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We have 2018 tax forms and instruction booklets. Please note that this year, all filers will use a 1040 form - there is no 2018 A or EZ form available.
The Friends of the Sayreville Library are currently accepting donations of NON-FICTION books, 2019 calendars, notepads and greeting/note cards.
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 March 2019 (please note that GFS and BNJ are only open Saturdays and Sundays during the winter). May 2019 reservations open March 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.

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

Our next blood drive will be Monday, March 25th.

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

Crochet What You Love

Wednesdays, February 6 - 27, 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.

Maximize Your Tax Refund *RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER*

NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, February 20, 6:30PM
lenn Bartram of Accredited Tax and Financial Services, LLC will walk you through the process of filing federal taxes under the new taxation guidelines. Even if you think you know what you are doing, you may be missing new deductions that could save you money. Please note: This is a group presentation. Glenn will not provide one-on-one assistance.

This group is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Registration here is suggested so that we may contact you in the event of weather cancellations.

Adult Craft Night

Monday, February 25, 6:00PM
Craft: Frosted Glass Snowflake Luminaries

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

Space is limited, so registration is required.

Grieving Parents Support Group

4th Mondays: next meeting February 26, 6:30PM
The loss of a child is the most devastating experience a parent can face and missing your child never goes away. A piece of yourself is lost and your future is forever changed. Parents feel alone and isolated in their grief, as friends and relatives are often at a loss as to what to say. But it is important to talk to people who understand the loss. That is where the Grieving Parents Support Group may be able to help - this is an informal group, a safe haven.

This group is free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Registration here is suggested so that we may contact you in the event of weather cancellations.

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!

Introduction to Google Apps Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 Register here!

Microsoft Word for Beginners Wednesday, February 27th at 6:30 Register here!

Microsoft Excel for Beginners Wednesday, March 6th at 6:30 Register here!

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 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, February 4th (no January meetings)
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, February 14th.
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, February 1st
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, February 2nd, 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.