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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.

The evening celebrates 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.

There is a door prize--an ultimate chef's basket.

Tickets are $15 at the door, and include a copy of the book at the event.
Best Books of 2015
Saturday, December 5 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Looking for gift suggestions?

Just want to stock up on reading for the holidays?

Join library staff as we share our picks for the best of 2015 for all ages and genres.

Refreshments will be served.
Doctor Who Holiday Party
Monday, December 21 at 6 p.m.
Craft, snack, and enjoy some of our favorite holiday episodes!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Technology Week: December 6 - 12
Intro to Personal Drones (all ages)
Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
Learn about:
  • Flight Safety
  • Rules for Flying
  • Appropriate Use of Drones
  • Flight Demonstration
Chaim Cohen is the AP computer science teacher and the Code Club advisor at East Brunswick High School.
Filming with Mobile Technology (all ages)
Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m.

[Registration Required] With mobile technology, anyone can become a filmmaker.

Zack Morrison will show you how to use your device to make your movie come to life.

You must register online here.

Zack Morrison is an award-winning writer, director, and cinematographer currently pursuing his Master of Fine Art degree in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University.  He has created many short films, both fiction and documentary, that have screened at festivals around the world.
Film Editing & Green Screen Drop-In (all ages)
Thursday, December 10 at 6 p.m.
Drop into the EBPlay Media Lab and ask any questions about Final Cut Pro X and learn the basics of using a green screen and how to use Chroma Key Compositing in Final Cut Pro XTeens.

Or, come use our Green Screen and mobile tripods to create your own video. You must bring your own mobile device.

Anthony Pagliuco is a producer at EBTV.
Hour of Code (teens)
Friday, December 11 at 5 p.m.
[Registration Required] This is an after-hours event for teens 13+. Join us for our 2nd Annual Hour of Code academy, for begins through experts! Learn to code, try out new technologies (including a 3D printer and Arduino), and explore the diverse world of programming. All participants will get a free T-shirt. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Super Science for Kids (ages 6-12)
Saturday, December 12 at 2 and 3:30 p.m.
[Registration Required] LEGO enthusiasts, have fun building your favorite adventure from a Star Wars galaxy that is far, far away. Projects will include age-appropriate new models and the best of some of the older models.
Registration will begin on Monday, November 30. 

Please call Youth Services at 732-390-6789 to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Adult Programs & Events
CONCERT: Sinatra's Birthday Celebration
Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission, The Central Jersey Wind Ensemble with celebrate Sinatra's 100th Birthday with a concert featuring the music of  Benny Goodman, Count Basie, "Guys and Dolls" with vocalist Patsy Palma.
Free English Conversation Groups - Registration Sessions
Monday, December 7 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Need to practice speaking English? Join us for
free English Conversation Groups!

For more information call Literacy NJ at
732-906-5456 or email
In-Person Health Insurance Enrollment
Monday, December 7 from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Representatives will be available to assist patrons with their Affordable Care Act questions. Get one-on-one assistance with searching, selecting, renewing or enrolling for health care in the federal Healthcare Marketplace. Bilingual assistance is available!

Limited walk-in spots. Please call 732-390-6772 for an appointment.
Trivia Night
Wednesday, December 9 at 7 p.m.
CONCERT: East Brunswick Community Chorus
Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.
Come enjoy the voices of the East Brunswick Community Chorus in their annual holiday concert.

Co-sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.

Cookbook Challenge Battle: Cookie

Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m.

Prove your culinary prowess by trying a new cookie recipe you've never made before!

Bring some cookies to share and the recipe.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Teen Programs & Events
Guided Meditation for Teens
Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 27 at 1:30 p.m.
Today's teens struggle with enormous stress and anxiety, both in the classroom and in their daily lives.  Join Lauren LeClair as she helps us cultivate a meditation practice and teaches us useful mindfulness techniques to help us all deal with our daily stressors.  These programs are designed to promote success in all areas of life: academic, social, athletic, and creative.
Writers Workshop Wrap-Up Party with Sandy Hall
Saturday, December 19 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate the completion of the Teen Writers Workshop! The writers will be showing off their published work and get to meet Sandy Hall, author of A Little Something Different and Signs Point to Yes.  Everyone is welcome to attend and hear all the authors whether they attended the workshop or not!
Candy Confections
Tuesday, December 29 at 7 p.m.
Come create your own candy confections. We're making Lego gummies, chocolate treats, and more!
Youth Programs & Events
Homework Help
Polar Express Storytime at Barnes & Noble (all ages)
Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m.
A special storytime and craft with Aaron at the East Brunswick Barnes & Noble. Wrapping will be available by the EBPL Friends of the Library.

The Barnes & Noble is located at Brunswick Square, 753 NJ Route 18 #318.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Canvas Painting by Artist People (grades 3+)
Saturday, December 5 at 2:30 p.m.
Bubble Trouble with Jeff Boyer (all ages)
Tuesday, December 29 at 6:30 p.m.
A bubble volcano. A bubble roller coaster.

A kid in a bubble?

Jeff takes bubbles to the max in this bubble extravaganza that includes comedy, music, and bubble magic with lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole family!

Free tickets 30 minutes before the program begins.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Touch the Music (ages 4+)
Wednesday, December 30 at 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Touch the Music is a hands-on music program that introduces children of all ages to the fascinating world of musical instruments.   After listening to the "Nutcracker," Touch the Music owner Claudia Lemmerz will introduce several instruments we heard in the Nutcracker music: violin, harp, Glockenspiel, castanets, bells, triangles and more. After she demonstrates each instrument, the children have the opportunity to try them all out. 

Registration is required. Please call 732-390-6789.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Happy "Noon" Year! (all ages)

Thursday, December 31 at 11 a.m.

Bring in the new year a few hours early.

Join us for cookies & a craft, and be ready to count down the "Noon" Year!

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the county food pantry. 

Co-sponsored by the MOMS Club
Book & Reading Discussion Groups
Etta and Otto and Russell and James (Emma Hooper)
Thursday, December 10 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands. But with Etta gone, the memories come crowding in, and Otto struggles to keep them at bay.

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.
"A Pension Planby Ha Jin (From A Good Fall, 2009)

According to the NY Times, this story tells how "the struggle for money is bathed in rich ironies; love and tenderness are allowed to complicate matters. Mr. Sheng, the central character, is suffering from 'a kind of senile dementia' and almost falls in love with his caregiver, who narrates the story with considerable delicacy. What emerges is an affecting portrait of Mr. Sheng's need for love, coupled with the narrator's own struggle to achieve both dignity and gainful employment."
Film Festivals
International Film: Diplomacy
Tuesday, December 15 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Israel. 2014. 95 minutes. Not Rated.France/Germany-2014-84 minutes-Not Rated

In the summer of 1944, Hitler vows to destroy Paris rather than let it fall into the hands of the Allies. His plan is foiled by Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling, who persuades the German military governor to save the city. This tensio-filled character study is directed by Volker Schlondorff.

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.