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



This Week at Your Library: April 16

String Quartet in Concert!
P.I. Tchaikovsky

A. Glazunov

Dear Library Member,

We are thrilled to present the first concert in a classical music series entitled, " Old Bridge Collegium Musicum Presents," on  Sunday, April 22nd at 2pm with a selection of Russian Romantic music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and more. Leading the group will be Old Bridge resident and renowned violinist Alexei Yavtuhovich, who was born in Belarus and was a member of the prestigious Belarus State Concert Orchestra and Belarus String Quartet. Joining Yavtuhovich will be respected musicians 
Dr. Eugenia Goldman on violin, Joel Rudin on viola and Dr. Tomasz Rzeczycki on cello. The group plans three other classical concerts at the Library later this year. We are fortunate to have musicians of this caliber in our community, and I hope many of you come and enjoy what promises to be an outstanding performance. As always, we ask you to bring a non-perishable unexpired donation for the Old Bridge Food Pantry to this free event.

I would also like to mention that we be hosting another Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 21st from 11-3pm. Last year's Fair was very successful, drawing many local organizations and interested volunteers. It's a great way to explore the opportunities to give back to the community, in one  convenient time and location.  If your agency or organization is interested in participating, please email our Adult Services Supervisor Nicole DeMatteo.

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

Maker Monday: Earth Day T-shirt Tote
Monday, April 16th, 7pm

Celebrate Earth Day by reusing old t-shirts to make new tote bags - no sewing required! We will have t-shirts here to use, but feel free to bring your own if there's a design you prefer. Open to teens in grades 6-12; register here.

Qello Concert: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Wednesday, April 18th,  6:30pm
This 2014 concert film showcases Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing songs from the Great American Songbook including such beloved standards as " Anything Goes," " Cheek to Cheek," " Lush Life," " Sophisticated Lady," and " It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." 

Home School Players
Thursday, April 19th,  11:30am

Does your child have a passion for the arts?  Do they love to perform, write or draw?  Then have them check out our new group for homeschool children, ages 8-18, who want to perform and put together programs for children. There will be opportunities to write scripts, act, supervise and create props, etc.

Do More with Google
Thursday, April 19th,  6:30pm

Google is so much more than just a search engine.  This workshop will explain how to edit photos, share videos, be social, plan a trip, and write your resume with tools that Google provides for free.  This event is being held at the Library's Laurence Harbor branch.  Please register here or call (732) 721-5600 ext. 5033.

Friday Film: The Darkest Hour
Friday, April 20th,  1:30pm

This docu-drama centers around United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), and the short time period he had to rally the nation to war against the Nazis.  The 2017 film earned six Academy Award nominations, winning Best Picture and Best Actor for Oldman.  Rated PG-13.

Volunteer Fair
Saturday, April 21st,  11-3pm

Our second Volunteer Fair will offer an opportunity for teens and adults to meet representatives from local organizations and agencies, and learn how to get involved and make a difference in the community. Some of the organizations expected to be on-hand include: Caring Hospice of Central NJ, the Girl Scouts, the Kiwanis Club of Old Bridge, the Old Bridge Animal Shelter, Old Bridge CERT and the Madison-Old Bridge Township Historical Society.  

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      10am:   Preschool Playtime
        1pm:   Bridge Club
        4pm:   Family Bingo 
     6-8pm:   Tech Buddies
   6:30pm:   Adult Craft Club       
        7pm:   Maker Monday: Earth Day T-shirt Tote* (grades 6-12) 
                    (register here)

     10am:   0 - 24 Months Storytime
     10am:   Canasta   
     11am:   2 - 3 year old Toddler Tales Storytime
       4pm:   Family Storytime
        6pm:  Family Movie: Green Hornet (PG-13) (LH)
        7pm:  Knit/Crochet Workshop (ages 10+)
        10am:  0 - 24 Months Storytime         
       10am:  Mahjong            
       11am:  2 - 3 year old Toddler Tales Storytime
    6:30pm:  Qello Concert: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga:
                    Cheek to Cheek 
         7pm:  Family Pajama Storytime
         7pm:  Idea Farm Safety Class * (register here) (ages 9+)

     10:30am:  Gentle Yoga (in-person registration necessary)  
        11am:   Family Storytime
   11:30am:   Home School Players (ages 8-18)
           1pm:   Adult Craft Club
          1pm:   Scrabble Club 
      4:15pm:   Make and Create (grades K-3)
     6:30pm:   Do More with Google * (LH) (register here)
           7pm:   Anime Club (grades 4-12)

      10:30am:   Adult Craft:  Coloring
       1: 30pm:   Friday Film:  The Darkest Hour (PG-13)
       1:30pm:   Bridge Club    
            7pm:   Teen/Adult Drop-in Sewing Workshop

      10:30am:  Parent/Child Sewing Class * (register here)
  11am-1pm:  Tech Buddies
           11am:  Family Storytime
        11-3pm:  Volunteer Fair
      11:30am:  Kids Dance Party
           12pm:  LEGO Lab
             2pm:  Teen Advisory Board Meeting

        2pm:   Collegium Musicum String Quartet

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