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 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.

The Friends Fall Boo…k Sale

Fall Book Sale

Find frightfully great savings on books, movies and more!

The Friends Fall Boo…k Sale in October at the Library.

Preview Sale: Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. All are welcome.

Public Sale: Friday, Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Find literally thousands of new and nearly new paperbacks, hardbacks, movies and more all on sale at the Friends Boo…k Sale in October. Items for all ages available. Pay as little as 50 cents. Payment is by cash or check (with ID) only.

Remember, your purchases help the Friends support Library programming for all ages and interests, and those with special needs.

For more information, contact Bob Holland, Friends Book Sale Coordinator, at (732)991-9046

Friends Fall Boo-k Sale Donation Drive

Fall Book Sale
Fall is a good time to clean out and do your holiday gift shopping!
 
The Friends Fall Boo-k Sale Donation Drive will be on Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Oct. 12, 13 & 14. Please bring us your new and nearly new/gently used books, CDs, and DVDs. Please no magazines, VHS, audiotapes, or encyclopedias. Funds raised by the sale of your donated items help support literacy in South Brunswick, including Library workshops, classes, and seminars for all ages, interests, and abilities.
 
The Friends Fall Preview Sale will be on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission $10.
 
The Friends Fall Public Sale will be on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 18, 19 & 20. Free admission.

3rd Annual Harvest Hope Festival

Harvest Hope Festival

Friday, Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Reichler Park, behind the South Brunswick Municipal Building

Spread hope and have fun as we collect food for the South Brunswick Food Pantry and families in need! Kids and families can enjoy crafts, food, beverages, and tons of fall fun and games at our Harvest Hope Festival at nearby Reichler Park.

Suggested donation of one non-perishable or canned food item. All donations will go to South Brunswick Food Pantry!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

Throughout the school year, librarians will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.

How much money can you save?  Visit the ALA Library Value Calculator to total your savings.

Friends of the Library Concert Series Presents The Pettet Sisters

The Pettet Sisters Concert

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 http://www.thepettets.com

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.

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 https://www.syfy.com/  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.