Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
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This Week at Your Library: September 11


Dear Library Member ,

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month and a great opportunity to remind everyone how valuable your library card truly is.  Your card provides free "tuition" to numerous online learning resources, such as Tutor.com , Lynda.com and Rosetta Stone , and free "tickets" to movies, concerts and music with Kanopy , Hoopla and Qello Concerts . Your card also gives you entrance to free robotics, 3D printing and soldering classes at our Idea Farm Makerspace and free admission to eight area museums, including the Grounds for Sculpture, the Intrepid and Insectropolis. Use this handy Library Value Calculator to calculate the dollar value in savings your card offers you each year. This is a good opportunity to encourage friends and family to sign up for cards so they too can benefit from your Library's many resources and programs.

Hurricane season has begun with terrible destruction.  In answer to many inquiries, here is some information about a few specific organizations that are accepting donations to aid our fellow Americans affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Please click here for more details. 

Very importantly, we mark another anniversary of September 11th.  Let us all take time to reflect on that horrific day.  A memorial service will take place on September 11th at the September 11th memorial site at 6 pm.  The site is located behind the Library in the Municipal Complex off of Cottrell Road and Route 516.

Have a spectacular week. Hope to see you in the Library.

Library Director

Parkinson's Disease: What You Need to Know
Monday, September 11th,  1pm

Cheylena Williams, from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, who also serves as a program coordinator with the American Parkinson Disease Association, will present information and strategies to help manage the disease.
Qello Streaming Concerts
Tuesday, September 12th,  6pm

Join us for this session on Qello, the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries. Learn how to stream on-demand to just about any digital device.

Canva and Graphic Design
Wednesday, September 13th,  11am

Release the artist inside you with this free online graphic design app. Drag-and-drop simplicity lets users create attractive flyers, infographics, social media banners, and so much more. Learn how to make effective graphics with Canva's Design School blog.
Mug Meals
Thursday, September 14th,  7pm

Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to make easy and delicious meals using a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave.  Registration is required here.
Retro Roadmap with Mod Betty
Saturday, September 16th,  11am

The Library welcomes author and blogger Beth Lennon, aka Mod Betty, and her  Retro Roadmap program. Attendees will discover all the distinct vintage treasures that the Garden State has to offer. Come explore how to find New Jersey's best retro movie theaters, restaurants and other nostalgic roadside attractions. 

History of Submarine Warfare Along the NJ Shore
Sunday, September 17th,  2pm

New Jersey played a pivotal role in the early development of the submarine.  From early vessels being tested during the 18th century to World War II U-boat offensives off of the Jersey coast, author Joseph G. Bilby will reveal fascinating information about the history of submarines in the state.  His latest book,  A History of Submarine Warfare Along the Jersey Shore , will also be available for purchase. 

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   10am:  Pre-school Playtime

      1pm:  Bridge Club

      1pm:  Parkinson's Disease: What you need to know

   6-8pm:  Tech Buddies

  6:30pm:  Adult Craft Club

       7pm:  Maker Monday: Back to School Bus (ages 3-8) (registration                               required) 

       7pm: Teen/Adult Drop In Sewing Workshop




     10am:   0-24 Months Storytime

     10am:   Canasta

     11am:   2 - 3 year old Storytime

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

       4pm:   Family Storytime

        6pm:  Movie Night: Middle School (PG)  (LH)

        6pm:  Quello Streaming Concerts


      10am:  0-24 Months Storytime
     10am:  Mahjong
     11am:  2 - 3 year old Storytime
     11am:   Canva and Graphic Design
    6:30pm: Chess Club
       7pm:  Family Storytime
       7pm:  Meditation Workshop



      11am:  Family Storytime

       1pm:   Adult Craft Club

       1pm:   Scrabble Club

       1pm:   Learn to Control Diabetes (6 week program)

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

       6pm:   Tabletop Game Night for Adults

       7pm:   Mug Meals (grades 6-12) (registration required)
      7pm:   GSS Writers Round Table



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

     11-1pm:  Tech Buddies
       11am:  Family Storytime
       11am:  Retro Roadmap with Mod Betty
       12pm:  LEGO Lab
         2pm:  Saturday movie: Disney Descendants 2 
    2pm: History of Submarine Warfare Along the NJ Shore



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