Old Bridge, NJ – March 28, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will present the following three unique programs in April, ranging from Jewish history to home organization to an open mic event:

What to Do With All the Stuff:  Sun. April 8th @2pm. Organizing Humorist™ and author Jamie Novak returns to the Library for this informative and entertaining lecture. Novak shares her laugh-out-loud, funny approach for what to do with all the household things that accumulate and clutter a home. She’ll share helpful tips on how to get rid of papers, weed through boxes of photographs and utilize simple organizing tools. Novak travels nationally presenting her trademark programs, is the author of several bestselling books including her most recent “Keep This Toss That, ” has appeared on QVC and HGTV, and has written for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living.

Afternoon Open Mic and Coffee House event:  Sun. April 15th from 2-4pm. Due to popular demand, the Library has begun hosting Open Mic events on a regular basis. Aspiring singers, songwriters and spoken word artists are invited to sign up to perform, and the public is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required for performers, either in-person at the Library’s Information Desk or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033. Space is limited and material must be suitable for all ages.

From Shtetl to Ghetto: Jewish Women on the Lower East Side: Thurs. April 26th @7pm. How did life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe prepare Jewish women for life in the New World? Although the two worlds were very different, there were significant similarities as well. This presentation explores how these new immigrants eventually profited from more opportunities, yet suffered in their personal lives. The lecture will be presented by Leslie Fishbein, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, and affiliated faculty member of Jewish Studies, Urban Studies, Cinema Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH).

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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