New Brunswick Free Public Library

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New Brunswick NJ 08901
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New Brunswick Free Public Library

ADULT SUMMER READING!

The New Brunswick Free Public Library presents our fourth annual Adult Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is "Exercise Your Mind!" Any adult (at least 18 years of age) may participate in this program, regardless of residency. (Information about the youth Summer Reading programs can be found on the Kids' Events Page, and the Teen Events Page.)

Exercise Your Mind       ejercita la mente

The Adult Summer Reading Program runs from June 13 through August 18, 2016. No specific registration is required, only participation -- and participation is EASY! We have "Bingo Cards" with simple activities for participants to complete in order to be eligible for a prize at the end of the program. Get Bingo Cards at the Reference Desk or download one here (o en español). There is no limit to how many Bingo Cards an individual may complete and submit during the program. There will be one prize drawing for Bingo participants, with multiple prizes to be won, on Friday August 19th.

The Bingo Cards won't be the only way to participate and win prizes! Our Walking Challenge runs from June 15 to July 12 (see below for more details). As of June 20, there will be a different trivia question to answer posted in the library lobby each week: a winner will be drawn each Monday afternoon starting June 27. And make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ throughout the summer for additional opportunities to Exercise Your Mind and win stuff!

The library will also host multiple events during the summer: See below for details or download a calendar here!


* The library thanks these generous sponsors for making this program possible! *

Constellation     Barnes&Noble

Douglass Pizza    Jimmy John's    Korean BBQ

25 Burgers    Which Wich


Exercise Your Mind with these Events!

All of these Summer events are free and open to the public. For more information about any of these events, please call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 x20 or email nbfpl@lmxac.org.

Download a calendar of events here (o calendario en español.)

Walking Challenge
Exercise your mind and body by following in the steps of fictional heroes. Choose between American Gods’ Shadow as he helps Mr. Wednesday with a mysterious task that takes him across America, or The Hobbit’s Bilbo Baggins as he traverses Middle Earth on a quest to retake the Lonely Mountain.
Your journey begins June 15, and is broken down into four weeks representing four important legs of your chosen hero's adventure. For each week, keep track of the number of steps you completed with a pedometer or similar device. Once you reach 10k steps within each week's allotted time frame, cut out the completed ticket for that week and drop it off at the adult reference desk by the deadline listed on the ticket. Each ticket submitted will serve as one entry (4 max.) into the raffle for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card! The final deadline for this challenge is Friday July 15.

July Events

Family Yoga
The whole family is invited to join instructor Carla Haynes from the Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center for three mornings of simple yoga. (Come to one or all of them!) Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Thursdays July 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Knit/Crochet Club
The Knitting/Crocheting Club regularly meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month (with some exceptions: for a flier listing all meeting dates, click here) and welcomes new members. Join in and excercise your fine motor skills with some yarn crafting!
Thursdays July 14 and 28 at 7 p.m. in a meeting room (ask a librarian on the meeting day for exact location.)
Geared to adults, though youth are allowed.

Intro to Self Defense
Master Martinez from PowerKick USA of Somerset, NJ, will provide an introduction to self-defense techniques for the whole family. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Monday July 18 at 6 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Family Fitness
Instructors from Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center will lead the whole family in beneficial exercises. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Tuesday July 19 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday July 21 at 2 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages, especially geared to families with children of the ages 3-13.

Summer Sewing
Pam Brooks, a local volunteer sewing expert, will guide participants in making reversible hats - great for taking those summer walks! Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Wednesday July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 8 and up. Registration strongly suggested.

Paper Making
Exercise your crafting skills and make your own paper with librarian Mrs. Chen. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Monday July 25 at 6 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Nutritiously Me
The Rak Foundation for Nutritional Awareness presents a free family nutrition workshop. Please visit this link for more information and to register! Registration is required. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Friday July 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages, specifically for parents and children.

August Events

Book Buttons
Work out your artistic muscles and make your own pin-back buttons using old book pages and the Makerspace's button maker. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Wednesday August 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages though children must be accompanied by guardians.

Body Detoxing
Dr. Ken Freedman, East Brunswick wellness expert, will give a presentation on how to "cleanse" your body for better health. Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Tuesday August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Summer Sewing
Join Pam Brooks, a local volunteer sewing expert, in making a simple quilt - great for curling up with to read that next great book! Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Wednesday August 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to ages 8 and up. Registration strongly suggested.

Knit/Crochet Club
The Knitting/Crocheting Club regularly meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month (with some exceptions: for a flier listing all meeting dates, click here) and welcomes new members. Join in and excercise your fine motor skills with some yarn crafting!
Thursdays August 11 and 25 at 7 p.m. in a meeting room (ask a librarian on the meeting day for exact location.)
Geared to adults, though youth are allowed.

Family Zumba
The whole family is invited to join Lauren Pompey, Teaching Artist (Ballet & Modern) at Body and Music School of Performing Arts, NJ, for some Zumba fun! Download a flier here (o en español aquí).
Monday August 15 at 6 p.m. in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.
Open to all ages.

Submit all Summer Reading Bingo Cards by the end of the day Thursday August 18 to be eligible for the End-of-Program Prize Drawing the following day!

Exercise Your Mind. Read!

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