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The Library is the Heart of Our Community!

Take a moment to view this short video emphasizing the importance of local libraries and how they are the heart of our communities! Many people feel not using a coupon is like throwing away money. Now think about all the FREE resources being thrown away (while right at your fingertips) when local libraries are not utilized. Click here!

Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé *TBA*

We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your résumé shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each résumé an honest critique with suggestions for improvement. View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her! You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. Time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. You need only bring a copy of your résumé and a pen. NOTE: You MUST contact us back by 12PM the day of the event when we call to confirm if you are still attending class. If you do not, your spot will automatically be given away! To register, contact a librarian at 732-727-0212 ex. 12.

Meditation and Self-healing During the Holidays *WAITLIST ONLY*

Monday, December 12, 7:00-8:00PM
Stressed during the holiday season? Take some time for you! Meditation has been scientifically proven to activate the relaxation response, thus improving a vast array of health conditions. Meditation can relieve anxiety, depression, asthma, fatigue, hypertension, infertility, headaches, joint pain and much more!

In this intoductory class, Denise Morgan, certified personal trainer and yoga instructor, will start the meditation process with breathing exercises and then progress into two, 20 minute meditations; one for relaxation and the other for healing. Must be 18 or older. For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. Click here to register and for special notes about this event.

Strength Training

Monday, January 9, 7PM-8PM
Losing weight is at the top of the list for New Years Resolutions. Why not get started on January 9th? Strength training is the best way to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF. Strength training actually burns more fat than cardio, improves bone density, and increases the strength of connective tissue, muscles and tendons. It can also greatly improve your quality of life and boost your self confidence. Join us and see what this form of exercise can do for you. You will need a mat, a set of light weights, and water.(If you do not have weights, you can bring two (2) extra water bottles.)We will warm up, train each major muscle group and cool down and stretch. Presented by Denise Morgan, Certified Yoga Instructor, Shaman practitioner, Lightworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. Limited space! For more Info, contact Jennifer at 732-727-0212 ext.25 or email her at jlarsen@lmxac.org. Register today!

Movie Matinees

Dates All Throughout the Year! Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our large screen and movie theater style popcorn! Watch a movie and meet fellow movie enthusiasts! These matinees are for adults only. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Movie Matinees of 2016 possible! For more information or to register, please call 732-727-0212 ext. 12.

The 100 Year Old Man, January 6 at 1PM
Synopsis: After a long and explosive life in munitions, involving a multitide of seminal moments from the 20th century, Alan Kalsson finds himself - on his 100th birthday - stuck in a tranquil Swedish nursing home. Determined to escape the monotony, he hops out a window and kicks off a hilarious and unexpected comic adventure. Register now!

How to Have a Clutter Free New Year!

Wednesday, January 18, 6:30PM
Kitchen table is covered iwth stuff? Closets are jam packed? Then this program is for you! Join Organizing Humorist & author Jamie Novak for an evening of laughts and helpful advice. Make 2017 a clutter-free year once you learn where to begin, what to do first and how to stay motivated. Register today!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 8 at 6:30PM!
Looking to share your passion for knitting and crocheting & meet a few new crafting buddies? Enjoy this opportunity to pick up a few new tips from fellow craft addicts at this low-key club for folks who know the basics, but want to take their addiction to a whole new level! Bring your supplies and your current craft project and let the fun begin! This group is open to all residents, but adults only please. No registration required. We hope to see you there! For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Next Meetings: Friday, Dec. 2 & 16 at 1:30PM!
Join current club members at the library to play a few rounds of Scrabble. The group is very informal and simply enjoys playing for fun! The library has a Scrabble Board, but you may bring your own also. No need to sign up in advance, just show up and make new friends! For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. View Full Schedule!

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The Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, Dec. 15 at 2:00PM!
Gather once a month to meet with other writers to bounce ideas off of one another or clear that infamous writer's block! Special guest professional writers will join the group from time to time to give advice and talk about their experiences as writers. Adults only, please. For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, January 7, from 10:30AM-12:00PM.
Feeling down or discouraged? Want to increase your positivity? You need...The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group! Dr. Colleen Georges, a co-author of the Bestselling book, Contagious Optimism by David Mezzapelle, will be facilitating this new monthly wellness group designed to help grow your optimism and your overall happiness. "Positive Forward Thinking" is the ability to find the silver lining in every cloud no matter how difficult yesterday or today may be. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. However, each of us possesses personal strengths and wisdom that we can draw from in order to experience our world with increased hope, kindness, and gratitude. Through the sharing of excerpts from Contagious Optimism along with group members' personal stories, plus simple yet impactful positive psychology exercises, Dr. Georges will lead group members in boosting positivity and perseverance. For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To view a video about Dr. Georges please click here.

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ESL Conversation Group-FALL 2016

About the Group: This ESL Group will help individuals 18 years or older speak, read, and write English with more confidence and ease! People attending this group should already have a basic understanding of the English language. This group is NOT for people who have little to no understanding of English.

Dates: Tuesdays, 9/20/16-12/20/16 from 6:00PM-8:00PM (dates subject to change).

How to Register: Interested ESL learners need to attend a registration date to register with the organization Literacy New Jersey, be tested by them, and then be placed into a class/group that is appropriate for their learning level. The tutors of this group have been instructed to not allow walk-ins since everyone now needs to register and get assessed before they can enter the program.

The Next Registration Date Is: Please contact the Literacy NJ office to see what dates are available at other facilities OR pick up an Interest Form at the library that should be filled out and given to a librarian who will then send it to the Literacy NJ office.

Contact Information: If you have a question OR want to see what other registration dates are available at other facilities, call the office at 732-906-5456 or (800)848-0048 or email Melissa Bernstein at mbernstein@literacynj.org You can also visit their site here.

Wireless Printing Is Here!

Print from your own device or computer while in the library or even outside of the library! Depending on your device, there are a few different ways to take advantage of this new service. See the Detailed Instructions here for more information or talk to a librarian!

Current Computer Class Schedule

The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! Do you have a family member or friend who needs to learn how to use a computer? Maybe you yourself could benefit from a beginners course? Let the library help! The Sayreville Public Library offers FREE basic computer instruction many months out of the year. See dates below! Please use the online classes all year-round here!

Microsoft Outlook for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
A Beginner's Guide to Google, Google Products & Android-TBA!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-TBA!
NEW! Instagram for Beginners & Beyond!-TBA!
NEW! Twitter for Beginners & Beyond!-TBA!
NEW! LinkedIn for Beginners & Beyond!-TBA!
NEW! Pinterest for Beginners & Beyond!-TBA!
A Beginner's Guide to Windows 10-TBA!
NEW! Facebook for Beginners & Beyond!-TBA!
How to Access & Organize Your Digital Photos-TBA!
Understanding Your Apple Tablet or Phone-TBA!
Computer Basics & Using the Internet-TBA!
Selling Your Stuff on Amazon & eBay-TBA!
Mouse for Beginners-Discontinued due to funding. Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners-Discontinued due to funding. Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-Discontinued due to funding. Try our online classes here instead!

Registration Policies & Class Prerequisites: First preference goes to Sayreville patrons who have not taken these classes before. You must know how to use the mouse and keyboard to take all of the above classes except for the one-on-one Mouse for Beginners. Adults only, please. To register for any of the classes where there is not an option to register now, contact a librarian at 732-727-0212 ex. 12. You must contact and speak with an adult reference librarian to register for most of the computer classes.

Understanding Your Commitment: While these classes are free to you, it costs the library money to offer them. When you register for a class, please take your commitment seriously and notifya librarian as soon as you can if you can no longer attend. Once registered, we will contact you a few days before class to re-confirm that you still plan on attending. Please let us know if you can no longer make it.

 
Now We Go Where You Go! Introducing the New App That Allows You to Stay Connected to Us 24/7!
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The App Is Called Boopsie--It's Fun to Use and Fun to Say!

The Sayreville Library has recently launched a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone connected to the Internet you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, find events and more. The app even offers a feature called BookLook that allows scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if the library owns the title. If you're at a bookstore you can just scan the ISBN, see if we own it and if we do place a hold on it right from your phone. To access the library's mobile app, search "Boopsie for Libraries" in your device's marketplace and download the app. Once the app is installed, open it and search "Libraries of Middlesex." The Sayreville Library will be within the LMxPRESS group of libraries.