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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Resources from Gale

We have added two new resources to our database page.  These services can help you find a new career or start a business.  Read the Press Release from the NJ State Library.

Career Transitions
You'll find complete, personalized and guided help to find a new job here. Career Transitions will help you plot a course to a new career.

Small Business Resource Center
This comprehensive database covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

All are Welcome to Attend the De-Clutter and Savings Club March 1

There has been an ongoing monthly program offered here in the library for the past few years, The South Brunswick Public Library De-Clutter Club. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room 1B. The group started just after Jamie Novak gave her first presentation here in the library about three years ago. Jamie Novak has been seen on television and currently is a visiting blogger about organization on Martha Stewart's website. Jamie has spoken here in the library several times and has drawn a large crowd of obviously like-minded individuals that all deal with the same issues of keeping up with the clutter of modern day living - from the junk mail to the overload of information that seems to never let up! There have been several other organizing experts come to talk to the public, requested by the De-Clutter Club and these programs have all been generously sponsored by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library. 

The group has grown (usually at the beginning of the year when resolutions are still fresh in people's minds) and shrunk (when the busy holiday seasons become overwhelming) over time and the conversation sometimes drifts into other topics related to organizing and de-cluttering. One of the things that has been discussed is ways to earn some money from de-cluttering such as having a garage sale or selling items on eBay and being able to put a little more money in our pockets either by not spending on things we don't need (or might already own somewhere in the house) or by earning a few dollars by passing along our excess has always been a popular outcome of organized living. 

Therefore, we are going to "officially" open the discussion to include these cost saving and cost cutting ideas starting with learning how to use coupons and other similar deals easily and wisely. A resident of South Brunswick and one of our frequent patrons, who has been living the frugal life for a while, has agreed to share her knowledge and lead the group into this new topic. Kathy W. Quinto-David will join us on March 1 and together we can plan how to morph into this new topic. I think that Kathy's ideas about living well on less and still remembering to be generous to our neighbors is a great direction to go and I hope we will get some new faces to join in the discussion along with our faithful, long-time club members.

Happy Leap Day tomorrow!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fish (Tacos) for Friday

Even if you're NOT an observer of no-meat-on Fridays during Lent, now's the perfect time to cook fish, especially on Friday.  At the end of the week, the markets are full of fish, resulting in three bonuses:  greater variety, lower prices and more turnover, hence fresher fish.

See below for a great way to glorify fish tacos from Todd English's Cooking in Everyday English.   Don't be scared off by the three sauces (Caper Tartar Sauce, Avocado Crema, and Chimichurri) you make to go with the tacos:  each one is easily put together, and each makes a nuanced flavor addition to transform your basic fish taco. 

Fish Tacos with Three Sauces, adapted from Cooking in Everyday English

Caper Tartar Sauce
1/2 cup mayo
4 teaspoons drained capers
2 teaspoons minced red onion
2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
     Mix all ingredients together.

2 peeled cloves garlic
1 cup firmly packed flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro sprigs
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
     Process garlic in food processor until minced.  Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.(Leftovers are great added to sandwiches, seafood or nachos.)

(Note:  No need to wash out the work bowl of the food processor before you make the Avocado Crema!)

Avocado Crema
2 ripe avocados, pitted and pulp scooped out
generous 1/3 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
     Process all ingredients until smooth in food processor.
Fish Tacos

2 lbs. firm white fish, such as cod or haddock
1/2 cup semolina flour
1/2 all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil

8 flour tortillas, six inch size, or 4 larger size
1 or 2 cups finely shredded Napa cabbage

     Mix together the flours, salt and pepper.  Dredge fish in mixture.  Let stand while you heat the oil.
Pour oil to depth of 1/2 inch in  heavy flat skillet.  Heat to about 350 degrees over medium flame. (If you don't have a thermometer, a 1 inch cube of white bread dropped in the oil should take about 60 seconds to brown.)

Fry fish in batches about 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown.  Fish should flake easily with a fork.

Wrap tortillas in paper towels and heat for 1 minute in microwave.  Break fish into pieces.

Let each person top their tortilla with Caper Tartar Sauce. Add fish and shredded cabbage, then Avocado Crema and drizzles of Chimichurri to taste. 

This has got to be the best fish taco EVER.    (If you're avoiding fried foods, you can brush the fillets with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill.)

Todd English rocks!

Find this book at our Library soon.

Diane Whitman
Reference Librarian
Fish Lover

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Good Flicks You Might Have Missed….

Here are some more little-known favorites from our collection. Check them out and let me know what you think!

The Mothman Prophecies
Starring Richard Gere & Laura Linney.
After the tragic death of his wife, a journalist finds himself in a town where many inhabitants have experienced the same visions his wife experienced before her death. This is a creepy tale that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. USA, 2002, rated PG-13. Genre:Horror/Thriller

Saving Grace
Starring Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tcheky Karyo.
A recent widow joins with the caretaker of her estate on the Cornish coast to use her green thumb for fun and profit. All goes well until the business starts booming. Hilarious British comedy that’s guaranteed to give you the munchies.  UK, 2000, rated R. Genre: Comedy

Starring Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Kulbushan Kharbanda, Jaaved Jaaferi, Ranjit Chowdhry, Kushal Rekhi.
Two beautiful but dissatisfied contemporary Indian wives turn to each other for love. This moving film, written and directed by Canadian-based director Deepa Mehta, was banned in India and Pakistan due to its controversial subject matter. Canada/India, 1996, Not Rated (but don’t watch with the kids). Genre: Drama

by Jill Eisner, Sr. Librarian, Information Services

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GED Online

GED Online is now available from South Brunswick Library's database website at .

The New Jersey State Library is proud to announce the inclusion of GED Online in the NJWorks@yourlibrary (BTOP) initiative.

Developed by McGraw Hill, GED Online is a comprehensive online GED preparation tool, which includes pre-assessment, review and skill-building, pre-testing and post-testing. GED Online prepares users to take the GED test through interactive lessons and quizzes.
McGraw Hill's GED Online provides step-by-step, web-based, interactive instruction to help you prepare for the GED Test:
■118 lessons in all of the subjects tested by the GED test: writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics

■Lessons are tailored to meet your individual needs

■Develops study plans if you need additional practice

■Features subject-specific pretests to help identify your current strengths and weaknesses

So, visit South Brunswick Library's database webpage today and contact us to let us know that you would like a username and password for GED Online.

The library also offers GED Test preparation material in two other library databases. Just click on either Learning Express or Universal Class on our database webpage at . Both of these valuable online resoures also offer GED Test help.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Front Cover
In preparation for the book discussion about The Faith Club, and for the Continuing Cultural Conversation on the book, which will take place in the library on March 11, you may want to visit the authors’ website:  On their site, they have some guidelines to start your own Faith Club.  They give a list of core ideas that you should keep in mind as you have your discussions about some of these issues of faith.  This is the list from the website: 

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Faith Club Discussion:

1. You’ve got stereotypes. Even if you think you’re the most open-minded human on the planet, chances are you’ve got some negative opinions related to religion. Whether you’re suspicious of doubters or believers, evangelicals or Episcopalians, Muslims, Jews, or Sikhs, you’re probably entering your first faith club conversation with some prejudice that you will have to overcome in order to truly understand the faith of those you meet.

2. You are vulnerable. When you open yourself to new ideas, you may feel vulnerable. Don’t mistake this for weakness. Accept it. It will lead to new understanding.

3. You can be a peacemaker. If heated words are flying among your faith club members, try to maintain a cool head and help each person see the other’s point of view.

4. There isn’t always a “right” answer. Although we usually wish there were, and some people might think they have it!

5. Your first reaction is your worst reaction. If you feel threatened by something another faith club member says, your first impulse will not be a thoughtful one.  Before you attack, shut down, or cut the person off, reevaluate the comment and your response.

6. Secrets corrupt. If you’ve got a complaint, share it with your whole faith club, not with just one or two confidantes. You’ve got to be one for all and all for one.

7. Every opinion must be respected. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t politely try to change the opinion if you disagree with it.

8. No one else can do your homework. If a faith club member is unable to answer your questions about a religious issue, do your own research and share your findings with the group.

9. Invitations are expected. The faith you share with other faith club members will have greater meaning if you invite them to participate in a special service or religious tradition.

10. Get help. If your faith club experience leaves you confused about your own religion, find a cleric who can help you explore the issues that are frustrating you. 

We hope that you will come to the library on Saturday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., having read the book, and share your thoughts with your neighbors.  It is the intent of the Continuing Cultural Conversation initiative to establish open lines of communication within our diverse community for better understanding and harmony at home here in South Brunswick.  Please join us.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Asparagus and Geometry

Does the size and shape of a food influence the way it tastes?  Most emphatically yes.

Think of the taste of a shredded carrot salad versus munching on a whole carrot...or enjoying a piece of thinly sliced steak versus chowing down on a big hunk cut from a 1 1/2 inch thick slab.  Different textures, different taste experience.
This is the case with my favorite recipe this week, Raw Asparagus, Red Onion and Pecorino Salad from today's featured cookbook, Anne Burrell's  Cook Like a Rock Star.  More on that recipe later.

Now for the cookbook:   Burrell has lots of ideas, but the book's directions are sometimes flawed and some of the food combinations don't always "work". I prepared four recipes from this cookbook:  one was amazing, the second very good, the third and fourth had some serious problems.

Looking for something interesting to make with brussels sprouts to go along with a simple pan seared scallop meal, I thought Burrell's  Frizzled Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Walnuts sounded promising.  Having roasted whole brussels sprouts a few times this season, I thought this new recipe would be fun - first of all you had to pull apart each sprout into individual leaves, a preparation I've seen before but never done.

I used four cups of sprouts, doubling the recipe, and it took more than half an hour just to prepare the sprouts.  This better be worth it, I thought, as I cored each sprout, then pressed each one down to "open" the leaves a little, and laboriously separated out each leaf. 

The recipe tells you to saute red pepper and garlic, add pancetta and chopped walnuts and cook 5 minutes until the pancetta browns.  What actually happened is that the walnuts browned way more quickly than the pancetta.  Then you were supposed to add the leaves, salt them, cover the pan until the leaves wilted, and then uncover and brown the leaves for 8 - 10 minutes more.  By this time, the walnuts were really dark brown and unfortunately gave an unpleasantly bitter taste to the dish.

Verdict - you could cook this dish differently to get a better result, but for me, the combination of the flavors of brussels sprouts, nuts and bacon did not enhance each other, and would not be worth repeating.  Ditch that recipe:  rating - poor.

For that same meal, I  had a head of cauliflower I wanted to use up, so I  made Burell's Spice-Roasted Cauliflower.  This easy recipe was a lot more successful - spicy, exotic, delicious.  The original recipe also calls for a pound of Jerusalem artichokes, but not having any, I made the recipe without them, although I used the full amount of spices anyway  - I love spicy food!  If you don't, consider halving the amount of spices.

Spice Roasted Cauliflower, adapted from Anne Burrell's Cook Like a Rock Star

one head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon cumin, freshly ground if possible
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon finely snipped chives, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a half sheet pan with heavy duty foil.  Mix together all the ingredients except the chives.

Roast the veggies for 20 minutes, stir, roast 20 more minutes, stir again, and then roast 5 or 10 minutes more until the florets are browned and tender.  Serve sprinkled with the chives.  Yum!  I could eat these as a snack.  Grade:  very good.

While the above vegetable dishes were in the works, I had a few extra minutes, so for dessert I decided to try the Tarallucci with Salty Caramel.  Anything with salty caramel appeals to me, so I had to try this recipe:  butter cookies served with caramel dipping sauce on the side - what's not to love?

A lot, apparently.  The cookie dough came together easily, but the directions called for putting the dough in a pastry bag and piping out wreath shaped cookies.  This was a total no go:  the batter was way too stiff to be able to piped out.  Realizing this was essentially a spritz cookie dough, I put it into a cookie press and pressed it out into rounds.  So far, so good.

On to the caramel.  I've made caramel lots of times before, and it's not difficult. This recipe was different in that it called for the juice of a lemon - in my mind, a weird addition, adding a discordant note to the taste of the caramel.  We ate the cookies - good, but not any better than any other butter cookie recipe - and threw away the caramel.  We used some jarred caramel instead!  I know, sacrilege.  Grade?  C,  the cookie was good, but nothing special, and the caramel recipe was an F.

Last night I paged through the entire cookbook, and when I spied some asparagus in the produce drawer of my fridge this morning, I remembered this asparagus salad recipe and gave it a whirl. Recipe number 3:  winner!  This was to me a totally new take on this vegetable - served raw but sliced very thinly, the flavor was of freshness and vitality and very different from whole asparagus, either cooked or raw (the geometry angle).

And, unlike the ill fated brussels sprout recipe, it took all of 5 minutes to make, including slicing the veg and grating the cheese on a microplane.  Give it a go - it's a taste of spring.

Raw Asparagus, Red Onion and Pecorino Salad adapted from Cook Like a Rock Star

1 bunch of asparagus, tough ends removed (can't beat Costco for fresh cheap asparagus right now)
1 small red onion, diced small
(variation:  1/2 of yellow onion, and 1/2 red pepper, diced small)
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
extra virgin olive oil to taste, 1/4 to 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon kosher salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 to 1 cup microplaned Pecorino or Parmesan cheese

Slice the asparagus thinly into rounds.  Add to a medium bowl, and combine with the red onion (or onion and
pepper), the vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Just before serving, stir in the cheese, saving a little to sprinkle decoratively on top.

So there it is, the winner of the lot.  I give it an A for awesome.  Hope you enjoy making this.

I  enjoyed looking through this lavishly illustrated book, and Burrell's entertaining voice came across very clearly on the pages.  But when I do try some of the other recipes from this cookbook (and I will) , I won't be surprised if other recipes need some tweaking.

It's fun to try out new cookbooks without the expense of buying them.  Use the library and spice up your cooking tonight!

Diane Whitman
Reference Librarian
Cheapskate and Library User

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


No matter which computer, eReader or mobile device you have you can download free eBooks and audiobooks today from the South Brunswick Public Library website.  From our website just click on the 'Download audiobooks.eBooks' button.  Read the few important notes on the next screen before clicking on the top link 'Click Here to Download'

You will enter the eLibraryNJ website. Click on 'Sign In' and select the 'Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium' as your library and then type your library barcode number and pin. Start searching for eBooks and audiobooks.

It's easy to get help in eLibraryNJ by clicking on the 'Help' link in the upper right.  And the Information Services staff at South Brunswick Library are always happy to get you started and answer any questions that come up.

Contact: Mary Donne Head of Information Services

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

March Wednesday Wisdon TED Talks

The Wednesday Wisdom TED talks scheduled for March 7, 2012 at 1:30 will continue exploring the Charter for Compassion and will relate to the Continuing Community Conversation Panel to be held this Sunday, March 11, 2012 in the library meeting room.

The TED talks that will be presented, and the description of each from the TED website at, are as follows:

Rabbi Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion - While we all agree that compassion is a great idea, Rabbi Tabick acknowledges there are challenges to its execution. She explains how a careful balance of compassion and justice allows us to do good deeds, and keep our sanity. 

Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion - Swami Dayananda Saraswati unravels the parallel paths of personal development and attaining true compassion. He walks us through each step of self-realization, from helpless infancy to the fearless act of caring for others.

Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion - Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf combines the teachings of the Qur’an, the stories of Rumi, and the examples of Muhammad and Jesus, to demonstrate that only one obstacle stands between each of us and absolute compassion -- ourselves.   

Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule - Weeks from the Charter for Compassion launch, Karen Armstrong looks at religion's role in the 21st century: Will its dogmas divide us? Or will it unite us for common good? She reviews the catalysts that can drive the world's faiths to rediscover the Golden Rule.

Join us as we explore this important topic.

Monday, February 13, 2012

African-American Spirituals as sung by Carlensha Grady

This concert is part of the Daphne Powell Memorial Concert Series, hosted by the Friends of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Music can be a great way to see into the heart of any culture.
On Sunday, Feb. 26, the public is invited to enjoy a free concert of African-American spirituals in honor of Black History Month. It begins at 3 p.m. in the main meeting room of the South Brunswick Public Library.

Soprano Carlensha Grady will be the featured performer in this Daphne Powell Memorial Concert. She is a beautiful and talented young woman who clearly exudes the joy she feels when singing for an audience.  Save a seat for me!

An accomplished singer of classical, jazz, and operatic music, Ms. Grady has performed in Carnegie Hall and the State Theater. She performs regularly at venues throughout New Jersey. Locally, she is the music teacher at Metuchen Christian Academy and soprano section leader at Nassau Presbyterian Church of Princeton.

The concert series was made possible by a grant awarded by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission for $2,100, in conjunction with some matching funds from the Karma Foundation and the Friends of SBPL. The monies will support an expanded Daphne Powell concert series for nine concerts during 2012.

FYI: Black History Month is a national annual observance for remembrance of important African-American people and related events, beginning in 1926. Every February it is celebrated in the United States and Canada. The United Kingdom celebrates in the month of October.

Celebrate the Irish culture on March 25 with a free Daphne Powell Concert of traditional Irish music by McDermontt's Handy.

Other performances scheduled for 2012 concert series include:
April 29 - Jersey Follettes, an all-female vocal group; May 27 - Spook Handy: America’s Story through Folk Songs; Sept. 30 - Ken Lelen, a vintage guitarist performing songs from Frank Sinatra to Duke Ellington to Peggy Lee; Oct. 21 - Maggie Worsdale’s Caberet Show; and Nov. 18 - City Winds Trio, classical music.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Shrimp Riddle

What is:  easy enough to make from ingredients you (could) have on hand, quick enough for a weeknight meal, but glorious enough for company?


Pasta with Shrimp and Olive Sauce, from Todd English's new book, Cooking in Everyday English, The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home.

I challenge you to try some of the recipes from this beautifully illustrated book, and not pronounce them delicious.  Todd English has numerous restaurants in Boston, New York, Vegas and studied not only at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, but served an apprenticeship in Italy, and it shows. 

He knows how to amp up everyday favorites with a twist, all within reach of a home cook. 

Forthwith, the recipe, whipped up by my daughter this past Sunday:

Pasta with Shrimp and Olive Sauce, adapted from Cooking in Everyday English

12  - 16 oz. fettuccine or spaghetti
10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (be generous)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (frozen, from Costco is good)
28 oz. can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped (preferably Muir Glen brand)
2/3 cup loosely packed basil leaves, loosely packed and torn (would be lovely fresh, but if not, try 2 teaspoons dried plus 1/4 cup fresh parsley if you have it)
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (essential)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
two 3.5 oz. containers black olive tapenade (we used Cat Cora's brand, available at Shop Rite)

Boil the pasta in a large amount of well salted water just until al dente.  Save 1/2 cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, and put back in the warm pot.

While the pasta is cooking, saute the garlic in the olive oil over medium low heat in a large saute pan until very soft, about 10 minutes.  Add the dried pepper, and cook another 5 minutes.  Turn the heat up to medium high,  add half the shrimp, and saute until just pink.  Remove the shrimp and add to the pasta.  Saute the remaining shrimp until pink, add all the remaining ingredients, and then toss it all with the pasta.  Add a bit of pasta cooking water if necessary to loosen the sauce.

My favorite pasta and shrimp dish for 20 years used to be Pierre Franey's with tomatoes, basil and feta:  sorry Pierre, this is my new favorite.

This cookbook is on order for our Library, but until we receive it in, you can get it by putting a hold on it from other libraries in our Consortium.  Either go online to or call us at the Information Desk 732-329-4000 ext. 7286 and we can get it for you. 

And if you don't feel like cooking, you can try Todd English's ridiculously delicious food at the beautiful and gracious restaurant "ca va" at the Intercontinental Hotel in Times Square or at the Plaza Hotel's bustling Food Hall.

Diane Whitman
Reference Librarian
Todd English Fan

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Free Online Classes

Did you know that the rate of growth in the medical billing and coding industry is expected to increase at a faster rate than most other occupations? Skilled medical billers and skilled coding technicians are in high demand. Your online training in billing and coding can help you find work in a variety of medical settings whether a private medical office or healthcare facility, a hospital or clinic, or even a claims examiner for insurance companies. If you're interested in learning a new career, or advance within your current career, or maybe learn new skills to start your own home business, taking courses in our online classrooms is a convenient way to start your education.

UniversalClass™ courses are a perfect fit for today's fast-paced and busy lifestyles. The classes require no special software or hardware. You can study on your own time without the hassle of commuting or arranging your work schedule and finding childcare.

UniversalClass™ offers over 50 courses in the category of Office Skills. If you’re interested in training for a new career, advancing within your current company, or just want to learn some new skills to stay competitive, our online courses can help. Taking an online course is such a convenient way to learn. You don't have to rearrange your work schedule or arrange for childcare, you can do your coursework when it works for you. Our courses are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and our professional instructors are there to grade your work and answer email questions.

Our skill-building courses include shorthand training, managing people, computer training from Excel to PowerPoint, terminology courses, project management, sexual harassment awareness training, courses to refresh your skills in grammar and punctuation, customer service training and so much more.

Just go the libraries website at and click on the databases link. Scroll down and click on Universal Class to start learning anything from job skills to cooking. Contact your library if you have any questions

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charter for Compassion

Charter for CompassionThere is a movement in this country to learn compassion for those around you, near and far.  South Brunswick is joining this movement with a series of Cultural Community Conversations which was started by the Aging in Place Partnership, led by Jackie Rubel.  The schools, local clergy and the library are joining in the conversation.

The initial call to get back to being compassionate toward others was expressed by author and historian Karen Armstrong.  In 2008, she won a TED Prize which awards the recipient $100,000 and "one wish to change the world."  Karen Armstrong's acceptance speach where she makes her wish can be heard on the TED Talks website at  The Wednesday Wisdom group heard this talk and several others who answered her call to "build this launch it and to propagate it until it becomes..."  She goes on to conclude her talk saying, "I'd like to see it in every college, every church, every mosque, every synagogue in the world, so that people can look at their tradition, reclaim it, and make religion a source of peace in the world, which is can and should be."

In November 2009, the completed charter, that was compiled by the multi-faith, multi-national Council of Conscience, was unveiled to the world and 83,657 people have affirmed its message so far.  You can read the Charter, learn more about it, its history, the council members who compliled it and ways that you can support it, at their website:  The basis of the Charter is very simple - it is the Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you."

Please join us and the Aging in Place Partnership to spread the message of the Charter.  Join the library Monday night bookclub on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book The Faith Club by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver and Priscilla Warner.  Come to the next Wednesday Wisdom program on March 7 at 1:30 where we will view and discuss four more TED Talks on the topic of compassion and join in the Continuing Cultural Conversation on The Faith Club and the Charter for Compassion to be held at the library on March 11, 2012 at 2:00.  This conversation will be led by several religious leaders in our community.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Value Line Library Editions On-Line

Your South Brunswick library card will give you access to Value Line's Library Editions On-line.

Go to the library's database page  and scroll down to select the Value Line link. You will only need your library card barcode number.  No password is required.

Value Line Investment Survey Online and Value Line Small and Mid-Cap Survey Online are powerful  investment tools which  include: 

•Stock lookup to search for tickers and company names

•Industry lookup and search features

•Custom company reports

•Model portfolios

•“Quick Search” for Value Line rank changes

•“Real-Time” supplementary analyst reports

•Stock recap screen featuring quotes, news, option data, graphs, and Time & Salesv

•“Market Review” with index information on Dow Jones, S&P, CBOE, Russell, and NYSEv

•Value Line's Top 100 Ranked Stocks

You can start by using the 'Value Line Investment Education' section which will help you properly utilize their vast offerings. "How-to" guides and sample reports provide valuable information on using Value Line’s in-depth and professional research reports to help build your investment portfolio. Investing strategies and educational articles are easily accessible in this area, and help even seasoned investors to better understand the complex world of investments. In addition, Value Line's free, extensive investment terms glossary is at your disposal, should you need clarification in regard to financial terms.

Try it today! Contact the Information Desk if you need help.

Submitted by : Mary Donne Head of Information Services