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



This Week at Your Library: March 5

Celebrate NJ Makers Day! 

Dear Library Member,

The Library is preparing for the fourth annual NJ Makers Day, taking place this year on Saturday, March 10, and showcasing our Idea Farm makerspace and popular maker culture.
Between 11-3 pm there will be hands-on activities for makers and creators of all ages. We'll have craft projects, robotics demonstrations, tech take-apart sessions, tours of the Idea Farm, 3D printer and electronic demonstrations, and giveaways throughout the day. Highlights include Google Cardboard for adults, LED origami bookmarks and special activities led by the Old Bridge Boy and Girl Scout troops. Some programs will require registration and a final schedule will be available shortly; patrons are encouraged to consult our website, Twitter or Tumblr accounts (#OBPL) for updates and registration.
NJ Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across New Jersey and each year connects more and more individuals with libraries, museums, schools and businesses that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning. I hope you'll be able to join us for this stimulating and enriching event.

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

The Great Courses: The Inexplicable Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Tuesday, March 6th, 11am

What do scientists know about the universe? What still remains to be uncovered? What are some of the next avenues of exploration? This online course, led by  Columbia and Harvard University  Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a fascinating journey to the frontiers of the known (and unknown) universe and introduces viewers to tantalizing questions being addressed by the world's top scientists. We will be screening e pisodes  1 - 4 (30 minutes each).

Intro to Windows 10
Tuesday, March 6th, 7pm
Windows 10 is the latest version of Microsoft's operating system for PCs and tablets. If you're considering upgrading or have recently purchased a device with this software, learn all about it at this session.  Register here , or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Path Towards College for STEM Majors
Wednesday, March 7th,  7pm

Join us as College GPS presents an educational workshop focused on the pursuit of STEM. It is estimated that 80% of new jobs created over the next decade will require STEM skills. This workshop will cover such topics as: w hat colleges look for in STEM students, how  to increase your chance of acceptance, and determining a strategy for testing.  This material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle school students through high school juniors. 

Skinny Breakfast Smoothies 
Thursday, March 8th,  11am

Back by popular demand, learn how to create delicious breakfast smoothies that won't break your New Year's diet.  Recipes, including how to make your own protein powder, will be provided.  This program is open to ages 9 and older; register here.

DIY Phone Photo Projector
Thursday, March 8th,  7pm

Celebrate Teen Tech Week's 2018 theme "Libraries are for Creating" by making your own phone projector. Project pictures, videos, games, etc -- anything you can see on your smart phone you can project larger on the wall. It's a simple DIY using only a few supplies. Open to kids in grades 6-12; registration required  here.  

Taking Control of Your Health
Sunday, March 11th,  1-4pm

Cardiologist Divya Menon, MD FACC, will present an informative lecture, Your Path to a Healthy Heart, from 
1-2pm sharing information about screenings and lifestyle interventions and identifying risks for coronary artery disease. Then, from 2-4pm,  registered nurses from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will be on hand to offer f ree health screenings.  Come have your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels checked and get educated about Stroke Awareness and Prevention.  No appointments needed.

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      10am:   Preschool Storytime and Craft 
 10:15-2:15pm:  AARP Foundation Tax Aide (click for information)           
        1pm:   Bridge Club
        4pm:   Family Fun: Board Games
     6-8pm:   Tech Buddies
   6:30pm:   Adult Craft Club
Maker Monday: Dr. Seuss craft
* (ages 3-8) 
                    (register here)


     10am:   0 - 24 Months Storytime
     10am:   Canasta   
     11am:   2 - 3 year old Storytime
     11am:   The Great Courses: The Inexplicable Universe with Neil
                   DeGrasse Tyson
       4pm:   Family Storytime
       6pm:   Movie Night:  Patriot Games (PG-13) (LH)
       7pm:   Intro to Windows 10* (register here)
       7pm:   Create-a-Scarf Workshop (ages 10+)  
            10am:  0 - 24 Months Storytime
           10am:  Mahjong            
           11am:  2 - 3 year old Storytime
             4pm:  Read to the Dogs 
             7pm:  Family Storytime
             7pm:  Path Towards College for STEM Majors   

 10:15-2:15pm:  AARP Foundation Tax Aide (click for informatio n)  
        11am:   Skinny Breakfast Smoothies * (registration required)    
        11am:   Family Storytime
           1pm:   Adult Craft Club
          1pm:   Scrabble Club 
      4:15pm:   Make and Create
      6:30pm:   DIY Photo Photo Projector * (grds 6-12) (registration

      10:30am:   Adult Craft:  Coloring
       1: 30pm:   Friday Film:  Le Weekend  (R)
       1:30pm:   Bridge Club          
            6pm:   Tabletop Game Night for Adults  
            7pm:   Teen/Adult Sewing Workshop

        11-3pm:  Annual NJ Makers Day    
  11am-1pm:  Tech Buddies
             2pm:  Family Movie: Darby O'Gill and the Little People (G) (LH)

         1pm:    Path to a Healthy Heart
         1-4pm:    Free Health Screenings

Luckenwalde, Germany Public Library
The empty railway passenger building in Luckenwalde was renovated in 2008 to house the city's public library. The project includes the addition of a new building (pictured above) to the complex to house library services for children and young people. It features a  striking facade with a shimmering golden, imbricated surface. T he library helped not only to stabilize the structurally-weak surroundings of the railway station, but to help forge a new identity for the area.