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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event List is Here: 

Events children to 5th Grade    
    Location: Headquarters
Sunday May 1, 2016 -  Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
nat_lightning My Library's ON Social Media!?! Yes, we are! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Information Specialists    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Connect with us! Visit us today: in person or virtually through social media! You have Your Library in The Palm of Your Hand! 

AMA -  Post photos, send comments, ask for books, or help with .... well, anything! 

 via email: mcl@monmouthcountylib.org  

or   Twitter: @MonCtyLibrary  

or    Instagram: @MonCtyLibrary

or    Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibrary  

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryParentsPage

or Facebook.com/MonmouthCountyLibraryTeensPage   for answers!

 

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

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

downloadable magazines (Flipster)

research (EBSCO), 

audio and eBooks (Overdrive); 

reserve some audio or visual entertainment (Sirsi) ,\

learn a new language (Transparent).  

Visit today - virtually or in person!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Every branch offers exciting programs and great summer reading prizes!

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Hazlet
Friday July 1, 2016 -  Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Display: More Than Just On Canvas by Julie Farl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Art for All Seasons:  Fall, Winter, Spring Summer 

Julie Farel, artist, decorative art teacher, certified One Stroke instructor, has been painting and teaching for almost 20 years. On display in Library Headquarters' lobby, are some of the artwork Julie Farel has painted and/or taught.  While florals are a favorite, Julie likes lots of different styles and techniques. The surfaces, displayed by the Four Seasons, include metal/tin, glass, tile, wood, fabric, canvas, paper mache, gourds, plastic, terra cotta, acetate.  

Julie has taught classes locally as well as at National/International Painting conventions.  Some of her pieces have been receivey by Gov Whitman, a holiday ornament at the White House, and a piece in the AOL/Kodak Electronic American Quilt to honor 9/11 victims which is on permanent display at the Eastman Kodak Museum in NY. Julie has taught hundrreds of classes and currently teaches a FREE class at Library Headquarters. 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_familytree Art Display: You, Me, the Trees, and the Sea Mixed Media by Rachel Mambach Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

 Rachel Mambach is both an active artist as well as a public school art teacher, and she loves these overlapping roles.

As an artist, she has exhibited work in both group and solo shows. Rachel loves experimenting with color,lineshape, and texture and is drawn to round shapes and intricate repetitive patterns. Her artwork is fun and bright, and it always cheers her up on a dreary stressful day.Rachel feels her best work is created when  feeling happy and inspired and feels it is important to share those positive feelingsAs an art teacher, Rachel's goal is to instill a love of art and creativity in her students and teach them that trying is the most important part.

Rachel's work will be on display throughout July at Library Headquarters, Manalapan.

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 5, 2016 -  Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs & Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

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

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

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

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

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  No session August   30

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

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

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

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

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

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.  No session August 31

    Location: Headquarters
Tuesday July 5, 2016 -  Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Monmouth County Arts High School and Arts Middle School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Traveling Student Art Exhibit

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_thread 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids! Sewing Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

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

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

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

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

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

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by  Deniz Gamze Ergüven

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

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

97 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

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

"It Happened in Brooklyn"

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

Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.

102m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
nat_summertime 2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Tweens! Let's Make colorful Flip-flops! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens in grades 3 to 7.  Please bring a pair of new or nearly new flip-flops to decorate. Registration is Required.  Parents, please 

register each child using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_aerobics 4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids! with Youth Stages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

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

Wear comfortable clothing.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
misc_hammer 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tinkering - Create A Wooden Maze (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Marlboro
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:15 PM Mustang (France) (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Summer International Film Festival

Directed by  Deniz Gamze Ergüven

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

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

97 minutes; (c) Cohen Media Group

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_sun 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage Back to Nature storytime and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

children in grades K to 2 will hear some stories about nature and then make a special sun print. Registration is required.

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone ninfo.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

"The Looking Glass" by Anton Chekov – Does a mirror reveal a young woman’s future or her worst fears?

Published 1885

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

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

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Movie: Race (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree. 134 minutes. 

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

Listen to a LEGO story and then construct your own creation.  Save a memory of it by taking a photo on Mom or Dad's smartphone.

Grades K and up.

Registration requested.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Hulahonney Hawaiian Dance Show - All ages

Discover Hawaiian culture through song, dance and storytelling with Karen Emslie.
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
rec_baseballglove 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Hats on for Baseball Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

Make your own, Ball Cap.  Choose your color, then decorate a hat that matches your favorite team.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
       
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Environmentally Friendly Lawn Care Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Learn how to have the GREENest lawn on your street with time tested tips from Monmouth County Master Gardeners. Explore environmentally friendly alternatives for keeping your lawn healthy, beautiful and free from harmful chemicals.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Keeping Safe on Campus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Learn how to be aware and protect yourself on the college campus and beyond. Join retired Chief of Police, current Chief of Security at Georgian Court University and 36 year college campus veteran, Thomas Zambrano, for an insightful night.

Please register below or call the library at 732-264-7164.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss End of Your Life Book Club  by Will Schwalbe

The inspiring story of a son and his dying mother, who form a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Read to a Certified Therapy Dog – Grades K and up
Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 pm
Exercise your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog.
 

    Location: Allentown
 
rec_games 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Games Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Come play some games like Hot Potato, crazy 8's, etc. to celebrate International Games Day. Ages 2 and up. Registration is Required.

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

This program has been moved to Friday, July 29 from 1:-00-3:00pm

State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:35 PM My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this sequel to the 2002 hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger Greek wedding. Comedy, Romance Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, John Stamos. 1 hr. 35 min.

Universal Pictures 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: London Has Fallen (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Babak Najafi

Starring:  Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Riley, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett

In this sequel to the 2013 action thriller, Olympus Has Fallen, a terrorist plot unfolds in London as a number of politicians gather for the funeral of the British prime minister.  A secret service agent, the U. S. president and an MI-6 operative, must work together to stop the terrorists from assassinating the world's leaders and destroying the city's landmarks.

100 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_paintpalette 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! Butterfly Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about beautiful butterflies and paint your own butterfly T-shirt! Please bring a clean T-shirt with you to paint.

Registration begins Thursday, July 14 for children ages 5 and up

       
 
food_ice cream cone 2:00 PM  -  3:10 PM Tweens! Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Cool science program from Wondergy, where we learn about liquid nitrogen and use to make ice cream!

Free ticket required. Tickets will be available from July 13-27. Space is limited!  

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

    Location: Wall Township
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ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

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

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM The Lady in the Van (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ocean Thursday Afternoon Movie

A man forms a completely unexpected relationship with the eccentric homeless woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.

Staring:  Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent

Biography, Comedy, Drama—104 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
anim_butterfly_01 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Butterfly Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Learn all about beautiful butterflies and paint your own butterfly T-shirt! PLease bring a clean T-shirt with you to paint.

Registration begins Thursday July 14 for children Grades 3 and up.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wear comfortable clothing.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has ended.
 
rec_walking-hiker 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Geocaching (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Programming   732-431-7220 x7253   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has ended.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie: A Life Outside (2014) (NR) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Catherine Brabec, A Life Outside is the award-winning documentary on the lives of six New Jersey surfers who pioneered surfing at the famed Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ.  When Hurricane Sandy destroyed the Pier and the infamous wave, the lives of these surfers were forever changed.  

Directed by Catherine Brabec

Featuring Mike Doyle, Shaun Tomson and Mickey Munoz

83 Minutes

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

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_yoga 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mind & Meditation Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us as you Exercise Your Mind during this session presented by members from the Art of Living Foundation USA. This workshop will introduce to you powerful techniques that increase your well being through: reduced stress, increased health & well-being, more ease and joy in personal relationships, improved self esteem, greater creativity and clarity of mind.

Operating in 152 countries, The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renown philanthropist and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The AOLF community is diverse and attracts people from all walks of life backgrounds and religious orientations.

Registration is not required for this program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Top Ten Landscape Mistakes to Avoid Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

Join us for this new Master Gardeners program!

Learn about the most common landscape design mistakes in home landscapes. Many of these mistakes are easily corrected; others can simply by avoided by doing your homework before purchasing and planting your shrubs and trees. This program contains dozens of photographs to provide examples of the pitfalls to avoid in home landscapes.

Tinton Falls resident Debbie LaGattuta retired from corporate life in 2014 after 36 years working in the computer software industry. After retiring, she attended a horticultural training course at Brookdale Community College, followed by classes in the Monmouth County Master Gardener program, graduating in November 2015. She has been a home gardener for more than 25 years, with expertise in perennial and annual flowers. She and her husband have two rescue dogs -- Shariff, a Great Pyrenees mix, and Callie, a retired racing Greyhound.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:35 PM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: The Peanuts Movie (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
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rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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lib_book_bunch1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Bites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   


State of Wonder : A Novel by Ann Patchett

Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Ann Patchett returns with a provocative assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest.  Infusing the narrative with the same ingenuity and emotional urgency that pervaded her acclaimed previous novels Bel Canto, Taft, Run, The Magician's Assistant, and The Patron Saint of Liars, Patchett delivers an enthrallingly innovative tale of aspiration, exploration, and attachment in State of Wonder-a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.
 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! USA Karate and Fitness Jackson For Ages 4-6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

On Your Mark Get Set...Read.

Martial Arts with board breaking. Registration required. Ages 4-6 10:00-10:30

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:35 AM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes

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

No registration or tickets

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2, and 3

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_martial_arts.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Kids! USA Karate and Fitness Jackson For Ages 7-9 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Martial Arts with board breaking For Ages 7-9. Registration Required.

    Location: Howell
       
 
lib_teddybear_reading 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday- Stuffed Animal Storytime and sleepover Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

What do your stuffed Animals do when you're not around?  Bring your friend to story time, read them a book, tuck them in for a 

library sleepover, then return to pick them up Monday, August 1 from 6:00 -9:00 pm. See the pictures of their overnight adventures.

Ages 2 and up. Registration is Required.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 Art Exhibit: Summertide Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

"Summertide" is a display of the watercolor and mixed media paintings of Janet Furlong and Paul Clark.  

Janet Furlong is a self-taught artist who enjoys painting as a hobby.  Her media interest is watercolor.  She paints a broad range of subjects.  She is a member of the Guild of Creative Art and the Art Society of Monmouth County.  Her work has been exhibited at the Middletown Public Library, Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Freehold Public Library, Long Branch Public Library, Howell Township Public Library, West Long Branch Public Library and previously at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library.  She has won several awards at various shows, including the H. Luhrs Exhibit and Ruth Crown Memorial Art Show.

Paul Clark retired from the telecommunications industry in 2002, after a lengthy technical career. After retiring, he began painting, without benefit of any art training. He has progressed from painting Disney type scenes for his nine grand children, to scenes primarily from his travels with his wife, in Europe, and beyond. He is a member of the Monmouth County Art Society, and has exhibited in many Monmouth County venues. He is primarily a water colorist, using pen and ink.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday August 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette Exhibit: Blake's Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Blake Patterson's hand crafted, one of a kind, segmented wood bowls will be on display for the month of August in the library lobby exhibit cases.  The bowls are available for sale, and each one is a unique creation. 

Mr. Patterson will demonstrate his process for making his bowls on Saturday, August 6th at 10:00 am.

    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 session August 29

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 30

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am, no session August 29

Tuesdays, 11:40am., no session August 30 

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no session August 31

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:

Mondays, 11:00am, no session August 29 

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Monday, 1:30pm, no session August 29

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no session August 31

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Family Film Series: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

In this epic journey intio the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving.  Free Admission - No tickets necessary.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 5656   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving.

94 minutes

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_soccer 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Tweens! - Soccer Ball Coloring Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades 4 and Up!

Coloring is crazy popular right now, so join us as we color, soccer balls.  Don't miss out on the fun.

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

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

Use your imagination and create using assorted 3-D shapes!

Registration required beginning Monday, July 25 for children Grades K-3.

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

Yaaay Team!  Construct a pennant for your dream team.

Grade in September - 1 and up.

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_games 6:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Play Bridge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

Teen Summer Programs are open to those entering 6th Grade and up. All Teen Summer programs are free, but space is limited!  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core and force her to make an impossible choice.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 11:00 AM  -  12:40 PM New Release Movie: Keanu (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Clarence and Rell, cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell's beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. Directed by Peter Atencio. Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Comedy/Action - 100 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Confirmation (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A down-on-his-luck carpenter is forced to take care of his estranged eight-year-old son while his ex-wife (Maria Bello) and her new husband attend a religious retreat. When his toolbox is stolen, the two set off on an adventure to find the thieves responsible, and end up bonding in the process.  Directed by Bob Nelson.  Starring Clive Owen and Maria Bello.
Comedy/Drama – 90 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids! Summer Family Film Festival:The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Ario learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes. Free Admission! No tickets required! Children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Howell
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Barefoot in the Park (G) (1967) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

Based on Neil Simon's hit Broadway Play, the movie follows the lives of newlyweds Paul, a conservative young lawyer and Corie, an effervescent free spirit adjusting to married life in a Greenwich Village apartment.

Starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

104m.

 

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: Florence Gordon by Brian Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Meet Florence Gordon, a blunt, brilliant feminist. At seventy-five, she wants to be left alone to write her memoir and shape her legacy.  But when her family comes to visit, they embroil Florence in their dramas, threatening her coveted solitude.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Tweens! Cartooning and Clay Animation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Cartooning and Clay Animation by Doodle Dude Art Kaney

Don’t miss this entertaining, interactive art and illustration workshop!

Grades: 3-5

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_bingo 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Olympic Bingo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Will you walk away with the gold medal?

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:10 PM New Release Movie: Keanu (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

Clarence and Rell, cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell's beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. Directed by Peter Atencio. Starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Comedy/Action - 100 minutes.

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

De-stress through gentle yoga, breathing and meditation.  

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
trans_plane1 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids!Schoolage special : Flight Club: Make a straw airplane Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage storytime special: Flight Club!  flight stories and make a straw airplane.  Grades K and up.  Registration is Required. Parents, 

please register each child using your email and phone contact info.  

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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rec_aerobics 2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Kids! Hopscotch Movin' and Groovin' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Keeping Fit with Hopscotch, Join the dressed up character Hopscotch and the Pawsitive Action Team for a fun health and fitness activity.

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) (G) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. (94 minutes)

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Hello My Name is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker. Stars Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs. 95 minutes

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz – Ages 4 and up

Get fit with Carlos L. Des Jardin of West Long Branch Martial Arts!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
       
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids!The Lizard Guys Summer Reading Club Completion Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

The Lizard Guys will bring live reptiles and show you how these animals have their own mini summer Olympics!

All Ages.

Registration Requested.

 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
rec_baseballglove 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Soccer Field Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

Create a soccer field that you can play on in the house.  This craft has some extra kick with a surprise for your field.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
lib_dia 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM English Conversation / ESL Classes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages

Be creative and make a craft project that promotes healthy habits in a fun way.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Storytime Special: Olympic Fever Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Storytime special: Olympic Fever.  Stories and olympic theme craft.  Ages 2 and up.  Registration is Required.  Parents please register each child using your email and phone contact info. 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Zootopia (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Byron Howard and Rich Moore

Starring:  Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J. K. Simmions, Kristen Bell, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, TommyChong

In this Disney animated film, a city is inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized co-existence.  But an uptight police officer is forced to work with a charismatic fox con artist to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens.

108 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Eddie the Eagle (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Based on the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards, who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics by becoming the first competitor since 1929 to represent Great Britain in Olympic Ski Jumping. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello, Taron Egerton. Biography/Drama 1 hr. 46 min.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Kids!: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Still working in her parents' restaurant, time has passed.  Toula's daughter is growing up, she and Ian are having marital issues, and finding out her parents were never officially married turns into one hillarious catastrophe.  Can another big, fat, greek wedding bring this family together?

Staring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett

Comedy/Family/Romance—95 minutes.

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_aerobics 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Yoga for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Presented by Monmouth County 4-H Youth Development

Be noisy! Be silly! Be active! Have fun with breathing, poses, and relaxation. Dress comfortably.

K and up

Call, stop in or register on-line, beginning Thursday, July 21.

    Location: Headquarters
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Color it! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Join us for a fun filled, unstructured art session!

No registration required for all ages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Community Health Information Session

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

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

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

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

 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_guitar01 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Strictly 60's Concert to Celebrate Summer Reading Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Join us for a musical concert with some of the great hits of the 60s.  The Strictly 60's Band makes music for dancing and memories. 

The Strictly 60's Band covers all the great sounds of The 1960's: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Motown,  The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, The Doors and more!  They cover Surf Music through the British Invasion. Join us for a diverse musical journey reliving the Revolutionary Decade! 

The band members are Joel B on lead vocals, Dave H on lead guitar and vocals,  Gary M on keys and vocals,  Greg S on drums and vocals, Roger T on bass and vocals.  

Entrance doors open at 6:00pm.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  We request that attendees do not hold or reserve seats for others. Library staff reserves a number seats for a limited time before performance.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: The Girl Who Wrote In Silk by Kelli Estes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased aunt's island estate when she finds an elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in the house. As she peels back layer upon layer of the secrets it holds, Inara's life becomes interwoven with that of Mei Lein, a young Chinese girl mysteriously driven from her home a century before. Through the stories Mei Lein tells in silk, Inara uncovers a tragic truth that will shake her family to its core and force her to make an impossible choice.

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:35 PM Kids: Summer Family Film Festival: The Good Dinosaur (2015) G Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of achieving. 94 minutes.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
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Friday August 5, 2016 -  Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF On Exhibit: MonCty Senior Art Show Sponsored by Mon.County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the Senior Art Show.

Artistic masterpieces will be on display at Library Headquarters from Friday, August 5 through Tuesday, August 30.  Be amazed by displayed works of art in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
rec_yoga 11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Introducing Chair Yoga Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Chair Yoga is Yoga for All!  Enjoy the benefits of the 5,000 year old practice of yoga without having to get on a mat.  Yoga is a series of stretches called poses which do many wonderful things, including lubricating joints, relieving muscle pain, improving breathing and many believe connecting the individual to the energy surrounding us to provide lasting invigoration.

Presented by Sarah Klepner, LVCYT

Part of the First Friday for Seniors Series 

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Art Demonstration: Blake Patterson Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Blake Patterson of Tinton Falls will demonstrate how he creates his segmented, one of a kind, handcrafted wood bowls.  His work will be on display at the library for the month of August. 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:45 PM New Release Movie: Keanu (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Atencio

Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, slacker Rell (Jordan Peele) finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep. After a heartless thief steals the cat, Rell recruits his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to help him retrieve it. They soon learn that a thug named Cheddar (Method Man) has the animal, and he'll only give it back if the two men agree to work for him. Armed with guns and a gangster attitude, it doesn't take long for the hapless duo to land in big trouble.
 
98 minutes; (c) Warner Bros. 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Cinderella (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

A girl named Ella (Cinderella) has the purest heart living in a cruel world filled with evil stepsisters and an evil stepmother out to ruin Ella's life.  Ella comes one with her pure heart when she meets the prince and dances her way to better life with glass hoes, and a little help from her fairy godmother.  Free Admission - No tickets necessary.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Lego Storytime Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Build your own LEGO design!

Registration begins Monday, August 1 for children ages 4 and up.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_runner.GIF 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Olympic Torch Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Lead the Olympic parade holding your own torch!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, July 28.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Kids- On Your Mark, Get Set..READ Music Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Summer Reading Club members grades Prek-4

Please note.  This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center.  6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel.

Presley and Melody present a lively, interactive concert with songs, dancing and musical instruments!

No registration necessary.

    Location: Holmdel
 
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  -  8:15 PM New Release Movie: Keanu (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Peter Atencio

Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Method Man

Recently dumped by his girlfriend, slacker Rell (Jordan Peele) finds some happiness when a cute kitten winds up on his doorstep. After a heartless thief steals the cat, Rell recruits his cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to help him retrieve it. They soon learn that a thug named Cheddar (Method Man) has the animal, and he'll only give it back if the two men agree to work for him. Armed with guns and a gangster attitude, it doesn't take long for the hapless duo to land in big trouble.
 
98 minutes; (c) Warner Bros. 
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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rec_paintpalette02 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Toddler Craft: 'Elephants in Motion' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Preschool Craft:  'Elephants in Motion'  Ages 2 and 3 with an adult.  Registration is Required.  Parents, please register each child

using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
misc_kids 1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM Kids! Split Pea Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Make an original craft using split peas!

Registration required beginning Monday, August 2 for children ages 3.5-5

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: Miles Ahead (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.  Directed by Don Cheadle. Starring Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor.

Biography/Drama – 100 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Tootsie (PG) (1982) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

In this comedy, Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, yet has a demanding nature, stubborn temperament and has antagonized every producer in New York. His agent insists no one will hire him and he needs $8,000 and to earn it, he’s willing to play the role of a lifetime.       

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange.

116m.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_legoguy 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime: Smell-O-Rama! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Work in groups or individually to create your own LEGO® designs based on this month's theme: Smell-O-Rama!

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

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
rec_paintpalette02 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tweens! Great Big Faces with Cartoonist Paul Merklein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens Special -- Great Big Faceswith Cartioonist Paul Merklein.   Grades 3-7. Join an interractive session drawing comic book heroes and favorite

book charactwers on huge paper.  Registration is Required. Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info. 

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

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

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

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

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

AUTHOR CALL-IN

A Reunion of Ghosts: A Novel
 By Judith Claire Mitchel

A National Jewish Book Award finalist,  three damaged but witty sisters who share an apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side—decide it’s time to close the circle of the family curse which stretches back a century to their great-grandfather, a brilliant scientist whose professional triumph became a terrible legacy. A Reunion of Ghosts is the final chapter in the lives of these three women, one that is intertwined with the story of the 20th century itself.

 

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_lightbulb 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage: Mad\ Scientists Club] - August Engineering Project- Cup Towers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage - Mad Scientist club - this month the engineerung challenge is ....Cup Towers! Grades K - 3. Registration is Required.

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.   

  

    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  -  2:40 PM World Cinema (Mexico) Movie: Sin Nombre (2009) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A young Honduran girl longs to be reunited with her long- estranged father in hopes of emigrating into Mexico and then the United States for a brighter future. Starring: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso   Drama/Adventure/Crime  1 hr. 36 min.

Focus Features

    Location: Marlboro
 
food_apple 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Kids! 4H Super Foods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@monmouthcountylib.org
   

Rutgers cooperative Extension 4H presents super foods. The food choices we make can save the day like a superhero or bring us down like a villian. Learn about making healthy food choices through fun games and hands-on activities.

    Location: Howell
       
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:25 PM Movie: The Martian (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on a science fiction novel of the same name. An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team presumes him dead therefore leaving him behind. He must then survive the hostile environment of Mars with few supplies while trying to find a way to signal Earth that he is still alive and in need of rescue. Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig. 144 minutes

 

 
    Location: Hazlet
 
misc_hammer 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Home Depot Summer Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us in constructing a wooden project provided by the Freehold Home Depot.

Ages 3 1/2 and up.

Registration Required.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends – All ages

He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s favorite doctor, who loves helping kids stay happy, healthy and fit!
 

    Location: West Long Branch
 
anim_turtle 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Featuring: The Lizard Guys!

Wednesday, August 10

2 shows to choose from: 4:15 pm or 5:15 pm

Did you read 8 hours and finish the Summer Reading Club?  Meet live lizards, snakes and bugs, and learn about where they live and what they eat! 

    Location: Ocean Township
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anim_turtle 5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM Kids! - Summer Reading Celebration Party! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Summer Reading Celebration Party!

Featuring: The Lizard Guys!

Wednesday, August 10

2 shows to choose from: 4:15 pm or 5:15 pm

Did you read 8 hours and finish the Summer Reading Club?  Meet live lizards, snakes and bugs, and learn about where they live and what they eat! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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



Location: Headquarters

 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Preschool Craft: Clink! robot stories and craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Prschool craft: Clink! Robot stories and a craft. Ages 3 1/2 - 5. Registration is Required.  Parents, please register each child

using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Hello, My Name is Doris (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Michael Showalter

Starring:  Sally Field, Beth Behrs, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Peter Gallagher, Tyne Daly

Sixty-something spinster, Doris, attempts to woo her much younger co-worker after she attends a self-help seminar.  To her surprise, she is soon welcomed into the young co-worker's social circle, although her new and exciting life strains her relationship with her longtime best friend. 

95 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
rec_knitting 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crochet and Knit for a Cause Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   
Join the fun while helping others. Items will go to Blankie Depot to be donated to babies in area hospitals. Bring a crochet hook or knitting needles; yarn will be provided for you. All skill levels welcome.
    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: The Finest Hours (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

The Finest Hours is based on the true story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s daring rescue attempt of the SS Pendleton off the coast of Cape Cod, after it split in half during the worst Nor’easter in history. Historical disaster/ Drama Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck 1hr. 57 min.

Walt Disney Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
rec_soccer 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Soccer Player Finger Puppets - Preschool craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, July 28.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

This quirky dramatic-comedy is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by author Dave Eggers.  An American business man, less successful and more financially stressed than at other points in his life, attempts to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the king of Saudi-Arabia.  

Starring:  Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury

Comedy/Drama-- 98 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends
All ages
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s
favorite doctor, who loves helping
kids stay happy, healthy and fit!

    Location: Allentown
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Treat Yourself Right! Meet Dr. Bernard and His Friends – All ages
Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm
He’s K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital’s favorite doctor, who loves helping kids stay happy, healthy and fit!
 

    Location: Allentown
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rec_scissors&glue 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Cardboard Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

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

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

Registration begins Thursday, July 28 for children ages 4 and up and families.

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_smiley 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 497-3811   
   

Beat the heat and chill out at the library for Family Bingo Night and pizza! This special event is sponsored by the Bayshore Family Success Center. Registration is required. Please call (732) 497-3811 to register. 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
med_caduceus 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Medicare & You Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Are you turning 65 or older and confused about Medicare? Join us for this informative workshop where you will learn about the A, B, C, & D's of Medicare. Presented by Golden Years Design Benefits, Inc. 

*Registration is required in person, by phone at 732-431-5656 or online.  

 

    Location: Colts Neck
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars Passport to a Galaxy: Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Attend the movies to receive a passport. Get a stamp at each movie.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM All About Eve: The Radio Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

 

A take-off on the 1951 film starring Bette Davis and Ann Baxter that received 14 academy award nominations!

The show tells the tale of young, star-struck Eve Harrington, who insinuates herself into the life of the popular, talented, aging stage actress Margo Channing.  As the play unfolds, the conniving Eve will stop at nothing as she goes after Margo’s career as well as her fiancé and anyone else who will help her rise to the top.

Presented by LT Productions, the actors will don ‘50s garb and take on various roles.  As usual, there will be sound effects and commercials.  This is an iconic play, filled with drama as well as light moments.

As an added delight, the LT thespians will sing several songs from the Broadway show Applause, which was based on the film!

    Location: Howell
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 13, 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_yoga 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: 'Yoga with Miss Alice' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saturday:  'Yoga with Miss Alice'  Bring a towel or yoga mat and dressed prepared to move.  Ages 3 and up. Registration is 

Required.  Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
Monday August 15, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Series : Minions (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world. Free Admission - No tickets necessary.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_note 3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Kids! Miss Amy Sings Out Summer Reading! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Celebrate your summer reading and listening accomplishments with…

Miss Amy’s Fitness Rock ‘n Roll Concert!

Have fun singing, dancing, and moving to the music!

Everyone welcome; children 5 years old and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Lower Gallery Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3

 

 

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
school_chemistry2 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids & Tweens- Chemical Magic Plus Science Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Holmdel Public Library   732-946-4118   
   

Summer Reading Club members ages 7-12

Please note.  This program will be held at the Holmdel Senior Center.  6 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel

Dan The Science Man Weissman demonstartes a fun-filled "magical" laboratory.  Enjoy making Flubber, Super Hi-Bounce balls, Glowing Goo, Insta-Snow, lava lamp blobs and much more!

 
rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! Fitness Rock and Roll w/Miss Amy's Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Fitness Rock and roll with Muiss Amy's Kids --  Ages 3 and up.  Upbeat, musical fitness show that will keep you moving, singing and energized.

Registration is Required.  Parents please register each child yusing your email and ohone contact info.  Registration for this program begins

August 1. 

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_circ_ringmaster 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Kids! On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! Summer Blow-Out: ONE-MAN CIRCUS! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Celebrate your summer reading success with an outrageous performance by Kevin Carr (former Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey clown), full of genius juggling, daring unicycle acts, and comedic magical illusions!

Fun for the whole family! Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Free admission by ticket only, available at Hazlet Library's Circulation Desk.

    Location: Hazlet
 
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
 
anim_turtle 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Kids! Turtle Dance Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

End the Summer Reading Program with a Dance featuring Turtle Dance Music and Company!

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 16, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
lib_sherlock_holmes.GIF 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   


Crime and Mystery Short Stories

Serum by Jo Nesbo

Dog racing, poker, striptease clubs, alcohol and cocaine: Ken Abbott takes a costly and dissolute life beyond its means. To solve his money problems, he seeks his father on the snake farm. A dangerous cat-and-mouse game begins.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Fun Afternoon Special; Let's Make and Play Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Afternoon special: "Let's Make and Play'!  Stories and make a game to play.   ages 3 and up.  Registration is Required. 

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Movie: A Hologram for the King (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

A failed American businessman looks to recoup his losses by traveling to Saudi Arabia and selling his idea to a wealthy monarch. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Starring Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, and Sarita Choudhury.
Comedy/Drama – 98 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  -  4:30 PM Movie: Auntie Mame (NR) (1958) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

Young Patrick Dennis is left in the care of his only living relative, his flamboyant, extravagant and never dull Auntie Mame.  Through the stock market crash, a marriage to a rich Southerner and his death while scaling the Alps, Mame's approach to life open Patrick's eyes to endless possibilities.

Starring Rosalind Russell and Forrest Tucker.

143m.

 

    Location: Wall Township
 
rec_megaphone.GIF 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Breathe In, Breathe Out Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Get ready to "blow" your mind - we're building working lungs!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

    Location: Hazlet
       
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Independent Movie: I Saw the Light (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Marc Abraham

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford

Tom Hiddleston stars as country-music legend Hank Williams in this biopic about the performer's rise to stardom and tragic death at the age of 29.  During his fascinating life -- from his youthful marriage to aspiring singer Audrey Mae Sheppard (Elizabeth Olsen) to his stint on a weekly radio show in Alabama to his residency at the Grand Ole Opry -- Williams's struggles with alcoholism, womanizing and addiction place an increasing strain on his turbulent marriage and promising career.   

124 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classics

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Hogwarts In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   
Get ready Harry Potter fans, a magical program is brewing. It's time for Hogwarts in the Garden
 
We have been having so much fun and hope you will join us for our next adventure into 9 ¾! Your task is to find out the true history of the Whomping Willow! Is it a real tree? If not, what type of tree did they use in the series? Also, research various native trees and share with the group your favorite tree and why it is your favorite! Those who report the correct information about the Whomping Willow will receive a prize!
Please RSVP as soon as you can. You must register for this event by calling the library or registering below.
We at “Hogwarts at the Garden” like to be prepared!
 
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.
 
    Location: Colts Neck
       
Wednesday August 17, 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
 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Awards Reception for MonCty Senior Art Show Sponsored by Mon.County Office on Aging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Monmouth County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services presents a  Senior Art Show Exhibition & Competition. This year, the County’s Office on Aging is working with SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) to coordinate the art show.

Awards will be presented by Freeholder John Curley at a morning reception. The public is invited to congratulate all participants and view their artistic endeavors.

On display at Library Headquarters from Wednesday, August 5 through Saturday, August 29 will be artistic masterpieces in acrylic, craft, computer imagery, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, print, sculpture and watercolor.

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
office_document_tack 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Simple Steps to Starting a Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Jump-start your business idea with this SCORE Simple Steps Workshop.

Successful and experienced executives will help you reach a "go or no-go" decision for starting a business with follow-up free ongiong mentoring.

The workshop will help attendees:

  • define and evaluate ideas
  • understand marketing strategy requirements
  • identify options for funding their startup
  • turn their ideas into action

Conducted by Gene Wolf, SCORE Volunteer

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_questionmark_yellow 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage: Fuel Your engines- Cereal Box Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage :Fuel Your Engines- Cereal Box challenge.  Grades K-3. Registration is Required.  Parents, please register each child

using your email and phone contact info.  

 

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

Join us for an hour of live music with Charlie's Band. Vocalist Sandy Sasso returns with Charlie's Band. 

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

"The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank R. Stockton - The princess holds the key to determine the fate of her lover. Will she be persuaded by love or jealousy?

Published in 1882

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Afternoon at the Movies: Hello, My Name Is Doris (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, sparks fly - at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John's regular haunts, she wins over his friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she's making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, and Tyne Daly. 90 minutes 

    Location: Colts Neck
 
lib_bookflipping 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie: The Confirmation (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young boy is uncomfortable about staying the weekend with his alcoholic father who has run into some bad luck while his mom and new husband go to a Catholic retreat. His dad is just as uncomfortable as his son, especially when the beginning of their time together doesn't go smoothly. From the theft of his tools to his truck breaking down, they find the bad luck that plagued them at the start of their weekend begins to bring them closer and offers them a fresh start. Stars Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello. 90 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:35 PM International Film: The Mermaid (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.  Directed by Stephen Chow.  Starring Chao Deng, Yun Lin, and Show Luo.

Run Time 94 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

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

    Location: Colts Neck
 
ent_filmproj 2:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Tweens/Teens Movie- Goosebumps (2015) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens/Teens Movie: 'Goosebumps'  PG   A teen named Zach, the girl next-door Hannah, and her famous father author R.L.Stine

must work together to save their town from the mosters in the best-selling books. Grade 3 and up. Free Admission-  No ticketsd necessary.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August, 4.
 

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

Bring your favorite book or choose one from our shelves. They want to hear your reading voices!

Grades K and up.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_smiley 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-222-5993   
   

Kids! I Can Eat a Rainbow Activity - All ages
 
Be creative and make a craft project that promotes healthy habits in a fun way.

 

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

    Location: West Long Branch
       
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misc_trophy 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Family Storytime: Winning a Medal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For All Ages!

Celebrate the Olympics at the library.  Craft your own medal to honor you and everything that makes you great.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 4.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:05 PM International Film: The Mermaid (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

Xuan's real estate project involved reclamation of the sea, threatening the livelihood of the residents who relied on the sea to make a living. Bearing family secrets, Shan was dispatched to stop Xuan. During their encounters, they fall in love with each other. Even though Xuan stopped the reclamation plan out of his love for Shan, Shan got injured in an accident and vanished into the sea.  Directed by Stephen Chow.  Starring Chao Deng, Yun Lin, and Show Luo.

Run Time 94 minutes.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Discussion: The Far End of Happy by Kathryn Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Ronnie's husband is supposed to move out today.  But when Jeff pulls into the driveway drunk, with a shotgun on the front seat, she realizes nothing about the day will go as planned.  Based on a real event from the author's life, this is a chilling story of one troubled man, the family that loves him and the suicide standoff that will change all of them forever.  

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
 
misc_clouds 7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Advisory Board (TAB): Join In! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-4317-7220 x 7222   
   

The Monmouth County Library Teen Advisory Board meets monthly at Headquarters in Manalapan. You can earn Community Service Hours by joining this great group.  Come out and meet new friends, have a snack and share your ideas for teen programming, teen collections, and more.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_smiley 4:00 AM  -  4:45 AM Martial Arts 4 Kidz – All Ages Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    609-259-7565   
   

Kids! Martial Arts 4 Kidz – All Ages
Thursday, August 18 at 4:00 pm
Get fit with Sensei Chad Ruff of USA Karate & Fitness Center in Hamilton.
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    Location: Allentown
    The registration period has ended.
 
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

Iris Lockhart is tending her vintage-clothing shop in London when she receives a startling phone call:  Her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew existed, is being released from Cauldstone Hospital after 60 years. Yet Iris’s grandmother Kitty has always claimed to be an only child. Esme has been labeled harmless, but she’s stranger who will surely bring secrets when she leaves the ward.

    Location: Howell
 
lib_bookflipping 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion: Disgrace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Set in post-apartheid South Africa, Disgrace, Nobel Prize Winner, J. M. Coetzee’s searing novel tells the story of David Lurie, a twice divorced, 52-year-old professor of communications and Romantic Poetry at Cape Technical University. Lurie believes he has created a comfortable, if somewhat passionless, life for himself. He lives within his financial and emotional means. Though his position at the university has been reduced, he teaches his classes dutifully; and while age has diminished his attractiveness, he considers himself happy. But when Lurie seduces one of his students, he sets in motion a chain of events that will shatter his complacency and leave him utterly disgraced.  

Disgrace won the Booker Prize and was named by The Guardian as one of the 100 best novels written in English.

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids! Family Storytime Special: 'I Love Dogs' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family storytime special; I Love Dogs   stories and a dog craft.  Ages 2 and up.  Registration is Required.  Parents, please

register each child using your email and phone info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Kirk Jones

Starring:  Nia Vardalos, John Stamos, John Corbett, Louis Mandylor, Rita Wilson, Mark Margolis

Toula finds her extended family rocked by the revelation that her mother and father were never really married - which of course, requires an even bigger Greek wedding than the original.  Meanwhile, Toula struggles to spice up her marriage to Ian, and is heartbroken when her daughter says she wants to go to a distant college in order to get away from the overbearing family.  

94 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:55 PM Movie: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this film adaptation of Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Barker takes on a short term assignment as a war correspondent during Operation Enduring Freedom.  Starring: Tina Fey, Billy Bob Thornton Biography/ Comedy Drama 1 hr. 52 min.

Paramount Pictures

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM The Young Messiah (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice, the film is a biblical drama that imagines the life of Jesus at age seven.  As his family travels from Egypt to Nazareth, the young Jesus wishes to learn more about his identity and place in the world. Meanwhile, King Herod dispatches a Roman centurion to hunt down the boy, whose miraculous powers might be a threat to his reign.

Starring:  Adam Greaves-Neal, Jonathan Bailey, Sean Bean, Sara Lazzaro, and Vicent Walsh.

Drama--111 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
lib_book3 3:00 PM Wall Book Club: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt.  Her new home, while splenderous, is not welcoming.  Johannes is kind however is always locked in his study or at his warehouse office.  Nella is left alone with Johannes sister, Marin, who is sharp-tongued and forbidding.  Her world changes when Johnannes presents her with an extraodinary wedding gift.

    Location: Wall Township
 
anim_panda1 3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids! Live Animal Show and End of Summer Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Are you as agile as a chinchilla or as strong as a Burmese python? Come join Eyes of the Wild for "Survival of the Fittest" and maybe you will find out! During this exciting and educational live wildlife show, Eyes of the Wild will be featuring some of the amazing animals they have rescued and will be discussing the speed; agility; strength; flexibility; and stamina that make them some of nature's most physically fit creatures! Don’t miss this exciting event! Stay afterwards for summer reading prizes and a special treat for everyone who completed the summer reading program. There is no registration required for the animal show, and children of all ages are welcome.

*As snacks will be provided, please alert the library of any food allergies your child may have.*

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars Passport to a Galaxy: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Attend the movies to receive a passport. Get a stamp at each movie 

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_halifax 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Meet the Seeing Eye Puppies in Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Puppy raisers are foster families from all walks of life who nurture and care for their charges until they are about 13-16 months old.  They teach puppies basic manners and commands, and socialize them to a variety of situations and experiences.  Meet some local puppies-in-training and their families, and learn how you can be a part of the program.  

 

The Seeing Eye breeds and raises puppies, trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide people with visual impairment, instructs owners in the proper use, handling and care of the dogs, and conducts and supports research on canine health and development.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
Friday August 19, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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Saturday August 20, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
z_cust_halifax 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Kids! Family Fun Saturday: Dogs Days of Summer -Dog Parade Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Fun Saurday special: 'Dog Days of Summer Extravaganza - All ages

'  It's Cool to Be Kind -interactive program presented by the MCSPCA, a demonstration from the Monmouth County Sheriff's Department K-( Unit, a dog parade and crafts.  Registration for Dog Parade is Required.  Please register each dog individually.  Egistration for dog parade begins August 6.

 

    Location: Eastern Branch
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
food_pancakes2 9:15 AM  -  12:00 PM A Loaf of Bread: A Bread Baking Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   
A Book of Verse underneath the Bough.
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness,
O, Wilderness were Paradise enou!
 
~From the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Persian Poet, 1048-1131

We cannot supply the flask of wine or the singing companion, but we can teach you to bake delicious home-made bread. Flora Higgins, winner of four blue ribbons for her yeast breads at county fairs, will teach you the gentle and extremely satisfying art of making bread. You'll be guided through the stages of mixing, kneading, rising, shaping, and baking the bread. There is room for five participants and five observers. Participants will bake their breads in their own ovens.

Making bread does not require a lot of expertise or exotic equipment, but it does take some time.

Registration is required! Students will be advised about what to bring when they register. Please register at the library or by calling 732-431-5656. Registration is limited, so if you find you cannot come, please tell us so someone on the waiting list can attend.

Registration begins Friday, July 22nd and concludes Monday, August 15th.

And, we also can supply a book of verse!

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Kids! Family Film Series: Zootopia (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a metropolis  where various animals live and thrive.  When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.   Free Admission - No tickets necessary.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: All Branches
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM New Release Movie: A Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tom Tykwer

Starring Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury

A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who's trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.
 
94 minutes; (c) Lionsgate
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
nat_sun 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Sun Visors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Craft a unique and useful sun visor!

Grade in September - 1 and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, August 4.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Harry Potter Discussion Event (Teens) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-946-4118   
   

Attention: Harry Potter Fans in Grades 6-10!                                                                       

Holmdel Library will be hosting a Harry Potter Discussion Event on the new book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.This event will include an in-depth discussion of the book, crafts, and overall Wizarding fun for all Harry Potter fans!

Registration is Full ; please call (or send owl)  to let us know if you would like to be on our waitlist! 

 

    Location: Holmdel
 
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: A Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Tom Tykwer

Starring Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury

A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who's trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.
 
94 minutes; (c) Lionsgate
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE-Counselors to America's Small Business Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
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Tuesday August 23, 2016 Go To Top
food_ice cream cone 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Craft - Paper Popsicles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years old

Enjoy stories and make a fun craft.

No registration.

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie: Harold and Maude (PG) (1971) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

Phil's Picks

A comedy about a rich, self-destructive, needy teenager Harold who is fascinated with death and funerals, and when Harold meets Maude a seventy-nine-year-old anarchist at a funeral they become friends.   

Starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon.

90m.

 

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:05 PM Movie: I Saw the Light (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life. Directed by Marc Abraham.  Starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen.
Biography/Drama – 123 minutes.

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_paintpalette02 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tweens! Design Your Own T-Shirt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Tweens!  Come design a t-shirt of your own.  NOTE: PLEASE BRING A NEW OR NEARLY NEW T-SHIRT. Grades 3 - 7

 Registration is Required. Parents, please register each child with your email and phone contact info.  

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
trans_plane1 4:15 PM  -  4:50 PM Kids! Flight School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    (732) 264-7164   
   

Experiment with different techniques to build the perfect paper airplane!

Grades K and up. Registration required.

 

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

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

Meets every Tuesday that the library is open.

    Location: Headquarters
Wednesday August 24, 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
 
lib_book_signing 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids! Family Fun Special: Meet the Authors of My Backpack Pal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Family Special:  Meet the Authors of My Backpack Pal - Robin and Chris  Stella. All ages welcome.  Registration is Required.

Parents, please register each child using your email and phone info.

    Location: Eastern Branch
       
 
misc_smiley 11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Kids! Schoolage- Have a Ball! Painting with marbles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-683-8980   
   

Schoolage- Have a Ball- Painting with Marbles craft.  Grades K-3. Registration is Required.  Parents, Please register each child

using your email and phone contact info.  

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:05 PM Vintage Series: Movie: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) (Approved) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

Distinguished and influential U.S. senator Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart) and his wife Hallie (Vera Miles) return to the dusty frontier town where they met and married twenty-five years earlier, they have come back to attend the funeral of impoverished “nobody” Tom Doniphon (John Wayne). Stoddard, in search of a new life, settles in the small town of Shinbone where he meets up with notorious gunman Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin). Western 2hrs. 3min.

Paramount Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: The Finest Hours (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Based on actual events, this is the dramatic story of one of the worst blizzard-like storms to hit the New England coastline crippling an oil tanker off the Cape Cod coast. Fighting against time, four Coast Guard members set out in a tiny lifeboat braving 70-foot high waves and frigid temperatures as they try to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the vessel. Stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster. 117 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_butterfly_02 4:15 PM  -  4:40 PM Kids! - Lonely Firefly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

For Grades K and Up!

We will read the classic story by Eric Carle and then make a firefly that glows.

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

    Location: Ocean Township
    The registration period has not begun.
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Going Native: A Guide to Landscaping with Native Plants Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Presented by The Barnegat Bay Partnership. Discover the importance of incorporating native and "Jersey-Friendly" plants into your home garden for creating a beautiful and healthy ecosystem.

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

Do you want to speak English?  Come and join our English Conversation Classes.  Learn the language to help you at work, at home, and in the community.  Meet and speak with others who are learning English.  All classes are free and meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, June 8 - August 24, 2016 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

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

The book club meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except November and December.

Join us as we discuss Ship of Brides  by Jojo Moyes

A post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures in 1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

    Location: Howell
Thursday August 25, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

The Distant Marvels by Chantel Acevedo

Chantel Acevedo's The Distant Marvels is an epic adventure tale, a family saga, a love story, a stunning historical account of armed struggle against oppressors, and a long tender plea for forgiveness.  It is, finally, a life-affirming novel about the kind of love that lasts a lifetime and the very art of storytelling itself. 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Precious Cargo (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Max Adams

Starring:  Bruce Willis, Mark-Paul Gossellaar, Claire Forlani, John Brotherton, Ashley Kirk, Daniel Bernhardt

In this twisty action film, a crime boss forces a master thief to rob an armored truck transporting half a billion dollars in gems by kidnapping the thief's old flame.  But after the assignment is completed, the participants get caught up in a series of betrayals and double crosses.  

95 minutes

 

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Hologram For the King (2016) (Rated R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country’s king. Based on the best–selling novel by Dave Eggers. Starring: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury Comedy/Drama 1 hr. 37 min.

Lions Gate Inc.

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:40 PM Dear Eleanor (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Two teenage best-friends leave their rural hometown (in search of Eleanor Roosevelt) and travel across the country in the 1962 chaos of the Cuban missile crisis.  While trying to stay a step ahead of Ellie’s father and the police, the girls cross paths with an eclectic mix of people, making this an absolutely entertaining and once in a lifetime experience.   Join us at the Library for this wild adventure!

Starring:  Isabelle Fuhrman, Liana Liberato, Luke Wilson, Jessica Alba, Ione Skye, Patrick Schwarzenegger

Adventure/Comedy/Drama-- 89 minutes

    Location: Ocean Township
 
rec_legoguy 3:15 PM  -  3:50 PM Kids! LEGO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a Lego creation at the library’s fun and exciting Lego Storytime! Welcome to the club! Lego’s will be supplied. No registration required. This program isrecommended for children grade K and up. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
rec_legoguy 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! DUPLO Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 291 1956   
   

Listen to a story and build a DUPLO creation at the library’s fun and exciting DUPLO Storytime! Welcome to the club! DUPLOS will be supplied. No registration required. This program is recommended for children ages 2 1/2 - 4. 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
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ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars Passport to a Galaxy: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.

Attend the movies to receive a passport. Get a stamp at each movie 

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    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
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette02 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Color and Coffee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday August 30, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Movie: The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220   
   

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.  Directed by Matt Brown.  Starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
Biography/Drama – 108 minutes.

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

Phil's Picks

The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing Suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter.

106m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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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  -  9:00 PM Independent Movie: Miles Ahead (2015) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Directed by Don Cheadle

Starring Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi

Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles Davis in this biopic about the influential jazz musician. In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. When insistent reporter Dave Brill (Ewan McGregor) from Rolling Stone magazine knocks on his door seeking an interview, Davis grants him his request and takes him on a mission to recover a new session tape from his label bosses at Columbia Records. During their quest, Davis reminisces over significant events from his life including his relationship with his first wife Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi) and the higher points of his musical career.

100 minutes, © Sony Pictures Classic

    Location: Eastern Branch
Wednesday August 31, 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_film-reel 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Kids!: Summer Day Movie Matinee: Zootopia (2016) PG Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

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

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    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 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids!: Summer Day Movie Matinee: Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    Location: Ocean Township
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  3:55 PM Movie: Miracles From Heaven (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident. Stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson. 117 minutes

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
anim_crab 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Kids! Coral Reefs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Many little ocean animals live in a reef.  Hear a story and make a craft showing these little survivors.

Ages # 1/2 and up.

Registration Requested.

    Location: Colts Neck
Thursday September 1, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 September is Library Card Sign Up Month! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Any Staff Member     MCL@monmouthcountylib.org
   

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

Your Monmouth County Library Card is your Library in the Palm of Your Hand, you can access on-line subscriptions, such as Consumer Reports' web site to find the best buy on almost anything!  Find these on our website, under the tab "Research."

Now you can take the Monmouth County Library wherever you roam.

TheMonCo Library app is now available for download.

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

Monmouth County Library has e-books, magazines, best-selleing books and movies!

Come into any of the (lucky) thirteen Monmouth County Library locations and find out about the other fabulous things your library card can provide you and your family! Pick up a calendar of the great, free programs offered for All Ages/All Welcome by the Monmouth County Library.

Your Monmouth County Library-The Library in the Palm of Your Hand, the most important back to school item of all.

 

 

    Location: All Branches
Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Kids: Dancing Bears Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Come and be part of a one of a kind early childhood music and movement program.  There will be a variety of different instruments, finger plays, singing, and dancing.
Ages: 1 through 3 years

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 am

Please, just register for one session.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Kids: Dancing Bears Music Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

 

Come and be part of a one of a kind early childhood music and movement program.  There will be a variety of different instruments, finger plays, singing, and dancing.
Ages: 1 through 3 years

Call, stop in or register online beginning Thursday, August 18 at 9:00 am

Please, just register for one session.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
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ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Movie: The Confirmation (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

A carpenter is forced to take care of his estranged eight-year-old son while his ex-wife and her new husband attend a religious retreat. Comedy/ Starring Clive Owen, Jaeden Lieberher, Maria Bello 1 hr. 30 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc.

 

    Location: Marlboro
 
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_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:35 PM Movie: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Zack Snyder

Starring:  Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot

Batman and Superman clash over differing philosophies about what kind of heroism is needed to protect the world, while the public they're defending is becoming increasingly mindful of the damage that superheroes and masked vigilantes cause.  However, the duo is soon forced to confront an even greater threat created by nefarious billionare, Lex Luthor.

151 minutes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Movie: Star Wars Passport to a Galaxy: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens2015PG-13 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Luke Skywalker has vanished, and both the Resistance and the sinister First Order are searching for him. Crack pilot Poe Dameron obtains a clue to his whereabouts, but when everything goes wrong, a droid called BB-8 becomes the center of the search, along with scavenger Rey and stormtrooper deserter FN-2187, who have found the droid. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Starring Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, and John Boyega.

Attend the movies to receive a passport. Get a stamp at each movie 

Free admission & no tickets necessary!

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

    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
Friday September 2, 2016 -  Friday September 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am.  No Storytime September 5.

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am. 

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am.  No Storytime September 5.

Tuesdays, 11:40am.  

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am.

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am.  No Storytime September 5.

Thursdays, 11:00am. 

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm.  No Storytime September 5.

Wednesdays, 1:30pm.

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 3, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
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rec_origami_crane 1:30 PM  -  4:30 PM ORIGAMI for Experienced Paperfolders! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Calling experienced paperfolders! Join The Circle of Origami Paperfolders (COOP) for an afternoon of folding fun.
 
    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_handshake Labor Day Holiday - Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:      Mcl@monmouthcountylib.org
    Location: All Branches
 
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
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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  -  4:00 PM Movie: Hail Caesar (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

An all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. It follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.   

Starring George Clooney and Josh Brolin

105m.

 

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She observes their comings and goings and is privy to the secrets she will spend "a lifetime pretending to forget." But when a filmmaker working on a movie about the family contacts 98-year-old Grace to fact-check particulars, the memories come swirling back.

    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
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Caregivers of Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us at the library as we usher in this brand new support group for caregivers of senior citizens who are veterans, widowers, or experiencing life altering changes and those affected with Alzheimer's/Dementia disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia are diseases that are life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. This support group will provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. The group will be a place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns and learn about resources available in your community.


Facilited by Kat Verdi of Help My Parent Advisors. www.helpmyparentsadvisors.com   info@hmadvisors.com     

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
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med_caduceus 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Empowerment As You Age: Lecture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, or “age in place”. Join us for an educational presentation where we will explore the different senior living options, whether it be at home or at a senior living facility. Learn about the associated costs and how to be able to afford these costs! Give yourself the knowledge that will help you make the right decisions in the future for yourself or a loved one.

And don’t miss out on the fun! Learn how to keep your memory sharp no matter what your age is!

Presented by Rachel Deutsch, MSW, LSW  and Raushan Person with Banker’s Life. Registration is not needed for this program but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

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

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

No registration necessary

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2016: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/30

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
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: Reference Staff   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
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Misconduct (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An ambitious young lawyer finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption when he attempts to bring an unethical pharmaceutical executive to justice for manipulating drug trials. Drama/ Thriller   Starring: Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel. 1hr. 46 min.

Lions Gate Films Inc. 

    Location: Marlboro
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Movie: Mother's Day (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Garry Marshall

Starring:  Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Caleb Brown

Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day.

119 minutes

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

Ages 3 ½ - 5 years old and not in kindergarten.
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, August 25.

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

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

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
 
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
 
holiday_civil_war 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM UNSUNG HEROES-The Role of Women in the Civil War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   609-259-7565   
   

This one-hour lecture by Martin Mosho covers the many achievements of women during the Civil War.

These women defied the culture of their time and served as volunteers, nurses, spies and combatants during the war.

This lecture reveals the enormity of their contributions, many of which are little known.

Registration required.

    Location: Allentown
        There are 25 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club:Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

At the age of thirty-five, Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne has left her philandering husband in San Francisco to set sail for Belgium—with her three children and nanny in tow—to study art. It is a chance for this adventurous woman to start over, to make a better life for all of them, and to pursue her own desires.  Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her children repair to a quiet artists’ colony in France where she can recuperate. Emerging from a deep sorrow, she meets a lively Scot, Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who falls instantly in love with the earthy, independent, and opinionated “belle Americaine.”
           
Fanny does not immediately take to the slender young lawyer who longs to devote his life to writing—and who would eventually pen such classics as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In time, though, she succumbs to Stevenson’s charms, and the two begin a fierce love affair—marked by intense joy and harrowing darkness—that spans the decades and the globe. The shared life of these two strong-willed individuals unfolds into an adventure as impassioned and unpredictable as any of Stevenson’s own unforgettable tales.

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 September 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  1:00 PM Hebrew Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Nelly Segal will lead a discussion on Ana Min Al-Yahud by Almog Behar.

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

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 10, 2016 -  Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 9:00 AM Wall Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

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

(Monday, September 19-$1 Bag Sale begins)

    Location: Wall Township
Saturday September 10, 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
 
lib_book_bunch1 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese Language Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7222   
   

Moderator Dr. Pen Chiang will lead a discussion on Big Data by Professor Victor Mayer-Schonberger.

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

Books are available at LIbrary Headquarters' Circulation Desk.

    Location: Headquarters
Sunday September 11, 2016 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Concert: Day of Remembrance and Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   
Patriot Day and the 15th Anniversary 9/11/01
 
Monroe Chorus will present a medley of patriotic songs,  led by Musical Director and pianist David Schlossberg.
An anthem of various military songs, sing-alongs, "God Bless America," and other musical tributes will be offered Founded by its director Sheila Werfel in September 2013, the Monroe Chorus includes 45 men and women, aged 55 and above, from private homes and adult communities within the township. 
 
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 September 12, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
anim_dog_scottie 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Springing Dogs - Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a jumpy, springy dog.

K and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 1.

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
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 September 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Library Commission Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   
 
Tuesday, September 13 - 11 am; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, October 11 - 11am; Headquarters
Tuesday, November 15 - 11am; Eastern Branch
Tuesday, December 13 - 11am; Headquarters

 

 

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

 
    Location: All Branches
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movie:Miracles from Heaven (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

Based on the incredible true story, when Christy discovers her ten year old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.   

Starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah.

109m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_scissors&glue 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Pop-Out Paper Tile Collage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x7226   
   

Move around the tiles until you have the perfect picture.

Grades: 3-5

Call, stop in or register online begining on Thursday, September 1.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_twodancers 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hogwarts In The Garden at The Colts Neck Library Community Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732-431-5656   
   
Get ready Harry Potter fans, a magical program is brewing. It's time for Hogwarts in the Garden
 
Girls ages 12-15 will be sorted into their houses, then take Herbology 101 - the task of growing herb gardens and much, much more!
 
This program is about empowering young ladies to be the best that they can be. 
Community service projects, gardening activities, art projects and more will be offered in the Hogwarts in the Garden program.  
Girls will  have an opportunity to be role-models for the younger children engaged in activities at the Library's Community garden. 
 
And...No Garden Gnomes-we promise!
 
Sponsored in conjunction with The Friends of the Colts Neck Library.  Pre-registration is not required.
 
    Location: Colts Neck
 
misc_handshake 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM 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 September 14, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

    Location: Wall Township
 
misc_handshake 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Networking for a Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

Alex Freund, the world renowned "Landing Expert" will present this program on how to network in the 21st century.  

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify where and how to network in today's world
  • Why a Level 2 LinkedIn connection is more valuable than a 1st level
  • How to ask for a networking meeting
  • How to identify the three critical factors in the networking proposition
  • How to eliminate your networking jitters
    Location: Eastern Branch
 
office_meeting1 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Neighbors-helping-Neighbors Career Transition Support and Networking Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

   Dictionary of Mutual Understanding: A novel
                         By Jackie Copleton 
 

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 40 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.

Limited number of books available at the Circulation Desk.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:10 PM World Cinema (France) Movie: The Past (Le Passe) (2013) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

An Iranian man returns to his homeland after deserting his French wife and her two children. Drama/Mystery  Starring: Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa    2 hrs. 10 min.

Sony Picture Classics

    Location: Marlboro
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lib_book_pencil 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Tween! Drawing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Drawing with local artist Ioana Cretu. Registration required.

    Location: Howell
    The registration period has not begun.
 
misc_trowel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Rutgers Master Gardeners of Monmouth County HelpDesk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Senior Book Club: H is for Hawk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-938-2300   
   

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Helen MacDonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death.  Together, raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People).

    Location: Howell
 
lib_book_pencil 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Book Discussion:The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220x7222   
   

A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties. In dialogue with but diametrically opposed to the narratives of the Vietnam War that have preceded it, this novel offers an important and unfamiliar new perspective on the war: that of a conflicted communist sympathizer. 

It is April 1975, and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s astonishing novel takes us inside the mind of this double agent, a man whose lofty ideals necessitate his betrayal of the people closest to him. A gripping spy novel, an astute exploration of extreme politics, and a moving love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and the wars we fight today. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: Money Monster (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Jodie Foster

Starring:  George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell

A financial TV host and his producer are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

98 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Hail Caesar (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this comedy set in Hollywood’s golden age, Slick Hollywood fixer Eddie Mannix is pressed into action when superstar actor Baird Whitlock is kidnapped and held for ransom by a mysterious group. Comedy/ Mystery  Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson 1 hr. 46 min.

Universal Pictures

    Location: Marlboro
 
misc_usflag 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Failure of American Diplomacy-Summer 1941: The Proposed Roosevelt-Konoye Meeting Paul Zigo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of the Unfolding of World War II

Historian and author Paul Zigo will present a series of lectures, leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War II.

War with Japan could have been avoided in 1941.  Although many historians state that war in the Pacific was inevitable, a window of opportunity to resolve issues diplomatically between Imperial Japan and the U.S. did present itself in the summer of 1941.  The presentation will cover what the failure in American diplomacy was all about and most importantly, why.

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

    Location: Headquarters
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Friday September 16, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    1-866-941-8188   
   

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 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
Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_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
 
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 September 20, 2016 Go To Top
trans_car 1:15 PM  -  1:35 PM Kids! Toddler Stories and Craft -Toddler Taxis 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
 
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:Race (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

Jesse Owens's quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. 

Starring Stephan James and Jason Sadeikis.

135m.

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

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

A Dead Woman’s Secret by Guy de Maupassant - Is it possible to grieve after a devastating secret is revealed?

Publication date: Circa 1885

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

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
anim_dog1 4:35 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Read to the Dogs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

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

Please choose one session.  

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

 

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

Read in a loving environment with Styx our smooth collie.

    Location: Howell
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

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

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

Classes in Fall 2016: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/30

    Location: Headquarters
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Bookbites - A Book Club for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-264-7164   
   

Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache#1) by Louise Penney

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal and yet a world away.  Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season...and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

 

 

 

    Location: Hazlet
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:50 PM Movie: Miracles From Heaven (2016) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by:  Patricia Riggen

Starring:  Jennifer Garner, Queen Latifah, Brighton Sharbino, John Carroll Lynch, Martin Henderson, Courtney Fansler

Based on a true story, a mother is devastated to learn that her ten-year-old daughter, Anna, has an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain.  When Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.

109 minutes

    Location: Howell
 
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Shanghai Ghetto Survivor and Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 536-9406   
   

Did you know that thousands of European Jews found refuge in Shanghai during WWII?
Henry Meisel, a survivor of the ghetto, who left Vienna when he was 8 and spend 10 years in Shanghai,   will share his experiences and memories of this unique time in history.
The award-winning documentary, Shanghai Ghetto, which details this interesting yet often overlooked episode, will be screened.


Please call the library beginning Sept. 8 to reserve a seat,  (732) 536-9406.
 

    Location: Marlboro
 
office_money_bills_coins 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan: An Info Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

If you don't have a plan in place, this may be the perfect time to find out what you may need to begin a future plan.

Planning for the end is a difficult process to begin. If you don't have a plan in place, this may be the perfect time to find out what you may need to begin a future plan. Your first step can be easy: just six suggestions to begin to know about what you don't know about during one of this  non-judgemental information session. The intention of this information session is simple:  help families honor a loved one's last wishes. 

Join Stephen Kroll, financial Advisor at Wells Fargo will review the essentials and answer basis generic questions on the topics covered.

 

    Location: Headquarters
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misc_scissors 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Floating Ball Toy- Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

Make a fun toy!

K and up

Call, stop in or register online begining Thursday, September 8.

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: HQ Programming Dept.   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

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

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_smiley 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author To Speak @ The Atlantic Highlands Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-291-1956   
   

Author, Guy Cash Fleming, will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library to share his book For the LOVE of Sea Glass - A Love Story.  He will be discussing his book as well as displaying the beautiful sea glass jewelry that he created.  All of his jewelry is made with genuine sea glass and Sterling silver.

Registration is Required.  Please contact the Atlantic Highlands Library.

 

 

    Location: Atlantic Highlands
 
misc_usflag 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Could Pearl Harbor Have Been Avoided - American Diplomacy, Summer 1941 Seminar by Paul Zigo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Staff   732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Approaching the 75th Anniversary of the Unfolding of World War II

Historian and author Paul Zigo will present a series of lectures, leading up to the 75th Anniversary of the entrance of the United States into World War II.

This program will consist of several knowledgeable panelists who will first make a short presentation on their viewpoints as to whether the attack on Pearl Harbor could have been avoided.  The presentations then will be followed by a meaningful discussion with the audience on the topic.  Aim and goal of the seminar is to determine if history could have unfolded differently in the summer of 1941.

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
rec_chess_knight 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Play Chess, Play 'Go' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

 

    Location: Headquarters
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

    Location: Headquarters
 
rec_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
 
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 September 27, 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

Too Many Crooks by Donald E. Westlake

Too Many Crooks features career criminal John Archibald Dortmunder, whose brillance at planning capers is only surpassed by his abundance of bad luck. 

 

    Location: Headquarters
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ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Movies: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) (PG-13) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-449-8877   
   

New Movies

In this sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a Portokalos family secret is revealed which brings the family back for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Starring Nia Vardalos and John Stamos.

94m.

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

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
 
misc_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 September 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
 
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  -  2:55 PM Vintage Series: Movie: The Sunshine Boys (1975) (PG) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-536-9406   
   

In this 1975 screen adaptation of the Neil Simon play, two old-time vaudevillians are persuaded to reunite to do a television special despite the fact that they hate each other. Starring: Walter Matthau (Best Actor Golden Globe Award).  George Burns (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner) Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Comedy. 1 hr. 51 min.

Warner Bros.

    Location: Marlboro
 
z_cust_amesbury 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Kids! Lego Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Veronica Chris   732-938-2300   VChris@Monmouthcountylib.org
   

Read any Roald Dahl book, discuss it, and make a Lego creation.

    Location: Howell
 
nat_house_landscaping.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM NJ Deer Control and YOU Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Christopher J. Markham, Wildlife Biologist and President of NJ Deer Control, will provide insight into the behavior of deer, including their habitats, lifestyles, typical diet and natural migration patterns. He will introduce us to solutions to deer damage, including using the proper plant selections, topical treatments, and physical barriers.

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

The library meets every 4th Wednesday of the month when the library is open, except for November and December.

Join us as we discuss This Beautiful Life  by Helen Schulman

This is a powerful exploration of the blurring boundaries of privacy and the fragility of self, a tour de force of modern life that will have readers debating their assumptions about family, morality, and the sacrifices and choices we make in the name of love.

Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk

 

    Location: Howell
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_filmproj 1:00 PM  -  2:40 PM Movie: A Hologram for the King (2016) (R) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact:  732-938-2300

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

Starring:  Tom Hanks, David Menkin, Tom Skerritt, Sarita Choudhury, Tracey Fairaway, Alexander Black

An American businessman travels to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell a holographic telecommunications system to the country's king.  Desperate to make the deal in order to stay afloat in a failing economy, he learns to navigate this unfamiliar culture with the help of a taxi driver and a local doctor.

97 minutes

    Location: Howell
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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
 
elect_camera 7:00 PM  -  8:15 PM Got Pictures? Get Organized! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732 431 7220 x7222   
   

Got Pictures? Get Organized!

Do you have shoeboxes filled with loose pictures? Do you have digital images strewn across multiple computers, old phones, current phones, and memory cards? Can’t find that one picture you wanted to view? This is for you! Learn how to organize your photos at this seminar and celebrate International Save Your Photos Month!

Learn:

  • The value of sorting and saving images
  • The ABCs of print photo organizing
  • Where to have your prints digitized
  • The methodology for organizing your digital images
  • Suggested tools to help you

Plus a question and answer period

Come meet Rhoda Gordon, a certified personal photo organizer, and the founder of Sunflower Photo Solutions at this seminar and learn the ins and outs of organizing and preserving your photos. 

 

 

 

    Location: Headquarters
Friday September 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, unless the Library is closed.

    Location: Eastern Branch
Saturday October 1, 2016 -  Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading Kids' StoryTime/PlayTime:Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: P.Judman, Children's Librarian   732 431 7220 x7226   
   

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

Free at Monmouth County Library!  

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

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

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

Baby Storytimes for Ages 10 months to 2 years:  

Mondays, 9:30am, no sessions October 3 and 10

Tuesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions October 4

Thursdays, 10:15am.

Toddlers, Ages 2 to 3.5 years:

Mondays, 10:15am , no sessions October 3 and 10

Tuesdays, 11:40am, no sessions October 4

Wednesdays,10:15am or 11:00am, no sessions October 12

PreSchool for Ages 3.5 to 5 years:  

Mondays, 11:00am, no sessions October 3 and 10

Thursdays, 11:00am.

Family for Ages 2 and up:

Mondays, 1:30pm, no sessions October 3 and 10

Wednesdays, 1:30pm, no sessions October 12

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Eastern Branch
Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
ent_mahjong_tile.GIF 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mah Jongg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732-431-7220 x7222   
   

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

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

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

    Location: Wall Township
Tuesday October 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Colts Neck Library Book Club: Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
    Location: Colts Neck
 
office_dollarsign 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Counseling Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Programming Department   732-431-7220 x 7242   
   

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

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

Please call Library Headquarters' Programming Department to schedule. 

    Location: Headquarters
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lib_bookflipping 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Book Discussion: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-531-5092   
   

Ove is a lovably miserable neighborhood curmudgeon. After his wife dies and he is forced to retire from his job, Ove decides he's ready to leave the world behind. But every time he tries to off himself, he's interrupted by his neighbors. Ove continuously pushes his demise from one day to the next, and, as time passes, these characters slowly weave themselves into his life, offering him a chance at rebirth.

    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
 
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Caregivers of Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-5656   
   

Join us at the library as we usher in this brand new support group for caregivers of senior citizens who are veterans, widowers, or experiencing life altering changes and those affected with Alzheimer's/Dementia disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia are diseases that are life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. This support group will provide a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. The group will be a place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns and learn about resources available in your community.


Facilited by Kat Verdi of Help My Parent Advisors. www.helpmyparentsadvisors.com   info@hmadvisors.com     

    Location: Colts Neck
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
office_meeting1 9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Monmouth County Surrogate's Office: Wall Satellite Location Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7330 x7336   
   

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

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

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

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

Get together with others interested in this challenging game.

Game in session when the Library is open.

 
    Location: Headquarters
 
office_pencil 4:15 PM  -  5:00 PM Tweens! Drawing Sheets with Scented Pencils Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact:    732-431-7220 x 7226   
   

As you color, enjoy the various aromas.
Grades 3-5
Call, stop in or register online beginning on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 am

 

    Location: Headquarters
    The registration period has not begun.
 
rec_aerobics 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM T'ai Chi Chih with Daniel Pienciak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Desk   732 431 7220 x 7222   
   

Participate in this meditative form of exercise, associated with both spiritual and health benefits. T'ai Chi Chih consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose.  T'ai Chi Chih doesn't require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination.

Dan Pienciak, an accredited International T'ai Chi Chih Teacher and Trainer, has been practicing <