5.23.2018

Old Bridge, NJ – May 22, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host the following literary events in June, appealing to a wide range of writers and readers:

Garden State Speculative Writers Group: Saturday, June 2nd at 10:30am:  This is a non-profit, multi-genre writers group catering to the needs of writers from all walks of life. The public is invited to join them at their monthly meeting for writing workshops, critique groups, and informative guest speakers.

Poetry Club: Thursday, June 7th at 11am: The Library’s new Poetry Club offers an opportunity for patrons to join others who share a love of words and poetry.  Meetings will be informal and consist of reading poems and biographies of a chosen poet, exploring different types of poetry, and sharing original work.

Horror Writers Panel: Friday, June 8th at 7pm:  Local area horror writers will preside over a panel discussion, followed by a question and answer session.  Authors scheduled to appear include: Somer Canon (Killer Chronicles), Frank Edler (Death Gets a Book), Matt Manochio (The Highwayman), Tim Meyer (Sharkwater Beach), Hunter Shea (The Jersey Devil), and Chuck Buda (Summoner of Souls).

Bookenders Discussion: The Good Earth: Monday, June 11th at 11am:  The Library’s monthly discussion group will examine Pearl S. Buck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Good Earth, about a Chinese peasant overcoming the forces of nature and the frailties of the human spirit to become a wealthy landowner.

Ladies Book Discussion: The Little Red Chairs: Monday, June 18th at 7pm: The group will discuss Edna O’Brien’s most recent book, The Little Red Chairs.  The novel tells the story of Fidelma, who was disgraced when her village’s mysterious healer — who she loved and begged to help her conceive a child — is arrested as a war criminal. Fidelma flees to England to take migrant work, only to confront her nemesis at a tribunal in The Hague.

In addition, as previously announced, the Friends of the Library will host its annual Summer Book Sale at the Library from June 1-4th.  It will offer thousands of adult, teen and children’s books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks at prices generally ranging from $.50 to $2.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been voted one of the three Best Public Libraries in Middlesex County by the readers of the Home News Tribune. The Library is open seven-days-a-week and is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza at the corner of Rt. 516 and Cottrell Road in the Municipal Center. More information about these and other Library programs is available at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. The satellite Laurence Harbor branch is located at 277 Shoreland Circle; phone: 732-566-2227.

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