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Friday January 1, 2016 -  Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_quilt2 Blankie Depot Collection Bin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation boxes may be found in Library Headquarters, Manalapan (near DVD room), with a second donation area  in the Hazlet Branch Library

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers 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. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday January 1, 2016 -  Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220   
   

For a complete listing of discussions about literature and writing, please click here:

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs and Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming Staff   732-431-7220x7253   
   

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

Teen Programs & Events    
    Location: All Branches
 
misc_new_blue Tween! Events for Children (Ages 8+) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Childrens' Staff   732 431 7220 x7227   
   

For a complete listing of Tween Programs and events, for children ages 8 and up, please click here:

Tween Events for children ages 8+    
    Location: All Branches
Friday January 1, 2016 -  Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel Movie Listing for All Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Please call Branch Reference Staff     
   

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

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
    Location: All Branches
Monday January 4, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag Retired Flag Drop-Off Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    731-431-5656   
   

Do you have a worn-out or damaged American flag that you would like to retire? The Colts Neck Library in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop 290 is collecting retired American flags. Drop-offs of flags can be brought to the lower level lobby flag drop off box during library operating hours. 

If you have any questions please call the library at 732-431-5656. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday March 18, 2016 -  Tuesday November 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_trowel Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

We have some exciting news! The Colts Neck Library Garden will be turning into a Community Garden this spring and be active throughout early fall!!! It is in its infancy stage right now, which includes a lot of planning, brainstorming and organizing. Some of our hopes are to involve local families (in and around Monmouth County), and businesses, run weekly programs such as reading in the garden, poetry in the garden and planting/decorating in the garden and so much more!

Our hope is to embrace all ages and all levels of gardening ability/interest to discover a sense of wonder while being surrounded in nature’s beauty! Night hikes will also be on the list!

The Garden will be open to those who desire to be a part of our community garden, where together we can enjoy a sense of wonder and the love of gardening. Please stay tuned for further announcements as to our first meeting and schedule of events.
Would you like to help out?  Email our coordinator to volunteer: Janeen Yodakis:    janeenyodakis@gmail.com

Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library

    Location: Colts Neck
Sunday May 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_dfl_kids_trans All The Events for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7227   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Click on the link below for a list of free events available to children in Monmouth County. From 10-month old babies to the phenomenonal Fifth Graders, 

Your Monmouth County Library has a STEM event, craft, book, movie, reading, writing, glueing, making, animal meeting program for your child!

You and your child and their friends are welcome to attend any  program. Sometimes, we request registration, as we may need to pre-gather materials for all to enjoy!

Thank you from Children's Coordinator Pat Findra and the MonCtyLibrary's Children's Staff Department. 

If you have requests suggestions, comments, please let us know!

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 1, 2016 -  Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibition @ the Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Renowned artist Michael Scherfen will be exhibiting his artwork during the month of June at the Atlantic Highlands Library.

Please contact the Library for more information! 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
lib_book_quill Exhibit: History through Postcards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Eight generations of Parkers lived and farmed on the land grant property now owned by the Borough of Little Silver and currently being restored by Parker Homestead-1665, Inc., a non-profit corporation.  Among the contents discovered in the house are over 1,000 postcards saved by the family showing the history of postcards and the history of our area.  Postcards were the text messages of their day.  They were also some of the earliest holiday greeting cards.  The pictures themselves show the history of the area, and the changes in style show the history of the postcard itself.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions June 20 and 27

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions June 21 and 28

Thursdays, 10:15am, no sessions June 23 and 30

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions June 20 and 27

Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions June 21 and 28

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions June 22 and 29

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions June 20 and 27

Thursdays, 11:00am, no sessions June 23 and 30 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions June 20 and 27

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions June 22 and 29

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday June 1, 2016 -  Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
nat_sun Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens & Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Welcome back for another summer of listening and reading fun! Anyone can read or anyone can read TO you: Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, babysitters, or just friends. Be sure to check out some great books from your local library to share with someone special! And...Remember to pick up your super prizes! 

Look on website or on our Facebook (MonmouthCountyLibraryHomepage) to find summertime concerts, plays, storytimes, crafts and other awesome programs to enjoy! 

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your computer:   http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your Smart Device:  https://nj.evanced.info/monmouth/sr/homepage.asp

For Children's & Early Literacy, click on "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!"

For  Teens/YA Summer Reading Clubs, click on    “Get in the Game – READ”

For  Adult Summer Reading:  “Exercise Your Mind. READ!”

 

    Location: All Branches
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Wednesday June 1, 2016 -  Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_megaphone.GIF Teens! Get in the Game! YA SUMMER READING! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming    732 431 7220 X7253   
   

Get In The Game and be a part of the 2016 Summer Reading Club online at @MonCtyLibrary!

Sign up will be found  here: www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

Copy & Paste this link to sign up on your Smart Device:  https://nj.evanced.info/monmouth/sr/homepage.asp

Click on the Summer Reading Club link to create your own reading account,and then record your time spent reading. 

Every branch offers exciting programs and great summer reading prizes!

Sign up begins June First!  Check back to Start Your Summer Reading Journey!

    Location: Headquarters
Monday June 13, 2016 -  Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
elect_camera Artist Exhibit - Photography of Margaret Coston Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Margaret Coston has been a resident of Holmdel for thirty-six years. Her interest in photography began in 1995 after a trip to Maine. Margaret completed a course of study at the New York Institute of Photography, and she is now an official photographer for the NYIP magazine, Photo World. 

Margaret had had one woman shows throughout Monmouth County. She has entered numerous contests and won many prizes. Her photo cards and photos have been bought by many people. Margaret is an Associate Member of the Guild of Creative Arts in Shrewsbury. 

Margaret's work may be viewed at the library during the months of June and July. 

    Location: Hazlet
Wednesday June 29, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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_smiley 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids ! Mommy and Me Baby Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

~SPECIAL PROGRAM: Kids ! Mommy and Me Baby Yoga
Wednesday, June 29
two sessions from 10:00 - 10:45 am
and 10:45 - 11:30 am
Gentle fitness program for both mommy
and baby taught by Joanna Warchol,
Pilates instructor and personal trainer
from Pilates Project, Atlantic Club.
Please dress comfortably and
bring a mat or towel.
*Registration requested in-person, by phone or online
http://bit.ly/1h5kioK

    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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Eveline by James Joyce - Will a young woman’s only chance for love be foreshadowed by a family promise?

Published in 1904

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Minions (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. (91 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie: A Perfect World (1993) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal. Stars Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern. 138 minutes. 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_flower01 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Powering up with Paper Circuits (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: CN Reference Desk   732 431 5656   
   

Create a paper circuit animal, creature or flower with LED light up eyes or center.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. All Teen Summer programs are free,

but space is limited!  Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will recieve a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253 or Colts Neck Reference Staff: 732 431 5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_boots 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage - Yippee Ki-Yay! ...cowboy- stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime with cowboy stories and a craft. Grades K and up. Registration is Required.  Parents please register EACH CHILD

using your email and phone info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM *Read to a Certified Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! *Read to a Certified Therapy Dog!
Grades K and up
Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

    Location: West Long Branch
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anim_horse 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - A Day at the Races! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

- Grades K and Up

With Monmouth Park nearby, celebrate NJ Horse Month with an equine racing craft.  We will make

horse puppets and design racing silks for them.  Gallop in for a great time!

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa  beginning Wednesday, June 1.

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_baseballglove 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any book from the Fred Bowen Sports Story, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
med_caduceus 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us to learn about the A, B, C, & D's of Medicare.

Presented by Golden Years Design Benefits, Inc. 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_wizard_hat 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Ready Set...Read! Kick Off for SRP with an evening of Magic! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program with the Magic of Bob Lloyd.

 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby."  Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. All Teen Summer programs are free,

but space is limited!  Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will recieve a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
anim_horse 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Meet the Minis (miniature horses) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Meet the minis ( miniature horses).   June is Horse month!   Miniature horses are small domesticated

animals.  They are docile, calm in nature, very friendly and do not exceed 34 inches in height.

Come meet and greet Buster, Star and their owner Erica Todd frrom the Knight riders 4-H club

of Monmouth County.  

This program is weather dependent.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Woodlawn (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Jon Erwin and Andy Erwin

Starring:  Sean Astin, Brando Eaton, C. Thomas Howell, Jon Voight, Nicholas Bishop, Virginia Williams

After racial tensions begin to boil over at a high school in the 1970's, the school's football coach allows a local man preaching a message of positivity, faith, and love to speak to his players. Their play begins to improve and the town begins to heal socially and spiritually in response.  

123 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Star Wars saga continues with this seventh installment.  Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, The First Order emerges and attempts to rule the galaxy, and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them along with a little help from the resistance. Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Action, Adventure, Fantasy   2 hr. 16 min.

Walt Disney Pictures 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Ocean Township Thursday Movie Matinees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

HOT New Release at the Library:  Race (PG-13) (2016)

This drama, based on true events of of legendary athlete Jesse Owens (Stephen James), in the mid 1930's, and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home in American and abroad, tying up with his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1934 Olmpics Games in Berlin under the training of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis).  While Owens contends with a German racing rivalry, Olympic committtee members (William Hurt and Jeremy Irons) deal with the Nazi porpaganda minister and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy.  Drama/Biography—134 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM *Kids Read to a Certified Therapy Dog! - Grades K and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Read to a Certified Therapy Dog! - Grades K and up
Thursday, June 30 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby." Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. All Teen Summer programs are free,

but space is limited!  Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will recieve a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Allentown Help Desk for more information: 609 259 7565

    Location: Allentown
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misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tinkering - Create A Wooden Maze (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programs   732 291 1956   
   

Love to build, craft and create?  With the use of hammer, nails, tapes and bands you are on your way to creating your own unique marble maze.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Please drop in or call Atlantic Highlands' Help Desk to Register 732 291 1956

 Registration is Open! 

Questions?  Please call Atlantic Highlands Help Desk

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_rocks1 7:00 PM Dare to Dream: How One Woman Pursued Her Passion for Mountain Climbing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 X7222   
   

"Ain't no mountain high enough" for Sudha Pamidimukkala!

Sudha is a Monmouth County resident, a mother and the first Indian to solo Denali in Alaska (the highest mountain in North America at 20,308') and the only Indian woman to solo Aconcagua in Argentina (the highest mountain in western hemisphere at 22,841').  She will present slides of her mountaineering adventures and share her passion for the outdoors and especially the mountains.

Join us as she tells her inspiring story and shares her experiences in these beautiful places as well as the hardships that she had to face. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_document_tack 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM ZIKA 101 Town Hall Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Shrewsbury Board of Health and the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission invite residents to a Zika Awareness Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 30 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Eastern Branch Library.  

Twenty cases of Zika virus infection have been confirmed in New Jersey, one in Monmouth County as of June 7th.  All are related to travel from countries of ongoing transmission.  No Zika virus transmission has been identified in New Jersey at this time.  

Staff from the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission will provide an overview of the Zika virus as well as information on how to prevent and control mosquitoes.  

Join the effort to raise awareness about the Zika virus and learn how to prevent infection and transmission.  For more information about the Zika virus, visit the MCRHC website at www. mchrc.org.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday July 1, 2016 Go To Top
med_caduceus 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Acupuncture and You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you miss doing the things you enjoy?

Acupuncture can improve your overall health and physical well-being, minimize pain and improve performance.  Come see how you can reduce neck and back pain, sciatica, arthritis, joint pain, and many other conditions.  Dr. Scapicio will also give a demonstration of the acupuncture process, and take questions from the audience. 

Part of the First Friday for Seniors series

Presented by Dr. Joseph Scapicio of Ancient Arts Acupuncture

    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
Saturday July 2, 2016 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Branch locations (listed below) are open between 9am and 1pm on Saturdays in July & August.  Here is a list, with phone numbers, if you need to contact a branch.  Headquarters & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are open 9-5 on Saturdays.

Atlantic Highlands Branch.............732 291 1956

Colts Neck Branch ........................732 431 5656

Hazlet Township Branch................732 264 7164
Holmdel Branch ............................732 946 4118
Howell Branch ..............................732 938 2300
Marlboro Branch ..........................732 536 9406
Ocean Township Branch ...............732 531 5092
Wall Township Branch ..................732 449 8877
West Long Branch Library.............732 222 5993  

Allentown Branch hours remain the same in the  Summer......... 609 259 7565

    Location: All Branches
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpdesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents can get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They can also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Monday, July 4, 2016.

Your Library is always available to you through our website, and our Free app (find at www.monmouth.boopsie.com)

All free with your card; just visit  www.monmouthcountylib.org for:

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
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misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions July 4 and August 29

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No sessions August   30 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions July 4 and August 29

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No session August   30

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No sessions August 31

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions July 4, and August 29

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions July 4 and August 29

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No session August 31

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Traveling Student Art Exhibit

This exhibit showcases the drawings, paintings and photographs created by the very talented student artists who attend our classes at the Arts High School and Arts Middle School in Monmouth County.  On the last day of class, the teaching artists choose the 'best of the best' from the 2015/2016 school year to become part of the Traveling Student Art Exhibit.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

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_thread 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sewing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you a budding fashion designer, a maker, or just want to learn to sew? The Atlantic Highlands Library is hosting free sewing classes on Tuesdays in July! Bring your own materials (fabric, scissors) and sewing machine if you can. However, there will be a sewing machine provided for the class to use, too. This program is open to children ages 10-14. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Man Up (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong? Directed by Ben Palmer. Starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg

Comedy/Romance – 88 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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  -  4:15 PM Labyrinth of Lies (Labyrinth des Schweigens) (Germany) (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

Starring  Andre Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht

Upon learning that many former Nazis returned to their pre-war lives with no penalty, an ambitious German prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) vows to bring them to justice.

124 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie:42 (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

"It Happened in Brooklyn"

History was made in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier and signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African American MLB player.

Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford

128m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_hotairballoon 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! How Slow Can You Go? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Engineer a parachute that will be the last to land!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel the Beat with C-Bunny (Teen Hip-Hop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

 "Feel The Beat with C-Bunny!" C-Bunny has danced for Grammy award winning artist T- -Pain and appeared on CBS's Live to Dance and will share her inspiring story going of going after her dream. This local professional dancer, teacher and personal trainer is hard of hearing and has struggled with her disability all of her life. Come hear her story and learn easy Hip Hop dance moves from this amazing dancer. 

Wear comfortable clothing.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Labyrinth of Lies (Labyrinth des Schweigens) (Germany) (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

Starring  Andre Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht

Upon learning that many former Nazis returned to their pre-war lives with no penalty, an ambitious German prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) vows to bring them to justice.

124 minutes; (c) Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_trowel 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

The Colts Neck Library Community Garden has  a new series entitled, "Poetry in the Garden." The only limiting factor is your imagination! Write a poem, bring a favorite poem** , write a short story, bring a favorite short story, bring a photo and tell a story, act out your favorite poem....the possibilities are endless. Bottom line, share what your feel comfortable sharing and/or simply come to listen and enjoy the company. All ages are welcome and encouraged. We will meet at the garden every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM.  

If time permits and the heart is willing, we could all enjoy a short nature walk afterwards, maybe even a night hike with a fire at the end.  We can't have a real fire, but there are ways of creating a fire without a flame. You'll have to come to discover the secret.

**Poetry books can be found in Section 811 or J811 (childrens). Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dhan Goboori   732-822-1428   dhan.goboori@artofliving.org
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
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 Promise: A Novel
By Ann Weisgarber 

In this work of historical fiction, Catherine Wainwright flees Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of a terrible scandal and agrees to marry a recently widowed, childhood admirer on Galveston Island, Texas. Catherine’s sudden arrival comes as a great shock to the household. As relationships begin to be revealed, the most powerful hurricane in Texas history descends upon the island.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Goosebumps (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware. (103 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Touched with Fire (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Two bipolar patients meet in a psychiatric hospital and begin a romance that brings out all of the beauty and horror of their condition. Stars Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti. 106 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_fish_02 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Finding Nemo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Nemo is waiting for Dory to find her folks.  Make your own Nemo craft and hear a story about Nemo and Dory.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Zumba For Kids with Eryka Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Zumba For Kids with Eryka - Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, July 6 at 4:00 pm
Enjoy a Zumba kids dance party for fun and fitness with dance instructor Eryka Andrex! 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
anim_whale1 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Swimming with Sharks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

Sharks are at the shore and we are making necklaces out of their teeth. 

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Learning how to code empowers teens.  It also gives you tools to express yourself in cool ways.  Turn your creativity into an interactive reality.  Join this program to build your foundation in coding and computer programming.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Expose Your Own Photograms (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Photograms are photographic images created without a camera.  They get their magic from photo-sensitive paper when exposed to light.

Bring along objects that have interesting shapes and will look great in our "shadow art" project.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited! 

 Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
 
- Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
- Archived issues of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal 
- Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 
- Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports and Value Line
- Streaming video using IndieFlix
- Hundreds of OnLine Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
- E- and audio books with Library on the Go
- For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library) and Newsbank for National Newspapers and obituaries
- Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with West Law  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM The Choice (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Gabby is ready to settle down with her long- time boyfriend, but when she moves next door to Travis, a charming womanizer, the two end up on a romantic journey neither ever dreamed possible. Romance Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario, 1 hr. 50 min.

Lions Gate Films, Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: The Choice (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Ross Katz

Starring:  Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace, Teresa Palmer, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson, Benjamin Walker

Medical student, Gabby, moves next door to a charming womanizer named Travis, and they quickly develop feelings for each other that blossom into love.  Over the course of a decade their relationship faces ups and downs as they try to decide what they want out of life and what is truly important to them. 

110 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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: Zootopia (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

In a world of anthropomorphic animals, rookie rabbit police officer Judy Hopps is forced to work with Nick Wilde, a cynical con artist fox, to crack a major case involving conspiracies and mysterious disappearances.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Hello My Name Is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ocean Thursday Afternoon Movie

Sixty-something Doris attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John after attending a self-help seminar.  Watch Doris get swept up into John's social circle, all while straining the relationship with a long-time best friend. 

Starring: Sally Field, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Peter Gallagher, Tyne Daly

Comedy/ Drama—95 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
office_document_tack 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Paper Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Paper-Making Demo with Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey

Learn how to use pulp and other media to create handmade paper! 

Grades - 3-5

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, June 23.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 17 spaces available.
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages
Thursday, July 7 at 4:00 pm
Discover Hawaiian culture through song, dance and storytelling with Karen Emslie.

*Registration requested in-person, by phone or online http://bit.ly/1h5kioK
 

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

Have fun and make a clay masterpiece!

Registration begins Thursday, June 30 for children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
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rec_walking-hiker 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Geaocaching is a high tech blend of hide-and-seek, scavenger hunting, puzzle-solving and navigating.  It's also a great way to get outside and experience nature while having tons of fun with friends.  Come join us as we get acquainted with Geocaching.  Please bring an empty, clean soda bottle (any size; not water bottle).

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited! 

 Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   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
 
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
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rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Monmouth County Library Rocks! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x 7253   
   

Looking for an adventure??? Rock climbing is fun, exciting and challenging.  This is an excellent way to develop safety training, movement skills and competency in a new sport.  

Live, Laugh, and Climb.

We will be playing trivia while we wait turns for the Rock Wall.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free,but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

 

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

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio—changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe that the age of flight had begun, with the first powered machine carrying a pilot.

Orville and Wilbur Wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.

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
 
rec_walking-hiker 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hiking the Appalachian Trail: What It Takes to be a Long Distance Hiker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Have you thought about hiking the Appalachian Trail?  Join us for a  power point presentation describing the trail magic, people, places, equipment, skills and experiences of my 6 month, 2185 mile hike from Springer Mountain Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine.  Learn what it takes to be a long distance hiker out in all kinds of weather. 

Presented by Jerry Haimowitz, who described himself as an intermediate hiker when he decided to hike the full trail for the first time when he was 65.  Come be inspired by his story and beautiful pictures as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday July 8, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Coloring is the newest way to relax and release your creativity.

You can draw outside the lines and use a variety of mediums from crayons to pencils.

We’ll provide supplies; bring a beverage and don’t forget your creativity!

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_lightning 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM ZIKA-What You Need to Know Info/Q&A Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Community Health Information Session

Each day, the CDC and other world health agencies provide more information and updated guidance about the Zika Virus. The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division along with the County's Health Department are vigilantly following these developments and will continue to address and respond to Community Health Concerns.

Please join us for an information/QandA session with Monmouth County Health Dept. Epidemiologist Preethi Subramanya and Monmouth County Mosquito Control Acting Superintendent Victoria Thompson.  These experts will speak on and answer your questions on travel concerns, human disease, and personal relations. 

This Community Health Information Session will be repeated on Wednesday, July 13, 7pm at Library Headquarters and on Thursday, August 4, 7pm at Eastern Branch.

Please join us and bring your questions. Monmouth County Library Branches have information booklets available, and the Mosquito Control Division has an information display rotating throughout the Library branches. 

For the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Page, follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=4672

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Please note special July Friday dates! 

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers 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. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 July 9, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:35 AM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: Inside Out (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

As 11-year-old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. 95 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

No registration or tickets

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

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

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_laptop.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Learn to Code! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Grades 5-7 in September. *On line registration, with email, is required.

Program with Scratch, a free, online coding language, guided by Adithya Paramasivan of Project Spark. Join this worldwide creative learning community and design games, graphics or animation! No programming experience necessary.

Saturdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm (includes time for a break)

Please plan to attend all sessions. Bring your own laptop or request to use one from the library.  

There may be a limited number of laptops available, so please call the Children's Department at 732-431-7220 x 7226 after you register to reserve one, as early as possible.

Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 

*Registration is limited and begins June 30.  

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
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Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kids 4:15 AM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Dan the Science Man Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Get ready for a fun filled, magical. chemistry demos and hands on activities!

Registration begins Monday, June 27.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
anim_flyingbird 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

For babies ages 10-23 months and toddlers 2-3 1/2. Play and Sing your favorite nursery rhymes with Youth Stages' performer Emily Vorp. 

    Location: Howell
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Inside Out (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

As 11-year-old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness.  95 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Showalter

Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, 

Sixtysomething spinster Doris (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John's social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend (Tyne Daly). 
 
95 minutes; (c) Columbia 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_generic 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Tweens! - Mini Archery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades 4 and Up!

Join in the fun of crafting mini bow and arrows that really shoot, complete with a mini quiver of arrows.  

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_snow_02 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Downhill Racer Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make some downhill skiers and see them slalom down a slope!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, June 30

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Learning how to code empowers teens.  It also gives you tools to express yourself in cool ways.  Turn your creativity into an interactive reality.  Join this program to build your foundation in coding and computer programming.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email  to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby".  Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Michael Showalter

Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, 

Sixtysomething spinster Doris (Sally Field) attempts to woo her much younger co-worker John (Max Greenfield) after she attends a self-help seminar. To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into John's social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend (Tyne Daly). 
 
95 minutes; (c) Columbia 
    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
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rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, July 12, 11am; Headquarters
Tuesday, September 13 - 11 am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, October 11 - 11am; Headquarters

Tuesday, November 15 - 11am; Eastern Branch

Tuesday, December 13 - 11am; Headquarters

 

 

Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. Executive sessions may be held during each regular meeting.  Meetings are held at Eastern Branch Library, 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ and the Headquarters Library, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ unless noted.  Revisions to this schedule will be posted on the Monmouth County Library website.

 
    Location: All Branches
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Movie: Midnight Special (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In this cryptic sci-fi adventure, Roy rescues his son Alton from a religious cult in Texas, whose members worship the boy for his supernatural powers. Along with a state trooper, the pair go on a cross-country journey as they are hunted by federal agents, who believe Alton might be a threat to national security. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver.

Drama/Sci-Fi - 112 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Make a Jellyfish Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy stories and make your own jellyfish!

This program is for children ages 3 1/2- 5. Registration begins Tuesday, July 5

    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sewing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you a budding fashion designer, a maker, or just want to learn to sew? The Atlantic Highlands Library is hosting free sewing classes on Tuesdays in July! Bring your own materials (fabric, scissors) and sewing machine if you can. However, there will be a sewing machine provided for the class to use, too. This program is open to children ages 10-14. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Inside Out (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

As 11 - year old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. 95 minutes. Free Admission! No tickets are required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and Tyne Daly.

Comedy/Drama – 95 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie:Brooklyn (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

"It Happened in Brooklyn"

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950's Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local.  When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, and Domhnall Gleeson.

111m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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  -  4:15 PM Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) (Colombia) (2015) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Ciro Guerra

Starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. 

125 minutes; (c) Oscilloscope

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: The Great Pancake Race! 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: The Great Pancake Race!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_aerobics 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Monmouth County Library Rocks! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x 7253   
   

Looking for an adventure???  Rock climbing is fun, exciting and challenging.  This is an excellent way to develop safety training, movement skills and competency in a new sport.

Live, Laugh and Climb.

We will be playing Twister on the lawn as we wait turns for the Rock Wall.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Howell
       
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nat_summertime 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Art for Adults: Made in the Shade:Coloring/Shading/Painting with Pencils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Artist Julie Farel will introduce you to the newest way to channel your inner artist - with coloring pencils!  Easy to carry and set up, Pencil Art is perfect for where YOU are this summer!

Julie will teach how to bring drama to your creations with shading and blending.  Ms. Farel will help you complete an art piece of your own! You supply the creativity; Julie supplies the designs and materials. Class begins at 6pm sharp. 

While this popular class is free, pre-registration is limited and required. Registration will open on Monday, June 13, 2016; please register by clicking on the reservation box below, or calling HQ Reference Desk: 732 431 7220 x7222.  

While you are visiting, please be sure to enjoy Julie's art display in Library Headquarters. 

Check out Section  740  for Art: Drawing & Decorative Arts books during Summer Reading 2016!

Related topics in The Arts (Section 700): 

710 Landscaping & area planning                    720 Architecture              730 Sculpture, ceramics & metalwork        

 740 Drawing & decorative arts                       750 Painting                    760 Graphic arts

770 Photography & computer art                    780 Music                        790 Sports, games & entertainment

 
    Location: Headquarters
   
 
rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Energy Movements - The Art of Qigong (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   609 259 7565   
   

Qigong ("chee-gong") is an over five-thousand year-old Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person's vital energy.

Wear comfortable clothing as you experience the Art of Qigong.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  

Questions?  Please call Allentown Help Desk.

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: Midnight Special (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In this cryptic sci-fi adventure, Roy rescues his son Alton from a religious cult in Texas, whose members worship the boy for his supernatural powers. Along with a state trooper, the pair go on a cross-country journey as they are hunted by federal agents, who believe Alton might be a threat to national security. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Adam Driver.

Drama/Sci-Fi - 112 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente) (Colombia) (2015) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Ciro Guerra

Starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. 

125 minutes; (c) Oscilloscope

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Discussion on Native Americans Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Native American William Ball presents a discussion about the local Native Americans through time. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hogwarts In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   
Calling All WIZARDS!
(Girls ages 12-15)
Last month's wizards all agreed to come to our next meeting in full Potter dress/costume! If you will be coming for the first time, please feel free to dress up as well. We will be discussing our favorite line from the Harry Potter series, making a golden snitch necklace, howlers, learning about medicinal herbs as we plant our very own to grow in our garden and more!
 
~~Registration is required. Since we at "Hogwarts at the Garden" like to be prepared!~~
 
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.  
    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
office_document_tack 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Learn a New Job Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Thinking of a new career?  Looking to upgrade your present skills? Just entering the workforce?

The Monmouth County Vocational School District offers a quality adult education program to county residents at an affordable price.  We strive to serve the needs of community members and to help them to further their educational, employment and personal goals.

Join us for a presentation by Tom Devino, Monmouth County Apprenticeship Coordinator

    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:    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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Cinema (Denmark) Movie: In a Better World (2010) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of two Danish families: A doctor who commutes between his idyllic home in Demark and his job at an African refugee camp, and a young boy who defends the doctor’s son from bullying. When tragedy strikes, they must choose between revenge and forgiveness. Starring: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard   Drama 1 hr. 59 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert: An Afternoon Musical Interlude Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Anomalisa (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. Stars David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan. 90 minutes.

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Inside Out (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

As 11 year old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness (95 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! The Twelve Dancing Princesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! The Twelve Dancing Princesses - Ages 6 to 8
Wednesday, July 13 at 4:00 pm
Enjoy an interactive drama workshop with dancing and lots of laughter as the classic fairy tale comes alive with Youth Stages of Princeton.  Limited to 15 participants.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Swimming Pool Collage Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Barbara Frieberg, teacher and artist, will conduct a class on collage-making,  Students will create a poolside scene using various materials.

Grades 3-5

Registration requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_generic 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Sporty Sand Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For All Ages!

Join the fun of sand art at Ocean Township Library!  We will read a story then, make your own sand creation with a sports theme.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_owl 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Live Animals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Live Animals for Grades 2 and Up. Hunters of the Sky presented by Woodford Cedar Run.

    Location: Howell
        There are 47 spaces available.
 
elect_computer2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Learning how to code empowers teens.  It also gives you tools to express yourself in cool ways.  Turn your creativity into an interactive reality.  Join this program to build your foundation in coding and computer programming.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby".  Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County HelpDesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents may get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They may also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_lightning 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ZIKA-What You Need to Know Info/Q&A Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Community Health Information Session

Each day, the CDC and other world health agencies provide more information and updated guidance about the Zika Virus. The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division along with the County's Health Department are vigilantly following these developments and will continue to address and respond to Community Health Concerns.

Please join us for an information/QandA session with Monmouth County Health Dept. Epidemiologist Preethi Subramanya and Monmouth County Mosquito Control Acting Superintendent Victoria Thompson.  These experts will speak on and answer your questions on travel concerns, human disease, and personal relations. 

This Community Health Information Session will be repeated on Thursday, August 4, 7pm at Eastern Branch.

Please join us and bring your questions. Monmouth County Library Branches have information booklets available, and the Mosquito Control Division has an information display rotating throughout the Library branches. 

For the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Page, follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=4672

 

 

    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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_clouds 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! 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

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Energy Hog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Meet the evil villian who steals Energy!

Presented by New Jersey Natural Gas.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Misconduct (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Shintaro Shimosawa

Starring:  Josh Duhamel, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Malin Akerman, Julia Stiles, Alice Eve

A lawyer attempts to bring an unethical pharmaceutical executive to justice for manipulating drug trials, but his case is soon undermined when he is targeted by a blackmail scheme involving an extramarital affair.

106 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:25 PM 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

13 Hours depicts the true story of the attack on the United States embassy outpost in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, which killed four Americans including U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens.  Based on the non-fiction 2014 book by Mitchell Zuckoff Starring: John Krasinski Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale   2 hrs. 24 min.  Action, Drama

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_sailboat.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Sailboats Rocking in the Water - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, June 30.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
food_cupcake.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Tweens! Life’s a Beach Cupcake Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Cupcake Decorating with Le Petit Chef, Antonelle Di Lascia. Registration required beginning Monday, June 27. Space is limited!

Program for those in or going into Grades 3 - 6.

Register by phone or in person.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: Inside Out (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

As 11-year-old Riley prepares to navigate a new city and attend a new school, her emotional headquarters becomes a hotbed of activity between Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Joy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ocean Thursday Afternoon Movie

Story of the title character and a family across four generations, centering on a young woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence, and the lessons learned from love pave the way in this all too-human comedy. 

Staring:  Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini.

Biography/ Comedy/ Drama—124 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_teddybear_reading 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Meet Author Erin O'Brien Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Join us for storytime with a special guest! Meet local author, Erin O'Brien as she shares her heartwarming children's book about a family adventure on the ski slopes. This event is recommended for children ages 4 and up. No registration required. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Make- and- Take Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy drawing and painting with teacher, Anne Ahne! Please bring an old T-shirt to protect your clothing.

Registration begins Thursday, June 30 for children Grades 3-6.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! The Twelve Dancing Princesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! The Twelve Dancing Princesses - Ages 6 to 8
Thursday, July 14 at 4:00 pm
Enjoy an interactive drama workshop with dancing and lots of laughter as the classic fairy tale comes alive with Youth Stages of Princeton.  Limited to 15 participants.

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
trans_mayflower 4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Draw an ocean scene including a boat of your own design, based on boats used in the Olympic Games!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
       
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rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Energy Movements - The Art of Qigong (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Qigong ("chee-gong") is an over five-thousand year-old Chinese health method that combines slow graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing to increase and balance a person's vital energy.

Wear comfortable clothing as you experience the Art of Qigong.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
ent_stage1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Twelfth Night presented by The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night will be performed live by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble, featuring young actors from across the US. 

Written in 1601 or 1602, Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies.  Shipwrecked on an island far from home, Viola disguises herself as a man and seeks employ in the home of a powerful and love-struck Duke.  Mistaken identities, misplaced love and music make this play perfect for a fun summer evening.

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is New Jersey's only professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks.  Next Stage Ensemble, was created to foster the work of early career actors and to train them in ensemble-based performance techniques. Participants work with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey resident directors and guest directors on a fully developed production of an abridged classic play. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands Help Desk   732 291 1956   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby".  Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Please drop in or call Atlantic Highlands' Help Desk to Register 732 291 1956

 Registration is Open! 

Questions?  Please call Atlantic Highlands Help Desk

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_walking-hiker 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Geaocaching is a high tech blend of hide-and-seek, scavenger hunting, puzzle-solving and navigating.  It's also a great way to get outside and experience nature while having tons of fun with friends.  Come join us as we get acquainted with Geocaching.  

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_bingo 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet new players or bring your team to play some favorite classic board games.

Bring your favorite game or try a new one from the library’s collection.

Parents please plan to stay and play if your kids are under 14 years old.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Vase & Flower Drawing Art Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join artist Barbara Freiberg and create your very own vase and flower drawing based on Henri Matisse's style. As a participant you will learn about Matisse the artist, his pieces of work, how to use lines, shapes and angles to help complete you very own drawing. Regular pencils & watercolor pencils will be used and all supplies will be provided.

Ms. Freiberg has been creating and teaching art classes for several years.  She enjoys drawing, painting and collage making.  She is very  interested in helping others learn to become more creative and improve their drawing skills. Barbara has a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Binghamton, New Jersey and Florida Art Teaching Certificate for grades K-12, several years experience teaching art classes at libraries for children, teens and adults, as well as experience teaching art in public and private schools.

This class is for those aged 18 and above.  

Registration is required and limited to 15 guests! ~~Register in-person, by phone, or online (just click "register" below)  beginning June 14th~~~

There will be a waiting list and we will work from that in the event someone can not attend. Calls will be made the day before & day of to confirm your attendance: if we do not hear from you, we will move on to the next registered patron. Please arrive promptly so class may start on time. Time will be allotted for further assistance and/or questions you may have for the artist.

If you should have any questions,  please feel free to call the Branch Manager at 732-431-5656.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are 13 spaces available.
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Coloring is the newest way to relax and release your creativity.

You can draw outside the lines and use a variety of mediums from crayons to pencils.

We’ll provide supplies; bring a beverage and don’t forget your creativity!

    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
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. 89 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

No registration or tickets

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

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

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Let's Talk Tiny . . . Tiny Houses, That Is. Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. The much televised Tiny House and Tiny Living architectural and social movement  advocates living simply in small homes. 

Sharon Hurley and Leanne Stephens from Building a Tiny Life will present a pictorial overview of the Tiny House movement and give practical action steps to simplify your life in order to build the life of your dreams. 

 

 
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday July 18, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Chess Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Christopher Wu and Kevin Lu of P.A.W.N.S. (Practice, Achievement, WInning, and the Next Step) for a free, week long summer chess camp for all ages 7+. No chess experience is required. Staff will ask chess knowledge upon sign-up. 

Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. 

Class times are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 18, 20, and 22 - 1-4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21 - 9 am - 12 pm

 

    Location: Hazlet
   
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When hotel owner, Dracula, worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp.  89 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Build it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination, work in teams or with a friend, and create a bridge!

Registration begins Monday, July 11 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Flea Circus and Trapeze Star Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Spot the performing fleas and create a trapeze artist! 

Grade in September - 1 and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tweens: Papermaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Children entering grades 3-5.

Registration is necessary.

Debbie Hadley from WILD Jersey will present a hands-on program on how to make handmade paper from pulp.

Please note.  This program will be held at the Holmdel Seniors Center. 6 crawfords corner Road, Holmdel.

 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trophy 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Library 'Lympics! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

CALLING ALL COMPETITORS!

Do you have what it takes to be a Library ‘Lympian? Prove your prowess in various events that will test your mental & physical conditioning. See you in the Winners’ Circle!

Fun for the whole family!

Registration is required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Expose Your Own Photograms (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Photograms are photographic images created without a camera.  They get their magic from photo-sensitive paper when exposed to light.

Bring along objects that have interesting shapes and will look great in our "shadow art" project.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Marlboro
   
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_piano 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Piano Recital Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Lydia Paluk and her students will perform piano music from classical, movie scores, and gaming music.  Come and listen as the students present this opportunity to add music to other's lives.

 

    Location: Wall Township
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Tuesday July 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Chess Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Christopher Wu and Kevin Lu of P.A.W.N.S. (Practice, Achievement, WInning, and the Next Step) for a free, week long summer chess camp for all ages 7+. No chess experience is required. Staff will ask chess knowledge upon sign-up. 

Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. 

Class times are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 18, 20, and 22 - 1-4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21 - 9 am - 12 pm

 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class: to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person.  With deadlines looming Joe meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran -- and a convicted murderer.  As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict.  Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction.  But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" by Harlan Ellison

"The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" is the story of a woman brutally murdered in a courtyard while residents watched, not one responding to her cries for help, not even calling the police.  The story concerns the aftermath and the decision the young woman protagonist, one of the watchers, makes at the end of the story.

Time change is only for July !!!Feel free to along a bag lunch.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Pineapples in Paradise 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
 
misc_kidsreading 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Storytime with Author Beth Ferry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to Beth Ferry read her latest book, Land Shark, answer questions, and make a craft!

Space is limited. Registration begins Tuesday, July 5 for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sewing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you a budding fashion designer, a maker, or just want to learn to sew? The Atlantic Highlands Library is hosting free sewing classes on Tuesdays in July! Bring your own materials (fabric, scissors) and sewing machine if you can. However, there will be a sewing machine provided for the class to use, too. This program is open to children ages 10-14. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. 89 minutes. Free admission! No tickets required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Theeb (Jordan) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

Starring Jacir Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweihiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

100 minutes; (c) Film Movement

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Hail, Caesar! (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix is pressed into action when a superstar actor Baird Whitlock is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. Mannix races to quietly collect the ransom money without gossip columnists catching wind of the scandal. Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, and Tilda Swinton.

Comedy/Mystery – 106 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie:Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

"It Happened in Brooklyn"

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Starring Cary Grand and Raymond Massey.

118m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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_generic 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Play Ball! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get your game on with tabletop versions of your favorite sports!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel The Beat with C-Bunny! (Teen Hip-Hop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

"Feel The Beat with C-Bunny!" C-Bunny has danced for Grammy award winning artist T- -Pain and appeared on CBS's Live to Dance and will share her inspiring story going of going after her dream. This local professional dancer, teacher and personal trainer is hard of hearing and has struggled with her disability all of her life. Come hear her story and learn easy Hip Hop dance moves from this amazing dancer.

Wear comfortable clothing

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Theeb (Jordan) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

Starring Jacir Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweihiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

100 minutes; (c) Film Movement

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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anim_dog_scottie 4:00 AM  -  4:25 PM Kids! Read to Misty and Peaches, our Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to our therapy dogs.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and up.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:20 PM Vintage Series: Movie:Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536 9406   
   

In this musical comedy spoof of the roaring twenties, young Millie (Julie Andrews) plans to find a job as a stenographer and marry a wealthy employer. Although she is fond of penniless paper-clip salesman Jimmy (James Fox), she's determined to marry company man Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), who loves Millie's roommate Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore). As all four try to find love, the girls’ evil landlady Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) schemes to sell the orphaned Dorothy into white slavery. 2hrs. 18min.

Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_chess_knight 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Chess Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Christopher Wu and Kevin Lu of P.A.W.N.S. (Practice, Achievement, WInning, and the Next Step) for a free, week long summer chess camp for all ages 7+. No chess experience is required. Staff will ask chess knowledge upon sign-up. 

Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. 

Class times are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 18, 20, and 22 - 1-4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21 - 9 am - 12 pm

 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class: to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person.  With deadlines looming Joe meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran -- and a convicted murderer.  As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict.  Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction.  But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn’t showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a “monster-in-trianing” boot camp. (89 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Eddie The Eagle (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Inspired by true events, this is a feel good story about Michael Eddie Edwards an unlikely but courageous British ski jumper who never stopped believing in himself even as an entire nation was counting him out. Starring Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Taron Egerton. 106 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM International Film: Coming Home (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.  Directed by Zhang Yimou.  Starring Gong Li, Chen Daoming, and Huiwen Zhang.

Run Time 109 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

As an American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Stars John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale. 144 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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7.
 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Snacks in the Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Snacks in the Stacks – Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00 pm 
Learn about healthy snacks with Jason Arellano of the Pivotal Plate.  Each child will decorate their own sports cupcake with homemade icing and make nutritious granola nuggets.  Limited to 12 participants.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
ent_magic 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! It's Magic! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Friends of the Ocean Township Library Present:

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! It's Magic!

Featuring: Magician Bob Conrad

Join us for a sports-filled magic show all about books, racing, and the Olympics.  Please visit the library for free tickets starting July 1.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 7.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog1 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any wellness or fitness book to Styx, our smooth collie, who loves children and books.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM International Film: Coming Home (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.  Directed by Zhang Yimou.  Starring Gong Li, Chen Daoming, and Huiwen Zhang.

Run Time 109 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class: to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person.  With deadlines looming Joe meets Carl Iverson, a dying Vietnam veteran -- and a convicted murderer.  As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict.  Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction.  But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_anime_naruto.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Road Cycling for Beginners: Roll Past the Bumps in the Road Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Road Cycling for Beginners: Roll Past the Bumps in the Road with JSTS

If you are interested in cycling, but not sure how to begin, this class is for you. Members of the Jersey Shore Touring Society will be here to introduce you to a touring bike, a helmet, rules of the road, gear and maps you may need to begin your personal journey.

 
The Jersey Shore Touring Society (JSTS) is a  local non-profit bicycling club, welcoming new members to join their social bicycling club. JSTS focus is on group rides, rather than competitive bicycling.  Club members can answer any question you may have so that you can get rolling! 
 
    Location: Headquarters
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Chess Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Christopher Wu and Kevin Lu of P.A.W.N.S. (Practice, Achievement, WInning, and the Next Step) for a free, week long summer chess camp for all ages 7+. No chess experience is required. Staff will ask chess knowledge upon sign-up. 

Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. 

Class times are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 18, 20, and 22 - 1-4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21 - 9 am - 12 pm

 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
rec_bicycle.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Bicycle Safety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Safety tips for you and your bicycle from the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Moloka'i Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman.  Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i.  This story is a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: The Distant Marvels by Chantal Acevedo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7225   
   

The story of a lifetime told in the eye of a hurricane.

Maria Sirena tells stories. She does it for money—she was a favorite in the cigar factory where she worked as a lettora—and for love, spinning gossamer tales out of her own past for the benefit of friends and family. But now, like a modern-day Scheherazade, she will be asked to tell a story so that eight women can keep both hope and themselves alive.

Cuba, 1963. Hurricane Flora, one of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history, is bearing down on the island. Seven women have been evacuated from their homes and herded into the former governor’s mansion, where they are watched over by another woman, a young soldier of Castro’s new Cuba named Ofelia. 

The Distant Marvels is a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of the struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness smf finally, a life-affirming novel about love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: Hail Caesar (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

732-938-2300

Directed by:  Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Starring:  Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlet Johansson, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum

A slick Hollywood fixer is pressed into action when a superstar actor is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group.  The fixer races to quietly collect the ransom money without the columnists catching wind of the scandal.

105 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Race (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The story of legendary African American athlete Jesse Owens, and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, leading up to his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Biography, Drama, Sport Starring: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons 2 hrs. 14 min.

Focus Features 

    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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

When hotel owner Dracula worries that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson Dennis isn't showing signs of being a vampire, he puts him through a "monster-in-training" boot camp.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Hail Caesar (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ocean Thursday Afternoon Movie

When superstar actor Baid Whitlock is kidnapped and held for ransom, slick holywood fixer is pressed to fix the problem without gossip columnist twins, Thessaly and Thora Thacker (a dual role for Swinton), catching wind of the scandal.  Come enjoy this Coen Brother's comedy set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Staring:  Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand

Comedy—105 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
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lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club:Euphoria by Lily King Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Inspired by events in the life of revoluntionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, this is the story of three young, gifted anthropologists of the 1930's caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Snacks in the Stacks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Snacks in the Stacks – Ages 5 and up
Thursday, July 21 at 4:00 pm 


Learn about healthy snacks with Jason Arellano of the Pivotal Plate. 

Each child will decorate their own sports cupcake with homemade icing

and make nutritious granola nuggets.  Limited to 12 participants.
 

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Snacks in the Stacks – Ages 5 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Snacks in the Stacks – Ages 5 and up
Thursday, July 21 at 4:00 pm 
Learn about healthy snacks with Jason Arellano of the Pivotal Plate.  Each child will decorate their own sports cupcake with homemade icing and make nutritious granola nuggets.  Limited to 12 participants.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
nat_flower01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Flower Pressing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make a flower press with Debbie Hadley from Wild Jersey!

Registration begins Thursday, July 7  for children Grades 3 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
rec_walking-hiker 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Geaocaching is a high tech blend of hide-and-seek, scavenger hunting, puzzle-solving and navigating.  It's also a great way to get outside and experience nature while having tons of fun with friends.  Come join us as we get acquainted with Geocaching.  

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   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
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & Discussion Series.  

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
misc_bingo 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meet new players or bring your team to play some favorite classic board games.

Bring your favorite game or try a new one from the library’s collection.

Parents please plan to stay and play if your kids are under 14 years old.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Color Manga Madness, Go! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

This hour and a half crash course teaches the fundamentals of coloring a manga character.  Artist, Mina, teaches students coloting techniques used by manga and anime artists in Japan.  Color Manga Madness GO!

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Marlboro
   
 
misc_garage_sale_sign.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Keep This, Toss That! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

How to sort through your home without getting overwhelmed!

Join professional organizer Jamie Novak for a humorous look at the common challenges to paring down. If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children’s toys and closets of clutter, this program is for you!

Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with steps to downsize or clear out with ease.

Perfect for savers and sentimentalists!

Jamie is the author of five best sellers, including Keep This, Toss That. She has been seen on HGTV and QVC and most recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living.

If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss, where to share or sell it, and how to let go, this workshop is for you!

This program is made possible by the Friends of the Howell Library.

    Location: Howell
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Friday July 22, 2016 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Please note special July Fridays!

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers 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. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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_chess_knight 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Chess Camp Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Christopher Wu and Kevin Lu of P.A.W.N.S. (Practice, Achievement, WInning, and the Next Step) for a free, week long summer chess camp for all ages 7+. No chess experience is required. Staff will ask chess knowledge upon sign-up. 

Registration is required and space is limited, so please sign up ASAP. 

Class times are as follows:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, July 18, 20, and 22 - 1-4 pm

Tuesday and Thursday, July 19 and 21 - 9 am - 12 pm

 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Hollywood's Elite with John Ench Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

How much do you know about movies?  Exercise your mind and learn more with John Ench. John will show stills from the films and short clips from the movies that won awards for their performers.  Who was nominated the most? Who won in more than one category?

Join us for a lively fun afternoon talking about the movies and the stars that won the most Academy Awards.

John Ench is a Rutgers graduate who spent over 40 years in Wall St mostly in the Information Technology Sector. He now spends much his time developing and presenting programs that deal with the entertainment business; with an emphasis on nostalgia. John is on the faculty of OLLI-RU (Rutgers Life Long Learning Experience. He presents his programs at OLLI-RU and at Libraries and Senior Centers.

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday July 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. 88 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

No registration or tickets

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

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

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_usflag 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Mobile County Connection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Need a passport? County ID? Information about Wills and Probate?  Notary Service?

Come to the library on July 25th!  Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden will be coming to the library to provide a wide variety of services and information for the public about what is available to them in county government.  Staff will be on site with the mobile command vehicle.  

The Mobile County Connection will feature the following services:

Veterans' and County IDs, Passport Applications and Renewals, Passport Photos, Free Notary Services, Election/Voter Information (County Clerk's Office)

Information about Probate and Wills, Information about Adoptions (Surrogate's Office)

Youth Identification Cards, Ident-Adult Identification Cards, Safe Cargo/Child Seat Safety (Sheriff's Office)

They will also provide additional information regarding Monmouth County government services, and look forward to meeting you and bringing the Mobile County Connection to the community.    

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Passport Services Requirements:

If you are coming for Passport Service, please be sure to bring the following:

1- Social Security Number

2- Proof of Citizenship (1 of the following): Certified U.S. Birth Certificate with both parent's names and raised seal; Naturalization papers; U.S. Passport (child age 15 adn under must have birth certificate even if they have an expired passport)

3- Identification: Driver's License if from NJ (18 and over); or Out of State Driver's License (with second form of ID); or Military ID; or State issued non-driver ID (with second form of ID).                                            Second form of ID can be: social security card, health insurance card, employment ID, school ID.  

   Children age 15 and under must have both parents present when applying, and birth certificate.  Both parents need valid ID. 

   Children age 16 & 17 must have one parent with valid ID present when applying.

4- Fees 

 Passport Fees: Check or Money Order only

 Routine Processing - (6 weeks)  $110 (ages 16 and over);  $80 (ages 15 and under)

 Expedited Processing - (4 weeks) $60 additional; (3 weeks) $74.85 additional

 Processing Fees: Cash or Money Order only.  $25 per application; $10 for photo

 

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle, Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

88 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Movie: Hail, Caesar! (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio

Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group.  Mannix races to quietly collect the ransom money without gossip columnists Thessaly and Thor Thacker (Tilda Swinton in a dual role) catching wind of the scandal.  This all-star comedy is set in Hollywood's golden age.  
 
106 minutes; (c) Universal 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_trophy 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Miniature Trophy Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

You are the winner!  Design a special trophy.

Grade in September - 1 and up.

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 14

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
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elect_computer2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Learning how to code empowers teens.  It also gives you tools to express yourself in cool ways.  Turn your creativity into an interactive reality.  Join this program to build your foundation in coding and computer programming.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Hail, Caesar! (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio

Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group.  Mannix races to quietly collect the ransom money without gossip columnists Thessaly and Thor Thacker (Tilda Swinton in a dual role) catching wind of the scandal.  This all-star comedy is set in Hollywood's golden age.  
 
106 minutes; (c) Universal 
    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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Design a super- star medal! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read stories and design a super- star medal!

This program is for children ages 31/2-5. Registration begins Tuesday, July 19.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sewing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you a budding fashion designer, a maker, or just want to learn to sew? The Atlantic Highlands Library is hosting free sewing classes on Tuesdays in July! Bring your own materials (fabric, scissors) and sewing machine if you can. However, there will be a sewing machine provided for the class to use, too. This program is open to children ages 10-14. Registration is required by visiting or calling the library at (732) 291-1956. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pat, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. 88 Minutes.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2015) (PG-13)

A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.  Directed by Kirk Jones.  Starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett.
Comedy/Romance – 94 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Mustang (France) (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by  Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Starring  Günes SensoyDoga Zeynep DogusluTugba Sunguroglu,  Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

97 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Moonstruck (1987) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

"It Happened in Brooklyn"

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she has agreed to marry.

Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.

102m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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_aerobics 4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids! with Youth Stages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get moving, make noise, have fun! This Youth Stages workshop will introduce you to the movement, sounds, and poses of yoga in exciting & creative ways.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
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rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel The Beat with C-Bunny! (Teen Hip-Hop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

C-Bunny has danced for Grammy award winning artist T- -Pain and appeared on CBS's Live to Dance and will share her inspiring story going of going after her dream. This local professional dancer, teacher and personal trainer is hard of hearing and has struggled with her disability all of her life. Come hear her story and learn easy Hip Hop dance moves from this amazing dancer. 

Wear comfortable clothing.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tinkering - Create A Wooden Maze (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Love to build, craft and create?  With the use of hammer, nails, tapes and bands you are on your way to creating your own unique marble maze.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Marlboro
   
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Mustang (France) (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by  Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Starring  Günes SensoyDoga Zeynep DogusluTugba Sunguroglu,  Elit Iscan, Ilayda Akdogan

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

97 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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 July 27, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Looking Glass" by Anton Chekov – Does a mirror reveal a young woman’s future or her worst fears?

Published 1885

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. (88 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Race (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree. 134 minutes. 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Grades K and up.

Registration requested.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages
Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 pm
Discover Hawaiian culture through song, dance and storytelling with Karen Emslie.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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rec_baseballglove 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Hats on for Baseball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

Make your own, Ball Cap.  Choose your color, then decorate a hat that matches your favorite team.  

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Expose Your Own Photograms (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Photograms are photographic images created without a camera.  They get their magic from photo-sensitive paper when exposed to light.

Bring along objects that have interesting shapes and will look great in our "shadow art" project.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Howell
       
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping Safe on Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University and 36 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

Please register below or call the library at 732-264-7164.

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss End of Your Life Book Club  by Will Schwalbe

The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog – Grades K and up
Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 pm
Exercise your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
 

    Location: Allentown
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This program has been moved to Friday, July 29 from 1:-00-3:00pm

State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this sequel to the 2002 hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger Greek wedding. Comedy, Romance Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, John Stamos. 1 hr. 35 min.

Universal Pictures 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: London Has Fallen (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Babak Najafi

Starring:  Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett

In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as a number of politicians gather for the funeral of the British prime minister.  A secret service agent, the U. S. president and an MI-6 operative, must work together to stop the terrorists from assassinating the world's leaders and destroying the city's landmarks.

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Butterfly Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about beautiful butterflies and paint your own butterfly T-shirt! Please bring a clean T-shirt with you to paint.

Registration begins Thursday, July 14 for children ages 5 and up

    The registration period has not begun.
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Tweens! Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Cool science program from Wondergy, where we learn about liquid nitrogen and use to make ice cream!

Free ticket required. Tickets will be available from July 13-27. Space is limited!  

Program for those in or going into Grades 3 - 6.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon a heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM The Lady in the Van (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ocean Thursday Afternoon Movie

A man forms a completely unexpected relationship with the eccentric homeless woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Staring:  Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent

Biography, Comedy, Drama—104 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Butterfly Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about beautiful butterflies and paint your own butterfly T-shirt! PLease bring a clean T-shirt with you to paint.

Registration begins Thursday July 14 for children Grades 3 and up.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has not begun.
 
elect_computer2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Learning how to code empowers teens.  It also gives you tools to express yourself in cool ways.  Turn your creativity into an interactive reality.  Join this program to build your foundation in coding and computer programming.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_dance1 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Feel The Beat with C-Bunny (Teen Hip-Hop) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

 "Feel The Beat with C-Bunny!" C-Bunny has danced for Grammy award winning artist T- -Pain and appeared on CBS's Live to Dance and will share her inspiring story going of going after her dream. This local professional dancer, teacher and personal trainer is hard of hearing and has struggled with her disability all of her life. Come hear her story and learn easy Hip Hop dance moves from this amazing dancer. 

Wear comfortable clothing.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
rec_walking-hiker 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Geaocaching is a high tech blend of hide-and-seek, scavenger hunting, puzzle-solving and navigating.  It's also a great way to get outside and experience nature while having tons of fun with friends.  Come join us as we get acquainted with Geocaching.  

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. 

All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will receive a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

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

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mind & Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as you Exercise Your Mind during this session presented by members from the Art of Living Foundation USA. This workshop will introduce to you powerful techniques that increase your well being through: reduced stress, increased health & well-being, more ease and joy in personal relationships, improved self esteem, greater creativity and clarity of mind.

Operating in 152 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The AOLF community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life backgrounds and religious orientations.

Registration is not required for this program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Top Ten Landscape Mistakes to Avoid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us for this new Master Gardeners program!

Learn about the most common landscape design mistakes in home landscapes. Many of these mistakes are easily corrected; others can simply by avoided by doing your homework before purchasing and planting your shrubs and trees. This program contains dozens of photographs to provide examples of the pitfalls to avoid in home landscapes.

Tinton Falls resident Debbie LaGattuta retired from corporate life in 2014 after 36 years working in the computer software industry. After retiring, she attended a horticultural training course at Brookdale Community College, followed by classes in the Monmouth County Master Gardener program, graduating in November 2015. She has been a home gardener for more than 25 years, with expertise in perennial and annual flowers. She and her husband have two rescue dogs -- Shariff, a Great Pyrenees mix, and Callie, a retired racing Greyhound.

    Location: Howell
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   


State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.
 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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 July 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! USA Karate and Fitness Jackson For Ages 4-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

On Your Mark Get Set...Read.

Martial Arts with board breaking. Registration required. Ages 4-6 10:00-10:30

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:35 AM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

No registration or tickets

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

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

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! USA Karate and Fitness Jackson For Ages 7-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Martial Arts with board breaking For Ages 7-9. Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
       
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

NO fees, NO registration, NO card needed! Call  for information. Caregivers need to be in attendance. 

Check out our other programs, which are free, although we may request registration, in order to have ample materials for attendees! 

Headquarters/Manalapan/Preschool:  732 431-7220 x7226 Please choose One Session Per Week.

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no session August 29

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 30

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am, no session August 29

Tuesdays, 11:40am., no session August 30 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 31

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:

Mondays, 11:00am, no session August 29 

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Monday, 1:30pm, no session August 29

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no session August 31

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving.

94 minutes

Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_soccer 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Tweens! - Soccer Ball Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades 4 and Up!

Coloring is crazy popular right now, so join us as we color, soccer balls.  Don't miss out on the fun.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! 3-D Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination and create using assorted 3-D shapes!

Registration required beginning Monday, July 25 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Pennants - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Yaaay Team!  Construct a pennant for your dream team.

Grade in September - 1 and up.

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Color Yourself Happy! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Get into the latest phenomenon that people of all ages are doing: Coloring!!!  This new fad is so widespread and catchy that now coloring is considered a "hobby." Put down your gadgets, turn off the TV, and unleash your inner creativity as you dive into the world of coloring.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will recieve a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
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
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Take steps toward vibrant health and freeing your mind from everyday stress.  Learn about breath, vibration, concentration, and movement in this relaxing and uplifting class.
 
Steven Russell, Becoming Sound Yoga, is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, has studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, and has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years.  He welcomes from beginner to experienced yogis.If you are questioning whether you are ready for Yoga, Steven offers a video to help you make your decision. http://youtu.be/COnkHsCvLHA

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1

    Location: Headquarters
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Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core ? and force her to make an impossible choice.

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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival:The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Ario learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes. Free Admission! No tickets required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Barefoot in the Park (G) (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

Based on Neil Simon's hit Broadway Play, the movie follows the lives of newlyweds Paul, a conservative young lawyer and Corie, an effervescent free spirit adjusting to married life in a Greenwich Village apartment.

Starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

104m.

 

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Cartooning and Clay Animation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Cartooning and Clay Animation by Doodle Dude Art Kaney

Don’t miss this entertaining, interactive art and illustration workshop!

Grades: 3-5

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_bingo 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Olympic Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Will you walk away with the gold medal?

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_trowel 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   

The Colts Neck Library Community Garden has  a new series entitled, "Poetry in the Garden." The only limiting factor is your imagination! Write a poem, bring a favorite poem** , write a short story, bring a favorite short story, bring a photo and tell a story, act out your favorite poem....the possibilities are endless. Bottom line, share what your feel comfortable sharing and/or simply come to listen and enjoy the company. All ages are welcome and encouraged. We will meet at the garden every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM.  

If time permits and the heart is willing, we could all enjoy a short nature walk afterwards, maybe even a night hike with a fire at the end.  We can't have a real fire, but there are ways of creating a fire without a flame. You'll have to come to discover the secret.

**Poetry books can be found in Section 811 or J811 (childrens). Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga, Breathing and Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dhan Goboori   732-822-1428   dhan.goboori@artofliving.org
   

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

In this session you will:  experience gentle yoga, learn about different sources of energy and the tendencies of our mind; learn some simple yet powerful breathing techniques; experience a guided meditation; and learn about the Art of Living "Happiness Program."  No yoga mat or equipment is needed.  

Space is limited. Please register online or call 1-866-941-8188 to reserve a space.    

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Hopscotch Moving and Groovin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Keeping Fit with Hopscotch, Join the dressed up character Hopscotch and the Pawsitive Action Team for a fun health and fitness activity.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. (94 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Hello My Name is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. Stars Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs. 95 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz – Ages 4 and up
Wednesday, August 3 at 4:00 pm
Get fit with Carlos L. Des Jardin of West Long Branch Martial Arts!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!The Lizard Guys Summer Reading Club Completion Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Lizard Guys will bring live reptiles and show you how these animals have their own mini summer Olympics!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_baseballglove 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Soccer Field Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

Create a soccer field that you can play on in the house.  This craft has some extra kick with a surprise for your field.  

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_camera 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Expose Your Own Photograms (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

Photograms are photographic images created without a camera.  They get their magic from photo-sensitive paper when exposed to light.

Bring along objects that have interesting shapes and will look great in our "shadow art" project.

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up.

All Teen Summer programs are free,but space is limited!  

Registration - with an email address -  is REQUIRED!  Please click "Register" tab below.  

Registered participants will recieve a confirming email prior to each event. 

Questions?  Please call Teen Programming Office - 732-431-7220 x7253

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages
Thursday, August 4 at 4:00 pm 
Be creative and make a craft project that promotes healthy habits in a fun way.

 

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Zootopia (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Byron Howard and Rich Moore

Starring:  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J. K. Simmions, Kristen Bell, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, TommyChong

In this Disney animated film, a city is inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized co-existence.  But an uptight police officer is forced to work with a charismatic fox con artist to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

108 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_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children under 5 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
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rec_aerobics 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Presented by Monmouth County 4-H Youth Development

Be noisy! Be silly! Be active! Have fun with breathing, poses, and relaxation. Dress comfortably.

K and up

Call, stop in or register on-line, beginning Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Color it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for a fun filled, unstructured art session!

No registration required for all ages.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   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
 
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
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_lightning 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM ZIKA-What You Need to Know Info/Q&A Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

A Community Health Information Session

Each day, the CDC and other world health agencies provide more information and updated guidance about the Zika Virus. The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division along with the County's Health Department are vigilantly following these developments and will continue to address and respond to Community Health Concerns.

Please join us for an information/QandA session with Monmouth County Health Dept. Epidemiologist Preethi Subramanya and Monmouth County Mosquito Control Acting Superintendent Victoria Thompson.  These experts will speak on and answer your questions on travel concerns, human disease, and personal relations. 

Please join us and bring your questions. Monmouth County Library Branches have information booklets available, and the Mosquito Control Division has an information display rotating throughout the Library branches. 

For the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Page, follow this link: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/page.aspx?ID=4672

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core ? and force her to make an impossible choice.

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
Friday August 5, 2016 -  Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF On Exhibit: MonCty Senior Art Show Sponsored by Mon.County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 5, 2016 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 August 6, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_trowel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpdesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents can get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They can also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Build your own LEGO design!

Registration begins Monday, August 1 for children ages 4 and up.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Olympic Torch Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Lead the Olympic parade holding your own torch!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 28.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Children- On Your Mark, Get Set..READ Music Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-786-1466   
   

Summer Reading Club members grades Prek-4

Please note.  This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center.  6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.

Presley and Melody present a lively, interactive concert with songs, dancing and musical instruments!

No registration necessary.

 
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 August 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Split Pea Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make an original craft using split peas!

Registration required beginning Monday, August 2 for children ages 3.5-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Tootsie (PG) (1982) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

In this comedy, Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, yet has a demanding nature, stubborn temperament and has antagonized every producer in New York. His agent insists no one will hire him and he needs $8,000 and to earn it, he’s willing to play the role of a lifetime.       

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange.

116m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Smell-O-Rama! 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: Smell-O-Rama!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hogwarts In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   
Get ready Harry Potter fans, a magical program is brewing. It's time for Hogwarts in the Garden
 
Girls ages 12-15 will be sorted into their houses, then take Herbology 101 - the task of growing herb gardens and much, much more!
 
This program is about empowering young ladies to be the best that they can be. 
Community service projects, gardening activities, art projects and more will be offered in the Hogwarts in the Garden program.  
Girls will  have an opportunity to be role-models for the younger children engaged in activities at the Library's Community garden. 
 
And...No Garden Gnomes-we promise!
 
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.  Pre-registration is not required.
 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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 August 10, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
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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   
   

AUTHOR CALL-IN

A Reunion of Ghosts: A Novel
 By Judith Claire Mitchel

A National Jewish Book Award finalist,  three damaged but witty sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse which stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became a terrible legacy. A Reunion of Ghosts is the final chapter in the lives of these three women, one that is intertwined with the story of the 20th century itself.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Mexico) Movie: Sin Nombre (2009) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young Honduran girl longs to be reunited with her long- estranged father in hopes of emigrating into Mexico and then the United States for a brighter future. Starring: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso   Drama/Adventure/Crime  1 hr. 36 min.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
food_apple 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! 4H Super Foods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers cooperative Extension 4H presents super foods. The food choices we make can save the day like a superhero or bring us down like a villian. Learn about making healthy food choices through fun games and hands-on activities.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: The Martian (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on a science fiction novel of the same name. An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team presumes him dead therefore leaving him behind. He must then survive the hostile environment of Mars with few supplies while trying to find a way to signal Earth that he is still alive and in need of rescue. Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig. 144 minutes

 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Home Depot Summer Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us in constructing a wooden project provided by the Freehold Home Depot.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends – All ages

He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s favorite doctor, who loves helping kids stay happy, healthy and fit!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_turtle 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Featuring: The Lizard Guys!

Wednesday, August 10

2 shows to choose from: 4:15 pm or 5:15 pm

Did you read 8 hours and finish the Summer Reading Club?  Meet live lizards, snakes and bugs, and learn about where they live and what they eat! Join the reading club to earn your free ticket!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_turtle 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Featuring: The Lizard Guys!

Wednesday, August 10

2 shows to choose from: 4:15 pm or 5:15 pm

Did you read 8 hours and finish the Summer Reading Club?  Meet live lizards, snakes and bugs, and learn about where they live and what they eat! Join the reading club to earn your free ticket!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County HelpDesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County will be available to the residents of Monmouth County to provide assistance regarding horticulture and garden questions.  Walk-in only; no telephone inquiries. 

In the library lobby on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, March through November.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural matters and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  County residents may get free answers to home garden, insect, and pest questions.  They may also find out about other educational and informational services and activities, including Community Projects, Gardening Speakers and Horticultural Enrichment.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County are sponsored by the joint cooperation of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Brookdale Community College, and Monmouth County Parks System.

    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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_clouds 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! 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.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
 
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesWall Street Journal 
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports and Value Line
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of OnLine Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library) and Newsbank for National Newspapers and obituaries
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with West Law  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.



Location: Headquarters

 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Michael Showalter

Starring:  Sally Field, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Peter Gallagher, Tyne Daly

Sixty-something spinster, Doris, attempts to woo her much younger co-worker after she attends a self-help seminar.  To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into the young co-worker's social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend. 

95 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.
    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_soccer 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Soccer Player Finger Puppets - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 28.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends
All ages
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s
favorite doctor, who loves helping
kids stay happy, healthy and fit!

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends – All ages
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s favorite doctor, who loves helping kids stay happy, healthy and fit!
 

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Put your family's creativity to the test to create whatever you can dream up, from mazes and games to full sized robots or structures, using cardboard. Visit cardboardchallenge.com for more information and inspiration.

All supplies will be provided. Fun for the whole family!

Registration begins Thursday, July 28 for children ages 4 and up and families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 497-3811   
   

Beat the heat and chill out at the library for Family Bingo Night and pizza! This special event is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. Registration is required. Please call (732) 497-3811 to register. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Book and Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Outlander Book Series is multi-categorical:  Historical Fiction. Men in Kilts. Romance. Adventure. Mystery. SciFi. You may know and love the television series in which a determined heroine falls back in time to 18th Century Scotland. Now, dive into the books themselves and join our Outlander Book & Discussion Series.  

Continuing with Author Diana Gabaldon's second Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

Please check with our Circulation staff as a limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Medicare & You Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Are you turning 65 or older and confused about Medicare? Join us for this informative workshop where you will learn about the A, B, C, & D's of Medicare. Presented by Golden Years Design Benefits, Inc. 

*Registration is required in person, by phone at 732-431-5656 or online.  

 

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has not begun.
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Eve: The Radio Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

A take-off on the 1951 film starring Bette Davis and Ann Baxter that received 14 academy award nominations!

The show tells the tale of young, star-struck Eve Harrington, who insinuates herself into the life of the popular, talented, aging stage actress Margo Channing.  As the play unfolds, the conniving Eve will stop at nothing as she goes after Margo’s career as well as her fiancé and anyone else who will help her rise to the top.

Presented by LT Productions, the actors will don ‘50s garb and take on various roles.  As usual, there will be sound effects and commercials.  This is an iconic play, filled with drama as well as light moments.

As an added delight, the LT thespians will sing several songs from the Broadway show Applause, which was based on the film!

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

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Miss Amy Sings Out Summer Reading! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Celebrate your summer reading and listening accomplishments with…

Miss Amy’s Fitness Rock ‘n Roll Concert!

Have fun singing, dancing, and moving to the music!

Everyone welcome; children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Come and play bridge! Monday evenings when the library is open. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Children and Tweens- Chemical Magic Plus Science Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Summer Reading Club members ages 7-12

Please note.  This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center.  6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel

Dan The Science Man Weissman demonstartes a fun-filled "magical" laboratory.  Enjoy making Flubber, Super Hi-Bounce balls, Glowing Goo, Insta-Snow, lava lamp blobs and much more!

 
ent_circ_ringmaster 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Summer Blow-Out: ONE-MAN CIRCUS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success with an outrageous performance by Kevin Carr (former Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey clown), full of genius juggling, daring unicycle acts, and comedic magical illusions!

Fun for the whole family! Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Turtle Dance Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

End the Summer Reading Program with a Dance featuring Turtle Dance Music and Company!

    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
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lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 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   
   


Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Serum by Jo Nesbo

Dog racing, poker, striptease clubs, alcohol and cocaine: Ken Abbott takes a costly and dissolute life beyond its means. To solve his money problems, he seeks his father on the snake farm. A dangerous cat-and-mouse game begins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   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  -  4:30 PM Movie: Auntie Mame (NR) (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

Young Patrick Dennis is left in the care of his only living relative, his flamboyant, extravagant and never dull Auntie Mame.  Through the stock market crash, a marriage to a rich Southerner and his death while scaling the Alps, Mame's approach to life open Patrick's eyes to endless possibilities.

Starring Rosalind Russell and Forrest Tucker.

143m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_megaphone.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Breathe In, Breathe Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get ready to "blow" your mind - we're building working lungs!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Transitions: A Meeting Place for Divorced and Separated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Transitions - A meeting place for the divorced and 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
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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
 
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
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Concert: An Afternoon Musical Interlude Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music with Charlie's Band. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns with Charlie's Band. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short 'N Sweet: A Short Story Book Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton - The princess holds the key to determine the fate of her lover. Will she be persuaded by love or jealousy?

Published in 1882

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Hello, My Name Is Doris (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, sparks fly - at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and Tyne Daly. 90 minutes 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Confirmation (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young boy is uncomfortable about staying the weekend with his alcoholic father who has run into some bad luck while his mom and new husband go to a Catholic retreat. His dad is just as uncomfortable as his son, especially when the beginning of their time together doesn't go smoothly. From the theft of his tools to his truck breaking down, they find the bad luck that plagued them at the start of their weekend begins to bring them closer and offers them a fresh start. Stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello. 90 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM International Film: The Mermaid (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.  Directed by Stephen Chow.  Starring Chao Deng, Yun Lin, and Show Luo.

Run Time 94 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August, 4.
 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Misty and Peaches, our Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves. They want to hear your reading voices!

Grades K and up.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages
 
Be creative and make a craft project that promotes healthy habits in a fun way.

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_trophy 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Winning a Medal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For All Ages!

Celebrate the Olympics at the library.  Craft your own medal to honor you and everything that makes you great.

Space is limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
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.

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 4.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:05 PM International Film: The Mermaid (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.  Directed by Stephen Chow.  Starring Chao Deng, Yun Lin, and Show Luo.

Run Time 94 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    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, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM Martial Arts 4 Kidz – All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz – All Ages
Thursday, August 18 at 4:00 pm
Get fit with Sensei Chad Ruff of USA Karate & Fitness Center in Hamilton.
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    Location: Allentown
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

Iris Lockhart is tending her vintage-clothing shop in London when she receives a startling phone call:  Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after 60 years. Yet Iris’s grandmother Kitty has always claimed to be an only child. Esme has been labeled harmless, but she’s stranger who will surely bring secrets when she leaves the ward.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Disgrace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Set in post-apartheid South Africa, Disgrace, Nobel Prize Winner, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, he considers himself happy. But when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.  

Disgrace won the Booker Prize and was named by The Guardian as one of the 100 best novels written in English.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Kirk Jones

Starring:  Nia Vardalos, John Stamos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Rita Wilson, Mark Margolis

Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married - which of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding than the original.  Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian, and is heartbroken when her daughter says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from the overbearing family.  

94 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

 

Calling all Blanketeers!  Create a blanket for a NJ Child who needs one and Blankie Depot will deliver for you!  Donation accepted  in the Hazlet Branch Library. 

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers 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. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

Blankie Depot is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, this group's mission is to provide handmade blankets to New Jersey children suffering serious illness and trauma. If you are interested in joining the their team, please email Greg Isnetto, Director at: blankiedepot@gmail.com

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
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
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt.  Her new home, while splenderous, is not welcoming.  Johannes is kind however is always locked in his study or at his warehouse office.  Nella is left alone with Johannes sister, Marin, who is sharp-tongued and forbidding.  Her world changes when Johnannes presents her with an extraodinary wedding gift.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Live Animal Show and End of Summer Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild for "Survival of the Fittest" and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued and will be discussing the speed; agility; strength; flexibility; and stamina that make them some of nature's most physically fit creatures! Don’t miss this exciting event! Stay afterwards for summer reading prizes and a special treat for everyone who completed the summer reading program. There is no registration required for the animal show, and children of all ages are welcome.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   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: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

Counselors are available by appointment on Tuesdays at either 2:00 or 3:00 pm or   Thursdays, at either 6:30 or 7:30 pm.

To schedule an appointment, please call Library Headquarters' Programming Dept at 732 431 7220 x7242.

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 19, 2016 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 August 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to play chess  and "Go" Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

Meeting room space available most Saturdays when the Library is open. Please check online calendar, or call 732-431-7220x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event