Makers Day 2019

Maker's Day | March 22nd & 23rd 2019

Friday, March 22nd | Saturday, March 23rd

Join us for this annual state-wide celebration of “maker culture!” There will be a variety of hands-on activities for all ages, from cooking to technology to crafts, and more.

To view the complete schedule of Makers Day activities at the Library, click and print the Schedule of Events!

Some workshops are for select age groups. Please check the schedule for more details. A printed schedule is available using the link above. Copies are also be available at the Library.

New Jersey Makers Day is an annual celebration of “maker culture” that helps individuals and organizations (schools, colleges, libraries, museums and commercial maker spaces) by coordinating free hands-on learning experiences at hundreds of locations throughout the state. For more details, visit 


Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life

Adult Event | Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life | March 18th @ 7 pm 2019

Monday March 18 | 7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Many of us worry about the future or dwell upon the past. Our mind is constantly in turmoil.  In this program, will explore the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to a life of improved physical and emotional well-being. Meditation is much more than a simple tool to help people reduce stress but rather it helps to positively transform our lives. Meditation can enhance our happiness on an individual level and is the secret to profound personal well-being and global healing. Join Jim Rose, long time meditator for this engaging program. There will even be two short meditation sittings.

Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University, is a retired executive of Johnson & Johnson a multi-national corporation. He has 35 years of experience in Human Resources management, employee development and conflict resolution. He was recognized by Human Resources Executive magazine as one of the top HR executives in the US. Jim currently provides workshops and training to groups throughout the world where he connects meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. He has been meditating for over 30 years and now focuses much of his time on his own spiritual development and in helping others who wish to do the same. If you have ever attended one of Jim’s workshops, you know how special they are.

Love Them & Read Them Book Sale

Event | Friends of the SBPL: Love Them & Read Them Book Sale | February 21st - 24th 2019

The Friends of the South Brunswick Library presents their annual Love Them & Read Them Book Sale.

Preview Sale: Thursday, Feb. 21 (5 – 8 p.m.) $10 admission
Friday, Feb. 22 (Noon – 5 p.m.)
Saturday, Feb. 23 (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Bag Sale:  Sunday, Feb. 24 (1 – 4:30 p.m.) $5, bags are provided at the sale

AARP Tax Preparation

Adult's Events | AARP Tax Preparation | Tuesdays & Thursday February 5th to April 11th

Free preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 5th to April 11th by volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. All ages and income levels are welcome to attend, although special attention will be given to low- to moderate-income seniors. Volunteers are trained and certified in cooperation with the IRS and the New Jersey Department of Taxation. On appointment day bring Photo IDs, last year’s tax return, Social Security cards or statements, health insurance information and all year-end tax documents.

You must book an appointment by going to the Township website and entering your information here.

If you need assistance with making an appointment, you can get help from someone at the Senior Center by calling 732-329-4000 x7670 or by contacting the library Information Desk by calling 732-329-4000 x7286.

Author Talk with Beth Scibienski

Adult Event | Author Talk with Beth Scibienski | February 10th @ 2pm

Sunday, Feb. 10th 2 – 4 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B

Join us for an afternoon of enlightenment and encouragement as author and local pastor Beth Scibienski shares her story and signs copies of her new book: “Who is God When We Hurt? A Pastor- Caregiver wrestles with loss, grief, faith and doubt.”

Light refreshments will be served.

Beth Scibienski is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church, a vibrant congregation in central NJ. She is also a Reiki Master and has blogged extensively on grief and loss. Her lectionary reflections are featured on Textweek and have been published in the Abington Preaching.


Plant Based Super Foods for Families

Adult's Event | Susan Rose: Plant Based Super Foods for Families | February 4th 2019

Monday, Feb. 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B

Learn about the many health benefits of a plant based diet, basic  nutrition, what products are available in the supermarket, why you might want to choose organic and non-GMO foods and transitioning to a more compassionate lifestyle. Handouts will include menus and recipes. Join Susan Rose, vegetarian lifestyle coach, who will also present a simple meditation technique.

Susan Rose has been a vegetarian for over 40 years. She has been cooking and studying nutrition with an emphasis on plant-based whole foods and recently completed a course in Plant Based Nutrition from E-Cornell  and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. Since retiring from a senior executive position in Sales & Marketing from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, she has conducted numerous talks and workshops around the world on the vegetarian lifestyle and is co-editor of a cookbook called Veggies & You.

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