6.28.2018

Old Bridge, NJ – June 28, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will offer patrons the ability to make their own music, uncover fake news and easily plan vacations with special technology classes in July. All classes require registration by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at: www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

Makey Makey Music: Thursday, July 5th @7pm

This hands-on workshop instructs teens on how to create music with Makey Makey while also learning about coding. Students can invent projects that combine tactile materials with the coding projects they’re creating on a computer to bring their creations to life. With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material (such as bananas or cups) act as the input device for a computer.  The session is open to kids in grades 6-12.

Travel Vacation Apps: Thursday, July 12th @6:30pm

Come discover new travel apps to help start vacation planning.  Regardless of the destination, these iOS and Android apps will assist with reservations, transportation planning and scheduling activities. This class is being held at the library’s Laurence Harbor branch.

Chrome Music: Wednesday, July 18th @4pm (grades 4-6)

                            Monday, July 23rd @7pm (teens)

                            Wednesday, July 25th @4pm (grades 4-6)

These sessions will allow kids and teens to enjoy hands-on experiments with music through Google’s Chrome Music Lab. The classes will use the Music Lab’s different modules to explore how music works, as well as their Song Maker to make songs that can be saved and shared.

Fake News Toolkit: Saturday, July 21 @ 1pm

The public is inundated with social media and news stories from all directions.  When reviewing media from any source, and in particular online, the digital world must be navigated carefully. This session will examine what to look for when trying to determine “Fake News,” and will provide tips for helping family and friends avoid spreading misinformation as well.

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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