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2018 Adult Reading Challenge

Back by popular demand, get ready to step outside your reading confort zone and join our: 

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category. Recommendation lists are available both online and in print at either branch. 
  • After finishing a book, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. Only patrons 18+ can fill out contest entries. 
  • Each completed form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges during the year, you are automatically entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. To win the Grand Prize, just attend at our Adult Reading Challenge End of the Year Celebration! One grand prize entry per patron.  
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Our Museum Pass Program has expanded!

Thank you Friends of Piscataway Library!

As many of you know, we have had FREE museum passes to Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Museum, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex for the past year. Thanks to the further generosity of our Friends of the Library organization, we now can offer a pass to the Garden State Discovery Museum as well! This pass provides free admission to 6 people. For more information, look at "Museum Passes" under the Adult Services tab on our website. 

Your library card, plus a valid government-issued ID that shows a birthday (driver's license, passport), must be presented when checking out.

Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the User Services Desk at Kennedy Library. Passes may be checked out for 4 days and may not be renewed.

We are happy to be able to offer you these passes so that you and your family and friends can enjoy an enriching experience. 

Events for Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

04/27/2018 - 10:00am

Both Kennedy and Westergard Branches will be closed on Friday, April 27 for our annual library-wide staff development day. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you when we reopen Saturday at 10:00am.

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

04/30/2018 - 6:30pm

English conversation for intermediate speakers.

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Job Search Skills Seminars presented by The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB)

05/01/2018 - 10:00am

Rotating list of professional seminars including how to use LinkedIn, conducting a successful job search, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview. 

All seminars run from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Kennedy Library.

All are welcome! 

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professional in their job search. They provide training that includes:

  • Polishing resumes
  • Improving interview skills
  • Enhancing networking skills
  • Using social media to search for jobs

For more information, please contact John Wallace at jwallace@piscatawaylibrary.org or call 732-463-1633 ext. 6. 

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

05/01/2018 - 1:30pm

To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

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Beginner ESL

05/01/2018 - 7:00pm

English for beginners. 

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Beginner ESL

05/02/2018 - 11:00am

English for beginner speakers.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

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Beginner ESL

05/02/2018 - 7:00pm

English as a Second Language for beginners.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Author Talk on Digital Photography

05/02/2018 - 7:00pm

MEET AUTHOR ANDREW DARLOW

Andrew Darlow, Piscataway-based photographer, consultant and author will cover a range of tips and techniques from his new book: Focus and Filter: Professional Techniques for Mastering Digital Photography and Capturing the Perfect Shot (Ulysses Press).

Some examples of what you will learn during the talk:

*How to Take Better Candid and Formal Portraits (for example, what to say to kids and adults (and even pets!) to help them feel more relaxed in front of the camera);
*How to Capture Mouthwatering Food Photos at Home and in Restaurants;
*How to Take Glare-free Photos Through Glass (on the street, from inside buildings or at zoos/aquariums); and
•How to Take Photos of Fireworks that Jump off the Screen

Mr. Darlow’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session about digital photography. His books will be available for review, and he will be signing copies of his book for those who have previously purchased copies. He will also give away five signed 18x24 inch photographic posters featuring his work during the presentation.

To register, click the link above or stop by our Information Desk!

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Trivia Night at the Library!

05/03/2018 - 7:00pm

Jeopardy fan? Quizzo enthusiast? Come test your trivia skills here at the library! Questions will be general knowledge -- so anyone can be an expert. Bring a team or make new friends. Prizes will be awarded to the first place team! 

Open to adults 16 and older. Limit 4 people per team.   

 

 

To register, click the link above or stop by our Information Desk!

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

05/04/2018 - 10:30am

Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?

Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop hosted at Piscataway Public Library. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic.

The workshops have helped participants lose weight, regulate their blood sugar levels, live a healthier life and interact with others coping with similar challenges and concerns.

To register, click the link above or stop by our Information Desk. 

Unfortunately, there can be no new attendees are the second session -- so sign up today!

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