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Pardon Our Appearance!

Over the next few months, the Sayreville Library will be expanding our meeting room. We ask for your patience and understanding throughout the construction process. There may be days when things are a bit noisy and/or dusty. There may also be days when, for safety, we'll have to limit access to the children's room. We can't wait to open this new space up to great presentations, classes, clubs, and community events - we promise, this will be worth it!


We've digitized our SWMHS yearbook collection!

Thanks to a partnership between the Sayreville Library, the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Committee, and The Friends of the Sayreville Library, digital scans of ALL the SWMHS Yearbooks 1942 - 2016 are available here!

The Friends of the Sayreville Library

Visit the Friends of the Sayreville Library Facebook page here!

Book donations are not being accepted at the library until further notice, however they are accepting donations of notepads, 2018 calendars, and greeting/note cards.
Museum Passes: Sponsored by the Friends of the SPL

Great news! The Sayreville Library now circulates passes for the Grounds for Sculpture and the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum.

Details on the program may be found here! Thanks to all those who support the Friends and their initiatives!

NaNoWriMo

THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER
Need a quiet place to complete your National Novel Writing Month work? We're the place! Ample seating in our quiet room is available for writers in the month of November. NANOWRIMO.ORG.

Scouting For Food Drive

THROUGH NOVEMBER 29th
The Scouts of Sayreville Cub Scout Pack 97 are collecting food for their annual drive to benefit the Sayreville Food Bank. Please place non-perishable food items in the box in the lobby by Wednesday, November 29th.
Most Needed Items: canned beans/meat/pasta/soup/fruit/veggies, PB&J, broth, stuffing, cereal, Jell-O, pudding! *Please, no baby food or formula.*

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 11:00AM - 3:00 PM
Start your holiday shopping and buy local! Handmade crafters and direct sales vendors from the community will have tables throughout the library.
The Friends of the Sayreville Library will also have a "Regifting" table in the lobby from 1-3 Saturday and Sunday!

Adult Craft Class - Best of 2017

Monday, December 18, 6:00 PM - Registration begins December 1st!
Join us for Adult Craft Class led by Master Crafter Theresa Chuntz!
*Your favorite crafts of the past year will be available one more time. Selection is limited.*
Due to popularity, a unique Sayreville Library card number is required for registration - please do not register multiple people on the same card. If you'd like to register for a library card, please stop by our circulation desk. LMXAC library users will be accommodated if space permits.
REGISTER online.

Technology 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 times throughout the year. Please use the online classes year-round here!

Microsoft Word for Beginners- Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30PM - Register here!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners- Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30PM - Register here!

Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite Classes for all levels may be accessed year-round online through our partner, Universal Class. - Try our online classes 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.


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.

Friday Movie Matinees

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Join us for our movie matinees to enjoy popular movies on our large screen! 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 possible!

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.

Monthly Clubs
Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 14.
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! View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM.
Next Meeting: Friday, December 1 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! View Full Schedule!

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The Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 21 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, call 732-727-0212 ext. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, December 2, from 10:00AM-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 call 732-727-0212 ext. 25. 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

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, 6:00-7:55PM

Fall 2017 session: September 12th - December 19th!

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.

Contact Information: If you have a question OR want to see what 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!

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.