Tracey Baptiste at Foundation Author Dinner Sept. 14

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New York Times best-selling author Tracey Baptiste will soon publish the third book in her popular middle grade book series about Jumbies. What is a Jumbie? You may not want to find out.  She is also the author of the New York Times best-selling middle grade book Minecraft: The Crash. The after-hours gala, which will feature a Caribbean theme, will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Ticket purchase will include her newest book The Jumbie God’s Revenge, a book-signing, appetizers, dinner, dessert, beverages, and an author talk by Tracey. Tickets are $65 each.

Learn more about Tracey Baptiste at 

Friends of the Library Concert Series Presents The Pettet Sisters

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. 

Meeting Room A/B.

The Friends of the Library Concert Series presents The Pettet Sisters on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B. Bring the whole family; it’s sure to be a good time!

The Pettets will perform a variety of popular vocals in a free, lively concert for music lovers of all ages. Ashley and Kristen have distinguished themselves on Broadway, television, and in movies. They have performed at the White House, can be heard singing in movies including Stepmom, and were featured on the ABC special Sisters in Showbusiness.

For more information about the Pettets, visit

The Friends of the Library Concert Series presents live musical performances several dates throughout the year.

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Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.

College Planning & Financial Seminar

College Planning & Financial Seminar

Doug Schorpp, Registered Investment Advisor from Schorpp Capital Management in East Brunswick will speak about college financial planning. Come listen to an important discussion on how to learn about the best way to maximize the amount of Financial aid you can receive for college!  Learn about the important FAFSA form.  Listen to best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient way, even if you are not eligible for need-based aid.  It is never too early to begin planning for your child’s future.  Highly recommended for families’ with high school freshman to juniors. Registration is requested online at here or by calling or visiting the Library Information Desk, 732-329-4000 x7286

Author Talk with Sarada Chiruvolu

Author Talk with Sarada Chiruvolu
Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B
Home at Last: A Meditation Primer is a new book recently released nationwide by local author Sarada Chiruvolu. It takes the reader on a profound journey on the road toward enlightenment based on the author’s direct experience.

She writes about common obstacles faced during meditation and the simple techniques to progress. The author will discuss her book and will have copies of it for purchase and signing.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Library. 

Stars, Galaxies & Black Holes

Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B

Learn more about the recent detection of a Black Hole. An article on  recently announced “A Black Hole in a distant galaxy has been eating a star for nearly a decade.”

“In a distant galaxy, a staggering 1.8 billion light years from Earth, a black hole is eating a star.  This is a colossal, titanic event; the gravity from the black hole literally rips the star apart and consumes the entrails, generating soul-vaporizing amounts of energy in the process.”

Mike Buttitta, a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and Endeavor Fellow, New Jersey and NJTEEA/ITEEA State Affiliate Rep, willl give another of his informative talks tonight. Hear the latest cosmological news about what is being discovered in the universe.

And, save the date: July 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the Moon Landing.

SBPL How-To Festival

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Have you ever wondered how to download audiobooks for your commute, find Consumer Reports ratings for free, or learn productivity hacks for your phone? All that and more will be covered at the first SBPL How-To Fest!

Stop by the library on Saturday, June 8 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for short, interactive lessons on how to do everyday things better, faster, and smarter. You will be able to test out your new skills while you’re here.

Topics include: How to find a great beach read – How to 3D print – How to learn computer programs, from Word to web development – How to prepare for your job search – How to pick a new refrigerator – and more!

It’s a fun way to learn more about the library and the friendly staff that will help you along the way. There will be prizes, giveaways, and games! No registration needed, just stop by the Information Desk.

Vendors Needed for Flea Market / Craft Fair at SBPL

Submit registration form by July 1st


Calling all vendors! Join us at our 2nd Annual Flea Market/Craft Fair on Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


To participate, a vendor registration form must be submitted by June 1. Vendor fee varies: $20 (no table provided); $25 (table provided); and $30 (indoor space preferred). Participation is subject to approval; DO NOT send payment until approval has been confirmed.


Please include a description on the registration form of what you intend to sell. Your merchandise photos welcome; they may be used in online/print event promotions.


For more details, see the printable registration form below. Printed forms are also available at the Library. Submission deadline is June 1. Forms may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed. See mailing details on the form. For more information, contact Saleena Davidson at .


New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar – Taxation University

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Thursday, May 23rd

10 a.m. – 12 p. m.

The New Jersey State Library is working with the Taxation University. the training and outreach unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation, to offer workshops for businesses and entrepreneurs in libraries.

This course will teach you about:

  • Taxable products and services
  • New Jersey Exemption Certificates
  • Collecting New Jersey Sales Tax
  • Filing Sales and Use Tax returns

You can register for this event by following this link or by calling the Information Desk at 732-329-400 ext. 7286.