The Friends Fall Boo…k Sale

Fall Book Sale

Find frightfully great savings on books, movies and more!

The Friends Fall Boo…k Sale in October at the Library.

Preview Sale: Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. All are welcome.

Public Sale: Friday, Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Find literally thousands of new and nearly new paperbacks, hardbacks, movies and more all on sale at the Friends Boo…k Sale in October. Items for all ages available. Pay as little as 50 cents. Payment is by cash or check (with ID) only.

Remember, your purchases help the Friends support Library programming for all ages and interests, and those with special needs.

For more information, contact Bob Holland, Friends Book Sale Coordinator, at (732)991-9046

South Brunswick Local History Day

Celebrate local history in South Brunswick on Saturday, Oct. 19th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the lobby at the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Junction.

There will be activities for all ages.

Play an interactive history game to win prizes. Meet Township Historian Ed Belding and members of the South Brunswick Local History Society. Bring your photos and memories to share.  View documents dating back to the 1700s. Browse vintage photographs of local homes and landmarks.

   Author Brian Armstrong will be on hand to discuss his true crime book The Franklin Park Tragedy: A Forgotten Story of Racial Injustice in New Jersey, which has references to South Brunswick in it.

For more information, contact Randall Marsola at

Friends Fall Boo-k Sale Donation Drive

Fall Book Sale
Fall is a good time to clean out and do your holiday gift shopping!
 
The Friends Fall Boo-k Sale Donation Drive will be on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Oct. 12, 13 & 14. Please bring us your new and nearly new/gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. Please no magazines, VHS, audiotapes, or encyclopedias. Funds raised by the sale of your donated items help support literacy in South Brunswick, including Library workshops, classes, and seminars for all ages, interests, and abilities.
 
The Friends Fall Preview Sale will be on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission $10.
 
The Friends Fall Public Sale will be on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 18, 19 & 20. Free admission.

3rd Annual Harvest Hope Festival

Harvest Hope Festival

Friday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Reichler Park, behind the South Brunswick Municipal Building

Spread hope and have fun as we collect food for the South Brunswick Food Pantry and families in need! Kids and families can enjoy crafts, food, beverages, and tons of fall fun and games at our Harvest Hope Festival at nearby Reichler Park.

Suggested donation of one non-perishable or canned food item. All donations will go to South Brunswick Food Pantry!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

Throughout the school year, librarians will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.

How much money can you save?  Visit the ALA Library Value Calculator to total your savings.

Tracey Baptiste at Foundation Author Dinner Sept. 14

Author Dinner - Tracey Baptiste

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 https://traceybaptiste.wordpress.com/ 

Friends of the Library Concert Series Presents The Pettet Sisters

The Pettet Sisters Concert

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 http://www.thepettets.com

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.