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.

Jamie Novak – Simplify this Summer

Tuesday, June 18th | 7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! Come hear a humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items “just in case” you need them someday, just to name a few.

Come hear Jamie Novak, Organizing Humorist™ and bestselling author who travels between her offices in NJ and CA presenting programs on how to de-stress and de-clutter. She’s been seen on QVC, HGTV, Better TV, and writes for Reader’s Digest online. When not on the road Jamie is searching for a cure to her addiction to clipping recipes she never prepares.

Jamie is relocating to California this summer, so this is the last time we will be able to have her speak here at the library.  Don’t miss what is sure to be a helpful and entertaining presentation.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the South Brunswick Library mostly from the three annual books sales. 

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.

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

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).