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2018 Adult Reading Challenge

Back by popular demand, get ready to step outside your reading confort zone and join our: 

The rules are simple:

  • During each month, read a book that fits the chosen challenge category. Recommendation lists are available both online and in print at either branch. 
  • After finishing a book, submit an Adult Reading Challenge entry form found at our Information Desks. Only patrons 18+ can fill out contest entries. 
  • Each completed form will enter you into our Monthly Prize Drawing! Read as much as you can -- there's no limit to monthly entries!  
  • If you complete any of our monthly challenges during the year, you are automatically entered into our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING. To win the Grand Prize, just attend at our Adult Reading Challenge End of the Year Celebration! One grand prize entry per patron.  
  • Feel free to ask a Librarian for monthly suggestions!

Read with a purpose. And for prizes. Remember -- we are here to help if you'd like suggestions!

Our Museum Pass Program has expanded!

Thank you Friends of Piscataway Library!

As many of you know, we have had FREE museum passes to Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Museum, and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex for the past year. Thanks to the further generosity of our Friends of the Library organization, we now can offer a pass to the Garden State Discovery Museum as well! This pass provides free admission to 6 people. For more information, look at "Museum Passes" under the Adult Services tab on our website. 

Your library card, plus a valid government-issued ID that shows a birthday (driver's license, passport), must be presented when checking out.

Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the User Services Desk at Kennedy Library. Passes may be checked out for 4 days and may not be renewed.

We are happy to be able to offer you these passes so that you and your family and friends can enjoy an enriching experience. 

Events for Adults

Job Search Skills Seminars presented by The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB)

05/22/2018 - 10:00am

Rotating list of professional seminars including how to use LinkedIn, conducting a successful job search, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview. 

All seminars run from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Kennedy Library.

All are welcome! 

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professional in their job search. They provide training that includes:

  • Polishing resumes
  • Improving interview skills
  • Enhancing networking skills
  • Using social media to search for jobs

For more information, please contact John Wallace at jwallace@piscatawaylibrary.org or call 732-463-1633 ext. 6. 

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Beginner ESL

05/22/2018 - 7:00pm

English for beginners. 

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Beginner ESL

05/23/2018 - 11:00am

English for beginner speakers.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

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Beginner ESL

05/23/2018 - 7:00pm

English as a Second Language for beginners.  To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

 

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Writer's Group @ Kennedy Cafe

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm

Please come and join us as we share, discuss and critique each others writings and works with respect.

The group is open to anyone and is led by local resident and artist Bonnie Brunish and will meet in our Kennedy Cafe, so please feel free to bring snacks or beverages to enjoy while you meet.

This group will meet every 2nd Monday & 4th Thursday of each month that the library is open. 

No registration needed. All are welcome! 

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The Missing Stories Program

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm

In 1883, Anandibai Joshee, a young woman from a small city in western India arrived in Roselle, New Jersey. She had traveled thousands of miles, overcoming incredible physical and emotional hardships. She arrived with a purpose and eventually became the first South Asian woman in the world with a degree in western medicine. South Asians have been a presence in the US for more than 130 years, but their stories are mostly unknown. In this session, participants will engage in an interactive discussion about underrepresented populations, specifically examining South Asians, and how sharing community stories can help create a more inclusive future.

Come join us for a special presentation from Samip Mallick, Co-Founder and Executive Director of SAADA, as we examine and celebrate these missing stories from our shared experience. 

To register, click the above link, or stop by our Information Desk. 

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

05/25/2018 - 10:30am

Are you a person with Medicare who has diabetes or know someone who does?

Sign up today for a FREE 6-week workshop hosted at Piscataway Public Library. 

Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) workshops include six different sessions, each covering a new topic.

The workshops have helped participants lose weight, regulate their blood sugar levels, live a healthier life and interact with others coping with similar challenges and concerns.

To register, click the link above or stop by our Information Desk. 

Unfortunately, there can be no new attendees are the second session -- so sign up today!

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Job Search Skills Seminars presented by The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB)

05/29/2018 - 10:00am

Rotating list of professional seminars including how to use LinkedIn, conducting a successful job search, resume writing, and preparing for a job interview. 

All seminars run from 10:00am-12:30pm at the Kennedy Library.

All are welcome! 

The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) is a non-profit organization that assists unemployed professional in their job search. They provide training that includes:

  • Polishing resumes
  • Improving interview skills
  • Enhancing networking skills
  • Using social media to search for jobs

For more information, please contact John Wallace at jwallace@piscatawaylibrary.org or call 732-463-1633 ext. 6. 

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Intermediate ESL Conversation

05/29/2018 - 1:30pm

To register contact Kate Baker at 732-463-1633 x6 or kbaker@piscatawaylibrary.org

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Beginner ESL

05/29/2018 - 7:00pm

English for beginners. 

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