"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."

-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

so make hay and visit your library

Please participate in our community survey

The Old Bridge Public Library wants to know what programs

are of interest to you, even if you do not visit very often.

It just takes a few minutes, and is completely anonymous.

You may scan the QR code above to start the process,

or go online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N3ZFK8C

Of course you can stop by the library and fill out a paper copy.

The deadline for taking the survey is:

Halloween - Monday, October 31, 2022.

Early Voting

2022 General Election Early Voting

will be held at the

Old Bridge Public Library

in the Large Meeting Room

October 29 through November 6, 2022

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

and Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Traveling soon?

Get your Passport here.

Walk-ins are welcome.

The Old Bridge Public Library is a designated

Passport Acceptance Facility.

You must apply at a Passport Acceptance Facility

if you do not have a Passport,

or your previous passport was issued before you were 16,

or your previous passport expired more than 5 years ago.

Renewals are NOT processed here.

We are open 7 days/week

and take photos for you, as well as expedite processing.

Passport applicants are encouraged to make an appointment,

however, walk-ins are accepted if an opening is available.  

For more information, go to:


or call (732) 721-5600 x 5046

Get a Passport through us, and see the world.

Museum Passes

The Old Bridge Public Library Museum Pass program is back.

Reserve your FREE passes on our website


or go to:



-- a sample of FREE databases we offer --

to view more, visit:


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All library programs are Free and Open to the Public.

NJ Beer

381 Years and Counting

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 PM  

Tara Maharjan

Processing Archivist for Rutgers University Libraries

will discuss the long and complicated history

of brewing beer in the Garden State.

No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033

Second Saturday Music Series

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM

If you enjoy a free concert,

then join us the second Saturday of each month

in our Large Meeting Room at 1:00 PM.

This month features

Ellen LaFurn

jazz singer extraordinaire

Ellen will take you on a trip down memory lane

with timeless classics

from the Great American Songbook.


No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033


should it be your mug of choice?

Thursday, November 17 at 2:30 PM

 Coffee has undergone intense research

and the findings

may change the way you look at your morning routine.

This program is presented by

the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. 

Register online, over the phone, or in person.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033

or visit our website:


Novels at Night

book discussion group

Monday, November 21 at 7:00 PM

The book club is back!

Join us the third Monday of each month

in our Large Meeting Room at 7:00 PM.

This month's selection is:

The Dutch House

by Ann Patchett 

Standard print and Large Print copies of the book

are available for pick-up at the library circulation desk.

Admission is FREE.

No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5033

Read to the Dogs

First Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM

This programs allows kids

to practice their reading skills

by reading out loud to a gentle therapy dog.

No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5028

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 29 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us in the Municipal Parking Lot

for fun, games, crafts, and special treats.

No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5028

Halloween Hullabaloo

Monday, October 31 at 10:30 AM

Celebrate Halloween

with a storytime, craft, and trick or treat parade

around the library.

Please Note:

Due to the volume of participants in the past,

we will host two storytime sessions

the first at 10:30 AM

and the second at 11:00 AM.

While the first session is enjoying storytime,

the second group can partake in the craft,

and then vice versa.

Don't forget your costume!

No Registration required.

For more information call:

(732) 721-5600 x 5028


Most everyone loves a good satire, and this one is written by three people. S.E. Boyd is the nom de plume for James Beard award winning food writer Kevin Alexander, journalist Joe Keohane, and book editor Alessandra Lusardi. Together the trio weaves a romp that courses through one hilarious incident after the next. Filled with real-life people, and the death of a fictional chef, The Lemon simply cannot be put down, until you've reached the end, and then you'll want more. Bon appétit.

Before having a beer brand named after him, this Founding Father, and older cousin of  Presidents, led a fascinating life. A privileged son of a prosperous malt maker (hence the beer tie-in), Samuel Adams ran the family business into the ground, and spent most of his life a poor man, but he made up for his lack of monetary wealth with intellectual and moral capital. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Stacy Schiff writes with insight and wit about an oft forgotten man who played a hugely impactful role in the birth of our nation.

Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 721-5600 x 5030
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