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A Letter from the Library Director

A letter regarding after-school behavior was recently added to the Bomber Backpack. A copy may be accessed here.

The Friends of the Sayreville Library are always accepting donations of notepads 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!

"Meet Sayreville" Photography Contest - congrats to our winners!

Entries will be on display in the meeting room.

Thank you to our blood drive donors - we contributed 20 pints!!!

Our next drive will be Monday, September 10th!

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff!

Monday, June 25, 6:30-7:30PM
This year's theme is "Libraries Rock!"

Stop in to register for this year's adult summer reading program, grab some snacks, and make a music-themed bookmark!

Pre-registration for this event is not required.  If you are unable to make it to this event, you may still sign up for the adult summer reading program any time between June 26th and July 27th.

Adult Craft Night *space still available*

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00PM
Join us for Adult Craft Class led by Master Crafter Theresa Chuntz! Craft: Felt Tissue Holders

Class begins promptly at 6:00 - no crafters will be admitted after 6:15. This event is free and open to the public, but registration here is required.

Remedies from the Kitchen *space still available*

Saturday, June 30, 1:00PM
A Judith Krall-Russo presentation: Learn some of the history and folklore of home remedies. Long before pharmacies people concocted their own remedies for everything from coughs and sore throats to hiccups, and hangovers. Our ancestors relied mainly on everyday foods that could be found in the kitchen or garden such as honey, spices, onions, garlic, and herbs. Some of the information you will learn today is practical, some will be humorous and some will be downright bizarre. Note: This workshop is not meant to take the place of your medical practitioner’s advice.

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

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!

Easy Peasy Python Coding - 4-week series! Sundays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 1:00. *FULL*.

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.

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.

Friday Movie Matinees Are Back!

"Battle of the Sexes" Friday, June 29 @ 1:00PM

This 2017 biographical sports film is loosely based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The film stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell as King and Riggs. Rated PG-13. 2 hours.

No registration required!

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!

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30PM (new date, same time)
Are you a poet, short story writer, singer/songwriter? Join us for open mic night!

The Ground Rules:1) How many sets depends on number of artists who turn out. This event has a stated end-time. Singer/songwriters receive 2 songs per set. Spoken word artists receive 5 minutes per set. Sign-ups for presentation order will begin at 6:15 PM. 2) No epics - anything longer than 5 minutes counts as two songs. 3) ALL FORMS MUST BE "TV CLEAN", no hate speech. Use judgement about foul language - Please notify staff if your piece uses foul language, as it will NOT be allowed when minors are present (you may be asked to present later in the evening and a brief announcement may be made before your performance). The library reserves the right to deny a performance based on the above. 4) Audience: no heckling!

This event is free and open to the public.

Monthly Clubs

Mindfulness Meditation

1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30PM
Next Meeting: Monday, July 2nd.
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, July 12.
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, July 6
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, June 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: Tuesday, July 10, 6:30PM.
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 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

We are not currently hosting classes.

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.

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!
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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.