Event Details

  • Adult Events

    Our events for adults span a broad range of interests and information.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

  • English Language Programs

    Our library is proud to offer many opportunities for adult emerging bilinguals who are interested in improving their English language skills. A list of our adult English Language Programs can be downloaded with this link o en español aquí.

    English Language Programs at the New Brunswick Free Public Library are made possible in part by the Community Library Adult Literacy & Career Pathway Grant Program from the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

  • Kids Events

    Our programs for kids are diverse and cover a wide range of interests.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

  • Teen Events

    We offer events just for teens, including programs involving gaming, coding, and more.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

  • Annual All-Ages Events

    The library has several special, annual events open to all ages. As with most other events, please feel free to call the Reference Desk at 732-745-5108 ext. 20 for more information.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

    National Poetry Month Celebration 2020

    Anthology submissions no longer accepted as of April 7, 2020.

    With apologies, the Poetry Anthology will not be published this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Photography Workshops, Contest and Exhibit

    The New Brunswick Free Public Library was planning to present its 13th Annual Photography Contest in the Spring of 2020; this program is now suspended until further notice. For more information, please visit the Photo Contest page here


    Holi Festival

    POSTPONED until further notice.

    With apologies, the library has postponed its 11th annual Indian Holi Festival. For more information, please contact librarian Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org or 732-745-5108 x20.



    Visual Arts Contest and Exhibit

    The New Brunswick Free Public Library proudly presented its 2019 Visual Arts Contest (with a submission deadline of October 18) and Exhibition, accompanied by free visual art workshops (which took place in September). Please visit the Visual Arts page for more details.

    The Opening Reception for the Exhibit was Friday, November 15, and the artwork will be on display in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room until December 3, 2019. Please call 732-745-5108 x20 or visit the Reference Desk with any questions or to arrange to view the exhibit (as the Community Room is not open to the public unless there is a meeting or event in it).

    Funding for this program is generously provided by Johnson & Johnson, Inc. with the goal of fostering and expanding the dynamic local arts scene. The Middlesex County Office of Arts & History (MCOAH) facilitates the funding process.


    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.


    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.

    Sewing 101

    Stitch something special with local volunteer sewing expert Pam Brooks.

    Postponed until further notice. - Come make a cute hedgehog-shaped potholder!

    Registration is suggested: please call 732-745-5108 x20 to sign up. Minimum age to attend is 8 years old. Please arrive on time to participate.


    Knitting/Crocheting Club

    2nd Thursday of each month (meetings suspended until further notice)

    7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Do you like to knit and/or crochet? Or do you want to learn? Join the club! Everyone is welcome, from beginners to old pros. Just bring your current project, or if you are new to knitting/crocheting, a willingness to learn! Participants exchange knitting/crocheting ideas while enjoying pleasant conversation. (This is an informal, self-run group and not a strictly 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

    The book club meets one Monday per month (except during the summer) at 1:30 p.m. in the Henry Guest House, next to the library. (Please ask inside the library if you have questions about the location.) The only requirements are to have read the book and be willing to discuss it. The library will often have copies of the Book Club book set aside for the upcoming discussion: just ask at the front desk.

    Please download a copy of the Friends' Book Club Schedule for 2019-2020 here.
    As of March 14, 2020, the library is closed to the public until further notice. Please check back for updates.


    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 October 2020. Please check back for exact dates.