Special thanks to those who also contributed to the request for surplus calendars, pads, and greeting cards.
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!
Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does? Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop. Diabetes Self Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic. Sign up today and remember to mark your calendars, so you are able to attend all six sessions.
All workshops are on Thursday mornings from 10:00AM-12:30PM on the following dates:
Week 1: January 19, Week 2: January 26, Week 3: February 2, Week 4: February 9, Week 5: February 16, Week 6: February 23
Monday, Jan. 23 at 1:00PM
Do you love classic movies? Come join us for our first Classic Movie Monday featuring: His Girl Friday. Synopsis: A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Register now!
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6:30PM-7:30PM
Did you get an eReader or tablet as a present this past holiday season and feel overwhelmed and intimidated? Let us help you get started with your device by discussing the basics! Most importantly, find out how you can borrow ebooks, music, and magazines from the library! Participants should bring their manufacturer-registered and charged devices. Please note that this is not a one-on-one class, but rather an introductory lecture meant to highlight some of the basic features of devices. Register here.
Monday, Jan. 30, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Wouldn't you like to maximize your tax refund? Glenn Bartram of Accredited Tax and Financial Services LLC will walk you through the process of filing the federal tax refund. Even if you think you know what you are doing, you may be missing new deductions that could save you money. Please note: This is a group presentation, and Glenn will not provide one-on-one assistance. Register here.
Mondays in February, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Social media expert Ms. Deborah Bailey will be here to offer beginners' crash courses on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! These will be live, hands-on demonstrations to cover everything from starting your own account, "following" other users, posting photos, and managing your security settings. Perfect for newbies who may have started an account, but don't know what to do next! Come with your questions and get ready to learn how you can stay connected with your friends! Dates and registration links in our technology classes listing below.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:00PM-4:00PM
The romantic concept of Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for centuries with gifts and written notes or cards. The “Golden Age” of Valentine’s cards began in England in the 1840’s around the same time the afternoon tea party was “invented” by Anna Maria, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. This was a perfect time for sweets, tea parties, and for ladies to flirt with their fans. The language of flowers was used by both sexes to convey romantic, friendly, and even jealous messages. Attend this program with Judith Krall-Russo and learn about Victorian tea etiquette and the language of fans, flowers and cards. Register here.
Dates All Throughout the Year! Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our large screen and 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 2017 possible! For more information or to register, please call 732-727-0212 ext. 25.
Friday, Feb. 10 at 1:00PM
Florence Foster Jenkins, 110 minutes, rated PG-13
Synopsis: Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. Register 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 times throughout the year. Please use the online classes all year-round here!
Facebook for Beginners & Beyond!- February 6 - register here!
Twitter for Beginners & Beyond!- February 13 - register here!
Instagram for Beginners & Beyond!- February 27 - register here!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-February 4 - register here!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-February 11- register here!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-February 18 - register here!
Microsoft Windows 10 for Beginners-February 25 - register here!
Mouse for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 21 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users- 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. Adults only, please.
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 a librarian as soon as you can if you can no longer attend. If you are 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.
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb 9. 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!
The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Next Meeting: Friday, Jan. 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! For more information or to register, call 732-727-0212 ext. 12. View Full Schedule!
The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 16 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!
Next Meeting: Saturday, February 4, 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.