Spring Fling

Children's Event | Spring Fling | April 27th @ 12-2pm 2019

Saturday, April 27th

12 P.M. – 2 P.M.

Children and families of all ages will ring in spring with an eventful afternoon of spring-themed games, crafts, and activities! Gardening, Earth Day, spring, and the 3R’s (recycle, reuse, reduce) will be topics central to the celebration. A live spring-themed concert “Signs of Spring” by Tanya Leah begins at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A/B. It is the Grand Finale for Spring Fling.

Tanya Leah is an award-winning singer/ songwriter/musician who performs for children and families.

 

 

Hackathon 2019

SBPL Hackathon 2019 | April 6th

April 6th, 2019

 SB Hackathon open to ALL High School students (even if you are outside of South Brunswick). It’s simple! Think of an idea, make teams and code, win cool prizes. No experience required. Register at https://hacksb.org/

Walk-ins will be welcome; but will have to wait and see if there are any spots left. Walk-in registrations will begin 30 minutes after check-in begins (basically those pre-registered get to check in first).

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 njmakersday.org 

 

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.

 

Code Ninjas (Ages 11-14)

Children's Event | Code Ninjas | February 28th @ 7:15pm

Date & Time: Thursday, February 28th at 7:15pm

Room: Program Room 1 A/B

Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible. With Code Ninjas, kids learn to code through engaging game-based curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. That’s the Code Ninjas way!

Space is limited, Children ages 11-14 only. Registration is required. Click this link to register for the workshop.

Sponsored and Presented by Code Ninjas of Kendall Park. For more info on Code Ninjas, visit www.codeninjas.com/locations/nj-kendall-park

Teen Dinner & Movie Night

Teen's Event | Teen Dinner & Movie Night | February 8th 2019

Friday, Feb. 8th 6-9 p.m.  Meeting Room A/B

Have dinner and a movie with your favorite sweetie, or your best friend or all by yourself (but surrounded by friendly faces). We are providing pizza and juice or soda for dinner as well as movie snacks to enjoy.  This event is open to all teens but it is also a “no judgement” zone and a safe space for   all; so whomever you are and however, you identify, you are welcome. Join us!

There will be a selection of movies to choose from and the winner will be selected by those present. Want to suggest something? Send Saleena an email or stop and talk to any of the teen staff or drop a note in the teen suggestion box.

Click Here to Register

Registration is suggested (so we know how many pizzas to buy) and will begin by 1/15 and end 2/6, and if you forgot to register but hope to attend, contact Saleena.

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