Library Calendar of Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Old Bridge Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted. Here is a list of Featured Programs for this week, followed by a complete listing.

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Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
7pm
 Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
Monday, Aug. 3, 7pmDrop-in Sewing Basic
Central Branch
This drop-in program is part demonstration, part instructional on the basics of sewing.  Topics will include:know your sewing machine
understanding patterns
taking measurements
... and more! 
Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
7:00 PM
 Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
Monday, Aug. 3, 7:00 PM
(Mondays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.  You ...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Computer Basics
2:30pm
 Computer Basics
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2:30pmComputer Basics
Central Branch
Pre-requisite: None 
This class discusses the basic computer parts...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Job Searching Success
10 - 12 pm
 Job Searching Success
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 10 - 12 pmJob Searching Succes
Central Branch
Garret Gega of Middlesex County's Office of Workforce Development
will present job searching strategies, answer questions about successful interviewing and resume writing.
The Science of Super Heroes
7:00 PM
 The Science of Super Heroes
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7:00 PM
Central Branch
Children in grades 2 & up can come learn about the science behind some of the superpowers of their favorite superheroes through hands on activities.  Registration requested.  You may register for individual sessions.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Intro to Arduino Microcontrollers
7pm
Intro to Arduino Microcontrollers
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7pm
Central Branch
Come learn about this easy-to-use platform for creating electornicss projects -- with no experience required!  This class will serve as a primer for self-study, teaching students the basic skills needed to create their first Arduino project, and introducing a variety of sample projects that stu...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Hero’s Quest Library Scavenger Hunt
6:30pm
Hero’s Quest Library Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:30pmHero’s Quest L
Central Branch
Join the quest! You'll be given a list of things to find and take picures of around the library, first to make it back to the starting point with all the pictures taken wins a prize! Everybody who participates gets to share ice cream while looking at all the crazy pictures. You may work alone or...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
11:00 AM
Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
Friday, Aug. 7, 11:00 AM
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 11 a.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in kindergarten-grade 2 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.&...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Teens & Adults Sewing Class - Parts I & II
3:30 - 6pm
Teens & Adults Sewing Class - Parts I & II
Friday, Aug. 7, 3:30 - 6pm
(Fridays, August 7 & 21, 3:30-6pm)
Teens & Adults  Sewi
Central Branch
Join us for a two-part class on how to use a sewing machine by making an easy project.

This month we will be m...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Friday Night Summer Cinema- "Catwoman"
6:30 pm
Friday Night Summer Cinema- "Catwoman"
Friday, Aug. 7, 6:30 pmFriday  Night Summer
Central Branch
Starring: Halle Berry, Benjamin Bratt
Rating:  PG-13— Action violence and some sensuality.
Running Time: One Hour & 44 Minutes
Release Year: 2005
 
 
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5 FACTOR - SECOND SATURDAY PERFORMANCE
2:30 pm
5 FACTOR - SECOND SATURDAY PERFORMANCE
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2:30 pm5 FACTOR - SECOND SA
Central Branch
5 Factor, a classic rock band from Monmouth Beach, plays original songs and classic rock covers.  The three-member band focuses on humanitarian efforts and has performed at local events benefiting area food banks, St. Ambrose Church in Old Bridge and the Wounded Warriors Project.
 ...read more
Sensory Storytime
2pm
 Sensory Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2pm
Central Branch
Designed for children ages 3 - 7 with special needs
When registering, please let us know any limitations or requirements that you think that we should be aware of.
 
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Charles Lindbergh...Hero, Tragedy, Enigma
2 pm
Charles Lindbergh...Hero, Tragedy, Enigma
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 pmCharles Lindbergh...
Central Branch
Join us for a presentation on the fascinating life of Charles Lindbergh.
Paul White of the Huntington Reading Group will discuss and answer questions
about this American icon.
Raspberry Pi
2pm
 Raspberry Pi
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2pm
Central Branch
Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit card-sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.  It enables people of all ages to explore computing.
 
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Foreign FILMS Matinee - Caramel
1:30 p.m.
 Foreign FILMS Matinee - Caramel
Monday, Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m.Foreign FILMS Matine
Central Branch
Caramel.
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Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
7pm
 Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
Monday, Aug. 10, 7pmDrop-in Sewing Basic
Central Branch
This drop-in program is part demonstration, part instructional on the basics of sewing.  Topics will include:know your sewing machine
understanding patterns
taking measurements
... and more! 
Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
7:00 PM
 Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
Monday, Aug. 10, 7:00 PM
(Mondays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.  You ...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group
7 pm
Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group
Monday, Aug. 10, 7 pm
Central Branch
Ladies’ Book Discussion Group meets to review:
Invention of Wings by  Sue Monk Kidd
And  The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
 
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E-Mail Basics
2:30pm
 E-Mail Basics
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2:30pmE-Mail Basics
Central Branch
Pre-requisite: Internet Basics, or some Internet experience.
Learn the basics of creating an email account, writing a message, including attachments, sending, and receiving messa...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Microsoft Word 2007 Basics
7:00pm
 Microsoft Word 2007 Basics
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7:00pmMicrosoft Word 2007
Central Branch
Microsoft Word is a computer program used for word processing.  This program is very easy to use and it provides more capabilities than a simple text editor.  It may be used to create busine...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Bookender’s Book Group
6:30 p.m.
 Bookender’s Book Group
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30 p.m.Bookender’s Bo
Central Branch
Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
Intro to 3D Printing
7pm
 Intro to 3D Printing
Thursday, Aug. 13, 7pm
Central Branch
This class will inttroduce you to a Makerbot fifth generation 3D printer and a Makerbot scanner.  You will learn how a 3D printer works, get information about free software to desgin prints, how a scanner works and appropriate safety lessons.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
11:00 AM
Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
Friday, Aug. 14, 11:00 AM
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 11 a.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in kindergarten-grade 2 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.&...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Safety Class for the Idea Farm
2pm
 Safety Class for the Idea Farm
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2pm
Central Branch
To use the Idea Farm Workshop you must take this general safety certification class. 
A safety test must be passed and waiver signed by all registrants.  Minors must take
the test and have a waiver signed by a parent or adult guardian at the class.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
7pm
 Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
Monday, Aug. 17, 7pmDrop-in Sewing Basic
Central Branch
This drop-in program is part demonstration, part instructional on the basics of sewing.  Topics will include:know your sewing machine
understanding patterns
taking measurements
... and more! 
Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
7:00 PM
 Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
Monday, Aug. 17, 7:00 PM
(Mondays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.  You ...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Super-Food Smoothies
7pm
 Super-Food Smoothies
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7pmSuper-Food Smoothies
Central Branch
Get super-strong with delicious AND healthy super-food smoothies. We will demonstrate three different smoothies, using some of what's growing in our library Idea Farm garden.  Recipes provided so you can make them yourself at home!

This program is for adults, teens, and chil...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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The Science of Super Heroes
7:00 PM
 The Science of Super Heroes
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:00 PM
Central Branch
Children in grades 2 & up can come learn about the science behind some of the superpowers of their favorite superheroes through hands on activities.  Registration requested.  You may register for individual sessions.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Safety Class for the Idea Farm
7pm
 Safety Class for the Idea Farm
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7pm
Central Branch
To use the Idea Farm Workshop you must take this general safety certification class. 
A safety test must be passed and waiver signed by all registrants.  Minors must take
the test and have a waiver signed by a parent or adult guardian at the class.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
7:00 pm
KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:00 pmKNOW THE 10 WARNING
Central Branch
The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are
often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. 
This interactive workshop will separate myth
from reality, and address commonly held
fears about Alzheimer's disease. 
Learn why early detection and diagnosis are...read more
Advanced Word 2007
7:00pm
 Advanced Word 2007
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7:00pmAdvanced Word 2007
Central Branch
Advanced Word shows you how to give documents visual punch by inserting pictures, creating bulleted lists, adding watermarks and WordArt, setting document margins, and other very useful tips.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
11:00 AM
Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
Friday, Aug. 21, 11:00 AM
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 11 a.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in kindergarten-grade 2 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.&...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Teens & Adults Sewing Class - Parts I & II
3:30 - 6pm
Teens & Adults Sewing Class - Parts I & II
Friday, Aug. 21, 3:30 - 6pm
(Fridays, August 7 & 21, 3:30-6pm)
Teens & Adults  Sewi
Central Branch
Join us for a two-part class on how to use a sewing machine by making an easy project.

This month we will be m...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Teens & Adults Sewing Class
3:30 - 6pm
 Teens & Adults Sewing Class
Friday, Aug. 21, 3:30 - 6pmTeens & Adults   Sew
Central Branch
Join us for classes on how to use a sewing machine by making an easy project!  
read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Practice PSAT
10:30am-2:30pm
 Practice PSAT
Saturday, Aug. 22, 10:30am-2:30pm
Central Branch
Get a practice run of the new version of the PSAT, which will launch in 2016. Please bring a pencil and a calculator. Open to students in grades 8-10.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
Sensory Storytime
2pm-2:45pm
 Sensory Storytime
Saturday, Aug. 22, 2pm-2:45pm
Central Branch
Designed for children ages 3 - 7 with special needs
When registering, please let us know any limitations or requirements that you think that we should be aware of.
 
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Vinyl Cutter / Heat Press Class
2pm
 Vinyl Cutter / Heat Press Class
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2pm
Central Branch
Learn the basics of a vinyl cutter and heat press as well as safety guidelines. Uses of the heat press and vinyl cutter will be explained.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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ESL - English as a Second Language
8:00 a.m.
ESL - English as a Second Language
Monday, Aug. 24, 8:00 a.m.
Central Branch
In person registration only, beginning Monday, August 24th
at the Adult & information Services Desk.
Open to Old Bridge residents only!
Foreign FILMS Matinee
1:30 pm
 Foreign FILMS Matinee
Monday, Aug. 24, 1:30 pmForeign FILMS Matine
Central Branch
Hero.
Starring Jet Li.
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
7pm
 Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
Monday, Aug. 24, 7pmDrop-in Sewing Basic
Central Branch
This drop-in program is part demonstration, part instructional on the basics of sewing.  Topics will include:know your sewing machine
understanding patterns
taking measurements
... and more! 
Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
7:00 PM
 Bedtime Math-Grades 3-5
Monday, Aug. 24, 7:00 PM
(Mondays July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 7 p.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in grades 3-5 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.  You ...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Internet Basics
2:30pm
 Internet Basics
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2:30pmInternet Basics
Central Branch
Pre-requisite: Computer Basics for PC’s and Introduction to Windows or some computer experience.  
read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Advanced 3D Printing
7pm
 Advanced 3D Printing
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7pm
Central Branch
This class will explain two free online sites for use with the 3D printer:  Thiniverse and Tinkercad.  Also included is more detailed instruction on how to use the 3D printer, from sertting it up for use to trouble-shooting problems.
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
11:00 AM
Bedtime Math-kindergarten-Grade 2
Friday, Aug. 28, 11:00 AM
(Fridays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, 11 a.m.)

Central Branch
Kids in kindergarten-grade 2 can join us for this 8 session program where you'll build stuff, toss beach balls, make sticky art, make a mess, and be so busy having fun that you won't even realize you're learning math at the same time.  Registration is for the entire 8 week session.&...read more
Register Online or call 732-721-5600 x5033.
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Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
7pm
 Drop-in Sewing Basics Workshop
Monday, Aug. 31, 7pmDrop-in Sewing Basic
Central Branch
This drop-in program is part demonstration, part instructional on the basics of sewing.  Topics will include:know your sewing machine
understanding patterns
taking measurements
... and more! 
     
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