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Adult Summer Reading Club Signup!

Starts Saturday, Jun. 20-Friday, August 14
books Enjoy this time of year by taking in the sights of the summer, but don't forget to bring a book along wherever you may be venturing off to! To further motivate you, what if those reads could win you a----Kindle Fire HD 6! Read ANY book or listen to any audiobook of your choosing between June 20-August 14. For each book you read, tell us about the book by completing a book review form OR by posting your review on our official Facebook page. Each book review will count as one entry into our weekly drawing held every Friday, AND as a point for the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire HD 6! To spice things up this year, there will be special bonus points you can earn throughout the summer! The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win the Weekly Prize and the Grand Prize. The person who has the most points at the end of the summer will win the Kindle Fire HD 6!

To register and see the detailed rules, go here! After you read the rules, feel free to download printable review forms here should you choose to submit your reviews in-person in the Lobby.

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Winner for Week 2: Week 2's winner for the Adult Summer Reading Club is Theresa Yetsco! She has won a Romance Lover's Prize package with Jane Austen postcards, Jane Austen notecards with stickers, a magnet set, Book Babe notepad, ginger & lime soap, & the book A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. Congrats!

Genre of the Week 3: AMERICAN CLASSICS! Read any of the recommended American classic titles HERE OR ANY other American classic title of your choice to earn 2 points for each review submitted! All other genres read will get 1 point for each review submitted. Week 3 starts 7/6 at 5PM (now!) & ends 7/10 at 5PM. Good luck!

Prize for Week 3: An Americana Gift Package! A Mark Twain mug, sign, bookmark, NJ mug & coasters, American Authors notecards, & Moby Dick magnet. ENTRIES DUE BY 7/10 5PM FOR THIS PRIZE!

The Private Eye of the Letter "I" and Why of "Y": a Handwriting Analysis Event
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Tuesday, July 7, 6:30PM-8:00PM
The Private Eye of the Letter "I" works with the unique personal pronoun in the English language in handwritten form. Revelations tell the writer about his/her self-image, needs, and values as formed by the influence of their parents. The Why of "Y" tells the writer about his/her self-image, needs, values, and self-importance and how it relates to all the people in their life. These revelations can be helpful in making relationships work better or it can simply be for personal fun! About the Presenter: The session will be led by Terry Antoniewicz, calligrapher with over 40 years of experience in analyzing handwriting to update/repair historical documents. Terry got her start with lettering right here in Sayreville and her experience and travels have provided speaking engagements throughout Canada and the USA. Adults only, please. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Preventive Health Care for Pets: What It Is & Why It's Important

Wednesday, July 8, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Join Dr. Chiosi from Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital for this event for all ages where he will discuss preventative healthcare for your animal children---your pets! Keep them healthy and strong by listening to his tips. He will also spend time answering your pet care questions at the end of this event, so bring your questions! Read more about Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital at http://www.sayrebrookvet.com/. To register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, alainad@lmxac.org, or register online now!

Look out for Pet Communication with Michele Granberg on Aug. 12 and What May Be Bugging Your Pet? - All About Parasites Inside & Out with Dr. Chiosi again on Aug. 26!

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Tea & the Mad Hatter: a Tea Party to Celebrate "Alice in Wonderland" & the Victorian Era

Tuesday, July 14, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Alice's Adventure in Wonderland! Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice to attend this Mad Hatter's Tea Party! When Lewis Carroll wrote his Alice books in the 1860s, tea gatherings were very popular. At this time in England, there was a wide gap between the poor working class and the well-to-do upper class. Carroll makes many references to this as well as the absurd etiquette of the times in his works. Join us today as we talk about the history and importance of tea, as well as the etiquette of Victorian England. We will also learn what is meant by Afternoon Tea, High Tea, Royal Tea, and Cream Tea. And of course, we will snack on Alice-themed desserts, sip on tea, and pay tribute to the famous tea party portrayed in Carroll's classic. Guests are welcome to wear their most fabulous hat to tea! Very limited availability, so please register early. Adults only, please. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Enrollment Periods (SEP) for Medicaid and NJ Family Care and Children's Health Insurance Programs

Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00AM-2:00PM, & Aug. 4 from 4:00PM-7:00PM
Are You Still Uninsured? You can get free in-person help with a trained professional. Assistance will be provided for Enrollment for Medicaid by NJ Family Care and Children's Health Insurance. What is Special Enrollment? Special Enrollment is time outside of the open enrollment period during which you and your family can sign up for health coverage because you have experienced certain life events. Generally, you qualify for special enrollment period 60 days following certain life events that involve a change in family status. What is a Qualifying Life Event? Life Events that may qualify an individual for SEP: Adoption, Foster Care or Birth of Child, Marriage, Gain of citizenship, national or lawfully present status, Permanent address change that provides new choices for QHP, & there are MORE situations that may apply for you! Some consumers can apply for coverage year round without having to qualify for special enrollment including: Individuals who qualify for NJ FamilyCare or Small employers through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Have Questions? Want to know if you can still get insurance? Call: 1-800-355-0271. To minimize wait times we encourage you to call ahead for an appointment!

Organizing 101: How to Organize Paperwork and Photographs

Tuesday, Jul. 21, 6:30PM-8:00PM
papers If you feel hopeless about sorting your piles of papers or bins of photos, then this workshop is for you! Learn a simple one-step filing method for papers and finally figure out which papers to keep and for how long. Forget filing cabinets- Jamie will demonstrate how to store paperwork so you can retrieve what you need. Junk mail, important documents, magazine clippings, and other papers will also be discussed. Then, see how to sort those bins, bags and boxes of photos so you can protect and enjoy the memories. Jamie will show you how to simplify these projects so they are not so overwhelming. If you've been procrastinating about getting started you won't want to miss this event! About the Speaker: Jamie Novak is an organizing specialist and author of Keep This Toss That as seen on HGTV and QVC and most recently a home blogger for Martha Stewart Whole Living. Find out more about her at her website www.JamieNovak.com. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or register online now!

Medicare: Getting Started

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Do you have questions about Medicare? Want to find the health plan types with the most flexibility? Come join us for our Medicare 101 Workshop, a great way to get to know your Medicare health plan options. You will learn important facts about Medicare so that you can make the right choice upon eligibility. We will cover the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C, D and Medicare Supplements) in a way that is easy to understand. The topic will include: the Four Parts of Medicare: A, B, C and D; How and When To Enroll; Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C); Medicare Supplements (Medigap); & How Prescription Drug Plans Work (Part D). The event is free of charge, open to the general public and strictly for educational purposes. No plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored and presented by certified Medicare consultants from Family Focus Financial Group. The right Medicare plan can help you save on your health care costs and provide the coverage you need. However, there are many different options and choosing the plan that is best for you can be a confusing decision. This presentation will provide you with the facts you need to choose the best plan for you. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now!

Antiques: The Marketplace Today

Wednesday, Jul. 22, 6:30PM-8:00PM
antiques Join us for a discussion of the antique marketplace today and a live appraisal of antiques by qualified antiques dealer John H. Thompson, Jr. The first 40 people to sign up can have one item of their choice appraised for free! Attend this event to learn more about this fascinating marketplace, to have an item appraised, or both! Don't miss this great opportunity! ***When registering, please indicate if you are bringing an item or not. If calling to register, let the librarian know if you are bringing an item to be appraised. Register with Alaina by calling 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at alainad@lmxac.org, or register online now!*** Note: Nazi memorabilia, guns and gold will not be appraised.

FREE Digital Magazines From Your Library! Find Out How You Can Sign Up Today!

Wednesday, Jul. 29, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Why pay for expensive print or digital magazine subscriptions when the library has access to an excellent, free online service available 24/7 via your own computer from your local Library? The Sayreville Library is happy to offer unlimited access to Zinio, the world's largest newsstand. Zinio offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. This probably all seems too good to be true, but all you need is a Sayreville Library card for access and to setup a Zinio account! Come learn about this amazing product the Library has purchased for the community and see if you can benefit from it! Whether you want to access magazines for work or for leisure, this product is for you! To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org, call 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or register online now!

Career & Business Workshops for the Summer

Let a Professional Polish Your Resume-Tuesday, July 14, 6:00PM-8:00PM *FULL! LIMITED WAITLIST AVAILABLE*
We all know the job market is tough. Give your best first impression to potential employers by making your resume shine. Dr. Colleen Georges will spend one-on-one time with attendees, giving each resume an honest critique with suggestions for improvement. To register, call 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12. You will be assigned a 15-minute time slot. Time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. You need only bring a copy of your resume and a pen. NOTE: You MUST contact Alaina back by 12PM the day of the event when she calls to confirm if you are still attending class. If you do not, your spot will automatically be given away!

Making Your Resume & Cover Letter Work for You-Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6:30PM-8:00PM
If you currently have a resume that you feel is not getting you the interviews you desire then this workshop is for you! Join Dr. Colleen Georges as she shares critical tips with you to ensure your cover letter and resume sparkle. *Please note that this is not the same as the on-on-one critique sessions. This is a general overview of what to include in a cover letter and resume. To register, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You may also register online now.

Special Computer Workshops

How to Use Google & Google Products-Monday, July 20, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Many people are familiar with Google as a way to search for information easily and quickly, but did you know that Google has over 100 products that can make your life easier? Come explore and learn about some of the more popular tools in this new class. Contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex 25 or alainad@lmxac.org to register. You may also register online!

For more class offerings, see below!

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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 2015 possible! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or 12, email her at alainad@lmxac.org, or register below!

Still Alice on Friday, July 31, 12:00PM-2:00PM
Synopsis: Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Rated PG-13. 101 minutes. Register now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month, 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, July 9 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 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 alainad@lmxac.org. View Full Schedule!

Scrabble Club

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

The Creative Writing Group
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The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM. Next Meeting: Thursday, July 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, please. For more information, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25. No registration required. View Full Schedule!

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The Contagious Optimism Wellness Group

Next Meeting: *SPECIAL DATE* Wednesday, July 22 from 6:30PM-8:00PM!
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 alainad@lmxac.org. You can also register online now! 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, resume 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. View a video of Dr. Georges to learn more about her!

Current Computer 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 months out of the year. Also, feel free to ask about our online classes! Please note that there will NOT be any computer classes in August, but classes will be back in mid-September!

NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Windows 8-TBA!
NEW! Understanding Your Android Tablet or Phone-TBA!
NEW! Understanding Your Apple Tablet or Phone-TBA!
NEW! A Beginner's Guide to Google & Google Products-Monday, July 20, 6:00PM-8:00PM Register online now!
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.
Computer Basics & Using the Internet-TBA!
Email for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Beginners-TBA!
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-Discontinued due to funding.
Microsoft Outlook for BeginnersTBA!
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 alainad@lmxac.org, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for computer classes.

Newly Retired or Retirees: Looking to Become Involved with Our Community?

Join the Friends of the Sayreville Library. We welcome new members and their ideas. For more information, click here.

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who voted! We came out as One of the Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County in the Home News Tribune's Readers Choice Awards for 2014! We are SO EXCITED! Thank you again for your votes!

Information About the ESL Conversation Groups

The groups are back, but there is now a new process to be a part of the learning and fun. Interested ESL learners will now 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 the learning level.For information on registration and testing dates, contact Literacy New Jersey at (732) 906-5456 or (800) 848-0048, or email Melissa at mcohen@literacynj.org. You can also visit their site here. 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.

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.