Link to Monmouth County Library  Home Page

Calendar of Events

EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.
Our Web Page
My Classes
Tell a Friend    Print Version    Help [Monthly Calendar View]
[Weekly Calendar View]

    

      Search for Events
Search Events  Question Mark
 
850 events are displayed out of a total of 1090 matching events.
Please use the keywords or the dates to refine your search.
Spacer Image
Events Displayed =  1 - 987  out of  1090 
  1 2 NEXT
Wednesday January 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Kids! Children's Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of children's programs and events, click here:

Children's Programs & Events    
 
ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of movies at all libraries, click here:

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For a complete listing of teen programs and events, click here:

Teen Programs & Events    
Monday January 6, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_document_tack 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Job Hunting Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

One-on-one job hunting assistance is available by appointment in the Career Information Center at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library on Rt 35 in Shrewsbury.  Call 1-866-941-8188 for an appointment.  Computer Information Center resources are also available online at

http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm    
    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday June 1, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This weekly program emphasizes vocabulary and punctuation to build confidence in conversational English.  Participants are asked to bring a notebook and pencil.  Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war Flag Retirement Donation Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Need to drop off a flag so it can be retired? You may do so at the Colts Neck Library. The box is located in the lower level of the library and donations can be made during library hours. Presented by local Boy Scout Troop 290. For more information on flag retirement ceremonies please check out the troop's website at: www.Troop290.com.

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 1, 2014 -  Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: E-Reader Owners!

Does your Nook, Kindle or other electronic device leave you feeling frustrated and hopeless? 

Call our Reference Desk at *732-264-7164* to schedule a free, one-on-one tutorial.

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free E-books from the Monmouth County Library onto your E-reader!

 
    Location: Hazlet
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Envision: A Painting Exhibition by Ann Marie Fitzsimmons' Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

The Around the Corner Art Center is a studio and gathering place where amateur artists meet, inspire, create, paint, critique and share their knowledge of painting under the guidance of instructor, Ann Marie Fitzsimmons.   We are friends who truly care about each other and share the same philosophy that art is a wonderful way to get to experience life. 

In this exhibition, the public is invited to experience the vision that each of the artists’ has created.  You can take a ride on a train, walk through a garden, experience nature in full bloom, enjoy a dance, or perhaps relax and have a “seat” in a chair.

 As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~John Lubbock

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none Blake's Bowls: Handcrafted Bowls by Blake Patterson (Display Cases) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 Kids! Join a Virtual Scavenger Hunt & Win..(Children Grades 3 and up) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Kids in Grades 3 and up can join in a fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt and Win a Mini-Moody Genius Ball! 

Just visit your local library, get a form from your children's librarian, sign on to our Web page (www.monmouthcountylib.org),  click on the Children's tab, and then use the Homework Help button.  

To go there directly, just click this web address: http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/children

In the Virtual Scavenger Hunt, kids search the Library's electronic resources for answers, learn fun facts along the way, and then can return the form to their branch library to win a cool prize!

Also on the Children's Page:

You can view our Superspeedway to Information slideshow for a step-by-step explanation on how to use Library's databases. To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

You can click on the Children's Electronic Resources link (on right side of page) for a listing of digital books and information sources.

Does anyone in your home need homework help? Do you need to find research material right now? Do you need to pin down a fact? Let the Library's Electronic Resources for Children help you and your child – 24/7, 365 days a year!  You can scroll down the page for a chart of helpful Homework Links broken down by subject.   To go there directly, just click this web address:  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/index.php/homework-help

    Location: All Branches
 
z_cust_libgraphic September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Library System saves you money in many ways: Educational, Entertaining, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Yoga for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills, as well as offering popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.  

With your Monmouth County Library Card, you can access on-line subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports' web site to find the best buy on almost anything!  Find these on our website, under the tab "Research."  Monmouth County Library has magazines, best-selleing books and movies!

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam with the Library’s free app! TheMonCo Library app is now available for download.

Need to renew that book? With the new app, you can do it from your smart phone or tablet. Search for titles, use research databases, check on upcoming programs – all that and more is just a screen touch away!  Log on to www.monmouth.boopsie.com and download the MonCo Library app to the device of your choice. The app is free and available for mobile devices running Apple iOS, Android, Windows operating systems.

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and hear about all the other fabulous things your library card can provide and pick up a calendar of the great programs offered by the Monmouth County Library.

Your Monmouth County Library card - the most important back to school item of all.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Friday December 19, 2014 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF Class: eReader One-On-One Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Do you need help downloading ebooks?  Do you have questions about your eReader? We can help!  

Residential Monmouth County Library Card Holders are able to schedule a free, 30 minute one-on-one appointment with just you, an instructor and your device. 

We can help with: iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android smartphone, tablets.

To schedule an appointment,please call the Reference Desk at 732 431 7220 x7222 or reserve a spot by using this link:  http://ereader.youcanbook.me

 
Here is a checklist to prepare for your one-on-one class: 
1)  Check to make sure your devise is compatible by going to: http://www.overdrive.com/drc/ebook-audiobook/
2)  Your device -- fully charged,
3)  Your valid, current Monmouth County Library card in good standing.
4)  If your device needs a laptop, bring a charged laptop.
5) Know YOUR passwords:  to your devices, and to your accounts (including eMail, Apple, Adobe, iPlay, etc.)
6) A List of books and/or authors that YOU are interested in reading.
 
This service is only for valid Monmouth County Library Resident cardholders in good standing.
Due to restrictions from the eBook and audiobook collection provider, paid borrowers are not eligible for this service.
The Library on the Go! eBook and audiobook collection works with Monmouth County Library cards.
Valid Ocean County Library cardholders may get a reciprocal card.  Please call the Reference Desk for more information.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_quilt Project Linus: Blankie Depot Collects Blankets for Children in need Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-335-9033   
   

Donate Blankets for Children with Blankie Depot

As an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization, this organization's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma.

They gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). We also distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys.

Project Linus' outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children. They include: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non profits.

Rest assured, a fragile child will be comforted by the immediate impact you caring heart and willing hands provide. Become a partner in healing, on a mission of hope.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 1, 2014 -  Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Computer 1-on-1 Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn what YOU want to learn on the computer from basic internet searches to creating an e-mail account to more advanced Excel spreadsheets and beyond. One-on-one lessons are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5 PM throughout the month. Stop by or call the library at 732-264-7164 to set up an appointment. 

    Location: Hazlet
Tuesday September 2, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-
be owners of small businesses.  Appointment required; call 1-866-941-8188.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday September 9, 2014 -  Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF StanLee says:The Smartest Card in MY Wallet? It's a Library Card Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Bookmark featuring Stan Lee

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 13, 2014 -  Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf Wall Library Fall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This is your opportunity to get great deals on gently used books, audios, videos, DVD’s, music CD’s, games, puzzles and more.

(Beginning Monday, September 22 through Saturday, September 27 is our $1 Bag Sale.)  Check it out!

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday September 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7200   
   

O. Henry Prize Stories

The next 4 sessions we will be sampling contemporary short stories that have all been selected as the The O. Henry Prize Stories.

Mermaids by Deborah Eisenberg

"Mermaids" uncovers the unseemly side of adult behavoir as viewd through the eyes of a child.

http://tinyurl.com/lpfvbxl

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
food_apple 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Peekaboo Apples - Toddler Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Cesar Chavez (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. Directed by Diego Luna. Starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson.

Biography/Drama- 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Monuments Men (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.  (118m) 

    Location: Wall Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Reference USA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Reference USA: A business directory that can help you find potential employers

Learn how to access Reference USA via the library homepage or through JerseyClicks, and how to search by location, industry, and size.  

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose one session: 4:15 - 4:30 pm or 4:35 - 4:50 pm.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 17, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Gymboree is a wonderful interactive program of music and fun for babies and toddlers! Join us for a special visit to the library from Red Bank Gymboree! We ask that you please pre-register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at (732) 291-1956.  Please choose one session below:

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Excel 2010 Basics (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***

Excel 2010 Basics      

This hands-on class will introduce the basics for Microsoft Excel 2010.

Attendees must have computer and mouse skills.

We will cover:

  • Cutting, Copying, and Pasting
  • Cell formatting
  • Columns and rows
  • Inserting and deleting cells
  • Simple formulas
  • Print preview
  • Saving

Please bring a flash drive if you plan to save your work.

The class will be approximately 50 minutes followed by 40 minutes of practice time.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Registration begins September 8.

Register in-person or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Kids! Gymboree Play and Music! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Gymboree is a wonderful interactive program of music and fun for babies and toddlers! Join us for a special visit to the library from Red Bank Gymboree! We ask that you please pre-register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at (732) 291-1956.  Please choose one session below:

9:30-10:00 am - for babies ages 10-24 months

10:30-11:00 am for toddlers ages 2-3 ½

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Fun and Games with Gymboree! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Calling all babies, toddlers, families and their caregivers!  Join us for a special program of music and fun lead by Gymboree's Kathy Froelich.

Registration is not required.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Afternoon at the Movies: They Came Together (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Joel and Molly meet, it's hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie candy shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his ex, but amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end….well you'll just have to see. Directed by David Wain.  Starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader. 83 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM International Film: The Lunchbox (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life.  This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In Hindi with English subtitles. (India)

Drama/Romance - 104 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Tootsie (1982) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, and Teri Garr. 116 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Jobs4Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jobs4Jersey: The Job Search Tool of the NJ Department of Labor

At www.jobs4jersey.com you can write a resume, apply for specific jobs and adjust your search by degree of match, company location and the age of the job listing.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, September 4 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Talk Like a Pirate Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Avast, me hearties! Calling all scalawags, buccaneers and rogues - get ready for Talk Like a Pirate Day!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Afternoon Family Storytime: New Friends/Friendship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Afternoon Family Storytime:  New Friends/Friendship
Ages 4 and up
Stories, activities and craft
 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! School Age Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

September 10 - Back to School Storytime

September 17 - Master Gardeners Plant Parts - Multi Media

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, September 4 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
z_come_together.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Get a chance to groom Styx and PJ while reading. Weather permitting the session will be outside in the Children's Garden.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM International Film: The Lunchbox (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life.  This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the communication soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Directed by Ritesh Batra. Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In Hindi with English subtitles. (India)

Drama/Romance - 104 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L.Stedman 

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

In-person Registration will be held on September 17 and September 24, from 7 - 8:30 pm.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 18, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate – Merry Brennan 

Author Merry Brennan will lead the discussion of her biographical novel about a remarkable New Jersey woman who changed lives.

Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country … for 28 years? Welcome to the story of Mildred Lisette Norman, AKA Peace Pilgrim. She was born on a poultry farm in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey the oldest of three children from German immigrant parents. Starting in 1953, with only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace in schools, churches, jails, truck stops or wherever the road took her. She lived off the land and the kindness of those she met. She slept outdoors, in bus stations, in parked cars and, once, on the front seat of a fire engine in Tombstone, Arizona. Whenever she ran into trouble – physical or verbal – her sole response was love. Peace Pilgrim touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Peace Pilgrim: walking her talk against hate – Merry Brennan 

Author Merry Brennan will lead the discussion of her biographical novel about a remarkable New Jersey woman who changed lives.

Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country … for 28 years? Welcome to the story of Mildred Lisette Norman, AKA Peace Pilgrim. She was born on a poultry farm in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey the oldest of three children from German American family. Starting in 1953, with only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace in schools, churches, jails, truck stops or wherever the road took her. She lived off the land and the kindness of those she met. She slept outdoors, in bus stations, in parked cars and, once, on the front seat of a fire engine in Tombstone, Arizona. Whenever she ran into trouble – physical or verbal – her sole response was love. Peace Pilgrim touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Down River by John Hart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

MURDER AND MAYHEM:  Tales of violence and mystery.

A small North Carolina town is torn apart when a power company wants to buy all the farmland on the river; some residents cling to their bucolic way of life, while others see only money. Adam Chase's family has owned the largest parcel in the area for centuries, and his father has no desire to sell. But tempers flare, and a body is found on the Chase farm, with Adam as the chief suspect. Newly back after five years away, Adam is the town pariah. Complex relationships blur the lines between friend and foe, heightening the suspense in this intricate, haunting story of a family in crisis.


We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:25 PM Movie: The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A dark comedy about an embittered disgruntled man on a mission to seek forgiveness from the people he hurt after a doctor vindictively gives him a life-expectancy of 90 minutes. Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Drinklage, James Earl Jones. Comedy/ Drama  83 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Words and Pictures (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche

Prep school teacher Jack Marcus meets his match in Dina Delsanto, an abstract painter, and new teacher on campus. He challenges her to a war between words and pictures, and in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

111 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movies: Banjo On My Knee (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell (Prisoner of Zenda, Of Human Bondage  and Anna and the King of Siam)

Starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen and Theresa Harris

Banjo On My Knee carries on the similar Mississippi riverboat locale of Showboat but offers a rare combination of country comedy-drama with assorted song and dance numbers tossed in for good measure.  Stanwyck and Mc Crea star as a pair of young newlyweds who are quickly separated from each other when McCrea defends Stanwyck’s honor and knocks the troublemaker overboard.  Ernie, (McCrea) convinced that he’s killed the man, escapes upriver and promises to send for Pearl (Stanwyck) when it is safe.

95 minutes.   (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Job and Career Accelerator Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Job and Career Accelerator sponsored by the New Jersey State Library

Use the Resume Maker to write and store different resumes for different types of jobs.  The site will guide you through the resume writing process and allow you to save resumes in Word, PDF or Text file formats.  Access via www.jerseyclicks.org or through the Monmouth County Library Career Information Center at www.monmouthcountylib.org/cic.htm.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Reading to Jiva Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Jiva is back from summer vacation and is looking forward to having you read to her. Bring a book from home or one from the library and practice oral reading skills by reading to the dog. If not reading, talk about pictures in book or tell Jiva a story. Please register beginning September 4.

    Location: Oceanport
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Afternoon Family Storytime: New Friends/Friendship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Afternoon Family Storytime:  New Friends/Friendship
Stories, activities and craft!

    Location: Allentown
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy themed stories and make your own painted masterpieces!

Registration begins Monday,September 8 for Ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

All ages and genders are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM Movie: The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the novel by John Green. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe. 125 minutes

Added second showing: 6:30 p.m.!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Road from Coorain by Jill Conroy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In a memoir that pierces and delights us, Jill Conway tells the story of her astonishing journey into adulthood — a journey that would ultimately span immense distances and encompass worlds, ideas, and ways of life that seem a century apart.  She was seven before she ever saw another girl child. At eight, still too small to mount her horse unaided, she was galloping miles, alone, across Coorain, her parents' 30,000 windswept, drought-haunted acres in the Australian outback, doing a "man's job" of helping herd the sheep because World War II had taken away the able-bodied men.  Worlds away from Coorain, in America, Jill Conway became a historian and the first woman president of Smith College. From the shelter of a protective family to the lessons of tragedy and independence this is an indelible portrait of a remarkable woman's life.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Dead Beat Poet Society - Poems by Robert Pinsky Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Happy 350th birthday New Jersey! As part of the year long celebration, the Dead Beat Poet Society is going to read poems by New Jersey’s own, Robert Pinsky (who is very much alive). Born in Long Branch in 1940, Pinsky is not only a poet, but an author, essayist, critic, translator, and teacher. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1997 through 2000.

Please join us in reading and exploring selected work by this distinguished and prolific writer.

Please call the Library to register for this program.
 
 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movies: Banjo On My Knee (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by John Cromwell (Prisoner of Zenda, Of Human Bondage  and Anna and the King of Siam)

Starring Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen and Theresa Harris

Banjo On My Knee carries on the similar Mississippi riverboat locale of Showboat but offers a rare combination of country comedy-drama with assorted song and dance numbers tossed in for good measure.  Stanwyck and Mc Crea star as a pair of young newlyweds who are quickly separated from each other when McCrea defends Stanwyck’s honor and knocks the troublemaker overboard.  Ernie, (McCrea) convinced that he’s killed the man, escapes upriver and promises to send for Pearl (Stanwyck) when it is safe.

95 minutes.   (c)Twentieth Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 19, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
elect_computer3 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Skills for Job Hunters: Introduction to LinkedIn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Introduction to LinkedIn

LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) lets you create an online presence to facilitate employers or recruiters contacting you.  Learn how to network at companies you have targeted, and join interest groups to grow your professional social network.

Space is limited; please call the Reference Desk (1-866-941-8188) to reserve a spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 20, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tribute to Neil Diamond: Singer, Songwriter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Neil Diamond continues to endure in the world of pop music as a solo artist. This program focuses on his legendary career as a singer and songwriter highlighting more than 45 years of struggles and successes. Diamond has sold over 125 million records worldwide and has performed in front of millions of concertgoers. This Brooklyn Baritone has had 10 number one hit singles over the years and is considered the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard chart.
     Phil Bruschi, singer, vocal stylist, educator and entertainer, will discuss Diamond's early career to present day while performing such songs as "Sweet Caroline," "Hello Again," "Cracklin Rose," "September Morn," and many more.
Phil has created a variety of musical programs that are sometimes referred to as "Edu-Tain-Ment."   It's a mixture of education and entertainment rolled into one.  In these musical biographies/programs, Phil shares information about careers of the artists and performs their songs.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_mag 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Author Talk: Archer Mayor, Award-Winning Mystery Writer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes as “the best police procedurals being written in America." Mayor's 25th book in the series, Proof Positive, will be published in October and it brings Joe to Philadelphia.

Mayor is a New York Times best-selling author and a past winner of the New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for Best Fiction—the first time a writer of crime literature has been so honored.

Archer Mayor is also a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office and he has 25 years of experience as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. He is a sought after speaker for writers and book lovers and we are pleased to have him here.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_chicken 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Got Chickens? a mini seminar for starting your own backyard flock Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Presented by: Mary Hussey

The keeping of backyard poultry is an activity that has skyrocketed in recent years.  Unfortunately, many new poultry owners are lacking important information and don’t even know it, until a problem arises.  This mini-seminar seeks to address these, and many other issues that new flock owners may face, and provides reliable sources for future questions.  Topics include care and feeding; illnesses; proper coop size and placement; predator control; hatching chicks; introduction of new birds; proper handling; attending poultry shows; biosecurity; and much more. 
The two-hour program, intended for adults only, includes a Prezi, and participants receive a list of print and Internet source materials.  Live birds will be on hand for demonstration.  Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook and pen.

Space limited.  Call to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
anim_horse 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet The Hounds! & Learn about The Monmouth County Hunt Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Monmouth County Hunt Club was founded in 1885 and has been hunting continuously in Monmouth County for the past 128 years. Join us to learn about preserving the Monmouth County Hunt legacy.  Ann Jordan will be joined by several members of the club dressed in various types of hunting attire and also by a pair of the club's well-trained hunting hounds.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday September 21, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tradition! A Musical Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of  Fiddler on the Roof.  Join us for a very special celebration of the show.

Violinist David Podles will showcase the styles of Jewish music that in turn inspired the music of Fiddler and demonstrate how they influenced the music in the show.  Ancient Hebrew Nigun to European Jewish music, Freilehs used in Klezmer music: all of  these genres are found in Fiddler. Podles will play a sample of each and discuss it's place in Jewish history and how it relates to Fiddler's music. 

 Maggie Worsale of the Traveling Literary Theater will perform some of the songs with her accompanist, renowned pianist John Colianni.  Worsdale has performed Jazz, Broadway, standards and novelty songs are all part of her repertoire. She is a richly talented, entertainer who has that special something, that natural born nuance, that captures an audience. 

Mr. Colianni  has been pianist for many notable bands, singers and orchestras, including Mel Torme, Woody Allen, Lionel Hampton, Les Paul at NYC'S  Iridium Cafe, as well as his own group, The John Colianni Quintet. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you?  Join us for a free 6-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy.  Learn how to manage stress, improve your communication, cope with depression and fatigue, increase your energy levels, eat healthy and maintain your weight, and get more out of life.  Presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network.  Registration is requested, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

Please call SCAN at 732-542-1326 to reserve your place, or for more information.  

Workshop is held on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 20 (no class 10/13).  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Documentary: Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.  In this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more.

Documentary- 91 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration begins Monday, September 15 for Grades K-4.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_whale1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Whales - School Age craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 11 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
food_salad 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Health is your Wealth: The Power of Nutrition Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us as Dianne Tam, BSN, discusses the need to supplement when we consider our overall diet, how food is processed, stress and other environmental factors. 

Register by calling 732-264-7164 or stopping by the library.

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 23, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

Walt Disney wants to use the book Mary Poppins for a movie but the author, P.L. Travers doesn't like what Disney does. So for 20 years Disney would keep asking her to let him do it.  Eventually when she's financially strapped she considers it but won't approve unless Disney does it as she wants it. So she goes to California and Disney to bring the character of Mary Poppins to life.    (125m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, he becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America fights a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Action/Adventure - 136 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Topsy Turvy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Turn your world around and around after constructing a spinning top!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Dewey Decimal Science. Learn how to use the library's science collection.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Workshop Market Honestly: 3 Steps to Identify your Honest Voice and Market your Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-224-2573   
    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 24, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7337   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby Storytime! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Family Storytime (Kids!) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Slap Shot (1977) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A failing ice hockey team finds success using constant fighting and violence during games. Part of the "September Snickers" movie series. Starring Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, and Strother Martin. 123 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

It's puppy love - our dogs love to hear your stories and you love to read! Choose one of our books or bring your own from home. Not reading yet?  No worries - you can describe what's happening in the the pictures.

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Registration opens the first Monday of the month. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Reading to a Therapy Dog
K and up
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You can read any book for this club. The suggested title is "Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story" by Connie Rose Porter. Read the book, discuss it and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Growing Heart of Bayshore Community Hospital Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Tony Cava, Chief Operating Officer of Bayshore Community Hospital, as he discusses the exciting changes going on at Bayshore. Learn about the new Mitchell Vassar Lobby, as well as the state-of-the-art CardioVascular labs opening later this year. The evening will include a question and answer period.

Please register by stopping by or calling the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

In-person Registration will be held on September 17 and September 24, from 7 - 8:30 pm.  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 25, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Book Group for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

"Cutting for Stone" is the complex story of the Praise family, focusing on twin brothers Marion and Shiva as they negotiate the hidden histories of their past while working hard to make medical advances for the future.  This is an unforgettable journey into one man's remarkable life, and epic story about the power, intimacy, and curious beautof the work of healing others.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Draft Day (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

General Manager, Sonny Weaver Jr. must generate sales or risk being fired by the team’s owner. At the NFL Draft, he has the chance to rebuild his team, but must also decide what he's willing to sacrifice. Drama/Sports  Starring: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner Drama/Sports   109 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Heaven is for Real (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Director: Randall Wallace
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly

The true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. He recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth.

99 minutes.

 

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movies: My Man Godfrey (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gregory La Cara (Gabriel Over the White House, Stage Door, Half Naked Truth)

Starring Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick and Eugene Pallatte

My Man Godfrey is a brilliant screwball comedy that deftly explores the impact of the Great Depression and obvious gulf between the haves and have-nots.  Socialite Lombard and her sister Cordelia (Gail Patrick) attend a scavenger hunt where one of the items to find is a “forgotten man.”  William Powell is a down on his luck hobo living in a New York City shantytown who agrees to go with Lombard rather than her obnoxious, bratty sister.  Godfrey is offered a job as the family butler.  With charm and class Godfrey deftly brings a sense of normalcy to the dysfunctional Bullock family.   

95 minutes.  (c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Words and Pictures (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism estranges him from his son, while the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely.  As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation: He boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts. Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. As the student body becomes more engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. 111 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_leaf_fall 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Celebrate Autumn and Meet the Mayor! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us for a festive fall-themed storytime and craft featuring Atlantic Highlands’ very own Mayor Fred Rast! No registration necessary. All children ages 4 and up are welcome! 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Reading to a Therapy Dog
 K and up
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
school_graduate 4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Brookdale Community College Information Here Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Have you ever considered taking a course at Brookdale Community College but couldn't find the time to travel to Lincroft? Today, a Brookdale representative will be at the Ocean Library to answer your questions about the many programs offered and explain how to enroll.  No appointment is necessary during this session.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lecture: The Secret Side of Anger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for this informative lecture by internationally known speaker and award-winning author Janet Pfeiffer. Janet is a leading authority in the field of anger management and conflict resolution; she serves as a consultant to such companies as the U.S. Army, U.S. Postal Service, Rutgers University, AT&T, Carnival Cruise Line, United Way and New Jersey Education Association. During this lecture you will:

  • Uncover little known facts about anger that are critical to managing it safely and effectively 
  • Identify the core issues behind anger; prevent others from pushing your buttons; regain your personal power 

Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at 732-431-5656 to make a reservation. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movies: My Man Godfrey (1936) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gregory La Cara (Gabriel Over the White House, Stage Door, Half Naked Truth)

Starring Carole Lombard, William Powell, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick and Eugene Pallatte

My Man Godfrey is a brilliant screwball comedy that deftly explores the impact of the Great Depression and obvious gulf between the haves and have-nots.  Socialite Lombard and her sister Cordelia (Gail Patrick) attend a scavenger hunt where one of the items to find is a “forgotten man.”  William Powell is a down on his luck hobo living in a New York City shantytown who agrees to go with Lombard rather than her obnoxious, bratty sister.  Godfrey is offered a job as the family butler.  With charm and class Godfrey deftly brings a sense of normalcy to the dysfunctional Bullock family.   

95 minutes.  (c)Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one. (last Thursday of the month through December 2014)

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 26, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 27, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_plane1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Home Swapping: Learn about International Home Exchange Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you long for a way to afford authentic global travel, this is the program for you!  Presenter Kerry Ascione will talk about her book, Have Home Will Travel: The Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families.  Learn about this intriguing way to arrange your vacation.  You’ll be surprised at the huge variety of affordable, cultural travel option possibilities. Whatever your age, family situation, income or interests, there are exciting options. All you need is an interest in enjoying a life of culture and travel.

Topics include the step-by-step nuts and bolts of  home exchange, including a “No Trust, No Trade” policy.  Explore home exchange websites, how to choose one, how to create an appealing home exchange listing, and how to search for your first international home exchange partner.  Kerry's books will be available for purchase and signing.
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_masks_bw 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Reading of “A TALE OF TWO LADIES” by Richard Fowler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Future playwrights and theatre lovers, did you ever wonder how a play is written and performed?
Join us as we learn about the steps to creating a theatrical production.

Richard Fowler will introduce a public reading of his original play ‘A Tale of Two Ladies’. Linda Turash, Kathy Fowler and Steven Marrus will be reading.  Richard has performed in community theater, mostly musicals, for two decades and has written several plays. He is also affiliated with The TIPA Project (Toward International Peace Through the Arts), founded by Stanley Tannen, which provides free public readings of great literature by famous actors. Richard is a board member of the local theatre group NINE Theatricals, who frequently perform at the library.

‘A Tale of Two Ladies’ synopsis:
 Celeste Blanchard a charming, sociable & impeccably dressed housewife meets magazine
 writer Marlene Sawyer in a coffee shop. The two immediately hit it off. Marlene wants to
  write an article about the intriguing Celeste, but soon realizes Celeste has been deceiving
  her. How will this bizarre, revelatory turn of events affect their friendship?

Mr. Fowler will follow the reading with a Q&A session.

NINE Theatricals website    
    Location: Howell
 
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM I Wrote the Songs: The Music of Berlin, Porter & Gershwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In American musical history, only a small number of song writers are responsible for the majority of the songs considered part of "The Great American Songbook." Those who stand out as legends in 20th century music include Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin. Their songs are still being recorded by artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Michael Buble, songs like "Always," "White Christmas," "Night and Day," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "I've Got a Crush on You," and "Our Love is Here to Stay" -- songs with staying power.

Performer and educator Phil Bruschi showcases the musical careers of these great songwriters while performing some of their classic songs.  Join us for an informative and entertaining program -- pure "Edu-Tain-Ment" as you lean about these talented composers and stroll down memory lane.

    Location: Ocean Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Sunday September 28, 2014 Go To Top
ent_piano 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tim McLoone & The Shirleys Perform the Music of Linda Ronstadt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Join us as Tim McLoone and The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform the music of the legendary singer Linda Ronstadt. Sadly, Linda Ronstadt, one of the most distinctive voices of our time, has just announced that she can sing no more.  Tim McLoone and The Shirleys will bring the music that made her famous back to life.  They will play music from her earliest hits, through her explorations with folk, country, rock and the music of the great American Songbook. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you?  Join us for a free 6-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy.  Learn how to manage stress, improve your communication, cope with depression and fatigue, increase your energy levels, eat healthy and maintain your weight, and get more out of life.  Presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network.  Registration is requested, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

Please call SCAN at 732-542-1326 to reserve your place, or for more information.  

Workshop is held on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 20 (no class 10/13).  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_baby.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, songs and playtime for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Godzilla (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

123 minutes. (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_apple 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Apple and Potato Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy themed stories and make your won painted masterpieces!

Registration begins Monday, September 8 for Ages PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Godzilla (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Gareth Edwards

Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless.

123 minutes. (c) Warner Brothers

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Book Thief (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recent Hit Films you May have Missed

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. Based on the novel by Markus Zusak, the film  (131m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: The Fault in Our Stars (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Based on the bestselling Young Adult novel by John Green. Directed by Josh Boone. Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat Wolff.

Drama/Romance - 126 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintbucket 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Soaking 'Mess' Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make a big, wet mess of tissue paper that will become artistic masterpieces when dry!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Words and Pictures (2013)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Fred Schepisi

Starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche

Fred Schepisi directs this witty, romantic drama starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche as rival teachers at a prep school and artists whose passion for their work seems to have disappeared. English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche)—an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.  111 minutes.

 © Lionsgate

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_civil_war2 Display: Civil War: New Jersey in Focus for Archives Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

To celebrate American Archives' Month, an exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's gallery for viewing throughout the month of October. This display has been prepared by the Monmouth County Archives Department.

Please join us for Monmouth County's Archives & History Day on Saturday, October 11. This year's celebrations will be highlighted by historian and musician Joe Becton's presentation of Music of the Civil War Era.  You may also enjoy a History Forum, visit exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, and be part of awards presentations and a history game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Archive's webpage ( http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=1717)


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF Display: Civil War: New Jersey in Focus for Archives Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

To celebrate American Archives' Month, an exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's gallery for viewing throughout the month of October. This display has been prepared by the Monmouth County Archives Department.

Please join us for Monmouth County's Archives & History Day on Saturday, October 11. This year's celebrations will be highlighted by historian and musician Joe Becton's presentation of Music of the Civil War Era.  You may also enjoy a History Forum, visit exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, and be part of awards presentations and a history game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Archive's webpage ( http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=1717)


 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Windows 7 (***REGISTRATION REQUIRED***) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Introduction to Windows 7 (*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***) 
 

This hands-on class will cover basic computer terminology, files and folders, saving and retrieving files, opening and closing a program, and switching between programs. This class will not cover Macs or the Internet. Recommended for people with no experience with computers or those who want to review the basics.

The class will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS. Register in-person at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 732-431-7220 x7222.

Registration begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Computers provided by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Funding is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.   

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Heaven is for Real (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A small-town father must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly, and Thomas Haden Church. 100 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Computer 1-on-1 Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn what YOU want to learn on the computer from basic internet searches to creating an e-mail account to more advanced Excel spreadsheets and beyond. One-on-one lessons are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30-5 PM throughout the month. Stop by or call the library at 732-264-7164 to set up an appointment. 

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
elect_camera 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Monmouth County Photo Youth ID Cards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

The Monmouth County Sheriff's Office will visit the library to issue county photo youth ID cards for school aged children.  Cards will be mailed home to parents or guardians who complete a brief authorization form.

Parent or guardian must remain in library while photos are being taken.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make It And Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

 Grades K and up

Stop by the library to make a Monster Craft


*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_book3 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for children grades K and Up.

    Location: Howell
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Wednesday October 1, 2014 -  Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens :#CollegeAdmission Essays: Strategies for Success Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Learn tips and techniques for writing successful college admission essays. Analyze sample essays to help you write your way into the college of your choice.

This is a free workshop for high school students in the 10th, 11th or 12th Grades ONLY.  There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required.

This is a 4 part series and you must be available for all 4 sessions.

Sessions are on Wednesdays:  October 1, October 8, October 15, and October 22.  

Space is limited.  

Please sign up for these classes  by clicking on the "register" button below, or calling 732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
       
Wednesday October 1, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tai Chi with Kit Lau Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tai Chi (or Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient Chinese exercise that has gained popularity and is practiced by all ages worldwide as part of a health enhancing program. Its gentle movements will help you gain flexibility, build strength, improve balance, increase energy, and reduce stress.

Instructor Kit Lau will give a demonstration, answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this exercise is for you.

No equipment necessary, but we suggest you wear comfortable clothing.

Call the library to register 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
misc_pinkribbon 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM A Family's Journey by Kevin Walsh Live Theater Event Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

A Family's Journey, a play by Kevin R. Walsh, will be performed live.  This absorbing, sensitive drama about one family's journey through the nightmare of breast cancer arrives in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month and is an inspiring and empowering must see for current patients, survivors, and those who love them. Follow the family through diagnosis, treatment and survival in this special event.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday October 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Five Pillars of Maximized Living Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn what needs to be done to ensure good health and well-being.  Tyler Richards of the Monmouth County Wellness Education Center will discuss the Five Pillars to Maximized Living: the basic foundation of how the body works (maximize nerve supply), how to live a clean life in an unclean world (minimize toxins), why exercise is necessary (maximize oxygen), the biochemcal importance of optimism (maximize your mind), and the difference between whole and processed foods and their effects on the body (maximize whole foods).

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

read some themed stories and make your own masterpiece printing with vegetables and paint!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids - Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sharing books together. Stories appealing to both children and adults using rhythmic language. All ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that turns into a nightmare family vacation. Starring: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. 117 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Victor, Victoria (1982) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: James Garner, Julie Andrews, Robert Preston

Set in 1930s Paris, starving opera singer Victoria (Julie Andrews) is aided by gay cabaret performer Toddy (Robert Preston). Victoria becomes Count Viktor Grazinski, a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman. This role complicates her personal life when she falls in love with Chicago "businessman" King Marchand (James Garner).

133 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Vivacious Lady (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Stevens (Swing Time, Shane, Giant, Talk of the Town)

Starring James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Belulah Bondi, Charles Coburn and Jack Carson

Vivacious Lady is a wonderful fast-moving comedy.  It features James Stewart as a mild-mannered professor who is sent to the Big Apple to bring home his cousin before he ruins his and the family's reputation.  In the brief span of twenty four hours, Stewart meets Rogers, a nightclub entertainer, and they fall madly in love and get married.  Now the fun begins!  Stewart has a lot of explaining to do when he arrives back in town.

90 min., (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Moms' Night Out (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A group of exhausted mothers venture into the city for a rare night out on the town, but their carefree evening without kids doesn't go quite as planned in this family-friendly comedy.  Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. 98 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_kapow.GIF 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Kapow! Create-a-Cartoon! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council! Learn how to create your own comic strip and super-characters courtesy of special guests, “Small Factory Productions”.

Pre-registration is required. All children ages 4 and up are welcome. Please register by calling the library at (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
trans_car 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Otto the Auto Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 4 and up. Meet Otto the Auto, a remote-controlled talking car. Otto will teach you about traffic safety. Please register beginning September 18.

    Location: Oceanport
 
holiday_witch_hat.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make It And Take It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

 Grades K and up

Stop by the library to make a Monster Craft


*Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fall Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun playing fall themed bingo and win prizes!

Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheters of the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Welcome to the wonderful world of crochet and knitting.  We welcome knitters and crocheters of all levels to join the group.  Don't know how...the group can help.   Are you a lefty frustrated by right-handed directions...the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns.  (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

All ages, genders and skill level are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month when the library is open.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Supporting Parents of Special Needs Children Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

A monthly support group that will address the emotional needs of parents and caregivers of children with a variety of special needs.  Facilitated by Andrew Guage, Family Partner, Bayshore Family Success Center.  The Center is operated by The Community YMCA.

Reservations are required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library for further information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Vivacious Lady (1938) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by George Stevens (Swing Time, Shane, Giant, Talk of the Town)

Starring James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Belulah Bondi, Charles Coburn and Jack Carson

Vivacious Lady is a wonderful fast-moving comedy.  It features James Stewart as a mild-mannered professor who is sent to the Big Apple to bring home his cousin before he ruins his and the family's reputation.  In the brief span of twenty four hours, Stewart meets Rogers, a nightclub entertainer, and they fall madly in love and get married.  Now the fun begins!  Stewart has a lot of explaining to do when he arrives back in town.

90 min., (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM It's a Long Month: Living on a Fixed Income Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Are you living on a fixed income? Learn to 'stretch' your income by setting priorities, establishing a budget, and planning and saving.

This program is part of the First Fridays for Seniors series.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for free sessions on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Saturday October 4, 2014 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author: Nomi Eve Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Henna House, the new novel by the acclaimed author of The Family Orchard, is an intimate family portrait that moves across the panorama of history, an evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid-twentieth century.  From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews, to the far-ranging devastation of the Holocaust, to the birth of the State of Israel, Henna House offers an unforgettable coming-of-age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period told with warmth and spirit.

Henna House tells the story of Adela Demari whose family is seeking a husband for her.  When her parents die, she and her extended family flee to the city of Aden where Adela encounters old loves, discovers her true calling, and is ultimately betrayed by the people and customs she once held dear.Henna House is a rich, spirited, and sensuous tale of love, loss, betrayal, forgiveness, and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart.

Nomi Eve has an MFA in fiction writing from Brown University and has worked as a freelance book reviewer for The Village Voice and New York Newsday.Her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train StoriesThe Voice Literary Supplement,Conjunctions, and The International Quarterly. Her first novel, The Family Orchard, was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. She will be available after the discussion to sign books.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you?  Join us for a free 6-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy.  Learn how to manage stress, improve your communication, cope with depression and fatigue, increase your energy levels, eat healthy and maintain your weight, and get more out of life.  Presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network.  Registration is requested, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

Please call SCAN at 732-542-1326 to reserve your place, or for more information.  

Workshop is held on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 20 (no class 10/13).  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
food_carrot.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Vegetable Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

read some themed stories and make your own masterpiece printing with vegetables and paint!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Monday, September 22 for children ages 2 and up with

parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Craft: Leaf Rubbing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy fall stories and create a fun project using unique leaves!

Space is limited. Parents/Caregivers must accompany children for this special program for grades PreK -5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_hotairballoon 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Hot Air Balloons- craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_apple 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Family Friendly Event! Stories for an Autumn Evening with Storytellers Mosaic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Join us for fun with puppets and song! Enjoy nature stories from New Jersey and folktales from around the world as Storytellers Mosaic members Jean Ellen Byrnes, Jean Hall, MJ Shaughnessy and Rosemary Wright share stories about the changing season.  Laugh and learn about pumpkins and apples, chipmunks and bears, and the Harvest Moon. 

This program is family-friendly and suitable for ages 4 and up. Registration not required.

    Location: West Long Branch
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 7, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to—an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.

Told by resonant and evocative characters, A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.

This book discussion will be moderated by Colts Neck Librarian Stephanie Laurino. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Tuesday: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton.

Action/Sci-Fi- 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Services for Job Seekers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Introducing the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development

This is an informational program about services offered for job seekers.  Learn how job seekers can receive career counseling, build basic skills, qualify for career training grants, take advantage of on-the-job training incentives, and participate in job search workshops.  Plus, get on our database to receive job announcements and attend Open Houses with area employers. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Digital Bookmobile Visit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monmouth County Library Presents the Digital Bookmobile.

Learn how to get eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the Monmouth County Library's Library on the Go on the Digital Bookmobile! With instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books & more from the public library.  

Stop by the parking lot at Eastern Branch to get information and help downloading titles to your digital device.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Not Without My Daughter (1999) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife wants to see his homeland again and convinces his wife to take a short vacation there. Betty (Sally Field) is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place at this time, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem.  (116m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:35 PM Movie: Cold Mountain (2003) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

-Special Screening for Archives Month-

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart. Based on the book by Charles Frazier. Directed by Anthony Minghella.  Starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renée Zellweger. Nominated for 7 Oscars ®

Drama/History – 154 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: The House Girl by Tara Conklin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, this novel follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. Her research leads her to Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine. 

Copies of the book are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Sling Those Sweets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Assemble a handheld catapult and practice launching marshmallows!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose only one session: Tuesday, October 7, or Thursday, October 9.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Tuesday: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An officer finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios, and his union with a Special Forces warrior gets him closer and closer to defeating the enemy. Directed by Doug Liman. Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton.

Action/Sci-Fi- 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 8, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 9:30 AM  -  11:45 AM Workshop: Part of Archives & History Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Workshop, Best Practices for Public History and Library Internships. Presenters include experienced internship supervisors, former interns, and representatives from the MLIS program, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, and Public History Internship Program, History Department, Rutgers University. (Participants will have a short reading assignment before the workshop. To register, 732-308-3771 x3776)

   
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared  by Jonas Jonasson

Reluctant centenarian Allan Karlsson decides to escape from a nursing home by climbing out a window.  Karlsson’s “Forrest Gump,” like history melds with present-day adventures as readers meet a young, old man whose global influence knows no age limit. An international best-seller, this book has been described as “silly and wonderful.”


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Lecture: Ere the Shadow Fades for Archives & History Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

1-2:30 p.m.: Lecture by Gary D. Saretzky, “Ere the Shadow Fades”: New Jersey’s Civil War Photographers (registration not required).

 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: Changeling (2008) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan. 141 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Connect with Legos®! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Hear a fun story and exercise your imagination using the library's LEGOS!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
trans_ambulance 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!Home Depot Kids Workshop for Fire Safety Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ages 4 and up


Build a wooden EMS truck using a hammer, nails and glue.  Everyone will receive a free workshop apron and certificate of achievement. 

*Registration requested

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation.  Legos will be supplied.

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
eth_italionflag 5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Italian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss Short Stories in Italian edited by Nick Roberts. Our moderator will be Guido Guazzoni.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Robotics for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 264 - 7164   
   
Learn how to make a robot follow your commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition. 
 
For teens 6th grade and up.  Space is limited.
Registration is required.  Please register thru our online calendar.    
    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ350 Event: They Were Also There: Burr, Hamilton, Knox & Wayne At Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary 

Author and historian Dr. David Martin, in cooperation with The Friends of  Monmouth Battlefield, will present a lecture to honor the 350th Anniversary during Archives and History month.  

Dr. Martin will discuss the roles played in the battle by famous American officers such as James Monroe, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Henry Knox, Daniel Morgan, Baron Von Steuben, and Anthony Wayne. Their participation in the battle is often overlooked and overshadowed by more famous officers such as Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Lee, and George Washington. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM NJ350 Event: They Were Also There: Burr, Hamilton, Knox & Wayne At Battle of Monmouth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Celebrating New Jersey's 350 Anniversary

Author and historian Dr. David Martin, in cooperation with The Friends of  Monmouth Battlefield, will present a lecture to honor NJ350 along with Archives and History month.  

Dr. Martin will discuss the roles played in the battle by famous American officers such as James Monroe, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Henry Knox, Daniel Morgan, Baron Von Steuben, and Anthony Wayne. Their participation in the battle is often overlooked and overshadowed by more famous officers such as Marquis de Lafayette, Charles Lee, and George Washington. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 9, 2014 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

    In this lecture, go beyond simple searching techniques and learn some advanced features to help you find information on the Internet. With a focus on the advanced search features of Google, find out tips and techniques to help get great search results. Also, learn about the Library’s electronic resources so you can search newspapers and magazines (ie: Consumer Reports ratings and New York Times articles), take online classes, search for ebooks, and find out how to get book recommendations. The advantages of other search engines will be discussed.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps those with questions regarding Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance and drug plans.  SHIP Volunteer Counselors are coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) a division of Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County, and come to the library on the second Thursday of the month.  Please call SHIP at 732-728-1331 to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: A Fighting Man (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An aging fighter with something to prove steps into the ring with a voracious young pugilist.  Starring James Caan, Dominic Purcell and Louis Gossett Jr. 88 minutes

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Murphy’s Romance (1985) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Martin Ritt
Starring: James Garner, Sally Field

Emma is a divorced woman with a teen aged boy who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the town druggist who steers business her way. Things are going along predictably until her ex-husband shows up, needing a place to stay. The three of them form an intricate circle, Emma's son liking Murphy, but desperately wanting his father back.

107 minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Preschool craft - Toothy Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, September 25, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, Border Incident, Naked Spur)

Starring Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Charles McGraw

Director Anthony Mann was noted for his westerns and film noir movies.  The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) was a complete departure for Mann as he explores the dark side of the French Revolution in this entertaining historical epic.  Dark and innovative cinematography enhances the intrigue and suspense of this little known gem.  Robert Cummings is engaged by the political moderates to find the evil Robespierre's incriminating black book.  

89 min., (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Round Midnight (1986) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A French music-lover befriends a once-great American jazz artist and attempts to save him from self-destruction in this moody drama. Saxophonist Dexter Gordon portrays Dale Turner, a fictional musician inspired by a number of famed jazz figures, including Bud Powell and Lester Young.

Round Midnight's greatest asset is Gordon's Academy Award-nominated performance, informed by his own life experiences.  His naturally fascinating presence combines with the film's obvious love of the music and its milieu to provide what many have hailed as one of the more authentic and affectionate presentations of the jazz world on the silver screen.  Winner of the Academy Award for Best Music - Original Score.  Starring Dexter Gordon, Francois Cluzet and Gabrielle Haker. 131 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
trans_ambulance 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!Home Depot Kids Workshop for Fire Safety Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 259 7565   
   

Ages 4 and up


Build a wooden EMS truck using a hammer, nails and glue.  Everyone will receive a free workshop apron and certificate of achievement. 

*Registration requested

 

    Location: Allentown
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Chuck Drawbridge of College Funding Associates will offer insight to those parents of high schoolers interested in applying to and paying for college.

Please bring your questions!  NO registration needed to attend.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For a curious boy like Jess Hall, growing up in Marshall means trouble when you get caught spying on grown-ups. Adventurous and precocious, Jess is protective of his older brother, Christopher, a mute whom everyone calls Stump. Though their mother has warned them not to snoop, Stump can't help sneaking a look at something he's not supposed to—an act that will have repercussions. It's a wrenching event that thrusts Jess into an adulthood for which he's not prepared. He now knows that a new understanding can bring not only danger and evil—but also the possibility of freedom and deliverance.

Told by resonant and evocative characters, A Land More Kind Than Home is a haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.

This book discussion will be moderated by Colts Neck Librarian Stephanie Laurino. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

    Location: Colts Neck
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary: Spirit of the Sato: The Journey of Puerto Rico's Lost Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It is estimated that 200,000 homeless dogs spend their short lives on the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Project Animal Worldwide, based in Monmouth County, New Jersey, seeks to help these 'Sato' (mixed breed) dogs. They have produced a documentary that portrays the plight of the Satos and how Project Animal Worldwide and animal welfare leaders in Puerto Rico are working together to help the Satos by creating spay and neuter interventions, humane education programs and even bringing the dogs to mainland USA for adoption. There is a special appearance by Cesar Millan in the documentary who speaks about the desperate need for global spay and neuter programs.

The documentary was produced and directed by Ellen La Torre who will be joining us for a Q & A after the screening.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann (Winchester '73, Border Incident, Naked Spur)

Starring Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Charles McGraw

Director Anthony Mann was noted for his westerns and film noir movies.  The Black Book (aka Reign of Terror) was a complete departure for Mann as he explores the dark side of the French Revolution in this entertaining historical epic.  Dark and innovative cinematography enhances the intrigue and suspense of this little known gem.  Robert Cummings is engaged by the political moderates to find the evil Robespierre's incriminating black book.  

89 min., (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 10, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tai Chi with Kit Lau Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Tai Chi (or Tai Chi Chuan) is an ancient Chinese exercise that has gained popularity and is practiced by all ages worldwide as part of a health enhancing program. Its gentle movements will help you gain flexibility, build strength, improve balance, increase energy, and reduce stress.

Instructor Kit Lau will give a demonstration, answer any questions you may have and help you decide if this exercise is for you.

No equipment necessary, but we suggest you wear comfortable clothing.

Call the library to register 732-938-2300

 

 

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens: Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday October 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF Archives & History Day: Events Listing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7000 x3772   
   

 

9:00-5:00

Library Gallery & Lobby

Exhibit: The Civil War: New Jersey in Focus

9:00-5:00

NJ History Room

New Jersey History Room: Local and State History Reference Books

9:00-9:50

Hall

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

9:50-10:00

Hall

Color Guard & Pledge of Allegiance

10:00-11:00

Hall

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

11:00 – Noon

Hall

Plenary Session

M. Claire French, County Clerk, Monmouth County
Jane G. Clayton Award: Jack and Angel Jeandron, Keyport Historical Society
Greetings from Freeholders, Monmouth County
Renee B. Swartz, Chair, Monmouth County Library Commission
Video on history of Monmouth County Library
Sara Cureton, New Jersey Historical Commission
Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist
Ronald Becker, Head, Rutgers University Special Collections
Roger McDonough Award: (to be determined)
Carol Megill, President, Monmouth County Genealogy Society
Barbara Carver Smith Award: Richard Veit and Cynthia Kiefer

12:00-1:00

 

Exhibition Tables: Archives and History Organizations

 

   

12:10-12:55

7

History Forum, conducted by Monmouth County Historian Randall Gabrielan with Featured Speaker Joe Becton. Discussion of Civil War History. 

1:00-2:00

Hall

Featured Speaker: Joseph W. Becton, “Music of the Civil War Era” Joseph W. Becton of Philadelphia is an educator, historian, tour guide, and musician. Becton formerly served as Park Ranger Supervisor at Independence National Historic Park and Director of Visitor Services at Historic Fort Mifflin, and is cofounder of the 3rd Regiment United States Colored Troops Civil War re-enactors. He presents programs regularly on Civil War Music, African American Troops in the Civil War, Evolution of the Blues, and other topics, and performs as leader of the Cobalt Blues Band.

2:00 – 2:45

Hall

Exhibit tables open

2:45

Hall

Drawing for New Jersey History Game Prize Winners

3:00-3:30

 

Tour of the Monmouth County Archives (Reservation Required)

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning No Chess Today! Sorry! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war2 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day - Learning Forum & Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732-308-3771   
   

Under the direction of M. Claire French, Monmouth County Clerk, Monmouth County Archives presents  Archives & History Month as part of  NJ350: A Celebration of New Jersey's 350th Anniversary.  Historian and musician Joe Becton will present Music of the Civil War Era. Please join us for a History Forum, exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, awards, presentations, and a history quiz game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

 An exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com
 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_new_jersey_350_green.GIF 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Archives & History Day: Learning Forum & Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 431 7220 x3772   
   

Under the direction of M. Claire French, Monmouth County Clerk, the Monmout County Archives presents  Archives & History Month as part of  NJ350: A Celebration of New Jersey's 350th Anniversary.  Historian and musician Joe Becton will present Music of the Civil War Era. Please join us for a History Forum, exhibit tables hosted by history organizations, awards, presentations, and a history quiz game with prizes, as well as a tour of the Monmouth County Archives.

 An exhibit entitled Civil War: New Jersey in Focus will be in Monmouth County Library's Hall and Gallery for viewing throughout the month of October.

All programs are free and open to the public to enjoy!  For more information, please go to Monmouth County's webpage:  www.visitmonmouth.com

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Educational Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

There is more to Social Security than meets the eye. At this free workshop you will learn the following and much more:

• 5 factors to consider regarding when to start taking benefits

• Innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse

• How to coordinate benefits with other sources of income

• How to minimize taxes on your benefits

• Special rules on benefits for divorced spouses

Presented by The Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. (www.SOFAUSA.org)

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Join us for a series of monthly critique sessions. If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Priority will be given to folks who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.  

Critique Sessions:  meet the 2nd Saturday, February - October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Flute & Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Flutist Marjorie Koharski and classical guitarist Keith Calmes will perform a program of Classical and Spanish/Argentine music, as well as selections of American Folk songs.  

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_bunch1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Hindi Language Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today's discussion topic:  Is Hindi Dying Out?  Our moderator will be Ragini Chaturvedi.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books and articles are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_globe Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: All Branches
Monday October 13, 2014 -  Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin Kids! Contest: How Many Pumpkins? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

I spy with my little eye... how many pumpkins can you find in our children's department?

Enter a guess every time you visit the library for your chance to win a special treat!  Good luck and happy haunting!

    Location: West Long Branch
Monday October 13, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday October 14, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

October 14, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Headquarters)

November 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Eastern Branch)

December 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm (Headquarters)

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Grand Seduction (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. Directed by Don McKellar. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, and Liane Balaban.

Comedy - 113 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: In the Time of Butterflies (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies".  (95m) 


(There will be two showings of this film at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.)
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Star Wars! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Star Wars®!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. LEGO® bricks will be provided by the library.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Third Person (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Paul Haggis

Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody

Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris and New York.

137 minutes.   (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcadult 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Weight Loss Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Your Health is Your Wealth: a low glycemic approach to weight loss seminar

Frustrated with dieting? Diane Tam, BSN,MS is a trained wellness and weight loss consultant. Her presentation will focus on a low glycemic approach to weight loss. 

The presentation is free,  but please call the library to register 732-938-2300

Visit Diane's website    
    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Movies @ Wall: In the Time of Butterflies (2001) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

Encore Presentation:   On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies".  (95m) 
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 15, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM eBay Basics for the Casual Shopper and Seller Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

    eBay is an online auction and shopping website where millions of items are sold every day. This lecture will cover setting up an eBay account, searching for items on eBay, bidding, best offer, Buy It Now, giving and leaving feedback, and how to sell something on eBay (focus on auction style listing). We will not discuss drop shipping and selling for manufacturers. We will also briefly discuss PayPal, which is the main way to purchase items on eBay.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: For A Woman (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows almost nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after World War II. Her research reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Directed by Diane Kurys.  Starring Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, and Nicolas Duvauchelle. In French with English Subtitles. (France)

Drama - 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.Starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler. 117 minutes

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Hotel Rwanda (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series.Starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, and Joaquin Phoenix. 121 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_ghost 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Goblins & Gremlins & Ghosts! Oh My! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Goblins and gremlins and ghosts! Oh my! Design one of your very own with puffy paint!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

K and up


Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. 

 

*Registration requested
 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 1 and up. Come in and read a favorite story to a dog friend.
The dogs will love listening to you.

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, October 2 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_paw 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read your favorite book to our dog friends.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: For A Woman (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Fall International Film Series

In her mid-thirties, Anne still knows almost nothing of her family’s past. After her mother’s death, she discovers old photos and letters that convince her to take a closer look at her parents’ life after World War II. Her research reveals the existence of a mysterious uncle everyone seems intent on forgetting. In a journey that stretches from post-war France to the 1980s, Anne’s destiny intertwines with her father’s past until they form a single, unforgettable story. Directed by Diane Kurys.  Starring Benoît Magimel, Mélanie Thierry, and Nicolas Duvauchelle. In French with English Subtitles. (France)

Drama - 110 minutes. 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

Woolf's famously tangled modernist masterpiece about the interior lives of a well-to-do British family, and the ways in which the First World War permanently damaged European society.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm.

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Support group for those who have lost loved ones.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB):Create Goody Bags for Open Door! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.

Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

No need to register; just show up and join in the fun!

Focus for October: Create Halloween goody bags for Open Door Food Pantry and decorate mini-pumpkins for the library!

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 16, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwige Danticat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ordinary Lives

Claire is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire's mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother's grave. But on the night of Claire's seventh birthday she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. .


We meet the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 10:30 am and welcome new members.  Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: My Fellow Americans (1996) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Peter Segal
Starring: James Garner, Jack Lemmon

Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Douglas (James Garner), two former presidents from opposite ends of the political spectrum, become reluctant allies when they become the target of a conspirator in President Haney's administration. The two ex-presidents realize they have an enemy within the government and set out to find evidence that will clear their names.

101 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Have fun crocheting a scarf while helping a child in need. All scarves will be donated to local charities. Bring a crochet hook;one skein of yarn will be provided 

Space is limited. Register by stopping by the library or calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Joe (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Joe, an ex-con and foreman hires a 15-year old and his self-destructive father to work with a crew to poison trees on land owned by people who plan to develop it. The son soon begins to think of Joe as a role model. Both take a stand when a local man turns against them. Starring: Nicholas Cage, Tye Sheridan. 117 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_meeting1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-728-1331   
   

SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) with volunteer counselors to help those with questions regarding Medicare, whether you are a long-time member or just joining.

SHIP Volunteer Counselor's schedule is coordinated through RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Services Program) a division of Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County. This agency's direct phone number is 732 728 1331.

No appointment is needed at Library Headquarters location, just walk-in for first come, first served information on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Man of the West (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann 

Starring Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Lord

Man of the West is the last western that Gary Cooper made and also marked director Anthony Mann's final western.  This powerful psychological film features Cooper as a man with a mysterious checkered past.  When the train Cooper is traveling on is boarded by the notorious Tobin gang, he, London and O'Connell are abandoned and left to fend for themselves.  Cooper's local knowledge of the area leads them to a nearby cabin, but their good fortune soon turns bleak when they discover it's the hideout of the same outlaw gang that just robbed the train.  

100 min., (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

JB Bernstein, a one-time successful sports agent, leaves the massive company he works for to start his own agency, Seven Figures Management, with his business partner. When finances become an issue, JB believes they can go to India, find a cricket bowler, and teach him to be a baseball pitcher. In order to pay for the scheme, he convinces a wealthy businessman to create a reality show titled "Million Dollar Arm" to help with his quest for fresh talent. As the candidates are weeded out, two prospects return to the U.S. to try out in front of scouts, while JB strikes up a romance with a woman usually not his type.  Starring Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal and Bill Paxton. 124 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_dog1 3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291 -1956   
   

Come practice your reading skills with real trained therapy dogs at the library! Read to all of our furry friends and collect a special prize. Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! Pre-registration is required. Call to register at (732) 291 -1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Reading to a Therapy Dog
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  *Registration requested

 

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_kidsreading 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Bubble Wrap Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read some art themed stories and design your own picture using paint and bubble wrap!

Space is limited. Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 9 for ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_lightning 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Intro to Robotics for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 - 536 - 9406   
   
Learn how to make a robot follow your commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition. 
 
For teens 6th grade and up.  Space is limited.
Registration is required.  Please register thru our online calendar.    
    Location: Marlboro
       
 
nat_leaf_fall 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Art for Adults: Fall into Art: An Autumn Craft with Julie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Create Autumn Greetings at Library/Headquarters!  Julie Farel is your artistic guide to creating an acrylic painting on canvas, finished with a seasonal, decorative ribbon. 

There is no charge to attend and materials are provided,  but pre-registration is REQUIRED.  This program for adults, 18 years and over.

Please reserve a spot ("register" below) or call Reference Desk 732-431-7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 13 spaces available.
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knit Wits! Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

All ages and genders are welcome at these enjoyable and instructive meetings. Participants are asked to bring their own needles and an open mind. Coordinated by Sarita Pathak. (Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of every month.) 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM Wall Book Club: In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. Everyone knows of Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies."  Now, three decades later, Julia Alvarez, also a daughter of the Dominican Republic and long haunted by these sisters, immerses us in a tangled and dangerous moment in Hispanic Caribbean history to tell their story in the only way it can truly be understood - through fiction.  In this brilliantly characterized novel, the voices of all four sisters - Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede - speak across the decades, to tell their own stories and describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo's rule.  The Butterflies were extraordinary women.

The Wall Book Club welcomes new members in the Meeting Room.   Monthly selection titles are available at the circulation desk.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth Creative Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Novice through expert writers and those who want to be inspired...

Join award winning creative individuals to discuss your current works in a supportive and constructive environment. Tips on getting published. (Meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month)

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Man of the West (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Anthony Mann 

Starring Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb, and Jack Lord

Man of the West is the last western that Gary Cooper made and also marked director Anthony Mann's final western.  This powerful psychological film features Cooper as a man with a mysterious checkered past.  When the train Cooper is traveling on is boarded by the notorious Tobin gang, he, London and O'Connell are abandoned and left to fend for themselves.  Cooper's local knowledge of the area leads them to a nearby cabin, but their good fortune soon turns bleak when they discover it's the hideout of the same outlaw gang that just robbed the train.  

100 min., (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday October 17, 2014 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Introduction to Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Maria Preuster, certified yoga instructor will show you the basic techniques of yoga. 

Benefits from Yoga:

  • Alleviate stiff muscles & joints
  • Increase strength, balance, vigor, vitality & circulation
  • Promote elimination of toxins from the body
  • Quiets the mind & improves mental clarity
  • Uplifts emotional well-being & increases self-confidence

Join us for this FREE introduction to an accessible path to fitness that could change your life. We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat to stretch out on. 

Registration is required by calling the library at 732-431-5656. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens! Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Saturday October 18, 2014 Go To Top
office_notepad 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Planning & Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Reap the benefits of two retirement preparation programs rolled into one workshop! Gary Ronan, president of the Monmouth County chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness (SOFA), presents Savvy Social Security Planning and Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment.

The Social  Security planning portion will cover the information baby boomers need to know to maximize their benefits, such as when to start taking benefits, coordinating benefits with your spouse, coordinating benefits with other sources of income, minimizing taxes on your benefits and special rules on benefits for divorced spouses.

The Medicare portion of the workshop includes eligibility guidelines, enrollment periods, deciding between Medigap and drug coverage and Medicare Advantage, estimating health care costs in retirement and long term care.

SOFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy.

Registration is requested for this program.  Please call the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: PUPPETS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

For Ages 4 and up

Paper Moon Theater presents Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  Enjoy this modern re-telling of the children's classic with a rock-and-roll loving Little Bear and a feisty Goldie!  The interactive pre-show will introduce the children to the puppets.

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 1 pm (Story Magic!) and 3 pm (Music!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_balloons 1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: STORY MAGIC! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

For Ages 4 and up

Robert Rivest performs The Alphabet Show.  Take an awesome A to Z journey of illusion and movement . . . meet fun characters . . . and stretch your imagination!

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 11 am (Puppets!) and 3 pm (Music!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_tree 2:00 PM The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Author, storyteller and musician Paul Evans Pedersen Jr. will present a program of songs and stories, based on the rich storytelling tradition of the Pine Barrens based upon his recent book The Legendary Pine Barrens: New Tales From Old Haunts, a collection of dark and quirky short stories inspired by South Jersey folklore. The author introduces a rogue’s gallery of weird and colorful characters in tales that run the gamut from offbeat explanations of natural phenomena, to unconventional takes on popular legends, to strange doings in mysterious Piney towns and taverns.  Pedersen puts his unique spin on such legendary local subjects as the immortal Jersey Devil, dancing bandit Joe Mulliner, and the mysterious Blue Hole of Winslow.  With this literary feast, and his love for the Pine Barrens, Pedersen emerges as southern New Jersey’s most exciting new storyteller in decades. 
     Pedersen is an accomplished journalist, photographer, and musician and a multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter and recording artist. This unique program will be enhanced by Pedersen’s engaging storytelling and musical performance skills.
     This event is geared toward teens and adults, please use discretion. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Fall Family Fun Day: MUSIC CONCERT! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

All Ages Welcome

Celebrate the harvest season by singing and dancing along with award-winning musician Patricia Shih and her sidekick Stephen Fricker.  Rollicking fun for all ages!

No registration needed.  More Fall Family Fun at 11 am (Puppets!) and 1 pm (Story Magic!).

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 19, 2014 -  Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 National Friends of Libraries Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220x7222   
   

Library Staff Celebrates Their Library Friends!!

Friends of Libraries groups now have their very own national week of celebration, courtesy of United for Libraries (Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, a division of ALA).

This is a Great Week to become a Friend of the Monmouth County Library or a Friend to YOUR Branch!  Just ask any Staff member for more information!

We Love Our Friends!

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Russian Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Son of the Regiment by  V. Kataev.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you?  Join us for a free 6-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy.  Learn how to manage stress, improve your communication, cope with depression and fatigue, increase your energy levels, eat healthy and maintain your weight, and get more out of life.  Presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network.  Registration is requested, but not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

Please call SCAN at 732-542-1326 to reserve your place, or for more information.  

Workshop is held on Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 and 20 (no class 10/13).  

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Documentary: Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A peek behind the backroom doors and into the reality of the fascinating inner workings and fabulous untold stories from Bergdorf Goodman's iconic history. Includes interviews from fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities such as Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Susan Lucci, Joan Rivers. 

93 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: X-Men:Days of Future Past (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Bryan Singer

Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods.  The characters from the original X-Men film triology join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

132 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! 'Happy Halloween' Spooktacular! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Start your Halloween celebration early at our spine-chillingly cheerful carnival!

Play ghoulish games, hear spooky stories, make freakishly fun crafts, and go home with some wicked prizes!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: X-Men:Days of Future Past (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Bryan Singer

Starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Nicholas Hoult

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods.  The characters from the original X-Men film triology join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past to save our future.

132 minutes; (c) Fox Home Entertainment  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 O. Henry Prize Stories

The Ceiling by Kevin Brockmeier

First Prize O.Henry Winner of 2002. "The Ceiling" is a story about domestic life.  A husband must come to terms with the mysterious estrangement of his wife and the diminishment of his marriage even as the world itself is diminished, irrevocably.

http://tinyurl.com/2pgdtj

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Enough (2002) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

On the run from an abusive husband, a young mother begins to train herself to fight back. An abused woman (Jennifer Lopez) discovers that the dream man she married isn't who she thought he was. She and her daughter try to escape (aided by her previous boyfriend), but he pursues her relentlessly. Fearing also for the safety of her daughter, she decides that there's only one way out of the marriage: kill him.  (115m)

    Location: Wall Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball. Directed by Craig Gillespie. Starring Jon Hamm, Lake Bell, and Alan Arkin.

Drama/Sports – 124 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Tail Waggin' Tutors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Practice reading aloud to certified therapy dogs who really listen! Bring your favorite book, or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration is required. Please choose one session: 4:15 - 4:30 pm or 4:35 - 4:50 pm.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_asl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Zombie Hands - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_lightbulb 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Family Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Vibration and sound with musical nails. All Ages.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_blue 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Workshop: Social Media/Digital Marketing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCORE of Monmouth   732 224 2573   
   

Remember the old days of marketing your business? All you needed was a telephone, address and some money for advertising in the Yellow Pages and local newspapers.

All that has changed.

Social media and digital marketing are challenges for small business owners to understand and leverage. We will discuss the major initiatives you should be thinking about so that you don't get lost or forgotten online and, most importantly, how to use online channels to increase customer engagement/satisfaction and revenu

Registration is recommended (so that we have enough materials for everyone), but not required. To register, please call SCORE at 732 224-2573, or go directly to their website at http://monmouth.score.org/localworkshops

Monmouth/SCORE 36 offers free,confidential, one-on-one business mentoring, always available and forever free. Appointments may be made at numerous locations throughout Monmouth County. Here is the address for more information:  http://monmouth.score.org/node/819180 

If you are thinking of starting a new business or are facing challenges with an existing business, we suggest that you attend our free seminars presented during the year on a variety of business subjects.

Main Office of Monmouth/SCORE 36 is located at 765 Newman Springs Rd, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ 07738 Telephone: (732) 224-2573  Email:   monmouthscore@gmail.com

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

If your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Raging Bull (1980) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Robert DeNiro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci. 129 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

You do the tricks and our dogs get the treats!  Choose one of our books to read or bring your own from home. Not reading yet?  No worries - you can make up your own story based what's happening in the the pictures!

For school aged children grades K - 4. Parent or guardian must remain in library. Registration opens the first Monday of the month. Our dogs are trained and certified by the Monmouth County SPCA.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure and Golden Ticket Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a showing of the film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A Golden Ticket Hunt will take place during the week of October 27th.  Find and borrow a children’s fiction book with the golden ticket (hidden on page 50) and be rewarded with a prize.

*Registration requested

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_leaf_fall 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Celebrate the Fall Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Celebrate the Fall with Presley and Melody's Harvest Hoedown. Read Sing and Rhyme. Get ready to dance and sing.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us as we discuss Rules Of Civility by Amor Towles

Twenty-five-year- old Katey Kontent, armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, embarks on a journey from a secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth County Candidates' Forum sponsored by League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: LWV of Monmouth   908 542 2399   
   

The League of Women Voters present a Monmouth County Candidates' Forum.

On November 5th election ballot will be candidates wishing to be elected to two open seats on The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

We have listed the candidates' names in alphabetical order. Please bring your questions to this public forum and get your information directly from the candidates.

Candidates scheduled to attend this evening are:        Lillian Burry (R), Joe Grillo (D), Larry Luttrell (D), Gary Rich, Jr. (R)

The League of Women Voters is a not-for-profit citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.The League is a national organization, with strong and respected ties in states and localities around the country.  Members are volunteers who work in their communities to help the realities of the America system of government live up to its ideals.

Light refreshments will be served.

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Thursday October 23, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Seniors are invited to join this book discussion club which meets every third Thursday of the month.

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

One of Charles Dickens's most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman. From the young Pip's first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of a graveyard to the splendidly morbid set pieces in Miss Havisham's mansion to the magnificently realized boat chase down the Thames, Great Expectations is filled with the transcendent excitement that Dickens could so abundantly provide.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A book Club For Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Longbourn by Jo Baker

Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen's classic - into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars - and, in doing so creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Space Cowboys (2000) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: James Garner, Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones

When a Russian satellite orbiting the Earth starts to veer off course it seems like the guidance system in the satellite is of American origin. It's important to try and fix it before it comes into the atmosphere. Retired engineer Frank Colvin (Eastwood), who designed the original system, is called upon to rescue the failing satellite. He insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space.

130 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: The Book Thief (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of a young girl who begins borrowing books and sharing them with Jewish refugees being sheltered by her foster parents in their home. Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. 131 minutes. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Sleep My Love (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Douglas Sirk (Lured, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind)

Starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Charles Coulouris, and Queenie Smith

Claudette Colbert, a wealthy socialite, has no idea how she ended up on a train to Boston.  After she contacts her "worried" husband, she hops on a plane to return to New York and happens to meet Cummings, a welcome familiar face.  Ameche insists that she see a psychiatrist but she finds the experience quite distressing. Cummings becomes suspicious of Ameche's intentions and decides to investigate.  

96 minutes, (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Grand Seduction (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all stops and begin The Grand Seduction.  Starring Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch and Liane Balaban.  113 mintues.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Charlie’s Chocolate Adventure and Golden Ticket Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Ages 4 and up

Celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a showing of the film, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” A Golden Ticket Hunt will take place during the week of October 27th.  Find and borrow a children’s fiction book with the golden ticket (hidden on page 50) and be rewarded with a prize.

*Registration requested

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_note 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Hulahonney Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up
Hulahonney, a hula dancer, will take you on a tour of the Hawaiian and Polynesian Islands by performing and teaching dances that are authentic to these regions. Please register beginning October 9.

    Location: Oceanport
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in teams or with a friend to create a Lego design!

registration is required beginning Thursday, October 16 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_asl 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Zombie Hands - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

In person registration begins on Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_ghost 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Your Ghost Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

A perfect bit of "theatrical reading" for a crisp October evening!

The professional actors of the Traveling Literary Theater set the Halloween mood with stories of ghosts and spirits.  Attired in period costumes, the performers set the scene for each tale with a bit of history about the story and author.  The program includes selections from Frankenstein (creation of the monster) by Mary Shelley, The Open Window by Saki, Dracula (Harker's dream) by Bram Stoker and Selecting a Ghost by  Arthur Conan Doyle, closing with a reading of The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe in its entirety.

Please note:  This production is not suitable for small children, as its subject matter will not hold their interest.

    Location: Ocean Township
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
nat_lightning 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hope After the Hurricane: Disaster Lessons Learned Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

What happens when you lose everything? And what happens when everyone around you does too? It’s the question award-winning journalist Kathleen Koch explores in this examination of human resilience that springs from a deeply personal assignment - covering the destruction of her hometown by Hurricane Katrina. It also draws parallels here as our community continues to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

Kathleen Koch wrote Rising from Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered  after her town of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi was hit full force by Hurricane Katrina. Rising from Katrina is a story of the kindness of strangers, of minor miracles—and, above all, of how despite bureaucratic snarls and insurance battles a region rolled up its sleeves and rebuilt. It is also the story of a veteran reporter who, struggling to maintain her objectivity amid loss, traveled her own personal path from devastation to recovery.

Rising from Katrina won the Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Best Nonfiction in the Southeast Region and honorable mention for Book of the Year in the regional category from ForeWord Reviews. Kathleen draws on her 18 years as a correspondent for CNN, where she not only covered the White House, Pentagon, Capital Hill and State Department, but also just about every disaster imaginable. Her work covering Hurricane Katrina and her two documentaries on her hometown’s recovery from the storm earned her a Peabody Award and a New York Festivals gold medal. Kathleen garnered another New York Festivals gold medal and a bronze award for investigative reporting from the New York Association of Black Journalists for a CNN report in which she revealed the apparent murder of a young African American inmate by guards at a Mississippi jail.  

Kathleen has volunteered personally doing Hurricane Sandy relief and has started a project linking mayors from the Gulf Coast with mayors in the Sandy-impacted area to share lessons learned and speed recovery.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: Sleep My Love (1949) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Douglas Sirk (Lured, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind)

Starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Charles Coulouris, and Queenie Smith

Claudette Colbert, a wealthy socialite, has no idea how she ended up on a train to Boston.  After she contacts her "worried" husband, she hops on a plane to return to New York and happens to meet Cummings, a welcome familiar face.  Ameche insists that she see a psychiatrist but she finds the experience quite distressing. Cummings becomes suspicious of Ameche's intentions and decides to investigate.  

96 minutes, (c) United Artists

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM How to Read Your Credit Report Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

This is a free, financial, educational workshop. George E. Veitengruber, III, Esq, an attorney from Ocean Township will conduct this interactive session to cover any of the participants concerns. George is an expert in the fields of Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense, Loan Modification, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Credit Repair, Estate Planning, Contract Disputes and Adoptions. 

Space limited. Please call to register 732-938-2300

Veitengruber Law    
    Location: Howell
Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Savvy Social Security Planning and Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to maximize your retirement dollars AND get all your Medicare questions answered.   Savvy Social Security will teach you the factors to consider in deciding when to take benefits, how to coordinate benefits with a spouse and with other income sources, and how to minimize taxes. 

During Medicare Basics you will learn who becomes eligible for Medicare and when, how enrollment works, how to sign up, choose a plan, estimate costs, and think about long term care.  

Presented by representatives from the nonprofit Society for Financial Awareness

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Ages 5 years and up

Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors. 

Please call the Library to register.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monmouth Writers Critique Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moderator: New Jersey author, Jon Gibbs

Useful feedback can go a long way to help you become a better writer, but how do you separate the helpful from the unhelpful? Workshops focus on three important skills every writer should acquire:

  1. The ability to provide useful feedback for others
  2. The ability to seek (and accept) feedback
  3. The ability to distinguish between useful and not so useful feedback.

If you’d like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions. Critique workshops will take place on the 4th Saturday of February, June and October

Call the library to register: 732-938-2300

www.monmouthwriters.com    
    Location: Howell
 
misc_new_white 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Medieval Tales - A Renaissance Faire Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Monmouth County Library in Collaboration with The Society for Creative Anachronism Presents:

A Renaissance Faire

A Full day of Continuous Entertainment!

All Welcome

Forget your cares and take a step back in time.  The faire offers something for everyone.

There will be domonstrations, in various areas such as Heavy Fights - Swords and Armor, Fencing, Throwing Weapons, Archery, Stone Carving and much more!!

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_bell 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Medieval Tales: A Renaissance Faire for All Ages! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Library in Collaboration with The Society for Creative Anachronism Presents:

Medieval Tales: A Renaissance Faire

ALL WELCOME!

Forget your cares and take a step back in time. The Faire offers something for everyone.

There will be demonstrations in various areas such as: Heavy Fighting – Swords and Armor, Fencing, Throwing Weapons, Archery, Stone Carving and much more!!!

    Location: Headquarters
 
trans_space_shuttle 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids-Star Wars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Star Wars. Meet the Characters presented by 501 Northeast Remnant.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Rat Pack Flashback with Dave DeLuca Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night in this one-man tribute to the swingin’ sounds of the unforgettable Las Vegas trio: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin. Dave Deluca sings the hits of Sinatra, Davis & Martin changing his voice to reflect the unique styles of those musical icons. Dave is an accomplished singer, songwriter, disc jockey & musician who has been performing over 30 years.

Light refreshments served following the concert, courtesy of the Friends of the Howell Library.

 

    Location: Howell
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
anim_dog1 4:15 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

Registration is required beginning Monday, October 20 for children grades K-4.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read, Play and Sing with your child. Siblings welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva O'Malley   732-552-8012   
   

Monmouth County CHADD Parent Support Group welcomes everyone to their meeting. CHADD is the nation's premiere organization serving children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). CHADD has over 20,000 members in 200 local affiliates throughout the US. Monmouth County CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals and others.

    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

SCORE (The Service Corps of Retired Executives) provides free, confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses. Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the Beginning English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:15pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Class Dates:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_centennial.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Red Poppies in Flanders Fields: Understanding British Enthusiasm for War in 1914 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This lecture will discuss British enthusiasm going into the Great War. Dr. Judith Johnston will describe how the early poetry, war posters, and popular songs reflected the public optimism and British patriotism.  In Britain, there were many citizen volunteers ready to fight as soon as the war was declared, but they first had to be trained, and were not immediately sent to the battlefields.  During the first months of the war, the regular British army, composed of career soldiers, did most of the fighting.  At the first Battle of Ypres in October 1914, and in other early battles, these regular soldiers suffered early heavy losses; however, even the heavy cost in soldiers' lives did not immediately damp the public's optimism. Even though people felt saddened by the loss of life, it was only in 1916 that disillusion about the war became general.  

Dr. Judith L. Johnston is a Professor Emeritus of English at Rider University.  Her specialities include British, American and French Literature.  Her Ph.D dissertation from Stanford University was on the cultural impact of World War I.

This program is co-sponsored by the Monmouth Civic Chorus which will be presenting Over There, a concert of English Music at the start of World War I on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Red Bank.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and professional networking to find a position.

This group meets every Tuesday in the downstairs large meeting room of the library.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Knitters and Purlers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Volunteers will be on hand to guide beginners to experts in the art of knitting. Bring a skein of wool and the appropriate needles (it will say on the wool label which size needles you need.)

For more information, please call the library.

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Pumpkins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Blended (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Comedy - 117 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Norma Rae (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Women & Human Rights Month

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.  Norma Rae (Sally Field) is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.  Sally Field won an Oscar and Goldene Globe for Best Actress for her role as Norma. (110m)

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
on Tuesdays at either 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
on Thursdays at either 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_volleyball1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Color A Kick Sack Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make your mark by personalizing a bead-filled canvas hacky sack. Don't let it hit the ground!

Grades K and up. Space is very limited! Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
school_graduate 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Financial Planning Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   
Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop that will focus on high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We’ll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive! Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis—without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

In this workshop, you will learn:
  • How to increase your tax deductions and tax credits
  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution.
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
Call the library to register 732-938-2300

Presented by
Ecliptic Financial Advisors    
    Location: Howell
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This ongoing program focuses on vocabulary and pronunciation. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and notebook. Presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Grand Seduction (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don McKellar

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Brendan Gleeson, Liane Balaban

 

113 min.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM United States Citizenship Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This course, for adults, 18 years and older, with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings and the dates are: September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28,  November 18, 25,  December 2, 9

We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) or you can use the registration button below.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.
 

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Do you want to speak English? Come and join the English conversation classes:

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.

All classes are free and meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

2014 Dates:
September 9, 16, 30.  October 7, 14, 21, 28.  November 18, 25.  December  2, 9.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Transitions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced & separated. Support group for people of all stages of separation and divorce. All ages welcome.

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x. 7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.

Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_twodancers 10:00 AM  -  10:25 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For babies ages 10-24 months and their parents or caregivers

Share the joyful experience of stories, songs and nursery rhymes with your baby in a nurturing environment.  Your child will discover sound patterns and begin to develop socialization skills.

    Location: West Long Branch
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This peer led volunteer support group is for those who are actively looking for work and would like to begin or re-invigorate their job search.  Anyone in career transition, recent college grads, laid-off workers, unemployed or underemployed professionals, persons re-entering the job market, struggling small business owners, and retirees looking for part time or volunteer work are invited to attend.  Group members assist each other in techniques and suggestions to improve job search, offer support, and help with personal and  professional networking to find a position.  Additional resources are available in the library's Career Information Center.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:45 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

For families with children ages 2 and up with a parent or caregiver.  Children must be able to sit quietly for stories.

Enjoy stories, songs and activities.  A craft, game, or special activity adds to the fun!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Games in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_notepad 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Control of Your Health: A SCAN Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SCAN   732 542 1326   
   

Is your chronic condition getting the best of you? Join us at a free, six-week workshop which offers tools to those with ongoing health conditions to design a personal management strategy. This program is presented by SCAN, the Social Community Activities Network

Registration is requested, but not required. Please call SCAN offices at 732 542 1326 for more information or to register.

Workshops are held on Wednesdays on the following dates:

October 1 and October 8 - classes begin 1:30pm

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12  - classes begin 12:30pm.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: All the President's Men (1976) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation. Part of the "Inspired by True Events" movie series. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, and Jack Warden. 138 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids-Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

You can read any book for this club. The suggested title is "Zombie Halloween" by R.L.Stine. Read the book,, discuss it, and make a lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 17 through December 17, 2014, from 7 - 8:30 pm

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Come and participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Fall Session: October 29, November 12, December 3.
Attend one or as many of these sessions as you can.  No specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Line Dancing with Leslie Clare Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Join the fun as Leslie Clare instructs on a variety of choreographed dances. Demonstrations are provided and moves are taught in easy to follow segments which include a variety of popular line dances done to country, Latin, Irish, reggae, pop and other types of music.  Wear flat, comfortable shoes that will enable you to glide on a carpeted surface.

Try all or as many classes as you can.  Dates for Fall 2014 are 10/30, 11/13 and 12/11.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Have fun crocheting a scarf while helping a child in need. All scarves will be donated to local charities. Bring a crochet hook;one skein of yarn will be provided 

Space is limited. Register by stopping by the library or calling 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: The Notebook (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Remembering James Garner Film Series

Director: Nick Cassavettes
Starring:  James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

In a nursing home, resident Duke reads a romance story for an old woman who has senile dementia with memory loss. In the late 1930s, wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton is spending summer vacation in Seabrook. Local worker Noah Calhoun meets Allie at a carnival and they soon fall in love with each other. The two are separated by their social differences.
WW II ensues and Allie becomes engaged to a charming veteran. Allie & Noah meet before her wedding and realize they are still in love.

123 mins.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Movie: Million Dollar Arm (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A successful sports agent is inspired to go to India to find a cricket bowler in hopes of grooming him to be a great baseball pitcher. He finds promising prospects to bring back to the United States who are tutored by a USC baseball coach. His personal life takes a change when he strikes up a serious romance with a doctor who rents a guest house on his Los Angeles estate. Starring: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Madhur Mittal, Bill Paxton 124 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The 39 Steps (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, and Wylie Watson

The 39 Steps was Hitchcock's first major international success and introduced many stylistic elements that became the hallmark of his career.  Robert Donat, a Canadian tourist traveling in London, is beseeched by a distraught woman.  She claims to be a British spy who fears for her life.  Donat is quite skeptical until she reappears at his door near death with a knife sticking out of her back.  Curiously, she is grasping a map in her hand, and the last words that she utters are something about 39 steps.  

87 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Uninvited (1944) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Uninvited is one of the rare Hollywood ghost stories that does not cop out with a "logical"ending.  In fact, the film has more in common with British ghost tales of the period, in that the characters calmly accept spectral visitations as though they were everyday occurences.  Roderick Fitzgerald and his sister, Pamela, buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Sure enough, there is a secret to the manor:  It is inhabited by not one, but two ghosts.

The Uninvited remains one of the spookiest "old dark house" films ever made, even after years of inundation by computer-generated special effects. Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell and Donald Crisp.  98 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fall Pasta Pictures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make your own fall themed pictures using pasta!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, October 23 for children grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie: The Uninvited (1944) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Uninvited is one of the rare Hollywood ghost stories that does not cop out with a "logical"ending.  In fact, the film has more in common with British ghost tales of the period, in that the characters calmly accept spectral visitations as though they were everyday occurences.  Roderick Fitzgerald and his sister, Pamela, buy a house on the Cornish seacoast, never suspecting that it is a "bad" house, subject to haunting. Sure enough, there is a secret to the manor:  It is inhabited by not one, but two ghosts.

The Uninvited remains one of the spookiest "old dark house" films ever made, even after years of inundation by computer-generated special effects. Starring Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell and Donald Crisp.  98 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.

Appointments are available throughout the month:
Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or
Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

Please call the library to schedule.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_civil_war 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Civil War Documentary

In 1864, Union General David Hunter was ordered to lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley and seize Lynchburg. His campaign culminated in the dramatic Battle of Lynchburg on June 17-18 1864.  Hunter's Raid: Defending Hearth and Home is director's Gregory H. Starbuck, second documentary about the Battle for Lynchburg. 

Starbuck is a graduate of Virginia Tech and Lynchburg College and the Executive Director of Historic Sandusky, the home used by David Hunter as his headquarters during the Battle for Lynchburg. He won an Emmy award for the first documentary in the series, Hunter's Raid: The Battle for Lynchburg.

A Q&A with Civil War historians will follow the screening.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Wednesdays is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group on Thursday evenings is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one. (last Thursday of the month through December 2014)

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Thursday Classic Movies: The 39 Steps (1935) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Starring Robert Donat, Madeline Carroll, and Wylie Watson

The 39 Steps was Hitchcock's first major international success and introduced many stylistic elements that became the hallmark of his career.  Robert Donat, a Canadian tourist traveling in London, is beseeched by a distraught woman.  She claims to be a British spy who fears for her life.  Donat is quite skeptical until she reappears at his door near death with a knife sticking out of her back.  Curiously, she is grasping a map in her hand, and the last words that she utters are something about 39 steps.  

87 minutes, (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Workshop: Credit Reporting and Managing Your Budget Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Your credit report can affect so many financial decisions. Join us at the Colts Neck Library for this informational workshop in which you will learn: how to read a credit report, repairing your credit, how to correct inaccuracies, understanding and improving your credit score and overall how to manage your money. 

Presented by George E. Veitengruber, III, Esq. George received his B.A. in Speech Communication and his law degree in 2001 from Capital University Law School with a concentration in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Afterwards, George Veitengruber gained his extensive legal experience and expertise working for a major Monmouth County collection firm. In 2010 George opened his own legal practice, Veitengruber Law. For more information you may contact Veitenberger Law at 732-695-3303 x103 or email ivyjacotlaw@gmail.com. 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teens! Tips for SAT Math Testing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220x7222   
   

If just thinking of the Math sections of the SAT or PSAT test induces shivers and brings beads of sweat to your brow… join us for a session on general techniques to help prepare. Bring some paper, a pencil, an open mind and specific questions.

Presenter Michael Carlin is a Mathematics Professor who regularly tutors students in preparation for the SAT and PSAT Tests, a key component in the college admissions process.  Attend one or as many study sessions as you can. 

Download our mobile app for free:   monmouth.boopsie.com Don't miss a single program or free class!  Research! Renew! Reserve! 

2014 DATES are all on Fridays:

October 3, October 10, October 17, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Spacer Image
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
food_salad Art Gallery: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   
Segmented, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, recycled-wood vessels by Blake Patterson are on display in our lobby's cases. 
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Chess Club meets every Saturday that the Howell Library is open. All ages and levels of play are welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess & 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come play chess & "Go" every Saturday throughout the month when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Spanish Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Today, we will discuss  Spring with a Broken Corner by Mario Benedetti with Moderator Fidelia San Miguel.

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.
Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Round House by Louise Erdrich Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

One Sunday in the summer of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface as Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to reveal the details of what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, Joe's life is irrevocably transformed. He tries to heal his mother, but she will not leave her bed and slips into an abyss of solitude. Increasingly alone, Joe finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared.

While his father endeavors to wrest justice from a situation that defies his efforts, Joe becomes frustrated and sets out with his trusted friends, Cappy, Zack, and Angus, to get some answers of his own. Their quest takes them to the Round House, a sacred place of worship for the Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.

This book discussion will be moderated by Colts Neck Librarian Stephanie Laurino. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend, however registration is preferred. Stop by or call the library to reserve your copy of the book today.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Songs and Playtime for ages 10-23 months

    Location: Howell
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Mondays throughout the month, when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Mah Jongg Club @ Howell Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Mah Jongg Club meets every Monday afternoon that the Library is open. Ages 13 through adult, all levels of play welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come play Bridge or the age-old game of Mah Jongg! Join us in the Meeting Room. Participants need to know how to play the game & game sets will be provided.

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Book Club: One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Based on actual historical events, this tale is the poignant story of May Dodd's journey west. Committe