny Court. Mall hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. cash and checks are accepted. Sorry, no credit cards. ATMs are located in the mall.
Meet the Author Series
Thursday, March 29th at 7 p.m.
Meet the Author, Gary Merrill, PhD, author of Our Marvelous Bodies: An Introduction to the Physiology of Human Health on Thursday, March 29th from 7 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Merrill's talk will focus on the human body as a marvelous wonder: designed to last a lifetime (75-100 years). Understanding how our bodies function, beginning at the level of the organ systems, improves our ability to take care of our most valuable resource. Join Dr. Merrill, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Rutgers University, who has spent 35 years investigating and teaching physiology, for this extremely informative program.
A Living Window Into Chinese Civilization
Experience an exciting presentation on 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture and history, its myths and legends. Presenter Frank Lee will bridge this ancient civilization with our modern world and share some of the most classic stories in Chinese history. He will use Shen Yun Performing Arts and Chinese dance as a cultural lens to bring this culture into the modern day, and to explain how the virtues of Chinese history are being perpetuated by modern artists. All are welcome to this free program! Sponsored by Shen Yun Promotions International.
Glimpses of India - Part II of the Series on India
Exhibits open at 1 p.m.; Celebration of Spring in India starts at 2 p.m.
The second event in the "Glimpses of India" Series will showcase major festivals that mark the welcoming of spring season in India. While the names and timing of festivals vary from region to region, the underlying spirit remains the same. People put the winter blues behind them and celebrate the warmer weather and longer days. Crisp March air and lots of sun, mixed with an array of colors and joyous moods will be sure to cheer anyone who participates in this event. The festivities include food samplings and arts and crafts.
The event is sponsored by the India Association of Garden State, the Indian Cultural Society of East Brunswick, Agraj Seva Kendra and The Library.
April Computer Training at the Library
Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings. In April we will focus on the Microsoft Office suite of classes. This month we are offering three levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel, the Outlook II class, the Introduction to PowerPoint, as well as PC Literacy I and II for computer novices.
Classes for April include:
- Introduction to MS Word , Monday, April 2nd at 7 p.m.;
- Introduction to Microsoft Outlook, Part II, Tuesday, April 3rd at 7 p.m.;
- Excel Basics, Thursday, April 5th at 7 p.m.;
- Microsoft Word II , Monday, April 9th at 7 p.m.;
- PC Literacy I, Wednesday, April 11th at 2 p.m.;
- Introduction to PowerPoint, Thursday, April 12th at 7 p.m.;
- Excel II, Thursday, April 14th at 9:30 a.m.;
- PC Literacy II, Wednesday, April 18th at 2 p.m.;
- Microsoft Word III, Thursday, April 19th 7 p.m.;
- Excel III, Saturday, April 21st at 9:30 a.m.;
- Excel IV, Saturday, April 28th at 9:30a.m.
All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010. Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.
There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.
Beginning with the February class schedule, fees for computer class registrations are NOT refundable, so please be aware that you are making a definite commitment to attend a class when you register. Managing all of the changes in customer computer class registrations has been a very large job and has required staff hours which the library no longer has. The library would ask that you think of this as a small donation for all of the hours that are put in to running the classes.
If you cannot attend
If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered the Library would ask that as a courtesy to other registrants who may be waitlisted for that class that you call 732-390-6767 to cancel your registration or cancel your registration online so that they might have the opportunity to attend.
Waitlisted registrants will be notified by email and/or telephone as soon as there is a vacancy in a class. They will have 24 hours to respond to the notification. If they do not respond within that time frame, the next person on the waiting list will be notified. Once a commitment to attend has been made, that registration is subject to the same cancellation policy noted above. They do not pay unless there is a cancellation and they are admitted to the class proper.
Please call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 for more information.
Korea: Life During the Conflict Years
Join Korean War veteran, Lawrence Soffer for an interesting and informative talk on the everyday life of the Korean people during the conflict years. Soffer served in an Army medical battalion in North Korea in 1950, and during quiet periods he was able to visit small villages. Korean culture, history, religion and economics will be discussed during this informative program. All are welcome to this free program which will include slides from Larry’s personal collection. Sponsored by the Middlesex County Chapter of Brandeis national Committee and the Library.
Stamp Collecting Classics, Present and Future
Monday, March 19; 7 p.m.
Because our library patrons demanded it, the Library has invited stamp connoisseur Larry Rak to talk about his marvelous stamp collection, some of which was on display during February. Join Rak for a discussion about his collection, which includes some pieces from the 19th to 21st centuries, and discusses the future of this wonderful hobby. Rak was invited following a terrific response to the stamps he had on display here at the library. He has been collecting since he was 8, so this is sure to be a treat for stamp collectors, history buffs anyone just looking for an enjoyable evening. This free event is sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission and the Library.
23rd Annual East Brunswick Community Day
Come to the East Brunswick Public Library and Senior Center on Sunday, March 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. for the 23rd Annual East Brunswick Community Day. With more than 40 non-profit and volunteer groups expected to attend, this is a perfect chance to learn about programs and services available to residents and to discover how to become involved in volunteer groups that benefit the town. Come enjoy talent showcases, giveaways, face painting, non-stop entertainment and more. The free event is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services, the Library and the Department on Aging.
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