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Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Annual Meeting and Elections

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will hold their annual meeting and elections at noon on Monday, June 2 in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room at the library, 60 Livingston Ave.

The meeting will begin with a presentation titled “Johnson & Johnson and the Birth of Modern Healthcare,” presented by Margaret Gurowitz, Chief Historian at Johnson & Johnson.

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Brown Bag Lunch program: Carla Ulbrich, the Singing Patient

The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library will present Carla Ulbrich, “The Singing Patient” during their next Brown Bag Lunch Program, scheduled for 12:15-1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 in the library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Ulbrich is a comedic singer-songwriter and author who uses funny songs and stories to tell the stories of her bout with a stroke and kidney failure.

Tea and coffee will be served.

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Small Claims and Landlord/Tenant Workshop

The Middlesex Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey will hold a workshop to discuss small claims and landlord/tenant issues on Wednesday, June 11 at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

The workshop will discuss the process that goes into landlord/tenant complaints and proceedings, and will advise participants on how to prepare for court and file claims. It is open to all Middlesex County residents.

The event is sponsored by the Middlesex Vicinage, the Middlesex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns and the Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the NAACP.

The workshop is for informational purposes only, and cannot address or resolve specific claims or complaints.

To register, call (732) 519-3344.

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Adult Summer Reading Program Kickoff

Grab a good book this summer! Come to the kickoff of the New Brunswick Free Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

The first 25 people to register for the program will receive a free goody bag.

This summer’s theme is related to science, and will entail science fiction movie nights,and programs discussing local landforms, constellation movements, fossils, herbs and the history of jewelry.

From June 21 through August 15, participating adults may read books and submit reviews to the library for a chance to win prizes.

For more information, visit www.nbfpl.org

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Science Fiction Book Club at the New Brunswick Free Public Library

Rutgers University Senior Paul Rando will host the first meeting of a new science fiction book club on Wednesday, July 2 at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

The first meeting will entail a discussion of what books the club should read.

The club will meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month.

For more information, contact Jackie Oshman or the Reference Desk at (732) 745-5108, ext. 20. 

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“Secrets of Earth’s Neighbors” at the New Brunswick Free Public Library

Investigate celestial bodies at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. The Ocean County College Planetarium will present “Secrets of Earth’s Neighbors” on Wednesday, July 9 at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

The secrets of the Sun, the Moon, the constellations, motions and phases, eclipses and tides are some of the topics that will be covered. Hear some ancient and modern legends about the Moon, visit with astronauts to uncover the moon’s true nature, and explore its possible future uses as a natural resource. 

The program is free to all and is made possible by the generous donation 
of Constellation, an Exelon company. 

Please visit www.nbfpl.org for other Summer Reading programs expanding the Summer Reading Program theme of “Science.” For further information contact Hsien-min Chen at (732) 745-5108, ext. 20. 

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“The Rocks and Dirt We Stand On” at the New Brunswick Free Public Library

Dr. Lauren Neitzke-Adamo of Rutgers University will speak about rocks  and dirt on Tuesday, July 15 at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. 

This introduction to geology and local landforms will focus on New Jersey’s geologically diverse landscape.  Despite its small size, Jersey’s rich geologic history ranges from the Appalachian to the Shore and the Coastal Plain.

Dr. Lauren Neitzke-Adamo, a professor of Geology and docent Rutgers University, will discuss how the land forms of New Brunswick evolved over time to the present formations including the major geologic events, the variety of common fossils, mineral resources and much more. 

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