Event Details

  • Adult Events


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    Make a Women's Suffrage Rosette with Pam Brooks - Virtual Program

    Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m.

    Create a "Votes for Women" rosette pin to celebrate women's right to vote. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions.

    This program is made possible by grant funding provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. Program funded in part by a grant to Middlesex County by the New Jersey Historical Commission.


    Virtual Multicultural Festival

    Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    The Library will hold a Virtual Multicultural Festival in cooperation with New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc. Register here!

    Please join us for a vibrant, fun-filled Virtual Multicultural Festival. This program is free and open to all ages. The festivities will include music and dance performances, arts, crafts, and a free raffle. We will be showcasing cultural celebrations from several countries such as Mexico, Hungary, India, China, Peru, Caribbean and many more. For more information, please contact Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

    Please use this link to view the live stream of this event!

    Grant Funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of Department of State. Our additional program sponsors are Navrang Dance Academy, Events USA Now, Holy Family Parish, and American Hungarian Foundation.


    Property Tax Relief: How to Qualify and What Relief Can You Receive

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

    Senior Citizens Council, a grassroots non-profit organization, will discuss the State of New Jersey's 5 Property Tax Relief Programs. Each program has its own requirements, payouts, deadlines and applications. Intended for our community members 65 and older.
    The deadline to file for 2019 Senior Freeze has been extended to December 31, 2020.
    To join, follow this registration form.


    Friday Fun Day!

    Fridays at 3:00 p.m. (All ages welcome.)

    Every Friday afternoon, all are welcome to join Ms. Karen online for a virtual game of Kahoot or Bingo or maybe a Scavenger Hunt! Children under age 8 may need the assistance of a parent or older sibling. Register using this form -- advance registration is required.
    On December 11, test your drawing skills with a game of virtual Pictionary!
    On December 18, test your knowledge of all things winter-related in a game of Jeopardy!


    Book Club

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

    The Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library Book Club will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens via Teleconference phone call. This Book Club is open to everyone: To register, please call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 x20. Log-in information will be sent out to registrants before the meeting.


    Knitting/Crocheting Club

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Register in advance for this meeting here.

    Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Or do you want to learn and already have your own supplies? Join the club -- now via Zoom! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to old pros. Work on your current project, or start a new one with tips from other attendees. Participants exchange knitting/crocheting ideas while enjoying pleasant conversation. (This is an informal group and not an instructional class.) A Zoom registration is required, and is free and open to the public.

    For more information, please contact Librarian Joye Crowe-Logan at joye@lmxac.org


    ~ Check out other tabs on this page -- under "Event Details" -- to see what else the library has to offer! ~

  • English Language Programs

    Our library is proud to offer many opportunities for adult emerging bilinguals who are interested in improving their English language skills.

    If you need more information on any of these programs, please direct your messages to Kavita Pandey at: kavita@lmxac.org


    Virtual English Conversation Group

    Mondays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. from September 21 - December 21.

    UPDATE: Our English Conversation Group is not meeting in person until further notice. However, you are welcome to join us virtually via Zoom.

    This virtual group meets weekly via Zoom. Each week the group will discuss a topic in English to help improve their conversational skills. Please call 732-745-5108 ext. 20 or email kavita@lmxac.org with any questions or requests for more information. This program is intended for adults who know some English and want to improve their language skills.

    **If you are interested in volunteering to lead or assist our Virtual English Conversation Group, please contact Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org before registering.


  • Kids Events


    Read and Play

    Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

    Our beloved Read & Play program is now virtual, via Zoom! Register using our read-and-play-form to receive a link via email to our weekly Zoom Room.

    For kids ages 0-4 and their caretakers. Call 732-745-5108 x13 with any questions.


    ¡Cuentos y Canciones!

    los jueves a las 4 p.m.

    Acompañanos de la plataforma Zoom para una programa de cuentos en español para niños/niñas y sus guardianes. ¡Registrate ahora! Llame al 732-745-5108 con preguntas.


    Friday Fun Day!

    Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

    Every Friday afternoon, all are welcome to join Ms. Karen online for a virtual game of Kahoot or Bingo or maybe a Scavenger Hunt! Children under age 8 may need the assistance of a parent or older sibling. Register using this form; advance registration is required.
    On December 11, test your drawing skills with a game of virtual Pictionary!
    On December 18, test your knowledge of all things winter-related in a game of Jeopardy!


    Holidays Around the World

    Saturday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Children ages 5-12 are invited to learn about holidays and traditions in Iran, China, Scandinavia, Canada, and the United States through stories and crafts. Register here for this festive virtual program; after registering you will be contacted to make arrangements to pick up the craft materials. (Advance registration is required.)


    Nutcracker Story Time

    Thursday, December 17, at 6:00 p.m.

    Children of all ages are invited to a virtual story time with the American Repertory Ballet. Get into the holiday spirit by listening to the Nutcracker story and viewing a video of part of the ballet. Register here. (Registration is required, and is free!)


    Chalk Doodles

    Would you like to receive a personalized chalk doodle for your child from Ms. Karen? Just send your child’s first name and the name of their favorite animal to kstuppi@lmxac.org and she will email you back a photo of the chalk doodle!

  • Teen Events


    Friday Fun Day!

    Fridays at 3:00 p.m.

    Every Friday afternoon, all are welcome to join Ms. Karen online for a virtual game of Kahoot or Bingo or maybe a Scavenger Hunt! Children under age 8 may need the assistance of a parent or older sibling. Register using this form; advance registration is required.
    On December 11, test your drawing skills with a game of virtual Pictionary!
    On December 18, test your knowledge of all things winter-related in a game of Jeopardy!

  • All-Ages Events

    As with most other events, please feel free to call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 20 for more information.


    Make a Women's Suffrage Rosette with Pam Brooks - Virtual Program

    Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m.

    Create a "Votes for Women" rosette pin to celebrate women's right to vote. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions.

    This program is made possible by grant funding provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. Program funded in part by a grant to Middlesex County by the New Jersey Historical Commission.


    Virtual Multicultural Festival

    Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    The Library will hold a Virtual Multicultural Festival in cooperation with New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc. Register here!

    Please join us for a vibrant, fun-filled Virtual Multicultural Festival. This program is free and open to all ages. The festivities will include music and dance performances, arts, crafts, and a free raffle. We will be showcasing cultural celebrations from several countries such as Mexico, Hungary, India, China, Peru, Caribbean and many more. For more information, please contact Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.

    Please use this link to view the live stream of this event!

    Grant Funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of Department of State. Our additional program sponsors are Navrang Dance Academy, Events USA Now, Holy Family Parish, and American Hungarian Foundation.


    Friday Fun Day!

    Fridays at 3:00 p.m. (All ages welcome.)

    Every Friday afternoon, all are welcome to join Ms. Karen online for a virtual game of Kahoot or Bingo or maybe a Scavenger Hunt! Children under age 8 may need the assistance of a parent or older sibling. Register using this form; advance registration is required.
    On December 11, test your drawing skills with a game of virtual Pictionary!
    On December 18, test your knowledge of all things winter-related in a game of Jeopardy!


    "Escape the Library" Challenge

    Ongoing virtual program.

    We've created a virtual "Escape Room" for you to have a little fun with while testing your knowledge of the NBFPL. See if you can successfully Escape the Library! (Answer each question correctly to move on to the next one until you've completed the challenge.)



    Please visit the Visual Arts page to see information about, as well as photos and the presentation from, the New Brunswick Free Public Library's 2019 Visual Arts Contest.


    Check back for details on upcoming events! You can view photos from past events on our Flickr page.

  • Makerspace Events

    Makerspace

    The New Brunswick Free Public Library's very own makerspace provides workshops and craft nights. The library's community room will function as the maker-space during event dates, unless otherwise noted.

    ~ As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. All programming will be virtual for the time being. Please check back for updates. ~

    This makerspace logo was designed, handcrafted, and generously donated by Candyce Valor.


    Make a Women's Suffrage Rosette with Pam Brooks - Virtual Program

    Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m.

    Create a "Votes for Women" rosette pin to celebrate women's right to vote. The program is free and open to the general public. Register here. A Zoom registration is required, and we will contact each registrant to pick up the material kit prior to the program. Registration is open until space is full. Please email librarian Hsien-min Chen at htang@lmxac.org with any questions.

    This program is made possible by grant funding provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. Program funded in part by a grant to Middlesex County by the New Jersey Historical Commission.


    Knitting/Crocheting Club

    Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Register in advance for this meeting here.

    Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Or do you want to learn and already have your own supplies? Join the club -- now via Zoom! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to old pros. Work on your current project, or start a new one with tips from other attendees. Participants exchange knitting/crocheting ideas while enjoying pleasant conversation. (This is an informal group and not an instructional class.)

    For more information, please contact Librarian Joye Crowe-Logan at joye@lmxac.org

  • Movie Nights

    Come enjoy a film with family and friends, for free, on the library's big screen! Open to appropriate ages according to movie rating. Movie screenings are courtesy of a license generously purchased by the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

    Please note: as of March 12, 2020, Movie Nights are suspended until further notice.

    Please check back for additional dates and titles for the library's Movie Nights.

  • Friends of the Library Events

    These events are presented by the Friends of the Library: Learn more about them here.


    Book Club

    Monday, December 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

    The book club previously met one Monday per month (except during the summer) at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Guest House, next to the library. Since the Coronavirus-related closure in March 2020, the book club has not been able to meet in person, but began meeting "virtually" -- via Teleconference phone call -- in November of 2020.

    In December, we will discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. This Book Club is open to everyone: To register, please call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 x20. Log-in information will be sent out to registrants before the meeting.


    Book Sale

    The Friends sell a wide array of items at incredibly low prices; books of all kinds, for all ages, as well as DVDs, CDs, and more! Proceeds benefit the library. Only cash and checks are accepted.

    The next Book Sale has been postponed until further notice. Please check back for dates.