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Basic Tools for People in Career Transition

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30PM
The emotional aspect of being in transition is a subject that is extremely important yet usually overlooked. The audience will learn about: Some practical advice for those in transition; Who are the people who one can rely on for help? Are your expectations aligned with reality? How to dramatically increase the chances for an interview; How to prepare for that coveted interview; What resources should one use to check out the potential future boss? Presenter info is above. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at alainad@lmxac.org, or register online!

Job Search & Networking Support Group
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The 2nd and 4th Thursday of Every Month from 6:30 to 8:00PM. Next meeting: May 9 at 6:30PM! Full Schedule!

Are you sick and tired of the constant disappointments you experience while trying to find a job? Share your personal experiences and frustrations with fellow job seekers in this job search support group designed to help people cope with the ups and downs one faces while trying to navigate through a challenging job market. Group members are encouraged to trade job search and interview tips with one another, in addition to establishing a network among their peers to keep one another aware of potential job opportunities.

This group is now led by Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA who have formed a partnership with the Sayreville Library. NhN USA is a cost-free, highly successful nationally recognized, peer-led, volunteer job search, support, and networking group targeted to individuals who are actively looking for work and interested in reinvigorating their job search. Membership is open to anyone in career transition, including unemployed or underemployed individuals and recent college graduates, as well as people re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and anyone looking for part-time or volunteer work. Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve their job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

About Neighbors Helping Neighbors USA: Founded in River Edge, New Jersey on January 27, 2011, NhN USA has fostered a “pay it forward”, weekly accountability meeting model. They are nationally recognized by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, The United States Department of Labor Washington DC. The Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, Inc. meeting groups network is a New Jersey non-profit company pursuant to N.J.S.A. 15A:1-1 et seq.. The organization is applying to be recognized as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Group is pro-Bono managed by John R. Fugazzie. For more information about the group, visit their page here. For more information about this group, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email her at alainad@lmxac.org. No registration required! To see the flyer for the group, click here.

Advance Care Planning-Are You Ready?

Thursday, May 23, 11:00AM-12:00PM
family Advance care planning involves learning about the types of decisions that might need to be made, considering those decisions ahead of time, and then letting others know about your preferences, often by putting them into an advance directive. Advance care planning is not just about old age. At any age, a medical crisis could leave someone too ill to make his or her own healthcare decisions. Even if you are not sick now, making healthcare plans for the future is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you would want, even when doctors and family members are making the decisions for you. More than one out of four older Americans face questions about medical treatment near the end of life but are not capable of making those decisions. Representatives from New Jersey Long-term Care will be in to discuss some questions you can think about now and describe ways to share your wishes with others. You will learn the proper course to take to ensure your wishes are fulfilled to help take the burden off family and friends, and most importantly ease your mind. To register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, email her at alainad@lmxac.org, or register online!

Blood Drive

Tuesday, May 28, 2:30PM-7:00PM
Every two seconds someone needs blood. Some people need regular transfusions to live. Save a life today and donate blood! Every donor will receive one FREE AMC movie ticket! Located in the Meeting Room. This blood drive is organized by the Blood Center of New Jersey.

Movie Matinee-"Lincoln"

Friday, May 31, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Join us for our monthly movie matinees to enjoy popular movie hits on our new 84” x 84” screen and fresh popcorn from our popcorn machine! Watch a movie and meet fellow movie enthusiasts! Today, we will be showing "Lincoln!" This Academy Award winning film stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Synopsis: A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. "****" -- Roger Ebert "A masterpiece." -- A. O. Scott "A great American movie." -- Rolling Stone
Adults only, please. Rated PG-13. 150 minutes. Contact Alaina by phone at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email alainad@lmxac.org to register, or register online! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Movie Matinees of 2013 possible!

Are You LinkedIn? Using LinkedIn & Social Media to Get That Job!

Monday, Jun. 10, 6:30PM-8:00PM
Join tech guru Karlton Utter as he discusses LinkedIn basics. He will also discuss how potential employers are using this, Facebook, & Twitter to hire employees. How to maintain a professional social media reputation will also be discussed. For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at alainad@lmxac.org. Register online now!

Stitchers & Knitters Anonymous Craft Club
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The 2nd Thursday of Every Month from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Next Meeting: June 13 at 6:30PM! Full Schedule!
Looking to share your passion for knitting and crocheting & meet a few new crafting buddies? Enjoy this opportunity to pick up a few new tips from fellow craft addicts at this NEW, low-key club for folks who know the basics, but want to take their addiction to a whole new level! Bring your supplies and your current craft project and let the fun begin! This group is open to all residents, but adults only please. No registration required. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at alainad@lmxac.org.

Adult Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Saturday, Jun. 15, 12:00PM-2:00PM
How sweet it is that the summer is finally here---literally! The Adult Summer Reading Event will be kicked off this year with a chocolate event that is not to be missed! 2 Chicks with Chocolate will be in to talk about the “rich” history of chocolate and the chocolate making process, and best of all, provide attendees with a blind tasting of chocolate from around the world! Guests will experience the decadent flavors of several caramel and ganache fillings that will simply melt in their mouths! The 2 Chicks with Chocolate experts will conclude by teaching guests the art of chocolatiering by showing guests how to roll their own truffles that they can take home! If you love what you taste, feel free to visit the chocolate table afterwards where you can purchase the 2 Chick with Chocolate goodies with 10% of the proceeds going right to the Sayreville Library!

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Attendees will automatically be signed up for the Sayreville Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club and receive the Summer Reading Starter kit. This low-maintenance reading club allows participants to read as much or as little as they want to, and pick what they want to read! Simply write a review for each book that you do read, and submit each review to be entered into our weekly prize drawings. Each review written counts as one entry, so the more you read and review, the more chances you have to win! Reviews can be submitted between June 17 and August 16. This is an event that has very limited space, so sign up early and reserve your spot! Registration starts May 15. Adult, Sayreville Library cardholders only! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 or email her at alainad@lmxac.org. Guests may also register online starting May 15.

8 Ways to Continue to Cut Calories!

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 6:00PM-7:30PM
There is no way around it: to lose weight, you need to cut calories! Learn 8 ways to cut calories without going hungry (or losing your mind)! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at alainad@lmxac.org. Register online now!

Get Over the Hump! Keeping Your Weight Loss Goals on Track!

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Your diet's on track and you're back in the exercise groove. Now we'll show you how to incorporate mindful, morning meditation to set daily intentions, beat stress, and keep your weight loss goals on track! For more information or to register, contact Alaina at 732-727-0212 ex. 25, or email her at alainad@lmxac.org. Register online now!

Computer Classes

The Library offers basic level computer courses all year to help everyone embrace technology--not run from it! The list of open classes are as follows:
Mouse for Beginners-Tuesday, May 28,6:00PM-8:00PM
Tips & Tricks for Beginner Computer Users-Monday, June 3, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Internet for Beginners-Tuesday, June 11, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Email for Beginners-Monday, Jun. 17, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Word for Beginners-Tuesday, May 14 (WAIT LIST ONLY!) OR Monday, June 24, 6:00PM-8:00PM
Microsoft Word for Intermediate Users-Monday, May 20, 6:00PM-8:00PM (WAIT LIST ONLY!)
First preference goes to Sayreville patrons who have not taken these classes before. You must know how to use the mouse and keyboard to take all of the above classes except for Mouse for Beginners. Adults only, please. To register for any of the classes, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25. You must contact and speak with Alaina to register for computer classes.

Creative Writing Group

The 3rd Thursday of Every Month, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Gather at Sayreville Public Library to meet with other writers to bounce ideas off of one another or clear that infamous writer's block! Special guest professional writers will join the group from time to time to give advice and talk about their experiences as writers. This month’s date is May 16. Adults only! For more information, contact Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org, call her at 732-727-0212 ex. 25 OR register online!

Scrabble Club

The 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month, 1:30PM-3:30PM
Join current club members at the library to play a few rounds of Scrabble. The group is very informal and simply enjoys playing for fun! This month’s dates are May 3 b& 17 from 1:30-3:30pm. The library has a Scrabble Board, but you may bring your own also. No need to sign up in advance, just show up and make new friends! If you have any questions, email Alaina at alainad@lmxac.org or call 732-727-0212 ex. 25.

Friends of the Library Ongoing Old Record Collection

Do you have old 33 1/3 or 45 records that you no longer use or want? Don't throw them out - bring them to the Sayreville Library instead! The Friends of the Library will accept donations of these records to use as one of their fundraising activities. Proceeds from the sale of the old records provide a way for the Friends to raise money for the benefit of the Sayreville Public Library. Donations are welcome any time during regular library hours. Please note that 78s will not be accepted.