Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: April 17

Dear Library Member,

If you or a loved one is living with and/or has been affected by cancer, please join us for this six-week workshop series starting this Wednesday.  You will learn techniques to deal with symptoms, fear, anger & frustration, as well as tips for decisions about treatment and complementary therapies and regaining and maintaining flexibility and endurance.  All attendees will receive a free book, healthy snacks, incentives, and completion certificate.
The workshop runs every Wednesday, April 19 to May 24, from 1:30 pm - 4 pm. Registration is required; you will register once to attend all six sessions.  There are limited open spots, so please don't waste any time in registering!

We bring you this series in conjunction with the Middlesex County Office of Health Services through funding from the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition as a free service of the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Have a spectacular week!  See you in the Library.
Library Director

  Tuesday, April 18 , 10:30am
Sensory Time for Adults

This popular program is designed just for adults with special needs and their caregivers. Sensory Time combines different activities and gives participants the chance to refine their communication and social skills. April's theme is Spring Is In the Air and this month we will celebrate the fun things about Spring - flowers, butterflies, baseball and more - with stories, games, and a craft.

  Wednesday, April 19,   1:30pm
Cancer: Surviving and Thriving

If you or a loved one is living with and/or has been affected by cancer, please join us for this six-week workshop series. It will examine techniques to deal with symptoms, fear, anger and frustration, as well as tips for decisions about treatment and complementary therapies. The workshop runs Wednesdays from April 19 to May 24, from
1:30 -4:00pm. For further details and registration, click here; register once to attend all six sessions.
Thursday, April 20,  7pm
Teens DIY: Jell-O Lip Gloss
Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to join us as we make our own colorful, flavorful lip gloss, using a few ingredients, including Jell-O. Space is limited; register here.

Thursday, April 20,   7pm
Make Compost, Not Waste

Debbie Lee, a founder of Garden State Green Quest, will discuss the problem of food waste and the solution              composting provides. She will examine the Japanese concept of Bokashi, an age-old composting method which allows composting without presorting food. 
  Saturday, April 22,  3pm
Turning Your Hobby into a Business

Do you have an interesting hobby that you think might make a lucrative business? Join us as Steven Mamakas, founder of Kroozin Productions and Executive Officer of the Old Bridge Mayor's Office of Economic Development, provides tips and ideas to develop a solid business plan. Learn how Mamakas' interest in classic car preservation developed into a successful automotive event and vintage and classic car show productions business.
He will share the challenges he faced, start-up insights and research, business plan development, and marketing tips.

  Sunday, April 23,  2pm
Teens and Anxiety: Stategies to Decrease Stress for Your Teen

Teens often worry about school, friends, sports, and career and college decisions. Designed for parents and older (16+) teens, this session will address strategies to decrease teenage anxiety. Such anxiety can lead to stress, poor performance in school and substance abuse. Local pediatrician Ritu Khullar, MD, will provide helpful insights and coping skills, including diet, natural interventions and counseling.

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 10am: Preschool Story and Craft (ages 1-5)
   4pm: Family Fun: STEAM challenges.  Great for all ages.
   4pm: What to Read Next
    7pm: Teen/adult Drop-in Sewing Workshop
    7pm: Maker Monday: Sock Bunnies (ages 9-12) (registration required)



10am:  0-24 Months Storytime
10:30am:  Sensory Time for Adults
11am:  2 & 3 Year Old Storytime
  4:30pm: Miss Pam's Storytime (LH)
  6pm:   Movie Night: Nine Lives (LH)
  7pm:  Tween Color & Chat...and Peeps (grades 4-6)

10am: 0-24 Months Storytime
10am: Mahjong
11am: 2 & 3 Year Old Storytime
 1:30pm: Cancer: Surviving and Thriving (registration required)
 3:30-5pm: Math Tutoring
 7pm: Pajama Family Time
 7pm:  Idea Farm Safety Class(registration required)





11am: Family Storytime (all ages)

  1pm: Adult Craft Club

  1pm: Scrabble Club

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

  7pm:  DIY: Jell-O Lip Gloss (ages 6-12) (registration required)

  7pm: Make Compost, Not Waste

  7pm: Vinyl Cutter/Decal Class (registration required)




10:30am: Adult Craft: Coloring

11am: Alphabet Art 

 1:30pm: Friday Film: High Society (NR) 


10-12:00pm: Math Tutoring
11:30am: Kids Dance Party
11-1pm: Tech Buddies
12pm: LEGO Lab - All Ages
  2pm: Anime Club (grades 6-12)
  2pm: Family Movie: Inside Out (LH)
2:30pm:  Earth Day Drop-in Craft
  3pm: Turning Your Hobby into a Business

2pm: Teens and Anxiety: S trategies to Decrease Stress for Your Teen


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