EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two events in East Brunswick allowed residents to take advantage of a cool sunny day and practice a little "retail therapy" outdoors.

The East Brunswick Farmer's Market ran from 12-4 on the front lawn of the Brunswick Square Mall.  Sweaters and costumes for your dog?  They had 'em.  Gorgeous and fashionable masks and lanyards?  Yup.  Pumpkins and gourds straight from the farm? Right in front of you! Spicy Jamaican and Caribbean condiments and baked goods?  Also there.  According to the event's host Hollie Cerame, there will be more fresh produce in the future, but this week's event was a great start.  The Farmer's Market will be held on the first and third Sundays of each month from 11-4.  When it gets cold, they'll move inside but now, families were enjoying some fresh air while social distancing outside the mall.

Also on deck was the second day of the East Brunswick Public Library Book Sale, making a different appearance outside the EBPL, rather than inside at Brunswick Square.  the Friends of the Library greeted the friends of reading with cookbooks, kids' books and bestsellers to please most tastes.  The library's "For the Health Of It" program was represented, too, providing information about upcoming presentations and looking up answers to individual health questions.