Union Public Library offering free resources for college students

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By Cody Louie | Published Nov. 10, 2016

Union Township’s Public Library is a hidden treasure trove of public resources and events. From access to databases, workshops, books, and movie airings, the library has it all. And the best part? They’re all free.

Adult Services Librarian Karen Jason said it is hard to get college students to the library since “many don’t know how much the library has to offer them.”

Many see the library as a place that holds books and not much else, however, the library is a lot more “with the times” than people give it credit for. The Union Public Library hosts free events for those of all ages.

Being a resident, student or worker of Union can get you a library card, which unlocks a number of helpful resources, including the museum pass program, Rosetta Stone software, access to the Overdrive App which lets users download ebooks and audiobooks through their library card. Library card holders can also access the library’s subscriptions to scholarly databases.

The library is also starting their Career Connections program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The program will allow people to get help with their resume, and finding jobs. The Union Township Libaray plans to hold workshops under the Career Connections program as well.

Suggestions for future events can be emailed to unionpl@uplnj.org

November event list at the Union Public Library:

Tuesdays @ 2 Movies (MN)*

• Nov. 15 Café Society (2016) • Nov. 29 The Meddler (2016) Book discussion group

• Nov. 17 Off the Shelf (MN) • Nov. 28 Hilton Readers (VH)** Wrapped in Love Monthly Knitting Group (MN)

• Nov. 21 Lincoln Center Local showings (MN)

•Nov. 17 Heritage Blues Trio Dec. 15 Curtain up:

School of American Ballet Workshop

•Dec 17 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tai Chi (VH)

• Tuesdays @ 12:30

*(MN) = Main Branch

**(VH) = Vauxhall Branch

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