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The library will be closed on Saturdays in August.

The SPL will also be closed for Labor Day weekend, 8/31-9/2.



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 gently used NON-FICTION and CHILDREN'S books. Please do not drop off any books over 10 years old or with mold/water damage. Notepads and greeting/note cards may also be dropped off at the circulation desk.

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 October 2019. November 2019 reservations open September 3rd. 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.

Mah Jongg Group

Tuesdays, 11:00AM-1:00PM

The group will play with American Mah Jongg rules - beginners are welcome. This non-aggressive group is free and open to all, not only Sayreville residents.

Registration here is strongly suggested.

Crochet Class

Wednesdays, 6:30PM

Learn to crochet the simple way, with Diana Toni! Alll are welcome - beginner through intermediate.

Because supplies are provided, registration here is strongly suggested.

"Celebrate Space" Movie Matinees

August 26 - 30, 1:00PM

Monday, August 26 @ 1:00 PM: "Apollo 13" (PG)

Tuesday, August 27 @ 1:00 PM: "First Man" (PG-13)

Wednesday, August 28 @ 1:00 PM: "Hidden Figures" (PG)

Thursday, August 29 @ 1:00 PM: "The Martian" (PG-13)

Friday, August 30 @ 1:00 PM: "Apollo 11" (unrated documentary)

These movies are free and open to the public, not just Sayreville residents. Popcorn will be provided. No registration required!

First Day Back to School Coffee

Thursday, September 5, 9:30-11:00AM

Just dropped your child/children/grandchildren off for their first day back to school?  Come to the Sayreville Library to enjoy a cup of coffee, meet other parents, and enjoy some "me-time"!

This event is open to parents, grandparents, and caregivers of all school-aged children.  No registration required!

ESL Conversation Group

The group meets Thursdays at 10:00AM. Fall session registration will be Thursday, September 12th 10:00-12:00. Meetings for those registered will begin Thursday, September 19th at 10:00AM.

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 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.

Life in an Edwardian Manor

Thursday, September 26, 11:00AM
Judith Krall-Russo returns to the SPL! “Downton Abbey” has renewed popular interest in the Edwardian era, when King Edward VII reigned in the United Kingdom. It was a time of great disparity between the haves and the have-nots. This “Golden Age” was perched on a shaky foundation as the winds of change brought a time of greater social mobility within the British class system.

You don’t have to be a “Downton Abbey” fan to enjoy this program! Come learn about this fascinating time and the people who lived in it.

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

BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Book Club

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30PM
DISCUSSION THEME FOR SEPT: CHILDHOOD (any work, fiction or non-fiction, about growing up)

Join our BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club - free and open to anyone who loves discovering new books! No registration required!

How it works:

1) Read any book you'd like that fits the theme for the meeting! Fiction, non-fiction, doesn't matter - whatever book you'd like to tell others about!

2) Come to BYOB ready to discuss your book. (You do not have to bring the book with you.)

3) Enjoy some snacks. Make some friends. Share a quick summary of the book and discuss how it fits our theme for the meeting.

4) Leave with some new titles to add to your TBR (to be read) list.

Technology

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.

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. 121 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.
Email for Beginners- Call 732-727-0212 ex. 121 for a one-on-one session with a librarian.

Monthly Clubs

Mindfulness Meditation

1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:30PM
Next Meeting: Monday, August 19th
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, September 12th.
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, September 6th
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, September 7th, 10:00AM.
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. Fall session registration will be Thursday, September 12th 10:00-12:00. Meetings for those registered will then begin Thursday, September 19th at 10:00AM.

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 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, 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!

Want a Book Recommendation 24/7?

The Sayreville Public Library uses NoveList - just log in with your library card!

NoveListWith NoveList, you can find new fiction to read—match a favorite author or book, or find by describing plot, subject, or genre.
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.