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“Murder, Mystery and Magic!” Whodunit with a Magical Twist

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:00PM-8:00PM
Come join us here for magician Mark Zacharia's "Murder, Mystery and Magic!" Whodunit with a Magical Twist. In the role of inspector, Mark Zacharia will turn the library into a crime scene and with the help of several audience members use magic to unravel clues and discover whodunit! You'll die laughing! Ages 12+ are welcome, but this event is definitely more suited for adults. Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25 or to register. You can register online now!

Photo Contest Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "Days of Summer in NJ" photo contest! It was extremely difficult to pick the winners! Below is the listing of the top 3 winners, plus honorable mentions. Within the next week, we will be posting all of the photos online on our site, our Facebook & Twitter accounts. Congratulations to all of the winners!

1st Place:Liza A. Fazio

2nd Place:Chelle Martin

Tied for 3rd Place:RoseMarie Quackenbush

Tied for 3rd Place:Alexis Steeber

Honorable Mention:Jeanette Bukowski

Honorable Mention:Mohiyudeen Bajal

Honorable Mention:Roger Delaney

Honorable Mention:Michelle Finn

Honorable Mention:Shripal M. Shah

The College Search Process 101

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2PM-4PM @ the Sayreville High School
Does the prospect of selecting a college and going through the admissions process seem overwhelming? Is the terminology confusing? High school sophomores and juniors and their parents should attend this seminar to hear an experienced professional demystify the steps needed to complete a successful search. Join Barbara Wichinsky, M.Ed., former Director of Guidance and Independent Consultant for this helpful workshop. While this event is sponsored by the Sayreville Library, this event will be held at Sayreville War Memorial High School’s cafeteria. Registration should be done through Alaina at the Sayreville Library at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at You can also register online now!

Sell Your Treasures Event Sponsored by the Friends of the Sayreville Library

Sunday, Oct. 26, 1:00PM-3:00PM
SELL YOUR UNWANTED: COINS, WATCHES & JEWELRY (All types)! Items to be purchased by Barbara and Richard Reid-Reinhardt of Barbara’s Unique Antique Boutique of Jamesburg. MUST BE OVER 18 & HAVE PHOTO ID PAYMENT WILL BE MADE BY CHECK. Sponsored by The Friends of the Sayreville Public Library. The Friends will receive 10% of the sales to help support programs & activities for our library. For more information, call 732-727-0192. Located in the YA Room.

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 2014 possible! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12, email her at, or register below!

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Flowers in the Attic on Friday, October 24 at the NEW TIME OF **12:00PM-2:00PM**
Synopsis: A gothic story of four siblings who, after the death of their father, are torn from a peaceful life and subjected to abuse resulting from a dark family secret. Abandoned by their mother and forced to endure unimaginable treatment living in the attic of their grandparents' mansion, the children form their own family unit. But as the oldest boy and girl come of age, they are entrapped by their family's sordid past as they try to survive and escape the harsh living conditions. Not Rated. 90 minutes. Register now!

The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday, November 21 at the NEW TIME OF **12:00PM-2:00PM**
Synopsis: The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune. Register now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, November 13 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 NEW, 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 View Full Schedule!

The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 25, 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. If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ext. 25 or email her at You may also register online here. Adults only, please.

About Dr. Colleen Georges: Dr. Colleen Georges, born and raised in Sayreville, has been serving as a counselor and coach for 15 years, helping to guide individuals through self-discovery, and personal and career goal achievement. Today, she owns Colleen’s Career Creations and Life Coaching with Colleen, where she facilitates personal and professional development workshops, and provides career and life coaching services. Dr. Georges is also a faculty member at Rutgers University, where she teaches graduate-level counseling and undergraduate women’s leadership courses. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University. Dr. Georges is a NJ licensed professional counselor and holds over a dozen certifications in positive psychology, positive parenting, life and career coaching, résumé writing, and job search. Her publications include co-authorship in Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories & Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking and 101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career, and work featured in the Gallery of Best Resumes, 5th Edition. Dr. Georges has been interviewed for and quoted in key online and print media including and The Trenton Times. She is also mother to a four year old son, Joshua. View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her!

The Moms Helping Moms Support Group

***New Schedule***The Last Monday of Every Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Monday, October 27, 6:30PM-8:00PM!
Moms Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, working mom, or work-at-home mom, or a mom who is married, single, or separated, we know that motherhood is a constant juggling act. Sometimes all that multi-tasking can raise stress levels, put a strain on family relations, and leave moms needing some extra support and guidance. And, who better to provide that support than fellow moms who understand these challenges first-hand. The Moms Helping Moms Support Group is a place where you can talk about the stresses you are facing, both the big and small ones, in the company of fellow moms who can offer an unbiased ear, ideas, resources, and overall emotional support. The group is facilitated by Dr. Colleen Georges, a work-at-home mom who is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Life & Career Coach, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her! Register now!

About Dr. Colleen Georges: Dr. Georges is a Certified Comprehensive Positive Psychology Coach, a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist, a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor, and most recently, a Certified Positive Discipline Counselor. For more information, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex.25 or email her at Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Moms Helping Moms Group possible!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, October 3 & 17 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 or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!

The Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, October 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! For more information, contact Alaina at or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. For more information, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at View Full Schedule!

Computer 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 months out of the year. Also, feel free to ask about our online classes!

NEW! A Beginner’s Guide to Windows 8-TBA!
NEW! A Beginner’s Guide to Google & Google Products-TBA!
Mouse for Beginners-Contact Alaina for a one-on-one appointment! Due to budget cuts, we will no longer be able to have a dedicated class.
Tips & Tricks & Searching the Internet for Beginners-Monday, Oct. 20, 6PM-8PM
Email for Beginners-Monday, Oct. 27, 6PM-8PM
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-Discontinued due to funding.
Microsoft Outlook for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-TBA!
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 Mouse for Beginners. Adults only, please. To register for any of the classes, contact Alaina at, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for computer classes.

Information About the ESL Conversation Groups

Now that registration and testing are completed for the Fall series, the Sayreville class is now full. Literacy NJ will no longer be accepting anyone into the program until possibly January. They will make that determination based on attendance from the Fall session. If you are interested in this program, please fill out this form and fax it to the Literacy NJ office at 732-635-2000 and they will follow up with you. The tutors have been instructed to not allow walk-ins since everyone now needs to register and get assessed before they can enter the program. Forms are also available at the Reference Desk for pickup.

Information About the Affordable Care Act

The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open to help people enroll in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and Plus, you are also able to see if you qualify for lower costs. For more information on enrolling, visit The New Jersey State Library has also put together a very helpful overview of the Affordable Care Act. Visit their site to get contact information, locations of New Jersey Centers offering enrollment assistance, and much more!

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.