Friends of the Library February & March Programs
For more information on any of these programs, click here.

JOIN US AT MARIO’S PIZZA CENTER!! 
Shake those winter blues with a night on the town, and support the Friends of the Middlesex Library at the same time! Dine at Mario’s Pizza Center on either MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, OR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016, and Mario’s will donate a portion of your check to the Friends. Enjoy some great food and donate to the Friends at the same time!
MARIO’S PIZZA CENTER
580 Union Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846 Phone: 732-356-7714
To get your coupon for this dining event, click here, or pick one up at the Library or Pizza Center.

IN LOVE WITH BROADWAY: A CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY LOVE SONGS
Friday, February 12, 2:00 P.M.
James Michael, a dynamic world class baritone, has had the privilege of meeting or playing opposite legendary stars such as Howard Keel, John Raitt and Robert Goulet. His renditions of Broadway love songs emulate these great performers. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with James and fall in love all over again.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., “A MAN OF CONSCIENCE”, BY KEITH HENLEY
Sunday, February 21, 3:00 P.M.
Come see Keith Henley from the American Historical Theatre in his stellar portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr., pastor, activist, and humanitarian. King’s most famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, was first delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. This free program is open to the public and provided by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a State Partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BUSINESS MEETING         
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 P.M.
It’s time to begin working on the Annual Book Sale and Second Annual Tricky Tray! Anyone interested in taking an active part in these and other Friends activities is urged to attend this business meeting.

CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH IAN GALLAGHER                                             Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 P.M.
Ian Gallagher is a performer equally at home singing traditional Irish folk tunes and contemporary music including blues, rock, jazz, country and soul. Wear your green, bring your shamrocks, and come join us in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

GEORGE HERMAN "BABE" RUTH  
Sunday, March 13, 3:00 P.M.
Join Professor James “Jim” Kane in a slide and lecture program that relives a period in our history when an incomparable baseball player who—as an incorrigible child growing up in a Baltimore reform school—became America’s most famous icon. More than a baseball tale, there is no other story quite like it.

INTERNATIONAL WORLD MUSIC BY ACCORDIONIST ALEKSANDR VASIN
Sunday, March 20, 3:00 P.M.
Enjoy an afternoon of high energy Brazilian, Cuban, Spanish, Russian, Gypsy, Jazz and Moldavian music performed by Aleksandr Vasin, who is one of the best representatives of the Accordion School of the Baltic region.  During his stage career, Aleks was the most famous accordionist in the former Soviet Union.



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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