Old Bridge, March 28, 2017 – Among the Old Bridge Library’s April programming highlights are unique lectures on pollution, composting and NJ lighthouses.

“Pointless” Pollution: Sun. April 9th at 2:30pm.  Amanda Wheeler from Clean Ocean Action shares information about the function of a watershed and its importance to the environment.  Attendees will see the effects that pollution, including plastic pollution, non-point source pollution, and storm water runoff, is having on the ocean. There will also be an opportunity to view a demonstration through a watershed model and learn what can be done to become environmental stewards of the ocean. The program is geared for ages 10 and up.

Make Compost, Not Waste: Thurs. April 20th at 7pm. Food waste contributes to more than 34 million tons of solid waste sent to US landfills each year. Debbie Lee, a founder of Garden State Green Quest, will examine methods of addressing this food waste.  She will focus on the Japanese concept of Bokashi, a long-standing composting method which allows for composting without presorting food. Attendees will learn how Bokashi bran, composed of enzymes, speeds up the composting process, and provides an easy way to reduce, reuse and recycle.

NJ Lighthouses: Mon. April 24th at 6:30pm. This “enlightening” session will examine NJ’s 18 beautiful, unique lighthouses.  Presented by the NJ Lighthouse Society, the program will discuss the different types of lighthouses, their history and the lives and responsibilities of the lighthouse keepers.

The Old Bridge Public Library was recently 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 can be found 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.