*Please note that our hours will change starting September 1st.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, our hours will change to be 11am - 8pm. All other hours remain the same.

New Library Catalog Interface!

The Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) will be migrating to a new catalog interface in the next few weeks. Our new Enterprise catalog will be more user friendly and have many options to make all your Library searches quick, easy, and helpful!

Feel free to try out the new catalog interface now - after September 15, our old iBistro interface will no longer be available!

Click here to try the new Enterprise Catalog Search!
https://lmac.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/middlesex/


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Friends of the Library News
For more information, click here.

COMING TO AMERICA THROUGH ELLIS ISLAND
Thursday, October 27, at 2:00 P.M. 
Walter Choroszewski, well-known NJ photographer and lecturer, presents an overview of immigration in America and highlights the third Great Wave that came through Ellis Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

FRIENDS BUSINESS MEETING
Wednesday, November 9, at 3:00 P.M.
The Friends will be meeting to discuss holiday preparations and follow-up from our October meeting. Anyone interested in taking part in Friends events is welcome to attend.

 CARE AND DATING OF QUILTS

Sunday, November 13, at 3:00 P.M.
Dana Balsamo, quilt historian, will discuss ways to help identify quilts: pattern, fabrics, construction, etc. She will also talk about proper care and storage for quilts and textiles.  You’re welcome to bring one quilt to determine pattern and date (No monetary values can be given at the program). Come learn everything you wanted to know about quilts, but were afraid to ask!

CONCERT BY ELLEN WOLOSHIN, “TRIED AND TRUE”
 
Sunday, November 20, at 3:00 P.M.
Pop singer and songwriter, Ellen Woloshin presents a concert of songs from her two albums as well as well-known songs that have stood the test of time in pop music. Ellen’s songs are personal yet universal as she connects with the listener with purity of tone and understated delivery. See Ellen perform:  https://youtu.be/QOokxd6vfh8 



THE FRIENDS OF THE MIDDLESEX LIBRARY NOW PARTICIPATE

 IN THE AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM.

It's easy! Just select the Friends of the Middlesex Library as your designated charity at AmazonSmile.
 For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Click on this link to get started: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3797504

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*** NEW! GROUP WORKSHOP***

Food Allergy Support Group
Do you or does someone you know struggle with a Food Allergy?
Celiac Disease? Asthma?
You are not alone! Join the Middlesex Public Library Food Allergy Support Group!
Meetings will be held at the Middlesex Public Library. Date and time to be determined. For more information, call the Library: 732-356-6602 

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Adult Movies
The Library runs movies all year long on Thursdays.
Please visit or call the Library for full details on movie dates and titles.
Refreshments: 12:30pm
Movie: 1:00pm

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Friends of the Library
CHECK OUT OUR NEW FRIENDS of the LIBRARY WEBSITE!
On our website, you can view details descriptions of upcoming events, learn about the Friends, how to join the Friends, and MORE!
Visit www.middlesexfol.org

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Meeting Room Policy Changed

Please review our revised (Oct. 2013)
Meeting Room Policy here.
Download an updated application to reserve a room here.

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Ongoing Library Programs

Connections Discussion Group

The Connections Discussion Group seeks to explore the many various ways that individuals and social groups come together and find common grounds in the daily routines of their everyday lives. Call the Circulation Desk to sign up!

Young at Heart

A fun group for those adults who are still...young at heart! We enjoy playing games like Bingo, Are you Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Password, etc. We also keep our minds sharp with crossword puzzles, word games, and word searches! And, of course, we enjoy our coffee, cake, and conversation! Call the Circulation Desk for meeting times and more information.

 

Quilt Making

The Heritage Quilters meet monthly. All are welcome. Come to have fun and participate in several ongoing charity projects. Registration or sign up is not required. Contact the Circulation Desk for more details.

ESL Conversation Group

The ESL Conversation Group meets weekly, and has two levels:

Intermediate: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AND Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beginner: On Appointment Basis - please contact the library.

Please see the Circulation Desk for more information.

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Holiday Library Closings:

Board Meetings

The Middlesex Public Library Board meetings will be held at the Community Room of the library (1300 Mountain Avenue , Middlesex , NJ 08846 Tel: 732-356-6602) from 7:00 PM on the 2nd Monday of the month.   There might be a closed session at each meeting to discuss matters related to collective bargaining, staffing and personnel.   

2016 Meeting Dates: January 11, February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July – No meeting, August 1, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12.

Copies of Board meeting minutes are available by request. Please inquire at the Reference Desk. A current agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted 48 hours prior to the upcoming meeting date, on the Library bulletin board.
Please click here for the Library's Access to Public Records Policy.



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