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 

Friends of the Library Concert Series Presents The Pettet Sisters

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

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

Craft Fair/Flea Market

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Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (after hours)
Indoors/Outdoors at Library
Stop by the Library after closing time on Saturday, July 27 and shop dozens of vendors.  Find fiber arts, cosmetics, ceramics, artwork, glass, pet treats, clothing, and much more. Featuring a variety of handmade items by new and established vendors. Hosted by the Friends of the Library and the SBPL Executive Voices in Alliance.

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. 

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.