JUNE 2016

What's New at the Library
Deadline for Submissions for the Record.Play Film Festival
Sunday, June 5

We're accepting submissions for the Record.Play Film Festival through Sunday, June 5. This year's theme is "Explore," and is open to all New Jersey residents and students. Age categories include Youth (under 12), Teen (13-18), and Adult (19 and over). For more information and to submit, please visit www.ebpl.org/recordplay.
Summer Reading: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!
We're gearing up for Summer Reading! We have special challenges for the whole family-kids, tweens, teens and adults! It's a great way to catch up on your reading and earn a chance to win prizes! Visit www.ebpl.org/src to sign up, and look out for a special video coming soon.
Record.Play Film Festival Screening & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.

The Library will screen the entries for the 2016 Record.Play Film Festival. This red carpet awards ceremony celebrates the talent of filmmakers throughout the state. This year's theme is "Explore."
Coming Soon
Insectropolis - Bugs on the Go (ages 5+)
Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30 or 11:15 a.m.

Registration is required and will begin on June 20.

Multi-legged visitors from Insectropolis, an insect learning center, will be visiting the library this summer!

This program will include live arthropods, and pinned specimens. Come and learn interesting facts about these special insects.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Adult Programs & Events
Easy Steps to Sort & Store Paperwork and Photographs
Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Are you are stuck under piles of paperwork and boxes of photographs? If so, this event is for you! Join us for a humorous look at the common pitfalls of figuring out how to deal with them.

Aside from a good laugh you'll walk away with useful tips and the exact steps to take to tackle these projects starting today!

Jamie Novak has been seen on HGTV and QVC and recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart's Whole Living. She is the author of multiple bestsellers, including Keep This, Toss That!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
NEW: Handcrafters Club
Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
Bring a current or new project to work on while you enjoy conversation with other crafty people!
This is a drop-in program.
Internet Security: Spyware, Viruses, and Identity Theft
Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
Mr. Cohen will discuss how to protect yourself from spyware, viruses, and keep your identity safe in this
digital age.
Chaim Cohen is the AP computer science teacher and the Code Club advisor at East Brunswick High School.
Teen Programs & Events
Finals Study Hall
Sundays, June 5 & 12 from 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 from 1-5 p.m.
Get ready for finals with our Youth Council tutors! Take time to study uninterrupted in our meeting rooms with the help from Youth Council volunteers. Snack breaks and other activities to help you relax and get in the best mindset to study will also be provided.
Teen Action Group
Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m.
This will be the *last meeting* for the Teen Action Group until September.  Anyone interested in joining the group and volunteering over the summer with TAG must attend this meeting.  Watch for changes to this volunteer group coming in the Fall!
Teen Summer Reading Kickoff at Barnes & Noble
Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at
Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick
Get your summer started off on the right foot with this awesome event. Come see some of your favorite local YA authors, ask them questions, and get your books signed!

This year we're welcoming Sandy Hall (A Little Something Different, Signs Point to Yes), Jennifer Doktorski (The Summer After You And Me), Crissa Chappell (Narc, More Than Good Enough), Lindsay Ribar (The Art of Wishing), and Phoebe North (Starglass) to our 2nd annual summer reading YA author panel!

Sign up for our summer reading program during the event and be entered to win an entire set of signed books by all the authors.
Teen Writers Workshop
June 21 through July 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for our annual summer Teen Writer's Workshop, led by Flora Kim. Take time to work on your epic trilogy, short story, or poetry! The workshop will run for 6 weeks.
Youth Programs & Events
David Darwin - One Man Sideshow (all ages)
Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m.
David presents a fun show of juggling, comedy and some amazing feats. He even sings with both legs behind his head in an act that earned him a semi-finalist spot on "America's Got Talent." Fun for the whole family with lots of audience participation.

Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program begins.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library


Registration for these programs will begin on Monday, June 13 by calling Youth Services at 732-390-6789.

The Carnival of Animals (ages 3-5)

Monday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

Children are invited to listen to music, move like animals, and play musical instruments while learning about The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.  This 45-minute program begins at 2:00 and is for children accompanied by an adult. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Get in the Game with Marching Band

Monday, June 27 at 4 p.m.

Children are invited to attend Get in the Game with Marching Band, an interactive program featuring the instruments in the marching band.  Participants will be able to try playing - and marching with - the instruments!  This program runs from 4:00 to 4:45. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Book Discussion Group
Book Discussion Group: TransAtlantic (Colum McCann)
Thursday, June 9 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Newfoundland, 1919: Two aviators set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Dublin, 1845 and '46: On an international lecture tour in support of his autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause, despite suffering famine-related hardships. New York 1998: Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion.

Reserve your copy here.

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
Popular Film: Race
Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
 USA. 2015. 134 minutes. Rated PG. 

RACE tells the true story of Jesse Owens, whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics. This drama about courage, determination, tolerance and friendship features a winning performance from Stephan James as the legendary athlete.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Watch the trailer below.

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.