Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: June 12


Dear Library Member,

The summer season is upon us, and it's important to remember that the need for blood never takes a vacation. Once again, the Library will be hosting a Blood Drive.  It will take place at our Central location on June 14, World Blood Donor Day, from 1 pm to 6:45 pm and is sponsored by New Jersey Blood Services. 
You can simply walk in or make an appointment by calling 800-933-2566 or by logging onto http://tinyurl.com/oblibrarydrive. To donate, you must be between 17 and 76 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds; 16-year-olds can donate with a parental consent form and those over 76 can donate with a doctor's note. If you have diabetes, or blood pressure controlled by medication, you can donate. Most medications will not disqualify you from being an eligible donor; you can call
1-800-688-0900 for more information about eligibility requirements. You are encouraged to eat before coming, and to bring ID and proof of age. D onating now will help to prevent a summer blood shortage.  We hope you will donate for this valuable effort plus you will receive a discount promo code valid for a Six Flags Great Adventure daily pass/parking (value up to $22!).

Many thanks to Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 
8 1291 for painting our newest Little Free Library, which was placed by DPW in front of our Laurence Harbor Branch at 277 Shoreland Circle. The design ties in with the girls' "Save the Coral Reef" project they are working on for their Silver Award. This joins our other two Little Free Libraries located at the Old Bridge Park and Ride commuter lots on Route 9 North at Westminster Boulevard and at Inverness Drive. Many thanks to Isabella Hamm, Melodie Conlon, Tessa Linkletter, Jessica Prekeris and Anna Hoegler.  Please stop by and take or donate a book!

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

Monday, June 12th,

Interested in learning more about Instagram? This program will explore the popular photo-sharing app for smartphones, and explain how to take a photo, apply a filter, and share on social media.

Tween Duct Tape Crafts
Tuesday, June 13th,  7pm

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to j oin us as we get creative with duct tape. Bring your imagination; we supply the tape!

Tabletop Game Night
Thursday, June 15th,

Gather some friends -- or make some new ones -- and enjoy new and old tabletop games like Forbidden Island, Concept, Ticket to Ride, and more. Play one of ours, or bring your own.  For adults 18 and up; all gaming skill levels are welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Friday Film: Fences 
Friday, June 16th, 1:30pm
This 2016 Academy Award nominated film starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis centers around the family of a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates tensions in his family. Rated PG-13.
Author Talk: Rita Gigante: Godfather's Daughter
Saturday, June 17th, 2pm

Rita Gigante's family looked like many others in her suburban NJ neighborhood. But they had a secret - her father was the notorious crime boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, the leader of the Genovese crime family in NYC. Meet Rita as she shares her story and memoir, and talks about coming to terms with her father, her faith, and coming out to her family. Copies of the book will be available to purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation

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  1pm: Bridge

  4pm: Family Fun: Let's Get Physical

  4pm: Instagram

  6-8pm: Tech Buddies

  6:30pm: Adult Craft Club

  7pm: Maker Monday: Candy Leis (ages 9-12) * registration required



   10am:  0-24 Months Storytime
 10am:  Canasta Club
  11am:  2 & 3 Year Old Storytime
   4pm: Miss Pham's Storytime (LH)
    6pm:  Movie Night: Angry Birds  (LH)
   7pm:  Tween Duct Tape Crafts  (grades 4-6) 

   10am:   0-24 Months Storytime
 10am:   Mahjongg
 11am:   2 & 3 Year Old Storytime
   1-6:45pm:   Blood Drive
      6:30pm:  Chess Club
   7pm:   Email Basics Class  (registration required) 
   7pm:   Pajama Family Storytime




  11am:  Family Storytime

   1pm:  Adult Craft Club

   1pm:  Scrabble Club

   3:30pm:  Intro to 3D Printing * (registration required)

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

   6pm:  Tabletop Game Night  (ages 18+)



  10:30am:  Adult Craft: Coloring
      11am: Alphabet Art (ages 2+)
    1:30pm: Friday Film: Fences (PG-13) 

 11-1pm:  Tech Buddies
 11am:  Family Storytime
 12pm:   LEGO Lab
   2pm:  Author Talk: Rita Gigante 

   2pm: Drop-in Craft: Father's Day cards

aMAZEme art exhibit, London, England
This art exhibit was installed in the city's Royal Festival Hall in 2012. Created by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, the maze was designed in the shape of celebrated writer Jorge Borges' unique fingerprint.  The charitable organization  Oxfam loaned 150,000 used books to the project, while another 100,000 were donated by publishing houses from around the UK. T he books were given to Oxfam once the maze was deconstructed, with the funds from the project being used for their work fighting poverty around the world