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Join the Library's Adult Summer Reading Club because why should kids have all of the summer reading fun?

Registration Starts Saturday, June 25 through August 12!
womanin boat Read what you want and as much as you want, write a short review, and win prizes—easy, right? Sayreville residents 18+ are invited to read ANY book or listen to any audiobook of their choosing between June 25-August 12. For each book read, submit a review. You can complete a book review form OR post your review on our Facebook page. Each book review will count as 1 entry into our random Weekly Prize drawing AND as 1 entry for the Grand Prize—a Fire Tablet! Find out the full scoop NOW!

Ready to Register? You can do it online now, in person, by calling 732-727-0212 ex.12, or by emailing alainad@lmxac.org.

Already registered and need to print review forms? Click here. Want to post your review to our Facebook page! By all means! Click here!

Need Book Recommendations?: We have you covered! Download our Summer 2016 Hot Reads List here!

How the Drawings Are Scheduled: The Club Opens Saturday, June 25, and the first set of entries are due Friday, July 1 by 4pm! The first random weekly winner will be announced shortly thereafter, and then Week 2 of the club will begin where the next set of reviews will need to be in the following Friday by 4PM.

Week 4 Winner: Nancy Watson Savarese! She has won a body spray and shower gel, "Book Nut" sleep shirt, and "B is for Book" canvas tote bag. Congratulations!

Prize Week 5: Hand-painted tea serving set, mind, body, spirit bookmarks, tea bags of famous comedians & tea tasting assortment! See prize on our Facebook page! Prize will be drawn Friday, July 29, a little after 4pm! The winner will be announced here, on Facebook & Twitter, and in the Lobby in the Library!

Questions? Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email her at alainad@lmxac.org.

How to Accelerate Your Income: A Financial Workshop

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Wouldn't you like to increase your personal income? Learn how to identify your marketable skills and start accelerating your income now. Educator and motivator, Edil Solis will guide this workshop where he will discuss the importance of goal setting, organization, time management, networking, and self-improvement to start improving your financial life today. Learn how the significance of a positive mental attitude can increase your likelihood of moving up the income ladder. About the Presenter: Edil Solis is a consummate educator with a background in Psychology and Education. He is the founder and director of the Solis Consulting Group. Edil is passionate about leadership, personal development, and organizational growth. According to him, goal setting and personal responsibility are the keys to a life of success and fulfillment. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25, email her at alainad@lmxac.org, or register online now!

How to Master Social Media to Promote Your Products & Services

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6:30PM-8:00PM
This workshop is ideal for business owners, authors, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs! When it comes to online marketing, social media is the place to be. But with all the different platforms, it can be hard to figure it out on your own. Each platform has its own culture and ways to engage. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn about the important social media platforms are, and find out which ones are right for you and your brand. About the Presenter: Deborah A. Bailey is an author of fiction and non-fiction, a blogger, and host of a popular women entrepreneurs podcast on iTunes, Women Entrepreneurs Radio. She was named one of the “25 Career and Business Women Bloggers Worth Reading” by BlogHer and one of the Top 100 Women Entrepreneur Experts to Follow on Twitter. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Clear Clutter, Be Happy!

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Does clutter have you feeling down? Clearing the clutter and sorting the stuff can bring you more happiness! If you are ready to dig out from underneath the weight of all the stuff, join Jamie for this one-night event. By the end of this laugh-out-loud event, you will have a recipe for happiness by clearing the clutter from your home, mind, and life! Presented by organizing specialist and author Jamie Novak, as seen on HGTV and QVC, and most recently the home blogger for Martha Stewart Living. www.JamieNovak.com. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Yoga for Beginners

Monday, Aug. 22, 7:00PM-8:00PM
Experience the basics of yoga, breathing, and meditation in this beginners level yoga class! Presented by Denise Morgan, Certified Yoga Instructor, Shaman practitioner, Lightworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS EVENT: Please note that while this is a beginners level class, attendees should plan on getting on the floor to do various yoga poses. This class is not recommended for people with serious medical conditions. Adults only, please. Please bring a mat or blanket to use as well as a bottle of water. 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! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

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Movie Matinees

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 alainad@lmxac.org, or register below!

The Danish Girl on Friday, July 29, 1:00PM-3:00PM
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Adults only, please. Rated R. 120 minutes. Register now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 11 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 alainad@lmxac.org. View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, Aug. 5 & 19 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 alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!

The Creative Writing Group
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The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, Aug. 18 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 alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Monday, August 29 from 6:30PM-8:00PM *SPECIAL DATE & TIME*
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 alainad@lmxac.org. You can also register online now! Adults only, please. To read more about Dr. Georges, click here.

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ESL Conversation Group

The group will be back in September. In the meantime, you may contact Literacy New Jersey at 732-906-5456 or 1-800-848-0048, or email Melissa at mbernstein@literacynj.org to be tested and find out more information about groups being held elsewhere in the local area. 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-Classes will be back in September!

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. Computer classes will return in September! Please use the online classes all year-round here!

NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Windows 10-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-TBA!
A Beginner's Guide to Google & Google Products & Android 101-TBA!
NEW! 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!
Microsoft Outlook for Beginners-TBA!
NEW! Safe Computing Practices-TBA!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-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 alainad@lmxac.org, 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.

 
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.