Old Bridge, NJ –  April 25, 2019 – Interesting topics ranging from Jewish immigration, to space organization and surviving cancer will be explored next month at the Old Bridge Public Library. All events are free and open to the public; registration is not required.

Space Cleaning and Organizing: Wed, May 1st @7pm.  This program will examine how to best deal with and eliminate clutter to ensure a clean and tidy home. Certified professional organizer Amara Wiley will share her tips and tricks about how to tackle organization challenges to transform homes from messy to methodical.

Thriving Through Your Cancer Journey: Wed, May 8th @7pm. Presented by Occupational Therapist Janice M. Woerner, this informative session will provide suggestions on how to survive this difficult experience. It will explore how to talk with friends and family (especially children), what to expect at the hospital, and tips to help ensure an easier recovery.

 From Shtetl to Ghetto: Jewish Women on the Lower East Side:  Thurs, May 16th @7pm. How did life in the shtetls (small Jewish villages) of Eastern Europe prepare Jewish women for life in the New World? Even though they were two very different worlds, there were some significant similarities.  This discussion will explore how, in America, these women profited from more opportunities but suffered in their personal lives. Presented by Leslie Fishbein, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University, the program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities, and made possible in part by the NEH and the NJCH.

The Old Bridge Public Library has consistently been 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 is available 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.


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