June Programs At The South Brunswick Library

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK–The South Brunswick Board of Education recently honored the Library with its Community Partnership Award. There are many events, including stories, programs, and seminars at the South Brunswick Library. All programs will meet in Meeting Room A/B, unless otherwise stated. To register for a program or for more information, call the Information Desk at (732)-329-4000, ext. 7286 or go to www.sbpl.info/calendar. Registration not required unless specified below.

Here are a sampling of the various classes and events at the South Brunswick Library in June:

SPECIAL NOTE: The South Brunswick Library will be CLOSED on July 4 for Independence Day and July 12 for a furlough day.

Central Jersey (Geek) Culture Appreciation

Mind meld with a friendly, open-minded group of mostly 20 and 30-somethings whose interests include Buffy to Doctor Who, comic books to Lord of the Rings, Cranium to Dungeons and Dragons, and more.  If you have a geeky interest, this is the place to be!  Enjoy board games, video games, movies, field trips, and discussions.  The group meets at the Library the first Sunday and fourth Saturday each month. For more information , see www.meetup.com/central-jersey-geek-culture-appreciation.  Free and open to all. Sunday, June 2 and Saturday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Computer Q&A Time

If you have a question about using the computer, please drop by the Information Desk for a little on-on-one face time with a computer education specialist. Ask about basic use, creating an e-mail account, attaching a file, Picasa, digital cameras, downloading  photographs, scan a document, e-books, and so on. You can also learn about free classes on computer basics, g-mail, and Microsoft Word. No appointment is necessary. Wednesdays, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Basic PC Skills

This class is designed for people who are completely new to computers. Some topics covered are parts of the computer, icons, how to save, copying and pasting etcWednesday, June, 5, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Internet Basics and Beyond

Use Google to learn Internet search strategies. Beginning with differentiating between ISP’s, browsers and search engines, you will learn the parts of a URL and how to evaluate websites. Friday, June 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Intermediate Microsoft Word

This class will cover template formatting, pictures, text, and page appearance. It will be taught using Microsoft Word 2002 but more current versions will be discussed. Pre-requisite is basic Microsoft Word Class or equivalent knowledge with Word. Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Introduction to Google Apps

Harness the power of Google with Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation) and other free services available. A Gmail account is strongly encouraged as well as an Android device (Smart phone or tablet). Thursday, June 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Twitter Basics

Learn the basics of how to use Twitter,  how to “tweet”, use hashtags, and retweet. Follow twitter feeds from your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news. Tuesday, June 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Book Clubs

Monday Night Book Club

Meets the first Monday of each month. In June, the group discusses Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jody Picoult. Monday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.  Local History Room.

Coffee & Conversation Book Club

Meets the second Wednesday of each month. In June, the group discusses The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich. Wednesday, June 12, 1:30 p.m.

Business and Finance

Business Counseling by Appointment

The Princeton Chapter of SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses) conducts one-on-one counseling sessions on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information, call (609) 393-0505 or visit www.scoreprinceton.org. SCORE Seminar Topic TBA. 

South Brunswick Living Rich Club (w/o spending a lot of $)

Meets the first Thursday of each month to share information on finding ways to save money without sacrificing lifestyle. Check the Club’s blog at www.sbpldeclutterclub.blogspot.com. On Thursday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. the topic will be New Destinations: Outward Bound or The Armchair Traveler.  Learn about travel discounts, day trips, and other ways to get out and about, or how to travel without leaving home.

Effective Resume Writing

A strong resume is the best way to begin to find a new job.  Learn to write an effective resume and get an overview of all the free resources available at the Library that can help with your job search. Seating is limited. Registration is required. June 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

ESL English Conversation Group

This walk-in group is for those who already speak some English but want to develop their conversation skills in a social setting. Come with a topic for discussion and photos to share. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the local history room.

Basic ESL

This class is taught by Lorraine Jackson, a certified ESL instructor by the Literacy Partners of New Jersey. It is for adults who want to improve their English language speaking skills. Registration required at the Information Desk. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Health

Tai Chi Class for Beginners 

On-going classes

Tai Chi classes are taught by local Tai Chi instructor Jimmy Lee, who has studied Tai Chi Chuan since 1983 and has been teaching since 2004. He is a formal disciple of Zhang Yun, who was personally trained by Wang Pei Sheng. Five-class session, $50. Wednesdays.May 22 through June 16, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Program Room 2 – Octagon

Knitting and Crocheting Group      

The South Brunswick Knitting and Crocheting Group meet every Monday night (when the library is open). The group meets to knit, crochet and do other fiber arts and to share tips, patterns, and good conversation. The group is open to anyone (12 years and older). No registration is necessary. For more information, email sblknitncrochet@aol.com. Mondays, at 7:00 p.m.

Lunchtime Lecture Series:

Documentary Film Series: Around the World in 80 Treasures: A Quest for Mankind’s Greatest Achievements,

This documentary series was written and presented by architectural historian Dan Cruickshank for the BBC.

On June 19, travel from Mexico to Central North America as Mayan, Toltec and contemporary Mexican artifacts are explored as well as Mesa Verde Park, Monticello, the Statue of Liberty, and the Seagram building in the United States. Come travel with us! Don’t forget to bring your lunch. Coffee and dessert will be servedMeets third Wednesday of the month, from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Concerts

DAPHNE POWELL MEMORIAL CONCERT SERIES

Violetta Norrie, Harpist

Sunday, June 2, 2:00 p.m.

Films

Classic Film Series: James Bond

Classic films are shown on the first Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and snacks will be served. A classic James Bond film will be shown each month.

On June 11, fall in love with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), also starring Roger Moore, where we first meet the steel-toothed invincible behemoth Jaws, the only villain that appears in more than one film.

And on June 18, its Moonraker (1979), again starring Roger Moore, “easily the most tongue-in-cheek of the series, but it’s also pure, escapist fun.”

Quilting with Friends

Quilters will enjoy this quilting group the last Wednesday each month.  Bring along your quilting or sewing projects to work on while enjoying the company of others. Led by quilter Shirley Osipov. Wednesday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The South Brunswick MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support).

Meets the first Thursday of each month. For more information about the MOMS Club, an International non-profit organization.  Email sbrunswickmoms@yahoo.com. Children are encouraged to attend with parent. June 13 at 10:00 a.m.


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