Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The library offers Defensive Driving Classes. Sign up and get a discount on your car insurance.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen’s driver’s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s Defensive Driving Course. Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, and Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver’s license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions. Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Patrons will be able to pick up reserves, pay fines and fees and check out media without going to the circulation desk.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The East Brunswick Public Library will install two ExpressCheck machines next month, allowing customers to check out and renew books, pay fines and fees and pick up reserves all at the touch of a button and without waiting in line at the Circulation Desk. The machines will be placed near the front of the library on Feb. 14, and library staff members are confident that customers will love the convenience and speed of ExpressCheck. “Since the library serves such a wide range of customers, it is necessary for us to constantly offer a range of options for our residents,” said Library Director MaryEllen Firestone. “ExpressCheck machines allow customers to pay their fines and fees via credit/debit card, a major convenience that is long overdue …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Working "behind the scenes," Frank Day made a difference at the library.
There isn’t a person who works at the East Brunswick Public Library that he doesn’t know, and there isn’t an inch of the building that he isn’t familiar with. For 18-plus years, Frank Day has called the library home, and for much of that time, it’s been his responsibility to keep the building going. Whether that meant making sure the vending and coffee machines were working, or if the HVAC, electrical and plumbing kept going, he was always up for the job. “There is no such thing as an average day,” said Frank. “Every day is new. Something every day needs to be replaced, from the electrical, to the blinds, to desks.” In December, Frank decided that nearly 20 years of being one of the faces of the library was enough and at the end of 2011, …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This month's display at the East Brunswick Public Library is by Richard Grotyohann.
The work of artist Richard Grotyohann will be on display at the East Brunswick Public Library this month. Grotyohann is a self-taught artist living in Central New Jersey. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from Rutgers University, both in chemical engineering. The exhibit, titled "The Engineer as Artist," is sponsored by the East Brunswick Arts Commission.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Mark Zacharia show kids and their parents the wonders of magic, last week at the library.
Magician Mark Zacharia performed Thursday, July 27, as part of the East Brunswick Public Library's summer reading program, a Midsummer Night's Read. The show, entitled Medieval Daze and Knights, let Zacharia share stories of merlin, King Arthur, and more.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Visit with magician Mark Zacharia at the library and explore magic and medieval magicians.
Mark Zacharia remembers when his father introduced him to magic. “I was six and my dad pulled a quarter out of my ear,” the Scotch Plains-based professional magician says. “And I’ve been looking for more ever since.” On July 27, those who attend Mark’s program at the East Brunswick Public Library will be able to help him. While they’re there, they might also serve as a magical assistant, get to play in a kazoo symphony, and spend time in the company of a professional magician who loves performing for kids. “I always did magic as a hobby,” Zacharia says, adding that he turned his hobby into his profession about 15 years ago. “It was a wonderful opportunity for me to never grow up.” Zacharia has performed at countless libraries, corporate …
Monday, January 3, 2011
The Library's Business Resource Center offers help to job seekers and business owners.
Visions of a great new job, or the next hugely successful business are where every success story starts. But the next step, for many, may not be so easy. That's why the East Brunswick Public Library is opening the Business Resource Center. Opening today, the BRC will offer resume and cover letter reviews, faxing, scanning, copying, passport services, research services and a variety of courses on how to take advantage of computer software to position yourself for success. The library's first course will be held Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Schedule an hour and a half appointment and get guidance on how to update your resume and cover letter. Be sure to bring a copy of your resume and cover letter when you register. There is a $75 fee for …
Sunday, January 2, 2011
The Local TV station won three Outstanding Video awards for 2010.
EBTV may be East Brunswick's local TV channel, but its programming is being recognized throughout the state. EBTV won three Outstanding Video awards in the 2010 JAM Video Festival, sponsored by the Jersey Access Group, and the Alliance for Community Media, Mid-Atlantic Region. "At Home with Pegi," hosted by Pegi Ballister-Howells; "On the History Trail," hosted by Mark Nonestied, and "This Week in East Brunswick" were recognized on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at an awards ceremony at The Armory in Perth Amboy. EBTV Producer, Dave Ambrosy, produces both "At Home with Pegi" and "On the History Trail." EBTV Manager, Cindy O'Connor, is executive producer of "This Week in East Brunswick," the longest-running, government produced weekly video news …