Event Details

  • Adult Events


    Computer Classes

    One-on-One sessions available at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

    Call or visit the library to register.

    Patrons can schedule a one-on-one appointment to learn about specific computer-related topics. Subjects include computer and internet basics, Microsoft Office, and Windows operating system. Appointments are required: Call the library at 732-745-5108 x22 to register for an appointment.

    The curriculum for these appointments has been provided by Northstar Digital Literacy.


    Healthy Habits to Add to Your Life

    Wednesday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

    Register here.

    This program explains the importance of establishing healthy habits over bad habits. It details different habits that are beneficial to one’s daily life, such as allowing yourself to get plenty of rest, practicing positive self-affirmations, and learning something new. We will explore how these habits can improve our outlook on life by starting with one at a time.

    This program is brought to you by the New Jersey Hope and Healing Program at Catholic Charities- Diocese of Metuchen. Register at tinyurl.com/2sscpbsk; once you register for the workshop, a Zoom link will be provided to you to join the live session.


    Knitting/Crocheting Club

    Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

    Register here.

    Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Or do you want to learn and already have your own supplies? Join the club -- 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.) Register here; once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    The Knitting/Crocheting Club regularly meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings will be virtual until further notice; each month will require a new registration, though at the same link. For more information, please contact Librarian Kym Kirkley at kirkleyk@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.


    Joy Through the Senses

    Tuesday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

    Register here.

    Our five senses are how we experience our world, whether through sight and sound, taste, touch or smell. Therefore, these senses are an excellent way to tap into how we are feeling at any given time. Come explore what brings us joy and how we experience it through our five senses.

    This program is intended for participants 50+ years old, and is presented in partnership with New Brunswick Tomorrow. Call 732-745-5108 x20 (NBFPL) or 732-246-0603 (NBT) for dial-in info or with questions.

    This program is brought to you through the New Jersey Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP is provided by RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant.


    Filling Our Hearts with Love Through Meditation

    Thursday, June 16, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

    Register here.

    Long time meditator Nirav Sheth will offer this engaging workshop on how to use the practice of meditation to transform the heart. Topics will include: How to incorporate more love and peace in your life which will have a profound transformation on your overall well-being, learning how to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, improving work and home environments, and how to experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. The workshop will also include a short meditation session.


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  • English Language Programs

    Our library is proud to offer many opportunities for adult emerging bilinguals who are interested in improving their English language skills. Find more information about these programs on our English Language Programs page.


    Virtual English Conversation Group

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from May 17 to July 19, 2022, via Zoom.

    This conversation group is for adult language learners with at least an intermediate level in English. Adult learners can improve their English language skills through an integrated literacy curriculum and the use of "real-life materials." The goal of this program is to support further education and workplace training.


    English Conversation Cafés

    The winter/spring schedule has ended as of April 25, 2022.
    Check back in late August/early September for details of when this program will resume!

    The Conversation Café is an informal conversation practice group for adult language learners with all levels of proficiency. Participants engage in one-on-one or small-group conversations with Conversation Facilitators discussing a variety of topics. Face masks are required to attend in person.

    The English Conversation Cafés are made possible through a partnership with The Conversation Tree: Community-Based Language Partnerships, a program created by Rutgers Graduate School of Education and The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service.

    Please feel free to email nbfplelp@gmail.com with any questions or requests for more information.

  • Kids Events


    Read and Play

    Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., at the library.
    Register.

    Children ages 0-4 and their caregivers are invited to listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun during this bilingual program. Register here to attend in person. Contact Karen Stuppi at kstuppi@Lmxac.org or call 732-745-5108 x31 with any questions.


    Garden Club

    Mondays, May 2 - 23, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
    Register*.

    K-6 youth are invited to learn about gardening through stories, crafts, planting, and other activities. Attend all 4 sessions in May to receive a Pollinator Certificate! *Registration is full as of May 2, but there is a waiting list. For more information, contact kstuppi@Lmxac.org or call 732-745-5108 x31.


    Outdoor Story Time

    Tuesdays, May 3 - 24, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
    Register.

    Children of all ages are invited to listen to stories on the lawn in front of the library (weather permitting). Register at tinyurl.com/NBoutdoors. For more information, contact kstuppi@Lmxac.org or call 732-745-5108 x31.


    Leap Into Science: Light and Shadow (Family Day)

    Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.
    Register.

    Families of children ages 3-10 are invited to visit 6 different stations exploring the science behind light and shadows. Using flashlights, blocks, mirrors, and more, families can learn together through hands-on activities. Register at tinyurl.com/LeapSci. For more information, contact kstuppi@Lmxac.org or call 732-745-5108 x31.


  • Teen Events


    Stay Tuned!

    Summer programming coming soon!


  • 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.


    Summer Kick-Off

    Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Children, teens, and adults are all invited to meet local authors, enjoy refreshments, and sign up for summer reading! The day begins at 10:15 a.m. with local children's author Lana Whitehead, followed by local children's author Seshat Ali at 11:00 a.m. and local author Lisa Jacovsky at 12 noon. Then at 2:00 p.m., award-winning illustrator and author Don Tate will talk to us via livestream. Register for any or all of these events at tinyurl.com/NBKickOff.


    "On Demand"

    Multicultural Festival: New Year Celebrations Around the World

    Available to watch on YouTube here.
    Originally held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2:00 to 4 p.m.
    In-person in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room and Virtual via Zoom

    All were welcome to join us -- either in person or online -- for a vibrant, fun-filled hybrid Multicultural Festival, presented in collaboration with New Brunswick Cultural Center Inc. The festivities included cultural displays, music and dance performances, crafts, and international food. We showcased cultural celebrations from several countries such as Mexico, Hungary, India, China, Caribbean, and many more.

    This program was free and open to all ages. 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 included Events Now USA, Holy Family Parish, Navrang Dance Academy, and American Hungarian Foundation.


    Virtual Holi Festival

    Available to watch on YouTube here.
    Originally streamed on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 3:00 to 5 p.m.

    The Library celebrated its 12th annual and 1st virtual Indian Holi Festival in partnership with New Brunswick Cultural Center and Rutgers Indian Graduate Student Association. This celebration of the Indian Festival of colors was offered virtually via YouTube/Facebook, for free and open to all ages. There are several music and dance performances, a painting tutorial, and a delicious Indian food demonstration by Majwani restaurant! All supplies for the painting tutorial as well as dry Holi colors were provided by registration and appointment. For more information, visit this page or contact librarian Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20. You can also watch our promo video here!

    This project is funded with support from the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners, with support from the Folklife Program for New Jersey at the Arts Institute of Middlesex County, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Our additional program sponsors are South Asian Total Health Initiative, Navrang Dance Academy, Sowparnika Dance Academy, Taalim School of Indian Music, Mejwani Indian Restaurant, and WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio.


    Option Green 2021 Programs

    Documentary Discussion: "Decoding the Weather Machine" with Dr. David A. Robinson (went live on January 13 at 7:30 p.m.)

    Sustainable Agriculture Projects in Zimbabwe with Dr. Tait Chirenje, Stockton University (went live on February 9 at 7:00 p.m.)

    Disparate Environmental Impacts: Causes and Solutions to Environmental Injustice with Dr. Maritza Jauregui, Stockton University (went live on March 11 at 7:00 p.m.)

    The New Brunswick Free Public Library is proud to be a community partner for the Option Green: Climate Change & Community virtual event series, a partnership between the East Brunswick Public Library and the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Please visit the EBPL's webpage for details.



    Past Programs

    Please visit the Photo Contest page to see information about, as well as photos and the presentation from, the New Brunswick Free Public Library's 2021 Virtual Photography Contest, as well as previous year's presentations.

    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.

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


    Knitting/Crocheting Club

    Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Register here.

    Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Or do you want to learn and already have your own supplies? Join the club -- 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.) Register here; once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

    The Knitting/Crocheting Club meets on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings will be virtual until further notice. For more information, please contact Librarian Kym Kirkley at kirkleyk@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.


    Design your own T-shirt @ the NBFPL Makerspace

    ~ Postponed until further notice. ~

    Bring a t-shirt (solid color shirts are recommended) to decorate using fabric paint and stencils. Use existing stencils or make your own with the library's Silhouette Cameo machine. The library will provide all the materials except the t-shirts.
    This program is free and open to all ages. Please keep in mind that masks are required to be worn during this in-person program.

  • Friends of the Library Events

    These events are presented with thanks to the Friends of the Library: Learn more about them here.


    Friends' Celebration: An Outdoor Event

    Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Celebrate with the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library! This outdoor event will have entertainment and information; it will include songs by the Roosevelt School Choir, dances by The Holy Family Folkdance Group, and a craft activity with Ms. Debbie Afrocentric Parties.