Board Names New Director
The Trustees of the East Brunswick Public Library are excited to welcome Jennifer Podolsky as the new Director of our Library. Jennifer comes to us with vast experience in the world of public libraries in New Jersey, including in towns, schools and most recently at the New Jersey State Library.

In her role at the State Library, Jennifer traveled the state implementing innovative programs, training librarians, creating opportunity and harnessing grant monies while learning from every library she visited. Jennifer brings to the East Brunswick Library a tremendous skillset that will be an asset to our institution. We look forward to our continued reputation for innovation and excellence as Jennifer joins the exceptional staff of the East Brunswick Library.

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Podolsky to the Library.
What's New at the Library
ACA Enrollment Assistance
Sunday, November 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Library is bringing in certified assisters to provide one-on-one help with enrollment in the federal Marketplace for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans. Bilingual assistance will be available!

Please bring the following to make enrollment quicker and easier:
  • Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal residents)
  • Employer and income information for every member of your household who needs coverage (for example, from pay stubs or W-2 forms-Wage and Tax Statements)
  • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household
National Novel Writing Month [NaNoWriMo]
Come Write-In: Sundays throughout November at 1 p.m.
National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days (or, if you are ages 13-18, you get to choose your goal).

We are an official Come Write-In Location every Sunday throughout November from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. You can drop in and work on your novel with others going through the same experience as you! If you do come and write during any session, you will be invited to the post-NaNoWriMo Party on December 6th!

Friends Events
Fall Friends Meeting: Author Eddie Joyce
Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Library welcome novelist Eddie Joyce at their fall meeting. The Staten Island native's debut novel Small Mercies recounts the story of a working-class Irish-Italian family still struggling with the death of the family's youngest son, a firefighter, in the September 11th attacks.
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Friends Night of Tasting

Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m., the East Brunswick Friends of the Library will host a, "Night of Tasting," celebrating the Friends' recent cookbook, A Literary Feast: A collection of recipes. East Brunswick residents contributed dozens of recipes, and some will prepare a sampling of their submissions for this event.

Tickets are $15, and include a copy of the book at the event. They can be purchased at the circulation desk starting November 1st

Adult Programs & Events
Aging, Exercise, and the Brain
Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Igor Tserlyuk, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will discuss:

  • The effects of aging on muscles, joints, bones, and balance
  • Problems that can result from aging-related issues, such as knee, low back, or inner ear
  • What you can do to prevent or minimize the effects of aging
  • Demonstrate some useful exercises and stretches
  • Q&A session with the physical therapist - your chance to ask about that reoccurring pain from an old injury or something new.
Dr. Tserlyuk is the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Brunswick Physical Therapy. 

The Book and the Cook (Cookbook Club)

Monday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

Test out a new recipe!


This month, please make a holiday side dish and bring a sample to share.


Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

The Writer's Group
Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

The Civil War

Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

The American Civil War was the greatest catastrophe this country ever experienced. It cost 750,000 casualties and changed the face of the nation forever. This lecture covers slavery issues, major battles, weapons used, casualty analysis, and the role of women and minorities.

Martin Mosho is a retired instructor of Mercer County Community College, and has studied the Civil War for over 50 years.

Introduction to Ballroom Dance

Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m.

Bring a partner and learn the basics of some standard ballroom dances. No experience required! Just bring your enthusiasm and comfortable shoes.

Please register only one person per couple.

Manny Rosales has been a part-time instructor with the Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy in North Carolina and the Arthur Murray International Dance Studios.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Health Benefits of Meditation
Tuesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
Engaging Someone with Alzheimer's Disease
Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
Game Night
Thursday, November 19 at 6:45 p.m.
Teen Programs & Events
Hunger Games Trivia Night
Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m.
Grab your friends and be prepared to dust off your Hunger Games knowledge for a night of intense team trivia action! In honor of the final movie coming out this week, we'll be testing ourselves on trivia that encompasses all three Hunger Games books!
Life-Sized Hunger Games Monopoly
Sunday, November 22 at 2 p.m.
Brought to you by Dobby's Favorite Sock, the Library's Harry Potter Alliance Chapter:

Come play our version of life-sized Hunger Games monopoly. Buy up all the property in Panem, win prizes from your District benefactors, and compete to see which tribute will be the winner of this year's Hunger Games. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Teen Crafternoon: Wooden Tile Art
Thursday, November 19 at 3 p.m.
This month we're decoupaging wooden tiles to make mosaics, puzzles, coasters and more! See all the fun things you can make with just a little wooden tile this month at the Library.
Youth Programs & Events

Homework Help

Does your child need a little extra help with their homework? Library teen volunteers are back to help students in grades K-7 with any type of assignment your child has. Walk-in sessions are held in the Youth Services Activity Room on:
  • Sundays 3-5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
  • Thursdays 4-6 p.m.
Chess Club (all ages)
Monday, November 23 at 7 p.m.
Come play a friend or meet others interested in the game of chess. The library will provide boards, pieces, and snacks. 
Book & Reading Discussion Groups
Someone (Alice McDermott)
Thursday, November 12 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work. The moves on to Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn.

For more information, please call Adult Services librarian and discussion facilitator Claudia Link at 732-390-6772.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
World Party! Short Story Discussion Group
Monday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
"The Judgment" by Franz Kafka
Film Festivals
International: The Farewell Party
Tuesday, November 10 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Israel. 2014. 95 minutes. Not Rated.

The inventors of a mercy-killing machine face a moral dilemma when the machine becomes popular with the residents of the retirement home where they live.  This poignant comedy won four Ophir Awards including Best Actor for acclaimed Israeli comedian Ze'ev Revach.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Fine: Mr. Holmes
Tuesday, November 24 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
UK. 2015. 104 minutes. Rated PG.

Nearing the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes struggles with memory loss and must rely upon his housekeeper's son for assistance as he revisits the unsolved case that led to his retirement. Ian McKellen stars in this poignant crime drama directed by Bill Condon.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Library offers computer training classes for those who want to learn the newest versions of software or want to gain basic skills using computers.

All introductory classes are free, upper-level courses are $10 for EBPL cardholders, or $15 for non-cardholders.

You must register for a course to participate. Below is a list of the upcoming classes. We hope to see you there.