Old Bridge, NJ – June 1, 2018 – The Old Bridge Public Library will host the following specialty programs this month on topics ranging from the history of the New Jersey Turnpike, the evolution of Bharatanatyam Dance, and business registration and taxation fundamentals:

New Jersey’s Most Famous Road: The Turnpike: Saturday, June 16th @2pm. Built nearly 70 years ago, the NJ Turnpike predates the interstate highway system.  In this interactive discussion suitable for all ages, participants will learn about the turnpike’s execution, its impact on travel, and how it remains as an emblem of American ideas and values. Presented by Angus Kress Gillespie, Ph.D., a professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Rutgers University, who has written about highways, skyscrapers, and tunnels. His book Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center was a 1999 New York Times bestseller. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Registration is not necessary.

Online Businesses and New Jersey Tax: Tuesday, June 26th @10am.

Businesses Registration & Reporting Business Income, Tuesday, June 26th @1:30pm. These workshops will be led by trained representatives from the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The first session will explore important sales tax requirements for online businesses.  Topics to be covered include identifying taxable products and services, the differences of sales inside and outside of NJ, shipping issues, collecting NJ sales tax and filing Sales and Use Tax returns.  The later session will provide important tips for those planning to start a business or who are in the early stages of launching one. It will examine various business structures, registering a business in NJ, the difference between legal entity versus individual structured business registration, and how to report NJ business income.

Space is limited and registration is required for both sessions at www.oldbridgelibrary.org or by calling 732-721-5600 x5033.  The workshops may be canceled if a minimum enrollment of ten  isn’t achieved.

Bharatanatyam Dance Workshop: Saturday, June 30th @11am.  This 90 minute workshop explores the history of dance in India and the evolution of Bharatanatyam. It will explore basic concepts and techniques of this classical Indian art form, and there will be a demonstration of basic steps. There will also be a brief introduction to Indian Abhinaya (acting) concepts. It will be instructed by Nisha Pradeep, the artistic director of Takajum Dance School, located in Marlboro, NJ.  Trained in the art form of Bharatanatyam since the age of 5, she has been professionally dancing, teaching and choreographing for nearly 10 years. The workshop is suitable for ages 7 and up; a question and answer session will follow the presentation. Registration is only required for those who wish to participate (rather than observe) by calling 732-721-5600 x5033 or online at www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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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