Help support summer library programming for children and adults by purchasing a beautiful butterfly to hang in our lobby windows. Funds will be used to support summer reading clubs for hundreds of children and adults in the community. By participating, you partner with the library to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning for all library patrons. Be a part of the transformation and purchase a butterfly for only $1 at the circulation desk. Thank you for your support!
"Rising Up" - Recovery After Job Loss-Monday, May 9, 6:30PM-8:00PM *NEW DATE!*
When you lose a job, it's a major life event. While sometimes it can be a relief, more often then not, it's a devastating blow. Not only is it a loss of a paycheck, but even a loss of identity and self-esteem. If you are not careful, job loss can lead to depression and isolation. Neither of which is good for a successful job search. In this participative session, Terrence H. Seamon will address the attitudes and skills needed to bounce back and rise up after job loss. Terrence Seamon is a veteran job hunter who has experienced job loss several times in his career. Now he is a job search and career change consultant and coach whose book To Your Success! captures much of his hard-earned wisdom.He is also the author of the leader's guide to engagement Lead the Way and the change agent's guide to improvement Change for the Better. Register online now!
Let a Professional Polish Your Résumé-Tuesday, May 24, 6:00PM-8:00PM
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! To register, contact Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. 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 Alaina back by 12PM the day of the event when she calls to confirm if you are still attending class. If you do not, your spot will automatically be given away!
Your Rights in the Workplace-Wednesday, May 25, 6:30PM-8:00PM *NEW DATE!*
Most employees are unaware of the many recently added job protections available under New Jersey and federal law. This free seminar will cover many topics concerning your job and career and you will have the opportunity to ask a labor lawyer any questions you may have regarding: Unfair treatment on the job; wrongful discharge, discrimination, and harassment; employment contracts and performance reviews; wages, salary, hours, overtime and compensation; disability leave, pregnancy leave and health insurance; severance pay and unemployment benefits & non-competition agreements. Presented by Mitchell Schley, a labor lawyer in East Brunswick, New Jersey, who has been practicing for over 25 years. He has prosecuted cases on behalf of employees with the National Labor Relations Board and has represented Fortune 500 corporations and now represents hourly, salaried, professional and managerial employees regarding employment matters. Register online now!
A Beginners Guide to Windows 10-Tuesday, May 3, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Learn all about the new Windows 10! Come down and even bring your device to follow along so that you can walk away with a better understanding of this system. Register online now!
How to Access & Organize Your Digital Photos-Tuesday, May 10, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Do your holiday and family photos end up languishing on your cameras or computers for years? Get organized and start enjoying those photos! Attendees will learn: how to move pictures from digital cameras to computers and vice versa; how to manage photos on smartphones and tablets; & how to create print pictures from digital photos. Let tech gadget guru, Hank Loch, walk you through all of this and more in this new class! Register online now!
For more information or to register, contact Alaina at email@example.com or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. For more class offerings, see below!
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Is your to-do list two pages long? Do you have difficulty choosing which task to do first? Are clutter and paperwork piling up around you? Do you put things off to “get to later?” Are you ready to feel energized, accomplished and on-top of things? Put an end to the stress, clutter, and last minute rushing around caused by procrastination. Join us for a laugh or two as you learn the difference between procrastinating and percolating. The common reasons why we put things off and what you can do about it – starting today will be revealed! Presented by organizing specialist and author Jamie Novak, as seen on HGTV and QVC, and most recently the home blogger for Martha Stewart Living. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!
Saturday, May 14, 12:00 PM
Join us for Part 7 in our Diversity Series! Free, fun, entertaining and educational for the whole family! Musical entertainment will be provided by the one and only Bobby Byrne! Special guest Maureen Wlodarczyk will speak about the mass emigration that resulted from conditions in Ireland in the early 19th century and what it was like to be a new American in New Jersey during that time. She will also discuss the 1916 Easter Rising that began the last great fight for Irish independence from England. An assortment of Irish cookies and scones will be served along with tea and coffee. Space is limited! You must register to attend. Located at the Senior Center! Meet Your Neighbors is also sponsored in part by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural Heritage Commission (MCCHC) with assistance through a grant provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Dept. of State. For more information or to register, contact Marie at email@example.com or call 732-727-0212 ex. 26. You may also register online now!
Monday, May 16, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Are you ready to forgive and let go of the past? Forgiveness is the key to living a life of freedom and inner peace. Yet forgiving is often hard to do. This introductory presentation explores the nature of forgiveness including how it affects mind, body & spirit. Michele Granberg, MA offers powerful steps for forgiving and leads you in simple exercises to help you heal and move on to brighter days. Michele Granberg, MA, CHT holds a Master of Arts in Psychology & Counseling. She is a certified hypnotherapist in private practice. Her professional experience in the social services and mental health fields spans 25 years. Please bring a journal or notebook. Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. You may also register online!
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Are you unemployed, retired, or looking to change careers? In this workshop, learn how to find fulfillment and a new life's purpose! Participants will evaluate their reasons for wanting to reinvent themselves, review their skills and talents with an inventory worksheet, and explore activities and occupations that could become a new life’s purpose and bring fulfillment to their lives. Discover the importance of goal setting, organization, time management, self-improvement, and a positive mental attitude to assist you in your journey of achieving personal goals to write your next chapter in life! Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25 or email@example.com to register. You may also register online!
Monday, May 23, 7:00PM-8:00PM
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, insomnia, backaches, headaches, abdominal pain, and muscle and joint pain. The list goes on and on! In this introductory class, we will start the meditation process with breathing exercises and then progress into two, 20 minute meditations. One meditation will be for relaxation, and the other will be for healing. There will be a discussion period in between to touch base with everyone to see how they are progressing. Presented by Denise Morgan, Certified Yoga Instructor, Shaman practitioner, Lightworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS EVENT: Please bring a mat or blanket to use. It is ideal to do this event while laying on the floor. Chairs will be provided for those who are not able to get down on the floor. Guests who arrive later than 7:05PM will not be let into the event. This event will be starting promptly and requires complete concentration from the attendees. Guests who arrive late disrupt this process and affect the quality of the event. Thank you for your cooperation! Adults only. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!
Dates All Throughout the Year! Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our new 84 x 84 screen and fresh popcorn from our popcorn machine! 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, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12, email her at email@example.com, or register below!
Brooklyn on Friday, May 13, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Synopsis: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Adults only, please. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Register now!
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!
Tuesdays, Jan. 12-May 31, 6:00PM-8:00PM
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. 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. You may contact Literacy New Jersey at (732) 906-5456 or (800) 848-0048, or email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to be tested or find out more information. You can also visit their site here. NOTE: This group is NOT for people who have little to no understanding of English. Individuals who cannot speak English can still contact the Literacy NJ organization and see if they can be placed at a different location for basic classes.
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, May 12 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, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at email@example.com. View Full Schedule!
The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, May 6 & 20 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! If you have any questions, email Alaina at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, May 19 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, contact Alaina at email@example.com or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!
Next Meeting: Saturday, Apr. 30 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. If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ext. 25 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To read more about Dr. Georges, click here.
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. Please use the online classes all year-round here!
A Beginner's Guide to Google & Google Products & Android 101-Tuesday, Apr. 26, 6:00PM-8:00PM Register now!
NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Windows 10-Tuesday, May 3, 6:00PM-8:00PM Register online now!
NEW! How to Access & Organize Your Digital Photos-Tuesday, May 10, 6:00PM-8:00PM Register online now!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-Wednesday, May 18, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Word for Beginners-Tuesday, May 24, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-TBA!
Understanding Your Apple Tablet or Phone-TBA!
Computer Basics & Using the Internet-TBA!
Microsoft Outlook for BeginnersTBA!
Selling Your Stuff on Amazon & eBay-TBA!
NEW! Safe Computing Practices-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 Alaina at email@example.com, or call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina 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 notify Alaina as soon as you can if you can no longer attend. Once registered, Alaina will contact you a few days before class to re-confirm that you still plan on attending. If Alaina requires that you call her back to re-confirm, you MUST contact Alaina back by 12PM the day of class to hold onto your spot. If you do not confirm with her by then, your spot be given to someone on the wait list.
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.