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Sunday July 1, 2018 -  Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Artist James Teale & Photographer Corinne Cavallo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

On display in the Terner Gallery.

Extended through September 27th.

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday September 1, 2018 -  Sunday September 30, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png American Flag Disposal Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
symbols_new.png Free Career Counseling Services - Eastern Branch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   
New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
Career help and workshops are available. Please call for information or drop by Reference Desk to find out when counselor is in, or workshops are planned. You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
  
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members (866-941-8188):   
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community (no Card needed):
 Job Search Assistance, Resume Assistance, Career Counseling,  Jersey Job Club Workshops, One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_new.png Free Career Counseling Services - HQ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
New Jersey Career Connections (NJCareerConnections)  is a career navigation service of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. NJ Job Club is part of this organization, and those interested may sign up for free information from NJ Job Club. 
 
The following services (listed below) are available at Library Headquarters.  Please call for information (732 431 7220 x7222) or drop by Reference Desk to find out when counselor is in, or workshops are planned. You may alos find information on the NJCareer Connections website: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/
  
 For specific information, please call Reference Staff members:  732/431/7220 Ext 7222
 
These are all free services available to anyone in our community:  No Card needed: Job Search Assistance, Resume Assistance, Career Counseling, Literacy and ESL Classes, Jersey Job Club Workshops, One-Stop Career Center Referrals
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png Kids! StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library Staff   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, September 10, 17, 24 from 9:30 - 10:00 am

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:15 – 10:45 am

Toddler Storytimes – Ages 2 to 3 1/2 years old (With Parent/Caregiver)

The Toddler Storytime schedule has changed!  Please check the program schedule carefully.

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 from 10:15 - 10:35 am

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 from 11:40 am – 12:00 noon

Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 from 11:00 – 11:20 am

Preschool Storytime & Craft – Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 from 11:00 – 11:30 am

Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 from 11:00 - 11:30 am or 1:30 – 2:00 pm

Family Storytimes – Ages 2 and up (With Parent/Caregiver)

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 from 1:30 – 1:50 pm

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_bang.png Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Tuesday September 4, 2018 -  Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come trade in last year's Halloween costume for a gently used one that'll surely impress.

Drop off costume in September; Pick a Different One in October!

We are accepting full Halloween costumes - (babies, older kids, teens, adults, and pets ) for a Costume Exchange Ticket

We cannot accept costumes that are torn, dirty, or wouldn't be desirable to another family.

Have your costumes on hangers,place all loose parts and accessories in a zip lock bag, and label the costume bag.

All Costumes should be brought to Library HQ's  Teen/Public Relations Office (across from the vending machines).

This event is being organized by the Teen Steering Committee of the Library Headquarters in Manalapan.

Times to drop off the costumes are Monday -  Friday 9AM - 5PM

First day is September 4 - Last Day is September 21. 

 

  

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Come trade in last year's Halloween costume for a gently used one that'll surely impress.

Drop off costume in September; Pick a Different One in October!

We are accepting full Halloween costumes - (babies, older kids, teens, adults, and pets ) for a Costume Exchange Ticket

We cannot accept costumes that are torn, dirty, or wouldn't be desirable to another family.

Have your costumes on hangers,place all loose parts and accessories in a zip lock bag, and label the costume bag.

All Costumes should be brought to Library HQ's  Teen/Public Relations Office (across from the vending machines).

This event is being organized by the Teen Steering Committee of the Library Headquarters in Manalapan.

Times to drop off the costumes are Monday -  Friday 9AM - 5PM

First day is September 4 - Last Day is September 21. 

 

  

    Location: Headquarters
Saturday September 8, 2018 -  Saturday September 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Your opportunity to get great deals on used books, audios, DVD's, music and more.

(Monday, September 17-22, $1 Bag Sale)

    Location: Wall Township
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
 
anim_crab.png 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Mermaid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Room Reserved

    Location: Howell
       
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rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Canceled Play 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.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert featuring Sandy Sasso 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. This month, vocalist Sandy Sasso will join Charlie's Band. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Book Club (PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Starring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen. 103 minutes. 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Commuter (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An insurance salesman/ex-cop is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. 1 hours 45 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_book_open.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM TWEENS! Bookmark Bonanza Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Make one-of-a-kind origami and no-sew felt bookmarks and never lose your bookmark again!

Grades 3 and up.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_parrot.png 3:45 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime and craft - Talk Like a Pirate Day! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime- Talk Like a Pirate Day !  stories and craft.  Grades K and up. Registration required, in person, by phone or online.  

Parents, please register each child separately.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, our Therapy Dog 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 dog.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

All Ages

Registration required

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Fall Stories and Crafts for grades K and Up. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Junior Engineers Workshop with Snapology! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Ages 3 to 6.

Young Students will build fun and simple models using DUPLO bricks in this interactive workshop!

Space is limited; registration required in person, by phone or online beginning Tuesday, September 4.

 

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
symbols_dollar_sign.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Security Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or their organizations.

Please join us for this educational and informative seminar.  The main components that will be covered are:

  • The history of the SSA and terminology
  • How restrictions and calculations are made
  • Real life examples and case studies
  • 2018 SSA rules and recent changes

Presented by Michael Standley of Retirement Income Solutions

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_poppy.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Health and Wellness Alternatives Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or their organizations.

Come learn about a homeopathic perspective to health and wellness. Awareness is a first step to improving your own health and the health of those you care about.

Presented by H10 Homeopathy

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
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lib_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spirituality/Health Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for a multi-part guided reading book group facilitated by Dianne Van Arsdale, RN, MS. This group meets monthly and is open to anyone interested in broadening their reading experiences through inspiring books and stimulating conversation. Let us enjoy a pause in the midst of our busy lives. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_confetti.png 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM KIDS! Meet the Author: Wendy Burke Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

Come join a Woodland Party! Meet local author Wendy Burke as she reads her book, Woodland Party, then help her retell the story with masks and props.

Ages 2 to 4.

No registration required.

 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Thursday September 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: Shelter Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Howell Library Book Club will discuss "Shelter" by Jung Yun, which The New Yorker called an "absorbing, suspenseful debut." 

Poor financial decisions finally are catching up with Gillian and Kyuong Cho.Yet a few miles away Kyuong's parents live in luxury to the extent that he can hardly stand to be in his parents' company.  An act of violence sends the elder Chos into their son's home, and Kyuong struggles with balancing his dreams for his own family against the lack of affection he received as a child.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso Rm 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbours. One is black, one white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed. And both are sworn enemies, sharing hedge and hostility which they prune with a zeal that belies the fact that they are both over eighty.

But one day an unforeseen event forces the women together. And gradually the bickering and sniping softens into lively debate, and from there into memories shared. But could these sparks of connection ever transform into friendship? Or is it too late to expect these two to change?

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: An Ordinary Man (Rated R) (2017) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An infamous war criminal hiding from international authorities finds a connection to the outside world.  Drama/War/Thriller Starring: Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz 1hr. 30 mins.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Kamil Lemieszewski

Directed by:  Jose Padilha

Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers are held hostage, as a debate wages over whether or not the Israeli Defense Forces should execute a dangerous and daring rescue.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Afternoons at the Movies: The Book Club (2018)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Comedy/Drama/Romance--104 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: It Happened One Night (1934) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly Roscoe Karns, Alan Hale

In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress.

105 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Twelve year old Anna Kerrigan accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she derives is crucial to the survival of her father and family.  Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war.  Anna works as the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where women are allowed to hold jobs that once belonged to men, now soldiers abroad.  One evening at a nightclub, she meets Dexter Styles again, and begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
trans_shipping_truck.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read the Book and Create the Craft: Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Dump it in, smash it down, with Mr. Gilly, the trash collector!

All ages.

Registration requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 8) 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
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: It Happened One Night (1934) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Frank Capra

Starring Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly Roscoe Karns, Alan Hale

In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress.

105 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Revisiting the Founding Era (Rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732-431-7220 X 7222   
   

Two historians, Joseph Bilby and Dr. David Martin, will discuss the treatment of soldiers and veterans during Our Founding Era.  We will read from some letters to soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

Joseph Bilby served as a lieutenant in the First Infantry Division in Vietnam. Mr. Bilby is the author of over 200 articles on history and outdoor subjects and has served as a consultant for several television programs on the Civil War. Mr. Bilby is a columnist for The Civil War News and a contributing editor for Military Images Magazine. He is the author of several books, including Remember Fontenoy: The 69th New York and The Irish Brigade in the Civil War, and A History of Submarine Warefare Along the Jersey Shore.  He is also an Assistant Curator at the National Guard Militia Museum and the author of Monmouth Court House about the Battle of Monmouth.

Dr. David G. Martin is the author of over 20 books on the Civil War and Revolution. He  holds a B.A. & M.A. from University of Michigan and  Ph.D. from Princeton University. He teaches at the Peddie School and is president of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of every month the library is open.

Contact: 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Saturday September 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact: 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_moon_stars.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM UFOs - Fact or Fiction? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Meet Joe Foster - MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) member and series organizer.  Joe will bring to the audience UFO events that have taken place in Monmouth County over the years.  His own personal experiences started in the summer of 1958 involving a daylight UFO sighting along side the Navy Road. 

Over the years, significant other events became known shedding light on the original event.  The speaker will go into greater detail on evetns involving the Nike accident and Bell Labs as well.

Reservations are required.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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Sunday September 23, 2018 Go To Top
food_teapot.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Fun and Mystery of Reading Tea Leaves Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Discover the history of this ancient beverage and why it has become such a well-liked beverage. Learn how, over the centuries, the reading of tea leaves has become a popular and fascinating pastime of fortune telling.  Find out how to "read" tea leaves and learn the meaning behind various symbols, in this fun and informative program.

Limited to 20 participants; Register below, or call the library to secure your place: 732-683-8980

Please Note:  Attendees must bring a shallow teacup and saucer (NO coffee mugs). The inside of the teacup should be solid white. Please arrive at 1:45 for preparation; program begins promptly at 2:00.  

This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library.

    Location: Eastern Branch
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
ent_note.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Earth Wonder Fire in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Earth Wonder Fire - The Stevie Wonder / Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band is an amazing high-energy tribute band, performing all the hit song that everyone has grown to know and love.   

Experience the Ultimate Sing-Along Concert!

From the Great Stevie Wonder:  Isn't She Lovely?  I  Just Called To Say I Love You,  Shining Star 

And Colossal Hits from  Earth, Wind & Fire, such as Let's Groove, After the Love is Gone Boogie Wonderland  and, of course, September.

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.  We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 24, 2018 Go To Top
people_smiley.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 2 - 3 1/2 . Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
people_children.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories, Playtime and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open.  Bring your game and come join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_paint_palette.png 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Clay and Popsicle Stick Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins August 28; call, stop in or sign up online.

 

 

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM New Release Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring Chris Pratt, Byrce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall

When a volcano threatens the dinosaurs, Claire recruits Owen to save the animals from extinction.

129 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paint_palette.png 2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Clay and Popsicle Stick Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 3 - 5 years

Registration begins August 28; call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_paint_palette.png 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Picasso: His Art and His Women Lecture by Fred Dixon (Rms 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

This lecture is about an artist with monumental creativity and an exceptional capacity for invention but who was also at the center of great tragedy. In effect, 20th century art belonged to Picasso. His personal life and the women in it go a long way toward answering the mystery of his creative process.

Picasso had seven significant women in his life that importantly influenced his art. You will be introduced to each one of them. Women to Picasso were like paint to his brush. He needed them to inspire him. Every time a new woman entered his life his art changed. But even his adoring mother warned, “My son lives only for himself. No woman could be safe and happy with him.” It was a very prophetic statement. Basically, he was incapable of love. Hear how Picasso would abandon woman after woman and how his art was influenced.

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art some 35 years ago. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. There were two years of study at the Barnes Foundation followed by a docent training course. Fred and Martha were docents at the Barnes for ten years. All of this culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.”  It will be available at the discounted price of $35 for this lecture.

Our thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Work in teams or with a friend to create a one of a kind design!

Ages 4 and up. No registration required.

    Location: Marlboro
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people_children.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Toothpicks and Gum Drops Architecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Grades K - 2

Registration begins September 4. Call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM NANO BOTS ROBOTICS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

CANCELLED

SteamWorks presents NANO BOTS ROBOTICS

Grades 1 - 3

Children will learn the basics of robotis with NANO BOTS.  NANO BOTS uses LEGO™ based kits appropriate for hands-on building and programming projects.

Registration begins September 4; call, stop in or sign up online.

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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_none 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM CHADD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the fourth Monday of every month the library is open.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Planning and Saving for College Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This workshop will reveal how to beat the high cost of college and navigate the financial aid maze.  You will gain information that can make college affordable, help through the complicated application process, and provide tips to selecting the best college, presented by Ecliptic Financial Advisor.

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library neither sponsors, nor endorses this event, the speaker(s) or the organization.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Dear John Adams (Rms 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

During the Founding Era, much communication was through letters.  Dear John Adams tells the story of John and Abigail Adams through their letters.  Their letters convey their feelings about the country, the times and each other.

The program will also include other letters from the Founding Era and we will see how "ordinary" people talked about their lives and dreams during the time of the birth of our country.

Dear John Adams will be presented by the Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, a NJ threater group that provides performances that enlighten, entertain, and educate; and opportunities for development of new works. 

This program is primarily intended for students in grades 6 and above, but all are welcome to this special presentation.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM New Release Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona

Starring Chris Pratt, Byrce Dallas Howard, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall

When a volcano threatens the dinosaurs, Claire recruits Owen to save the animals from extinction.

129 minutes; (c) Universal Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Space is limited; please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
lib_writing_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"USA" Noir Stories

The stories we will be discussing are grouped by themes and have been selected from the following: "True Grit", "American Values",

"Road Rage" & "Home Security" and range across the continental United States.  

The Book Signing by Pete Hamill will be discussed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Oceans 8 (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Directed by Gary Ross. Starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

Action/Comedy/Crime – 1 hour 50 mins.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Life of the Party (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A newly divorced mom joins her daughter at college to get her degree and lives it up on campus.

Starring Melissa McCarthy and Gillian Jacobs.

105m. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Stories & Craft: Autumn Tic-Tac-Toe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Ages 2 and up

Make your own game board with festive fall decorations.

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
eth_origami.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Fold Away the Fidgets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Keep your fingers busy while folding a durable paper fidget spinner!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for ages 3 1/2 - 5.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_tree.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Organic Gardeners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every mont the library is open.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
objects_lightbulb.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A History of Inventing in New Jersey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (609) 259-7565   
   

What do Drive-Ins, Band-Aids and Bubble Wrap have in common?

These and many other iconic objects of American life were invented in New Jersey

Join author Linda Barth as she explores useful, groundbreaking, fun and even silly inventions originating in our great Garden State.  Linda is a lifelong NJ resident and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of New Jersey.  She has authored children’s picture books and books on the D&R Canal.  She has also co-published works on Somerville and the Millstone Valley.

Seating is limited. Registration is required.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 11 spaces available.
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_envelope.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM STEM Majors' Path Towards College Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

New jobs created over the next decade will require STEM skills.  Learn the information you may need to help your student pursue their dream of a STEM career.  Good grades are not always enough to ensure acceptance.  Presenters from College GPS  will cover the following guidelines:

The importance of early planning; How to determine which area of  STEM may be a fit; What you may do to increase the chance of acceptance; How the college application process differs for health professions.

The presenter states that the material covered in this workshop is suitable for families of middle through high school juniors. Please come prepared to take notes.

Lisa Helyes, Director of College Planning, College GPS, states that she and others at her company are experts  in college planning strategies that have the potential to increase your financial aid eligibility.  

Registration is not needed to attend.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) 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_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"Representing T. A. Buck" (1915) by Edna Ferber  Emma Mc Chesney, a divorced traveling saleswoman, uses ingenuity and business wiles in her encounters with sly predatory salesmen.

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM International Film: Bye Bye Germany (2017) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.  Starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, and Tim Seyfi .  Directed by Sam Garbarski.

Drama/Comedy/War – 1 hour 42 mins.

In German with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Hurricane Heist (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Thieves attempt a massive heist against the US Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.  Stars Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten. 1 hours 43 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Help Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Information Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  You Can Help Save a Life.

Monmouth County Suicide Prevention Resources are teaming up to help the community learn how to be there for others, know what to look for, and know how to find help.  Stop by any time between 2:00 and 8:00 pm to learn more about single actions that make a difference and can possibly save a life.

Information tables from local agencies will be set up in the main area of the library.  Stop by to learn about all the resources available.  

Presentations from groups such as the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, the Mental Health Association, Traumatic Loss Coalition, and Upstream, will take place in the library meeting room throughout the day. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_earth.png 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM KIDS! Colorín Colorado! Bilingual Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Atlantic Highlands   732-291-1956   
   

 

Colorín Colorado! Bilingual Family Storytime – Ages 10 months to 4 years and their families

¡Colorín Colorado! Cuentos Bilingües para la familia – para niños de 10 meses a 4 años de edad y sus familias

Wednesday, September 26 from 3:30 to 4:00 pm

El miércoles, 26 de septiembre de las 3:30 hasta las 4:00 pm

Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish!

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español e inglés!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
symbols_question.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Stroytime: It's a Mystery???? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime:It's a Mystery what we hear and do!!!!! So come be surprised.!!! Grades K & up.

Registration required, in person,, by phone or online..  Paents, please register each child separately using 

your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Listen to a LEGO story snd then construct your own creation.

Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

All ages.

Registration required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
people_children.png 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!Read to Therapy Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

*Kids!  Read to Therapy Dogs!
Wednesday, September 26 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend
by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
Bring your favorite book or
choose one from our shelves!

    Location: West Long Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Afternoon Activities!: Squirrel Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Grades K and Up

Gather some nuts for the fall in this fun-filled squirrel craft ‘n storytime.  

*Space is limited; register for each program in-person, by phone, or online

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Colorful Trees Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination and make a colorful tree using paper strips!

Grades K and up. No regsitration required.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Welcome Fall! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Celebrate the beginning of a new season with a fun-filled, autumn-themed storytime and craft.  This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
symbols_stem.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Arm Assist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Build an extendable grabber to grasp anything out of your reach!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read any Frog and Toad story by Arnold Lobel or Frog and Friends by Eve Bunting, talk about it, and make a Lego creation!

    Location: Howell
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM International Film: Bye Bye Germany (2017) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

David Berman and his friends, all Holocaust survivors, have only one purpose: to go to America as soon as possible. For this they need money. Close to his aim, David is not only deprived of his savings but also overtaken by his shady past.  Starring Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, and Tim Seyfi .  Directed by Sam Garbarski.

Drama/Comedy/War – 1 hour 42 mins.

In German with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These workshops, led by Beth Stamp, support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend; no registration needed

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_pilates.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday evening of every month the library is open.

This month's selection is Local Girls by Caroline Zancan, a story about three local girls who have a life changing night when they discover a movie star at their favorite local haunt.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and a craft for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites / A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Temporary Bride by Jennifer Klinec

The Temporary Bride is a beautifully written window into a world few of us have entered: contemporary Iran in all its complexity. Its sprawling cities and street-side eateries come to life, but most vivid is the portrait of ordinary Iranians: cooking, sharing , living in a world where Westerners are unwelcome.  A book for travelers - of the world and the senses.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Thursday Movie Matinee: Overboard (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring:  Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, Eugenio Derbez

Directed by:  Rob Greenberg

 A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RB EXPRESS IN CONCERT Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732 536-9406   
   

Enjoy  the tight harmonies and rhythms of the early street corner groups of the 1950s as RB Express delivers  a dynamic and engaging performance.  RB  Express has performed with such artists as Frankie Lymon's Teenagers, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Tokens and The Happenings.

Registration is mandatory and space is limited. To register for this event call the library 732 536-9406 on Sept. 12 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

 

 

    Location: Marlboro
        There are 46 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classic Movie: Ride the High Country (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Starring Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Edgar Buchanan, Mariette Hartley

Reduced to transporting gold from a distant mine to a small-town bank, retired lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) recruits friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott), who has been performing in a traveling carnival. Unknown to Steve, the restless Gil and a young drifter intend to steal the next gold transport. On the way, the men help Elsa Knudsen (Mariette Hartley) to break free from her zealot father and join her fiance at the mine, not realizing the consequences that await them all.

94 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_new.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Senior Safety Program: Protect Yourself Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Senior Citizens are becoming the fastest growing segment within our community; that makes Seniors prime targets for con artists and thieves. Learn to be aware and protect yourself in your home, in your community. Join retired Monmouth University Police Chief and current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University, Thomas Zambrano for an insightful afternoon program. 

 Registration is not needed. 

Our thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoons at the Movies: The Leisure Seeker (2018)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland

Adventure/Comedy/Drama--112 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All Ages

Registration is requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_bicycle.png 4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Be Safe Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Ages 3 and up or families. Oceanport Police Officer Evan Ruane will speak to families about Stranger and Bike Safety. This program will be followed by a craft. Registration required and starts September 13. Call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly 1U702RS,

    Location: Oceanport
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie: Ride the High Country (1962) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Starring Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Edgar Buchanan, Mariette Hartley

Reduced to transporting gold from a distant mine to a small-town bank, retired lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) recruits friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott), who has been performing in a traveling carnival. Unknown to Steve, the restless Gil and a young drifter intend to steal the next gold transport. On the way, the men help Elsa Knudsen (Mariette Hartley) to break free from her zealot father and join her fiance at the mine, not realizing the consequences that await them all.

94 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_liberty.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Crunch the SAT/Math Test (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Are you ready for the SAT? Take this class and Crunch the Math Section. 

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes. 

All Free, no registration, no card needed, 

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT/Math tutor. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
people_graduate_female.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM College Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This Workshop from College Planning Associates will focus on current high school students and their families.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The average family borrows 39% of the total cost of college?
  • Only 37% of college students graduate in 4 years?
  • Two thirds of college graduates leave school with financial debt?

Attend this workshop and you will learn…..

  • How to maximize your potential for financial aid
  • How to lower your ‘Out-of-Pocket’ costs
  • Why the FAFSA and your EFC are so critical to the college financial aid process
  • How the SAT/ACT scores translate into financial aid dollars

Students are also welcome and encouraged to attend!  Please call the library to register for this event: 732-431-5656. 

The Monmouth County Library provides meeting space as a community service. The Library does not endorse  the speaker(s) or the organization. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Remembering WWII: The Flying Tigers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Remembering WWII - America at War - 1943  

The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System presents a continuing series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943.

The Flying Tigers: The American Volunteers that Saved China,   Presented by Dan Petach

.Come and hear from the nephew of one of the famed Flying Tigers who, in late 1941, aided a beleaguered Chinese nation to defeat Imperial Japanese forces that had a major impact on the war in the China, Burma, India Theater of War. The nephew, Dan Petach, using material maintained by his uncle, relates what it took to not only win the battle but thereafter defeat the Japanese in the air throughout the war.

Our thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

Paul Zigo is the director of the NJ based World War II Era Institute, dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  He authored and edited  Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1944-1945.   Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army. 

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SCAN: Take Control of Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • Improve your communication
  • Cope with depression and fatigue
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Eat healthy and maintain your weight
  • Get more out of life

SCAN's program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services. (The Library is not receiving funding and is only a venue.)

Registration requested  

Class Dates Include: September 7, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19

    Location: Holmdel
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday September 29, 2018 -  Sunday November 11, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Artists Gerry McEntegart & Anita Means Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

On display in the Terner Gallery.

 

    Location: Ocean Township
Saturday September 29, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action  Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. The EC program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

The dates for the Fall 2018 session are:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec. 15 (8 classes). 

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please visit Atlantic Highlands Library, request and complete a registration form.

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CHESS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

Contact: 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Elaine & The Cimarron Sky Band Sing Classic Country & More Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Elaine & The Cimarron Sky Band return to the Howell Library with classic country/country rock songs taken to the next level with full instrumentation and up to four-part harmony. The "Classic Country & More" program will feature the hits of country artists as well as early rock 'n roll favorites. This is a performance not to be missed!

    Location: Howell
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Please join us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, which spans from September 15 through October 15, 2018. During this time, Americans are encouraged to recognize the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.  The Library is proud to co-sponsor with Manalapan Arts Council and bring our community together for an afternoon of music and dance by The Cocomama Band and Ritmo Latino.  

Cocomama Band is a virtual United Nations of women, with the members hailing from 5 countries on 4 continents.  Playing their own  kind of World Latin music, powerfully virtuosic yet elegantly musical, Cocomama "Brings It" creating a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful! 

Ritmo Latino is a 12 member Latin dance group, founded in 2010 by TCNJ Hispanic students.  They believed it was of the utmost importance to share their culture by doing something they loved - dancing.  As part of Union Latina, Ritmo Latino performs at many events throughout the school year.  These dedicated, hard-working students create their own choreography to highlight their culture, showcasing various dances such as Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. 

Manalapan Arts Council is a volunteer run organization that is dedicated to promoting arts of varying genre to the community.  New Members with visionary ideas and the motivation to move them forward are always welcome!

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Chinese (CMR 1/CMR 2) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Shanshan Ming will lead discussion on The Return  by Sun, Zhonglun

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 30, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_semicentennial.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 50th Anniversary Kickoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    866-941-8188   
   

Come to the library for some fun and games as we kick off our Anniversary month!   

Live Animal Show, Electric Train Ride, Classic cars, Touch-a-Truck, Photo Ops and Props, MAST Drill Team Exhibition, Teen Tech and Science Table, and of course, cake and ice cream!

Find out about activities and programs throughout the month of October as we lead up to the big finale on October 28th.  

Fun for the whole family! 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 50th Anniversary Kickoff Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    866-941-8188   
   

Come to the library for some fun and games as we kick off our Anniversary month!   Find out about activities and programs throughout the month of October as we lead up to the big finale on October 28th.  

Fun for the whole family! 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Introducing Foldscopes - Science in Your Hands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

50th Anniversary Kick-off.

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with Science."

A Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar

to conventional research microscopes, Foldscopes bring hands-on microscopy to new places! 

Drop by the Foldscope Table to View:

  • Watch our informative Foldscope Video.
  • View prepared Foldscopes.
  • Talk to our expert Teens & learn about Foldscopes
  • Observe various specimens thru pre-made slides.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_semicentennial.png Join us throughout October to Celebrate our 50th Anniversary Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 683-8980   
    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png American Flag Disposal Box Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Colts Neck branch of the Monmouth County Library system has a Flag Disposal Box located in the lower level lobby. Proper disposal of the American flag is a sign of respect. It honors our history, the people who fight to protect our freedom and is an homage to the reverence for our great nation. When a flag is worn, tattered, ripped or soiled beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country and should be retired and disposed of properly.

Please drop off flags during library hours. 

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
symbols_bang.png Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Check out the #TBT Pop-Up Spot for different TotallyBrilliantThings (from contests to coloring to challenges) all month long!

Don't miss out - Activities only available while supplies last!

Intended for Grades 3-7

    Location: Hazlet
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 1:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Monday October 1, 2018 -  Wednesday October 31, 2018 Go To Top
lib_building.png 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Art Exhibit: Buildings in Monmouth Stories and Styles - For Archives and History Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Buildings in Monmouth: Stories and Styles - on display for Archives and History Month.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_circ_clown.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Crafts too!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

For ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome. Stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New Release Special Showing: Across the Universe (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Celebrate our 50th anniversary and get in the groove of the 1960s with this special film.

Directed by Julie Taymor

Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy

The songs of the Beatles provide the sonic framework for this musical tale of romance, war and peace. When young British worker Jude (Jim Sturgess) sets sail for the United States in search of his father, he ends up meeting carefree college student Max (Joe Anderson) and his lovely sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a cast of eccentric characters. As Jude and Lucy fall for each other, their relationship is threatened by the social upheaval that accompanies the Vietnam War.

133 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_spiderweb.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Spider Web Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Decorate a spooky web with glitter and glue!

No registration. for children ages 4 and up

    Location: Marlboro
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ (Day One) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you delivered costumes to Library HQ during September, TODAY & TOMORROW are the days to ..................................................Bring your Ticket & Redeem for a new-to-you Costume!

On Monday, October 1 or  Tuesday, October 2, come & redeem your Halloween costume ticket for a new-to-you-costume. 

You Must bring along your ticket to make a selection for a gently used Halloween costume.

This event is organized by the Teen Steering Committee of Library HQ,  Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ (Day One) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you delivered costumes to Library HQ during September, TODAY & TOMORROW are the days to ..................................................Bring your Ticket & Redeem for a new-to-you Costume!

On Monday, October 1 or  Tuesday, October 2, come & redeem your Halloween costume ticket for a new-to-you-costume. 

You Must bring along your ticket to make a selection for a gently used Halloween costume.

This event is organized by the Teen Steering Committee of Library HQ,  Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 3) 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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holiday_semicentennial.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Special Showing: Across the Universe (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Celebrate our 50th anniversary and get in the groove of the 1960s with this special film.

Directed by Julie Taymor

Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther McCoy

The songs of the Beatles provide the sonic framework for this musical tale of romance, war and peace. When young British worker Jude (Jim Sturgess) sets sail for the United States in search of his father, he ends up meeting carefree college student Max (Joe Anderson) and his lovely sister, Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a cast of eccentric characters. As Jude and Lucy fall for each other, their relationship is threatened by the social upheaval that accompanies the Vietnam War.

133 minutes; (c) Columbia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holmdel Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   
Join us for an evening of collaborative discussion with a Book of The Month! Books available at Circulation Desk, at no charge, with your library card. 
 
This month, facilitator Marie Tracy will lead us in a talk about The Silent House by Orhan Pamuk.  
 
 
 
 
    Location: Holmdel
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Space is limited; please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This year marks its 200th anniversary. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which remains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation?

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_projector.png 11:00 AM  -  1:15 PM New Release Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.  Directed by Ron Howard. Starring  Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 15 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Torn Curtain (1966) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews

125m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.
Directed by Morgan Neville.

Documentary/Biography – 1 hour 34 mins.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Foreign Film Fest: In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

GERMANY

Directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

106 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Book discussion of Mudbound by Hillary Jordan.

A gripping and exquisitely rendered story of forbidden love, betrayal, and murder, set against the brutality of the Jim Crow South.

 

Copies of book available at Circulation Desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Regina Preteroti, Muni Clerk   732 446 8315   
   

Special Election for Freehold Regional School District between 4pm and 8pm 

Election Site for Manalapan Districts 6, 14, 17 & 26

Election booths will be in Rooms 4 and 5 and 1.

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_chemistry_flask.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Is It Solid or Liquid? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Mix up some gooey Oobleck to experience a unique substance that’s solid & liquid at the same time!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ (Day Two) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you delivered costumes to Library HQ during September, TOMORROW is  the last day  to ........................ 

Bring your Ticket & Redeem for a new-to-you Costume!

On Monday, October 1 or  Tuesday, October 2, come & redeem your Halloween costume ticket for a new-to-you-costume. 

You Must bring along your ticket to make a selection for a gently used Halloween costume.

This event is organized by the Teen Steering Committee of Library HQ,  Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Halloween Costume Swap at HQ (Day Two) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Stevens   732 431-7220 x7253   vstevens@monmouthcountylib.org
   

If you delivered costumes to Library HQ during September, TOMORROW is  the last day  to ...........................................Bring your Ticket & Redeem for a new-to-you Costume!

On Monday, October 1 or  Tuesday, October 2, come & redeem your Halloween costume ticket for a new-to-you-costume. 

You Must bring along your ticket to make a selection for a gently used Halloween costume.

This event is organized by the Teen Steering Committee of Library HQ,  Manalapan. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.  Directed by Ron Howard. Starring  Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Emilia Clarke.

Action/Adventure – 2 hours 15 mins.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Foreign Film Fest: In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

GERMANY

Directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

106 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
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people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Wednesday Morning Page Turners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) 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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ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Game Night (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A group of friends who regularly get together for game nights find themselves in a real mystery when the brother of one of the group is seemingly kidnapped by gangsters. Stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler. 1 hour 40 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paint_palette.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage STEAM Project; Make An Agmograph!!! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage STEAM Project:  Make an Agmorgraph!!!  A fun math drawing that changes depending on you viewing angle.

Grades K and up. Registration required.  Parents, please register each child online using your email and phone contact info.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Slightly Scary Jack 'O lantern Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Make a spooky pumpkin from a coffee tin.  All materials provided!

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
trans_airplane.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Airplanes! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Design your own glider, and read sky-high stories with us. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:11 PM     
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Family Event: Leaf Rubbings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy a story and make a unique project!

No registration. For Grades PreK-3 with parent/caregiver

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_lightning_bolt.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Make a Frankenstein's Monster with David Udovic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended for ages 4 – 8.

In honor of the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein, author and illustrator, David Udovic will read a monster story and then help kids make a Frankenstein’s Monster pop-over craft!

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 18. Space is Limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.  

    Location: Wall Township
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Schoolage storytime for grades k and up. Includes a craft. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Dog Craft (Teens) (rm 8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is a great way to recycle a few old T-shirts.  If you have a dog, making an awesome dog toy out of old T-shirts is

easy and fun to do.  So before running to the store to buy your dog a toy come and make your own.

Requirement: Please bring to the program 2-3 old T-shirts of different colors.  We do not recommend using a T-shirt that is made of Jersey material.  Optional item to bring along: rubber tennis ball.

Registrations is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
objects_money_coins_paper.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Health and Wealth: Preserving Wealth from Unexpected Illness & Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

An informational seminar designed to discuss the facts and basics of Alzheimer’s disease – What is it and what you can do?  And, discuss the high cost of Long Term Care and present financial solutions to address the problem.

Details:

Keith Owitz, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will host this event with Jeffrey Nook, Wealth Management Consultant at Saybrus Partners, and Robyn Kohn, a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association.  We invite the community to join us for a two-part presentation designed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, and discuss wealth preservation strategies to address the high cost of health care using long term care and life insurance solutions. 

This Program is presented by  independent Financial Advisors who is NOT a part of, NOR recommended by The Monmouth County Library NOR The County Of Monmouth. 

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_pilates.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_writing_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM AARP Tax-Aide: What It's All About Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Would you like to learn how to do your own taxes?   Would you like to help the elderly and hard working people in your community meet their obligations and receive the refund they deserve?  You can do both by becoming a volunteer with Tax Aide, an AARP organization that offers free tax preparation for those who can't afford a tax preparation service.  You don't need experience; we will train you in all you need to know. 

AARP Tax-Aide is looking for people like you!   And there's a role for everyone.   Good with numbers?  Be a tax volunteer.   Love working with people?  Be a greeter.  

Come meet current Volunteers, learn what is involved, have your questions answered, and find out about volunteer opportunities.  See what it's all about!

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_balloons.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 12:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: The Rider (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Directed by:  Chole Zhao

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy searches for a new sense of identity and what it takes to be a man in the heartland of America.

104 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Rated PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

This documentary is about the life and legacy of children’s entertainer Fred Roger, PBS television icon of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. A former minister, Mister Rogers communicated themes of acceptance, love and empathy. Documentary/Biography Starring: Joanne Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Bianculli. 1 hr. 34 mins.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Arthur Penn

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

Bonnie and Clyde was a groundbreaking film that ushered in a renaissance in Hollywood and attracted the counter-culture audience.  The exploits of Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker's (Faye Dunaway) bank robbing gang captivated American society in the Depression era.  The work offered a new approach to filmmaking -- unconventional plot devices, innovative cinematography, refreshing costume design, sexual boldness and graphic violence.

111 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_anime.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs a Monthly Anime Club (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Animaniacs is an Anime Club open to teens that share a passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture.  This club is for teens who

like to get together to watch anime series/movies, eat snacks and enjoy drawing and reading manga. 

Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Slightly Scary Jack 'O lantern Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Make a spooky pumpkin from a coffee tin.  All materials provided!

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm 7) 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
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Bonnie and Clyde (1967) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Arthur Penn

Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

Bonnie and Clyde was a groundbreaking film that ushered in a renaissance in Hollywood and attracted the counter-culture audience.  The exploits of Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker's (Faye Dunaway) bank robbing gang captivated American society in the Depression era.  The work offered a new approach to filmmaking -- unconventional plot devices, innovative cinematography, refreshing costume design, sexual boldness and graphic violence.

111 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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objects_envelope.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Don't Fear the FAFSA for High School Families Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Families of high school seniors are advised by High School Counselors to complete the FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, an important financial aid form to determine their financial aid eligibility. The presenters of this program, College GPS, will walk parents through the necessary steps, while offering suggestions and useful tips to make the process easier.  The presenter will offer an overview of college cost comparisons and what to do after the FAFSA.  Please come prepared to take notes.

Lisa Helyes, Director of College Planning, College GPS, states that she and others at her company are experts  in college planning strategies that have the potential to increase your financial aid eligibility.  

This information is NOT intended to be a substitute for individualized tax advice.  We suggest you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax advisor. 

 

Registration is not needed to attend.

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This year marks its 200th anniversary. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking classic—begun as a ghost story for friends—is a potent blend of science fiction and horror that has inspired countless movie and other adaptations. Nothing, however, equals the depth and beauty of Shelley’s original, which remains as relevant as ever. In his arrogance, Dr. Victor Frankenstein dreams of discovering the very secret of life…and he succeeds, bringing a new creature into existence. But should man ever play God—and if he does, what does he owe his creation?

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 October 5, 2018 -  Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
objects_tshirt.png Project Homeless Donation Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Project Homeless Connect is a partnership of community agencies and business volunteers who generously donate their time, goods and services.  Requested donations of new and unused  toiletries, socks and hats may be made at Library Headquarters in Manalapan during the first two weeks in October. 

Donations may be placed in Project Homeless Connect boxes  between Friday, October 5 and Monday, October 22, in Library Headquarters' Lobby.

Project Homeless Connect is a Monmouth County Homeless Systems Collaborative, in conjunction with United Way of Monmouth County and Monmouth County Department of Human Services.

More information may be found at visitmonmouth.com

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_bookshelf.png 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Hebrew room 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead discussion on The Extra by A.B. Yehoshua

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_stethoscope.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment & An Introduction to New Jersey Assistance Programs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or their organizations.

Come join us for this informative presentation. This is pertinent for anyone approaching 65, a Senior on Medicare and those working past 65 as the Medicare Open Enrollment Period approaches. 

Les Taylor (Insurance Agent at Bankers Life, Red Bank) will explain your options from Medicare, when to sign up, when can you make changes and what little to no-cost programs are offered by the State of New Jersey and Pharmaceutical Companies to help lower your drug costs. 

This is part of the First Friday for Seniors Series.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SCAN: Take Control of Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • Improve your communication
  • Cope with depression and fatigue
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Eat healthy and maintain your weight
  • Get more out of life

SCAN's program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services. (The Library is not receiving funding and is only a venue.)

Registration requested  

Class Dates Include: September 7, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19

    Location: Holmdel
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rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of every month.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Animaniacs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art Show & Sale PREVIEW NIGHT: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

PREVIEW NIGHT! Come out and meet the Artists and enjoy chocolates from Chocolate Legends and food from Brandywine Living at Colts Neck.

This free and open event is in on the lower level of the library. The library is located near Town Hall (124 Cedar Drive Colts Neck, NJ).

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday October 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*  REGISTRATION BEGINS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

 

    Location: Howell
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rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 19th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and October 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
objects_trowel.png 11:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County Helpline Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Special Frankenstein Movie Event: Young Frankenstein (1974) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Directed by:  Mel Brooks

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

106 minutes

    Location: Howell
Sunday October 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It’s time for the 19th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and October 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_piano.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Carol Fredette and Trio Jazz Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for an outstanding afternoon as the award-winning Carol Fredette and her Trio performs for you in her very special and unique style. 

Carol's Trio consists of brilliant jazz performers and educators in their own right.  Drummer Tim Horner is a composer, arranger and Music Professor at NJ City University. Bassist Dean Johnson has been busy freelancing with a wide variety of artists in the Northeast, and has had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and numerous tours of Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, and Israel, as well as studying and teaching at Berklee College.  Pianist Addison Frei, a 2014 Univ. of North Texas Jazz Studies grad, currently holds piano chair at Juilliard Artist Diploma Ensemble, performing and touring with this flagship jazz ensemble. 

Carol, who started working in the New York Jazz scene while still a teenager, has headlined every major jazz club in New York City in addition to performing at prestigious venues around the country and internationally. She will perform standards as well as songs from her CD, No Sad Songs for Me

Entrance doors open at 12:30pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time before performance.

We thank the Friends of the Library for underwriting the maintenance of our Concert Grand Piano.

    Location: Headquarters
Monday October 8, 2018 Go To Top
trans_historic_ship.png Columbus Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_rainbow.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
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Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220   
   

Library Commission Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, except where noted. 

October 9, 11am, Eastern Branch

November 13, 11am, Eastern Branch

December 11, 11am, Headquarters

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Rope (1948) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Inspired by a real-life case of murder, two college friends commit a murder, then serves up clues about their deadly deed at a dinner party. 

Starring James Stewart, Farley Granger, and John Dall

80m. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Three Identical Strangers (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Directed by Tim Wardele.

Documentary – 1 hour 36 mins.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Foreign Film Fest: The Square (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SWEDEN

Directed by Ruben Ostlund

Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.  

151 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Bricks & littleBits! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Make your LEGO® creations blink, beep, & move with help from littleBits electronics kits!

Grades K and up. Registration is required. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mckids.png 4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM Kids! Meet Michael Attardi! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Meet New Jersey Legend, Michael Attardi!

Disney Imagineer, Animation Filmmaker, Children’s book author, and former NFL player! Let him inspire you to follow your dreams with his presentation and short film.

Recommended for ages 6 and up with parent or caregiver.

Free tickets will be available from September 24 – October 8.

Please note another presentation will also be offered at 6:30pm for teens & adults which requires registration.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_paw.png 5:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Paws for Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Paws For Reading - Read to a Therapy Dog.  Grades K and up.  Registration required . Parents you can register each child

separately on line using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:30 PM You Can't Do That! Yes I Can! With Michael Attardi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Meet Disney Imagineer, Film Maker, and former NFL player, Michael Attardi author of "You Can't Do That! Yes I Can!".

Come enjoy his presentation intended for adults and teens.

Space is limited; registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning September 25.

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_writing_book.png 6:30 PM You Can't Do That! Yes I Can! With Michael Attardi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Meet Disney Imagineer, Film Maker, and former NFL player, Michael Attardi author of "You Can't Do That! Yes I Can!".

Come enjoy his presentation intended for adults and teens.

Space is limited; registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning September 25.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Foreign Film Fest: The Square (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

SWEDEN

Directed by Ruben Ostlund

Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.  

151 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM De-Stress Through Yoga/Breathing/Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

De-Stress through gentle yoga, breathing & meditation:

  • Experience gentle yoga
  • Learn about the tendencies of our mind 
  • Learn some simple yet powerful breathing-techniques
  • Experience a guided meditation
  • Learn about the 'Art of Living Happiness Program'

 No mats or equipment needed. 

Space is limited; please call the library or go online to register.  

Led by Dhan Goboori, of the Art of Living Foundation

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM KIDS! Baby & Toddler Storytime Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy gentle stretching with your little one as we combine yoga poses with stories for a special library yoga retreat! If you have a mat, bring it. Otherwise, mats will be available.

Ages 10 months to 4 years.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
people_meeting.png 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_yoga.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM KIDS! Baby & Toddler Storytime Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Enjoy gentle stretching with your little one as we combine yoga poses with stories for a special library yoga retreat! If you have a mat, bring it. Otherwise, mats will be available.

Ages 10 months to 4 years.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) 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_book_bookshelf.png 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Friends of Howell Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Friends of Howell Library (FOHL) meets the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell.

Visitors to the meeting and new members are welcome!

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: The 15:17 to Paris (2018) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

American Marines discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train. Stars Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone. 1 hours 34 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_spiderweb.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Welcome to the Dark Web... Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

It seems a new scam or fraud surfaces regularly, and those behind it may be out to get your personal information.

Welcome to the Dark Web….

The Dark Web is said to be a breeding ground for organized crime, sex traffickers and hackers. (But it's also used by good actors such as whistle blowers and activists.) An individual's identity can be stolen and used on the Dark Web by bad actors.  It is essential to be informed. 

 Join Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director Annmarie DeVito as she explores and explains the Dark Web and how those who use it can complicate the lives of average consumers. Her presentation will cover how to protect oneself from such scams and what to look out for.

Ms. DeVito has been director of the County's Consumer Affairs Department since 2011 and is a certified investigator under the State Attorney General's Office.  Under her leadership, the Department and her efforts have been recognized for developing consumer outreach to community groups and schools on how to protect oneself from fraud and scams. Ms. DeVito organizes regular sessions for consumer advocates around the state to further their knowledge on the latest scams impacting individuals.

Our thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

Registration is not needed for this program. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_reading.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Meet the Author: Mike Attardi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866 941 8188   
   

Michael Attardi will present his story creations and some of his animated film shorts, as he shares his message with kids to "believe in yourself!"   Mike is an author, filmmaker, professional athlete, Disney Imagineer, and inspirational speaker, who has overcome obstacles including a speech impediment and dyslexia, to achieve his dreams. 

His Children's books include Twin Treasures, Snowyville, and Nathan Hunt: In Search of Zandora's Box.  His animated musical film, Once Upon a Christmas Village, is voiced by Tim Curry and Jim Belushi, and has won numerous awards.  Join us for this interesting and inpiring program.

Recommended for children ages 5 and up, with parent or caregiver. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_pig.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Eyes of the Wild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Wallabt Tales presents their fun, live, wild animals and tells their stories.

The pot-bellied pig might be along in all her glory!

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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ent_projector.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Slightly Spooky Short Films Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended Ages 4 and up with parent or caregiver

Join us for some slightly spooky short films based on beloved books such as "The Librarian From the Black Lagoon" and "Very Brave Witch".

Limited seating, first come first serve.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_paw.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Read to Therapy Dogs! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Come hang out and practice your reading skills with real, trained therapy dogs at the library! Not reading yet? No worries! These dogs love to look at pictures from your favorite book, too! SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:16 PM     
 
elect_robot.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Electric Engineering with littleBits! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Unleash your creativity with littleBits electronics kits!

Experiment with these simple-circuit building blocks to assemble moving, blinking, beeping inventions!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Schoolage storytime for grades k and up. Includes a craft. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
objects_magnifying_glass.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Understanding Unexplained Aerial Phenomena Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Major George Filer III is a former US Air Force intelligence officer. During his time at Fort Dix, as Deputy Director of Intelligence for 21st Air Force, Major Filer states Extraterrestrials visited New Jersey, and other places on Earth. Since 1978, Major Filer was has been at the forefront of documenting, investigating and disclosing unexplained Unidentified Flying Objects. Major Filer visits us as speaker/representative of MUFON, Mutual UFO Network, which is the world's oldest and largest UFO investigation and research organization.

 The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or thier organizations. 

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

Garden and Horticulture Questions answered by the Helpline

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 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, and the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, April through October.

Trained Master Gardener volunteers advise the public about horticultural topics, and diagnose and solve home gardening problems.  Monmouth County residents may get free answers to garden, insect, and pest questions. Also find out about other programs offered to the communities, such as the Speakers Bureau, community projects, and special events.

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_reading.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meet the Author: Mike Attardi You Can't Do That! Yes, I Can! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Professional athlete, filmmaker, Disney Imagineer, and inspirational speaker and author Michael Attardi will present his motivational book, You Can't Do That! Yes, I Can! 

Mr. Attardi will discuss how he has overcome challenges in his life, including dyslexia and a speech impediment, to arrive where he is today, with an eclectic and illustrious career in many different arenas. Join us for the entertaining and inspirational program!

Intended audience is teens and adults.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih: Joy through Movement for Beginners (rms 1/2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Associated with both spiritual and health benefits, we invite you to try this meditative form of exercise. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. This class is for individuals over age 18.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih since 1995, became an accredited instructor in 1997, and is certified in Seijaku, an advanced T'ai Chi Chih form.

Attend one or as many of these sessions as you would like.  No registration; no specific equipment needed, just wear comfortable clothing.

Classes in Fall 2018 are: September 5, September 26, October 3, October 10,  November 7 and December 5

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Identify your Child's Challenges and Acquire the Skills to Help Them Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an informative evening for parents of children with Autism. Features "teaching skills and tools to help children navigate the social landscape of life" by Estee Rothstein, BCBA, MS.ED 

 The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or thier organizations. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! (rm 8) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan.

All those between 13 and 18 with a valid library card may 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 October 11, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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holiday_balloons.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_bookshelf.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Russian (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Raisa Silver will lead discussion on the book The Mirror by Ekaterina Rozdestvenskaya

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: 7 Days in Entebbe (Rated PG-13) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Israel mounts a rescue mission after passengers are held hostage in Entebbe, Uganda. Crime/Drama/ History.  Starring: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi 1 hr. 47 mins.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: The Leisure Seeker (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Christian McKay

Directed by:  Paolo Virzi

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

112 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie:Frankenstein(1931; NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dr. Frankenstein assembles corpes to create a monster, who incurs the wrath of the local villiagers.

Starring Colin Clive, Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke

71m.

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: In the Heat of the Night (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

In the Heat of the Night remains as relevant a portrayal of race in America as the time it was made.  Sidney Poitier stars as a black detective who reluctantly collaborates with a redneck Mississippi sheriff (Rod Steiger) in an investigation of the murder of a Chicago businessman.  

110 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_pig.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Eyes of the Wild Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

The Wallaby Tales will bring live animals for you to observe and learn about.

A Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig might make an appearance!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

All Ages

Beat the afternoon heat!  Join the fun as you listen to a story or two and free build with LEGO® bricks.

No registration needed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foldscopes: Science in Your Hands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Foldscoping is highly addictive, and you could get "smitten with science"

Have you ever wondered what is in a drop of pond or ocean water? What the inside of a worm looks like? What dust is made of? What pollen looks like? What other questions do you have about the microscopic world?

A Foldscope is a paper microscope that you assemble yourself. Designed to be inexpensive, durable, and to give optical quality similar to conventional research microscopes, Foldscope brings hands-on microscopy to new places!  

Program Requirement: Please bring a smart phone.  Paricipants are encouraged to bring along interesting items they wish to view through the microscope. 

Registration will open on September 30th at the 50th Anniversary Kickoff event - in person registration.  Remaining places will be available after the event. This program is limited to 20 participants.

Teen programs are designed for those in grades 6 thru 12. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
objects_liberty.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Crunch the SAT/Math Test (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Are you ready for the SAT? Take this class and Crunch the Math Section. 

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes. 

All Free, no registration, no card needed, 

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT/Math tutor. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
objects_sword.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER TV & Book Series Discussion (rm 4/5) 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 & TV Series Discussion.

This is the space to  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
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: In the Heat of the Night (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Norman Jewison

Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

In the Heat of the Night remains as relevant a portrayal of race in America today as the time it was made.  Sidney Poitier stars as a Black detective who reluctantly collaborates with a redneck Mississippi sheriff (Rod Steiger) in an investigation of the murder of a Chicago businessman.  

110 minutes; (c) United Artists

    Location: Eastern Branch
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flags_greatbritain.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth:Washington's Senior Staff at Monmouth: The Big Wigs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth:  Washington’s Senior Staff at Monmouth: Knox, von Steuben and the other Big Wigs

Award winning Author, Teacher and Historian Dr. David Martin recently spoke on the role of George Washington’s Junior Staff and aides at the Battle of Monmouth. For this lecture, he will focus on the role of Washington’s senior staff members at the Battle. Some, including Henry Knox and Baron von Steuben, are familiar names but their level of direct participation in the Battle is not well known. The role of other senior staff is not understood because they affected the course of the campaign more than the Battle itself. Dr. Martin will conclude with a comparsion of the impact of Washington’s senior staff,  Big Wigs.  vs. his junior staff,  Little Wigs, on the Battle. 

Dr. David Martin, the president of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award winning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 12, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SCAN: Take Control of Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • Improve your communication
  • Cope with depression and fatigue
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Eat healthy and maintain your weight
  • Get more out of life

SCAN's program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services. (The Library is not receiving funding and is only a venue.)

Registration requested  

 The Monmouth County Library does not advocate for or endorse the viewpoints of the speakers or thier organizations. 

Class Dates Include: September 7, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19

    Location: Holmdel
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the first three Fridays of every month that the library is open.

Contact 732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 2:00 PM TALK SAVES LIVES-Suicide Prevention Information for Everyday People Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Have you ever been concerned about someone but didn't reach out ot them because you weren't sure what to say or do?  Or didn't know how or where to get help for the person? Learn to recognize things that put a person at risk.  Become aware of the warnig signs that someone is approaching or is in a crisis. Learn what to say and do.  Learn where and how to get help. 

Presented by Mary Fowler- Upstream Suicide Prevention Program

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday October 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_sale.png 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Hazlet Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-264-7164   
   

Here's your chance to stock up on gently used hardcover and paperback books for adults and children at bargain prices! Once again, you can take advantage of our "early bird special" by paying a $5 admission fee to enter at 8 am and beat the crowds. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ARCHIVES & HISTORY DAY: Historic Buildings in Monmouth County Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: ARCHIVES    732 308 3771   
   

Archives and History Day is presented by the Monmouth County Clerk's Office The County Clerk has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.  County Clerk Christine Hanlon and Monmouth County Archivist Gary Saretzky invite you to join them at a day for all Monmouth County. 

In 2018, Monmouth County Archives & History Day will focus on Historic Buildings in Monmouth County.

Featured Speaker Gail Hunton presents: Open Spaces, Historic Places: The Story of Monmouth County in Our Parks.  Gail Hunton is chief of Acquisition & Design Department, Monmouth County Parks 

 The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives, or follow this link:  http://bit.ly/ArchivesDayOctober132018

 

 All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_writing_book.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Monmouth Writer's Critique Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Monmouth Writer’s Critique Group meets the second Saturday of every month the library is open.  Useful feedback is shared during a series of critique sessions.  If you would like to share your own work for constructive feedback, see www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.  Priority will be given to those who follow the straightforward submission guidelines.

Any questions contact Rick:  rkelsten@gmail.com

    Location: Howell
 
symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. This program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

 The dates for the Fall 2018 session are:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec. 15 (8 classes). 

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please call to register at the Atlantic Highlands Library

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4311-5656   
   

It’s time for the 19th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and October 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
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lib_book_sale.png 11:00 AM  -  3:30 PM Anime, Manga Sale and Movie:Astro Boy (2009) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Anime, Manga Sale, and Movie

Before, during, and after the movie there will be an array of new and gently used Anime and Manga, animated DVD's and books for purchase. 

Sale begins at 11:00am

Movie: Astro Boy(2009; PG; 94m)

A scientist builds a robot called Astro Boy based on his deceased son.  As Astro Boy grows up, he befriends a gang of scavengers who live in a desolate wasteland starring the voices of Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane, and Eugene Levy.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:20 PM Special Frankenstein Movie Event: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) not rated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Jr.

Directed by:  Charles Barton

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

83 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_confetti.png 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Little Women 150th Anniversary Special Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Little Women 150th Anniversary Special - ages 3 and up, with families.  Come join the fun as we read excerpts from the story , make a craft, and enjoy an afternoon treat!  FOOD ALLERGY ALLERT; Please let librarian know of any food allergies or bring an alternate snack.  Parents, you may register each child separately online using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
Sunday October 14, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art Show & Sale: Sponsored by the Colts Neck Friends of the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4311-5656   
   

It’s time for the 19th Annual Colts Neck Friends of the Library Fine Art Show and Sale, October 6th & 7th (10am-4pm), and October 13th & 14th (10am-4pm). 

This is a terrific opportunity to see the talent that abounds our local area. What better gift than a piece of original artwork for newlyweds or a housewarming gift?  Give the gift that keeps giving year round and makes them think of you fondly every time they walk into the room!  Or snap up that unique piece that speaks to you to warm up your décor.  With a great selection of artists and styles to choose from, there is surely something for everyone.  Varied prices on watercolors, oil paintings, hand thrown pottery and wood carvings will be available.

For more information on this event please contact the library at 732-431-5656.
 

    Location: Colts Neck
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_circ_clown.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Crafts too!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

For ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome. Stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_rainbow.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
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rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_centennial.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture, Discussion Series (rm2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Film, Lecture and Discussion Series

Today's film is  The Lost Battalion (Grapevine). This series is hosted by Neil O'Connor and Martin Spindel.  Each film will have a brief introduction and be followed by a Q & A.

Our thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Creepy Crawly Lizards Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join the Lizard Guys for a fun filled live animal show!

Registration begins Monday, October 1 for children ages 4 and up with familiies.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
objects_pencil.png 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Black Box Writers Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Cultivate the courage to share, develop new work, or fine-tune your existing work in a friendly workshop environment. Black Box meetings are a great way to network with other aspiring writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We are excited to announce a computer program called Girls Who Code.  This organization was founded to support and increase the number of girls in computer science.  The goal of these classes is to inspire computing skills.

This is a 3 part class. Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop to this class.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Space is limited; please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Assume you are the only one who will reach out.

Most people want to be there for others in a crisis. But fear of not saying or doing the right thing gets in the way.  Fear of saying or doing something that could make things worse.  Fear of not knowing how to find help for a person in need.

Talk Saves Lives is a presentation about what signs to look for, what to do, and how to find the right help for someone in crisis. This program will be presented by Mary Fowler, program director, Upstream Suicide Prevention Progam, RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention  & Recovery.

Please register using the link below.

    Location: Howell
       
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Book Discussion: Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband...

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_writing_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales - An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"USA" Noir Stories

The stories we will be discussing are grouped by themes and have been selected from the following: "True Grit", "American Values",

"Road Rage" & "Home Security" and range across the continental United States.  

The Clown and Bard by Karen Karbo will be discussed.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Family Plot (1976) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A phony psychic, and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Starring Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, and William Devane

120m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: Rebecca (1940) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife. 

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.  Starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, and George Sanders.

Drama/Mystery – 2 hours 10 mins.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_handshake.png 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Acing the Job Interview II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In this workshop you will receive an in-depth review of typical interview questions and answers, including the use of SOARS and other formats to develop your own answers to these questions.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in a mock interview session. 

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job through Career Connections.  

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

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_writing.png 6:30 PM Social Security Filing Strategies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Learn the strategies for filing for social security.

Presented by Retirement Solutions NJ

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm.

The Fall 2018 Schedule is October 16, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Wilson and America's Attempt at World Order Remembering WWII - America at War, 1943 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   866-941-8188   
   
The World War II Era Studies Institute and The Monmouth County Library System is presenting a series of programs to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of America at War, 1943. 

Woodrow Wilson and America's First Attempt at  New World Order          Presented by  Paul Zigo  & Paul Frisco 

America’s first effort at establishing a new world order on behalf of a troubled world was the vision President Woodrow Wilson put forth at the Versailles Peace Conference in the spring of 1919. Historians view this as a failed effort because the U.S. did not join the League of Nations after World War I. This presentation will contend that Wilson did succeed in fostering a new world in Europe that despite World War II and the Cold War is in place today. A Europe at peace with itself is the result.

 

Paul Zigo is the director of the NJ based World War II Era Institute, dedicated to furthering knowledge about the WW II era and the war’s impact on history.  He authored and edited  Witnessing History: The Eisenhower Photographs, a publication featuring all the photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1944-1945.   Zigo authored and published the book The Longest Walk, the amazing story of the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy France, June 6 – July 18, 1944.  Professor Zigo was an Associate Professor of History, Brookdale; a former Director, Center for World War II Studies, and a founding member, National Museum of the US Army. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
objects_lightbulb.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM ARCHIVES and HISTORY WEEK Presentations (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Monmouth County Archives   732 308 3771   
   

The full program is available online at www.visitmonmouth.com/archives - or visit this link: http://bit.ly/ArchivesDayOctober132018

10am: Dog-eared and Dusty? How to Organize and Care for your Home Library Presented by  Kimberly Avagliano, Chief Librarian, Monmouth County Library, Eastern Branch

at 1PM: "...and all the improvements thereon" Reading Historic Alterations in the Frame Dwellings of Monmouth County. Presented by Kristen Norbut, Preservation Specialist, Monmouth County Parks

 All programs are open and free for all to attend! 

Monmouth County Clerk's Office has hosted Archives and History Day since 1996 in an effort to connect the public with archivists, historians and other preservationists.

    Location: Headquarters
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people_meeting.png 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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) 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
 
rec_paint_palette.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Armchair Art Tours-Making a Good Impressionism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   732 536-9406   
   

How do you paint a passing perception? See how French Impressionist painters, rebelling against an ancient state system of art training, created new images quivering with energy and emotion through art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers.

Presented by  Michael Norris  a Ph.D. in art history  who spent 20 years at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and has lectured on trips all over the world. 

Registration is mandatory for this event and will begin Oct. 3. Call the library at 732 536-9406 or register online at www.monmouthcountylib.org

    Location: Marlboro
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 9:02 AM     
 
lib_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion: Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and dreams...moments of unexpected joy...someone making love on the floor to a man who is most definitely not her husband...

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Charlie's Band Concert 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. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: The Women's Balcony (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. Starring Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai.  Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon. Streamed via Kanopy.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 36 mins.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Afternoon at the Movies:Young Frankenstein (PG) (1974) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A brain surgeon who inherits a family castle in Transylvania soon becomes obsessed with making his own monster after learning the family secrets. Starring Gene Wilder. 102 minutes. 

 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Forever My Girl (2018) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind. Stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson. 1 hours 48 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none.png 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM TWEENS! Snapology: Creature Creator Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Create and program an animal creature using gears and sensors in this animal inspired robotics class. Take home a picture of your special creation!

Grades 3 and up.

No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paint_palette.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! schoolage Storytime and Craft: Pasta Face Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime and craft:  Pasta Face Art.  Making faces with pasta shapes.  Grades Kindergarten and up.  Registration required.  

Parents please register each child on line using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog 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 a therapy dog.

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelf.

All Ages. Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
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anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-431-7220 ex.7226   
   

Please choose ONE session. No registration needed.

Session 1 from 4:00 - 4:25 pm

Session 2 from 4:35 - 5:00 pm

Come in and read a favorite story to a canine friend.  The dogs will love listening to you! 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_butterfly.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids Yoga! – Ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

BYOM (bring your own mat)!  Courtesy of local yoga expert, Lauren Kranich,  come release your creativity on the mat with a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, and dancing bring a water bottle and come dressed to move! SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:25 PM     
 
anim_spiderweb.png 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Creepy Candy Creations! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Recommended Ages 4 and up (with parent or caregiver).

We will use cripsed rice snack treats, icing, candy, and other sweet goodies to make delicious candy monsters!

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, October 2. Space is Limited; register in-person, by phone, or online.  

    Location: Wall Township
    Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
people_smiley.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Schoolage storytime for grades k and up. Includes a craft. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if your child has food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading_tablet.png 5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Reading to Styx, Blue and Luna. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the Library. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM International Film: The Women's Balcony (2016) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. Starring Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai.  Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon. Streamed via Kanopy.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 36 mins.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_rose.png 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Lost and Found: Beyond Bereavement Workshop (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

When you experience the loss of a loved one, navigating through the maze of emotion, making ordinary decisions and finding a new rhythm to everyday can be stressful and overwhelming.  These workshops, led by Beth Stamp, support facilitator, may  provide an opportunity to share experiences, feelings and new ideas for moving forward, Beyond Bereavement.

Open and free for all to attend.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Heritage Winds United States Air Force Quintet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation.

Heritage Winds covers a wide array of musical styles. The ensemble embraces the full range of the quintet repertoire, while also exploring various instrument combinations.

The quintet comprises Master Sergeant Anne Epperly on Flute; Technical Sergeant Jesse Ray Schartz on Bassoon; Staff Sergeant Kelly Longmire on Oboe; Staff Sergeant Craig Buying on Clarinet; and Senior Airman Daniel Omer on French Horn. 

Join us for this inspiring concert!

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Spirituality/Health Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for a multi-part guided reading book group facilitated by Dianne Van Arsdale, RN, MS. This group meets monthly and is open to anyone interested in broadening their reading experiences through inspiring books and stimulating conversation. Let us enjoy a pause in the midst of our busy lives. Copies of the current selection are available at the front desk.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_balloons.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
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lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Follows a Viet Cong agent spying on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life in Los Angeles in 1975.

"A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. In dialogue with -- but diametrically opposed to -- the narratives of the Vietnam War that have preceded it, this novel offers an important and unfamiliar new perspective on the war: that of a conflicted communist sympathizer."  -- from the publisher

This debut novel was the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Copies of the book are available at the library's circulation desk for this discussion.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_open.png 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Howell Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

A communist double-agent arranges to come to America after the fall of Saigon.  While building a new life with Vietnamese refugees in L.A., he is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam.  A blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel and a powerful story of love and friendship.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book.png 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Discussion: No Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

There is no book discussion in October.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga.png 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chair Yoga with Dawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Dawn Dayton is a certified yoga teacher who specializes in gentle beginner yoga and believes yoga is for everyone.

Please join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for a morning of relaxation.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: 102 Not Out (Rated PG ) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

 A 102 year-old man wants to be the oldest man alive, but his irritable 75-year-old son despises aging. Comedy/Drama Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Jimit Trivedi, Mukesh Hariawala 1 hr. 42 mins. 

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_knitting.png 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bayshore Hooks and Needles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to local charities and hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Last Flag Flying (2017) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell

Directed by:  Richard Linklater

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. 

125 minutes           

    Location: Howell
 
people_meeting.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SHIP: MediCare Questions Answered! Session (Rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

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_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Classic Movie: Cool Hand Luke (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Clifton Jones

Cool Hand Luke is one of the finest prison movies ever made.  Paul Newman stars as a small-time criminal sentenced to hard labor on a chain gang in the South.  He is rebellious, with little respect for rules or authority.  Newman's acting performance in this film would become regarded as the signature role of his career.

126 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book.png 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Victoria by Daisy Goodwin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Drawing on the diaries of Queen Victoria, less than a month after her eighteenth birthday, Alexandrina Victoria became Queen of Great Britian and Ireland.  The Teenage Queen Victoria startled everyone by abandoning her first name in favor of Victoria, sleeping in a room apart from her mother, resolute about meeting with her ministers alone and not impressed by her cousin Albert the last man she would want for a husband.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_lego_logo.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us for an afternoon of construction and creativity!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Allentown
       
 
rec_knitting.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting (rm7) 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
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ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Cool Hand Luke (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Clifton Jones

Cool Hand Luke is one of the finest prison movies ever made.  Paul Newman stars as a small-time criminal sentenced to hard labor on a chain gang in the South.  He is rebellious, with little respect for rules or authority.  Newman's acting performance in this film would become regarded as the signature role of his career.

126 minutes; (c) Warner Bros.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_graduate_female.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Shelley's Frankenstein: A Staged Radio Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

FRANKENSTEIN!   IT'S ALIVE!   A Staged Radio Presentation

Celebrate the Bicentennial Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with

Raconteur Radio's LIVE!  radio drama interpretation!

Featuring: Laurence Mintz, Shawna Lagan and Michael Jarmus, with Alex Dawson 

 
Two centuries ago, a teenage genius created a monster that still walks among us.  Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished "wretch" of Mary Shelley's Modern Prometheus.  The story of Victor Frankenstein's terrible creation and the havoc it caused has enthralled readers, listeners, and viewers for generations.  Considering the novel's enduring success, it's remarkable it  began as a mere whim of Lord Byron, who, along with Mary and her then lover, Percy Shelley, was summering on the shores of Lake Geneva. "We will each write a ghost story," Byron announced to his friends, when continued rains kept them indoors.  At this challenge, Mary Shelley began work on a "ghost story" that was to evolve into the most celebrated horror novel in literary history. 
 
Raconteur Radio  troupe presents  radio plays or audio narrative, what some call an "ear movie," which is a story told through dialogue, adding theatrical lighting, vintage commericials, Golden Age Radio Equipment, period costumes, and extensive sound effects!  
 
Raconteur Radio stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature/film, and pop culture parodies for live audiences at traditional and improvised venues throughout the Tri-State area.  For more info, visit www.RaconteurRadio.com
 
This program may not be appropriate for children under 12.  Registration is not needed to attend. 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_pilates.png 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM SCAN: Take Control of Your Health Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Ongoing health conditions affect how you live your life, how you experience your relationships, and how you deal with your emotions. This 6-week complimentary, evidence-based workshop created by Stanford University, will provide you with the tools to help you design your own strategy for managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart and lung conditions, anxiety, diabetes or high blood pressure. You will learn:

  • How to manage stress
  • Improve your communication
  • Cope with depression and fatigue
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Eat healthy and maintain your weight
  • Get more out of life

SCAN's program is made possible by funding from Monmouth County Office on Aging & NJ Department of Health & Senior Services. (The Library is not receiving funding and is only a venue.)

Registration requested  

Class Dates Include: September 7, September 14, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19

    Location: Holmdel
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_knitting.png 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM The Castoffs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Meets the first three Fridays of every month the library is open.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Going Back to His Roots: Celebrating Jack Livingstone's Dedication to Jazz at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Beginning in 1973, Jack Livingstone (former State Librarian of NJ, and director of the Monmouth County Library, 1969-1991) brought Jazz musicians to play for the Monmouth County community so that this great Amercan musical art form would be available - at no cost - to all people.   Join us for Mr. Livingstone's return engagement to the Eastern Branch Library as he brings us on a 'sentimental journey' through some of the stories, the music and the photos of his Jazz at the Library's walk down memory lane.  Jack's belief that music and the arts belong in libraries, along with books and people, has never wavered.   Hear about the love affair with Jazz Music and musicians that he has shared - for 45 years - with the residents of Monmouth County!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 20, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There is 1 space available.
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 11:00 AM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Celebrate Eastern Branch Library 50th Birthday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Staff   732-683-8980   
   

Happy Birthday Eastern Branch Library! 

11:00 - 11:30 AM  - Grades 2 and up

Meet New Jersey Author Chris Kreuter and illustrator Jack Parra.  They will introduce their new sci-fi/sports book The Intergalactic Adventures  of the Riny River Bees. Books may be purchased after the program.

2- 2:45 PM  -- Ages 4 and up with families, children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.  Sherlock Holmes 

Takes the Case, a theatrical presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.  Snacks will provided. Free Admisssion by ticket , tickets may be picked up in person starting Monday, October 1 at 9:00 AM.  Food Allergy alert! Please let the librarian know of any food allergies or bring an alternative snack.

This program is presented by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Eastern Branch! 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Special Frankenstein Movie Event: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter

Directed by:  Kenneth Branagh

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, rejects the artifical man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

123 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
eth_origami.png 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 for an afternoon of folding fun.
Group meets monthly  at Library Headquarters when the Library is open and space if available.
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book_bookshelf.png 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Literature of World Language Book Discussion in Arabic (rm 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Hashem Sherif  will lead discussion on Season of Migration by Al Tayeb Saleh

Part of the award-winning series: Literature of World Languages: A Public Forum for Multilingual Book Discussions.

Books are read and discussed in Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic, Italian, Russian and Spanish languages.

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday October 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 AM  -  4:00 AM National Friends of Libraries Week! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff    743 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Take It To The Limit: A Ronstadt/Eagles Tribute by Tim McLoone & The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

It is National Friends of Libraries Week and our Friends of the Monmouth County Library are helping us bring back the spectacular Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with the Atlantic Coast Band.

They will Take It to the Limit as they perfom the songs of The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt. So come for an afternoon filled with great songs such as DesperadoTake it EasyHeat Wave and When Will I Be Loved?

We thank the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for co-sponsoring this concert and maintaining our Concert Grand Piano.  And, become a Friend!

 Entrance doors open at 12:30pm. Seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.  We request that participants do not hold or reserve seats for others.  Library staff reserves a number of seats for a limited time for family/friends of performers

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_semicentennial.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Bobby Darin Story: Beyond the Song with Phil Bruschi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This 50th Anniversary Program is Generously Sponsored by the Friends of Monmouth County Library

Although Bobby Darin has been gone for almost 40 years, his ongoing ageless talent has withstood the test of time. This charismatic, multi-talented entertainer had an amazing range with Rock, Smooth Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Country and Folk music. He learned to dance, play drums, guitar, piano, vibes and harmonica. Sammy Davis Jr., another multi-talented performer, was quoted as saying "Bobby Darin was the only person I never wanted to follow" after seeing him perform. 

Phil Bruschi takes you through the early years of Darin's musical career, who influenced him as a singer/songwriter, the different styles of his music, his nightclub act, changes he went through in the 60's with performing. Phil performs many of Darin's biggest hits. 

"As Long As I'm Singing" is the name of a song by Bobby on an early album which professes his love for singing. Mr. Darin remains forever in our memory because of the body of work he left us. His fans will always be thankful as long as Bobby is still singing. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 53 spaces available.
Monday October 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none.png 10:30 AM  -  10:50 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_circ_clown.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 to 3 1/2. Crafts too!

    Location: Howell
 
lib_reading.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

For ages 10-23 months. Siblings welcome. Stories and playtime.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Baby Bookworms - Ages 10 - 24 months (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:00 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

For you and your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, music, finger plays and playtime!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_rainbow.png 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_mahjong.png 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg (Rm 7) 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_mahjong.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mahjongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets every Monday the library is open from 1:00-4:00 pm.  Bring your game and join us!

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
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rec_playing_cards.png 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

All are welcome!

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none.png 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime – Ages 3 to 5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 2:00 - 2:30 pm (NO STORYTIME OCT 29)

Wednesdays from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of activities, including storytime, crafts, and more!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Hotel Artemis (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Drew Pearce

Starring Jodi Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It's operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop. As the violence of the night continues, the Nurse must decide whether to break her own rules and confront what she's worked so hard to avoid.

97 minutes; (c) Open Road Films

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_reading.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Dog Reading Therapy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read your favorite book with Pippin and Penny. Choose a book from the Library too!

    Location: Howell
 
nat_planet.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! What's Out There? A Planetarium Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Observe the night sky inside a STARLAB portable Planetarium!

Registration is required beginning Monday, October 1 for children Grades K-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_playing_cards.png 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge (Rm 7) 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_computer_desktop.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Girls Who Code (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We are excited to announce a computer program called Girls Who Code.  This organization was founded to support and increase the number of girls in computer science.  The goal of these classes is to inspire computing skills.

This is a 3 part class. Registration is required. Please bring along a laptop to this class.

    Location: Holmdel
       
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Hotel Artemis (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Drew Pearce

Starring Jodi Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum

As rioting rocks Los Angeles in the year 2028, disgruntled thieves make their way to Hotel Artemis -- a 13-story, members-only hospital for criminals. It's operated by the Nurse, a no-nonsense, high-tech healer who already has her hands full with a French assassin, an arms dealer and an injured cop. As the violence of the night continues, the Nurse must decide whether to break her own rules and confront what she's worked so hard to avoid.

97 minutes; (c) Open Road Films

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Next Chapter Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Make friends, talk about books, and read and learn in a relaxed community setting.  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers an opportunity for adults and teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to participate in a weekly book club.  The group meets Mondays at 7:00 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

We are also looking for Volunteers who would like to help facilitate the meetings.  If interested, please contact Kim Avagliano at the library, 732-683-8980.  

Space is limited; please register by calling 1-866-941-8188.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
people_meeting.png 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, and confidential, counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month. 

An appointment is required, visit http://www.businessdevcenter.org/mentor/ or call 732-775-0525 ext. 241

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM English Conversation Classes: English Through Conversation (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

  • To listen and practice English.
  • Learn language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.
  • Meet and speak with others who are learning English.
  • All Classes are free and meet on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8:20pm
  • If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at 732 431 7220 x 7222.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
holiday_witch.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: I Want My Mummy! Halloween craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Halloween Toddler Craft: I Want My Mummy!  Ages 2 and 3 with an adult.  Registration required, Parents you can register each child on line using your

email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM History Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 American Radical Inside the World of Undercover Muslim FBI Agent by Tamer Elnoury

This discussion will be moderated by James Nosuchinsky. 

"A Muslim American working as an undercover agent in a counterterrorism unit in the FBI grapples with his faith while posing as a jihadi sympathizer in this multifaceted, action-packed account of real-life spycraft." --Publishers Weekly

Books are available at theHQ Circulation Desk. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_desktop.png 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft and Dangers of the Dark Web Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Library   732-946-4118   
   

Monmouth County Consumer Affairs Director, Annmarie Devito, explains common computer scams and how to protect your identity.  Cell phone awareness will also be discussed. The program is fluid because Ms. Devito will discuss current scams at the time of the presentation.  

    Location: Holmdel
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM Movie: Marnie (1964) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A compulsive thief is blackmailed into marrying her boss after he finds her breaking into his safe.  When a terrible accident pushes her over the edge, her husband struggles to help her face her demons and her past as the plot races to a shattering, inescapable conclusion.

Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery

120m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Boundaries (2018) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.

Directed by Shana Feste.  Starring Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, and Lewis MacDougall.

Comedy/Drama – 1 hour 44 mins.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Foreign Film Fest: Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantomes d'Ismael) (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

FRANCE

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

Starring Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

114 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_volleyball.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Hit the Target Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Improve your throwing arm with a bull’s-eye target & ball fashioned by you!

Space is limited! Registration required.

Grades K and up.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_autumn_leaf.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_mcteen.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Right Career For You (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

The Right Career for You: A Jersey Job Club Workshop

Choosing a new career can be an exciting and yet a stressful time.  It is a time to evaluate your passions and your interests!

This workshop will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites and the labor market.

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge, through new Jersey Career Connections.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
symbols_handshake.png 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM The Right Career For You (rm 2/3) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

The Right Career for You: A Jersey Job Club Workshop

Choosing a new career can be an exciting and yet a stressful time.  It is a time to evaluate your passions and your interests!

This workshop will discuss career choice, personality, skill set, work values, work interests, websites and the labor market.

This program is made possible through a grant from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. To find a good job in challenging times, successful job seekers look for opportunities to get an edge.  The Jersey Job Club gives you the tools and support you need to find a job.  The Jersey Job Club gives you that edge, through new Jersey Career Connections.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Foreign Film Fest: Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantomes d'Ismael) (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

FRANCE

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

Starring Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

114 minutes; (c) Magnolia Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_oak_leaf.png 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Organic Gardeners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Howell
 
symbols_handshake.png 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level (RM 7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

All classes are free and meet on the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:20 pm.

If you have a question about this class or any Library Program, please call our Reference Librarians at  732 431 7220 x7222.

    Location: Headquarters
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flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Citizenship Preparation Class (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm.

The Fall 2018 Schedule is October 16, October 23, October 30, November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4.

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
       
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
people_meeting.png 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 x7336.

    Location: Wall Township
 
people_meeting.png 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
 
z_cust_mphplchildsrp.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Shake, Rattle, and Read Toddler Storytime – Ages 2 to 3 (With Parent/Caregiver) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Mondays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (NO STORYTIME OCTOBER 29, MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 1)

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 10:50 am (MUSIC PROGRAM OCT 3)

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
holiday_ghost.png 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Family Halloween Craft: 3 Little ghosts Sitting on a Fence! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Craft for halloween: 

3 Little Ghosts Sitting on  Fence!  Ages 2 and up.

Registration Required, Parents please register each child online using your email and phone contact info.   

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 PM     
 
rec_playing_cards.png 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Play Duplicate Bridge (Rm 5) 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_book_open.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

"Cathedral" (1983) by Raymond Carver   A working-class man muses over an impending visit from an old friend of his wife's, a blind man whose disability makes him uncomfortable.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Hostiles (2017) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Stars Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper. 2 hours 14 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_reading.png 3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM KIDS! Colorin Colorado: Bilingual Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Colorado! Bilingual Family Storytime– Ages 10 months to 4 years and their family

Wednesday, October 24 from 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish.

 

¡Colorín Colorado! Cuentos Bilingües para la familia – para niños de 10 meses a 4 años de edad y sus familias

El miércoles, 24 de octubre de las 3:30 hasta las 4:00 pm

¡Acompáñenos para escuchar cuentos y canciones en español e inglés!

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paint_palette.png 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime and craft: Crazy Hair Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Storytime and craft:  Crazy Hair Day!  Making crazy hair pictures.  Grades kindergarten and up.  Registration required. 

Parents, please register each child online using your email and phone contact info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
trans_train.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Fire Prevention Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A Colts Neck fire fighter will show us the largest fire truck and demonstrate some of the tools used to put out fires.

All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_bat.png 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Pumpkin Painting and Storytime! – ages 4 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531 5092   
   

Listen to spooky stories and decorate your very own mini pumpkin to take home and enjoy. SPACE IS LIMITED, ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED at: http://bit.ly/1JRTwHa

    Location: Ocean Township
    Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:31 PM     
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rec_lego_head.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Read a book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Magic, Myth, And Monsters! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join magician Steve Woyce for a spooky good time great for the whole family!

Free tickets will be available from October 9 – October 23.

    Location: Wall Township
 
symbols_color_palette.png 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Motley Mosaics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 946-4118   
   

Blend art, architecture, and design while creating a mosaic masterpiece!

Grades 3 - 5. Registration required.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 12 through November 14, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM League of Women Voters present Monmouth County Candidate Forum Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: League of Women Voters   609 394 3303   contact@lwvnj.org
   

Join your fellow decision makers, bring your questions and hear what the Candidates for Board of Chosen Freeholders of  Monmouth County have to say.

Program is coordinated by the League of Women Voters of Monmouth County.  Light Refreshments will be served. 

Candidates for For a One Year Unexpired Term on the Board of Chosen  Freeholders (beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019):

Lawrence W. Luttrell (D), Gerard P. Scharfenberger (R)

Candidates For a Three Year Term on the Board of Chosen  Freeholders (beginning January 1, 2019 through  December 31, 2021):

John P. Curley (I), Amber Gesslein (D), Susan M. Kiley (R), Brendan Maroney (I)

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Women of Words Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Meets the fourth Wednesday evening of every month the library is open.

This month's selection is A Different Lie: A Novel by Derek Haas.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

Contact:  732-938-2300

    Location: Howell
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
rec_playing_cards.png 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Learn to Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come learn to play bridge! 

9:30 am sessions for absolute beginners.  More experienced play begins at 10:30. 

Taught by Pat Guadagno.

Thanks to the Friends of the Monmouth County Library for their support of this program.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_balloons.png 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Stories and crafts for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: What's Your Pumpkin Face Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool  Halloween craft: What's Your Pumpkin Face?   Ages 31/2 to 5.   

Registration required online, parents please register each child using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
    Registration will begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
lib_book.png 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites / A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

This stunning debut novel of love, family and justice follows Lina Sparrow, an ambitious first-year associate in a Manhattan law firm, as she searches for the "perfect plaintiff" to lead a historic class-action lawsuit worth trillions of dollars in reparations for descendants of American slaves. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM Movie: Tully (Rated R ) (2018) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An overwhelmed woman trying to come to terms with her identity as a wife and mother, finds moral support from the nurse she hires.  Drama Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Emily Haine, Kitty Crystal 95 minutes.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Love, Simon (2018) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhammel

Directed by:  Greg Berlanti

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and his classmates.  When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

110 minutes

    Location: Howell
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ent_note.png 2:00 PM The Day the Music Died Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil Bruschi pays tribute not only to Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens who died in the plane crash of '59 but a number of other rock starts who died long before their time.  Phil will discuss the careers of such artists as Jim Croche, Harry Chapin, John Lennon, Ricky Nelson, and more while singing their hit songs.

Join Phil for this enlightening and entertaining program.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_projector.png 2:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Classic Movie: Rosemary's Baby (1968) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Roman Polanski

Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook, Jr., Charles Grodin

Rosemary's Baby is based on one of the best selling horror novels of the 1960's. It remains one of the creepiest thrillers one can imagine.  Mia Farrow stars as a pregnant newlywed who slowly discovers that the neighbors in her apartment building are not the kindly elderly couple that they appear to be.  

137 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
holiday_pumpkin.png 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM KIDS! Pumpkin Painting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Join us for a story, then paint and take home a pumpkin to enjoy.

Grades K and up.

Registration is required due to limited supplies. Please call the library at 732-291-1956 to register. Registration begins on October 4. This program is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_dog.png 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to a Therapy Dog! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Fine tune your reading skills by showing Connor, the dog, how well you read.  Or just give him a pet!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

 

 

    Location: Allentown
       
 
objects_liberty.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM You Can DO It! Crunch the SAT/Math Test (Rm 5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Are you ready for the SAT? Take this class and Crunch the Math Section. 

Walk in, Bring questions, Take notes. 

All Free, no registration, no card needed, 

Presented by Mike Carlin, Math professor and SAT/Math tutor. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_projector.png 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Rosemary's Baby (1968) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Roman Polanski

Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Ralph Bellamy, Elisha Cook, Jr., Charles Grodin

Rosemary's Baby is based on one of the best selling horror novels of the 1960's. It remains one of the creepiest thrillers one can imagine.  Mia Farrow stars as a pregnant newlywed who slowly discovers that the neighbors in her apartment building are not the kindly elderly couple that they appear to be.  

137 minutes; (c) Paramount Pictures

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
flags_usa.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Local Origins of the Molly Pitcher Legend Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

John Fabiano, Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission presents his research on the true identity of the woman known as Molly Pitcher. 

Could she have been a servant girl from Allentown?

Join us as Mr. Fabiano weaves an intricate tale of espionage and amazing coincidence during this exciting period in American history.

Space is limited.  Registration is required.

You may register in person, online or by calling 609-259-7565.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 24 spaces available.
Friday October 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_mahjong.png 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 27, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Restorative Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

*NEW START TIME -- 9:30 AM*

Join us as Daniele Parisi returns for this eleven-week series of Restorative Yoga.  These 60-minute sessions are held on Saturday mornings from October 6 through December 15, 2018.  Keep yourself feeling well and balanced as we move into the cooler months.    

Please wear comfortable clothing that will allow for a good range of motion.   It is recommended to BYOM (bring your own mat), however some spare mats will be available for those who may not have them. 

Space is limited; Registration is required for each session you plan to attend.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
symbols_new.png 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM English In Action Conversation Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-291-1956   
   

English In Action Conversation Classes are designed for adults, 21 years of age or older, who have a basic understanding of English and are already able to read and write in English. This program gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in English in a friendly, supportive environment and allows them to learn American idioms and appropriate ways of conversing.

This program, sponsored jointly by the Monmouth County Library - Atlantic Highlands Branch and the English Speaking Union (ESU) of Monmouth County, matches English-speaking tutors with students whose native language is not English. The program is modeled after the popular English in Action Conversation program offered by the ESU head office in New York City.

 The dates for the Fall 2018 session are:  Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 17, Dec 8, Dec. 15 (8 classes). 

To join the program as a volunteer tutor, for either Fall or Spring sessions,  please call to register at the Atlantic Highlands Library

In case of inclement weather, please check the Library's website: www.MonmouthCountyLib.org

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An unofficial gathering for chess lovers - beginners to advanced - every Saturday morning that the library is open.  Chess sets supplied.  Please join us!

 

    Location: Howell
 
rec_chess_knight.png 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' (Rm 7) 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 the Library's online calendar, or call 732-431-7220 x7222. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book.png 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Snapology Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Snapology for ages 3 to 6. Registration required 

Build using DUPLO® bricks in this interactive Snapology STEAM workshop! By playing with and manipulating the models, children will experience pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles while exploring energy, motion, and balance

    Location: Howell
    Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
ent_projector.png 1:00 PM  -  2:10 PM Special Frankenstein Movie Event: Frankenstein (1931) not rated Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Starring:  Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke

Directed by:  James Whale

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

70 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar.png 2:00 PM Family Concert: Blue Plate Special Bluegrass Band Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Blue Plate Special Bluegrass Band plays a blend of American roots music featuring strong three part vocal harmonies, mixed with acoustic sounds of accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_gclef.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Concert: Phil Bruschi Sings The Music of James Taylor & John Denver