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Monday June 1, 2015 -  Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun Summer Reading Programs Continue Til August 8! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
  • Children: Every Hero Has a Story
  • Teens: Unmask!
  • Adult Summer Reading:  Escape the Ordinary

COPY & PASTE THIS LINK TO JOIN   --  http://www.monmouthcountylib.org/sr.htm

    Location: All Branches
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
elect_camera Enter the Third Dimension: 3D Photography by Joel Zimmerman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

     Life always comes in 3D but photography rarely does!  Come see this unique new exhibit showcasing the anaglyph, good old fashioned red/cyan, 3D photography work of veteran record label art director Joel Zimmerman.

     Zimmerson was an Art Director in the music business, first at CBS Records and later at Sony Music where he worked with the likes of The Allman Brothers Band, Harry Connick Jr., Terence Blanchard, Train, Philip Glass, Keb' Mo, and Pearl Jam, and while working closely with Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Jeff's brother Barry, was nominated for a Grammy as Art Director for their Vitalogy package. It was a camera and photography that led to his interest in 3 dimensional images.

     In order to enjoy our unique exhibit and get the real 3-D effect,  it is necessary to view the photographs with red/cyan anaglyph glasses. So if you are already a fan of 3-D and are ready for a distinctive gallery experience, stop by and start viewing.   (3D glasses will be provided for viewing.)

 

    Location: Wall Township
Monday June 1, 2015 -  Thursday December 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book & Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Book Discussions    
 
lib_teddybear_reading Kids! Children's Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Movie Listing - All Libraries    
 
misc_usflag Retired Flag Drop-Off Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    731-431-5656   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_lightbulb Teen Programs & Events Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Teen Programs & Events    
 
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Howell Library Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Gently used books and media available for purchase. All proceeds support library programs and enhancements.The book sale is open during regular library hours.

The Friends of the Howell Library are a 501 c (3) charitable organization. New members welcome. Information available at the library.

    Location: Howell
Wednesday July 1, 2015 -  Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
eth_pottery Art Exhibit: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

An exhibit of Blake Patterson's handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, segmented wood bowls will be on display in the library lobby cases for the month of July. 

Mr. Patterson will give a talk and demonstration of his work on Saturday, July 18th at 2pm. 

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

Sign Up for Summer Reading Club!

Enhanced Early Literacy, Learning Enrichment and Social Engagement with certified, professional, caring Children's Librarian is  Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions August 31.  Tuesdays,10:15am, or 11:00am.  Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years: Tuesdays, 11:40am.  Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  Thursdays, 11:00am

Family for Ages 2 and up: Wednesdays, 1:30pm

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower01 On Exhibit: Mixed Media by Pearl Chiang Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
    Location: Headquarters
Friday July 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
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Saturday July 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_usflag Independence Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: All Branches
Sunday July 5, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 6, 2015 -  Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Art Exhibit: Potpourri Acrylics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Acrylic paintings by local writer and aspiring artist Leslie Henderson.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Superhero Craft - School Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade and up in September

Cut out & assemble your own, personal superhero.

In-person registration begins on Thursday, June 25 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Superhero Cape Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Create an awesome superhero cape and take a picture in front of our special superhero mural!

Ages 4-6.  Registration begins June 22.

    Location: Holmdel
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Friday, June 29.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_wizard_hat 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Fit 4 Kids Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Enjoy a magic show about eating right and staying fit. Ages 4 and up.  No registration necessary.

*This program will be held at the Holmdel community/Senior Center: 6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.

 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Superhero Lollipops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Enjoy superhero books and make a sweet lollipop!

Registration is required for children ages 4 and up beginning Monday, June 22.

    Location: Marlboro
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misc_crown 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids - Hero Inside of You Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Youth Stages Presents a workshop. Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Learn to RAP…no, I mean WRAP!! Learn to wire wrap a lovely gemstone or glass bead to make a great pendant.  Student will create from wire and a bead a unique pendant that will look great with any outfit.  You will also make the cord piece the pendant will go on.  So can and have fun wrappin’ the night away!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Marlboro
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer_apple 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Robotics Challenge for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866 941 8188   
   

Learn how to make a robot follow YOUR Commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.htm

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_magic 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Fit 4 Kids presents: Magic Only Show! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join Muscle Man Mike in flexing his magic powers while enjoying tons of interactive tricks, lots of laughter, and one magical feat after another!

Fun for the whole family - All ages welcome!

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_penguin 6:30 PM  -  8:05 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Friday, June 29.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday July 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Black Sea (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, and Ben Mendelsohn. 

Adventure/Thriller –114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: No Reservations (2007) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Food for Thought

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.  A master chef, Kate, lives her life like she runs the kitchen at upscale restaurant in Manhattan with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. With breathtaking precision, she powers through each hectic shift, coordinating hundreds of meals, preparing delicate sauces, seasoning and simmering each dish to absolute perfection.  Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) star.

104 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: Leviathan (Leviafan) (2014)(R) Russia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Andrey Zvyagintsev

Starring: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov

Set in the remote Russian northwest, Leviathan is the tragic tale of one man’s struggle against a corrupt system of power. Kolya, a part-time mechanic, lives on a rocky shore with his wife and son in a house he built himself. When a local mayor attempts to seize the property through a compulsory purchase order he calls in a lawyer friend from Moscow to help fight his case. But the wheels of justice soon prove to be slow, heavy and quite possibly deadly… Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Leviathan has been a critical and audience favorite at film festivals worldwide.  In Russian with English subtitles.

140 minutes.
Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Author:  Jonas Jonasson

After a long and eventful life,  Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop.  The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is planned, but Allan has other plans, so he escapes.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Chains of Champions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

String together bead-iful chains inspired by superheroes or your personal heroes!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_fish_02 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: DIY Bamboo Fishing Pole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

This program is really going to reel you in!  You will be making your very own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

 

    Location: Howell
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Polymer Clay Creations by Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Please call or stop by the Reference desk to register.

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: Leviathan (Leviafan) (2014)(R) Russia Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Andrey Zvyagintsev

Starring: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov

Set in the remote Russian northwest, Leviathan is the tragic tale of one man’s struggle against a corrupt system of power. Kolya, a part-time mechanic, lives on a rocky shore with his wife and son in a house he built himself. When a local mayor attempts to seize the property through a compulsory purchase order he calls in a lawyer friend from Moscow to help fight his case. But the wheels of justice soon prove to be slow, heavy and quite possibly deadly… Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Leviathan has been a critical and audience favorite at film festivals worldwide.  In Russian with English subtitles.

140 minutes.
Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Friends of the Ocean Township Library are hosting a summer sale of gently used books for adults and children. It's a perfect time to stock up for your beach reading!

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

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan

In this fictionalized romantic biography by Nancy Horan (Loving Frank, 2007) it’s 1875 when Fanny Osbourne arrives in Europe with her three children to escape her perpetually unfaithful husband. She soon meets Robert Louis Stevenson and they begin their relationship which includes journeys to Scotland, Switzerland, France, Bournemouth, Colorado, and the South Seas


Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage program- Heroes who Save the Earth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

SCHOOLAGE PROGRAM ; Heroes Who Save the Earth, Stories and a craft.  Grades K -2. Registration is Required.

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Foxcatcher (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Month of Patron Requests!

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances. Stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo. 134 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_magic 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Every Hero Has a Story Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Vacation Reading Club kickoff party.  Come and join the club, if you haven't already, and enjoy the entertaining performer Bob Conrad. 

All Ages

Sign up for Summer Reading Club for all ages at www.MonmouthCountyLib.org/sr.htm

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_computer_apple 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Robotics Challenge for Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264 7164   
   

Learn how to make a robot follow YOUR Commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.htm

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Polymer Clay Creations by Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531-5092   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 866-941-8188   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_stage1 6:30 PM  -  8:20 PM Live Performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Romeo and Juliet is one of William Shakespeare's most popular and most performed plays.  It is the story of two star-crossed lovers whose love and death ultimately reconcile their feuding families.  Romeo and Juliet has inspired operas. ballets, movies and Broadway shows such as West Side Story.

Romeo and Juliet will be performed live in our auditorium by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Next Stage Ensemble.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Advanced Internet Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_sale 10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Book Sale! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Friends of the Ocean Township Library are hosting a summer sale of gently used books for adults and children. It's a perfect time to stock up for your beach reading!

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Black Sea (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

732-938-2300

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

Starring:  Jude Law, Jodie Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

114 minutes 

Location:  Howell

 

 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: Leviathan (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in contemporary Russia, Leviathan is the story of a man’s struggle to keep his ancestral home near the beautiful Barents Sea out of the hands of a corrupt and aggressive mayor. Drama. Starring: Aleksey Serebryokov, Elena Lyodova, Roman Madyanov. 140 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_kapow.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Flying Superheroes - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_penguin 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: The Wedding Ringer (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Columbia Pictures Industries, 101 min., 2015.

Kevin Hart (Ride Along, About Last Night) headlines this comedy centering on a surrogate best man who offers his services to socially awkward grooms. Comedy.  Rated R.

Staring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, and Cloris Leachman

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Superhero 3D Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination! Make your own superhero using assorted 3D shapes!

Registration is required beginning Thursday, June 25 for children Grades K-3.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Learn to RAP…no, I mean WRAP!! Learn to wire wrap a lovely gemstone or glass bead to make a great pendant.  Student will create from wire and a bead a unique pendant that will look great with any outfit.  You will also make the cord piece the pendant will go on.  So can and have fun wrappin’ the night away!

 For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
anim_fish_02 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: DIY Bamboo Fishing Pole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

This program is really going to reel you in!  You will be making your very own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Marlboro
   
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291-1956   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please call Branch to register or for more information.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_whale1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Greasy Luck: Stories of a New England Whalerman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Featuring David Emerson, living history interpreter

Capt. Leland Emerson, master of the brigantine Sarah Ann in the year 1843, recounts the trials and toils of the hunt for Leviathan.  Hear about life on board a whaling ship and of perilous adventures at sea – including encounters with the infamous great white whale, “Mocha Dick.”*

David Emerson’s lifelong career as a living history interpreter includes Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation, Morristown National History Park and The Old Barracks Museum, where he has played a range of characters.  He also is one of the premier George Washington interpreters in New Jersey.

This program is funded by the New Jersey Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

This program is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Township of Ocean Library.

 * Suggested for patrons older than age 8; content appropriate for general audiences.  

    Location: Ocean Township
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lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Dinner by Herman Koch Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.

Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.

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 July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Overview of Services of the Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veteran Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This presentation will provide information about the services, programs, and resources available to county residents 60 years of age and older.  Come and learn what your local government can do for you!

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday July 11, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Thursday, July 2.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_origami_crane 1:15 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join Paper Magician Dorothy Kaplan and the Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday July 12, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Superhero Masks & Shields - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Monday, July 6.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Decorate your own Rocket ship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Read space stories and design a one of a kind rocket ship!

Registration begins Monday, July 6 for children PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

Learn to RAP…no, I mean WRAP!! Learn to wire wrap a lovely gemstone or glass bead to make a great pendant.  Student will create from wire and a bead a unique pendant that will look great with any outfit.  You will also make the cord piece the pendant will go on.  So can and have fun wrappin’ the night away!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Howell
       
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while we design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

 

    Location: Marlboro
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rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 229-2626   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please call Branch TO REGISTER or for more information.

    Location: Oceanport
 
elect_computer3 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Monday, July 6.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Physical Therapy Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Join us for an overview of physical therapy and how it can help you. 

Presented by Crest Physical Therapy. 

Register by calling the library at 732-264-7164.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
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Tuesday July 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

(Tuesday) July 14, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Wall Township Library

(Tuesday) September 8, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) October 13, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Eastern Branch

(Tuesday) November 10, 2015 - 12:00 noon; Headquarters

(Tuesday) December 8, 2015 - 12 noon; Eastern Branch

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_crab 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Crabby Crabs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A British soldier is caught behind enemy lines in Belfast 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien, and deadly landscape.  Directed by Yann Demange.  Starring Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, and Sean Harris.

Action/Drama – 99 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer International Film Festival: Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (2014) (R) Argentina Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Damián Szifron

Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa

From Argentinian director Damia?n Szifron comes six stories, each exploring a different facet of revenge and the various brilliant, mad, toe-curling and hilarious flavors in which it can be dished out...Whether it's taking out a belligerent crime lord, getting even with officious parking enforcement, retribution for infidelity, or good old fashioned road rage, Wild Tales takes acts of vengeance for infuriating, often all too familiar, situations and blows them out to a bitter and hysterical end in this outrageous, tense and ferociously funny dark comedy. Wild Tales was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In Spanish with English subtitles.

122 minutes.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: To The Rescue! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jewelry Making for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 866 941-8188   
   

Learn to RAP…no, I mean WRAP!! Learn to wire wrap a lovely gemstone or glass bead to make a great pendant.  Student will create from wire and a bead a unique pendant that will look great with any outfit.  You will also make the cord piece the pendant will go on.  So can and have fun wrappin’ the night away!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_computer_apple 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Robotics Challenge for Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938 2300   
   

Learn how to make a robot follow YOUR Commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.htm

    Location: Howell
       
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 449-8877   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Summer International Film Festival: Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) (2014) (R) Argentina Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Damián Szifron

Starring: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa

From Argentinian director Damia?n Szifron comes six stories, each exploring a different facet of revenge and the various brilliant, mad, toe-curling and hilarious flavors in which it can be dished out...Whether it's taking out a belligerent crime lord, getting even with officious parking enforcement, retribution for infidelity, or good old fashioned road rage, Wild Tales takes acts of vengeance for infuriating, often all too familiar, situations and blows them out to a bitter and hysterical end in this outrageous, tense and ferociously funny dark comedy. Wild Tales was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In Spanish with English subtitles.

122 minutes.

Studio: Sony Pictures Classic ©

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Program - I'm a Hero Too! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

SCHOOLAGE PROGRAM - I'm a Hero Too!   Stories and a craft. Come hear how we all are heroes.  Grades K -2. Registration is Required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Death Becomes Her (1992) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Month of Patron Requests!

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival. Stars Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn. 104 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM International Film: Wild Tales (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Directed by Damián Szifrón. Starring Darío GrandinettiMaría MarullMónica Villa.  

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Drama - 122 minutes (Argentina)

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Afternoon at the Movies: McFarland, USA (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inspired by the 1987 true story, the movie follows a group of novice running athletes from McFarland, an economically challenged town in the farm-rich Central Valley, California.  Under the direction of Coach Jim White, a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, they give their all to build a cross-country team, overcome the odds, and solidify an enduring legacy. Starring Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, and Ramiro Rodriguez. 129 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Tween Program - Duct Mania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

NEW TWEEN PROGRAM : DUCT TAPE MANIA - Come create a wallet, key chain, someting out of Duct Tape.

Registration is Required.    GRADES 3-5

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Misty, the Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

Grades K and Up.

Registration is Required

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:35 PM International Film: Wild Tales (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control. Directed by Damián Szifrón. Starring Darío GrandinettiMaría MarullMónica Villa.  

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Drama - 122 minutes (Argentina)

    Location: Headquarters
 
food_beer.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Program: Vinnie, Bartender to the Mob Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Vinnie Filoppone’s story began during a Saturday night date at the Surf Lounge in Long Branch in 1963 and ended when the Surf burned down in 1982. Vinnie continues to tend bar to this day, so there is an epilogue….

Join local author Rosemary Calabretta, Vinnie’s cousin, as she shares how Vinnie became “bartender to the mob” and reads from her book.

Rosemary is the author of “Bella, the Bright-Eyed Reindeer” and co-author of “Three Brown-Eyed Girls.” She won second place in the “East Meets West Literary Review” contest in 2013 and is a member of The Jersey Shore Writers.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America.  But upon settling in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery -- the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes -- will not be easy.

 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Registration for the new sessions will take place on July 15 and July 22. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

The English Girl: A Novel by Daniel Silva


The British prime minister has received a ransom demand for his captive lover. Pay in seven days, or she dies and the scandal will be revealed to the media. Gabriel Allon, Israeli secret agent, is called on to rescue Madeline Hart.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Little Failure is the all too true story of an immigrant family betting its future on America, as told by a lifelong misfit who finally finds a place for himself in the world through books and words. In 1979, a little boy dragging a ginormous fur hat and an overcoat made from the skin of some Soviet woodland creature steps off the plane at New York’s JFK International Airport and into his new American life. His troubles are just beginning. For the former Igor Shteyngart, coming to the United States from the Soviet Union is like stumbling off a monochromatic cliff and landing in a pool of Technicolor.

Careening between his Soviet home life and his American aspirations, he finds himself living in two contradictory worlds, wishing for a real home in one. He becomes so strange to his parents that his mother stops bickering with his father long enough to coin the phrase failurchka—“little failure”—which she applies to her once-promising son. With affection. Mostly. From the terrors of Hebrew School to a crash course in first love to a return visit to the homeland that is no longer home, Gary Shteyngart has crafted a ruthlessly brave and funny memoir of searching for every kind of love—family, romantic, and of the self.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Mommy (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A chance encounter with a withdrawn neighbor brings hope to a working class Quebec mother who is determined to care for her emotionally challenged son inspite of the challenges he poses.  Drama. Winner of the 2014 Jury Prize Cannes Film Festival. Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine Oliver Pilon, Suzanne Clement. 139 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: 50 to 1 (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Columbia Pictures, 90 min., 2014.

A human story for horse lovers and non-horse lovers, alike. Based on the true story of 2009 Kenucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, this horseracing drama tells the story horse trainer, vet, and owner who prepare a horse to compete in the Kentucky Derby.  They get the horse into the race, but the odd-looking equine starts as a 50-to-1 longshot.   Drama.  Rated PG-13.

Starring:   Skeet Ulrich, Christian Kane, and William Devane. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
elect_computer3 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel by Rachel Joyce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Harold Fry, a retired sales rep, beleaguered husband and passive observer of his own life, decides one morning to walk 600 miles across England to save an old friend. In playwright Joyce's first novel, Harold wins us over with his classic anti-heroism. Setting off on the long journey, he wears the wrong jacket, doesn't have a toothbrush, and leaves his phone at home--in short, he is wholly unprepared. But as he travels, Harold finally has time to reflect on his failings as a husband, father, friend, and this helps him become someone we, and his wife Maureen, respect.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_asl 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Houdini, My Hero - Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Tom Yurasits in a fun filled show as he performs magic and tells you about his boyhood hero – Harry Houdini.

Ages 5 & up

Children’s Meeting Rooms

Free tickets are available at the children’s desk beginning on Thursday, July 2. 

Everyone attending needs a ticket.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Super Cool Visors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design your unique visor with foam, jewels, and stickers!

Registration is limited and begins Thursday, July 9 for children Grades 1-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM MANGA Madness! Teens: Learn from Mina Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866 941 8188   
   

MANGA Madnesss! Learn from Mina 

Learn the different techniques of drawing your favorite Anime characters from Mina Sanwald, an NYC animator & allustrator!

Mina will be teaching those who have little or no experience.  Let your pencil flow and create a chibi of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.h

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_computer3 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Big Hero 6 (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Make Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_flower02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_swords.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM OUTLANDER Book Club & Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    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 Club & Discussion Series.  Beginning with Author Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, New York Times bestseller, share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work. You may love it, ya ken.

This book discussion group will meet on Thursdays: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2 and July 16. Registration is recommended. Please register below. Limited number of books are available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM MANGA Maddness! Teens: Learn from Mina! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

MANGA Madness! Learn from Mina 

Learn the different techniques of drawing your favorite Anime characters from Mina Sanwald, an NYC animator & allustrator!

Mina will be teaching those who have little or no experience.  Let your pencil flow and create a chibi of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.h

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday July 17, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
nat_stars2 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Friday, July 10.

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

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_familytree 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Blake's Bowls: Meet the Artist and Craft Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Tinton Falls artist Blake Patterson will give a talk and demonstration of his technique for creating segmented, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted wood bowls.  Examples of his work will be on display in the library lobby through July 31st.

 

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nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Super Finger Puppets - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, July 9 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Monday, July 13.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_fish_02 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: DIY Bamboo Fishing Pole Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220   
   

This program is really going to reel you in!  You will be making your very own fishing poles out of bamboo, a fun spin on a favorite summer activity.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
   
 
nat_flower02 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens! Soapmaking DIY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264-7164   
   

Get your creative juices bubbling with custom soap making! This workshop allows you to design and create delicious smelling and functional customized soap bars to keep for yourself or give as gifts!

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Hazlet
   
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_stars2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-683-8980   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Monday, July 13.

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

20 Under 40

Authors from the New Yorker Magazine

July 21

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris

"The Dinner Party" explores the repetitiveness of domesticity and the restlessness that is often associated with it. It also questions to what point is a friendship, or relationship, worth keeping after one has grown out of it or changed. Are the superficial routines of the dinner party worth it? At what point do we stop pretending?

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:55 PM New Release Movie: Run All Night (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman. 

Crime/Drama- 114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
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nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

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

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Waitress (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Food for Thought 

Jenna is unhappily married, squirreling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl until she finds herself pregnant, which throws her plans awry. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with her fellow waitresses, and finds a mutual friendship with the new doctor in town.
Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto and Andy Griffith star.

108 mins.
 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.  Directed by John Madden. Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Billy Nighy.

Comedy/Drama – 122 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: Mommy (2014) (R) Canada Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Xavier Dolan

Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement

A working-class Quebec mother struggles to care for her troubled teenage son until a chance encounter with their shy neighbor offers unexpected hope for a brighter future in this affecting drama from director Xavier Dolan. Diane (Anne Dorval) is a single, uneducated mother whose emotionally volatile son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) resides in a government institution for troubled youths. Determined to care for Steve despite the challenges he poses, Diane brings him back home, where his increasingly erratic mood swings pose more of a problem than she anticipated. Just when it begins to appear as if Diane has reached her emotional breaking point, an encounter with her withdrawn neighbor Kyla (Suzanne Clement), a teacher on sabbatical, offers hope for a brighter future. Unfortunately for all three, a violent transgression from Steve's past soon comes back to haunt him, casting a bleak shadow over a situation that had appeared to be improving. In French with English subtitles.

139 minutes.  Studio: Lionsgate ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_bowling 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Vanquishing Villains Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Demolish any squad of scoundrels time after time with this villainous bowling kit!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609 259-7565   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please Call Branch TO REGISTER or for more information.

    Location: Allentown
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Marlboro
   
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:25 PM New Release Movie: Run All Night (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, and Joel Kinnaman. 

Crime/Drama- 114 minutes.

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: Mommy (2014) (R) Canada Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Xavier Dolan

Starring: Anne Dorval, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clement

A working-class Quebec mother struggles to care for her troubled teenage son until a chance encounter with their shy neighbor offers unexpected hope for a brighter future in this affecting drama from director Xavier Dolan. Diane (Anne Dorval) is a single, uneducated mother whose emotionally volatile son Steve (Antoine Olivier Pilon) resides in a government institution for troubled youths. Determined to care for Steve despite the challenges he poses, Diane brings him back home, where his increasingly erratic mood swings pose more of a problem than she anticipated. Just when it begins to appear as if Diane has reached her emotional breaking point, an encounter with her withdrawn neighbor Kyla (Suzanne Clement), a teacher on sabbatical, offers hope for a brighter future. Unfortunately for all three, a violent transgression from Steve's past soon comes back to haunt him, casting a bleak shadow over a situation that had appeared to be improving. In French with English subtitles.

139 minutes.  Studio: Lionsgate ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_house.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Staging to Sell or Dwell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Helpful hints on how to stage your home to increase its appeal to the most homebuyers and have a higher perceived sales value! Or, use these same hints to make your home more appealing and comfortable for yourself and your family!

Presented by Sandy Levin, owner of Beautiful Interiors Design Group. Recently Sandy was a featured designer on NBC’s nationally syndicated TV show, House Smarts TV.  She also has been featured on the front page of the Luxury Real Estate Design section of the Asbury Park Press, twice in Design NJ Magazine and in other New Jersey publications.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

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

 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dragon 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime- Mythical Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage stories and a craft of mythical heroes. Grades K - 2. Registration is Required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: Spare Parts (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Month of Patron Requests!

Four Hispanic high school students form a robotics club. With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country's reigning robotics champion, MIT. Stars George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega. 83 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_aerobics 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

Ages 4 and up

Calling all super-yogis in training! Come release your creativity on the mat with a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, dancing, meditative arts and crafts and more! If you have a mat, bring it, otherwise bring a water bottle and come dressed to move! Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids!Super Scientists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Do you want to be a super scientist and do fun experiments?  Sign up and participate in this hands on program and find out about different scientific topics while having a great time.

Ages 6-8.

Registration is required.  In person registration begins on Thursday, July 9.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Hero Sea Horses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

These little "horses" can have drawn on capes. Make a matching cape for YOU to wear.

Ages 3 1/2 and Up.

Registration Required.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264-7164   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Hazlet
   
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misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 531-5092   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 449-8877   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

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

Join us as we discuss  The Storyteller: a novel  by Jodi Picoult

Baker Sage Singer lives a solitary life toiling through the night, preparing the next day's bread and hiding scars both visible and buried till she strikes up an unlikely friendship with a retired German teacher.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Registration for the new sessions will take place on July 15 and July 22. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Palisades Park by Alan Brennert

Bestseller Alan Brennert's spellbinding story about a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement park.  Brennert knows how to draw readers in and keep them in the pages of the book. PALISADES PARK spans over 50 years, and the characters are not immune to the world around them - World War II, the Korean War - as well as smaller scale problems pertaining to family life and work.  Even with all the years in between, the story doesn't falter and the characters feel very genuine.   

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

122 minutes  

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Longest Ride (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A former bull-riding champion and a college student fall in love, but while Luke (Scott Eastwood) contemplates returning to the rodeo, Sophia (Britt Robertson) embarks on a career in New York City. Although their conflicting paths threaten their romantic future, they find wisdom and inspiration from an elderly gentleman (Alan Alda) that helps guide them along the way. Drama/Romance. 139 minutes.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_stars2 2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: Superman (1978) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Warner Brothers, 143 min., 1978.

The "Man of Steel" makes his original cinematic appearance in this movie.  Escape the Ordinary and dive into a Super-Hero's world for the afternoon!   Action/Drama/SciFi.  Rated PG.

Staring:   Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_stars2 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! Interactive Astronaut Adventure Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

David Udovic is a local fine artist, muralist, designer, and illustrator.  He will present a dazzling, interactive, astronaut program related to this summer’s SUPER theme, Every Hero Has a Story. This program is recommended for children ages 4 and up. No registration required. 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Superhero Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Discover how density/buoancy can affect everyday items!

Registration begins Thursday, July 16 for children Grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)(G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is, in fact, a gentle giant.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
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nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291-1956   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For teens entering 6th grade and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Please call or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 866 941-8188   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
elect_computer_apple 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Robot Challenge for Teens! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Learn how to make a robot follow YOUR Commands.  Program a robot to complete a maze competition.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.htm

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Pitch Perfect: A Sing-A-Long Movie (2012) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Break out the cups and sing a long to this ACA-awesome movie!

Newly arrived college freshman Beca (Anna Kendrick) can't seem to find her place in Barden University's dog-eat-dog social scene until she discovers a niche that she never knew she was looking for—the school's struggling a cappella singing group, the Bellas. With Beca's help, the Bellas start to break free of their bottom-of-the-barrel status by busting out a new and original sound in a jubilant and wildly funny musical comedy.

Anna Kendrick (Twilight, Up in the Air) heads up an upbeat and exuberantly talented cast that also includes Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Bachelorette), Anna Camp (The Help), Brittany Snow (Hairspray) and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, "30 Rock").

The running time is 112 minutes.

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday July 25, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
anim_penguin 10:00 AM  -  11:35 AM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

FREE tickets available, IN-PERSON ONLY, starting Friday, July 17.

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday July 26, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 6:30 AM  -  8:15 PM Kids! Family Monday Film: The Boxtrolls (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Family Monday Film: The Boxtrolls. 96 min  PG

A young orphan boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends 

from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Write & Draw a Superhero Comic Strip - School Age Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, July 16 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Film: Ex Machina (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alex Garland

Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. (DNA Films)

108 minutes

(c)Universal Studios

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Annie (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Annie is a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard-knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks, advised by his brilliant VP, Grace and Guy, makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in. 

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

"Annie."    2014  Rated PG

118 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Monday Family Film: The Boxtrolls (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids!  Monday Family Film; The Boxtrolls  PG 96 minutes.  A young orphan boy raised by underground

cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator.  Based on the 

children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.  No tickets needed for this film. All are welcome. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sharpen your reading skills and read to a furry friend!

 Registration begins Monday, July 13 for children Grades K and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm to read aloud and discuss a book for one hour. Books are provided by the library.

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 938-2300   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Howell
   
 
food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 229-2626   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please call Branch TO REGISTER or  for more information.

    Location: Oceanport
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM New Release Film: Ex Machina (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Alex Garland

Starring Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac

Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. (DNA Films)

108 minutes

(c)Universal Studios

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: Alex of Venice (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Alex, a workaholic attorney, is forced to reinvent her life after her husband suddenly leaves. While juggling a career case, a young son, and a father struggling with the effects of aging, Alex discovers both a vulnerability and inner strength she had not yet tapped into, all while holding her family together. Directed by Chris Messina. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Messina, and Don Johnson.

Drama – 86 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Summer International Film Festival: Timbuktu (2014) (PG-13) Mauritania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Abderrahmane Sissako

Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki

Not far from Timbuktu, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people struggle under a regime of terror imposed by invading Jihadists determined to control their faith and threaten their way of life. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned and every day the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but their destiny changes when Kidane runs afoul of the foreign occupants and is confronted by their merciless new laws. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Timbuktu is the first ever film submission from Mauritania.  In Arabic, French, and Bambara with English subtitles.

97 minutes.

Studio: Cohen Media Group ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Food for Thought

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.  The family of talented cook from India has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss, drifting after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother. Once there, the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street. Nominated for a 2014 Golden Globe for best performance by an actress, Helen Mirren stars in this feel good comedy/drama.  

122 mins.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_fingerprint.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Police Academy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Become an unofficial "boy in blue" and learn some tricks of the trade!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_sun 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 449-8877   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Wall Township
       
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food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Marlboro
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Summer International Film Festival: Timbuktu (2014) (PG-13) Mauritania Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by:  Abderrahmane Sissako

Starring: Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, Toulou Kiki

Not far from Timbuktu, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd. In town, the people struggle under a regime of terror imposed by invading Jihadists determined to control their faith and threaten their way of life. Music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned and every day the new improvised courts issue tragic and absurd sentences. Kidane and his family are being spared the chaos that prevails in Timbuktu, but their destiny changes when Kidane runs afoul of the foreign occupants and is confronted by their merciless new laws. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Timbuktu is the first ever film submission from Mauritania.  In Arabic, French, and Bambara with English subtitles.

97 minutes.

Studio: Cohen Media Group ©

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversational English for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 29, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime-Super Kids from America's History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage Stories and a craft about Super Hero Kids from America's Historical past.

Grades K- 2. Registration is required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: American Sniper (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A Month of Patron Requests!

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner. 132 minutes. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Kids! Tween Program- Tote Bag Designs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

TWEEN PROGRAM -- TOTE BAG DESIGNS .  Come design and decoate a tote bag.  GRADES 3-5

Registration is Required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
anim_dragon 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Beyond Thor: Viking Heroes and Norse Sagas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Family Event: Viking Heroes & Norse Sagas– Go beyond the movie images of Thor and Loki with the American Swedish Historical Museum’s hands-on Viking experience!  Learn the facts vs. the myths about Norse heroes and culture, and discover what made Vikings such heroic explorers.  Touch museum artifacts from everyday Viking life, join in the telling of a saga, and make a rune stone pendant to take home!

For those entering grades 1-6

In person registration begins on Thursday, July 16 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_sun 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Firefly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

This bug is happy in his jar home.  Come help him decorate it!

Ages 3 1/2 and Up.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
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misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  7:25 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 449-8877   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 866 941-8188   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

 For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Documentary Screening: Civil War Prisons--An American Tragedy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   
A new documentary film, Civil War Prisons - An American Tragedy boldly exposes the underbelly of the Civil War that remains to this day one of the greatest and least-covered tragedies in American History. Well over 56,000 abandoned prisoners perished needlessly due to exposure, starvation, and neglect. Included in the film are many of the Civil War Prisons with emphasis on the suffering and death behind their walls.  The failure to exchange prisoners and the historical figures including politicians and generals on both sides whose warped strategy favored ideology over humanity come under intense scrutiny in this edgy documentary.
 
This documentary is written and produced by Joseph F. Wilson who will be here to introduce the documentary and be available for a Q & A after.  He will be joined by Mike Wilson, the composer who will perform a song from the documentary.
 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie: '71 (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Directed by:  Yann Demange

Starring:  Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Charlie Murphy

A troubled and explosively violent teenager is transferred to adult prison where he finally meets his match - a man who also happens to be his father.

99 minutes 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Movie: McFarland USA (2015) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

When a school incident leaves a cross country coach without a job, he relocates his family to the only place where he can find employment- a rural town in California that is predominately Latino. Although the family doesn’t feel welcomed, Coach White has an epiphany that convinces him that he can change the lives of his students.  He transforms his team of athletes into championship players.  Based on a true story. Drama/Sport. Starring: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriquez. 128 minutes. 

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_summertime 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Life is dandy for everyone in Bikini Bottom until the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen! SpongeBob finds himself joining forces with Plankton and coming ashore to battle Burger Beard, a fiendish pirate.

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Movie: Gone Girl (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

20th Century Fox, 149 min., 2015.

Based on the Best-Seller by Gillian Flynn, the library invites you to look into some of the secrets of a modern marriage in this dramatic thriller.  A perfect "date movie" only for the couples who dream of destroying one-another!   Drama.  Rated R.

Staring:   Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry. 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Superhero Puppets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to " Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathmann and make your own special superhero puppet!

Registration begins Thursday, July 23 for children Grades PreK and up.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  7:25 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291-1956   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please call Branch TO REGISTER or for more information.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
anim_penguin 6:00 PM  -  7:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)(PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
nat_sun 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Design your own Lip Balm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220   
   

What better way to protect your lips from the summer sun then lip balm.  You will be making your very own lip balm to take home and keep your lips feeling silky soft all year long.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
       
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food_cupcake.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens! Polymer Clay Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1 866 941-8188   
   

Create miniature polymer clay figures, food, animals, charms, etc., which can sit on a shelf or hand on a necklace or keychain.  Unleash your inner sculpture and create fun pieces of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM The Fabulous Fifties: Live Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as we step back into the "fabulous fifties" with an original production created by Linda Turash.  Skits, monologues and songs will evoke memories of this popular decade.  Sketches will include a look at television shows of the time, such as “I Love Lucy."  Characters will reminisce about drive-in-movies, Elvis Presley, "American Bandstand", Marilyn Monroe, and more. Opportunities for audience participation will include taking part in a TV game show, and perhaps jitterbugging or showing off their hula hoop skills.  Linda and her cast will be in '50s costume and the audience is welcome to do the same.

Registration is not needed for this event but seating is on a first come first serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM Books 2 Blockbusters Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Join us as we discuss popular books that have been made into a film and will be coming to a theater near you!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

A New York Times bestseller - with more than one million copies sold-by the author of The Girl You Left Behind.

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose...

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life-steady boyfriend, close family-who has never been farther afield than their tiny village.  She takes a badly needed job work for ex-Master of the universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident.  Will has always lived a huge life-big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel-and now he's pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Books are Available at the HQ Circulation Desk. 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 1, 2015 -  Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 A Walk in the Woods: Paintings and Drawings by Anne Cooper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Landscape works by artist Anne Cooper, most of which are painted locally and plein air.  On exhibit in the library meeting room for the month of August.  

Meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, August 8th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Anne has exhibited her work nationally at Medialia Gallery NYC, the New York Public Library, the ANA Money Museum in Colorado, and the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia.  Internationally she has shown her work with FIDEM in their biennial juried shows in Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland.  Her work is in many private collections internationally.  She is a freelance member of the Paint Crew for Reaper Miniatures and also currently painting miniature figures for Fairytale Games Battle Royale.  More of her work can be found at: annecooper.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
trans_car Hitting the Road: the Art of the Oil Company Road Map Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

View a historical collection of oil company roadmaps and enjoy the art and innovation of these antique treasures.  On exhibit for the month of August in the library lobby cases.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 1, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday August 2, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Monday August 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Superhero Capes - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, July 23 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_kids 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Kids! Summer Reading Club Completion Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us with Fit-For-Kids as they present a magic show with Muscle Man Mike & Rocky Rabbit.  All Ages.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_wizard_hat 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Superhero Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

   Join us for fun and laughter! Muscle Man Mike and his puppet Rocky Rabbit will be perfoming his Superhero Magic Show  at the Marlboro Library!  Registration begins Monday, July 20 for children ages 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM MANGA Madness! Teens...Learn from Mina! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 264 7164   
   

MANGA Madnesss! Learn from Mina 

Learn the different techniques of drawing your favorite Anime characters from Mina Sanwald, an NYC animator & allustrator!

Mina will be teaching those who have little or no experience.  Let your pencil flow and create a chibi of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.h

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Superhero Training Camp! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

CALLING ALL SUPERHEROES!

What better place than Training Camp to exercise your X-ray vision or learn to limbo through laser fields?

Practice your super-skills by completing incredible feats, including a kryptonite treasure hunt, and go home with some tremendous prizes!

Fun for the whole family! Registration is required.

 

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_anime_naruto.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM MANGA Madness! Teens... Learn from Mina! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 449 8877   
   

MANGA Madnesss! Learn from Mina 

Learn the different techniques of drawing your favorite Anime characters from Mina Sanwald, an NYC animator & allustrator!

Mina will be teaching those who have little or no experience.  Let your pencil flow and create a chibi of your very own.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

Remember to sign up for UnMask: Teen Summer Reading Club!    www.monmouthcountylib.org/SR.htm

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.

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
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: The China Syndrome (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals 

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.  While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells (Jane Fonda) witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicize the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret. Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas also star in this film that mirrors a real life drama (Three Mile Island) nominated for four Oscars.

122 minutes.
 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

The Maid's Version

Author:  Daniel Woodrell

In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice for her younger sister who was one of 42 people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Guardian Gear Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Put together a uniform & shield to reveal your secret hero alter ego!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: Five Flights Up (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon

Directed by:  Richard Loncraine

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton star in this bittersweet comedy set in the cutthroat world of New York City real estate. After 40 years in the same apartment, Ruth (Keaton) and Alex (Freeman) have decided to cash in on their sought-after Brooklyn home. Enlisting the help of Ruth's real-estate-agent niece, Lily (Cynthia Nixon), they're about to embark on a whirlwind weekend they never imagined. As a series of unexpected events unfolds and offers on the apartment pour in, the pair finds their unwavering love tested in surprising ways.

92 minutes,  © Focus Features

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

Euphoria  by Lily King

One of the New York Times Book Reviews 10 Best Books of 2014, this story is set in New Guinea and is based on anthropologist Margaret Mead’s relationship with her second and third husbands, R.F. Fortune and Gregory Bateson, although author Lily King tinkers with the names and the outcomes in this atmospheric romantic fiction.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories and Craft: We are Brave Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stores and a Craft: We Are Brave!   Grades K - 2   Registration is Required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Focus (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop. Stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro. 105 minutes. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
nat_summertime 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Jammin' Jellies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Create a paper plate jellyfish with purple tentacles!  All Ages.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_soccer 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Fit For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Muscle Man Mike, will introduce you to his puppet “Soccer Sue”, and you’ll learn about eating right, exercising, and enjoying everything.

Ages 5 and up

Wednesday, August 5

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Children’s Meeting Rooms

Free tickets are available at the children’s desk beginning on

Thursday, July 23. 

Everyone attending needs a ticket.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_dance2 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Kuchipudi Dance Demonstration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Trained in Kuchipudi for many years, local dancer Ms.Varsha Garla will present a lecture and demonstration on this classical art form, its origins and the meanings of the various gestures and rhythmic movements create dance. Kuchipudi is an Indian classical dance form steeped in history and performed for thousands of years. Dancers perform with grace and fluid movement with fleet-footed, though quick, steps.

We hope you will join us for this beautiful, enlightening event.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_clock_alarm 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Time Management & You! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Time management is a skill that can be learned and applied to all areas of your life, including your work life. Learn to identify challenges you may encounter that keep you from being productive. Easy-to-implement, practical solutions are available. Acquaint yourself with positive affirmations and how to reframe your mindset and the messages you tell yourself.  Time can be on your side!

Presented by local resident Celia Habbaz, an experienced sales trainer/life coach who has taught proven sales systems to professionals around the world. Beginning with a career in retail sales, Celia has learned that sales is a skill that can be learned and became trained in the Eric Lofholms Sales Sytem, which includes mastering the fundamentals of time management.

    Location: Ocean Township
Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Kids! End of the Summer Reading Event! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us as we finish our 2015 Summer Reading Club! If you have finished either program, come in and celebrate!

Have fun and decorate your own super cool Superhero Headband!

No registration required. For ages 3 and up with families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Kids - Fred Guy Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Fred Stein presents children's music to enjoy or dance to. Join our Summer Reading Club at ww.monmouthcountylib.org.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_tshirt 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Design & Make Silkscreen T-Shirts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431-7220 x7222   
   

Teens! let your imagination run wild while you design colorful t-shirts.  Your designs will be turned into stencils and attached to silk screens, which will then be transferred to you shirts with fabric paint.  We promise a great experience!

Bring your own white 100% cotton t-shirt.

For Teens entering 6th Grade and Up.  Space is limited.  Registration is required.  Please register below, or call Branch for more information.

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheters of the Jersey Shore Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name.

Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Credit Reports and Credit Scores Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Your credit report and credit score provide an inspection report of your past use of credit.  Learn how to obtain, read, understand, and dispute inaccurate information on your credit report.  Discover how your credit score can affect more than your ability to establish or re-establish credit.

Part of the First Fridays for Seniors series

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: A Walk in the Woods: Paintings and Drawings by Anne Cooper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Landscape works by artist Anne Cooper, most of which are painted locally and plein air.   

Anne has exhibited her work nationally at Medialia Gallery NYC, the New York Public Library, the ANA Money Museum in Colorado, and the Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia.  Internationally she has shown her work with FIDEM in their biennial juried shows in Japan, Germany, France, Portugal, Bulgaria and Poland.  Her work is in many private collections internationally.  She is a freelance member of the Paint Crew for Reaper Miniatures and also currently painting miniature figures for Fairytale Games Battle Royale.  More of her work can be found at: annecooper.deviantart.com/gallery/

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Sunday August 9, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_owl 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Animal Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Presented by Eyes of the Wild

You are invited if you are a member of this summer’s Monmouth County Library Headquarters’ Read to Me or Vacation Reading Club.

Monday, August 10 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm

Meeting Room 1 – lower level

Free tickets are available at the children’s desk beginning on

Thursday, July 30.  Everyone attending needs a ticket.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM 3-D Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Use your imagination! Make your own superhero using assorted 3-D shapes!

Registration is required beginning Monday, July 27 for Grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Nature's Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Summer Reading Club Celebration. Many of Earth's Creatures have what seems to be supernatural powers. Comes see some of Nature's true superheroes with the amazing animals from Eyes of the Wild!  All Holmdel Vacation Reading Club participants are invited.  *This program will be held at the Holmdel Community/Senior Center: 6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Yoga for Beginners with Steven Russell Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

If you decide to join us, this program is for adults, ages 18 and older.  Please bring a mat, or large towel to class. 
Sessions will be held on Mondays:  July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday August 11, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Eight Men Out (1988) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes from the mob to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, John Mahoney, Charlie Sheen and David Strathairn star.  

119 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

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

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

 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Leveraging Your Social Networks for a Successful Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come join other job seekers and learn how to maximize your LinkedIn to enhance employment opportunities.  Finding employment still fundamentally relies on making and maintaining contacts and connections in person and in the digital world.  The trick is to utilize technology as a tool to reach companies and individuals who can help you get your resume in front of a hiring manager. This workshop will explain how LinkedIn is not just about maintaining a profile and adding connections, but how it is a robust employment and networking tool that can effectively take your job search to the next level.

Ruth Kaluski, MS, CRC, LMHC, has over 25 years of experience in the field of vocational rehabilitation.  Ms. Kaluski is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  Currently she is the Director of the Career Connection Employment Resource Institute at the Mental Health Association in New Jersey.  Ms. Kaluski holds a Master of Science Degree from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Presented as part of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors weekly open meeting.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_aerobics 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Toddler Yoga with Amy’s Yogabilities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

Ages 2-3 ½

Come play and release your creativity on the mat for a free, fun program that includes asana (yoga poses), yoga games, singing, dancing, meditative arts and crafts and more! If you have a mat, bring it, otherwise bring a water bottle and come dressed to move!

Please note: Registration for this event is absolutely required! Please call the library for details and registration info. (732) 291-1956

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  11:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft: SUPER Stories! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft:  SUPER Stories!! Grades K-2. Registration is Required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids - Super Hero Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Magic of Amazing V. End of the Summer Reading Party follows.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: 5 Flights Up (2014) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A long-time married couple, who've spent their lives together in the same New York apartment, become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Stars Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon. 92 minutes. 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Email Basics—Featuring Gmail Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   

In this lecture, you will learn about the different email providers, how to set up an email account (with a focus on Gmail), adding contacts to your address book, sending, replying, and forwarding emails. This class will also show you how to send attachments.

The lecture will run for approximately one hour and is followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM SHIP Answer Session (By Appointment Only) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SHIP Coordinator   732 728 1331   
   

Please make an appointment with a SHIP Counselor by calling 732 728 1331.

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kapow.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Super Ice Pop Magnets - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Registration is necessary.  In person registration begins on Thursday, July 30, at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm.

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_party1 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! End of Summer Program with Fit for Kids and Muscleman Mike! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Congrats to all of our participants in this year’s Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. As a special reward for being “Super-readers”,  join us for an extraordinary show! Superhero Muscle Man Mike and Baseball Bobby deliver a dynamo performance filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories. Children will be engaged and entertained while learning how to make healthy choices. Don’t miss out on this chance to unleash the hero within. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
school_microscope 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Summer Reading Blow-Out: Super Heroes of Invention! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success by exploring the world of inventions & the heroes that discovered them!

All ages welcome - Fun for the whole family!

Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Book Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun searching for books and win prizes!

Space is limited. Registration begins Thursday, August 6 for Grades K-5.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_stage1 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM The Fabulous Fifties! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Singing!  Dancing!  Skits!

Step back in time to those “fabulous ‘50s” and the memories of this popular decade.  Sketches will include a look at TV shows such as “I Love Lucy.”  Characters will reminisce about drive-in movies, Elvis Presley, “American Bandstand,” Marilyn Monroe and more! Audience members can take part in a TV game show, and perhaps jitterbug with us or show off their hula hoop skills! Cast will be in ‘50s costume, and the audience is invited to do the same!

Presented by L T Productions under Linda Turash

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_masks_bw 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Sisters in Pain: A Play by Myra Danon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Live Performance of 

Sisters in Pain: A Play by Myra Danon

This is a spoof about one woman’s reaction when her husband unexpectedly announces his retirement from his career and his eagerness to spend more “together” time. The thought of her sharing more hours with him than she has had to for many years, fills her with fear and dread, but she knows she must recover--quickly, She is determined to find ways to return to her idyllic lifestyle, regardless of the challenge of having him home all the time. She shares her angst and her plans with her friends, who have experiences of their own to tell.

Any resemblance to persons that seem familiar to any of the characters is purely and utterly coincidental.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 15, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday August 16, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Superheroes & Superhero Buildings - School Age Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a great collage of a Superhero city.

1st grade and up in September

In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Documentary Screening: Jodorowsky's Dune (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dune by Frank Herbert

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.. Directed by Frank Pavich. Starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, and H.R. Giger. 

Documentary – 88 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_bookpurple 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales: An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

20 Under 40

Short Story Authors from the New Yorker Magazine

August 18th

Haunting Olivia by Karen Russell

"Haunting Olivia" is the story of two brothers grieving for their lost sister by searching for whatever ghost or essence she may have left behind.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_whale1 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Spouting Whales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Quiz Show (1994) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show Twenty-One, Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class man from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the aristocratic heir of one of America's leading literary families. Directed by Robert Redford, this film, based on true events, stars John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, Hank Azaria and Mira Sorvino. 

133 mins.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
eth_pyramid.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! History's Heroes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate a different type of hero & become part of history!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Movie: True Story (PG-13) (2014) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones

Directed by:  Rupert Goold

James Franco and Jonah Hill star in this psychological drama based on actual events. After journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) is fired from The New York Times for embellishing a story, he learns that accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco) has been claiming to be him. Hoping this story will save his career, Finkel begins interviewing Longo in prison. But soon, the men find themselves in an eerie game of cat and mouse. Adapted from his memoir of the same name, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

100 minutes, © Fox Searchlight Pictures

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Stories: My Secret Indentity! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Kids! Schoolage Stories and a Craft: My Secret Indentity!  Grades K-2. Registration is Required.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Afternoon at the Movies: 5 Flights Up (2015)(PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A married couple's attempts at selling their New York apartment don't quite go as planned over the course of one crazy weekend. Starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. 93 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: '71 (2014) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. Stars Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. 99 minutes. 

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

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

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

Sign-ups are required. Please choose one session.  
In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 am.  
Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.
Please call if you have to cancel.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-81898   
   

In 1900, a talented pianist finds herself in a desperate situation and agrees to marry an acquaintance who is widowed and lives in Galveston, Texas.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

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

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty


Cecilia assumes she has a perfect marriage, three perfect daughters, and a perfectly organized life. Then she finds a letter from her husband to be opened in the event of his death. She opens it anyway, and everything she believed is thrown into doubt.

Call the library for information 732-938-2300

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Wall Book Club: The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense, Birth of Venus brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling an absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book_signing 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM The Monmouth Creative Writers' Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

 If you have an interest in writing and you care to share your work, the Monmouth Creative Writers' Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 7 o'clock at the Monmouth County Library-Headquarters. Our goal is simply to offer constructive criticism and support to fellow writers. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are interested in reading something to the group, choose a piece that is under 1500 words and bring ten copies to distribute so the group can read along.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday August 21, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 22, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Chess Classes at Atlantic Highlands Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   


  ~~Ages 5 and Up.  Come learn and master the art of chess.  Conducted by experienced instructors.
 
 

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
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Sunday August 23, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 24, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies @ Wall: Shattered Glass (2003) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Scandals

The true story of a young Washington D.C. journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered that he had fabricated his articles. Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic.  Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass invented sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

94 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Spectacular Sand Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create an outstandingly colorful work of art using sand!

Grades K and up. Registration is required.

 

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

New attendees are always welcome at these ongoing classes which emphasize vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

This program is presented by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Waterworld (1995) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," while reluctantly helping a woman and young girl try to find dry land. Stars Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper. 135 minutes. 

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

Join us as we discuss  Bellman & Black   by Diane Setterfield

William visits the grave of his wife and runs into the mysterious Mr. Black with whom he enters into a Faustian bargain saving his daughter and resulting in the development of a funeral emporium.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites: A Bookclub for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Daniel James Brown's robust book tells the story of the University of Washinton's 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans.  The sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936. 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required.

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 291-1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a DUPLO creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO Storytime! Welcome to the club! Duplos will be supplied. No registration required.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM Lost & Found Bereavement Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp   732 462 5240   
   

Lost & Found Bereavement Group  meeting (on second and fourth Wednesday mornings) is devoted to  parents who have lost children.

Lost & Found Bereavement Group meetings (on last Thursday evening of each month) is devoted to all  who have lost a loved one.


 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Evening Book Club: Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Please view the link to the Atlantic Highlands Evening Book Club Blog    http://ahlebc.blogspot.com/

The book schedule for 2015 (dates and books) appears in the right hand column as you scroll down (underneath "Get Blog Updates Via Email!")

If you have any further questions, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
Friday August 28, 2015 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Saturday August 29, 2015 -  Monday September 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_hammer Colts Neck Library CLOSED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Colts Neck branch will be closed for new carpet installation starting Saturday, August 29th through Monday, September 7th. The library will resume regular hours of 1-9pm on Tuesday, September 8th.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday August 29, 2015 Go To Top
nat_sun 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Summer Saturday Hours At Branch Libraries Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Play a game with others, from beginners to champion-level players. 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday August 30, 2015 Go To Top
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_flower02 Headquarters & Eastern Branch are closed on Summer Sundays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    866-941-8188   
   

Headquarters, Manalapan & Eastern Branch, Shrewsbury are closed on Summer Sundays, beginning Sunday, June 21. Sunday service returns on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Connect with us via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  for answers!

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
rec_games 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Wall Game Day: Bridge & Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday September 1, 2015 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Ocean Township Library Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

A Thousand Acres

Author:  Jane Smiley

A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm among his three daughters.  When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will.  This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.

Copies of the book are available in the library.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday September 2, 2015 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7336   
   

A representative from the Surrogate’s office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.
Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x 7336.
 

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

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

School age grades K and up.  Registration is required.  In-person registration begins on Thursday, August 20 at 9:00 am.  Phone registration begins at 3:00 pm if space is available.  Please call if you have to cancel.
 

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, July 15 - September 30, 2015, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 3, 2015 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 4, 2015 Go To Top