The Library will begin offering Curbside To Go starting on June 22nd! Click Here to Read More! 

United States 2020 Census

The United States 2020 Census was mailed to homes across the country this week. It is hoped that everyone will fill out their survey and send it back either online or by mail by Census Day on  April 1, though you may still respond for a period of time after that date. Submitting your information can help your family and your community with the appropriate government funding and representation. For more information, visit https://2020census.gov/

Dr. David Podles presents Slavic Folk & Classical Music

The Friends Concert Series presents international concert violinist David Podles on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B.  Podles will perform Slavic folk and classical music. He has played in concert halls all over the world, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. The award-winning performer enjoys all styles of music, such as Classical, Broadway, Jazz, Contemporary, American Standards, Latin, ethnic favorites, Bossa Nova, gypsy, and even classic oldies. Free admission.

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

Love Them & Read Them Book Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will host its annual Love Them & Read Them book sale in February.

  • The Preview Sale will be on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
  • The Public Sale will be:
    • Friday, Feb. 21, from noon to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Feb. 23, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Bag Sale on Sunday $5, bag included.

The Friends host a library-wide Book Sale three times a year: February, June and October. There is an ongoing sale in the aisle next to the Borrower Services Desk. Funds raised by the Friends book sales help to support Library classes, events, and workshops for all ages, interests, and abilities. All donations are tax-deductible.

AARP Tax Preparation

Free preparation of federal and state income tax returns will be provided Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 5th to April 9th 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.

Adults’ Board Game Group

Sunday, February 16th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

If you are age 18 or older, please join us for a day of board games on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Library has an extensive selection of games to choose from or bring your own. We run a fun and casual style of gaming, so all levels are welcome! We love learning and teaching new games. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Annual Holiday Open House

Saturday, Dec. 7 •  10:30 a.m.

The Mobile Branch dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the parking lot of the South Brunswick Public Library, 110 Kingston Lane in Monmouth Jct. The new mobile branch will be open to visitors throughout the day. Afterward, step inside the Library to warm up and enjoy some complimentary refreshments and fun for all ages. The Friends of the Library will present the Library’s Annual Holiday Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children can enjoy crafts and games in the Winter Carnival. The Friends will host a table of specialty items for shoppers. At 2 p.m. the public can enjoy a live tabla drum music concert. Free admission.

The SBPL Foundation’s Delicious & Divine, A Wine, Dinner & Chocolate Affaire

Delicious & Divine

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 – 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Café Nicole at the Princeton Holiday Inn
Route 1 North South Brunswick

Kick off your holidays with live music, wines and other beverages, chocolates of all kinds, buffet dinner; and a live presentation by chocolatier Kir Rodriguez. Chef Kir is a professional pastry chef, instructor and member of the International Culinary Center in New York.

Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased online with the button below.

The South Brunswick Young Orators Competition

Young Orators Competition
The SBPL Foundation presents The South Brunswick Young Orators Competition on November 24, December 8 and January 12 at the Library. The public speaking competition is for children in third, fourth and fifth grades. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes for each competition. Public speaking is a critical skill that is best practiced early in a student’s career. Register online now! There is a $10 registration fee. See below for competition dates and registration deadlines.

  • 5th Graders –  Competition is Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m.; Application Deadline is Oct. 28
  • 4th Graders – Competition is Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.; Application Deadline is Nov. 8
  • 3rd Graders – Competition is Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.; Application Deadline is Dec. 1
The SBPL Foundation Competition is being presented in partnership with CKW Academy and the Youth Leadership Development Program.

Friends Concert Series: Dave Schlossberg, pianist

Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.
Meeting Room A/B

Dave Schlossberg will present “Around the World in Music!” Dave will perform his inspired and sophisticated renditions of famous international songs. He will also showcase songs from his solo CD, “A Place Beyond Words.”

Dave is an accomplished pianist and member of numerous musical groups in the New Brunswick area. He especially enjoys Jewish folk music, and also jazz and classical Bach and Chopin. His debut album A Place Beyond Words was awarded a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards, and was selected as one the top five albums of 2017.

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