The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open to help people enroll in a plan that covers essential benefits, pre-existing conditions, and more. Plus, you are also able to see if you qualify for lower costs. For more information on enrolling, visit www.healthcare.gov. 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!
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! Adults only, please. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Movie Matinees of 2013 possible!
The Christmas Card, Friday, Dec. 13 ***TIME CHANGE: 2:30PM-4:30PM*** Today we will be showing the heartwarming classic The Christmas Card starring Ed Asner. Synopsis: A man is sent a Christmas card while in Afghanistan from a stranger in California, which sets him on a path of trying to find the woman who unknowingly helped him get through the war. Not rated. 84 Minutes. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex.25, email her at email@example.com, or register online now!
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:00PM-3:30PM-FULL! WAITLIST AVAILABLE!
***If this event is cancelled due to snow, the snow date is Saturday, 12/21 at 12:00PM.***The Victorians loved to entertain and the best way to entertain was to play games! In the 19th century, before electronics changed our habits, people gathered in homes for entertainment and played parlor or board games for recreation. The host or hostess might plan seven or eight games to be played throughout the evening with perhaps a light refreshment between games. Learn some old-fashioned games such as Lookabout, Change Seats! and Pass the Slipper. Be prepared to play and have fun! Adults only, please. Contact Alaina by phone at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or register online now!
***NEW TIME***10:30AM-12:00PM! Next Meeting: Jan. 25 at 10:30AM!
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 email@example.com. 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 Forbes.com and The Trenton Times. She is also mother to a four year old son, Joshua.
The 2nd Thursday of Every Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Dec. 12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. View Full Schedule!
The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM. Next Meetings: Friday, Dec. 6 & 20 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 email@example.com or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. View Full Schedule!
The 3rd Tuesday of Every Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30PM!
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! Classes will start again in January. The list of open classes are as follows:
Mouse for Beginners-TBA!
Tips & Tricks for Beginner Computer Users-TBA!
Internet for Beginners-TBA!
Email for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-TBA!
Microsoft Excel for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Powerpoint for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Outlook: an Introduction-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 email@example.com, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for computer classes.
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.