Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: August 7

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Dear Library Member ,

We are excited to welcome crooner Dave DeLuca and his " 1950s Star-Spangled Songbook ," a musical celebration of great American composers and lyricists, on  Saturday, Aug. 12 at 2:30pm .  
This Second Saturday event focuses on the Fabulous Fifties, featuring popular songs from the era, including, "I Love Paris," "The Best Is Yet To Come," "Till There Was You," "Fly Me To The Moon," "I Only Have Eyes For You," and "Witchcraft."
A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave has been a professional musician since 1977.  He placed first in the annual ASCAP New Songwriter's Competition in New York City in 1989 and subsequently joined the Songwriter's Guild of America. Several years ago, Dave prevailed over hundreds of hopefuls and won a starring role in the annual Sinatra Birthday Bash at Red Bank's Count Basie Theater. So mark your calendars for this opportunity to experience a wonderful performance from a seasoned professional.  As usual, attendees are requested to bring a non-perishable food item -- or school supplies this time -- for donation to the Old Bridge Food Pantry.

Please be sure to vote for us in the Home News Tribune's annual Readers Choice "Best Of" contest. Voting ends on Friday, Aug. 11 and we hope we can count on your support and once again be chosen as "The Best" Library in Middlesex County! Simply click on the logo above and scroll down to the "Public Library" category. Please be aware that you can vote multiple times! Thanks again.

Have a spectacular week. See you in the Library!

Library Director

Intro to 3D Printing
Tuesday, August 8,   3:30pm

This class will introduce students to a Makerbot 5th generation 3D printer and scanner. It will explore  how a 3D printer and scanner work, offer information about free software to design prints, and instruct how to safely use the equipment. Participants  must be at least 9 years old, and registration is required.
Around the Town Storytime: Girl Scouts Groove! 
Tuesday, August 8,  7pm

This week, our popular Around the Town storytime series features local girl scouts. Join us, meet some scouts, and learn about their community service activities as they read, sing songs and supervise a craft.  

Backpain and Backpacks
Wednesday, August 9th,  10:30am

Learn useful tips on how to avoid future back pain issues.  Dr. Nima Patel of Apex Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation  will instruct how to properly carry weights such as backpacks to avoid  permanent injury or deformity.
Google Cardboard
Wednesday, August 9th,  11am

This session will demonstrate how this inexpensive product can easily turn a cell phone into a virtual reality machine. Come learn how to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and affordable way.  Registration required.
Exploring the Eclipse
Thursday, August 10th,  7pm  

In preparation of the solar eclipse later this month, a NASA Solar System Ambassador will be here for a fun and engaging presentation that will explore the nature of solar and lunar eclipses. The session will offer information about how to safely view the eclipse, and special viewing glasses will be distributed. This program is best suited for ages 10 and up.


InQuire Science Series: Understanding Hurricanes
Sunday, August 13th,  2:30pm
The Library's monthly InQuire Science program will examine how hurricanes form, the different components of a hurricane forecast, and the impacts associated with these storms. The interactive talk will be led by Dr. Kieran Bhatia, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions during the presentation and can expect to leave the event well-prepared to handle the next hurricane.

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     10am:   Pre-School Playtime - All Ages  

       1pm:   Bridge Club

    6-8pm:  Tech Buddies

  6:30pm:   Adult Craft Club

       7pm:   Ladies Book Discussion Group

       7pm:   Maker Monday: Space (ages 5-8) (registration required)




     10am:   0-24 Months Storytime

     10am:   Canasta

10:30am:   Computer Basics (registration required)

     11am:   2 & 3 year old Storytime

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

       6pm:   Movie Night: Arctic Tale (G) (LH)

       7pm:   Around the Town Storytime: Girl Scouts Groove!


      10am:   0-24 Months Storytime
     10am:   Mahjong
10:30am:   Back Pain and Backpacks
     11am:   2 & 3 Year Old Storytime  
     11am:   Google Cardboard  
   6:30pm:  Chess Club



     11am:  Family Storytime

     11am:  Microsoft Powerpoint (registration required)

      1pm:   Adult Craft Club

      1pm:   Scrabble Club

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

  6:30pm:  Bookenders Book Discussion  

       7pm:  Exploring the Eclipse (ages 10+) 

       7pm:  Mini Emoji Notebooks (ages 8-12)      


  10:30am:  Adult Craft: Coloring
      11am:  Family Storytime 
   1:30pm:  Friday Film:   The Zookeeper's Wife (PG-13 )  
   6:30pm: Teen/Adult Drop-In Sewing Workshop

     11-1pm:  Tech Buddies
       11am:  Family Storytime
      12pm:   LEGO Lab
        2pm:   Family Movie: Inspector Gadget (PG) (LH)
        2pm:   Anime Club
   2:30pm:   Second Saturday Concert: Dave DeLuca's 1950s                                          Star- Spangled Songbook

    2:30pm:   InQuire Science Series: Understanding Hurricanes

Yangzhou Zhangshuge bookstore, Zhen Yuan, China 

       Walking into the Yangzhou Zhangshuge bookstore in Zhen Yuan, China is like walking through a river filled with books. The architects noted that the building is supposed to evoke the feeling of water, in recognition of its riverside location. Books line the curved, backlit shelves, which reflect onto the dark mirrored floor, creating a tunnel effect.