Summer Sundays
The East Brunswick Public Library will be closed Sundays until Labor Day. 
Holidays in August
The Library will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, Sunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday.
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Caesar Must Die
Italy-2012-76 minutes-not rated
Inmates in a high-security prison prepare for a performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in this docudrama in which life imitates art.
Tuesday, Aug. 5. * 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Saudi Arabia-2012-98 minutes-rated PG
Against her mother's wishes, a school girl attempts to raise enough money to buy a bicycle in this comic drama written and directed by Saudi Arabia's first female director.
Tuesday, Aug. 12 * 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.   


Enjoy your summer, we'll be back in September. Check our website for the dates. 


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Monday, Sept. 8 & Tuesday, Sept. 9 * 6:30 p.m.
Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen's driver's license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library's Defensive Driving Course. 

 Eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver's license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions. 

Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55.  For both, the cost is $65.  
Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people.    


Sunday, Sept. 7 * 1 p.m. 

We've been waiting all summer for this. Come see the results of our Record.Play teen film competition. We invited teens to create a "trailer" promoting the services, collections and programs of the East Brunswick Library.  At the end of the Festival, the judges will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.    


"Navy Crazy" Book Talk

 Monday, Sept. 22 * 7 p.m.

Meet author Michael Aaron Rockland. 





One-on-One Job Help

The Business Resource Center@East Brunswick Public Library is offering one-on-one job help provided by the Professional Services Group - New Brunswick. An experienced counselor will help you to:
  • Fill out online job applications
  •  Create an email account
  • Explore career options
  • Identify the best job websites and databases

This service is BY APPOINTMENT only. All sessions are held in the library's Business Resource Center. Please call 732-390-6782 or email and schedule a session .

Get Your Resume Reviewed
Are you confident with your current resume?
Are you getting the results you desire with your current resume?If you don't have a resume, could you write an effective one quickly and easily? Is your resume appropriate for your career phase and level of expertise?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions or you're not sure, then you are a perfect candidate for our resume review/writing services. You will meet individually with a Business Resource Center Team Member to review your job goals and how to attain them through your resume.
The $75 fee covers meeting with your coach 2 or 3 times to develop the resume that is best suited to you and your goals. Call 1-732-390-6782 or email  to make an appointment.

Room Rentals

Meeting rooms for events up to 200 persons are available for use for a fee. There is no minimum attendee requirement, no limit to the number of group meetings, and groups are permitted to charge and/or conduct fundraising activities. Click here for rates, insurance requirements, and the policy. We are centrally located in Middlesex County, with easy access to all major highways.

Our rooms are...State-of-the art, handicap accessible, equipped with TV/DVD players, WiFi, a podium and a flip pad. 

Two of our rooms can be set-up in four possible configurations: U-shape, classroom, Seminar, Work Group

A third room can accommodate smaller meetings/trainings The Business Resource Center at the East Brunswick Public Library proctors exams for anyone who is pursuing traditional college degrees, distance learning or certification in a trade or specialty. All exams are proctored by professional librarians in accordance with the guidelines of each institution.
There is a $25 fee for each exam. Payment is required at the time the exam is administered.  The library will accept cash or checks. Checks must be made payable to the East Brunswick Public Library. Contact Rumeli Mukherjee at or call 732-390-6782.


East Brunswick Public Library
2 Jean Walling Civic Center Dr.
East Brunswick, N.J. 08816
 Director's Corner August 2014
EBTV Has Moved,  EBPLay Media Lab is open! 


By now I trust that all our residents are aware that EBTV has been moved by Comcast Cable to Channel 26.  This change only affects Comcast Cable subscribers.  EBTV keeps everyone up to date on township news, events, council meetings, high school sports and special announcements - so come see us on our new channel 26.  This move does not affect Verizon Fios customers who can still view EBTV on channels 37 and 38.


Have you dropped by the library yet to try out our new digital media lab - EBPLay?   The library's IT department have been busy adding new Photoshop software and teaching some classes on the editing suite that is now available on the apple computers in the lab.  The digital media lab has a little something for everyone!   So if you have a few days off and want to have some fun learning a new skill to create movies or a special photo montage, be sure to drop by the library and ask for a tour of EBPLay.


MaryEllen Firestone, Library Director

Read This Book on EBTV!
Read This Book
Get book recommendations from the experts! Check out our online book reviews by some of your favorite  librarians.

This month, Jill D'Amico talks about "This Is How You Lose Her," by Junot Diaz.
What's New
EBTV will be now be seen on Comcast Channel 26 instead of 3. Don't forget, you can watch EBTV any time by visiting Watch as we broadcast or select one of hundreds of programs from our On Demand library.

For Verizon FiOS customers, EBTV will continue to be broadcast on channels 37 and 38.

Sign up for Zinio

Library cardholders can now enjoy their favorite magazines from their mobile device, laptop or computer with Zinio eMagazines. Enjoy more than 50 of the most popular magazines spanning fashion, cooking, home, business, gardening, crafts, and so much more!


News users must register by creating two (2) accounts:  One to check out magazines and a Reader account to read the checked out magazines via streaming or in the Zinio app on your mobile device.  Please call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767 for questions or to arrange for one-on-one assistance from a librarian.  


Final Cut Pro Workshops
Tuesday, Aug. 12 * 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23 * 12 p.m.
EBPLay, the Library's media lab, includes five Mac computer work stations, all with Final Cut Pro, digital editing software, so that patrons of all ages can edit and produce their own movie masterpieces. This workshop is designed to introduce beginners on how to use the software.  The workshop is free and limited to 10 people.

Funding for the EBPlay Media Lab was provided by the New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative whose services are funded by the New Jersey State Library, which is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and funding of the New Jersey Library Network.  


Adult Summer Reading Club! Win a Galaxy Tablet
Sign up now for our Adult Summer  Reading Club and you can win a prize a week, and one grand prize when it's all over. The Summer Reading Club will run June 23 through Aug. 15. Keep track of the number of books you read to be eligible for weekly gift card drawings, or the grand prize - a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
Enter online at or at the library. For more information, please call 732-390-6767.   

Go to the calendar on our website, , to find out about future events and programs. To find library resources related to the program topics, look for book/DVD/CD/audiobook displays during the week the program is presented and/or ask a librarian.


Healthy Seasonal Eating

Thursday, August 7 * 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Learn recipes and techniques to make the most of the summer harvest! Overrun by turnips? Greens for days? Too many tomatoes?


Learn the freshest, healthiest ways to use the summer harvest. Join us as the NJ Agricultural Society and Farmers Against Hunger demonstrate culinary techniques, nutrition info and share recipes for seasonal eating. Learn about CSAs - consumer supported agriculture - and how eating local and healthy is easy in the garden state.


Saturday, August 9 * 10 a.m.-noon 
Bring your favorite needlecraft project and tap into Sandy's expertise to get past those problem spots! Whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, embroider or other needlework, come drop in at your convenience for tips and enjoy Sandy's expert advice and the camaraderie of fellow crafters. There will be a sign-in sheet, and Sandy will give one-on-one advice in order of the sign-ins. All levels welcome. This is a regular monthly program on second Saturdays.

Sponsored by The Friends of The Library  

Making Your Foreign Education Count in the U.S.
Thursday, August 14 * 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn how to make the education you worked so hard to get lead you to success. This seminar will focus on how you can use your international education for further education, employment or professional licensing; discuss job strategies and key steps to employment; and learn about local programs that assist immigrant professionals.
This program is designed for immigrants who hold foreign academic qualifications and are seeking employment.  


Sports Journalism - Kelli Whiteside

Tuesday, August 19 * 1 to 3 p.m.
Kelli Whiteside will share experiences of her illustrious sports writing career.  She was a lead sports writer with USA Today for 14 years, covering seven Olympics and eight World Cups as well as the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, NHL and major college sports.  She recently returned from the Sochi Winter Olympics and the World Cup.


Game Design Club
Saturday, Aug. 2 * 12:30 p.m.
For Teens and Tweens ages 10 and up.

Learn how to make games of all kinds, from board games to video games, in this unique library program. Each meeting features a different kind of game!  


TAG - Teen Action Group

Monday, Aug. 4 * 7 to 8 p.m.
Join the Teen Action Group and have a say in the library's teen programs!  Help plan fun activities for you and your friends at the library, participate in creative activities, and tell us what you'd like to see in the library's collection.  Each TAG meeting counts toward 1 hour of community service credits!  Open to teens 13 - 18 years old.  No need to sign up, just show up and join the TAG list!


Gamers Guild
Tuesdays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 * 6:30 to 9 p.m. 

Gamers Guild has returned! Please join us as we play Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering every other week at the library throughout the summer!

Tween/Teen Tech Club

Saturday, Aug. 9 * 2 to 4 p.m.  

Come to our drop-in Tech club for teens and tweens ages 10 and up. We'll be checking out new and different technology and design topics and getting some hands-on experience with different types of technology.


End of Summer Reading Club Party

Friday, Aug. 15 * 12:30 p.m. 

Celebrate all the reading you did this summer with our teen End of Summer Reading Party! Refreshments will be served and our big prizes will be raffled off! Come check out the gift bags full of goodies and decide where you want your hard-earned raffle tickets to go! Find out if you are the winner of the 7" HD Kobo Tablet!   
Questions? Visit Jessica in the Teen Space or email her:

PSAT Practice Test

Saturday, Aug. 16 *  12 p.m. 

PSAT Practice Test brought to us by Kaplan. Ready to take the PSAT's? Come to a free practice test session provided by Kaplan. Test begins promptly at 12pm. Bring your #2 pencil and a calculator. Registration is required. Contact Jessica Schneider with questions


SAT Practice Test

Saturday, Aug. 23 * 12 p.m.

SAT Practice Test brought to us by Kaplan. Ready to take the SAT's? Come to a free practice test session provided by Kaplan. Test begins promptly at 12pm. Bring your #2 pencil and a calculator. Registration is required. Contact Jessica Schneider with questions


The Geek League  

Saturday, Aug. 2 * 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 9 * 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 11* 6 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23 8 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Stop by and have the tech savvy teens of the East Brunswick Public Library's "Geek League" help you with that tricky new gadget. Teens in the Geek League are available to help create an email or Facebook account and answer other basic computer questions. They are there to coach adults to be more comfortable with electronic gadgets such as cell phones and ereaders. Just bring your gadget and any manuals and cords it comes with.


Please note that non-wi-fi devices generally need software pre-installed on your computer...please bring your laptop as well.
Computer Training


Sign Up Now for Computer Training Courses

Courses in August include offerings for beginners to experts. Classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students each.  

All Intro and Level 1 Courses are Free. There is a $10 fee for all others. Fees will be added to a cardholder's account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Non-cardholders will be charged $15 and must pay at the time of registration.