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

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

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 All The Events for Your Child - All Free/All Welcome! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P. Findra   732-431-7220x7227   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

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

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

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

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

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: All Branches
Tuesday November 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Manasquan River Group of Artists Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Art Work on display original paintings, oil, watercolor, and pastels.

    Location: Wall Township
Monday November 21, 2016 -  Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading Holiday Donations for Foster & Adoptive Children sponsored by TAB Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220x7222   
   

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is coordinating a holiday gift donation center for children under the care of Foster & Adoptive Family Services of Monmouth County. Children may be in foster care from infants through teen age years.  Won't you please donate a gift card or age appropriate toy or gift via our donation box?  

Collection site is in Library Headquarters, Manalapan from Monday November 21 through Thursday December 15.  Please call for answers or go to Foster & Adoptive Family Services found at https://www.fafsonline.org/

The help foster children of Our Mission is to provide support, training and advocacy to meet the special needs of foster, adoptive and kinship families, who provide safe, stable and nurturing homes for children in foster care. — Foster and Adoptive Family Services (FAFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered charity incorporated in 1974.

Children are placed in care because they are abused or neglected by their parents and it is unsafe for them to remain at home. Resource parents provide the care and support needed at a critical time in the lives of these children. That’s why we believe in supporting resource parents as they help foster children overcome difficult beginnings to lead happy and productive lives.

We believe that children in foster care are the community’s children, with the same hopes and dreams as all children.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 1, 2016 -  Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
nat_rainbow_2.GIF Peace Lights for International Month of Peace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

As a complement to "December is the International Month of Peace," Library Headquarters will display the artistic experience, Peace Lights, which offers a visual symbol of peace and inspires peaceful intent and energies.

Presented by Artists and Holographers Peter Rogina and Eileen Cohen. More information may be found at peace Lights Press Page. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
elect_camera Art Exhibit: Marking the Centennial Year of the National Park Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Commemorate the Centennial Year of the National Park Service by enjoying beautiful photos of the Gateway National Recreation Area, the Sandy Hook Unit, taken by photographer Daniel Berg.  On exhibit all month.  

On Saturday, December 17th, a Park Ranger and a member of the Army Ground Forces Association will be available at the artist's reception to explain what they do for the park, and answer general questions from the public.  Reception will run from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

 

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

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes December 20 and 27.

Thursdays, 10:15am.  No storytimes December 22 and 29.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No Storytimes December 20 and 27.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.  No Storytimes December 21 and 28.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Thursdays, 11:00am. No Storytimes December 22 and 29.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes December 19 and 26.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No Storytimes December 21 and 28.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday December 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_rivers 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM The Adventures from Road Scholar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Meeting new people, touching history where it happened and delving deep into cultures and landscapes by experiencing the world is the key to lifelong learning.

For those travel enthusiasts and perpetual students, Road Scholar Ambassador Stu Kaplan will be sharing personal experiences of transformative learning by sharing in-depth behind the scenes learning opportunities by land and by sea.

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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_megaphone.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Remembering Pearl Harbor: Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor as Dr. James Kane reflects on this very eventful time in history. It was, at the time, the largest naval attack force ever assembled – thirty-three Japanese ships including six aircraft carriers, 350 attack aircraft and the most skilled naval aviators of that era. And on Dec. 7, 1941 at 6:30 AM, on a peaceful, tropical Sunday morning in the central Pacific, the task force came into the wind 220 miles north of the Island of Oahu, in the Territory of Hawaii, and launched its  surprise attack. By 10:00 AM it was over.  The attack on Pearl Harbor left chaos in its wake: Much of our American Pacific fleet damaged,  several battleships sunk  ( including Arizona with 1177 brave sailors and Marines entombed ), more than twenty-four hundred Americans dead, (some of whom were civilians) hundreds more wounded,  aircraft destroyed on the ground, – and it plunged America into WW II.

President Roosevelt would refer to Dec. 7, 1941 as a date which will live in infamy. 

This fast-paced, one hour program will tell that haunting story – in lecture, slides of the actual attack, and audio presentation. A must see for all Americans as we near the 75th anniversary of that fateful, tropical morning in the Pacific.

Dr. Kane is a former teacher, prep school headmaster, principal and, for twenty five years, a Superintendent of Schools. He presently is a professor of history at William Paterson University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University, a master's degree from Columbia University and a doctor of education from New York University. Dr. Kane is a graduate of the Officers Candidate School, United States Marine Corps, at Quantico, Virginia, and holds the rank of Captain, USMCR.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_megaphone.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Remembering Pearl Harbor: Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor as Dr. James Kane reflects on this very eventful time in history. It was, at the time, the largest naval attack force ever assembled – thirty-three Japanese ships including six aircraft carriers, 350 attack aircraft and the most skilled naval aviators of that era. And on Dec. 7, 1941 at 6:30 AM, on a peaceful, tropical Sunday morning in the central Pacific, the task force came into the wind 220 miles north of the Island of Oahu, in the Territory of Hawaii, and launched its  surprise attack. By 10:00 AM it was over.  The attack on Pearl Harbor left chaos in its wake: Much of our American Pacific fleet damaged,  several battleships sunk  ( including Arizona with 1177 brave sailors and Marines entombed ), more than twenty-four hundred Americans dead, (some of whom were civilians) hundreds more wounded,  aircraft destroyed on the ground, – and it plunged America into WW II.

President Roosevelt would refer to Dec. 7, 1941 as a date which will live in infamy. 

This fast-paced, one hour program will tell that haunting story – in lecture, slides of the actual attack, and audio presentation. A must see for all Americans as we near the 75th anniversary of that fateful, tropical morning in the Pacific.

Dr. Kane is a former teacher, prep school headmaster, principal and, for twenty five years, a Superintendent of Schools. He presently is a professor of history at William Paterson University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University, a master's degree from Columbia University and a doctor of education from New York University. Dr. Kane is a graduate of the Officers Candidate School, United States Marine Corps, at Quantico, Virginia, and holds the rank of Captain, USMCR.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/4, 12/2.

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_manga_girl.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Anime Club (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Meet with other Anime/Manga enthusiasts - Japanese Anime art and culture discussed. Join us monthly to watch, discuss and draw anime, and to generally just have fun.  Snacks served.

For grades 6 - 12. Registration is required.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has ended.
Saturday December 3, 2016 -  Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Holiday Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

(Monday, December 12-$1 Bag Sale begins)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_document_tack 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Adoption and the New Law Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

 A presentation on the new Adoption Records law (P.L. 2014, c.9) and its implementation.   Vignettes from "A Simple Piece of Paper", a film on Illinois adoptees receiving their original birth certificates, will be shown.   Information and forms will be available, as well as a Q&A period.  Those needing help filling out forms may stay to receive support in doing so. 

There will be one presenter each for birth parents and for adoptees wishing to send forms to the Office of Vital Statistics.  Forms are available online at http://www.nj.gov/health/vital/adoption/

Presented by NJCARE

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_stage1 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids: The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge” - A family program for all ages.

The “Traveling Lantern Theatre Company” presents  a holiday tale of a mean, penny-pinching loner who turns into a caring, generous person.

You man even become a participant in this lively dramatization of the classic story!

No registration necessary.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1,2, and 3; please park in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM RB Express in Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Exemplifying the tight harmonies and rhythms of the early street corner groups, The RB Express offers a perfect blend of your favorite Doo Wop, Oldies, and Retro music along with some holiday songs for your listening pleasure. Come out and enjoy one of the finest, most entertaining bands to emerge from the Jersey Shore. 

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 7th Annual Home for the Holidays Concert with the Billy Lawlor Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us for our seventh annual holiday celebration featuring the Billy Lawlor Trio!  These jazz performers' wonderful renditions of your holiday favorites are sure to put you in the mood to celebrate the season! Billy Lawlor, a keyboardist, vocalist and entertainer, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Shore music scene since the '70s as leader of the Billy Lawlor Band.

This Howell Library holiday tradition is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Howell Library.  The Friends will provide light refreshments after the concert.

    Location: Howell
Sunday December 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Manalapan Health Dept Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Richardson   732 446 8345   
   

Emergency Management Practice session

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_dance1 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM KIds! Nutcracker Family Fun Sunday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come enjoy excerpts from the classic holiday ballet  The Nutcracker in a live performance by the Performing Arts Ensemble of Red Bank.

NOTE!!!! No registration or tickets required BUT Space is limited. All aes welcome, children under 5 must be accompnaied by an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Introduction to iPad Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

If you have an iPad and don't know how to use it, this is the class for you!

Daniel Berg, an Apple Certified Technician, will go through the necessary functions and applications to get you started. Please bring your iPad with you (iPad2 and up, and iPad mini).

Space is limited, so please register online, or call the library to reserve your spot

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
   
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, Songs and Crafts for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 21 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
       
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z_cust_berks1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

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

Want to play Bridge or Mah Jong? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.                                                              Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.                                                                                                                  

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture Series: Rasputin and the Empress Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 X7222   
   

World War I Centennial Commemoration Film, Lecture and Discussion Series 

Lecture by Historian Neil O'Connor before the screening of Rasputin and the Empress (1932/NR)

A prince plots to kill the mad monk Rasputin for the good of the Czar, the Czarina and Russia.  Directed by Richard Boleslawski.  Starring John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore.

WWI related books & DVDs will be available for sale after the lecture. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! Make Your Own Gift Wrap Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun coloring and decorating  special wrapping paper!

Space is limited. Registration required beginning Monday, November 21 for children Grades 3-5.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
anim_hummingbird 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Kids! Cooking for the Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Cooking for the Birds – Ages 5 and up
Monday, December 5 at 6:00 pm
Make a suet-less bird food mix and wooden feeder for winter birds!

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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 meets 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
 
misc_smiley 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tweens! Let's Make Toys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-229-2626   
   

Grades 3-6. Rick Mikula shows you how to make amazing toys and useful things from discarded household items! Make something for yourself or to give as a gift. Registration required; call, stop in or sign up online http://bit.ly/1LAkTpm beginning November 17. 

    Location: Oceanport
       
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bottle Mosaics Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

It is so easy to transform a simple recycled glass bottle into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece.  Come join us and create a mosaic bottle/vase that you can add to your room or give to someone as a Holiday gift.

Requirement:

All teens need to bring an empty glass bottle - water or wine etc. Please have the label removed.

For grades 6-12. Registration is required. 

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of Library Annual Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Beth Stamp     bethcstamp@yahoo.com
   

Please stop in to find out more about the Friends of the Monmouth County Library!

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's: The Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Attendees will learn: 

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia
  • How Alzheimer's affects the brain
  • Causes and risk factors
  • How to find out if it's Alzheimer's disease
  • The benefits of early detection
  • How to address a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.
When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation—and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

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
 
elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Filling Out a Job Application Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to fill out an online job application.  Come to this class and practice filling out an application; learn how to navigate the application page; know what you need to be prepared. 

You must have an email account in order to complete the application.

Space is limited; please register here in advance, or call the library to register.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:30 PM New Release Movie: Captain America: Civil War (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man..  Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.  Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson.

Action/Sci-Fi - 147 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids`! Color Your Own Wrapping Paper Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Have fun coloring and decorating special gift wrapping paper!

zregistration is required.  This program is intended for children ages 3.5-5 years old.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
rec_hotairballoon 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Live Life in Color; Adult Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Join us  Tuesday afternoon and unleash your creative genius.

This week we find inspiration in coloring pages that reveal uplifting quotes.

 Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

    Location: Allentown
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: From Here To Eternity (1953) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. Directed by Fred Zinnemann.  Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Cliff, and Deborah Kerr.
Drama/Romance/War – 118 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Operation Petticoat (NR) (1959) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit pink sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses while patrolling the South Pacific.

Starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis

124m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen. But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and she eventually found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer. Unfulfilled as a miner's wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house.

    Location: Ocean Township
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ent_gclef 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Hulahonney for the Holidays! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come dance along with Hulahonney to seasonal music for Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanza and Eid al-Fitar.  Karen Emslie will share

Polynesian dances using pol balls, grass skirts, and bamboo sticks. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required in person, by phone, or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
misc_kids 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Foil Relief Images Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Create a striking piece of abstract art with a few simple materials!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_snow 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5.

    Location: Howell
 
office_pencil 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Transfer Drawings - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Draw something in one place, and have it appear somewhere else!

K and up

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Wednesday, November 23.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Captain America: Civil War (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man..  Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.  Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson.

Action/Sci-Fi - 147 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Hell or High Water (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by David Mackenzie

Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges

In this crime-drama movie, two desperate brothers, Toby and Tanner, risk their liberty in order to save their family farm in West Texas from foreclosure.  Toby, a divorced father that is seeking a better life for his son, and Tanner, a snarky ex con, plan a scheme to rob a bank.  However, they get pursued by two Texas Rangers who are determined to catch the two brothers.  One of the Texas Rangers is Marcus, an old man that only has a few weeks until his retirement. 

122 minutes; (c) CBS Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_vote.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:25 PM US Citizenship Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
This course, for adults 18 years and older with permanent residency (green card holders), prepares individuals to take the United States Citizenship test.  It will cover questions on the citizenship test and the fundamentals of United States history, constitution, and forms of government. 

The class is held on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8:20pm. We ask that you register for this class, so that we will have materials for everyone attending. To register, you can call our Reference Desk (732 431-7220 x7222) 

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

    Location: Headquarters
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_guitar01 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   
Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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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
 
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Out About Health Insurance via The FoodBank Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: FoodBank/Health Insurance Help   732 643 5888   
   

Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Don't get caught paying a penalty this year!

The staff of the FoodBank has become a qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators.  Their services are avilable to answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance from November through January to help you Enroll for Affordable health insurance.

They will be in Library Headquarters between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:

11/16/16, 12/7/16, 12/21/16, 1/4/17 and 1/18/17.  

Questions?  Call 732 643 5888

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   
Baby and Toddler Music Concerts featuring Miss Melissa’s Music for Aardvarks and other Mammals
Join us and “rock out” with drums, bells, shakers, balls, and Miss Melissa’s guitar at this one-of-a-kind music event!
2 sessions:
9:30 – 10:00 am – Ages 10 months - 2 years
10:30 - 11:00 am – Ages 2 - 4 years
No registration required. 
    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_games 12:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Indignation (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection amid the ongoing Korean War. Stars Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts. 110 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_usflag 3:00 PM Songs and Letters of World War II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Nealis    732-946-4118   
   

Join us in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Traveling Literary Theater will be performing an uplifting tribute to the men and women who struggled, fought, lived and died during World War II.

December 7, 2016 at 3pm
The Holmdel Community Center

 Seasoned professional actors in military costume, share personal letters, quotes and accounts of the war. International Jazz singer, Maggie Worsdale performs a number of songs that best represent the feeling and mood of the era.

No Registration required. All are  welcome to light refreshments

 
misc_usflag 3:00 PM Songs and Letters of World War II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Nealis    732-946-4118   
   

Join us in commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Traveling Literary Theater will be performing an uplifting tribute to the men and women who struggled, fought, lived and died during World War II.

December 7, 2016 at 3pm
The Holmdel Community Center

 Seasoned professional actors in military costume, share personal letters, quotes and accounts of the war. International Jazz singer, Maggie Worsdale performs a number of songs that best represent the feeling and mood of the era.

No Registration required. All are  welcome to light refreshments

    Location: Holmdel
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM KIds! Schoolage Your Name in Code Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Do you know what your name would look like in binary code?  Come create a necklace or bracelet using the binary code.

Grades K and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
lib_teddybear_reading 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Happy Holidays Teddy Bear or Elmo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Celebrate the holidays with a teddy bear or Elmo  craft, or make both!

All Ages

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Make-it and Take-it Holiday Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Make-it and Take-it Holiday Craft – Ages 5 and up
Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 pm
Celebrate the New Year with this special craft project!
 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Schoolage Activity: Cupcake Ornament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades K and Up

Deck the halls with yummy cupcakes!  Make a cupcake ornament to hang on your tree!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Gingerbread stories and craft for grades k and up.

    Location: Howell
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ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mahjong for Beginners! (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Have you heard about Mahjong?? It is similar to the Western card game rummy. Mahjong is a game that originated in China and is played in South Korea and Japan.  It is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.  Come and gain a basic understanding of the game's fundamental components, including pieces, rules and playing strategy.

For grades 6-12. Registration is required.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
 
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York TimesWall Street Journal 
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent 
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports and Value Line
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of OnLine Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library) and Newsbank for National Newspapers and obituaries
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with West Law  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing-A-long with Les! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

***Special Preschool Program***
*Registration requested in-person, by phone or online at http://bit.ly/1IqH549
 

Kids! Sing-A-long with Les!
Thursday, December 8 at 10:30 am


Sing, laugh and learn as you join Charley the Guitar and Chef Karafe for an interactive sing-a-long

based on the humorous children’s book, What’s Our Names? by Les Kraft.

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    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_kids 10:35 AM  -  11:05 AM Kids! Silly Sweaters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Design a silly sweater using a hodgepodge of crafting supplies!

Registration begins  Monday, November 21 for children ages 2 and up with parent/caregiver.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Cafe Society (2016) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Woody Allen

Starring:  Steve Carell, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll

A New Yorker moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle, a powerful and well-connected agent.  He soon falls for his uncle's secretary, unaware that she is secretly having an affair with his uncle.  Disillusioned, he returns home to run a nightclub for his gangster brother.

96 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Indignation (2016) Rated R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Indignation is a drama based on the best- selling novel by Phillip Roth which tells the story of a brilliant working-class Jewish boy from Newark New Jersey who attends a small conservative college in Ohio.    Starring Tracey Letts, Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon 1 hr. 50 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Little Boy (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Life in an idylic small town is upended when a beloved father is sent off to fight in the Second World War.  While his world is broken, a child's inner abilities are awoken when a strange visitor comes to town.  Watch miracles occur and see how the power of faith and devotion has the ability to reach right through time and space.

Starring:  Emily Watson, Jakob Salvati, Kevin James, David Henrie, Tom Wilkinson, and Ted Levine

Drama/War-- 106 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Classic Movie: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Starring Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker

The amazingly detailed true story of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the personal account by Doolittle Raider Ted Lawson.  Stunned by Pearl Harbor and a string of defeats, America needed a victory -- badly.  To that end, Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, a former air racer and stunt pilot, devises a plan for a daring raid on the heart of Japan itself. To do this, he must train army bomber pilots to do something no one ever dreamed possible -- launch 16 fully loaded bombers from an aircraft carrier!  Remarkable in its accuracy, this movie even uses film footage from the actual raid. (KC Hunt)

138 minutes; (c) MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_kidsreading1 4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Put your family's creativity to the test to create whatever you can dream up, from mazes and games to full sized robots or structures, using cardboard. Visit www.cardboardchallenge.com for more information.

All supplies will be provided. Fun for the whole family!

Regsitration begins Thursday, November 17 for children grades K-5 with parents/caregivers.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 4:00 PM  -  4:55 PM Kids! Cooking for the Birds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Cooking for the Birds - Ages 5 and up
Thursday, December 8 at 4:00 pm
Make a suet-less bird food mix and wooden feeder for winter birds!

 

    Location: Allentown
       
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z_cust_lawpl-libclub 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! LEGO® Storytime 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.

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
holiday_wreath 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM The Mrs. Claus Holiday Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join Kitty Jones of Kit's Interactive Theater starring as Mrs. claus! Share the good cheer of the Yletide season by participating in jolly stories, singing festive songs, and dancing with Sugarplum Fairies!  Great for the whole family!

Free tickets required. Space is limited. Tickets will be available starting November 28 through December 7.

    Location: Wall Township
 
food_cupcake.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM TWEENS! Winter Cupcakes! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

Grades 3 and Up

Decorate a sweet treat with a frosty, winter theme.  Learn how to decorate a cupcake like a professional, and take your treat home to enjoy. 

Registration required in-person, by phone, or online at: http://bit.ly/1P1i4Vu

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Holiday Movie Night! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Cozy up at the library for a viewing of the holiday classic movie: “The Polar Express”. Wear your PJ’s and come hungry! Pizza, cookies, and a hot chocolate bar will be offered. Please register by calling the Atlantic Highlands Library at (732) 291-1956. This program is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bottle Mosaics Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

It is so easy to transform a simple recycled glass bottle into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece.  Come join us and create a mosaic bottle/vase that you can add to your room or give to someone as a Holiday gift.

Requirement:

All teens need to bring an empty glass bottle - water or wine etc. Please have the label removed.

For grades 6-12. Registration is required. 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:50 PM Classic Movie: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Starring Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker

The amazingly detailed true story of "The Doolittle Raid" based on the personal account by Doolittle Raider Ted Lawson. Stunned by Pearl Harbor and a string of defeats, America needed a victory - badly. To that end, Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, a former air racer and stunt pilot, devises a plan for a daring raid on the heart of Japan itself. To do this, he must train army bomber pilots to do something no one ever dreamed possible - launch 16 fully loaded bombers from an aircraft carrier! Remarkable in its accuracy, this movie even uses film footage from the actual raid. (KC Hunt)

138 minutes; (c)MGM

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_candle_1.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Chanukah and Christmas: What do those Traditions Mean? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 X7222   
   

Why is the solstice celebrated by both Christians and Jews through Christmas and Chanukah? What makes the festivals of freedom and salvation? Candles and trees, dreidels and Santa do not or should not define who we are. To better understand and appreciate what some refer to as Chrismukkah, join Rabbi Brooks Susman and church historian Christopher Bellitto for a lively presentation and discussion.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies—with a few stipulations: No Ivy-Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.
 When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she’s put to work right away—as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer’s eccentric nine-year-old, a boy with the wit of Noel Coward, the wardrobe of a 1930s movie star, and very little in common with his fellow fourth-graders.
 As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank’s father is, how his gorgeous “piano teacher and itinerant male role model” Xander fits into the Banning family equation—and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

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 December 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_quilt 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Harness the Power of Handwork and Craft for Healing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   
Americans today use their hands less for creative work and also suffer from higher rates of anxiety and depression, particularly around the holidays. Creative handwork is closely linked to parts of the brain that process emotion and memory.  
 
Join us and discover how engaging our hands in creative pursuits – at any age – builds new synapses in the brain, generates calm, makes mental space for solution-oriented contemplation, and creates greater emotional balance in how we approach the world around us - and within us.
 
 Perhaps this holiday, one of the most precious gifts we can make, for ourselves or others, is to make time to make. 
 
Monmouth County resident Callie Lasch is a Producer, Director, and Writer of public interest media.  For over 20 years she has advocated for a greater appreciation of handmade craft as a powerful and transformative tool for learning, cognitive development, and healing. Callie is currently developing exhibitions and events to advance the dialogue and understanding of craft’s role in the hand/brain connection.  
    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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_usflag 2:00 PM Was Radar in Use at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on America that initiated World War ll, hear the real operational story of radar at Pearl Harbor in 1941, radar that was developed at Fort Monmouth, Fort Hancock and Camp Evans in New Jersey.  Presented by radar historians from InfoAge where the history of this most significant technological development of WWll is being preserved for future generations.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_usflag 2:00 PM Was Radar in Use at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on America that initiated World War ll, hear the real operational story of radar at Pearl Harbor in 1941, radar that was developed at Fort Monmouth, Fort Hancock and Camp Evans in New Jersey.  Presented by radar historians from InfoAge where the history of this most significant technological development of WWll is being preserved for future generations.

    Location: Wall Township
 
holiday_wreath 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Winter Wonderland Concert: Performed by Dave DeLuca Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

It's the most wonderful time of the year--time again to be dazzled and delighted with first rate musical merriment as Dave DeLuca performs the very best holiday favorites. "Winter Wonderland" is a feel-good family-oriented event filled with yuletide whimsy and winter wonder that celebrates the magic of the holiday seasons through songs such as "Let it Snow", "Baby It's Cold Outside", "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Jingle Bells", and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" as well as novelty songs like "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas", and "Dominick The Donkey". 

Dave DeLuca is a New Jersey native, an accomplished singer, songwriter, musician, and recording engineer who has been performing for over 40 years. He is also a member of the Songwriter's Guild of America, and has had songs published by BMI. In December 2011, he auditioned for and won a starring role in the Count Basie Theatre's "5th Annual Sinatra Birthday Bash," beating out hundreds of other hopeful performers. He is currently overseeing production of "The Star-Spangled Songbook", a tribute to the great American composers and lyricists who crafted our body of popular standards, for a future airing on PBS.

There is no registration for this event, but seating is on a first-come first serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
ent_stage1 10:00 AM  -  10:40 AM Kids: Sing a Song, All Day Long! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Join Mrs. Tamara Koveloski of Youth Stages in an engaging sing-a-long/play-along concert of fun and interactive songs, just for the little ones!

Ages 10 months – 3 ½ years old with parent/caregiver

Free admission by ticket only; Tickets are available at the Childlren's Desk beginning Thursday, December 1.  Every person attending, needs a ticket. 

Lower Gallery Level.

Please park in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Bricks 4 Kidz Family Fun Saturday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come tap into your inner engineer in a Pokémon-style LEGO®   workshop and build Dratini, Pikachu, Poké Balls and more

out of colorful LEGO®  bricks. Learn a building technique used by master builders! Ages 5 and up. Registration is required, in person

by phone or on-line. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
holiday_xmastree 2:00 PM RFM Trio Holiday Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come celebrate the season with Nick Rudinsky, guitar, Ethan Fria piano and Kevin Moonman upright bass as they perform holiday standards with a jazz twist.  

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: Marlene VerPlanck & Trio Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

An ageless chanteuse, Marlene became one of the nation's busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and MelTorme to Kiss. Following appearances on Alec Wilder's historic National Public Radio series, "American Popular Songs," in the 1970s, Marlene emerged as a leading solo performer. Appearances at Carnegie Hall, Michael's Pub and the Rainbow Room brought rave notices, and national TV shows, including "Entertainment Tonight," "The Today Show" and CBS's "Sunday Morning," featured profiles of the increasingly popular singer.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
z_cust_isl-readtome 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories, Songs and Crafts for ages 2-3 1/2. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
z_cust_berks1 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

    Location: Howell
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

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

Want to play Bridge or Mah Jong? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.                                                              Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.                                                                                                                  

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mandie Fletcher

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks

Based on a show brilliant in its uncensored bad behavior and satirical humor, this movie features Edina and Patsy, two hard-drinking, drug-taking, completely and outrageously selfish middle-aged women.  After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss in the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.  

91 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Unique Unicycles - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Scoot your fingers along on this one-wheeled vehicle!

K and up

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, December 1.

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
anim_owl 6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM Barn Owls and Bones Activity - Ages 5 and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Barn Owls and Bones Activity - Ages 5 and up
Monday, December 12 at 6:00 pm
Discover what barn owls eat by dissecting the bones and fur inside owl pellets.

 

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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 meets 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
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Release Movie: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Mandie Fletcher

Starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks

Based on a show brilliant in its uncensored bad behavior and satirical humor, this movie features Edina and Patsy, two hard-drinking, drug-taking, completely and outrageously selfish middle-aged women.  After attracting both media and police attention for accidentally knocking Kate Moss in the River Thames, Edina and Patsy hide out in the south of France.  

91 minutes; (c) 20th Century Fox

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bottle Mosaics Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

It is so easy to transform a simple recycled glass bottle into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece.  Come join us and create a mosaic bottle/vase that you can add to your room or give to someone as a Holiday gift.

Requirement:

All teens need to bring an empty glass bottle - water or wine etc. Please have the label removed.

For grades 6-12. Registration is required. 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Tuesday, December 13 - 11am; Headquarters

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

 
    Location: All Branches
 
rec_paintpalette 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: Button Star Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children ages 2 and 3 will make a craft for the holidays. Registration is requied.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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elect_computer3 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Filling Out a Job Application Online Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Learn how to fill out an online job application.  Come to this class and practice filling out an application; learn how to navigate the application page; know what you need to be prepared. 

You must have an email account in order to complete the application.

Space is limited; please register here in advance, or call the library to register.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Picture frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Listen to winter stories and make your own unique picture frame!

Registration begins November 21. Thuis program is intended for children ages 3.5-5 years old.

    Location: Marlboro
       
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Movie: Love and Friendship(PG) (2016) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

The beautiful widow Susan Vernon has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society.  She decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

Starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

92m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg.
Comedy/Drama – 111 minutes.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Thin Ice! 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: Thin Ice!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_snow 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5.

    Location: Howell
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  5:45 PM Kids! Paws for Reading - Read to Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

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

Grades K and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
z_cust_mcteen 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Bottle Mosaics Workshop (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

It is so easy to transform a simple recycled glass bottle into a beautiful mosaic masterpiece.  Come join us and create a mosaic bottle/vase that you can add to your room or give to someone as a Holiday gift.

Requirement:

All teens need to bring an empty glass bottle - water or wine etc. Please have the label removed.

For grades 6-12. Registration is required. 

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Revisit 1939 when Campbell's Soup sponsored a radio show feature of A Christmas Carol starring Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge and Orson Wells as the Narrator.  This version, presented by NINE Theatricals, will feature actors dressed in 1930s and '40s garb and take on various characters.  Sound effects, vintage commercials and Christmas carols will add to the fun.

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

    Location: Howell
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 5:30 AM  -  6:30 AM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

This month we are reading "The Siren" by Kiera Cass!

For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.

We Meet on a Wednesday Night Every Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up!

 

 


 

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

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

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

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

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

Dietland
By Sarai Walker

Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin. Part coming-of-age story, part revenge fantasy, Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession—from the inside out, and with fists flying.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de fiancailles(2004)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young woman searches relentlessly for her fiancé who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War I.  Drama/Mystery/Romance Starring: Audrey, Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster  2 hr. 13 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_meeting1 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Estate Planning Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When it comes to sorting facts from fiction in estate planning, Paul R. Daniele, Esq. from Milvidskiy Willis LLP will cover the frequently asked questions and common misconceptions regarding this topic. Paul will also go over wills & trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, Medicaid qualification as well as estate taxes. 

Mr. Daniele has been practicing law in New Jersey for 49 years. He earned his J.D. at New York Law School in 1967. Since that time, he has become an integral part of the legal community and the community at large. Mr. Daniele served as an assistant prosecutor (1968-1974) and sat as a Newark Municipal Judge for 27 years (1979-2006). Mr. Daniele was awarded the Newark Peace Prize in 1991. As a Judge, Mr. Daniele was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Municipal Court Practice Committee. He has instructed college-level legal courses at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Registration is required for this event by stopping into the library, calling at 732-431-5656 or registering below.

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Imperium (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts. 109 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
holiday_wreath 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Family Holiday Movie Matinee – Arthur Christmas (PG) - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Family Holiday Movie Matinee – Arthur Christmas (PG) - All ages
Wednesday December 14 from 3:00 - 4:45 pm
Deck the halls with wonder when Arthur plans a crazy mission with a rebellious young elf and a retired Grandsanta to deliver a forgotten present.  ©Sony Pictures .

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Schoolage Mini Snow Globes craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come create a mini snow globe for yourself or to give as a gift. Grades K and up. Registration is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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holiday_santa_hat 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Visit with Santa Claus! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Share your holiday wishes with Santa and take a special picture.  Santa will read his favorite tale to...YOU!

All Ages

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Frosty the Snowman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Visit the library for our fun, jolly snowman craft. 

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

    Location: Ocean Township
       
 
nat_snowman 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Tweens! Sweet Snowman Creations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Grades 3-5

First, make a deconstructed snowman ornament for display, then get creative with sugary sweets to build snowmen and snow sculptures you can eat!

Space is limited; registration required in-person, by phone, or online beginning November 28.

    Location: Wall Township
       
 
ent_magic 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids: Holiday Magic and Illusion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

It's the perfect holiday treat, with magic, mind reading, illusion and comedy.  Prepare to be amazed by Tom Yurasits, magician extraordinaire!

Grades K & up

No Registration required.

Children's Meeting Rooms

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Holmdel Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat Carty   732-946-4118   
   

Join the Holmdel Teen Book Club! 

For Teens in need of a good book! A place to talk, read, write, create and have fun.

This month we are reading The Siren by Kiera Cass!

We meet once a Month at 5:30pm! Call for more information or to sign up




 
 

    Location: Holmdel
 
ent_magic 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids! Magic Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Children of all ages will help Santa on a Magical North Pole Adventure. No Registration.Presented by DennisTheMagician. All Ages.

This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Howell Library

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, September 14 - December 14, 2016, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   vchris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Storytime for all ages. 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Adler - Ages 5 and under Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Kids Music Round with Miss Dianne Adler - Ages 5 and under
Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 am
Children will listen to music, play instruments, experiment with sound, and use scarves and rhythm sticks to creatively express themselves!

    Location: Allentown
       
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Plainsong Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

A heartstrong story of family and romance, tribulation and tenacity, set on the High Plains east of Denver. From unsettled lives emerges a vision of life, and of the town and landscape that bind them together – their fates somehow overcoming the powerful circumstances of place and station, their confusion, curiosity, dignity and humor intact and resonant.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Thursday Morning Book Club: The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 Ext7225   
   

The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton is a heart-wrenching debut novel of family, forgiveness, and the exquisite pain of love
 
When Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be her grandson, she doesn’t believe him. Her grandson and her daughter, Yuko, perished nearly forty years ago during the bombing of Nagasaki. But the man carries with him a collection of sealed private letters that open a Pandora’s Box of family secrets Ama had sworn to leave behind when she fled Japan. She is forced to confront her memories of the years before the war: of the daughter she tried too hard to protect and the love affair that would drive them apart, and even further back, to the long, sake-pouring nights at a hostess bar where Ama first learned that a soft heart was a dangerous thing. Will Ama allow herself to believe in a miracle?

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Sparkly Star Decorations Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 will make sparkly stars as decorations.  Ages 3 1/2 to 5. Registrarion is required, in person, by phone or on-line.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Our Kind of Traitor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

An English couple vacationing in Morocco is approached by a money launderer for the Russian mob who asks for their help in defecting to British intelligence.  While handling their case, an MI6 agent realizes that the mob has links to several prominent British politicians.

Directed by:  Susanna White

Starring:  Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Jeremy Northam, Alicia von Rittberg

107 minutes

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

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

 

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

Blankie Depot gladly welcome handmade blankets of all sizes and styles (knit, crochet, quilt, fleece, flannel). Their volunteers distribute handcrafted infant hats, cancer caps, newborn booties and layettes, children’s sweaters, pillow cases, gloves, scarves, outwear sets, pajamas, tote bags and handcrafted soft plush toys. Blankie Depot volunteer outreach includes area facilities that serve fragile children, including: state hospitals, cancer treatment facilities, health clinics, homeless shelters, youth hospice, behavioral clinics, grief counselors, special-needs camps and state non-profits. 

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_microphone2 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Klezmer Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 536 9406   
   

Join us for a holiday concert featuring Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band
The group plays a variety of Eastern Europe, German, Russian, Spain, Hungary, Ukraine, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, polka and czardas.

TICKETS ARE MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT

AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BEGINNING DEC.  1 AT 10 AM.  

4 TICKETS PER FAMILY


For more information call the library at (732) 536-9406

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Despite a wealthy New York heiress' absolutely attrocious singing voice, her delusional drive steers her toward becoming the greatest Opera star the City of New York has ever seen!

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda.

Comedy/Drama-- 111 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Classic Movie: Citizen Kane (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Orson Welles

Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

120 minutes; (c) RKO

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: Fair Fight by Anna Freeman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Enter the world of female pugilists and their patrons in the late eighteenth century Bristol, Ruth’s future looks bleak until she catches the eye of Mr. Dryer a rich Bristol merchant and enthusiast of the ring.  He trains Ruth to be a boxer; soon she rules the blood-spattered sawdust at the infamous Hatchet Inn. When Mr. Dryer takes an interest in training her husband Tom, it is Mr. Dryer’s wife who poses a proposition to Ruth.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 3:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Family Holiday Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Family Holiday Movie Matinee: Arthur Christmas (PG) - All Ages
Thursday, December 15 from 3:00 – 4:45 pm
Deck the halls with wonder when Arthur plans a crazy mission with a rebellious young elf and a retired Grandsanta to deliver a forgotten present.  ©Sony Pictures

    Location: Allentown
       
 
misc_quilt3 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Blend art, architecture, and design when using mosaic tiles to make eye-catching and useful containers!

Grades 3-7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
nat_stars2 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Star Wars Trivia Night (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

So you think you know everything about Star Wars?? Come and test your knowledge as we cover trivia from all the Star Wars movies.

Let's all get in the spirit to prepare for the release of the movie: Rough One: A Star Wars Story (December 16). May The Force Be With You.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Classic Movie: Citizen Kane (1941) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Orson Welles

Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore

When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane's (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane's friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane's life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man's final word, "Rosebud."

120 minutes; (c) RKO

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Attack on Pearl Harbor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Attention All History Buffs!!!
Presentation:  The Attack on Pearl Harbor – in honor of the 75th Anniversary
Presented by history enthusiast: Cole Snedeker

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Attack on Pearl Harbor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Attention All History Buffs!!!
Presentation:  The Attack on Pearl Harbor – in honor of the 75th Anniversary
Presented by history enthusiast: Cole Snedeker

 

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

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Kids! Holiday Card Craft Drop In Table Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

'Tis the season to wish holiday greetings to family and friends! Visit our drop-in table and create some holiday wishes of your own.

We have the supplies ypou bring the creativity. No registration required.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_camera 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Art Reception: Marking the Centennial Year of the National Park Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Commemorate the Centennial Year of the National Park Service by enjoying beautiful photos of the Gateway National Recreation Area, the Sandy Hook Unit, taken by photographer Daniel Berg.  On exhibit all month.  

On Saturday, December 17th, a Park Ranger and a member of the Army Ground Forces Association will be available at the artist's reception to explain what they do for the park, and answer general questions from the public.  Reception will run from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Festive Flutes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

There will be music in the air as The Festive Flutes perform a medley of holiday favorites for their annual stop at Wall Library.  Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle as they perform classical, traditional and modern favorities in the main area of the library.

 

    Location: Wall Township
Sunday December 18, 2016 Go To Top
nat_snow_02 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Holiday Concert presented by Tim McLoone &The Shirleys Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a very special Holiday Event as Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with The Atlantic Coast Band perform seasonal classics. 

This concert is co-sponsored by the Manalapan Seniors Chapter Two.

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

    Location: Headquarters
Monday December 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

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

Want to play Bridge or Mah Jong? Come and join other groups in the meeting room.                                                            Participants need to know how to play the game and game sets will be provided.                                                                                                                  

    Location: Wall Township
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z_cust_mckids 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Chess for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Chess for Kids – Ages 5 and up
Monday, December 19 at 4:00 pm
All playing levels welcome! .

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Go To Top
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Delmonico by Daniel Handler

Delmonico is an artful variation on the "locked-room mystery" that pays homage to Hollywood noir.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_kidsreading1 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Gingerbread Friends -Toddler Stories and Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Movie: Hell or High Water (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. Directed by David Mackenzie. Starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine, and Jeff Bridges.

Crime/Drama – 102 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Joyful Noise (PG) (2012) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When the people of Pacashau, Georgia look to the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition, the discord between its two leading ladies threatens to tear them apart.  Their new director, Vi Rose Hill, stubbornly wants to stick with their traditional style, while G.G. Sparrow thinks they should try something new.

Starring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah

118m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

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

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Film: Southside With You (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Richard Tanne

Starring Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers

Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989.

84 minutes; (c) Roadside Attractions

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Out About Health Insurance via The FoodBank Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: FoodBank/Health Insurance Help   732 643 5888   
   

Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Don't get caught paying a penalty this year!

The staff of the FoodBank has become a qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators.  Their services are avilable to answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance from November through January to help you Enroll for Affordable health insurance.

They will be in Library Headquarters between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:

11/16/16, 12/7/16, 12/21/16, 1/4/17 and 1/18/17.  

Questions?  Call 732 643 5888

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon Musical Interlude featuring vocalist Sandy Sasso Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Join us for an hour of live music by Charlie's Band featuring a variety of musicians, instruments, and song selections from the Great American Songbook as well as some smooth jazz and Latin sounds. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns for this performance. Sandy teaches voice and piano locally. She tours world-wide and has shared her talent with jazz legends, presidents, and many entertainment greats. Take a mid-week break with us at the library.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“Dead Men’s Path” (1962) by Chinua Achebe   

A young idealistic man is sent to an underperforming village school in Nigeria to clean up its image, but cultural conflict arises between modern ideas and traditional beliefs.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM International Film: The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Families are complicated. Especially when Eli, the father who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom and Justine, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes, without her knowledge. When Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart. Will they be able to make peace before it is too late?  In French with English subtitles.

Drama/Comedy - 98 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

A New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success. Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. 110 minutes.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:10 PM Movie: It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore. 130 minutes

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, December 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
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anim_dog_scottie 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Read to Peaches, Our Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

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

All Ages

    Location: Colts Neck
       
 
anim_dog1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Holiday Reading to the Dogs – Grades K and up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Holiday Reading to the Dogs – Grades K and up
Wednesday, December 21 at 4:00 pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.  Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves.

 

 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
relig_star_david 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Hanukkah Gelt Bag Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

All Ages

Celebrate Hanukkah as we read holiday stories, then make a bag for your gelt (chocolate candies) honoring the light of the season.

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

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, December 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM International Film: The Day I Saw Your Heart (2011) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Families are complicated. Especially when Eli, the father who's about to be 60, is expecting a baby with his new wife. Upon hearing this news, his two grown daughters, Dom and Justine, are shocked. To get closer to Justine, Eli has the bright idea of making friends with all of her exes, without her knowledge. When Justine falls in love again and Eli is about to ruin everything, this family is on the verge of falling apart. Will they be able to make peace before it is too late?  In French with English subtitles.

Drama/Comedy - 98 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday December 22, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Movie:Christmas in Connecticut (1945) (Not Rated) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this perennial Christmas classic, a war hero becomes the object of a publisher’s publicity stunt when he wins a Christmas dinner to be prepared by the magazine’s food writer who has lied about being a housekeeping expert. Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet   Comedy/Romance 1 hr. 42 min

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Love the Coopers (2015) PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Jessie Nelson

Starring:  Diane Keaton, Marisa Tomei, John Goodman, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Jake Lacy

A series of unexpected events disrupt Christmas Eve as four generations of the Cooper family gather for their annual holiday celebration.  Eventually the family comes together and regains the spirit of the season.  

120 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM About Time (2013) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

In this romantic comedy, a young man finds that even something like time travel isn't enough to make finding true love easy.

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie.

Drama/Fantasy/Romance-- 123 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Classic Movie: Escape From Alcatraz (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz -- America's most infamously brutal and inescapable maximum security prison. Morris quickly realizes the prison's dehumanizing effects and clashes with its cruel warden (Patrick McGoohan). Fed up with life at Alcatraz, Morris and two convict brothers (Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau) meticulously plan the unthinkable: an escape from the island.

112 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Family Movie Matinee: Finding Dory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Dory, a lovable amnesiac ble tang, decides to go in search of her parents with the help of her  clownfish friend, Nemo and his dad, Marlin.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Classic Movie: Escape From Alcatraz (1979) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Siegel

Starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a hardened con with a history of prison breaks, is sent to serve the rest of his life sentence at Alcatraz -- America's most infamously brutal and inescapable maximum security prison. Morris quickly realizes the prison's dehumanizing effects and clashes with its cruel warden (Patrick McGoohan). Fed up with life at Alcatraz, Morris and two convict brothers (Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau) meticulously plan the unthinkable: an escape from the island.

112 minutes; (c) Paramount

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Friday December 23, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 24, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday - Library closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, 2016.

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday (Buildings closed; Online always open!) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, 2016.

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via 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
Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_wreath Christmas Holiday -Library is closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monmouth County Library Headquarters and All Branches are closed Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, 2016.

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

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

downloadable magazines (via Flipster)

research (via EBSCO), 

audio & eBooks (via Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (via Sirsi) ,

learn a new language (via 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
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: War Dogs (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.  Directed by Todd Phillips.  Starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, and Bradley Cooper.
Comedy/Crime – 114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Meet Me in St. Louis (NR) (1944) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This musical set in 1903 St. Louis is the story of the Smith family who soon learns Mr. Smith is being transferred to a new position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis just before the start of the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair.

Starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien

113m.

    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_filmproj 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Winter Break Matinee: The Secret Life of Pets (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 3:00 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! Winter Break Movie Matinee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Kubo and the Two Strings (PG)

Kubo, a young Japanese storyteller, must find his samurai father's magical armor in order to defeat an evil spirit from the past.

Feel free to bring a snack from home!

All ages

No registration necessary.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
school_esl 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Conversation English / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Emphasis on vocabulary and pronunciation. Please bring a pencil and notebook.

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
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Wednesday December 28, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_filmproj 10:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! - Winter Break Movie Matinee : Finding Dory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

(©Walt Disney Studios) Rated PG 

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents, with the help of a young clown fish named, Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks).

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Vintage Series: Movie: East of Eden (1955) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this screen adaptation of the best-selling novel by John Steinbeck, a strong-willed young man contends for affection from his religious father while reconnecting with is estranged mother. Drama/Romance  Starring: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris 2 ½ hrs.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Café Society (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man. Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell. 96 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! - Winter Break Movie Matinee : The Secret Life of Pets Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kate Benedict   732-531-5092   
   

(©Universal Studios) Rated PG 

What do our pets do all day when we're not home? For the critters living in a Manhattan apartment building, the answer is: whatever they want! 

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! LEGO Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Hear a LEGO  story and make your own LEGO creation.  Save a memory of your design on Mom or Dad's smart phone!

All Ages

    Location: Colts Neck
       
Thursday December 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:00 AM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Café Society (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Set in the 1930s,  Café Society is a bittersweet romance about a young Bronx native who moves to Hollywood, falls in love and then goes back to New York where he becomes involved in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carrell, Kristen Stewart Written and directed by Woody Allen.  Comedy/Drama/Romance   96 min.

Lion’s Gate Films Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Fathers and Daughters (2015) R Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Gabriele Muccino

Starring:  Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Jane Fonda, Diane Kruger, Bruce Greenwood

An acclaimed writer struggles to care for his young daughter following a car accident that kills his wife and leaves him with a head injury that causes violent episodes.  Years later, the daughter, who is now a social worker with long standing intimacy problems, is put to the test when she tries to connect with an abused child. 

116 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Visit this off-the-wall romantic comedy in which a man learns that an ex-girlfriend has had her memories of him erased from her mind, in an experimental procedure.  He decides to do the same, all while struggling in his own mind to save the memories. 

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, and Elijah Wood.

Drama/Fantasy/Romance-- 108 minutes.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
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misc_ballet_box.gif 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

This is the third program in a race relations series called Communicating Across the Racial Divide.  The documentary film Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be shown, followed by discussion.  

 Sponsored by the Greater Red Bank Area League of Women Voters

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday December 30, 2016 -  Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF E-Reader Tutorials for Library on the Go! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Attention: e-Reader Owners!

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

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

In less than 20 minutes, you will know how to download free e-Books from the Monmouth County Library onto your e-Reader! (Available when library is open.)

 
    Location: Hazlet
Friday December 30, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Come and play Mah Jongg! Bring your set. Fridays throughout the month.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday December 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_party1 5:00 PM New Year's Eve - Library will Close at 5PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
    Location: All Branches
Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 Happy New Year! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Monmouth County Library Commission and Staff  wish our patrons, friends and neighbors  a very Happy New Year!

Please add us to your resolutions  and visit us more often  for books, concerts,  children's programs, DVDs, homework help! 

Now we can be with you whereever your phone or tablet is via our free Mobile app for events and information!  To download:  www.monmouth.boopsie.com

We look forward to seeing you more often, in our branches and on social media: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.  Check us out in 2017!

With your Card and through our app (monmouth.boopsie.com) or via our website (MonmouthCountyLib.org), look at the magic you can make:

Renew and  request books, dvds, cds! 

Get info on programs such as:  Educational, Entertaining, Engaging, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Tai ChiChih for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills,  popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.  

Access your free Flipster magazine subscription,

Access your free research and newspaper subscriptions via EBSCO (i.e.,NYT, WSJ, Consumer Reports)

Questions? Email our answer experts with mcl@monmouthcountylib.org.

 Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

    Location: All Branches
Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm. No Storytimes January 2 and 16.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday January 1, 2017 -  Sunday December 31, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping Book and Short Story Discussions; Author Talks! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   Your Branch   
   

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

Book Discussions    
    Location: All Branches
Monday January 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_party1 Happy New Year! (Library buildings are closed; online always open!) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x 7222   mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Monmouth County Library Commission and Staff  wish our patrons, friends and neighbors  a very Happy New Year!

Please add us to your resolutions  and visit us more often  for books, concerts,  children's programs, DVDs, homework help! 

Now we can be with you whereever your phone or tablet is via our free Mobile app for events and information!  To download:  www.monmouth.boopsie.com

We look forward to seeing you more often, in our branches and on social media: Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.  Check us out in 2017!

With your Card and through our app (monmouth.boopsie.com) or via our website (MonmouthCountyLib.org), look at the magic you can make:

Renew and  request books, dvds, cds! 

Get info on programs such as:  Educational, Entertaining, Engaging, Esteem Building programs for Children, for Teens, for Adults, including  Read To a Dog for young reluctant readers, Tai ChiChih for Adults, Practice & Hone Your Interviewing Skills,  popular movies, musical and live theater programs, book and short story discussions, computer learning classes.  

Access your free Flipster magazine subscription,

Access your free research and newspaper subscriptions via EBSCO (i.e.,NYT, WSJ, Consumer Reports)

Questions? Email our answer experts with mcl@monmouthcountylib.org.

 Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

    Location: All Branches
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Bill Lynn's Long Halftime by Ben Fountain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America’s most sought-after heroes. Now they’re on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

Among the Bravos is nineteen-year-old Specialist Billy Lynn. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and support our troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the team’s owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Over the course of this day, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Directed by Clint Eastwood.  Starring Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.
Biography/Drama – 96 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: P.S. I Love You (2007) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Holly, a 22-year-old widow, must put her life back together after losing her husband, she discovers he has left her a list of tasks revealed in 10 messages, delivered anonymously, that gradually ease her out of grief and leads her to a new life--without him.

Starring Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, and Harry Connick Jr.

126m.

    Location: Wall Township
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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.

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Independent Film: Equity (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Meera Menon

Starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy

Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop is threatened by a financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption.

100 minutes; Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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
 
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Out About Health Insurance via The FoodBank Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: FoodBank/Health Insurance Help   732 643 5888   
   

Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Don't get caught paying a penalty this year!

The staff of the FoodBank has become a qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators.  Their services are avilable to answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance from November through January to help you Enroll for Affordable health insurance.

They will be in Library Headquarters between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:

11/16/16, 12/7/16, 12/21/16, 1/4/17 and 1/18/17.  

Questions?  Call 732 643 5888

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch… she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father. Stars Renee Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent. 123 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Classic stories for grades k and up. Craft included. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies.

    Location: Howell
Thursday January 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs as well as crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
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nat_stars2 12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Sleep Deprivation, Insomnia, and the Solution Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Are you part of the 70 million people in the U.S. having trouble sleeping?  Do you or someone you know take a prescription sleeping aid? Are you sleep walking, sleep shopping or sleep driving?  

Sleep deprivation is an increasing epidemic in the U.S.  Over 54% of Americans suffer from symptoms of insomnia every year.  Numerous studies prove sleep deprivation leads to increased absenteeism and decreased productivity, and that decreased sleep can also lead to obesity and heart disease, among other health conditions.  

Today is your wake-up call to understanding the necessity of sleep and to learn ways to improve your sleep habits and live a healthier and happier lifestyle at home and in your workplace. 

Presented by Dr. Tyler Richards of The Wellness Champions

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:15 PM Movie:Sully (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Sully is based on the true story of US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, and the successful emergency landing of the Airbus A320 Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, Sully faced an investigation, fame, and doubts about his actions during that fateful day.  Starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart  Directed by Clint Eastwood  1 hr. 13 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stephen Herek

Starring:  Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Billy Magnussen

A smart-mouthed girl bounces around from one foster home to the next, causing trouble at each stop with her unruly behavior.  A kindhearted woman eventually takes her in and breaks through the child's rough exterior, becoming the mother she's never had.

99 minutes

 

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
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  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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 fo all levels to join the group.  Don't know how... the group can help.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns.  (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Bill Lynn's Long Halftime by Ben Fountain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents—caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew—has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America’s most sought-after heroes. Now they’re on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show.

Among the Bravos is nineteen-year-old Specialist Billy Lynn. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and support our troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the team’s owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Over the course of this day, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years.

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 January 6, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting to Know You: A Virtual Tour of Your Library and Its Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

In the first 'First Fridays for Seniors' program of 2017, come get a virtual tour of your Monmouth County Library and all of the services and resources available to you with your library card.  You may be surprised by what is right here under your nose and in the palm of your hand!

Also, take the opportunity to make requests and suggestions for the upcoming year of 'First Fridays' programming.  

 

Presented by staff of the Monmouth County Library

 

    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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Gas Money by Troy Lewis Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Come meet author Troy Lewis as he discusses his book Gas Money a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever.  Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, the collection of true stories captures the perspective and imagination of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Learn to Code with Mirobot  for Tweens in Grades 5-7
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Concepts covered; alphabet, numbers and shapes.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime for socialization. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 10, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM New Release Movie: Jason Bourne (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.  Directed by Paul Greengrass.  Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander.

 

Action/Thriller - 123 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Return to Me (2000) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

When a Chicago Building Contractor's wife is tragically killed in an automobile accident, her heart get donated to a waitress at a local Italian restaurant; fate intervenes and brings them together.

Starring David Duchovny, Minnie Driver and Carrol O'Connor

116m. 

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Magnificent Seven (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Seven gun men in the Old West gradually come together to help a poor village against thieves. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.
Action/Western – 133 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM New Release Movie: Jason Bourne (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.  Directed by Paul Greengrass.  Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, and Alicia Vikander.

 

Action/Thriller - 123 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

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

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

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

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

Florence Gordon
 By Brian Morton
An engaging novel about a woman who has lived life on her own terms for 75 years, only to find herself in the center of her family’s various catastrophes. Brian Morton introduces unforgettable characters, especially Florence, who can take down those around her with one line, but who finds there are realities even she cannot outwit.
 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM World Cinema (China) Movie: House of Flying Daggers (Shi mian mai fu) (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this elegant tragic-romance set in the year 859 A.D., the Tang dynasty is beset by rebellion from a revolutionary group known as the Flying Daggers. Leo and Jin, a pair of law enforcers have been given the task of ferreting out the leaders of the revolution. When Jin is introduced to a beautiful blind dancer, he gains her trust in a game of skill and forces her to tell all she knows about the Flying Daggers. Directed by Zhang Yimou Action/Adventure/Drama Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau  2 hrs.

Sony Pictures Classics

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:25 PM Movie: Southside with You (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side. Stars Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway. 84 minutes.

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Classic stories for grades k and up. Craft included. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_rivers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM History in Monmouth: Hamilton vs. Burr Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

History in Monmouth: Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr

Born on this date in the mid 1750s, Alexander Hamilton was an author, a soldier, a lawyer, a politician…and now a Broadway star! He wrote the Federalist papers, which are considered the cornerstone of the “American Experiment,” and was our country’s first Secretary of the Treasury. His shortened life was so controversial that we aren’t even sure what year he was born.

Aaron Burr was born in Newark February 6, 1796, to a distinguished line of preachers. He was a lawyer, politician, soldier and senator who almost became the President of the United States.

Burr and Hamilton were parallel prodigies, colleagues, and friends, yet they became bitter and deadly enemies, culminating in their tragic duel on the heights of Weehauken on July 11, 1804.

Their parallel lives crossed in 1778 at the battle of Monmouth when both were serving as lieutenant colonels in the American army – Burr as a field commander and Hamilton on George Washington’s staff. Both were important participants in the battle. Dr. David Martin, the president of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield and an award warning author, teacher and lecturer, will offer new analyses of the roles played by Hamilton and Burr at Monmouth and the effect of the battle on their future careers. Please join Dr. Martin for the ninth in his series of lectures in important individuals who helped shape Monmouth County.

No registration is needed, but it is requested in case of inclement weather. Snow date for this program is February 16, 2017.

    Location: Headquarters
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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, January 11 through March 29, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs as well as crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie: Jason Bourne (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Paul Greengrass

Starring:  Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander

Jason Bourne, now remembering who he really is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

123 Minutes
 

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Movie:Bridget Jones’ Baby (2016)(R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this sequel, forty something Bridget Jones, discovers that she is pregnant, but she can’t seem to figure out if the lucky bloke is her on- and-off boyfriend, or her new love. Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones Comedy/Romance 2hr. 3 min.

Miramax

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_scissors&glue 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Polka Dot Snails - 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 required, call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, December 29.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
food_cupcake.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 7 Solutions to Sugar Cravings Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Certified Health and Life Coach, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Francesca Locicero, will give a brief overview on the following topics: 

- Why you crave sugar at certain times - What works and what doesn't work - Why you get stuck - Getting sugar cravings under control

Registration is Required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Branch.

 

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
office_dollarsign 7:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Can You Increase Your IRS Refund for 2017? A Tax Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Every year, taxpayers send the IRS hundreds of additional dollars, because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits. Attend a Tax Seminar presented by IRS Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff for information that may save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.  Mr. Ermoloff will cover some of the following subjects:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Noteworthy changes for calendar years 2016 and 2017
  • Deductions other than itemized deductions
  • Itemized deductions if taxpayer do not claim the standard deduction allowance
  • Eligible tax credits that reduces tax debt dollar for dollar
  • Planning for the costs of a child’s future college education
  • Planning for retirement needs
  • Planning options to save taxes on taxable social security income
  • Take advantages of available employee “Flexible Spending Plans”
  • Estate tax planning
  • Income and planning strategies to reduce your tax liability to the IRS

Registration is not required to attend Mr. Ermoloff's presentations, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10am.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday January 13, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 1/13, 1/20, 3/3, 3/10, 4/28, 5/5, 5/26, 6/2

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Live Life Well How to Feel Better, Look Younger and Live Longer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Join local author Dr. Tony Garrow Chiropractic Physician, of the Jersey Shore Wellness Center, as he presents his book Live Life Well How to Feel Better, Look Younger and Live Longer.

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Learn to Code with Mirobot  for Tweens in Grades 5-7
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday January 16, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_MLK_face.GIF Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We urge everyone to spend this MLK Day of Service empowering others and strengthening our community.

 

    Location: All Branches
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday January 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Short Stories Thru the Decades

For Esme - With Love and Squalor by J.D. Salinger (1950)

Some critics consider this story Salinger's finest piece of short fiction.  The story opens in 1950, immediately after the narrator has received an invitation to Esme's wedding.  He and his "breathtakingly levelheaded" wife have decided that he cannot go, so instead, he writes these "few revealing notes on the bride as I knew her almost six years ago."

While this popular class is free, Pre-registration is limited and require.

Please register online, or by calling the Reference desk: 732-431-7220 x 7222

    Location: Headquarters
       
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and John Malkovich.

Action/Drama – 107 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Movie: The Holiday (PG-13;2006) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Two women find the last thing they want or expect, a new romance, when they exchange homes one to sunny California and one to a snow covered English Countryside. 

Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black

136m.

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

Practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog who really listens! Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours.

Grades K and up. Registration required.

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_scissors 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Jaws, A Shark Craft - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, January 5.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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
 
elect_clock_alarm 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Find Out About Health Insurance via The FoodBank Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: FoodBank/Health Insurance Help   732 643 5888   
   

Do you need health Insurance you can afford? Don't get caught paying a penalty this year!

The staff of the FoodBank has become a qualifed and certified Health Care Navigators.  Their services are avilable to answer questions and provide free, confidential assistance from November through January to help you Enroll for Affordable health insurance.

They will be in Library Headquarters between 10am and 5pm on the first and third Wednesdays until January 31, 2017. The dates are:

11/16/16, 12/7/16, 12/21/16, 1/4/17 and 1/18/17.  

Questions?  Call 732 643 5888

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Vintage Series: Movie: True Grit (1969) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

U.S. marshal "Rooster" Cogburn, (John Wayne) is hired by 14-year-old Mattie Ross to find Tom Chaney who killed her father. Mattie selects the aging Cogburn because she believes he has "true grit" Also heading into Indian territory in search of Chaney is Texas Ranger La Boeuf who wants to collect the reward placed on the fugitive's head for his earlier crimes, and he and his scurrilous cronies have no qualms about killing a troublesome teenaged girl like Mattie. A fine performance by John Wayne!  Western/Adventure/Drama  Starring:John Wayne, Kim Darby, Dennis Hopper, Robert Duvall, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate  2 hrs. 8mins.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: The Great Gilly Hopkins (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter. Stars Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close. 99 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day's end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. It reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge and risked everything to lead others to safety.. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, and Kate Hudson. 107 minutes.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Registration required, call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, January 5.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Classic stories for grades k and up. Craft included. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies.

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Register required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, January 5.

 

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

In this session the Library provides a relaxed and "dog-friendly" atmosphere, which allows children to practice the skill of reading. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judge are put aside. The child relaxes, pats Styx, our smooth collie, and focuses on the reading.

    Location: Howell
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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, January 11 through March 29, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mind and Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

No Breath No Life, Know Breath Know Life!

Join us for an introduction to powerful breathing techniques and knowledge of mind, body, & breath to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase health and well being
  • Increase joy in personal relationships
  • Improve self esteem
  • Improve creativity and clarity of mind

Sponsored by "The Art of Living"

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

    Location: Hazlet
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Meet The Author Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

"Fred The Fish" by Fred Freda. Meet the author as he reads about a clown fish. Learn about fishkeeping.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Stephen Frears

Starring:  Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda

A wealthy New York Heiress attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice.

110 minutes

 

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

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

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

In this remake of the classic 1960 film, seven gunslingers join forces in order to protect a small town from a mining tycoon and his goons who plan to seize the residents' land by force. The seven-man army is led by a bounty hunter, a sharp-witted gambler, a troubled ex-Civil War soldier, a mountain man, an expert knife thrower, an outlaw, and a Comanche warrior.  Action/Adventure/Western Starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Ononfrio 2hrs. 13 min.

Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_bag2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM What You May Not Know About Medicare (Lecture) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us for an informative look at health insurance after age 65. In addition to explaining the basics of Medicare, including Enrollment Periods and the four separate parts of Medicare (A, B, C & D), Rosemary Daniels and Robert Handfuss, both from Bankers Life/Colonial Penn will answer questions like:

  • What is the difference between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage?
  • When can I switch coverages if I don’t like my plan?
  • How do I know I’m picking the most cost-effective plan for me?
  • Will Medicare any of the costs if I need care in my own home?
  • What DOESN’T Medicare cover that I should be aware of?

Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for a few years, you are sure to learn something you didn’t know before. Registration is required for this event by registering below, calling the library at 732-431-5656 or stopping by the Circulation desk. 

    Location: Colts Neck
    The registration period has not begun.
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Knit Wits! Enjoy Knitting and Crocheting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday January 20, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Do More With Your Library Card: Accessing The Library's FREE Electronic Resources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7222   
   
Learn how to utilize the electronic resources available to YOU for FREE with your library card. 
 
Here is a sample of the information you have free access to and will learn how to find and access:
Magazines and newspapers downloadable using Flipster, Zinio, and America's News Bank
Archived issues of The New York Times, Asbury Park Press
Language learning - 70 choices - with Transparent and Rosetta Stone
Consumer empowerment via Consumer Reports 
Streaming video using IndieFlix
Hundreds of Online Courses - from Accounting to Web Development - via Universal Class and Lynda.com 
E- and audio books with Library on the Go
For family history seekers, Ancestry.com Expanded Library Edition (in the library)
Primary law, state statutes, admin codes, legal encyclopedia and forms while in the library with Westlaw  (HQ has NJ items only).
 
This program will run for approximately one hour with 30 minutes for Q&A.  You may bring your own laptop, if you choose; handouts will be available.
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_arrow_r_red 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Tips for SAT/PSAT MATH Tests (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431-7220x7222   
   

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

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

Mr. Carlin's Classes begin at 3pm  on the following  Fridays: 1/13, 1/20, 3/3, 3/10, 4/28, 5/5, 5/26, 6/2

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Saturday January 21, 2017 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Can You Increase Your IRS Refund for 2017? A Tax Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-7220x7222   
   

Every year, taxpayers send the IRS hundreds of additional dollars, because they are unaware of eligible tax deductions and credits. Attend a Tax Seminar presented by IRS Enrolled Agent Alex Ermoloff for information that may save you money at tax time and help you become aware of options available to save for your retirement and future college tuition for your children.  Mr. Ermoloff will cover some of the following subjects:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Noteworthy changes for calendar years 2016 and 2017
  • Deductions other than itemized deductions
  • Itemized deductions if taxpayer do not claim the standard deduction allowance
  • Eligible tax credits that reduces tax debt dollar for dollar
  • Planning for the costs of a child’s future college education
  • Planning for retirement needs
  • Planning options to save taxes on taxable social security income
  • Take advantages of available employee “Flexible Spending Plans”
  • Estate tax planning
  • Income and planning strategies to reduce your tax liability to the IRS

Registration is not required to attend Mr. Ermoloff's presentations, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7pm and repeated on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10am.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_pirate_flag.GIF 11:00 AM  -  11:55 AM Kids! Seafaring Adventures, Swashbuckling Fun For the Family! Grace the Pirate Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

Join the crew of the pirate Grace O'Malley.  Kitty Jones of Kit's Interactive Theatre will lead you on this high sea adventure. You will even get to challenge Blackbeard the dreaded pirate.   Arrr!

Ages 5 and up.  Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary

Lower Gallery meeting rooms

Please part in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_rivers 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids! Seafaring Adventures, Swashbuckling Fun For the Family! Finding Dory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7226   
   

In Findng Dory (PG), Dory goes on a quest to find her long lost parents.  This is the sequel to the movie Finding Nemo.  Feel free to bring a snack to enjoy.

Ages 5 and up.  Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration necessary

Lower Gallery meeting rooms

Please park in the Alexandria Drive parking lot.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Learn to Code with Mirobot  for Tweens in Grades 5-7
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Concepts covered; alphabet, numbers and shapes.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime for socialization. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Genius Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Use light sensitive paper to create a work of art, Use this time together to learn about what interests you the most. Explore what you love, in a space in which failure is welcome and support is everywhere.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! #TBT: TotallyBrilliantTweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Hazlet
    The registration period has not begun.
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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 meets 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
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 24, 2017 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. Directed by Sharon Maguire.  Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey.
Comedy/Romance– 114 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: The Proposal (2009) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

A pushy boss is on the verge of being deported back to Canada, she forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S.  The couple head to Alaska to meet his family where they have to convince them and a very skeptical immigration agent that their charade is real.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and Betty White.

124m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   (732) 938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Security Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-241-7927   jaclyn@myfinancialsolution.org
   

Social Security benefits are the foundation, and in many cases, the number one or two income source for families in retirement.  Come to this workshop to gather information and learn about the Social Security filing options for your retirement planning.  Find out what steps to take to maximize your benefits.  With literally dozens of filing strategies, its vitally important to understand which option(s) are best suited to your circumstance. 

This workshop will also cover: the history of the SSA and terminology; how restrictions and calculations are made; real life examples and case studies; and SSA rules and recent changes.

Presented by Michael Standley of Retirement Income Solutions

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x 7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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 Play Duplicate Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Short & Sweet: A Short Story Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

“A Pair of Silk Stockings” (1897) by Kate Chopin

A woman receives a small windfall and begins to struggle with how to spend it. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.  Stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg. 111 minutes

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_snoopy_type 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Schoolage Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Classic stories for grades k and up. Craft included. Snacks served. Please let the Librarian know if there are food allergies.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 683-8980   
   

Pokémon GO Safari Challenge!

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
 
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, January 11 through March 29, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book01 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs as well as crafts for all ages.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Clint Eastwood

Starring:  Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Laura Linney

In 2009 Captain Chesley Sullenberger (Sully) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers aboard. While he was being heralded by the public and media for his unprecidented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

95 Minutes

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

An Australian World War I veteran takes a job as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island. He and his future wife begin their new life alone at the lighthouse. Once settled, a lifeboat washes ashore with a newborn inside, and the couple raise the infant as their own.  Drama/Romance  Starring:Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander  2 hrs. 13 min.

Walt Disney Pictures.

    Location: Marlboro
 
anim_chicken 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! The Year of the Rooster, A Chinese New Year's Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

K and up

Registration required; call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, January 12.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_trophy 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Tweens! Pokemon GO Safari Challenge! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 531-5092   
   

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS!

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Come on a team Poké-hunt around the library - Wi-Fi & lure modules provided!

Show off your Pokémon prowess during an exciting activity while we trade training tricks & tactics.

Will it be Team Valor, Mystic, or Instinct that catches 'em all?

Grades 3 - 7. Registration required. 

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
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misc_house.GIF 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Natural Disaster Preparedness Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

This presentation from the Affordable Housing Alliance will help educate the public while providing tips on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.

 

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday January 27, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday January 28, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Learn to Code with Mirobot  for Tweens in Grades 5-7
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
ent_circ_lion 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Toddler Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and songs for ages 2 - 3 1/2. Concepts covered; alphabet, numbers and shapes.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_kids 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Baby Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and Songs for ages 10-23 months. Includes playtime for socialization. Siblings Welcome.

    Location: Howell
 
misc_twodancers 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Getting Through the Holidays: Bereavement Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    845-642-0935   
   

Holiday Bereavement Support Group led by Janet Freed, Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor, VNA Hospice

The holidays can be such a joyous time of year.  But when you have experienced the passing of a loved one, the holidays can be a stressful and sad time.  Be with others who understand.

This professionally-run group is for those who have lost a loved one within the past year.  We will share our stories and focus on ways we can take care of ourselves and celebrate the holidays in new ways, while honoring the old familiar traditions as well. 

Please register by calling Janet Freed at 845-642-0935

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday January 31, 2017 Go To Top
nat_snowman 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Marshmallow Snowmen 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
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Raising Helen (2004) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Helen Harris has a glamorous, big-city life working for one of New York's hottest modeling agencies.  After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, she becomes the guardian to their three children.  She must make a choice between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life.

Starring Kate Hudson, John Corbett and Joan Cusack.

119m.

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: The Light Between Oceans (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.  Directed by Derek Cianfrance.  Starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender, and Rachel Weisz.
Drama/Romance – 133 minutes.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Preschool Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Stories and crafts for ages 3 1/2 - 5. Siblings Welcome.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Sully (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot, who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew. Stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney. 96 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, January 11 through March 29, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

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

    Location: Hazlet
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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
 
rec_knitting 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Crocheter's 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.  Bring your knitting or crocheting projects for an enjoyable evening.  Meet other local knitters and crocheters to share ideas, show off your projects and learn what's new in the world of patterns and yarns. (Meets the 1st Thursday of each month.)

 

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
Friday February 3, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! Take Your Child To The Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Valentine Make n' Take Craft for all ages.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
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 meets 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
 
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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 7, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: 732-431-7330 x7336

A representative from the Surrogate's Office will be at the Library to provide you free and confidential help with all probate matters.  Please schedule an appointment by calling 732-431-7330 x7336.

    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   
   

My Name is Asher Lev
By Chaim Potok
Asher Lev is an observant Jew who keeps kosher and prays three times a day. But   Asher Lev is also an artist who is compulsively driven to paint the world even when it leads him to blasphemy. In this classic novel, Chaim Potok traces Asher’s passage between these two identities.

 

  Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: Deepwater Horizon (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster when the offshore drilling rig, Deepwater Horizon, exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin. 107 minutes.

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
school_chemistry1 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween! Detective Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Join Mad Science and investigate how chemistry provides evidence at the scene of the crime. Gather and test crime scene clues, make and analyze your own fingerprints, decipher codes and encrypt messages.

    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, January 11 through March 29, 2017, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
rec_swords.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM OUTLANDER Series Discussion Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

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

Outlander, the group will share your thoughts, questions, and feelings about this multi-genre, epic work - and maybe even a few words about the show. You may love it, ya ken.

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

 

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

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 February 10, 2017 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.

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Saturday February 11, 2017 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_none 3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM Tweens! Learn to Code with Mirobot - Grades 5-7 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Library   732 431 7220x7226   
   
Learn to Code with Mirobot  for Tweens in Grades 5-7
Work in teams to build a small robot and program it using the popular coding language, Scratch, guided by Adithya Paramasivam of Project Spark. No programming experience necessary! Bring your own laptop or use one of the Library's! 
 
The class is free but Registration is limited and required. Registration opens on December 17.
 
This program is scheduled for Saturdays in January and February, and we need contact info in case of inclement weather. 
The dates are January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25 
 
To register, just click the registration button below!
Please plan for your child to attend all sessions. Please contact the Library if your child can not attend. 
On the registration form, please let us know if your child will use our laptop, or bring a laptop.
 
Healthy snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Monmouth County Library (or bring your own). 
    Location: Headquarters
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Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
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 meets 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
 
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 an would-be owners of small businesses.  Appointments are available on Monday evenings throughout the month.  An appointment is required.  Please call the library at 732-449-8877 to schedule an appointment.

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM English Conversation Classes: Intermediate Level Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday February 15, 2017 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