Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600 x5033



This Week at Your Library: January 8

The Basement Musicians Return!

Dear Library Member,

The terrific Basement Musicians will be returning to the Library to kick off our first Second Saturday concert of 2018  They will be performing "A Walk Down Memory Lane," music of the '50s, '60s and '70s on Sat. Jan. 13th at 2:30pm.  This nostalgic combination of Country, Classic Rock and Folk music will include songs made popular by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, the Beatles, Willie Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce and John Denver. The popular, NJ-based musicians recreate famous classic rock, country and folk songs and exciting moments in music history. They regularly perform in venues throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania and always put on a great show.  As usual, we ask attendees to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free event.

I'm also thrilled to report that the AARP Foundation Tax-aides will offer free tax preparation at the Library for low and moderate-income taxpayers of any age, with special attention given to seniors 60 and over. Representatives will be at the Library on Mondays and Thursdays from February 1 - April 9th from 10:15 to 2:15pm.  Appointments will be required; 
please call (732) 705-7463 or email: taxaideoblib@gmail.com.  Please leave your  name, phone number, and preferred date and time.                  Tax-Aides will return the call with a confirmation or alternative time slot.

Have a spectacular week. Hope to see you at the Library!
Library Director

Qello Concerts: Norah Jones
Monday, January 8th,  6pm

In this 2010 concert film, Norah Jones performs some of her biggest hits live at the Saint Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York. Songs include "Don't Know Why," "Come Away With Me," and "Man of the Hour."
US Citizenship Class Begins
Monday, January 8th,  6-8pm

This comprehensive 12-week course (Mondays & Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, until March 29) will cover practice questions from the US Citizenship Test, instruct attendees on how to complete the N-400 application, and teach key words and phrases used on the test and in the oral interview. For more information, please contact Literacy New Jersey by phone at 732-906-5456 or by email at mbernstein@literacynj.org.
Adult Trivia Night
Tuesday, January 9th,  7pm

Open to adults ages 18 and up, this event will feature a game show atmosphere and trivia in many categories.  Teams will consist of up to six players; participants may form their own teams or be placed on a wild card team when they arrive. Light refreshments will be served and small prizes awarded. Registration is suggested by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online here.

Buying Stuff Online
Thursday, January 11th,  11am

Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. This class will explain the risks involved with shopping online, and will provide tips on the many ways to protect yourself and your financial information.

Makey Makey for Beginners
Thursday, January 11th,  7pm

T his class is an introduction to the fun and easy-to-use equipment from Makey Makey. You will learn how to produce musical notes with everyday objects using this popular  invention kit. Turn common objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple kit for beginners and experts interested in combining art, engineering, and everything in between. Open to ages 9 and up; register here.
Friday Film: Kansas City Confidential
Friday, January 12th,  1:30pm

A mysterious fellow (Preston Foster) contacts a trio of criminals to help with a bank heist in this 1952 film. The four wear masks and remain strangers to each other, planning to reunite in Mexico to divvy up the loot. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), the man they framed to take the heat, gets his charges dropped, and the police offer him a reward if he can help recover the cash. He agrees, and when one of the thieves meets his end, Rolfe assumes his identity to catch the crooks.
Intro to 3D Printing Class
Saturday, January 13th,  10:30am

This class provides an introduction to 3D printing and our Makerbot 5th generation 3D printer. Students  will learn how a 3D printer works and how to safely use the equipment, and will receive information about free software to use to download or design a project. Open to ages 9 and up; register here.

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1pm:  Bridge Club
6pm:  Tech Buddies
6pm:  Qello Concert: Norah Jones
6pm:  US Citizenship Classes Begin
  6:30pm:  Adult Craft Club
       7pm:  Maker Monday: Sneaky Snacks *(ages 3-8)



     10am:   0 - 24 Months Storytime

     10am:   Canasta  

     11am:   2 - 3 year old Storytime

       4pm:   Family Storytime

       6pm:   Movie: Cool Runnings (PG) (LH)

       7pm:   Create-a-Scarf Workshop (ages 10+)

       7pm:   Adult Trivia Night 


         10am:  0 - 24 Months Storytime
        10am:  Mahjong
        11am:  2 - 3 year old Storytime 
          4pm:  4 - 5 year old Storytime
           7pm:  Pajama Storytime     

           11am:   Buying  Stuff Online
       11am:   Family Storytime
         1pm:   Adult Craft Club
         1pm:   Scrabble Club    
    4:15pm:   Make and Create
        7pm:    Anime Club
        7pm:    Makey Makey for Beginners * (ages 9+)  

      10:30am:   Adult Craft: Coloring 
       1:30pm:   Friday Film:  Kansas City Confidential (NR)
       1:30pm:   Bridge Club
            6pm:    Tabletop Game Night for Adults
            7pm:    Teen/Adult Drop-In Sewing Workshop

  10am-12pm:  Math Tutoring
        10:30am:  Intro to 3D Printing *
        10:30am:  Parent/Child Sewing Class *
    11am-1pm:  Tech Buddies
             11am:  Family Storytime
        11:30am:  Kids Dance Party
              12pm:  LEGO Lab
               2pm:  Family Movie: Snow Buddies (G) (LH)
          2:30pm:  Second Saturday Concert: The Basement Musicians

            2pm:    Drop-in Craft: We Love Snow

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This symmetrical building features strong geometric forms, rich ornamentation and a beautiful octagonal rotunda. Designed by William A. Potter, Chancellor Green Library was commissioned in the spring of 1871 and was underwritten by patron John C. Green. The building was named for Green's brother, Henry W. Green, class of 1820, a trustee of the College and Chancellor of New Jersey. The foundation was laid by November 1871, and the walls finished in time for Commencement the following spring. It was dedicated in May,1873.