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Spend more time at the library - we now have portable chargers available for in-library use! Ask at the circulation desk.

The Friends of the Sayreville Library are currently accepting donations of NON-FICTION books, notepads and greeting/note cards. The Friends are also collecting "re-gifting" items.

Museum Passes: Sponsored by the Friends of the SPL

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

Now booking through June 2019 (please note that GFS is closed on Mondays in the spring). July 2019 reservations open May 1st. Details on the program may be found here!

Thanks to all those who support the Friends and their initiatives! PayPal donations accepted here. Please visit the Friends' Facebook page or their website for further details.

Planning for College

Tuesday, April 23, 6:30PM
Patricia Calling, College Planning Consultant, will present. Learn to proactively plan for your children's higher education, reduce family's out-of-pocket expenses, and finance the cost of college.

This event is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Registration is suggested.

Adult Craft Night

Wednesday, April 24, 6:00PM
Craft: Mosaic Canvases

Class begins promptly at 6:00 - no crafters will be admitted after 6:15.

Space is limited, so registration is required.

Friday Movie Matinee

STAN AND OLLIE
April 26, 1:00PM

This movie is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Popcorn will be provided. Adults only, please. No registration required!

Vegan Eating

Tuesday, April 30, 6:30PM
Interested in adding vegan options to your weekly menus? It is easier than you may think! Join Denise Morgan, NETA-CGEI, CPT for a discussion on cruelty-free eating, healthy menu-planning tips, and simple recipes to get you started.

This event is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Registration is suggested.

Crochet What You Love

Wednesdays, May 1- June 26, 6:30PM
Whether you're new to crocheting or are experienced but need help with a pattern, come to our weekly lessons! Teens welcome, too!

This event is free, but space is limited and registration here is required.

Your Garden

Saturday, May 4, 12:00PM
Marleny Franco will explain how to make the most of your garden! Making a garden plan has an impact on its production. Complementary plantings can increase production and help control pests. Planting from summer through the end of fall creates a continuous production. You can plant vegetables all the way into late fall and extend the season well into December!

This event is free, but space is limited and registration here is required.

Our next blood drive will be Monday, June 10th.

Appointments are available here, but walk-ins are welcome!

Technology Classes

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!

Class Prerequisites: You must know how to use the mouse and keyboard to take classes. Adults only, please.

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.

Monthly Clubs

Mindfulness Meditation

1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30PM
Next Meeting: Monday, May 6th
Sponsored by RWJ Barnadas Health! Practicing Mindfulness on a regular basis can help one handle the stresses and challenges of daily living more effectively. No meditation experience required!

This event is free and open to the public, but registration here is suggested.

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM.
Next Meeting: Thursday, May 9th.
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, May 3rd
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 Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, May 4th, 10AM.
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 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. 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

The group meets Thursdays at 10:00AM. Spring session is currently underway.

SPRING 2019: Interested ESL learners need to attend a registration 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, 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.

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"Have I Got a Story for You!"

The 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, August, October, and December, 2:00PM-4:00PM.
"Have I Got a Story for You" gives writers the opportunity to share short stories, essays, poems, and works-in-progress.  This group is not a writing class, but a place to spark your creativity! ​​​​​​​No registration required!

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!

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!

The App Is Called LMxPress Plus --It's Fun to Use and Fun to Say!

The Sayreville Library has an updated 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 "LMxPRESS PLUS" in your device's marketplace and download the app. The Sayreville Library will be within the LMxPRESS group of libraries.