Introducing Our Museum Pass Program
The East Brunswick Public Library is excited to announce its museum pass program!  This new program allows library cardholders to gain free admission to select museums by reserving day passes through the library's website.  Currently, there are five museums to choose from; The Academy of Natural Sciences, The Frick Collection, Grounds for Sculpture, Guggenheim and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  The museum pass program is sponsored by The East Brunswick Friends of the Library.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
What's New at the Library
Defensive Driving Course
Part I - Wednesday, January 27 from 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Part II - Thursday, January 28 from 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Erase the points on your driving record, and save money on your car insurance. Sign up for a NJ approved class taught by an experienced police detective/accident investigator.

  • $65 - 2-point reduction and insurance discount
  • $55 - insurance discount
To register, download registration form and mail or hand deliver to Library by Friday, January 22.  Click to download the form here.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Looking for Presenters at Maker Fest 2016
Proposal Deadline: Saturday, January 30 at 5 p.m.
The Library will be holding its second annual Maker Fest on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

The Maker movement celebrates do-it-yourself culture in. This all-ages Fest showcases the innovation, creativity and resourcefulness of our community.

If you have a project or skill that you'd like to share with the community, please fill out a proposal form no later than Saturday, January 30 at 5 p.m.
Adult Programs & Events
CONCERT: American Composers
Sunday, January 10 at 2 p.m.
Come see the Two Counties Symphonic Band perform some of the great works by American Composers such as Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, John Williams, and Leonard Bernstein.

The Two Counties Symphonic Band is a small, 25 piece symphonic band, made up of musicians from both Monmouth and Middlesex counties. They perform classical, broadway, film, pop, and big band music.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Job Searching & Résumés Workshop
Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m.
Seeking employment is a full-time job. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Find jobs using effective job search techniques
  • Write a résumé that will get your foot in the door
  • Learn about services and training opportunities available at the One Stop Career Centers
This program is presented by the Middlesex County Workforce Development Board.

Registration is required. Contact Martha Hess at mhess@ebpl.org or call 732-390-6767.

Game Night for Adults

Thursday, January 21 at 6:45 p.m.

[click here for more information]

Crafter Dark: Damaged Book Art
Wednesday, January 27 at 7 p.m.
Sometimes books are damaged, with stained pages or ripped covers. We will be turning these books into works of art.
Teen Programs & Events
Winter League of Legends Tournament
Friday, January 8 at 5 p.m.
[Registration Required] This is an after hours event for teens 13 - 19.

The rules are the same, $5 to play or spectate. Everyone gets pizza and snacks, players can play in our 1v1 or 5v5 brackets.

To register for this tournament you must register on two websites:


Players cannot play if they have not signed up on BOTH sites.

Any questions about this event should be directed to Jessica at: jschneider@ebpl.org.
NEW! Teen Book Club
Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m.
A NEW book club for teens at EBPL! This program is for teens 13+ Bring your favorite book or the book you are currently reading! For the first meeting we will talk about our favorite books and then decide how we want the club to work and what books we'd like to read.
Youth Programs & Events
Winter Reading Challenge is Back!
This year we are challenging readers of all ages to step outside of their comfort zone by reading different genres or types of books during the months of January and February.

Pick up your reading passport at the library and collect a stamp for each different kind of book that you read: Humor, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Fantasy/SciFi, Graphic novels, Realistic fiction, and Informational books.

If you can complete the challenge by reading six different kinds of books, bring your passport back to the library for a special prize. Happy Reading!!!
Book & Reading Discussion Groups
Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together tumbles into chaos, forcing them to confront the long-kept secrets that have been slowly pulling them apart.

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, January 11 at 7:00 p.m.
"Fiesta, 1980by Juno Diaz
Popular Film Festival
Ricki and the Flash
Tuesday, January 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

USA. 2015. 101 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Ricki, a musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock 'n roll stardom, returns home to make amends with her family. Directed by Jonathan Demme, this dramatic comedy stars Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Martian
Tuesday, January 19 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
USA. 2015. 141 minutes. Rated PG-13.

When astronaut Mark Watney is stranded on Mars, he struggles to survive and to send a signal back to Earth in this science fiction epic directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Matt Damon.

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.