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.


The Friends Concert Series: The Abe Ovadio Jazz Trio

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Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.

Meeting Room A/B

The Trio will present selections from the American Songbook. Guitarist and composer Abe Ovadia holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and New York University’s jazz performance program. He is a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine. The trio also includes Michael Feinberg on bass and Eric Dupont on drums.

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.