Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: December 4


Dear Library Member,

This week, we are excited to present "This Train is Bound for Glory," a performance exploring the roots of gospel music.  As part of our S econd Saturday Concert Series this Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 pm, acoustic guitarist/vocalist Nina Romano returns to the Library with bassist Tim Smith for a musical celebration of this vital form of American music that has strongly influenced every generation of musicians. They have performed shows here in the past and always present a professional, highly entertaining show. You don't want to miss it! We ask that you bring a non-perishable food donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free concert if possible. 

We've started a new collection in our Youth Services Department by popular demand, a  Parenting Collection!  It is on display near the storytime room.  This is where you can find resources which focus on specific needs of children .  It's designed to assist parents in child rearing with the emphasis on special topics such as toilet training, arrival of a new baby, death and grieving, divorce, appreciating differences, emotions and many other issues of importance to parents. Please consult with any of our librarians for assistance.

And lastly -- please note that tomorrow,  December 4 is the final day of the Friends of the Library's annual Holiday Book Sale. Be sure to stop in from 10 am-8:30 pm to browse a great selection of new or almost-new books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks.  This last day is $5 Bag Day - you can fill a Friends-provided bag with books to capacity for only  $5 (coffee table books excluded)!   Coffee table books are 50% off and audio/visual material is buy 1 get 1 free.  Thanks again to our dedicated volunteers who make the sale possible!   Proceeds support Library programs.

Have a spectacular week. See you in the Library!

Library Director

Maker Monday: Winter Wonderland 
Monday, December 4th,  7pm
Kids ages 3-8 are invited to join us as we celebrate winter and create a winter wonderland in a snow globe. Register here.

Create a Basic Website
Tuesday, December 5th,  6pm

This session will explore simple methods of creating a website. It will examine two free services -- WordPress and Wix -- that allow users to start a website in minutes.  The class will show how to customize sites for free, and share thoughts, interests or businesses on the worldwide web.

Tai Chi
Wednesday, December 6th,  7pm

Certified Tai Chi instructor Katherine Kollias returns to the Library to speak about Tai Chi and the various health benefits that can result from the daily practice of this great exercise.  Attendees should wear comfortable clothing.

DIY: Bath Bombs
Thursday, December 7th,  7pm

This fun session will teach tweens and teens how to make their own fizzy bath bombs. Great to keep for yourself, or to give as a perfect gift for the holidays! Registration required here
3D Printing: Holiday Cookie Cutters
Thursday, December 7th,  7pm

Would you like to expand your cookie cutter collection for the holiday season?  This class will explore how to search online for unique cookie cutter designs and explain how to upload the file to a 3D printer to create it yourself.  Attendees will receive a cookie cutter to take home that was 3D printed before the program.  Registration is required here.  Session is open to ages 13 and up. 

SAT/ACT Prep Seminar
Sunday, December 10th,  12:30pm

Ivy Masters Learning Center will present an 
informative seminar on the SAT and ACT exams. Topics include the importance of these tests and how they have changed recently, strategies for achieving better scores, and how universities use reported scores. SAT 2 subject tests and PSAT/National Merit Scholarships will also be included. Open to teens and adults.  Space is limited; registration is suggested here. 

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10-8:30pm:  Final Day -- Friends of the Library Book Sale    
        10am:  Pre- school Playtime
           1pm:  Bridge Club
          4pm:  Family Storytime: Board Games
       6-8pm:  Tech Buddies
      6:30pm:  Adult Craft Club
           7pm:  Maker Monday: Winter Wonderland (ages 3-8)
                     (registration re



     10am:   0 - 24 Months Storytime

     10am:   Canasta  

     11am:   2 - 3 year old Storytime

       4pm:   Little Ninjas Storytime

  4:30pm:   Miss Pham's Storytime (LH) 

       6pm:   Create a Basic Website   

       6pm:   Movie: Christmas with the Kranks (PG) (LH) 

       7pm:   Tween Coloring Club (grades 4-6)     

         10am:  0 - 24 Months Storytime
        10am:  Mahjong
        11am:  2 - 3 year old Storytime 
      3:30pm:  Math Tutoring
          4pm:  Read to the Dogs
          7pm:  Idea Farm Safety Class (ages 9+) (registration required)
          7pm:  Tai Chi  

        11am:   Family Storytime
            1pm:   Adult Craft Club
         1pm:   Scrabble Club           
    4:15pm:   Make and Create (grades K-3)
         7pm:   GS Speculative Writers Round Tab le
         7pm:   DIY: Bath Bombs (grades 6-12) (registration required)
         7pm:   3D Printing Holiday Cookie Cutters (ages 13+) (registration                         required)


      10:30am:   Adult Craft: Coloring
          11am:   Alphabet Art (ages 2+) 
       1:30pm:   Friday Film:   Big Fish  (PG-13)
       1:30pm:   Bridge Club
            7pm:   Teen/Adult Drop-In Sewing Workshop

      11-1pm:   Tech Buddies
        11am:   Family Storytime
   11:30am:   Kids Dance Party
         12pm:   LEGO Lab
          2pm:   Family Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) (LH)                    2:30pm:   Second Saturday Concert: This Train is Bound for Glory
                      The Roots of Gospel Music

  12:30pm:    SAT/ACT Prep Seminar
         1pm:   LEGO Constuction Challenge (grades 3-12)   

National Autonomous 
University of Mexico

This Mexico City library is part of the group of unique architectural structures that earned the UNAM campus recognition as a World Heritage site. The library is a towering square structure adorned with various murals painted by famous muralist Juan O'Gorman. The height, shape and artistic design of the building make it unique. The library was moved from its previous location in the Mexico City Center, where it had been for half a century, to its current location in 1956. It houses more than 400,000 volumes.