APRIL 2016

What's New at the Library
42nd Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale
Monday, April 4 through Sunday, April 10
Brunswick Square Mall, 755 Route 18, East Brunswick
The 42nd Annual Friends of the Library Book & Media Sale will be held from April 4th through 10th at the Centre Court in the Brunswick Square Mall (755 NJ Route 18, East Brunswick). The sale, which annually draws thousands of people from the region, is much anticipated by book bargain lovers.

Thousands of books, videos, audio books, DVDs, and CDs for all ages and interests will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the East Brunswick Public Library. An exclusive Preview Sale will be held on Monday, April 4th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The cost is $25 per person at the door. The full Sale opens to the public at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, April 6th, there will be a free children's event from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Defensive Driving Course
Part I - Tuesday, April 12 from 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Part II - Wednesday, April 13 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 Wednesday, April 6. Click to download the form here.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Record.Play Film Competition and Festival Announces Theme
The theme for the 2016 Record.Play Film Competition and Festival is EXPLORE.

This festival has youth, teen, and adult age categories.

Visit www.ebpl.org/recordplay in a few weeks for more information!
Adult Programs & Events
Network @ The Library with ReferenceUSA
Database Training
Wednesday, April 6 at 11 a.m.
We welcome all job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to join us for this special, 2-hour program. Learn how to harness the power of the free ReferenceUSA Database on the library website.

Special guest speaker Bill Loges, Account Executive of Infogroup in Omaha, Nebraska, will teach you the tricks of searching the ReferenceUSA database to:
  • Target potential employers by location, business type, employee size, sales, executive names, and more
  • Search 2.5 million real-time job openings
  • Develop a client list and find new customers
  • See who recently moved into the neighborhood
  • Free Credit Scores
  • UCC Filings
  • Latest Industry News
  • Business Demographics

A free lunch will be served, courtesy of Infogroup. Please R.S.V.P. to Karen Parry by calling 732-390-6764.
Is Cancer Due to Bad Genes or Just Bad Luck?
Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Michael J. Nissenblatt, a board certified internist and oncologist, will be speaking about what causes cancer, whether it's due to family history or lifestyle choices and if there's anything people can do to prevent it. The event is presented in association with the Cancer Support Community (Central New Jersey) and the library's Just For the Health of It! consumer health initiative.

Attendees need to pre-register ahead of time by calling (908) 658-5400.
Rev Up Your Recall: How to Remember the People You Meet
Thursday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Are you bad with names? Have you ever forgotten the name of the nice person you spent 20 minutes talking to at your neighbor's party? WILF at Home presents Rev Up Your Recall: How to Remember the People You Meet, a fun and interactive class that will help you identify why names are hard to remember, and teach you the tools to more effectively manage information and improve your recall for names. The program is 90 minutes with questions and answers.

Presented by David Rosenberg, MSW, MBA ; Executive Director of WILF at Home.
Teen Programs & Events
Teen Library Connection Summer Program Information Sessions Begin!
Multiple sessions below
Get the inside scoop on what college life is really like at this event! EBHS graduates will return for one night only to talk about their experiences so far at their various undergraduate institutions.  No question is off limits!It's that time of year again! If you are interested in volunteering this summer at the library, sign up for one of our three TLC information sessions to get your application!

The Teen Library Connection Summer Volunteer program (TLC) is for teens entering 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades in the Fall.

TLC participants apply to volunteer at the library for two consecutive weeks from June to August. Each week your group works on a big program for the Youth Services department which is put on at the end of the week.
TLC 2016 will run from June 27th to August 5th.  There is a $10 participation fee.

If you wish to participate in this program, you must attend one of our three information sessions to be eligible for this program and to receive an application. Participants will only receive an application after they have attended an information session. Applications will not be given out to those who do not attend a session.

Register for a session by clicking on the links below or through our calendar:
Teen Poetry Workshop
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library with this special poetry workshop for teens 13 and up who are interested in improving their poetry skills and getting feedback from their peers!

Flora Kim, Senior Bibliographic Specialist at Princeton University and Alex Papanicolopoulos, Bound Brook High School English teacher, will be leading this workshop.
Teen Crafternoon: Sock Bunnies
Thursday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us every month on the 3rd Thursday in the Teen Space for a new craft project.

For April, we're making our own Sock Bunnies! Bring a stray sock or use one of ours to make your own sock bunny (or creature).

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Spring League of Legends Tournament
Friday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.
League of Legends fever has returned to the library this spring! Join us for this fun 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 please check the teen page for more information. www.ebpl.org/teens

Any questions about this event should be directed to Jessica at: jschneider@ebpl.org.

Youth Programs & Events
YS Celebrates National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, we will have a Poet-tree in the YS Department. Take a glance at our poetry display for some good ideas or create your own. We'll add your special poems to our Poet-tree all spring long!

Poem Spinners are a fun way to make your own poem! Kids grades 3 and up can create a free form poem that spins.
The Tween Book Club will be reading books in verse. Ask a librarian to find a great book in verse for you.

Read to a Service Dog (grades K-5)

Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m.

[click here for more information]

Book Discussion Group
Book Discussion Group: We are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Karen Flower)
Thursday, April 14 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Coming of age in middle America, eighteen-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister.

For more information, please call Adult Services librarian and discussion facilitator Claudia Link at 732-390-6772.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Film Festivals
International Film: Rust and Bone
Tuesday, April 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
France/Belgium. 2012. 120 minutes. Rated R.

An animal trainer is courted by a former boxer and single father after she suffers a horrible accident at the marine park where she works. This romantic drama starring Marion Cotillard is directed by Jacques Audiard.

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 computer skills.

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.