Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: October 9

Dear Library Member,

It's time for another Second Saturday performance! Join us on  Saturday at 2:30 pm , as we welcome members of Matawan's Spotlight Players for  A Celtic Experience , an afternoon of traditional and contemporary songs from the Celtic nations. They'll be celebrating all things Celtic, from bagpipes and fiddles to lads, lassies, kilts and jigs. It will be a lively afternoon!  Derived from stories passed down from generation to generation, the music is folklore and poetry sung for entertainment. It  refers to a bro ad grouping of music genres that evolved out of the folk music traditions of the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  

As usual, we ask attendees to bring a non-perishable donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free performance. It promises to be a memorable event!

Girl Scout Troop 81297 presented a wonderful new bookcase for our Idea Farm books!  Troop members include: Victoria Percoco, Nia Ovalle, Isabella Niedzwiecki and Kaitlyn Ramsden.  Many thanks!


Have a spectacular week. Hope to see you in the Library.

Library Director

Monday Morning Matinees: Qello Virtual Concert: Paul Simon
Monday, October 9,  10:30am

Join us for a screening of Paul Simon: The Concert in Hyde Park.   This 2015 film chronicles the legendary artist's historic concert at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival, and features a Graceland reunion including Hugh Masekela and surprise appearance from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.
Maker Monday: Pumpkin Painting
Monday, October 9,  7pm

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to come celebrate fall as we paint pumpkins. Please bring your own and dress for a messy good time.  Register here.

NJ Author Series: The New Baseball Bible
Wednesday, October 11,  7pm

One of the country's premier baseball experts, Dan Schlossberg, will discuss his latest volume, The New Baseball Bible. The book covers topics including: baseball beginnings, rules and records, umpires, game strategy, equipment, ballparks, famous faces (i.e., Hank Aaron vs. Babe Ruth), managers, big moments in history, superstitions and traditions. Schlossberg weaves in facts, figures, and famous quotes, and provides stats and images, many of them never previously published. Copies of the book will be available for purchase following the presentation. 
Get Ready for NaNoWriMo Workshop
Thursday, October 12,  7pm

Thinking about finally writing your novel? Join the Library and the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers (GSSFW) for this first-in-a-series of writing workshops to celebrate November's National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  This week's topic is: "Get Motivated to Start Your Novel."  
Haunted Halloween DIY: Creepy Dolls
Thursday, October 12,  7pm

Come c elebrate the Halloween season by making creepy DIY dolls and figurines. Open to kids in grades 6-12.  Registration required  here .
Friday Film: Strangers on a Train
Friday, October 13,  1:30pm

Take this opportunity to see this 1951  Hitchcock suspense classic on our state-of-the-art audio visual system.  A warped playboy (Robert Walker) railroads a tennis pro (Farley Granger) into a seemingly simple murder pact:   two strangers each agree to kill someone the other person wants disposed of.  Raymond Chandler cowrote the script, which was adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel.

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    10am:  Pre-school Playtime

10:30am:  Monday Morning Matinees: Qello Virtual Concert: Paul Simon

     11am:  Internet Basics (registration necessary)

       1pm:  Bridge Club

       4pm:  Family Storytime: Let's Get Physical 

    6-8pm:  Tech Buddies

   6:30pm:  Adult Craft Club

        7pm:  Maker Monday: Pumpkin Painting (grades 4-6) (registration                       required) (please bring your own pumpkin)





     10am:   0 - 24 Months Storytime

     10am:   Canasta

10:30am:   Gentle Yoga (6 week program; fee and in-person 
                   registration required)

     11am:   2 - 3 year old Storytime

        4pm:  Family Storytime       

        6pm:  Movie Night: Addams Family Values (PG-13) (LH) 

        7pm:  Chat, Color & Snacks (grades 4-6)      

         10am:  0 - 24 Months Storytime
        10am:  Mahjong
        11am:  LinkedIn seminar
        11am:  2 - 3 year old Storytime 
          4pm:  Family Storytime
       6:30pm:  Chess Club
          7pm:  Family Storytime
          7pm:  NJ Author Series: The New Baseball Bible



       11am:  Family Storytime

       1pm:   Adult Craft Club       

       1pm:   Scrabble Club
       1pm:   Learn to Control Diabetes (6 week program)

  4:15pm:   Make and Create (grades K-3)

       6pm:   Tabletop Game Night for Adults
       7pm:   Get Ready for NaNoWriMo Workshop
       7pm:   Haunted Halloween DIY (grades 6-12)
       7pm:   Intro to 3D Printing (ages 9+) (registration required)



 10:30am:   Adult Craft: Coloring
      11am:   Alphabet Art (ages 2+) 
   1:30pm:   Friday Film: Strangers on a Train 
   1:30pm:   Bridge Club
        7pm:   Tween/Adult Sewing Workshop

    11-1pm:  Tech Buddies
       11am:   National Dessert Day Storytime
        12pm:   LEGO Lab
         2pm:   Movie Matinee: The Witches (PG) (LH)
         2pm:    Second Saturday: A Celtic Experience
Sunday  --    No Scheduled Events

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